Monthly Archives: November 2012

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

University of Denver cheer team brings spirit & unity to Denver community

For my Final Cut Pro Slideshow, I really wanted to give recognition to a group or organization within the DU community that does so much for the DU campus and others in the community, but doesn’t always get the recognition they deserve. Throughout two years spent rooming with a DU cheerleader, I began to notice all the hard work it takes to be a DU cheerleader. There is an immense amount of time, dedication, and commitment present in what the DU cheer team stands for and all they do for the University of Denver, and, many times they don’t receive proper appreciation for the great role they play within the DU community.

The University of Denver Cheer team does more than simply cheer on the athletes at DU; they foster a sense of spirit and pride toward the DU Pioneers throughout the campus and provide a sense of unity to the Denver community through their high level of community involvement and service, both on and off the DU campus. With this being said, for my pictures, I wanted to truly encompass the many ways the DU cheer team makes an impact on and off campus by capturing pictures depicting ways the DU cheer team raises spirits and the overall sense of pride for the University of Denver through their cheering at athletic events and competitions, the ways the DU cheer team interacts with the community through community events on campus and through community service involvement in the greater Denver area, and the amount of dedication and commitment these girls give throughout the year to be a part of the University of Denver cheer team. Continue reading