A New Thursday Thrill, perhaps?
A New Thursday Thrill, perhaps?
By: AC Covarrubias, Staff Writer
Music is an art form that has been around since the dawn of humanity and as we evolve, so makes the music we have created. Rock is one genre that nowadays seems to be an endangered genre. There are bands such as imagine dragons who by themselves are a fantastic rock band, but they are not as influential as bands such as Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, and AC/DC. These bands are not the kings, but the gods that molded rock as we know today. Rock is being different in its purest form. It is all about gambling on your music, which is something most music records nowadays tend to avoid. Songs such as Black Sabbath (which is a song made by Black Sabbath in their first album, Black Sabbath in 1971), Stairway to Heaven, (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction, and Back in Black. Before the early 2000s music was evolving in new and unique ways, one could never have imagined. Black Sabbath gave birth to heavy metal, Led Zeppelin created what is considered the greatest rock song of all time, The Rolling Stones were the ones to invent arena rock, and AC/DC established the noisy good-time rock ‘n’ roll we know and love.
So what? What relevance does it have in a world that is more in tune with rappers, pop stars, and EDM producers? The answer is reliability. Rock can be made in any form and still be loved, but again, retain its genre. Songs such as The Immigrant Song makes you feel that you are a Viking. Jumpin’ Jack Flash can make you feel upbeat and happy. Black Sabbath (the song) can make you feel a sense of dread and fear of mortality. Back in Black makes you feel like a badass, ready to defeat whatever comes at you. The bands who made these songs wrote them from their experiences, lessons, and imagination, not from corporate sellouts as common of as today. Not to say that all music artists of today are sellouts, or to say that all of these rock bands wrote all of their songs, they just made enough to get the world’s attention. It is what makes rock an art form, and poetry. Whether it is hard rock, metal, blues rock, or classic rock, one thing's for sure, music, in general, can bring people together.
Photo Source: Katie Clark
By: Marley Weaver-Gabel, Editor in Chief
On February 5, Purnima Voria of the National U.S. India Chamber of Commerce (NUICC) joined Regis students and faculty as the guest speaker of the executive speaker series hosted by Anderson College of Business. Students, professors and faculty members gathered in the Mountain View Room for snacks, networking and conversation.
Associate Professor Luka Powanga kicked the night off and introduced the guest speaker, commenting, “It is all about networking, so make sure you don’t leave here without getting her business card.”
Purnima Voria is currently the Founder and CEO of the National U.S. India Chamber of Commerce and she has served on several advisory councils, including Governor Owens’s and Mayor Hickenlooper’s Asian Advisory council. Voria is also known for her motivational speaking, international business expertise and advocacy for small and medium-sized corporations.
In 2005, Voria founded the NUICC with the goal of deepening trade relations between India and the US. Voria works with thousands of businesses, advising, supporting, and guiding them through negotiations and logistics of bilateral trade between the two countries.
“India is going to lead the world in the 21st century,” Voria shares, explaining the focus of NUICC: promotion of global businesses to cross barriers and borders. “It is vital for Colorado to embrace global change and create opportunities for businesses by going to India,” she goes on to say, indicating her hope for Colorado under the administration of Governor Jared Polis.
“Who you know is very important,” she said. A large part of successful business partnerships in India comes down to networks and relationship building. In fact, relationships are a critical component of a business’ success around the globe, so the work that Voria does largely revolves around using her networks to connect U.S. businesses to Indian businesses.
“You make whatever you want out of your life,” Voria reflects in her closing. She moved to the United States in 1977 under a marriage visa and has since raised three children as a single mother. She started her own businesses, including NUICC, along the way. She embodies the spirit of hope and hard work and implores the audience “to be persistent and go after your dreams.”
The Anderson College of Business hosts several executive speaker nights throughout the year on a wide range of topics for students to attend and network. For more information regarding upcoming speakers, contact Jasmine Ralat, the Administrative Assistant in the college of business at email@example.com or follow Regis Anderson Business on Facebook.
