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Most human professor

CONFIRMED TO NOT BE A LIZARD After numerous reports from students and staff alike suggesting otherwise, English professor and Chair of the Creative Writing Department at CU Denver Teague Bohlen has been confirmed to be a very real human being whose day-to-day activities consist of

Comedian couple creates cult following

JEANS REMAIN BOTH HIGH AND TIGHT Over the past decade, podcasts have grown into becoming one of the primary forms of media. Content creators have utilized the platform to express incredibly personal material to massive audiences on a regular basis, catapulting podcasts into one of

Stranger Than Fiction | Matt Kriese

There are many reasons to not subscribe to the ideas proposed by conspiracy theories. Oftentimes, they generate absurd conclusions from unsubstantial evidence; however, sometimes the things happen in the real world that draw so many comparisons to the logic of conspiracy theories that the allure

Stranger than Fiction | Matt Kriese

In the grand context of the world, there is an almost unapproachable plethora of issues threatening the stability of a country’s wellbeing. Questions regarding global recessions, women’s rights, and independence have haunted national news coverage for the better part of the past decade. These issues

Spitting in public is unsanitary and gross

NOT ONLY IS IT INDECENT, IT IS AGAINST THE LAW Many obstacles that come with living in cities seem completely unnecessary: potholes, waiting for buses in snowstorms, and constantly checking above for pigeon excretion all come to mind. However, above all trivial urban tribulations, none

Stranger than Fiction | Matt Kriese

I’am hard-pressed to think of reasons as to why a critique of nature preservations is necessary. Through this preservation, countless species of plants and animals have been saved for the pleasure of public viewing; however, there are repercussions to preservation that are almost invisible to

Kendrick Lamar | Element: Music Video Review

Artist: Kendrick Lamar Single: Element Release Date: June 17th, 2017 Kendrick Lamar’s music video for his song “Element” brilliantly shifts the standard format of music videos into a symbiotic project, where in both the video and song amplify their own meaning through each other. Lamar,

Wu-Tang Clan | The Saga Continues: Album Review

Artist: Wu-Tang Clan Album: The Saga Continues Release Date: Oct. 13th, 2017 Wu Tang Clan has solidified itself as one of the greatest—if not the single greatest—rap groups of all time. Their lyrics have transcended rap music and have echoed throughout the broader American cultural

Stranger than Fiction | Matt Kriese

Political strife across the world has lead to continuously rigid dialogue between civilians. This fact alone has led to a great many people closing themselves off from politics. This is where shows like Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, The Daily Show, and VEEP have

Stranger than Fiction | Matt Kriese

In a world seemingly cursed by the darkest news imaginable, silver linings seem to shine brighter than ever. After the past few weeks, especially with rising gun-related deaths domestically, more concentrated conflict in territories previously dominated by the Islamic State, and sexual harassment scandals, finding