Mastering the not-so-festive dance of Christmas mall parking

first_img Decorations are up and Christmas music is playing in almost every store you visit; yup, it’s that festive time when when you’d give your kingdom for a parking spot and people consider causing bodily harm to others to celebrate the season. When you do have to make the inevitable trips to the mall for gifts (or even just deodorant and toothpaste), just make sure you don’t give away your self-respect, your health and your ethical centre while you’re at it. Here are a few tips to navigate parking lots in the festive season. Never take a handicapped parking spot unless the person the tag belongs to is shopping. Never, ever, ever. You will go to hell if you do this. Do not leave a person with mobility challenges in the car like a placeholder while you take advantage of that sticker. When you get to hell, the waiting room will be full of people who have done this. Their number will never be called, so they will essentially spend their eternity in a waiting room in hell.Stay out of the electric car charging spots if you’re not charging your EV. I don’t care if you think EVs are some communist plot against the eternal combustion engine; there will come a time when those charging stations will be a little further out from the main doors and not seem like such a perq. Flipside, if you’re charging your Leaf and you’re shopping for a long time, go take it off its umbilical cord and give someone a shot at those limited spaces. We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca ‹ Previous Next › Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Shoppers brave the cold and packed parking lot at West Edmonton Mall to finish up their Christmas shopping in Edmonton. RELATED Trending Videos The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Accessible parking spots are a magnet for selfish driversThe pregnant/little kids spots are up for grabs. I don’t take them, but I don’t care much if the unpregnant/child unencumbered do. Your level of festiveness may vary with how many times you’ve circled the lot.If you are retired or have a flexible schedule (like say, a freelance writer) stay out of the malls after 6 pm and on weekends, if you can. This is the only time those with rigidly structured days can get there, so take pity and clear the runway. And, to be honest, if you don’t have to be there at those times, who would want to be?Enter that parking lot with an open mind. Be relaxed. Assume you will be here for a long time, not a good time. Head to the back of the lot, no, farther, nope, a little more, there. It’s a nice night for a brisk walk.Every time you shrug off that someone stole “your” spot, an angel gets its wings. Every time you honk your horn, an angel has its wings plucked off.Back into your spots. I don’t do this at grocery stores because I need to access my trunk with a shopping cart. But it’s a safer option and you can probably get your bags in your car, and minimize the risk of hitting someone or something as you pull out. People are stupid in parking lots, in the dark, in a hurry, at Christmas. You still don’t get to hit them, and you’d feel really bad if you did.Use your signals. Appreciate that others actually don’t have any idea how long you’ve been waiting for a spot, and aren’t zipping into one that opens up to spite you. At a deli we all have a number; in a parking lot, it’s law of the jungle.If you’re heading to your car and you notice you have a parking stalker, creeping along in their car and waiting for your soon-to-be vacant spot, let them know you’re about to weave through six lanes of parked cars and they’re free to follow you. Also let them know if you’re just dropping things off and are going back in for Round Two.Some places have concierge parking services. Use it if you can afford it and consider it the gift you give yourself. Because they used dedicated lots, it also takes one more car from the general bedlam of the main lots.If you have to make a call or a text, please, please do it in the mall before you leave. The passive aggressive parking spot squatters are worse than parking spot thieves. Getting in your car and having a twenty minute conversation at this time of year is, of course, your right. It is also rude. There are actual studies that show people take longer to exit a spot if they know someone is waiting for it. The studies were done before cell phones, so I wish someone would update them because I guarantee it’s gotten worse. We’re better than this. Aren’t we?If your blood pressure is climbing, pull away. Seriously. Extricate yourself, even if you’re “right” from anything contentious. Another loop of the lot is better than confrontation. Several people were shot over parking spots in the U.S. during Black Friday sales. I never thought I would live long enough to write that sentence. Then again, there are many sentences I thought I’d never write regarding the U.S. center_img COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS advertisement RELATED TAGSNewsChristmasUnited States Trending in Canada See More Videos Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” Or, do what I do. Stay home and order online. last_img read more

