Monthly Archives: May 2015

Finals at the University of Denver: student’s stress levels rise

Finals are approaching for the University of Denver. Awaiting summer, students are anxious to finish exams and enjoy their vacations.

Coping Methods for Finals

During finals, the DU study body is under high stress. In order to cope with the large workload that comes along with having multiple finals, students have various strategies.

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Parking presents problems for University of Denver students

For many students who attend the University of Denver, walking or biking to class simply is not an option because they live too far away. For these students, finding somewhere to park near their classes can be a struggle, and sometimes just the beginning of their problems with parking their car on campus.

One of the biggest issues is the lack of space to park, which often results in students parking on residential streets in order to get to classes. Continue reading

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

DU rallies for men’s lacrosse championship win

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Team member holding their trophy

UNIVERSITY OF DENVER — 5/25/2015 — On Monday, May 25th the University of Denver Men’s Lacrosse team won their first National Championship.

After winning in the final four against Notre Dame in an intense 11-10 overtime victory, students on the University of Denver’s campus were even more hyped up than before, given that their Men’s Lacrosse team would be playing against the Maryland Terrapins for the Title.

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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

Relay for life: walking to fight cancer

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Decorated Luminaria Bags As Participants Walk Laps

The DU chapter of Colleges Against Cancer in collaboration with the American Cancer Society hosted a campus event, Camp Relay for Life, to raise awareness and funds in the fight against cancer. It took place at the University of Denver’s Gates Field House, as DU is one of the many locations for thegreater denver area. Teams from DU’s student orgs competed in the Relay for Life, staying up throughout the night walking for awareness and support, for those who battle, have battled and lost their lives to cancer.

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Campus construction continues


A big part of current College Life for students at DU is the construction around campus. The University of Denver was founded in 1864, and is the oldest private university in the Rocky Mountain Region. The university celebrated their sesquicentennial anniversary in 2014 and takes pride in the predominantly brick buildings and updated construction around campus. Lately, though, some big changes have begun to be implemented.

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Delta Gamma Anchor Cup Tournament

This audio slideshow focuses on Delta Gamma’s annual Anchor Cup, a soccer bracket tournament that raises funds for their philanthropy, Service For Sight. This slideshow features Amelia Schwartz who created the event alongside one of Delta Gamma’s Vice President’s Anna Holcomb. Through Amelia’s interview in addition to Paxton’s, director of T-shirt creative for Delta Gamma, I sought to tell the story of what goes into the making of Anchor Cup, what it consists of, and who benefits from the event. I did this through the use of photos featuring Delta Gamma members, both Amelia and Anna, as well as Paxton featured in the shirt as well as participants in the soccer tournament, including volunteers that coached teams.

I chose to photograph these people to provide a full understanding of what the event entailed beyond what Amelia and Paxton said. I purposefully did not fully correlate images to what was said in the interviews because there was so much more to the event than what was said. The drawback of the interviews was the lack of comfort ability with handling interview questions, and I believe that had I given the questions to the interviewers ahead of the time I would have received more illicit responses. The process of integrating the audio and photos was not easy, after editing the audio on iMovie to remove my voice asking both interviewees the questions in addition to any awkward pauses, the photos would not effectively move into the slideshow without the audio self-deleting. I will try and use different outlets such as Final Cut for the upcoming projects in order to avoid the iMovie flaws I have discovered when creating this audio slideshow.

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Beans Cafe proves to be a hidden gem on campus

When our class was assigned this project, I wasn’t too sure about what I wanted to focus on. I picked Beans Cafe because I like coffee and small, unique businesses, and I didn’t know too much about the café and wanted to learn more about it. My roommate was always raving about how amazing the coffee was and that she doesn’t go anywhere else for her lattes and I didn’t start going there until fall of this year– something I definitely regret now!

I wanted to show the audience, both those who are familiar and new to Beans, how special Beans truly is and learn more about the people that work there and who are patrons there. One thing that sets Beans apart from other local and campus coffee shops is the fact that it’s student run, which has a huge influence on menu items, events Beans throws, and the overall atmosphere of the café.

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The switch from competitive sports to DU intramural’s

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