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You know that one episode of SpongeBob where he’s too afraid of getting an iron butt so he stays inside with his best friends penny, chip, and used napkin? That was my life in high school. I have always had severe anxiety, and in high

Footage of remote tribe released

Where is the privacy line drawn? On Aug. 24, the Smithsonian released drone footage of a newly discovered, uncontacted tribe in the rainforest of Brazil. The footage opens with a clearing of trees surrounded by the towering rainforest. Out of the forest appears a speck

Troye Sivan | Bloom | Album Review

EMI Rating: 4 out of 5 stars YouTuber turned musical artist Troye Sivan is redefining what it means to be a male sex icon with his second studio album Bloom. The album chronicles his journey of coming out and defining his sexuality. Bloom encompasses the

From page to screen: BlacKkKlansman

The truth gets lost in the adaptation The plot of the latest director Spike Lee joint, BlacKkKlansman, sounds too outlandish to be true: The first ever African-American detective in the Colorado Springs Police Department works in tandem with a white undercover detective, becomes a card-carrying

Violent threats overwhelm Jefferson County

In response, Auraria Campus Police ensure safety The effects of Parkland, Fla. have slipped into the school experience in Jefferson County. Numerous threats have been sent to local high schools, leaving families fearing for their students’ safety. On Feb. 20, a student at Bear Creek

David Bowie | The Berlin Trilogy | Vinyl Review

Record Label: Parlophone Rating: 5 out of 5 stars In the 1970s, David Bowie consecutively released the Berlin trilogy, consisting of the albums Low, Heroes, and Lodger. Since its initial release, the trilogy hasn’t been on vinyl all together since 1991. The record label Parlophone

My Favorite Murder stands out

Scary stories for grown ups Child beauty pageant contestant JonBenet Ramsey disappeared from her house, then was later found murdered in the basement of her family home. Canadian pro-wrestler Chris Benoit was found dead after murdering his family and committing suicide. Matthew Hoffman murdered a

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Movie trailers monopolize on classic songs

Why film trailers cover classics Anyone who shows up to a movie on time to see the never-ending sequence of trailers will also notice a different, still never-ending  trend: taking a popular classic song and replacing it with a depressing version of the original. What