Lexus will probably build an LC 500 convertible

first_imgCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Lexus is already thinking about adding more variants to the LC lineup. The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Trending Videos As for the LC lineup as a whole, Lexus expects to sell around 400 examples per month. It’s still set to hit dealers in June 2017 at the latest, priced between US$80,000 and US$120,000. Trending in Canada COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca RELATED TAGSLCLexusNewsBMW 6 SeriesBMW AGJaguar Cars Ltd.Koji SatoLexus Motor CompanyMercedes-Benz International Inc.Mercedes-Benz S-ClassMercedes-Benz SL-Classcenter_img ‹ Previous Next › See More Videos Lexus is already looking into adding more variants to the LC lineup.According to Automotive News, the automaker is considering adding a convertible variant. Chopping off the roof wouldn’t be too arduous of a task; Koji Sato, the LC 500’s chief engineer, says the platform is structurally able to accommodate a convertible top. That, combined with the fact that the LC 500’s main competitors all offer convertible variants anyway – the BMW 6 Series, Jaguar F-Type, Mercedes-Benz SL-Class and, to an extent, the S-Class coupe, according to Lexus – make the droptop a no-brainer. RELATED Road Test First Drive: 2018 Lexus LC 500 by  David Booth  | December 8, 2016 Along with the convertible, Lexus is also reportedly considering an all-wheel-drive LC and higher-performance LC F with a turbocharged version of the 5.0-litre V8. However, we probably won’t see an LC F for a while, as another Lexus engineer says it isn’t possible to stick a turbo onto the current V8. If it’s green-lit, we’ll likely see the F model after the LC’s mid-cycle update in a few years. advertisement Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information.last_img read more

Hybrid powertrains may be inevitable for BMW’s M division

first_img See More Videos The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” Trending Videos Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 2017 BMW M2 But for now, enthusiasts can rest assured. Hacker confirmed that as long as emissions laws allow, BMW’s M vehicles will be powered only by internal-combustion engines. PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca RELATED TAGSBMWElectricGreenHybridPerformancePlug-in hybridElectric VehiclesHybridsNew VehiclesPerformance VehiclesSustainabilityAutomotive TechnologyBMW AGBMW M SeriesCars and Car DesignClean Air PolicyCulture and LifestyleDomestic PolicyDr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AGEnvironmental PolicyGovernment and PoliticsHybrid VehiclesPolitical PolicyPoliticsScience and TechnologyTechnologycenter_img COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ‹ Previous Next › We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. It may sadden some diehard enthusiasts, but hybrid powertrains are the next logical step for BMW‘s M division. “We cannot avoid the need for electrification and it is true that we are working on hybrid power already,” Dirk Hacker, vice president of BMW’s M division, told Autocar.However, just like Porsche, BMW M is facing weight issues. Weight is usually the enemy for handling and overall performance, yet emissions standards might force BMW to follow through with electrifying its performance division. Trending in Canada advertisementlast_img read more

Internal documents hint at Jeep Grand Wagoneer Trackhawk

first_img Jeep could be working on a new range-topping Grand Wagoneer three-row SUV, and specifically a “Trackhawk” trim version with a 717-horsepower Hellcat Hemi, if recently discovered documents from a transmission supplier are any indication.A Jeep “Grand Wagoneer Trackhawk WS” powered by a 6.2-litre V8 is mentioned on a parts list inventory drafted by German gearbox manufacturer ZF and uncovered by Road & Track magazine.The truck listed would see a drivetrain incorporating ZF’s eight-speed automatic, the internal document suggests, though, confusingly, it dates the model back to April 2017. R&T surmises the Grand Wagoneer Trackhawk could have just been the name for a now-abandoned handful of prototypes FCA needed transmissions for; of course, alternatively, it could be the badge worn on a yet-to-be-announced model. advertisement Rumours of the return of a the Grand Wagoneer nameplate have been swirling for years. The super-luxury SUV could theoretically be based on a Ram truck chassis or an extended Grand Cherokee platform. If it is coming back, FCA’s not confirming anything about it yet. PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca ‹ Previous Next › The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” RELATED TAGSJeepNews Trending in Canada Trending Videos COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS See More Videos We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 The original Jeep Grand Wagoneer last_img read more

The new Ford F-150 will allegedly beat the 2020 Bronco to market

first_img advertisement There are rumours swirling in Ford-land that may spell good news for F-150 lovers.Off-Road.com claims to have laid their hands on a Ford product timeline outlining some upcoming releases, namely those of the Explorer, F-Series and Bronco, which will allegedly be introduced “in that order.” The takeaway here is exciting for anyone anticipating the arrival of the new F-Series, as it suggests the Ford pickups will be pulling into dealerships sooner than expected. ‹ Previous Next › Trending Videos Working backwards with official (if soft) dates given by Ford, that means the F-150 will be available in 2020 at the latest, because that’s when the Bronco is slated to arrive. And following that same train of thought, with the Explorer due in the spring of 2019, that puts the F-150’s due date into further focus. If this timeline is to be believed, smart money is on a 2020 F-150 landing in late 2019. Will it be an all-new generation or just a retouched and retweaked update of the current gen? That’s not clear from the timeline and Ford has kept a tight lid on things, so we’ll have to wait for the next leaked document. RELATED TAGSF-150FordPickup TruckNon-LuxuryNew VehiclesNon-Luxury The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 2018 Ford F-150 Lariat SuperCrew  Ford COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. See More Videos We will say, however, that releasing an entirely new product would be good timing for Ford—the F-150 would be a solid clap-back at rivals GM and Ram’s recent big-deal truck releases. Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” Trending in Canadalast_img read more