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Womxn’s March 2019 Denver, Colorado // Frances Meng- Frecker
By: Frances Meng-Frecker, Head Photographer
For the third year in a row, The Womxn’s March happened in Downtown Denver on Saturday January 19. The theme was “Listen. Unite. Act.” This theme was used to encourage people to listen to those who have been silenced, unite under the banner of anti-oppression, and act with intention. It is noticeable that the creators of this event spelled women with an “x.” Here is why, as the website states, “The Womxn’s March Denver is launching today with the “x” in our name, because we believe in equity and we act with purpose to make space for trans, non-binary, and genderqueer persons in our name.” Their mission statement continues to describe their path towards intersectionality and give purpose and drive to the change that needs to happen in the world.
To learn more about the purpose, mission, speakers and artists at the event, please visit https://www.womensmarchdenver.org/ . These people have a voice that needs to be heard, and even if you were unable to attend the March, you are still able to learn about these inspiring people. Below, you are able to see some photographs captured from the event.
By: Patrick O’Neill, Staff Writer
This week at Regis’ own O’Sullivan Art Gallery, Trine Bumiller displayed and discussed her new series of paintings, Stations of the Cross.
Trine Bumiller, a Denver artist studied art at various institutions including in Rome. Her work has been displayed in museums and galleries across the world. She even has installations at the Colorado Convention Center and has displayed pieces at the Botanic Gardens and Denver’s Robischon Gallery.
This particular installation had 14 large paintings stretched out on the 4 walls of the gallery. These dynamic pieces presented a symbolic study of the Stations of the Cross. The Stations of the Cross describes Christ’s last day of life as he carried the cross to the hill, according to the Bible stories.
From the beginning of her artistic career Trine was always interested in sacred and holy places. She wanted to create a “soothing and contemplative” installation and thought what better place than Regis’ O’Sullivan Gallery. As few know, the O’Sullivan Gallery was once Regis’ chapel before the new one was built. Trine Bumiller was inspired by the design and atmosphere on the building and wanted her work in it.
Trine was inspired by a Jewish artist, Barnett Newman’s abstract representation of the Stations of the Cross. Many artists such as Matisse and Rothko have portrayed the Stations of the Cross throughout their careers.
Trine was also inspired by natural subjects and uses up to 40 layers of paint on each canvas. She tried her best to incorporate elements seen in tree branches in these pieces with dull colors. Since about 1996 Trine has been working on similar natural and religious themes in her work, keeping stories and memories alive.
“What are we without our memories,” she said in her gallery talk on January 31.
The Stations of the Cross will be running at the O’Sullivan Gallery until February 15. The Gallery is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10am – 4pm and on Thursday from 2-8pm.
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OAP students on Evergreen Lake enjoying ice skating and broomball // Amy Reglin
By: Amy Relin, Staff Photographer
A group of students took a trip to Evergreen Lake with the Outdoor Adventure Program (OAP) to ice skate and play broomball this last weekend. OAP provides students with the opportunity to get off campus and enjoy the outdoors with student staff led trips. These trips range from varying skill levels but all with the hopes of giving students a safe and enjoyable time. At Evergreen Lake people played broomball and ice skated. For those unfamiliar with broomball, it is basically hockey, however, without skates or a stick. You use a broom to pass a ball while wearing street shoes but on ice. If you are interested in an upcoming OAP trip be sure to check Activenet to sign up!
Walkers Pub Opening Night // Amy Reglin
By: Amy Reglin, Staff Photographer
Last Wednesday, January 23rd, the long awaited grand reopening of Walker’s Pub finally happened. The update to Walker’s comes along with the renovations to the student center. Students and faculty alike enjoyed the event: mingling, sampling the new food offered by Walker’s, and celebrating with the new beers on tap as well as the wine offerings. Father Fitzgibbons gave a toast to officially open the pub. Be sure to stop by Walker’s every day from 4pm-6pm for happy hour and enjoy $1 off the price of beers and $0.50 off wine.
