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Five Finger Death Punch | F8 | Album Review

Better Noise Music Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Five Finger Death Punch’s new album, F8, is as much a banger as anything they’ve released before.   Coming in at 15 songs that equate to just over 45 minutes of listening time, both old and new fans

Denver’s Pit Bull Ban Remains

Are pit bulls inherently dangerous? In 1989, two incidents caused the city and county of Denver to enforce a ban on pit bulls. Last month, the Denver City Council sought to repeal the ban, but were ultimately shut down by Mayor Michael Hancock’s veto. The

Sexual assault is always sexual assault

Gender has no effect on the impact of assault There is a disturbing trend in American society that says only women can be the victims of sexual assault. The myth has been perpetuated so thoroughly by Hollywood that it has now invaded every aspect of

La Roux | Supervision | Album Review

Supercolour Records Rating: 2 out of 5 stars After a long hiatus, La Roux has finally released a new album, titled Supervision. Beware when first taking a listen: that isn’t the Spice Girls mixed with a children’s cartoon theme song; no, that really is La

Coronavirus: “Do Americans even care?”

International cases continue to spread The international community as a whole has been forced to face the coronavirus emergency as cases worldwide have multiplied, the death toll rising. Even with the issue garnering international attention, Americans don’t seem terribly concerned, a sentiment that led a

Alternate options following graduation

College as a whole makes for one stressful time, but none of it quite compares to the stress of approaching graduation. Up until then, a student has dealt with papers, professors, and finals, but the immediate future has not—generally—been such a mystery; after one semester

An event for every kind of raver

Meow Wolf’s Dark Palace provided opportunities for all types of Denver ravers to let loose. The psychedelic event took place on November 22, 23, and 24 of 2019.  Held at the National Western Complex, organizers put every bit of space to use, converting the arena

Best “Florida Man” tales of the year

There’s a new hero in town From Superman to Batman, everyone has a favorite superhero. One, however, continually goes overlooked: the infamous “Florida Man.” Okay, Florida Man isn’t so much a superhero as a title given to any insane person in Florida who does something

“Overdoing Democracy” with Dr. Robert Talisse

Giving politics a rest Vanderbilt University philosophy chair Dr. Robert Talisse visited CU Denver on Nov. 11 to discuss his latest book, Overdoing Democracy: Why We Must Put Politics in Its Place.   The lecture was part of CU Denver’s fall colloquium series hosted by

Bishop Briggs | Jekyll & Hide | Single Review

Island Records Rating: Thumbs up Bishop Briggs’ new single “Jekyll & Hide,” from her newly released album Champion, is a masochistic song about chasing after a lover like the eponymous two-in-one duo who is “Sweet and then you’re sour, changes by the hour / Never