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  • Blogs

    October 22, 2014

    Photos: Ten Best Cities for Liberals -- Including Those Supposedly Better Than Boulder

    Think Boulder's the ultimate destination for liberals in America? disagrees. Yes, Boulder made the site's list of ten best cities for liberals, but several places finished ahead of it. Do you agree with the picks? Find out by counting down the photo-illustrated top ten, featuring exce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2013

    Meet Ana Marie Rey, CU-Boulder prof awarded $625K genius grant

    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 >>

  • News

    July 4, 2013
  • Blogs

    October 15, 2012

    Mike Donovan of Sic Alps on how touring is all about the hour you're on stage every day

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2012

    Marijuana: Amendment 64 support letter signed by more than 100 college professors

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2012

    CU must allow real guns on campus two years after banning Nerf guns

    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.

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2010

    Mason Tvert touts marijuana-is-better-than-alcohol rallies at eighty-plus colleges nationwide

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2009

    Nerf guns really are dangerous, says CU-Boulder police chief

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2009

    It's almost 4/20 -- and here comes Mason Tvert

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2008

    John Denver is good for the heart

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2008
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    December 14, 2007

    CU's Solar House Profiled By Discovery

    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 >>

  • News

    November 1, 2007

    Partly Sunny

    CU students have twice won the Solar Decathlon. Can they make it a three-peat?

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2007

    CU's Solar Team Win Looks Unlikely

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2007

    CU's Solar Team Down But Not Out

    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 >>

  • News

    December 21, 2006

    Life of the Party

    For drunk CU students, SEMS volunteers lend a helping hand.

  • Music

    April 6, 2006

    John Vanderslice

    Tuesday, April 11, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.

  • Film

    January 12, 2006

    Dream Team

    Glory Road relives the season that college hoops smashed the color barrier.

  • News

    January 6, 2005

    Game On

    Video-game journalists look for a little respect.

  • News

    December 2, 2004

    Fat Chance

    An electronic gizmo that promises six-pack abs short-circuits.

  • News

    June 19, 2003

    The Message

    The Mayor's Race

  • News

    November 7, 2002

    Big Lax Attack

    The arrival of lacrosse legend Gary Gait could make the sport Mammoth in Colorado.

  • Music

    September 19, 2002

    Pretty Poison

    John Davis's vision of American roots music is wet, mean, dirty -- and downright brilliant.

  • News

    February 22, 2001

    One for All

    Charter schools are perfect for special-education kids. That's the problem.

  • News

    August 26, 1999

    Rescue Me

    An appreciation of fireguys, and one rogue amazon.

  • News

    August 19, 1999

    Black to Nature

    Bill Gwaltney wants to see more people like him at Rocky Mountain National Park.

  • News

    March 11, 1999

    Head Case

    A lawsuit is driving DU's Graduate School of Professional Psychology crazy -- or was it already?

  • News

    January 21, 1999

    Under the Knife

    No matter who wins a medical malpractice case, the verdict cuts both ways.

  • Calendar

    November 12, 1998

    Peace Pipeline

    How a couple of "average, flawed people" are jammin' till the jam is through.

  • News

    September 3, 1998

    Dismal House

    Ex-con Bob Sylvester wanted to help parolees go straight. But angry former supporters say that what happened at his shelter was pretty twisted.

  • Culture

    May 21, 1998
  • News

    May 7, 1998

    Say It Loud

    Anne Sulton missed out on the civil-rights movement of the Sixties. Now she's making up for it.

  • News

    September 19, 1996

    Degrees of Separation

    An Aurora college math instructor speaks her mind and loses her job.

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    October 4, 1995



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    February 8, 1995