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    Under the InfluenceUnder the Influence: It's Mr. Toad's Frozen Escapade of Disaster out here

    Hey guys, I want to let you in on a little secret. It snows in Colorado. "What are you talking about, Liz?" Full Story
    Under the Influence: A personal journey with salad
    Many people make health and fitness the cornerstone of their New Year's resolution, and I am no different. Full Story

    Under the Influence: Low expectations for the new year
    This column is printed on Tuesdays, which means that by the time you read this, the New Year holiday will be over. Full Story

    Under the Influence: It's the most wearying time of the year
    'Tis the season for curling up in a ball of overwhelming social anxiety, mounting credit card debt and complete exhaustion. Full Story

    Under the Influence: A not-so-smooth criminal
    I jaywalked last week. My boss and I knowingly crossed against the light, and cop pulled up just as we got to the other side. Full Story

    Under the Influence: QuinceaƱera for a quality canine
    I have a dog named Puppy, though she is far from puppy-hood. In fact, a few weeks ago, we celebrated her quinceaƱera (why yes, I am single). Full Story

    Under the Influence: Not voting is a choice of extreme privilege
    Hey, did you get your flu shot? Are you tired of me telling you what to do? Well buckle up, buttercup, because I'm just getting started. Full Story

    Under the Influence: Go get a flu shot now
    Oh, hi. Just your friendly neighborhood columnist here reminding you to get a flu shot. Seriously, get a flu shot. Full Story

    Under the Influence: Pry my furnace from my cold, dead hands
    Praise be, lord of crazy Colorado fall weather; my furnace still works. It was touch and go last spring, and I had no idea if it would start up again. Full Story

    Under the Influence: Chasing after the college experience
    Thankfully, we were sitting on the west side of Folsom Field. It was 95 degrees, and the spectators on the east side — the student side — were melting in the late summer heat. Full Story

    Under the Influence: Matrimony has creepy history but bangin' parties
    I'm nearing the end of this year's wedding season, and possibly the end of "wedding season" as my early adult self knew it. Full Story

    Under the Influence: Bridging the toilet seat divide
    We all know of birds and bees, Mars and Venus, but I want to talk about the nuts and bolts of the gender gap. Full Story

    Under the Influence: Risks, rewards and Russian bots
    With all the fake news, conspiracy antics, and whatever those crazy Russians are up to these days, I think it's important to take a step back once in a while to remember that sometimes you should place your trust in strangers on the internet. Full Story

    Under the Influence: Birthday pains and portents
    I used to love my birthday. With every year that goes by, I'm generally happier and more comfortable being me. Full Story

    Under the Influence: Politics gives sports meaning
    Last week, my co-workers sat around a computer Googling wars in Yugoslavia. We wanted to know if we could, in good conscience, root for Croatia in the World Cup final. Full Story

    Under the Influence: A seat at the grown-ups' table
    When I was 13, my family visited Quebec, and I had my first proper glass of wine at dinner. We were sitting down to an extravagant lobster dinner in a huge square in Montreal when, without asking, the waiter set down wine glasses for my parents, me, and my 10-year-old sister. Full Story

    Under the Influence: Date-rating app would be rad
    I've got an idea for an app. Or maybe a widget? I'm not really sure. Among the many things I am clueless about, modern technology is almost as lost to me as dating. Full Story

    Under the Influence: The best part about camping
    And just like that, the snow is melted and camping season is upon us. Camping. Has there ever been a more polarizing leisure activity? Full Story

    Under the Influence: Monarchy's mystique
    I never had any Cinderella fantasies. I was never very into princesses, the Disney or real-life versions. Full Story

    Under the Influence: Grad school is exciting until it's not
    "You sound really passionate about what you're doing with your life," a guest at a dinner party recently said to me, voice dripping with sarcasm. Full Story

    (Matt York / Associated Press)
    College footballCU football: Buffs reeling from first blowout loss

    Turnovers, sacks allowed pile up in defeats

    After many of Colorado's Pac-12 losses over the years, there was a helpless feeling coming from the Buffaloes.

     
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    (Matt York / Associated Press)
    College footballCU football: Buffs reeling from first blowout loss

    Turnovers, sacks allowed pile up in defeats

    After many of Colorado's Pac-12 losses over the years, there was a helpless feeling coming from the Buffaloes.

     
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    (Paul Aiken / Staff Photographer)
    Second Story Garage: Gasoline Lollipops

    The Boulder alt-country band gives its EPs names such as Death and Resurrection, and its songs bear the mark of hard truths and sin. But the punk energy behind the playing, and the sense that it's all in good fun, make it OK to dance to a song like "Death." Full Story