By: Patrick O’Neill, Staff Writer
On February 5th, all students and alumni are invited to Regis University’s Career & Internship Fair from 10am to 2pm in the Field House.
Regis will be hosting companies and organizations across many different trades and industries. All of these organizations are hiring for jobs and internships, and are looking for Regis community members to fill them.
The Career & Internship Fair will be a way to build a network with future employers and explore your fields of interest. Be sure to bring a resume and dress professionally for the fair.
You can find more information and look into the various attending companies and organizations by downloading the free Guidebook app on your smartphone. This app allows you to search for your career and internship interests based off your major field of study. The app also has lists of every attending organization and their mission. To access the Regis Career Fair search “Regis Career Fair 2019” in the app after you download it.
Additionally, the fair will provide free LinkedIn Headshots from 10-11 AM and from 1-2 PM.
By: Allison Upchurch, Staff Reporter
As we all get into the swing of the new year, movie theaters across the country are gearing up for a wide array of new releases. Get your popcorn ready and start budgeting for movie tickets because here are some movies that may be worth checking out in 2019:
On the Basis of Sex (Now Playing)
While this movie was technically released in 2018, its story is one that’s especially relevant as we go into 2019. This movie is the story of the career of lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she earns a law degree and brings a case to the U.S. Court of Appeals to end gender discrimination.
Alita: Battle Angel (Expected Release: Feb. 14, 2019)
Based on Yukito Kishiro’s 1990 manga series and produced by James Cameron, this movie takes place in a dystopian future where a scientist builds Alita from scraps in the junkyard. As she starts to become more aware of the world around her, and find allies, she is trained to become a bounty hunter and must learn to evade the enemies that loom above.
Wonder Park (Expected Release: March 15, 2019)
This animated adventure from Paramount Pictures brings the thrill of the amusement park to the big screen as the movie follows June and her re-discovery of the park she dreamed up with her mother when she was a kid. Now, a threatening force decides to take over the park, and June teams up with her anthropomorphic friends to save it.
Avengers: Endgame (Expected Release: April 26, 2019)
One of the biggest movies of 2018, Avengers: Infinity War, left the heroes of the Marvel Universe (and moviegoers) in distress. But Avengers: Endgame comes as the light at the end of the tunnel as our heroes must regroup, take stock of what they still have, and figure out a fool-proof way to take down the all-powerful Thanos.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Expected Release: July 26, 2019)
There’s no business like show business in Quentin Tarantino’s new thriller drama about TV actor Rick Dalton, his stunt-double and friend Cliff Booth, and the circumstances of the 1969 murder of Sharon Tate that happened right next door to Dalton’s house.
Downton Abby (Expected Release: Sep. 20, 2019)
The popular British series of the same name that ended in 2015 is continuing on the big screen. Fans of the show and moviegoers will once again be transported away to the British country side of the early 20th century as the entire original cast of the show reprises their roles of the Crawly Family and their servants that work on the estate.
Star Wars: Episode 9 (Expected Release: December 2019)
The famous space saga that takes place a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away continues after the events of The Last Jedi. While much information of the actual plot is yet to be released, the characters of The Resistance will continue to fight in their struggle to liberate the galaxy from the authoritative rule of The First Order.
All these films and many more are coming out this year, so take advantage of student discounts on tickets at select theaters near Regis like Harkins Arvada and Alamo Drafthouse at Sloan's Lake and experience the wonder and entertainment of the big screen.
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Battle site at Summit Springs, Sterling Colorado. // Emily Lovell
By: Emily Lovell, Associate Editor
About fourteen miles southeast of Sterling, CO, near the Logan/Washington county line, you can visit the battleground site of Summit Springs, the last Native American conflict in Colorado. Just make sure you get permission from the landowner as it is located on private property. Today, the site looks like ordinary grazing land if not for the monuments ensuring that the battle that took place 150 years ago is not forgotten.
