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Nirvana Polonyi is the model student

FROM PUBLICATIONS TO THE CLASSROOM CU Denver student Nirvana Polonyi, who is occupied by school and work, may seem like she is like the rest of the student body. However, Polonyi is a part time model, and has been featured in online and print publications

From the eyes of the monster

CU DENVER STUDENT PLAYS TERRIFYING ROLE Thirteenth Floor is a very popular haunted house attraction that opens every year the weekend before October. They actually have a brand-new building, with a brand-new set up, and brand-new scares. With animatronics, puppets, and real-life actors, this place

Homeless students on campus struggle

FOOD PANTRY PROVIDES RESOURCES FOR HOMELESS Many students often complain about how hard it is being a broke college student. However, most of the students also talk about how exciting it is after a long day to climb into warm and cozy beds. For a

Alternative breaks help students travel

SERVICE-BASED TRIPS HELP STUDENTS SEE THE WORLD Alternative Breaks was first established in 2009 as a staff-facilitated program, but over the past five years it has adapted into a student-facilitated organization that offers a transformative experience for both the students and the community they engage

Hollywood director finds new beginnings at CU Denver

JEWETT SHOWS STUDENTS THE BIG LEAGUES From the assistant director who brought you 300: Rise of an Empire, CSI, and Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, comes a new hour-and-15-minute feature: class. One of CU Denver’s newest additions to the faculty is Eric

French works to bring Greek Life to CU

NON-TRADITIONAL GREEK LIFE TO COME SOON As a result of CU Denver student interest, the foundation for Greek Life at CU Denver is presently underway. Amanda French was hired in mid July as the Graduate Assistant for Non-Traditional Greek Life (NGL). Her role entails developing

Bondo wows audience with work

ARTIST CREATES IMPORTANT AWARENESS In the culture of the Congo and other African countries, masks represent ancestors, spiritual figures, animals, and mythological characters. In Nicaise Bondo’s depiction, the ancient mask is a bit different. In his art piece “Moshi,” or “spirit of the masks,” Bondo

Students rally to help colleagues facing Crisis

CRISIS SERVES THE UNDERPRIVILEGED The committee within the Student Government Association, Students in Crisis (SIC), is working on several large projects that will impact the Auraria Campus, including grade forgiveness and helping the population of homeless students. “We want to help students who are facing

Brandon Dazzo assists student orgs

DAZZO BRINGS EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE CU Denver boasts a non-traditional aura that can, in some situations, serve as a double edged sword for students. While some students grow in this environment, others find it easy to feel alone. However, through the student involvement provided by student

Dr. Minsun Ji shares views on activism

Dr. Minsun Ji has a storied career, one that is filled with social justice and politics. Anyone would be hard pressed to find any reason not be impressed by her expansive resume and passion for her work. The CU Denver Political Science professor and Director