The People’s Republic of Boulder

Summer in the Springs is great, but there’s something to be said about venturing outside of Colorado Springs. Yesterday, in preparation for my study abroad experience this fall with Semester at Sea, I went to two events in order to meet some other fellow students. Interestingly, these two events were in different places: Boulder and Denver. Now, most everyone knows about Denver, so I don’t think I need to talk about it. Boulder, on the other hand, is a bit more out there. To say it’s a very crunchy granola city is not far from the truth. This is their downtown:



The extremely liberal nature of the town has lent itself to the nickname “The People’s Republic of Boulder.” I often wonder what CC, a liberal and progressive school in the middle of a conservative city, would be like if it were in Boulder…it would probably seem less liberal by comparison to the town!