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Summer to-dos in Fort Collins

Summer to-do’s in Fort Collins

Hallie Gardner May 7, 2015

Less than 2 weeks, Rams! You've got this, so hang in there. This post is for all of you that aren't packing up and leaving Fort Collins for the summer. I've compiled a few must-do activities to enjoy your...

Get your letters of rec!

Get your letters of rec!

Hallie Gardner May 4, 2015

Here's a blog post for all of you soon-to-be graduates out there (congratulations, by the way). I know that the end of the year is approaching quickly and before you know it, you'll be up on that stage...

Whats a mapathon?

What’s a mapathon?

Hallie Gardner April 23, 2015

These were the exact words uttered out of my mouth a few months ago when I started my internship. I had never heard of such a thing. Danceathon, telethon, marathon--duh. But mapathon? When I first started...

Break up with the bookstore

Break up with the bookstore

Hallie Gardner April 18, 2015

As a senior, I'm at that point where if I am not really going to use the textbook for a class, I don't even consider buying it. I figure I can always just search for online text, or hope a friend has...

Is American history even taught in schools?

Is American history even taught in schools?

Hallie Gardner April 10, 2015

Last weekend, my friend and I spent an awesome afternoon down at the Tidal Basin enjoying pre-Cherry Blossom Festival activities and the nice weather. We eventually made it over to the Jefferson Memorial...

Touring the White House

Touring the White House

Hallie Gardner April 2, 2015

Because I am lucky enough to live with a White House intern, I was able to snag a last-minute tour at the Obama residence. Having been to D.C. before and now living here, I've seen the White House several...

Intern perks

Intern perks

Hallie Gardner March 26, 2015

Being an intern in Washington definitely has its perks, especially when you get to sit on a recent conference and listen to John Kerry speak. Since my start with the State Department more than a month...

Keep your wallet safe

Keep your wallet safe

Hallie Gardner March 20, 2015

Last week, I had a housemate tell me that her wallet was stolen at Union Station. Now, that's no surprise considering this probably happens frequently, but she went on to explain her frustration. Turns...

New internship, new city

New internship, new city

Hallie Gardner March 12, 2015

Because I will be spending nearly the rest of this spring semester in Washington on an internship program with the State Department, I figured I would change the face of my blog towards stories, commentary,...

The payout of an unpaid internship

The payout of an unpaid internship

Hallie Gardner February 20, 2015

As I am about to embark on my unpaid internship (insert grumble here), I figured I would write this week's blog on the importance of gaining experience. Sure, taking a hit on the paycheck isn't exactly...

Why the housing crisis may not actually be over

Why the housing crisis may not actually be over

Hallie Gardner February 12, 2015

So you may not have signed your name on the dotted 30-year mortgage line, but the housing crisis can (and will) affect everyone. As I am typing this, I can hear the imaginary cries, "The housing crisis?...

The future of traffic

The future of traffic

February 5, 2015

On my way to work this morning, I listened in to an NPR segment about traffic and its future. Traffic is the worst-- I can't even begin to tell you how much I hate it. I'm the type of person that will...

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