Six weeks before the battle of Summit Springs, on May 30, 1869, Cheyenne dog soldiers pillaged homesteads near present-day Lincoln, Kansas. Two women, Susanna Alderdice and Maria Weichel, were taken captive. Thirteen white settlers were killed including Maria’s husband and three of Susanna’s four children. Miraculously, Alderdice’s four-year old son Willis survived even though his injuries included five arrows in the back. Sadly, he would never be reunited with his mother.
The incident prompted Major Eugene A. Carr to lead the 5th U. S. Calvary and a battalion of Pawnee scouts under Major Frank North on a campaign to rid the Republican River Territory of Native Americans. They set out from Fort McPherson in Nebraska and would not encounter the Native Americans until July 8 when Cheyenne dog soldiers attempted to steal some of the company’s horses during a midnight raid.
Once Chief Tall Bull realized his people, numbering up to 450, were camped in close proximity to an army now aware of their nearby presence, he had his people branch out in three separate directions. Gradually, they would come back together and disperse once again braiding trails in the grassland that served to confuse their pursuers. This evasive strategy had successfully worked for Tall Bull in the past, but now it failed him.
The Pawnee scouts with Carr correctly guessed that he was aiming for the South Platte River and caught up with him on July 11, 1869. Tall Bull and his people had arrived on its banks the previous day, but confident that they had left their pursuers far behind – and in order to give the women, children, and elderly a chance to rest – he set up camp in the bluffs before fording the river. Some sources say that instead of being tied to their owner’s tipis, most horses were pastured away from camp and that the morning of July 11 was foggy. Both of these factors delayed their river crossing and Carr launched his assault that afternoon around 3:00. The attack caught the Native Americans by surprise.
A fifteen-year old Cheyenne herd boy bravely stampeded the pastured horses into the camp which enabled many of his people to escape, but he was killed during the assault. Some of the women and children took refuge in a nearby ravine while warriors tried to protect them. Tall Bull died defending his people as did Heavy Furred Wolf, who was perhaps the last Cheyenne Dog Soldier to stake his dog rope.
Dog ropes were made out of rawhide leather and decorated with porcupine quills and feathers. One end was tied to a red wooden picket-pin. Only the bravest warriors carried dog ropes. During combat, a Cheyenne warrior would put the pin in the ground as a sign of perseverance and standing one’s ground. They area over which the dog soldiers could fight was limited to the length of the rope. Dog soldiers could not remove the pin until their people had safely retreated or a comrade removed it, so it was used as a last resort.
At the battle’s end, 52 Cheyenne and Lakota had been killed, 17 women and children had been captured, 418 horses and mules were gained, and up to 84 lodges were burned to the ground. Susanna Alderdice was the only non-Indian casualty killed by a tomahawk strike to the face during the battle. William F. Cody, a.k.a. Buffalo Bill, fought as a scout in the battle, and a re-enactment of the Battle of Summit Springs was frequently featured in his Wild West Show.
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By: Antoinette Simonetti, Practicum Reporter
With four locations surrounding the Denver metro area, Little India is well-known for its unique spices and flavors, courtesy of the Baidwan family, who founded the restaurant in 1998. Out of curiosity – after reading so many outstanding reviews – I decided to check out the downtown Denver location.
The central shop is located at 1533 Champa St, making it difficult to find parking, and when parking was finally found, it was a four-block walk to the restaurant. There’s a parking garage across the street from Little India, but it’s a pricey$25 charge.
On the initial approach, it seemed like the perfect summer hangout: The restaurant boasts a spacious outdoor patio for the summertime and a cozy comfortable hideaway for the wintertime. After walking through a narrow corridor entrance, I observed how small the space was for such a well-known restaurant, yet it could be perceived as adding to the “feel” of the place. The lighting was dim and tinted orange and yellow, which made the restaurant glow.
With a wide variety of menu choices, such as masala, naan and curry dishes, there is a lot to choose from. The menu offers gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian options for all kinds of diners. From my research of the restaurant, I learned the saag curry is the most popular dish. Saag is a vegetarian dish that incorporates spinach, mustard greens, cumin, turmeric, coriander and garlic.
