I'm Kameryn Tanita, a sophomore International Studies and Journalism Major at the University of Denver. I am a music blogger and a writer for the Clarion.

Bob Yablans: The Heart of the Department

Bob Yablans is a senior support specialist at the University of Denver. Over the last 14 years he has worked his way up to his position he has today. Bob originated as the Director of Engineering for Mass Communications and Journalism Studies and is now the senior support specialist. Bob is known in this department for being an extremely upbeat and friendly person, and someone who loves his job.
Many faculty and staff would agree that Bob’s role in the Media Film and Journalism School is essential in managing the technology; however, students may not realize his significance. What makes him unique is that although his job requires a lot of attention, he is extremely passionate and constantly has a positive outlook about all of his work.

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College students in Colorado’s most popular late-night eating spots

Similar to my After Hours: the culture of late night eating on college campuses piece, I wanted to show where students on Colorado college campuses go to eat when they are eating late at night. Late night eating is something that is prevalent on college campuses because students sleeping habits and their schedules are altered once they get to college.

Students are staying up later doing homework or out on the weekends drinking and these actions can instigate habits of late-night eating. At the University of Denver and University of Colorado at Boulder, students living on campus and off campus tended to still eat late at night and spend money.

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A look into the dynamics of men and women’s club lacrosse teams

Club Sports are a main part of the student life at the University of Denver and the goal of this slideshow was to get people to see how they work. It was intended to provide an outline of what Club Lacrosse is like at DU for the men and women’s teams. I took pictures of both teams, their practices and their captains to demonstrate the different dynamics that make up their teams. I also wanted to portray the effort that goes into being part of a club sports team because although it is fun, it also takes dedication.

The main thing I wanted to show was a comparison between the men and women’s teams because they have a lot of similarities, but they also have a lot of differences. I intended to show the parallels between the two by keeping the photos consistent and straightforward. This slideshow depicts what the practices and dynamics of club lacrosse are like.

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How club sports really work at DU

Eli-Men's Club Lacrosse President

With 32 teams, DU club sports are an essential part of the student programs and although the dynamics of each team are different, it is the students who are responsible for keeping their teams together.

According to sophomore Eli Rosen, President of Men’s Club Lacrosse, the team had fallen apart last year after financial issues, instability of leaders and lack of commitment. “Even though I didn’t realize how much work it would be it’s worth it because I wanted to help make the team better,” said Rosen who manages and coaches the team by himself. Rosen has organized 6 games for the team this year against Colorado School of Mines, University of Wyoming, Western State, Regis, CU-Pueblo and CU-Fort Lewis.

The men’s team has about 30 players and they practice every Monday and Wednesday on the turf field from 7 to 8:30. They are looking into hiring a coach for their season, which will officially start in the beginning of February.

Women’s Club Lacrosse is part of the Rocky Mountain Women’s Lacrosse League, which is composed of division 1, and division 2 teams, according to senior Alex Mulvihill, President of Women’s Club Lacrosse. They are scheduled to play 12 games during their season against Colorado School of Mines, CU Boulder, CSU, Air Force, University of Wyoming, Westminster and a few other teams at a tournament in Santa Barbara.

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