Put on Your Judgy-Pants: Idiots try to quench need for speed, and fail

first_img RELATED TAGSNews COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS advertisement PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca Trending in Canada The damage is wince-inducing, the loss of control more so.The hooning, or stunt riving, is obviously dangerous. In Ontario, that 246-km/h speed will also qualify you for a stunt-driving charge. https://www.facebook.com/realcrowdhunters/videos/2096735357084961/?__xts__[0]=68.ARAiGQw4WP8mGCpDuROf2-HQ8AA0BpbJclQYHmFO0c8sGug4p0cF8jltIKhtIsCGPV7D9WhNBB6aluTydtUvA22ndGBYH1QvgDZ2Kaw4dm9fs4KnGeqNFmkE5vU945j-ozbzI7iuwvHb6hXQrERHGZLI29OB0MX15oBSwgGbh8JO3rvDoFLMLOuoVXjnh8juu5Rahfjsv-s1BZ9pvCCNb8mVR1lkaYQW8uXDbUaBt8b4gA7E1AHcJySjcyqIbFvm7RWqZVVSyVvyp9oGuKV5rHf4tiC5VJc8IEuQcxb5s22SXV0k6apKa8wt7cTFZ5Gv_30u8nHQBO-FPXGFHdbLN7y9H2aUKwcoXlhabr4F4qJ3EUF0YDuFa2X6nQ&__tn__=H-RMany think the reach of the law – an automatic licence suspension, the car impounded for a week, a fine of up to $10,000 – gives too much power to police. The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever But why don’t we let you decide? Put on your Judgy Pants: which of these two idiots is worse? Two idiots behind two wheels—two different scenarios.A teenager clocked at 246 km/h on Hwy 403 near Toronto late one night, earlier this month; the need for speed was apparently very real.A video pops up on Facebook from a user called ‘Young N Boosted’, which coincidentally pretty accurately describes the content: a decidedly unprofessional driver mimics the big boys, and hoons his car into a curb at a good clip. Trending Videos We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. See More Videos Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 A speed camera registers 246 km/h on a highway near Toronto in February 2019.  Twitter / OPP Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

Ferrari has lost the trademark on its 250 GTO, the world’s most expensive car

first_img PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca Ferrari has reportedly lost the trademark for its most famous racer and the most expensive model of car in the world, the 250 GTO, under the European Union Intellectual Protection Office’s (EUIPO) “Use It Or Lose It” rules, reports Forbes.To backtrack a little bit, Ferrari had just over a year ago launched a lawsuit against Ares Design, a coachbuilding company that drew inspiration from – “copied,” some might say – the Series 1 250 GTO when it styled its own retro custom, based on a modern Ferrari 812.That litigation led to the GTO being ruled an irreplaceable work of art, one that could not be copied by anybody. However, the result only got Ares to double-down on its case; it quickly launched a counter-lawsuit to strip Ferrari of the rights of the 250 GTO. Ares had stated it wanted to build a limited production run of the “reimagination” of the 250 GTO back in 2018, but we’ve yet to see a single example roll out of the factory. Its other design, a “reimagination” of the Ferrari 412, was also teased for release quite a while ago. Ferrari 250 GTO recognized as art by Italian court to block imitators The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever 5 Times Ferrari filed absurd lawsuits to protect its brandAres argued any trademark that hasn’t been used by its holder in five years should be cancelled, according to EUIPO protection rules. Since Ferrari’s trademark was technically for toys and model cars and it hasn’t built a full-size vehicle under the nameplate since 1964, it’s unfortunately lost this battle, apparently.Ares Design is based in Modena, about 20km away from Ferrari HQ. It was founded by former Ferrari executive Dany Bahar, who was also once CEO of Lotus.Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Ares Design’s Ferrari 812 Superfast-based 250 GTO tribute advertisement We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 The Ferrari 250 GTO  South West News Service RELATED TAGSFerrariCoupeLuxuryClassic CarsLuxury CarsClassic Cars & TrucksLuxury VehiclesNew Vehicles Trending in Canada Ares Design Trending Videos COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS So while Ferrari may not have the trademark to its most famous race car anymore, it seems like Ares doesn’t really have any solid plans to do something with it either. See More Videos ‹ Previous Next › RELATED Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan”last_img read more