With my excitement about trying this popular, traditional Indian dish, I was happy to see my server approach with a glass of water, ready to answer my questions about the menu. My server was exceptional at explaining the tastes of the various dishes. All around, the service was fantastic.
After only 20 minutes with a packed restaurant, my saag was served and ready to enjoy. The meal was separated by the bowl of curry and a tray of rice. I appreciated that they were separate because I could choose the amount of curry I wanted mixed in with the rice. My first bite provided an immediate burst of flavor. The saag had an earthy, unique texture and taste. The meal was extremely addicting, it was so delicious. Regardless of how full I was getting, I wanted to keep eating it.
Not only did I have exceptional service on a busy night at Little India, but the food was superb and arrived very fast. I definitely would come back to this location and enjoy another meal. I amconfident that the next plate I try will be delicious and well explained by staff. I would recommend this restaurant to my friends, coworkers and family.
By: Joshua Lenahan, Practicum Reporter
Blue Sky Basin at Vail opened Nov. 29this year – more than a month earlier than last year. Aspen Highlands had the earliest opening since 1992. As of Nov. 9, the Loveland Ski Area had had the best opening in its 81-year history, passing the 10-foot mark before December. Breckenridge had fewer than five runs open this time last year; now nearly 100 percent of the runs are open.
“It’s absolutely dumping, and has been since October,” said a 10-year ski patrol veteran at Copper Mountain. “It doesn’t even compare to last year and we’re loving it.”
The heavy snowfall seems to have caught every major ski area in the state. The totals are nothing short of jarring compared to last season’s snow tally.
Keeping in mind the records that so many ski resorts are reporting, how good is this season? How does it compare to normal years (surely, the totals could feel exaggerated when compared to last year’s extreme lack of snow)?
Well, Colorado is still in a drought, but it’s beginning to catch up. With 20 percent of the state, mostly in the Southwest, in extreme drought, according to the National Integrated Drought Information System, there’s a lot of catching up that needs to be done. Vail has the most ski terrain open than any resort in North America right now with 4,200 acres in total, and they’re considered to be in a severe drought.
The high snowfall totals were only one piece to the puzzle that is this season. Consistent cold temperatures has kept the snow on the ground and blessed snowmakers with ideal snowmaking conditions. Snowmakers were able to blow snow to form safe bases for early season skiing. Some high winds earlier in the season helped pack down the snow and form a base for the areas that snowmakers can’t get to. This was important for places like A-basin, which rely heavily on natural snowfall instead of man-made snow. It also helped the higher and harder-to-access terrain elsewhere.
Early-season starts are heralded not only by ski resorts, but other businesses too. Restaurants, ski shops, dispensaries and hotels benefit from the massive flocks of tourists.
This season hasn’t been without challenges, however. A heavy early-season snowfall also means heavy early-season avalanches. With avalanches being reported as early as mid-October, the mountains aren’t messing around this season. Additionally, good ski conditions bring tourists, which means traffic, which means accidents. Mid-November brought its fair share of accidents on I-70, but the worst was a multi-car pile up that resulted in four tragic deaths.
With snow totals piling up fast, resorts are opening new terrain and new lifts, and new skiing opportunities are being offered. The Alterra Mountain Co. introduced the Ikon Pass, a new all-season option for riders, and coincidentally picked what most might consider the best season in years to do so.
By: Antoinette Simonetti, Practicum Reporter
With the holiday season upon us, the stress to find the perfect gift for a loved one is at an all-time high.
This perfect gift may only be one click away, except who is going to deliver it?
It may not arrive from a heavyset man with a long white beard in a red suit and hat, but rather from your local UPS driver dressed like a potato. On average, UPS delivers 20 million packages and documents every day.
I have had worked for UPS as a driver’s seasonal helper for the past two years and, to say the least, it’s a difficult position. I’ve gained a tremendous amount of respect for UPS drivers.
