Anna Gauldin

Anna Gauldin

Anna Gauldin is currently a second-year student at the University of Denver, pursuing a degree in Journalism with a minor in Leadership Studies. She has four years of journalistic experience and began her career with the Clarion, the DU student newspaper, during her first weeks at DU. After serving as the Assistant Sports Editor during her first quarter as a Pioneer in the fall of 2011, Anna took on the position of Sports Editor in January 2012 and continues with that position today.

Student events committee at University of Denver offers free fun for students

By Anna Gauldin, Hannah Gilham and Katy Owens

The University of Denver Programming Board, also known as DUPB, organizes affordable and enjoyable events for students on campus, ranging from homecoming to concerts to movie nights.

DUPB’s goal is “fun, free entertainment for students,” according to Richard Maez, the co-chair of the DUPB Traditions committee. According to Maez, DUPB is one of the largest student organizations on campus and seeks to provide programming for all students, whatever their major, year or interests.

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DU Colleges Against Cancer and Illegal Pete’s partner for Burritos for Boobs

By Hannah Gilham, Katy Owens and Anna Gauldin

On Oct. 25, the University of Denver chapter of Colleges Against Cancer partnered with Illegal Pete’s, a local burrito restaurant, to put on its semi-annual Burritos for Boobs event in support of the American Cancer Society.

The fundraising event, which included food and drink specials as well as live music, spanned Illegal Pete’s full hours of operation, from 7 a.m. on Oct. 25 to 2:30 a.m. on Oct. 26. At the end of the day, Illegal Pete’s donated 20 percent of its total profits for the day straight to the American Cancer Society.

Illegal Pete’s has been helping out with Colleges Against Cancer for three years now, since we opened,” said Dan Kronisch, the general manager of the Illegal Pete’s location on East Evans Avenue, where the event was held. “Last year, we raised almost $2,500 in one night, so it’s been a huge success for us and for the campus. We get live music going, and it gets pretty hopping in here.”  Continue reading

The Pioneer Leadership Program at DU

Final Cut Pro Audio Slideshow Reflection – Anna Gauldin

The topic of my audio slideshow is the Pioneer Leadership Program at the University of Denver, a living and learning community in which students pursue a minor in leadership studies. To capture the essence of this program, I did my best to photograph the various aspects of PLP, ranging from classes to retreats to volunteer work.

I also incorporated photographs of the residence hall in which all of the first-year members live, as well as photographs of the directors and some of the members of the program. My goal with this project is to inform members of the Pioneer community what PLP is all about, as there are often misconceptions. Continue reading

Balancing DI athletics and academics as a University of Denver Pioneer

My goal with this slideshow is to illustrate the challenges University of Denver athletes face in juggling their time between academics and Division I athletics. The project is a case study on the Pioneer women’s soccer team, but it is meant to represent Denver athletes as a whole.

Many DU athletes begin their days before the rest of the students even wake up, heading to practice or traveling to away games. These athletes typically spend as much time in class each day as the rest of the student body, but, on top of that, they are practicing and playing for hours everyday.

To demonstrate this balance between athletics and academics, I did my best to photograph the team practicing, playing, traveling, studying and sleeping—incorporating the major aspects of their busy lives. Continue reading

University of Denver student athletes juggle Division I athletics, academics

The University of Denver women’s soccer team practices on CIBER Field nearly every morning before classes begin.

For the University of Denver women’s soccer team, free time is a luxury rarely available. Between practices, traveling, games, classes, homework and studying, spare moments are reserved for sneaking in meals and getting enough sleep.

“A lot of people talk about time management, but all students need that, not just athletes,” said Head Coach Jeff Hooker. “You have to make a lot of good decisions. You need rest, and you have to make a lot of sacrifices that other students don’t. It is a total year-round commitment. You are an athlete for 12 months out of the year.”

Katy Van Lieshout, a senior forward on the women’s soccer team, demonstrates extreme commitment to both her athletics and her academics. In the 2011 season, Van Lieshout played in all 21 games for the Pioneers, finishing the season with a career-high five goals, three of which were game-winners.

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