Asian restaurants around the DU campus.

The University of Denver has a multitude of great dining options near its campus, but can sometimes lack variety. 7 of the restaurants in a 4 block radius around campus are Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Thai. So how can a school with only 6% of its population composed of international students support this many Asian restaurants?

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How DU Stay in Shape?

Most students at the University of Denver keep in shape in their own terms.  Some students choose traditional exercise at the gym, while others focus on mental health and nutrition. With a number of different schedules and majors, not all students will prioritize the gym as much. Of course, this begs the question: how do less-athletic students keep up their shape?

At the University of Denver, how do different students view exercise?

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DU takes back the tap

Anna Walsh

Savannah Christie

 

Take Back the Tap is a student run organization at the University of Denver that has been trying to make a name for itself since 2011. The organization is part of a national initiative to ban the sale of plastic water bottles on college campuses. Take Back the Tap is helping DU reduce their carbon foot print as well as become more environmentally conscientious. If DU bans the sale of plastic water bottles, it will show the public that DU is a pioneer of environmentally friendly college campuses, and how campaigns can be successfully established at other schools.

 

“Food & Water Watch is a non-profit which raises awareness about the issues that come along with bottled water on college campuses and in general and to promote clean, safe tap water,” says Erin Smith, campaign coordinator and DU senior.

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Student filmmakers dedicate time and creativity to short film production

Chloe Barrett

Hayley Posner

Jillian Queri

As a student filmmaker in the University of Denver’s school of Media, Film and Journalism Studies (MFJS), creating a successful and well-produced film is not as easy as one might think.

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College seen through the eyes of philanthropy

Rarely ever does one see the positives contributions to society from the greek community spread across the news. Greek Organizations across the country have been able to fundraise millions of dollars for their specific philanthropies. Gamma Phi Beta, Sigma Chi and Chi Omega at the University of Denver have been able to raise thousands of dollars for organizations that are meaningful to their chapters. Continue reading

The Mass Communications building: beauty on the inside

At the University of Denver, Media, Film, and Journalism Studies (MFJS) majors take a majority of their classes in the Mass Communications building. Like the professors and department-heads who teach courses and have offices there, though, most of them strongly dislike its basically-off-campus location.

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Sophomore living options: Nelson vs. Nagel

At the University of Denver, there are a total of five residence halls: Centennial Towers, Centennial Halls, Johnson-McFarlane Hall, Nagel Hall, and Nelson Hall. Nagel Hall and Nelson Hall differ hugely from the other three dormitories, though, as they are only available to second-year students, provide suite-style living to each of their residents, and possess top-floor apartments with full-sized kitchens, single bedrooms, and furnished living rooms.

Nagel Hall and Nelson Hall, too, are the only centrally-located dorms on campus. Continue reading

Behind the scenes of DU’s Theatre Department

Anna Walsh

Savannah Christie

 

For 8 weeks, the University of Denver Theater department has worked tirelessly to prefect their production of the musical, The Little Shop of Horrors. The show consists of over 50 cast and crewmembers, the majority of which are DU students.

“We spend about four hours at night a rehearsal,” says Thomas Lynch, a junior at DU and the lovesick lead, Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors. “It’s hard to balance school work with the show, especially as it gets closer to opening night.”

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DUPB brings inclusive events to DU students

Chloe Barrett

Hayley Posner

Jillian Queri

If you’re a student at the University of Denver, chances are you’ve gone tubing and crammed 20 of your closest friends into a one bedroom lodge at Winter Carnival. Maybe you’ve also enjoyed live music at DU’s Music Fest each spring or celebrated the Hindu culture by adorning your peers with colored cornstarch. But do you know who makes these unique DU events possible?

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Students reveal untold stories of life without abroad


Many students accepted to the University of Denver dream of studying abroad during their junior year of college, a dream made easy by the university’s high study abroad rankings. Shockingly, there are a number of students who chose not to study abroad and face an entirely new experience during their junior fall quarter while 70 percent of their class is traveling the world.

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