Ten students came out Monday evening for a showing of “Grave of the Fireflies,” the 1986 Studio Ghibli film about Seita and Setsuko, two orphans struggling to survive in bombed out Japan in 1945. The film is bittersweet—the children live as the fireflies, glowing brightly for a brief time before their early deaths. It is […]
I started watching Orange is the New Black a couple weeks before the second season was released. In true college student fashion, I watched the entire first season in just a few days. Luckily, I did not have to wait long to binge watch the second season. Orange is the New Black is able to […]
Dave Waite’s painting “Pilgrimage to Supercuts” is featured in the 2015 volume of the University of Colorado Honors Journal. Artist’s statement: Every day, we encounter innumerable details that we likely disregard. The quiet smell of a woman sitting next to you, the cashier who you never bother to make eye-contact with, the hundred tiny movements […]
Sara Barudin is a fifth-year senior from Albuquerque and Santo Domingo, New Mexico majoring in Environmental Studies. I am advising her honors thesis research, for which she is interviewing members of the Santo Domingo and nearby Pueblos about their opinions of casinos in their communities. As a member of one of the Pueblos, Sara is […]
Toluwanimi Obiwole is a Nigerian-born, Colorado-raised poet. Currently a senior here at CU, Tolu is an ethnic studies major and poetry editor for the school’s Honors Journal. As a member of the 2013-2014 Minor Disturbance youth poetry team, Tolu became a Brave New Voices international poetry festival champion and finalist. In 2015, she was announced Denver’s inaugural Youth Poet Laureate. Now, Tolu works with […]
“Welcome! Tributes, we welcome you. We salute your courage and your sacrifice, and we wish you Happy Hunger Games! And may the odds be ever in your favor.” Finals week can feel a lot like The Hunger Games some days. We all “train” together, enter the “arena” (more like a huge lecture hall) together, and […]
Lauren Bennett is a senior here at CU studying integrated physiology. She has been involved with the Honors Program since her freshman year when she lived in the Honors RAP. Since then Lauren has taken other honors classes, attended honors events, and is currently in the process of writing a general honors thesis on eating […]
Are you interested in writing an honors thesis? Do you want to learn more about what an honors thesis is and what writing one involves? Come to the Honors Thesis Symposium to hear from students who have just defended their theses and find out more about how to get started on yours. The following students […]
Honor, Gender, and Violence: A Recap of Jennifer Fluri’s Lecture on Conflict Mediation in Afghanistan
After just a few minutes of listening to Jennifer Fluri’s lecture on gender and conflict mediation in Afghanistan, I was shocked by the drastic differences between the culture outside our doors and Afghan culture. Despite hearing about Afghanistan on an almost weekly basis for the last decade, I was astounded at how uneducated I was […]
In the last few years, it seems that the world’s eyes have been truly opened to the plight of women around the world. From the kidnappings in Nigeria to the brutal attempt to murder Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai, the violence against women, though not new in any way, has been brought to center stage. However, what […]
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