Ian Anderson

Ian Anderson

My name is Ian Anderson and I am a junior at the University of Denver majoring in journalism and minoring in business administration. I am from Steamboat Springs, CO and have lived there just about my whole life. Some of my favorite hobbies and activities include playing hockey, skiing, golfing, hiking and really anything outdoorsy. I like to think that I'm an extremely relaxed patient and fun guy.

DU cracking down on fake IDs

Here at the University of Denver, it is a wide known fact that fake IDs are a problem among the student population. With the new opening of the Merchants Mile High Saloon in place of the previous Border Bar, questions are being raised as to whether the bars around the University of Denver area are cracking down on the use of fake IDs.

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Study abroad: the other side

Basically I focused just about all of my pictures based on what the subjects in my interviews were saying. At times it was a bit difficult to capture exactly what they were describing but I felt I used relatable photos to what the subjects were saying. My project focused on two aspects here at DU. I briefly described and explained the unique study abroad program DU has that allows a large majority of students to go abroad their junior year. I felt it was very necessary to point out how the university really supports and tries to make the study abroad experience available to all students. However, not all students go abroad and this is what I primarily focused my slideshow on. Continue reading

Students looking forward to upcoming ski season after poor showing last year

 

My issue story focused around skiing and whether or not last year’s poor ski season will affect students wanting to ski this upcoming ski season. The first few photos in the slideshow are put there to show some of the effects of the dry winter. I used a picture of some of my skis that got banged up pretty bad after last season to show how terrible the conditions were. Also I took a picture of Mt. Werner in Steamboat hazy from smoke to show how the drought had just as devastating results on the state this summer. Then I tried to showcase different ski areas through a combination of pictures of the resorts themselves and skiers at the resorts. Through this I really tried to show a variety of ski areas as well as show students skiing at these popular resorts. I then focus on the Epic Local pass that majority of DU students purchase. In my issue story I concluded by talking about future predictions for this upcoming year as well as the record setting year we had two years ago. The message I tried to get across was that we really can’t predict how much it will snow we just have to wait and see. So I concluded my slideshow parallel to how I opened it; showing photos of skiers skiing in summer after that record setting year.

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Poor snowfall last year raises questions: will students still ski?

Although the ski slopes of Steamboat Springs don’t have snow yet, winter is fast approaching

With the blistering heat and drought that summer brought finally dissipating into the cool wet of autumn, Coloradans can finally switch their focus from that of manic pandemonium because of fire dangers to that of relaxation and reflection during the fall.

However, with the first snow of the season being sighted in Summit County less than two weeks ago the state is abuzz and focused on one thing: winter. To the typical DU student winter means so much more than just snow and cold, it means ski season.

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