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COVID Chronicles: Facing my fears alone

  Some young adults are ready to fly from the nest before they even hit 18. Me…not so much. I’m still dependent on my parents for a lot of things, and one of the biggest is my doctor’s appointments. I spend a lot of time at various medical practices, and […]

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Dad’s old Jeep provides escape from COVID-19 blues

Is anyone else tired about hearing about COVID all the time?  I know I am.  It seems like that’s all they talk about on the news. We seem to hear the words new cases, masks, vaccines, and social distancing about a million times per day.  If you go on news […]

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COVID-19 Fuels poor TikTok shopping decision

  After a few weeks of being in lockdown, I came to the conclusion that desperate times call for desperate measures. I gave in and downloaded what would become my only source of joy and happiness during lockdown: TikTok.  After a couple of days of randomly browsing the app, I […]

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COVID Chronicles: I hope he gets what I got

  My brother, Joon, called me yesterday for the first time in I don’t know how long. He wanted to talk about college applications and what he should be doing to get in—community service, extra credit courses, bending the truth just a lil bit. You know, the likes of impressing […]

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COVID Chronicle: Zooming from a parked car

My eyes start to water so I rub them with my sleeves. I’m not crying, I’m actually quite happy. In six minutes, class will begin. My damp eyes are a result of the violent blast of heat hitting my face from the car heater. I am wearing my dark gray, […]

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Early college was the right choice, despite COVID

I always said I would never do early college as a senior in high school.  “I don’t want to miss out on my senior year,” I would say.  But COVID unfortunately had a different plan for me. COVID took away my senior year all on its own, so early college […]

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Humans of CU

  Bridget McHugh is an Area Coordinator for Residence Life. She oversees Community Advisors on campus in Hoff, Adams, and the themed houses and serves in an on-call role overseeing the residents for conduct as well as work orders. She enjoys helping Castleton feel like a community. She originally came […]

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COVID prompted early college decision

I always said I would never do early college as a senior in high school.  “I don’t want to miss out on my senior year,” I would say.  But COVID unfortunately had a different plan for me. COVID took away my senior year all on its own, so early college […]

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Absolutely dying to dye her hair

As I sat in the brightly lit room waiting for my son’s dentist to come in, I felt a twinge of self-consciousness as I looked around at the blonde mom across the room and the brunette helping Cire brush his teeth.  I uncomfortably played with the string on my sweatpants, […]