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Jennifer Hsu
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College is a time where people try new things: partying, new sports, new skills. One of my favorite things to try in college has been new coffee shops. Some of my favorite places around campus include Stella's and Kaladis Brothers Coffee. Last week, I was sitting in my room on... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2017 at Jennifer's Blog
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This weekend, indie game developers and game development students gathered together at the School of Engineering and Computer Science for DU Arcade, an event put on by the DU Computer Science Club. During the event, the club invited many game developers to showcase their games to the public for free.... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2017 at Jennifer's Blog
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Last weekend, over 400 debaters showed up at the University of Denver to argue about politics, race, religion, morality, and more. Each year, the United States Universities Debating Championships are held at a different collegiate institution. This year, DU and Regis were selected to host nationals, a great honor in... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2017 at Jennifer's Blog
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Happy end of week 3 everyone! With the beginning of each quarter comes new classes and new habits, so here's a couple things I've learned so far: Better classes = easier workload. This quarter, I'm taking 4 classes. However, 2 of those are classes that I really enjoy (Life Drawing... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2017 at Jennifer's Blog
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Both of my parents are immigrants from China. While most of my dad’s family lives in the U.S., most of my mom’s family lives in China. Last weekend, my grandmother, grandfather, aunt, uncle, and cousin were in town from Beijing. Logan and I decided to head to my house for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2017 at Jennifer's Blog
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The University of Denver is not widely known as a medical school. While international studies and business degrees are commonly advertised, not that many students study STEM/Healthcare/Pre-Med. However, for those of you interested in going into the medical field, there are many resources on campus to guide your way. One... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2017 at Jennifer's Blog
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Although it was warm over the weekend when I was in Washington D.C., I immediately caught a cold upon getting back. Due to a combination of the changes in temperature, inconsistent schedules, and being near others who were sick, I seem to have caught the spring bug. While I desperately... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2017 at Jennifer's Blog
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All week, it had been warm and sunny in Denver. However, last Thursday, the wind started gusting, the skies turned gray, and the ground turned white. Luckily, I was headed to Washington D.C. for the weekend and was about to escape the cold. On Saturday and Sunday, the DU Debate... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2017 at Jennifer's Blog
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Habitat: the natural home or environment of an animal, plant, or other organism. For 3 years, I have been struggling to make DU my habitat. When I came into the University of Denver as a freshman, I was determined to leave after my first year because it was not my... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2017 at Jennifer's Blog
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Last weekend, many of my friends went to Winter Carnival, a February DU tradition. Originally, I was planning on going, but I ended up with a ton of homework on Friday night and decided to skip out. During the event, students can buy discount tickets for skiing and snowboarding as... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2017 at Jennifer's Blog
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Last week, resident assistant applications opened for this fall. I watched as a bunch of freshmen came to our information sessions just like I did 3 years ago. They asked us about the process of applying and our lives as resident assistants. Essentially, RAs are live-in employees at DU (and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2017 at Jennifer's Blog
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Last Friday was inauguration day. Across campus, there were some feelings of joy but a lot of feelings of misery. While some people were happy that we were swearing in a new era of American presidency, many also felt that their rights and their existence were on the brink of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2017 at Jennifer's Blog
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Back to school means new classes and new friends, but one thing never changes: Debate practice. Every Wednesday, we meet from 6:00-10:00pm for a long and often tedious debate practice. This practice consists of two back-to-back debate rounds (in other words, we have a month-long, interteam tournament). At the end... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2017 at Jennifer's Blog
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For weeks, I've been searching for a new Canon camera lens. I am slowly trying to develop my photography portfolio and book more shoots. I finally found a Sigma 70-200 Telephoto lens from a Facebook swap group reasonably priced. I decided to meet up with the owner to check it... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2017 at Jennifer's Blog
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I just heard that DU has sent out it's first round of acceptance letters! I'm sure that for those of you planning on joining the Pioneer community, this is incredibly exciting news! For those of you who aren't sure yet, congratulations anyways - getting into college is no small feat!... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2017 at Jennifer's Blog
Out with the old, in with the new! Today is our first day of school back! A lot of my friends haven't gone back yet, but since we get out so early (Thanksgiving), we also have to come back to campus a bit earlier. Normally, I'm not one to set... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2017 at Jennifer's Blog
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Happy New Years! It’s finally 2017 and I’m pretty glad that 2016 is over! While I made a lot of good memories, it was also a stressful year and I’m looking forward to the adventures of 2017. In honor of the new year, here’s a quick review of my 2016:... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2017 at Jennifer's Blog
We've all been on break now for a couple of weeks and it finally snowed in my town! It's been pretty dry all winter and I was worried about skiing conditions but the temperature finally lowered and snowflakes sprinkled the sky! Many of my friends went home to warmer locations... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2016 at Jennifer's Blog
Hi Sophie! You can email me at jenniferhsu.du@gmail.com with any questions you have! :)
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Ah! After one long week of studying and cramming, final exams were over and I stopped stressing out about school. On November 22nd, I took my last computer science final and shut my laptop, breathing in relief. However, I didn't have time to relax too much just yet. That night,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2016 at Jennifer's Blog
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This week, I watched a long and painful election process come to an end. On the bright side, I got to vote for the first time and several of the propositions that I voted for were passed (i.e. prop 106 in CO). On the downside, my presidential candidate did not... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2016 at Jennifer's Blog
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Last week was week 8 in our quarter. However, instead of spending it studying and doing homework, I got to hang out in New York City for the weekend. 5 members of our debate team headed to Yale for the annual Yale-hosted tournament. Our flight left Denver around 12am and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2016 at Jennifer's Blog
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Even though it's November 1st, Denver has been surprisingly warm all week. The temperature is low in the mornings, but quickly rises to the 70s during the daytime. For a state that is known for snow, this year has been a little off. Normally, the first snow of the season... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2016 at Jennifer's Blog
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Happy Halloween! This weekend, many students dressed up and went out for various events. As I worked at the front desk, I watched scarecrows, princesses, policemen, and more come in and out of the building. Many students went out to haunted houses or block parties that were happening in the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2016 at Jennifer's Blog
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Every year, hundreds of hot air balloons take to the skies in New Mexico during the annual hot air balloon festival. The festival mainly happens in Albuquerque, NM, a larger city in the south, but every year, we also catch a couple of balloons in Taos up north. My parents... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2016 at Jennifer's Blog