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Amanda Blackman’s Dark Place

Ghost adventures Do you believe in ghosts? My best friend does, my husband doesn’t, and I’m in the middle. But that’s not what matters here. What matters is that husband took my friend and I on a once in a lifetime trip to one of

Leaked Rupi Kaur poetry

The Sentry gets the first look at Kaur’s newest work This just in: 2019’s Poet of the Year, Rupi Kaur’s latest masterpieces have been leaked to The Sentry by an anonymous informant at Kaur’s publisher. Below are her never before seen works.     Before you leave               

Why doesn’t NPR get a bigger desk?

NPR’s tiny ass desk has crossed the line An open letter to the National Public Radio:  The behavior of NPR is unacceptable. All there is to say is why. Why must NPR subject musicians of all shapes and sizes into a such a confined space? It’s not funny—it’s borderline

Stephen King’s 2020

A perfectly horrific start to a year in his newest novel The greatest supernatural horror author Stephen King is back again with a new, chart–topping thriller. Known for expertly plotted horror and end of the world descriptions, his latest work is one of his most poignant. Unlike anything before

Amanda Blackman’s Dark Place

Just processing Well, here we are. I thought my column this week would be my final printed column, which I would treat accordingly and make it special. It was going to be something beautiful about something great and then conclude in the most perfect way.

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Amanda Blackman’s Dark Place

On Confidence Last week, I had a conversation with a homeless man. By “a conversation,” I mean a random man with a sketchbook approached my friends and I and started talking and drawing us. And by “a homeless man,” I mean a self-proclaimed former Disney

Keep America Great Rally in Colorado Springs

On Thursday, February 20, President Donald Trump paid a visit to Colorado for his 2020 presidential campaign. Alongside President Trump at the rally was Vice President Mike Pence and Colorado Senator Cory Gardner. The event quickly reached capacity, with some supporters camping out in front


Feelings of failing Last week, I took the practice LSAT for the very first time. The resource I’m using to study projected me to get a 152 on this first go. (LSAT crash course: scores range from 120 to 180 with the average being a

Justin Bieber | Changes | Album Review

Def Jam Recordings Rating: 2 out of 5 stars  After a sudden disappearance from the limelight in 2017, Justin Bieber is back, and boy oh boy is he married now, as Changes is sure to inform every listener the second they queue up the record.

Amanda Blackman’s Dark Place

  Coming clean My husband and I had a conversation in which I released a burden I didn’t even know I carried. Since I told him then, I need to get something off my chest to you, my dear reader. Here it goes: I don’t