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Businesses around DU strive for sustainability

By Daniela Santos and Taylor Sienkiewicz

As reported in 303 Magazine’s Earth Day report card, Denver businesses are not doing all it takes to be environmentally conscious and minimize their ecological footprint. But, around the University of Denver (DU), local restaurants, such as Beans, a student-run coffee shop on campus and Illegal Pete’s, a local mission-style burrito restaurant located on Evans, are doing a good job showing the initiative to be a sustainable organization that reduces waste going to the landfill. Continue reading

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