The position requires employees to lift over 70 pounds, be able to work a long day outside in the cold, and be ready for the ultimate butt-whooping. In the job description, they try to educate and prepare you for the long, physical and energy-draining days to come. On the bright side, the pay is $20 an hour plus overtime.
My first day on the job, I was told to meet my driver at 3423 Rt. 206 at 8:00 a.m. sharp, and if I was late, the driver would be forced to leave and continue the work day without me.
Of course I arrived on time, bundled with two pairs of thick leggings, a fleece and winter coat, gloves (with hand warmers inside), and a thick hat with the addition of the very fashionable thin, brown UPS vest with yellow reflectors going down both sides. I was ready to go.
Envisioning this job as a workout, I felt more confident working at a fast pace.
At first glance, I couldn’t believe how many packages were stocked in the back of the truck. It was like the Great Wall of China except with Amazon boxes.
I thought to myself, how in the world are we going to complete this in 12 hours?
As the day began, I learned how to scan packages and become a productive member of the team.
The process of buckling the seatbelt, then .5 seconds later unbuckling it, grabbing and scanning a package, walking up a long, uphill driveway to deliver it in a discrete corner – and doing it over and over again – was becoming tedious and tiresome, especially in the snow.
With sweat underneath my clothing in the 10-degree weather after working only seven hours, I was exhausted, to say the least. It didn’t matter if I was tired, we still had a half a truck to go.
From 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., my first work day at UPS was near its end. With a stuffy nose, pounding headache, growling stomach, sore muscles, and no capacity to think, I was beyond ready to get in bed for the night.
It’s not any easy position, but the pay made it a worthwhile job during the holidays, especially for a college student.
Start getting out your checkbooks, people, and don’t forget to tip your UPS driver during the holidays. They do every day of the year what I struggled to do for one week. They deserve it.
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By: Antoinette Simonetti, Practicum Reporter
With six locations around the east side of the state – in Evergreen, Arvada, Idaho Springs, Ft. Collins, Longmont and Steamboat Springs – Beau Jo’s is well-known for its “mountain crust” pizza. The Idaho Springs location is off I-70, so it’s a great stop-in spot for hungry travelers.
The restaurant has been open for more than 40 years and attracts locals and tourists alike who enjoy dipping the thick and doughy crust in honey, a Colorado tradition. The dough is even made with honey.
“That’s right; our dough uses natural sweetener instead of sugar – after a good roll-out and toss, our crust is braided, allowing an unspeakable amount of toppings, sauce, and cheese to be cradled and baked – we call this the containment system and you can’t get it anywhere else in the state.”
I had to check it out.
The drive to the Idaho Springs location from the Northwest Denver Campus takes 55 minutes, accompanied by beautiful mountain scenery. The restaurant is visible from the highway with a big “Beau Jo’s” sign. The town itself is nudged up against the mountain side, surrounded by many shops, breweries and other restaurants.
Although there’s a parking lot that costs $10 for the whole day, the most convenient place to park is on the street, where the parking meter costs $1for an hour.
Walking in to the aged building, it smells fantastic. The circular hostess stand has its own room separated from the dining rooms. The wait for a table was only 15 minutes and the waiting room was spacious and comfortable.
The style of the restaurant is rustic and maintains an old Colorado mining vibe.
After being seated, our server approached with water and pointed me in the direction of the salad bar. Knowing what I was going to get on the menu – the famous mountain crust pizza with honey – I ordered immediately.
Within 20 minutes the pizza was served on a circular, raised tray leaving enough room on the table for my plate and the rest of my personal belongings. The thick crust was shaped into a spiral leaving creases to pour the honey. The pizza had a hint of sweetness and the cheese and sauce were fresh and unique to my tastebuds.
The service was great. I was approached to make sure I was enjoying the meal and was asked if I needed anything else and was constantly served with a smile.
I would recommend Beau Jo’s to a friend visiting the area, a local who has a sweet tooth, and anyone who is interested in having the famous Colorado “mountain crust” experience. The food was tasty, the service was exceptional and the experince was unforgetable.