by Megan Bach
How do I get a chick’s number without being cliche and weird?"
Oh, honey. This is actually quite a simple one. Back in the day, we just simply walked up to the little cutie-patootie and asked. But, in this day and age we need to use the technologies that we have been blessed with. My nerd of a nephew opens his contact book app on his phone and sets it up to make a new contact. He starts with making some simple friendly conversation, not flirty or nothin’. He’s just trying to make a friend,’cuz the best relationships start as friendships. Then he simply asks the lady(or dude, he’s a bit of a liberal in that way) if they had the time to fill out a survey, then hands them the open app. It usually makes the person laugh, and then they are more willing to cough up their number cuz you've been friendly and humorous. Everyone will tell you a different method, but I’ve seen this one work the most.
by the Watermark Staff
So, we all know that "Roses are red, / violets are blue, / sugar is sweet, / and so are you." I mean, roses aren't all red, and violets aren't blue... they're violet. It really isn't that complicated given the name, so I don't really get what that's all about. You wouldn't say Oranges are yellow, would you? But, I digress. Read on to hear some of the Valentine's Day poetry written by the Wordsworths and Shakespeares of Watershed.
Roses are red,
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by the Watermark Staff
Are you an electron? Because I'm positively attracted to you."
On a scale of 1 to America, how free are you tonight?"
Girl, are you a USB port? 'Cause I want to connect with you."
Are you WiFi? Because I'm feeling a good connection."
by Lola Hemmat
All throughout David Bowie’s career, he has mentioned space. He did this in songs like Space Oddity, Starman, and Life On Mars… the list goes on. Supposedly, these songs are based on a persona of Bowie’s named Major Tom. Yes, this does explain the space related songs, but there are many other coincidences, such as his band being named Spiders From Mars that lead me to think that he is singing from experience.
What I am trying to get at is that David Bowie was too otherworldly just to have been human. What else could explain why the world went to crap after he died? January 10, 2016, Bowie died, January 14th 2016, Alan Rickman died, April 21, 2016 Prince died, November 9th, 2016 Trump was elected, and last but not least, the year David Bowie died was the height of popularity for the dab. Does this mean that David was holding the fabric of the universe together? I think... yes.
My final tidbit of conspiracy, is that David Bowie is eventually going to come back to life. In Bowie’s last album Blackstar, there is an especially depressing and erie tone to it, and one of the songs is titled Lazarus. If you don’t already know, Lazarus is a character in a story from the Bible who was brought back to life by Jesus four days after his death. I don’t think it’s merely a coincidence that Bowie died two days after he released a song with the title Lazarus.
If David Bowie really was an alien, then he might have known that his time was coming, hence the song Lazarus. And, whatever species of alien Bowie may have been, he could have multiple lives, such as timelords.
All of this is some random conjecture from a fan, but wouldn’t it be better if Bowie was an alien? If he was, and all of what I just said is true, that means that someday (hopefully soon) he will return and the universe will be restored to a Trumpless, dabless, place with amazing music.
by Sofie Yodice
For thousands of years cultures have formed their own ideas around life beyond earth. What do these beings look like? What are their intentions? Has visitation on earth occurred? Going all the way back to the modern renaissance era, where aliens supposedly can be found in paintings, till the present, where people have claimed to have been abducted by aliens. Although the existence of these unworldly beings is hard to believe, I do always like to keep an open mind. There are many theories and conspiracies around aliens, there existence, and their visitation. Although, ultimately, in any investigation, evidence is going to be the component that can break or make a theory. Through this podcast I hope to share with you what I know, what evidence has been found, and together we can decide for ourselves whether or not we think something can be true.
by Ella Dunn
Do you like having fun with song lyrics? This podcast consists of song challenges mixed with misheard song lyrics. There will be new guests and different challenges every week for you to enjoy.
by Chloe Dunn
In Ask Don’t Answer, I will be asking rhetorical questions from pop songs. Each week I will have a new guest that will answer the questions. At the end, I’ll find out if their opinion of the songs changed based on the actual lyrics.
It may sound cliché, but Christmas truly is the most wonderful time of the year. Frankly, my obsession with this time of year is almost frightening. As soon as Halloween is over, it is time to bring out the Christmas music and decorations! Most people wait for Thanksgiving to be over, but I think that Halloween is reasonable enough.
Everything about it is so full of joy and excitement. The snow is so incredibly beautiful and turns all the surroundings into a Winter Wonderland. Waking up in warm PJ’s to see a whole world made of snow outside your window is the most beautiful thing ever! The most amazing feeling is walking out of your last exam or FAIR presentation, and having the next three weeks dedicated to the holidays! The days leading up to Christmas are always so magical. There are classic Christmas songs constantly playing everywhere you go, and decorations are everywhere. Pearl Street always looks like a magical place during this time, with all the beautiful lights in the trees. From baking cookies to wrapping gifts, all the activities are so much fun and bring so much joy. Even Christmas shopping is exciting because all the stores are holiday themed and have awesome sales going on. Black Friday, anyone? At the store I work at, all the products are already Christmas themed and the whole mall is already decorated; it’s so great!
My childhood memories were so much fun, I remember waking up super early on Christmas morning and running downstairs to find a beautiful Christmas tree surrounded with presents that Santa brought for us the night before while we were sound asleep. It was always so exciting to then run up to the roof and see reindeer footprints in the snow and chomped up carrots they ate after their long journey flying around, delivering gifts to children around the world.
by Nina Auslander
Sick of being haunted by the memory of 5 dollar coffee purchases, I decided to pursue a different variety of ghosts, which is how I found myself on this past Friday evening in front of Banjo Billy’s bus tour, my body shivering from the cold.
“Just you?” the bus driver inquired as he opened to door to the bus.
“Yep! Just me!” I say with a bit of forced cheer.
Inside, the bus is decorated with string lights and comfy chairs, Halloween tunes blasting from the stereo. I choose a seat and immediately wrapped my jacket tighter around me. Be forewarned: the bus is not heated.
A couple minutes later, the theme from Ghostbusters ends, and our bus driver, Glenn, a Banjo Billy veteran of 11 years, turns slowly around to tell us about Boulder’s haunting history.
Glenn begins his tour by revealing the spine-tingling tale of Hotel Boulderado, where three mysterious suicides all occur on the third floor—and all without a suicide note.
Along the tour, I heard stories about a Home for Nuns with Tuberculosis with a School for Girls attached to it, which is frankly an institution that calls for haunting. I learned about Harback House, home of the night’s most entertaining ghost: a haunted Boy Scout merit badge. This was followed by mysterious occurrences at the Castle House, a terrifying murder at Macky Auditorium, and countless other hauntings.
To be clear, you do not have to believe in ghosts to enjoy this tour. As a skeptic myself, I found it hard to believe that anything other than electrical problems caused some “flickering lights.” However, the storytelling is excellent. The way our busdriver, Glenn, described some of the mysterious events is simultaneously hilarious and bone-chilling. In all honesty, the tour is not about ghosts: it is about having a good time and experiencing some classic Halloween chills.
If you go, expect gasps from the outside of the bus as the unique vehicle goes by, disparaging remarks about Boulderites, and plenty of entertainment.
Prices range from 20-27 dollars, so get your tickets on the earlier side to avoid paying more. There are also tours in Denver. Information about tours and prices can be found at http://banjobilly.com.