CU-Boulder makes headlines for things like alleged on-campus looting after recent floods or a student who fed a teacher and classmates pot brownies. But the folks at the school would prefer to get attention for academic excellence, exemplified by the 2012 Nobel Prize won by David Wineland, who holds ... More >>
Sic Alps is the long-running project of Mike Donovan and whatever group of people become part of the band at any given time. It would be a bit of a reduction to call his songwriting "garage rock." This is more than just people with a lot of energy playing stripped down rock and roll. There's an intr ... More >>
As Barack Obama was visiting CSU, where he was greeted by 13,000 supporters and an attack sign with a typo, the folks behind Amendment 64, the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act, released a letter with an academic flavor. It features the signatures of 100-plus professors who back the measure, inclu ... More >>
The Colorado Supreme Court ruling to allow people with concealed-carry permits to possess guns on University of Colorado campuses will necessitate a major philosophical shift among CU officials. Case in point: Just over two years ago, CU Boulder expanded its weapons ban to include Nerf guns.
Mason Tvert prefers Emerald to Amethyst.For indefatigable marijuana booster Mason Tvert, founder of the advocacy organization Safer Alternative For Enjoyable Recreation (SAFER), April 1 is a very big day. Rallies are scheduled to take place at more than eighty colleges and universities across ... More >>
Don't laugh at this weapon! Don't!Hard to imagine why most people reacted to CU-Boulder's dire warnings about Nerf guns with either eye rolls or guffaws. The weapons, which fire spongy ammo designed not to hurt children, are clearly risky -- as CU-Boulder police chief Joe E. Roy emphasizes in ... More >>
A Flickr photoMason Tvert hasn't turned narc. He's seen wearing a Halloween costume. April 20 isn't only the anniversary of the killings at Columbine High School. It's also 4/20, a national celebration of cannabis culture -- something long supported by Mason Tvert, executive director of SAFER (Safe ... More >>
Don't forget to take your medicine. When the eleventh anniversary of John Denver’s death passed by on October 12, I noted it privately, but let it be at that. After all, how many times can you dredge up cheesy feelings for an artist whose songs alternately inspired and gagged so many people? We ... More >>
It’s been almost two months since the University of Colorado Solar Decathlon team, (profiled in the Westword feature “Partly Sunny,” on November 1), returned from the international competition in D.C. only to learn that the house they had built was not immediately welcome at their school. It w ... More >>
CU students have twice won the Solar Decathlon. Can they make it a three-peat?
It’s not looking good for the University of Colorado. On the second to last day of the U.S. Energy Department’s Solar Decathlon, CU is ranked eleventh overall. They haven’t scored in the top three for a single juried competition, but the major contest – engineering – has yet to be decided. ... More >>
The results of the first of ten competitions in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon were revealed this morning in a long and drawn out ceremony on the National Mall that tortured waiting students. A jury of architects had toured each of the 20 houses Saturday and Sunday to judge their ... More >>
For drunk CU students, SEMS volunteers lend a helping hand.
Tuesday, April 11, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
Glory Road relives the season that college hoops smashed the color barrier.
Video-game journalists look for a little respect.
An electronic gizmo that promises six-pack abs short-circuits.
The Mayor's Race
The arrival of lacrosse legend Gary Gait could make the sport Mammoth in Colorado.
John Davis's vision of American roots music is wet, mean, dirty -- and downright brilliant.
Charter schools are perfect for special-education kids. That's the problem.
An appreciation of fireguys, and one rogue amazon.
Bill Gwaltney wants to see more people like him at Rocky Mountain National Park.
A lawsuit is driving DU's Graduate School of Professional Psychology crazy -- or was it already?
No matter who wins a medical malpractice case, the verdict cuts both ways.
How a couple of "average, flawed people" are jammin' till the jam is through.
Ex-con Bob Sylvester wanted to help parolees go straight. But angry former supporters say that what happened at his shelter was pretty twisted.
Anne Sulton missed out on the civil-rights movement of the Sixties. Now she's making up for it.
An Aurora college math instructor speaks her mind and loses her job.
THE DEFECTION OF PHILIP ANSCHUTZ IS JUST THE LATEST RED FLAG IN THE PEPSI CENTER DEAL.