Save for a sporadic smattering of snow just as I was leaving for North Carolina last weekend, Spring has definitely sprung here in the sunniest city in America, Denver.
All across the US, many people can agree that Spring is their favorite season, as there is at least a good two or three weeks (if not months) where the weather is seemingly perfect. The sun is shining, flowers are blooming, people are outside having fun and going to various events, and that is what brings a college campus such as the University of Denver together.
Since the beginning of Spring quarter, many different institutions (clubs and academic departments mainly) have started to put on events of all kinds. The Center for Rights Development as part of the Korbel School of International Studies held a lecture and seminar series on the rights of indigenous peoples across the world, bringing human rights activists and global affairs enthusiasts alike to a central locale to learn more. Just as well, the Sustainability Committee hosted Climate Change and Public Health forums for the community. Not only that, but DU Lacrosse season is in full swing, so school spirit certainly raises on the weekends when our nationally-ranked Pioneers take to the turf as the best team this side of the Mississippi.
Let's not limit ourselves to DU's campus, though. Students will also go to many concerts during the season at Red Rocks, and there will be food trucks, flea markets, and festivals abound around the Denver Metro Area from the Big Wonderful to Civic Center Eats, from Craft Beer Week with Little Man Ice Cream to the Cherry Blossom Festival later in the Spring. This is only a sneak peek of all that is happening around Denver, so feel free to keep up as my friends and I traverse the city for food, fun, and frenzy.