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Queerly Beloved // Gem Sheps

This week, Trump did what many LGBTQ+ people have been expecting since the moment he was inaugurated and rescinded the federal protection of trans students with regards to “the bathroom order.” In May of last year, Obama announced that, under Title IX, transgender students had

Queerly Beloved // Gem Sheps

In case anyone was wondering, working two jobs and going to school full time is something you really shouldn’t do when you’re chronically ill. Going to college alone is a task that requires an incredible amount of dedication and energy. Taking a job alongside that

Queerly Beloved // Gem Sheps

This Valentine’s Day is my first time celebrating while dating a girl, and it is wild. I’ve never been a huge fan of Valentine’s Day because it’s always felt like yet another excuse for straight people to celebrate their undying love for each other. I

Queerly Beloved

Diets are garbage. I’ve always hated the idea of dieting. Though I understand why people moderate what and when they eat, I’ve never felt the need to, so I hate being told that I don’t have a choice in the matter. Part of being chronically

University A-Line faces possible suspension

TRAIN CONDUCTION PLAGUED WITH PROBLEMS In April of 2016 the University of Colorado A-Line joined Denver’s growing collection of public transportation lines, but complaints about the functionality of the train keep rolling in with no answers in the horizon from RTD. The A-Line train stretches

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Queerly Beloved // Gem Sheps

On Jan. 1, news broke that Russia had allegedly hacked and guided the 2016 US presidential election. Democratic and Republican nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s campaigns were followed worldwide by anxious audiences. While all eyes were trained on the outcome of the voting polls,

Sherlock Crashes and Burns In Its Finale

THE GAME IS FINALLY OVER Holmes is back and worse than ever; in a shocking twist of events, the popular BBC show Sherlock has released its fourth—and possibly final—season, and has absolutely tanked in quality. Sherlock is a present-day take on the classic Sherlock Holmes


The Women’s March on Denver was one of the single most empowering movements I have ever had the privilege to be a part of. Standing in the middle of a crowd of 200,000 people who I knew were like me and wanted to protect people

Yoga Can’t And Won’t Cure Diabetes

The CHRONICALLY ILL CAN’T JUST CURE THEMSELVES When people complain, they rarely wish for advice in return. Complaining is cathartic; it’s not always a cry for help. So when people who have disabilities complain about their pain or limitations, they aren’t searching for solutions—especially the completely ineffective ones

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The game is over. I never thought my love for a show could die in a matter of seconds, but this week I was proven wrong. What was hopefully the final episode of the BBC’s Sherlock, “The Final Problem” aired this past Sunday and disappointed