About Jen Sasser

Jen Sasser is working towards a Photojournalism degree with a minor in African American Studies. She is deeply interested in African affairs, non-profits, and travel which is evident in her writing and photographs.

Jen Sasser's Stories

Dogs and Dresses

May 1, 2013

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  SANTA FE, N.M. — Memories are not sewn into Nancy Youdelman’s dresses; rather they are cast in a mold, glued, wrapped and painted. Youdelman’s newest exhibit, Dogs are Forever showcases the antique dresses which she has sculpted into new creations. Youdelman starts by draping plaster gauze over the material to set the mold, then […]

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Grape Expectations

April 30, 2013

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SANTA FE, N.M.– North of Santa Fe, Pinot Noir flows rich through Estrella Del Norte Vineyards, delighting the community and visitors with its earthy taste, black cherry aroma and the laughter that accompanies each glass. Eileen Reinders and her husband Richard, through their wine making, have fostered the vineyard into a community building enterprise just […]

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Walking toward 104 years

April 2, 2013

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DENVER — Shuffling half a mile everyday around Cherry Creek Mall, Mickey Yetashawork, at the ripe age of 103, believes that “exercise should be done daily.” Yetashawork has walked the mall almost every day for 12 years. Any given day of the week, Yetashawork can be found either singing, or quietly making his trek around […]

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A Night in the Life of a Graveyard Shift

March 13, 2013

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GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. – The Greenwood Village Police Department yields an unorthodox group of officers– especially the graveyard shift. The station looks less like the bland serious Hollywood portrayal, and more like what the offices behind the show Saturday Night Live would look like. Laughter, jokes and a sense of comradely fill the station as […]

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Local Bakery is a Sweet Dream for Students

March 12, 2013

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BOULDER- The intersection of Broadway and 16th Street is home to one of Boulder’s most cherished sweet spots, Boulder Baked. From the outside, Boulder Baked is a modest little shop tucked neatly off the street, inside, however, is the epitome of the town, laid back, low-key and organic. The ovens are fired up at 4 […]

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Saying Farewell to Added Gratuity

February 26, 2013

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DENVER — Added gratuity is a controversial topic among the patrons and restaurants in the Denver metro-area. Until a few weeks ago a restaurant could add gratuity to a bill of sale depending on the store’s classification of a “big party” to insure an appropriate tip for the servers waiting on the table. For Denverites […]

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