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Update from Block 2 Week 2

I just wanted to give a small update about what I'm up to right now at school.

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By Daniel, on October 8, 2017, 2:31 am

CCSGA Running Platform

My name is Daniel Barnes í21, and Iím running for a position as a first-year representative in CCSGA.

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By Daniel, on October 5, 2017, 8:06 am

What Does Music Look Like?

Note: This is a paper I submitted as part of an assignment for my GS 222: Creativity and Logic class. This paper is a reflection on the season opener of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic last weekend.

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By Daniel, on September 22, 2017, 4:06 pm

Visit to DU

I spent yesterday and today hanging out with my lovely friend Hunter, a good friend of mine who used to run the Monday Night Jazz combo in Glenwood Springs.

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By Daniel, on September 22, 2017, 3:56 pm

Creativity and Logic: Block 1

I just finished my first block of class at Colorado College! While FYE classes last for two blocks, the end of this block marks a cadence in my class where we take a short break and get a few days off to relax. I'm fortunately spending the weekend visiting Denver and seeing my friend Hunter, going to her tango class and trombone choir at DU (and hopefully getting a chance to visit my brother at CU Boulder).

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By Daniel, on September 21, 2017, 11:17 am

Basalt High School StreetHorns and Chamber Choir

This Tuesday, Basalt High School's two performing groups made some music for back to school night.

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By Daniel, on September 21, 2017, 10:43 am

Transition to College

When writing to high school seniors, a lot of people write about what's different in college, and what kinds of things will throw you off-guard when you move. I think it's important to talk about the mundane things, the things that aren't quite on the front of your mind, but the things that are really important when you arrive.

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By Daniel, on September 7, 2017, 3:16 pm

What is a block, and why?

Colorado College uses a unique system called the block plan, which dictates the schedule of the school and the students. They have transformed classes from semester-long concurrent classes (such as taking 4 classes at a time for an entire semester), and instead decided to offer courses one-at-a-time. This amounts to classes which are intensive, three-and-a-half weeks long, and cover a semester's worth of material.

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By Daniel, on September 7, 2017, 3:03 pm

Back Into Music

After a hard week of 6 music auditions tacked on to my first week of learning on the block program, I'm excited to start playing music in a college setting. I'll be performing with:

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By Daniel, on September 3, 2017, 6:40 pm

PRIDDY Trip, Orientation, and beginning of classes

I moved into college on August 19, 2017. Shortly thereafter, our whole class attended orientation sessions which went over general expectations related to the honor code, information about sexual assault and Title IX, and other safety issues.

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By Daniel, on August 31, 2017, 10:08 pm