20 Things Every Student Should Know

1. Network! Network! Network! Be nice to everyone and try to make as many friends as possible. These are the people you never know when you will see again and could offer you a great opportunity down the road. Always keep as many doors open as possible.
2. Grades Don’t Really Matter (To Some Extent*) If you spend your four precious years of college holed up in the library to get great grades, you’ll learn a lot but you’ll have missed the greatest lesson college can teach you: experience. College is more about finding yourself and learning about who you are and what you believe in than what you achieve on paper. * Grades do matter if you plan to go to grad school, if you fail and therefore have to repeat courses or get kicked out of school. Get good enough grades to please the person who pays your tuition!
3. What They Really Look At On Your Résumé When you’re interviewing for a coveted job position, they’re usually never going to turn you down because you didn’t have a 4.0 from a top college. Most places don’t even look at your GPA. What they’re going to look at is your experience. Get as many internships as possible to help you get work experience and learn what you like and what you don’t like before you’re out in the real world. This is your chance to make mistakes and go down the wrong paths without getting stuck there for life.
4. Avoid The Awkward Walk In If you see a sock, a rubber band, a tie or anything obscure that usually doesn’t sit on a doorknob, STOP! Your roommate is having sex. Follow these three easy steps to avoid an unwanted peep show. Stop, listen and leave. If you hear groaning noises, you are sexiled—go find somewhere else to crash.
5. Make At Least One Friend In Each Class There will always be those days you overslept, you’re sick (usually from the night before), or you’re just flat out playing hooky and you’ll miss a class. These are the times that a friend comes in handy. They can give you notes, sign in your name if they take attendance or fill you in on the material the professor talks about that’s not in your book. A classroom friend is your biggest secret weapon.

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Fun facts and trivia about Boulder Colorado! Did you know?

Among 14 comparable cities, Boulder ranks no.1 in people who walk to work, work at home and drive with more than one person in the car. It ranks second among those who bike.

You can walk to class from Lofts on The Hill and Lofts on College. Check out our walkscore of 92% at http://www.walkscore.com/apartments/details/1350-College-Ave-Boulder-CO-80302/15476369.

Proud to be a fun student housing community on The Hill offering luxury, style and convenience!


Need some Spring Break ideas if your staying in Colorado for spring break!

If your spring break is all about partying, Denver won’t disappoint you. In the mood for a glitzy night out on the town, where you’re treated like a VIP at every turn? Or maybe try to get one last day in on the slopes.  There is so much you can enjoy right here in Colorado!

check out Spring Break in Denver: http://www.denver.org/what-to-do/attractions/spring-break-denver




We hope all of you have a safe and fun spring break!

Five Freaky Friday the 13th Facts



The superstitious don’t have to wait very long in 2012 for the unluckiest of days to arrive: The first Friday the 13th is here.

In fact, this is just the first of three—the most possible occurrences in a single year—in 2012, since April and July also will have a Friday fall on the 13th.

But where does the superstition come from?

No one really knows the exact origins of Friday the 13th, but historians speculate that it has to do with the combination of two superstitions—that Friday is an unlucky day, and 13 is an unlucky number.

The combo-superstition is a fairly recent one, at least in the written sense; there are few references to it earlier than the beginning of the 20th century. Friday has been an unlucky day since at least the 14th century, when folks believed it was bad luck to start a journey on a Friday.

The number 13 has been considered unlucky as far back as biblical times, when the 13th guest at the Last Supper betrayed Jesus. It might even date further back, to Norse mythology, which featured 13 gods who all met grisly ends.

Another note from USA Today: This year there are three Friday the 13ths, 13 weeks apart, a rarity. 

Regardless of how it began, the fear of Friday the 13th gets people panicked. Here’s a few facts about just how much of a grip the superstition has on the world:

1. More than 60 million people worldwide are affected by a fear of Friday the 13th, many of them so much so that they will not drive a car, leave the house, or even get out of bed. In fact, there is purportedly a significant increase in traffic accidents on that particular day.

2. The fear of Friday the 13th is called friggatriskaidekaphobia. The fear of the number 13 is called triskaidekaphobia, and both Napoleon Bonaparte and President Herbert Hoover were infamously stricken with it.

3. Four of the 12 movies in the Friday the 13th franchise have been released on Friday the 13th, including the original (1980), the sequel (1981) and the 2009 remake. 

4. Legendary rapper Tupac Shakur died on Friday the 13th in 1996, while Fidel Castro, Steve Buscemi and Margaret Thatcher were all born on a Friday the 13th (1926, 1957 and 1923, respectively).

5. Many hospitals don’t have a room 13, in the same way that many airports don’t have a gate 13. Some establishments will instead call it 12a, or just skip right ahead to 14, as is the custom for tall buildings. Really—visit the city and try to find a high-rise elevator with a 13 button!

Happy Friday the 13th! And to all the friggatriskaidekaphobics of the world… well, maybe you should have just stayed in bed.

Congratulations to the Bronco organization and all the Bronco fans!


What is your prediction for Saturday’s game against the New England Patriots?



Great times at the Goose…..Great Happy Hour


The Goose is a fun bar that sits across the street from the University of Colorado at Boulder on Pleasant and Broadway. The Goose’s has a great happy hour and lively outdoor atmosphere successfully embraces everything that an outdoor patio in Colorado should. The Goose has an amazing patio that is complimented with a mural of Boulder and CU campus. With numerous hidden puzzles within the 50 ft. wall that only CU students would understand.  Happy Hour! 2 for 1 well drinks*$5 Budweiser pitchers*$15 Corona or Pacifico buckets*$1 off premium drafts*$12 Bud or Coors buckets*3 pm to 6 pm

First Monday Adventure Films

Date: Monday December 5th, 2011
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Patagonia, Inc.


“Australis: An Antarctic Ski Odyssey”
In November 2009 Chris Davenport, Stian Hagen, and Andrea Binning ventured to the bottom of the world in search of the ski lines of their dreams. During their journey to the Antarctic Peninsula, the team discovered a new understanding of the beauty of ski mountaineering and of the depths of the human connection to nature.

“Scattered Flurries”
When Ben Knight closes his eyes and dreams of winter this is his vision. Scattered flurries explores the light and characters that appear during deep winter. It epitomizes why we love life in the Colorado Mountains.