Free Laser Tag @DU

Check it out DU: Free Laser Tag on Tuesday, May 25 during May Days 2010 by the University of Denver Programming Board!  We are transforming the Ballroom in Driscoll Student Center into a Laser Tag course.  The University Programming Support Committee of DUPB had decided to bring this exciting program to the University of Denver Programming Board as part of the annual May Days celebration.

You won't want to miss this if you are in Denver!

I designed the flier using my limited Photoshop skills.  And you have to love Neil Patrick Harris/Barney from How I Met Your Mother.

The Northern Lights – A Band

Through a few of my friends I was recently introduced to a new hip-hop (and I might add a bit of R&B) band.  My friend Ronnie is friends with the band.  Their debut album is called “Journey Through Your Mind’s Eye” and is available online as a free download.  Check it out.  The music is definitely worth listening to.

My favorite song of theirs is On Hold, based, I think, on “True Colors”.

Recent School Newspaper Articles

I’ve been quoted or featured in several University of Denver school newspaper articles over the past few weeks.  Our paper, The Clarion, has gotten a lot better over the years, but their accuracy in reporting and fact checking sometimes still leave a lot to be desired (depending on the article, of course).  Many people at DU think that students do not read The Clarion.  I disagree and believe that more people are aware of what the newspaper writes about than may be recognized.  The paper is published weekly on Tuesdays.

In the May 4 issue, an article was printed about the 9th Annual Diversity Summit on Inclusive Excellence, which I helped plan and organize.  While there are some factual errors and Mia’s last name is misspelled (it is “Elizardi”), the article is pretty good and positive.

In the May 11 issue, I am in the paper twice.  Javi and I had been interviewed to give our opinion of Antoine and Jim, one year after we lost to them in AUSA Elections.  The article was supposed to appear in the May 4 issue, but apparently the newspaper editors thought it would help Jim and Felipe (who we were supporting in the USG Elections) and they did not want to print it.  As such, it got tacked on as an addendum to an article interviewing Antoine and Jim.

Similarly, I have mentioned the letter to the editor that Javi and I had written endorsing Jim and Felipe, that The Clarion would not print.  I was contacted last weekend about editing the letter and having it printed this past week.  At first I was opposed, but then decided to use the opportunity to try to encourage more student activism and to challenge all new USG representatives to actually fulfill the platforms on which they ran. (Crazy idea, right? – and in this picture – which is from when we ran in the 2009 elections – my tie is messed up because of the wind. oy.)

If you are interested in other, older, letters to the editor I have written or articles in which I have been quoted, visit The Clarion‘s website and search for my name.