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PAIRIN Team Celebrates Virtual Decision Day in Colorado This year in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re celebrating Decision Day virtually! Across the country, Decision Day celebrates students selecting their pathways, whether students choose to attend a university, community college, private occupational school, an apprenticeship or serve in the military. Here in Colorado, juniors and...
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By Dan Hawthorne A lot goes through your head when you first accept a job.. “What are my new coworkers going to be like?”  “Will I like my new office?”  “Can I get my favorite coffee there?”  But, when you decide to take a job that’s almost 1800 miles from where you are, the questions...
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By: Evelyn Schaedel Have you ever been to a party, walked in and felt impressed and welcomed by an array of colorful food, flowing beverages and an effortless host? Hosting parties doesn’t come easy to everyone. I get that. There are plenty of times where my hair still isn’t done, I’m pulling something out of...
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By: Travis Desmond As someone who is raising their first child, I always get a lot of joy out of having experiences with my daughter that I remembered having when I was a child. Your first piece of chocolate, your first waterslide and even the first time you thought, “Oh man, my mom is really mad...
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By: Tori Wood One of my personal values has always been to constantly chase growth. So, when I started at PAIRIN, I really identified with the company value to “Choose Growth Over Comfort.” At first, I didn’t realize these values are not the same thing. While I constantly chase growth, I do it in areas...
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By Susan Simpson St. Petersburg, Russia 1998 Springtime had finally come to St. Petersburg. Walking along a canal, I realized that the “ice-arteries” were thawing in the city’s gloomy, glorious heart. I picked a path through the puddles and was hurrying along when a bright flash stopped me in my tracks. A gilded cathedral dome...
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By: Dan Hawthorne Every October, my wife Tara and I run off to New York City to be a part of a pretty big bit of nerd culture, called New York Comic Con, or NYCC as the nerds call it. We stay for the whole convention from Thursday until Sunday. But, it’s not until Sunday...
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By: Sarah Yaksic I’ve always been the youngest of my friends. When you have a September birthday, you’re either the youngest or the oldest by default. Each year, my birthday was always exciting. I was surrounded by the promise of first tooth fairy visits, driver’s licenses and legal drinks. But this past year was different...
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By: Austin Abhari Things went wrong from the start. Ross, my adventure partner, had arrived the night before at the Denver International Airport where I had the pleasure of informing him about the first setback of the trip. My plan was to have our equipment rented before he got in, driving out early in the...
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By: Allison Grenney   After a 52-hour journey to Patagonia National Park, I joined 8 other stellar women on a 60-mile adventure to traverse the park. Thanks to the Tompkins Conservation Foundation, 10 million acres were designated as Chilean National Park land last January (2018), and Patagonia National Park was the flagship project. Our trip...
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