Morgan Murphy

Morgan Murphy

Wilderness is not a luxury; it is a necessity of the human spirit. - Edward Abbey My passions include the outdoors, my sweet labrador Atlas, and exploring the world one step at a time.

Weekly market Friday Night Bazaar showcases local businesses

A night of friends, fun and food

Friday Night Bazaar is a weekly artisan event that began on March 6th of this year.

“Friday Night Bazaar was inspired by TheBigWonderful because we needed an indoor sister event for TheBigWonderful, so we took this renovated warehouse space and turned it into kind of an indoor centralized marketplace,” said Social Coordinator and Marketing Liaison Kristen Vinson.

“It’s a place for vendors and local artisans to showcase what they’ve got going on. I think it’s really cool that pets are allowed-it’s animal/family friendly. We try to represent a huge genre of vendors here, and I think that that is across the board. Anything from jewelry to clothing to home décor, lawn stuff, anything you could think of, it’s here,” said Vinson. Continue reading

QSA holds third annual drag show

Lights, camera, fabulous!

Alter Ego: Drag Party is QSA’s third annual drag show that was held in the Tuscan Ballroom at the Hospitality School on Wednesday, May 13th. The party kicked off at 7:30 with an opening act by professional drag performer Lacey Fauxx Vandperpump to “Let’s Have a Kiki” by Scissor Sisters.

Along with Miss Vanderpump, students were also treated to professional drag performer Candy Warhol, student drag performer Dillion “Dill-icious” Lynch, and student accapella groups DU First Edition and Exit 205. Continue reading

Denver University The Bridge Project: Growing minds. Creating possibilities.

I had a really fun time going to The Bridge Project at the Columbine site and taking these photos! I have been volunteering at the columbine site for a couple months now and I wanted to try and capture the energy and love that I see every day on site. I wanted to inform my audience about this wonderful program and the change that they are making in their community.

I put the slides in the order that I did because I first wanted my audience to have an overview of what the bridge was in the eyes Sergio. He is one of few words. And Betty was just so charismatic when she talked about the kids that I felt it was good to show that love and affection right off the bat. Jacquelyn was my favorite interview. She went into full details about the program for about 15 minutes. I had to pick and choose what I felt the most important parts of the program were so that I could keep it under 3 minutes. Cutting the audio I found to be quite difficult. I struggled with trying to make the sections flow together without a hitch. I am very familiar with adding text to a slideshow so that turned out to be quite east.

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The rise of the hobbyist drone on college campuses around the world

 

While sitting in class on the first day our instructor, Dr. Christof Demont-Heinrich, starting talking about his fascination in drone use. I have personally had first-hand experience flying a drone over the summer for my father’s real estate business. I immediately asked if this could be my topic for our first two projects and he gave me the go-ahead! I wanted to dig into the world of drones and find as much information on them as I could. I found I didn’t know as much about drones as I thought I did.

I wanted to steer my story in more of an informational direction. I wanted to provide students reading this article with the rules and regulations on drone use in the United States. In doing this I started looking into the benefits and disadvantages of having drones on a college campus. Could they be harmful to academics and/or safety or are they beneficial to our growing culture of electronics? This was the question I wanted to answer for my story. Continue reading

Drones on college campuses: instrumental or detrimental?

Drones are becoming prominent on college campuses around the world.

Drones are becoming prominent on college campuses around the world.

Drones are becoming more prominent on college campuses across the globe every year. Last year a lawsuit was filed against the Federal Aviation Administration by many United States universities classifying the administrations handling of the rise of drones as “a grave threat to science, research, education, and technological innovation across the United States.”

Notwithstanding the prohibition the FAA has put on drone use in classrooms, institutions are adding drone classes to their curriculum. Universities are using drones to do scientific research as well as utilizing drone footage for sports practices.

What is a drone and what are the regulations?

An Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) commonly referred to as a “drone”, is a remotely piloted aircraft. Individuals who use these drones for hobby or recreational purposes are referred to as hobbyist drone users.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is struggling with creating federal and state regulations as the influx in hobbyist drone users are increasing.

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