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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

Conflict in the Middle East hits home

The world watches as tensions rise Conflict is spreading across the Middle-Eastern region of the globe. Tensions have risen between Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt, and Israel as they try to slow Iranian influence in the region. At the same time, Turkey is beginning to enter

Former Olympian dreams of MD degree

Loree Thornton Sets Her Sights on a New Challenge From throwing a hammer in Beijing in the 2008 Summer Olympics to studying in the classrooms at CU Anschutz to become a surgeon, former Olympian Loree Thornton is no stranger to pushing herself to her limits

American Mariachi highlights Latinx history

MUSICAL DAZZLES BUT FALLS SHORT IN WRITING The Women’s Liberation Movement made the 1970s a revolutionary time for women in the United States. Women fought their way out of the kitchens and into the streets to protest their unequal treatment. In the same decade, Hispanic

Government shutdowns receive backlash

Are shutdowns as severe as they sound? The government shut down from midnight on Saturday, Jan. 20 to Jan. 22. Though this only lasted about two days, government shutdowns are important political events that Americans need to pay attention to. The jargon that surrounds these