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Lost Lake is in Bloom this spring

Moonlight Bloom and friends play Lost Lake Lounge Denver-based psychedelic rock trio Moonlight Bloom describes themselves as “experimental live improvisation in a style that hints at blues, jazz, rock and beyond.” Citing Jimi Hendrix as a primary influence, their sound reflects the early inception of

Allegations of racism emerge from CSU

Students raise questions about diversity in college While institutions of higher education often include “diversity” as one of their primary commitments, several stories emerging from students at Colorado State University indicate that the education system is far from perfect. In the last several weeks, three

Tame Impala | Patience | Single Review

Universal Australia Rating: Thumbs Up Tame Impala’s new single “Patience” evokes images of orange vinyl couches slumped against paisley-patterned wallpaper and polyester bell bottoms brushing the shag carpeting. The 70s disco-meets-new-wave vibe emanating from this single is reminiscent of most of Tame Impala’s discography. The

Study shows recruitment bias toward affluent communities

How CU Denver challenges college recruitment bias In the midst of the recent college admissions scandal involving actors Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman, researchers at UCLA and the University of Arizona found that public universities systematically prioritize recruiting in affluent, typically white communities. Many recruiters

Fighting period poverty in prisons and on campus

Campus initiative mirrors Colorado House Bill Through pop culture artifacts like Orange is the New Black and Oscar-winning film Period. End of Sentence, discussions about menstruation under difficult circumstances have entered into the political foreground. Having a period in a place without proper resources, such

Greek life does not belong at CU Denver

It continues to perpetuate racism, sexual assault, and elitism According to the CU Denver Greek Life Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Statement, “Encouraging a culture of empathy and inclusion, members of social Greek letter organizations are required to participate in a comprehensive leadership development curriculum

SAFE Banking Act reintroduced in Congress

Bill Could Provide Financial Security to Dispensaries According to the tourism website 420 Tours, there are 169 recreational marijuana dispensaries in Denver as of 2018. Four years after its legalization, recreational marijuana dispensaries are growing in number, popping up all over Colfax and beyond. Medical

Jamie Newton challenges sexism through storytelling

Newton receives CU’s Presidential Diversity Award The University of Colorado presents as many as four President’s Diversity Awards each year for the achievement of “developing a culturally and intellectually diverse university community reflective of inclusive excellence.” Recipients receive $2,000 and are picked from any of