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Daily Archives: March 16, 2016

COFFEE PLEASE: It’s Time for a Break

Spring Break is next week, and I could not be more ready for a week-long vacation. The typical Spring Break for college students is to find a beach somewhere and drink all the stress away. I have never had that experience, but I will find

Paul Performs Simon at King Center

CU PROFESSOR LEAVES AUDIENCE WANTING MORE Guests made their way into the King Center Recital Hall on March 10 for a concert in tribute to musician Paul Simon, hosted by the Music & Entertainment Industry Studies Department. Serene melodies lit the hall and the ambiance

On the Record with Raul (March 2016)

If I’m truthful, I’ve got to admit I’m more than a little jealous of all of you who are headed off on Spring Break! Some of you will travel to warmer climates, others will take advantage of our fabulous spring skiing conditions, while many will

Unless You Got (Daily) Puns, Hon’

STUDENTS EXPLORE CREATIVITY WITH SOCIAL MEDIA Finding your niche on a campus with around 40,000 other people can be taxing, and maybe even impossible at times. For an unlikely pair of students from two different colleges, this challenge has been accepted, and conquered. Cody Cessna

Untitled Unmastered by Kendrick Lamar (Interscope)

Coming fresh off his “Best Rap Album” win in the 56th Grammy Awards for To Pimp A Butterfly, Kendrick Lamar’s March 4 release of Untitled Unmastered, a collection of contemporaneous demos, could seem like a cynical cash grab. However, while it may not quite stand

We Can Do Anything by Violent Femmes ([PIAS])

Sixteen years after their last album release, and 33 years after their first, enormously popular self-titled album, the Violent Femmes return with We Can Do Anything, released March 4. The Femmes’ latest release encompases old sounds with a more docile, aged creativity. When listening to

Emily’s D+Evolution by Esperanza Spalding (In The Red Records)

Upon hearing Esperanza Spalding’s numerous accolades as a self-taught bassist, cellist, and composer, it is easy to be intimidated by her success. In her new album, released March 4, Emily’s D+Evolution, Spalding channels her alter-ego, as it were, named Emily, in yet another outstanding feat.

Local Artists Work in Unique Harmony

LEISURE GALLERY: ELUSIVE YET FLOURISHING Leisure Gallery is a blank slate. The walls are painted white, and the gallery space—which also doubles as a studio—is minimalistic, placing all of the focus on the work as opposed to its surroundings. The art gallery is currently host

Author Uses Poetry for Advocacy

NATALIE DIAZ READS FOR STUDENTS, FACULTY “‘Angels don’t come to the reservation,’” visiting poet Natalie Diaz read from her abecedarian, solidifying the night’s theme of effectively ironizing difficult cultural narratives. Diaz shared poems from 2012’s When My Brother Was An Aztec and upcoming collections with

Hoverboards a Growing Campus Nuisance

NEW TECH A PEDESTRIAN PAIN It’s refreshing to be able to commute to Auraria Campus without needing to own a car, truck, or SUV. This is a great advantage for urban and suburban living, but most bus and train stops are still blocks away from