CU-Boulder Students Win Study Abroad Scholarships To Germany

first_imgSeveral students at the University of Colorado at Boulder have received scholarships from the Max Kade Foundation to study abroad in Germany. The Max Kade Foundation, a German foundation interested in higher education and international exchange, awards travel scholarships to students participating in CU-Boulder exchange programs to Germany. Following are the names of each scholarship recipient, their hometown, award amount, location and duration of study and academic major:Boulder – Sarah Bailey, $1,000, Regensburg, Germany, academic year 1998-99, German and Russian; Ann Ilaria, $1,500 Regensburg, Germany, academic year 1998-99, German and kinesiology; Holly Woodsome, $1,000, Regensburg, Germany, academic year 1998-99, biology and German.Colorado Springs – Kathleen Smith, $1,000, Regensburg, Germany, academic year 1998-99, English.Littleton – Zuzana Stohr, $1,000, Regensburg, Germany, academic year 1998-99, marketing.Monument – Charles Yoos, $1,000, Regensburg, Germany, academic year 1998-99, physics and chemistry. Published: Aug. 12, 1998 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

CU's Journalism, Mass Communication School Names Sierra Nelson Outstanding Graduate

first_img Published: Aug. 1, 2000 After hearing a fellow CU-Boulder classmate present a speech about broadcast journalism in a public speaking class, Sierra Nelson knew it was the career for her. “I’ve always loved writing, and broadcast journalism is a culmination of all of the things that I like to do,” said Nelson, a 22-year-old from Littleton. Nelson, who will graduate from CU-Boulder on Aug. 12, is the School of Journalism and Mass Communication’s outstanding graduate, earning the highest grade-point average among her peers. “I never thought I’d be the outstanding student because there are so many outstanding students in the J-school and you have to be hand-picked,” Nelson said. She credits her success to hard work but also praises people at the journalism school for helping her stay motivated. Those who know her say Nelson is a model student. “Sierra is a hard-working and talented student who strives for excellence,” said administrative assistant Dave Martinez. Last fall the school nominated Nelson to attend the Poynter Institute’s “Spring Break for College Journalists” seminar in St. Petersburg, Fla. Her experience at the February conference left a lasting impression. “They tried to motivate us, to tell us we were the best of the best and that they expected big things from us,” Nelson said. “It showed me how great the industry could be and what it was really like.” Nelson is pleased that her efforts have not gone without recognition. The list of awards she has received is proof that her hard work has paid off. In 1999 she was inducted into the Golden Key National Honor Society. She also won three scholarships: the Colorado Association of Black Journalists’ Reynelda Muse Scholarship, a Flanagan Scholarship and the Nonie Lann Scholarship. This year she was inducted into Kappa Tau Alpha, a journalism honor society. She plans to continue in broadcast journalism and would like to work as a producer and eventually move into news management. “I’d love to stay in the Denver market and eventually be the general manager of a news station,” Nelson said. After an internship at Channel 2 in the fall of 1999 and experiences shadowing employees at Channels 4, 7 and 9, she looks forward to taking the fundamentals she learned in the classroom and putting them into practice. She feels confident she can do it. Her instructor for a class on the history of mass communications, Dean Colby, said the media can use more journalists like Nelson, who understand the ways in which people communicate, and who also understand the ways in which they themselves view the world. Nelson hopes to someday have an influence on the way the news is reported. “I am really an idealist and I want to make a difference in society,” Nelson said. “That’s why I went into journalism in the first place, because I think I can make a difference.” Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

'Engineering Days' To Feature Egg Drop, Carnival, Sporting Events

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: April 12, 2001 Students in the College of Engineering and Applied Science will apply their design skills and engineering know-how for the sheer fun of it April 16-20 as they compete in the annual Egg Drop and Model Rocket Competition, two of the highlights of Engineering Days 2001 at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Engineering Days, or “E-Days,” is a weeklong, tongue-in-cheek celebration of the engineering profession organized by students each spring. Students throughout the Boulder campus are invited to participate. Engineering Days events are scheduled Monday through Friday of next week. Events are listed below and all events are free. For more information, call the University of Colorado Engineering Council at (303) 492-7475.o Monday-Friday April 16- 20Sporting Events – Ultimate Frisbee and Capture the Flag will feature weeklong competition at the business field and other campus locations, with prizes.o Wednesday April 18Concert – A capella groups will be featured including “In the Buff” and “Bufferzone,” at 7 p.m. in the Math Building Auditorium. o Thursday April 19Egg Drop – Students design and build contraptions that allow an egg to survive a seven-story drop from the Engineering Tower. Prizes are awarded for the best designs. Competition starts at 2 p.m. and spectators will gather at the Engineering Center’s west entrance. The drop is sponsored by Theta Tau professional engineering fraternity.Movie Night – Movies will start at 7 p.m. on the Engineering Quad, the residence hall quad west of the Engineering Center, and are sponsored by the Quad Squad.o Friday April 20Engineering Carnival – The carnival features a barbecue, music, carnival games and a model rocket competition from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the Engineering Quad. Co-sponsors of the carnival are campus professional engineering societies and honor societies.last_img read more