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#BlueLivesMatter is a racist response to tragedy

Officers need to be honored differently In the last two months, three Colorado police officers have been fatally shot in the line of duty. The tragic deaths of sheriff deputies Zach Parrish, Heath Gumm, and Micah Flick rallied the communities most directly affected—Highlands Ranch, Thornton,

Valentine’s Day: Yes or no?

Just another hallmark holiday Opinion by Sarai Nissan Feb. 14 is the day that many dwell over with intense anxiety. The unsurmountable pressure of getting the perfect gift for a loved one for no considerable reason, the fear of them hating it (or faking loving

Pencil Shavings

In elementary school, Valentine’s Day was one of my favorite holidays. I always won a prize in class for my creative and interactive Valentine’s Day boxes. I went all out: spinners, moving parts, themes, and noises. Plus, giving and getting Valentines to and from classmates

Blood Tangent | Column

The only thing I have written down since I put off writing this column (even though I have been awake from the hours of 1 to 4 a.m. and  have nothing else to do) is a quote from a Frederick Seidel poem and some ramblings

Chloe Kim dominates X Games and the Olympics

17-year-old snowboarder proves why she’s the best Staying true to tradition, this year’s Winter X Games was held at Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen at the end of January. Athletes competed in over 15 different categories, which included Snowboard Slopestyle, Ski and Snowboard SuperPipe, Snow BikeCross,

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Like most edgy weird art kids, I’ve never felt like I belonged anywhere. Then, through a series of fortunate events, I found myself in the military. Then, through an extensive series of unfortunate events, I was found having to get out due to lame medical

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Should cell phones be allowed at concerts?

People have a right to take photos by Sarah McLaughlin Performers such as Jack White are having concert goers lock up their phones in order to give them a “genuine experience,” according to a statement written by White’s representatives. Requiring that phones be locked away

K-Pop makes a lasting impact in America

How a boy band is changing the game In the past, Korean pop artists (better known as “K-Pop”) and their corresponding labels have attempted to break through global boundaries, particularly into the American music scene. While some artists, such as popular boy band Big Bang,

The history of us

As someone who experiences anxiety with a physical regularity that is normally reserved for breathing and blinking, I don’t sleep much on Tuesdays. Producing an issue of the Sentry can keep us in the office as late as 4 a.m., but even after that, words