student life

Alpine Club gets students to opt outside

This audio slideshow feature’s DU’s Alpine Club, which is the largest club on campus. I attempt to give more of an inside look into not only what the club does, but how its operated. I do this by interviewing the president of the club, Michelle Connacher and the treasurer, Connor McKeen. Continue reading

DU community breaks down walls surrounding mental health

By taking these pictures, I attempt to document and bring awareness to mental health on college campuses, specifically the University of Denver. This slideshow links to my issue story as it regards the importance of making mental health part of conversations on-campus. Through it, I attempt to help the viewer visualize campus life and how those struggling with mental health can blend into a crowd. However, I also show the resources available. The most contradictory photograph to this sad concept is the nine out of 10 booth, which features resources for students to reach out to each other and students themselves.  Continue reading

DU community breaks down walls surrounding mental health

University of Denver students write encouraging notes to each other and leave on display in Driscoll Bridge.

University of Denver students write encouraging notes to each other and leave on display in Driscoll Bridge.

Mental wellness is an under-discussed aspect of college life. While everyday conversation surrounding mental health continues to be stifled, the concern over college student’s mental health is growing, according to the American Psychiatric Association.

Often, students struggling may want help, but are not sure how to get it. They are afraid of reaching out to those around them due to negative stigma. They are afraid of reaching out to professional help because they aren’t sure what the resources are or are afraid they won’t be able to afford counseling.

In the fall of 2015, University of Denver (DU) programs received the Garrett Lee Smith Grant, administered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration. This has allowed the university to expand mental health programs. Continue reading

Women’s presence dominates that of males in the MFJS department

The Media Film and Journalism Studies Department at the University of Denver makes up a significant portion of the DU community. It has about 250 students in four different majors, Media Studies, Journalism Studies, Film Studies and Production and Strategic Communications.

For many students in these majors, it is a great mystery as to why the vast majority of their classes are dominated by women, especially as they progress to the upper-level classes in these majors.

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The wait is almost over for a new library

The library under construction last spring

The library under construction last spring

Students at the University of Denver have been struggling for over a year to find a quiet place to study on campus, since their beloved library has been closed for remodeling.

At one point there were rumors that the library would be completed by the October 3 Presidential Debate, but that date has since been pushed back to anywhere between January and March, hopefully.

While a temporary library has been set up in the Driscoll North Ballroom, many students find it difficult to concentrate with so many students in a small space. “I usually either go to the Daniels College of Business or the Morgridge School of Education building, try to find quiet space and use noise cancelling headphones,” says Junior George Cooper of Mountain View, CA. “I find the temporary library just too small and distracting. I feel claustrophobic and end up people watching more than working.”

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