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CU Denver’s Peace Picnic uplifted students

Creative means of addressing student anxiety The CU Denver Office of Events and Partnerships hosted its first Peace Picnic on Oct. 4. The event sponsor promoted the Peace Picnic as a celebration of “peace, positivity, and togetherness.” Jesse Credit, a Student Event Programmer with the

Guest column

Nearly a year ago, I found myself in an uncomfortable situation. I was at a monthly book club meeting and we were supposed to be discussing A Time to Kill. Instead, the group members decided to talk about Matt Lauer’s firing from NBC after multiple

Colorado groups protest Kavanaugh confirmation

Confirmation likely to be a factor in upcoming election On Oct. 6, the women’s organization Ultra Violet organized a protest outside of Sen. Gardner’s Denver office hours, before the senator voted to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Protesters chanted “lock him up,” and

Democratic socialism sweeping across college campuses

Students seeking alternatives to two-party system Democratic socialism is gaining popularity in the United States, particularly on college campuses.   According to historian Eric Foner, in the past, socialism hasn’t had broad appeal in the United States partially because of its association with authoritarian regimes like the Soviet

CU Regents amend campus free speech policy

Vote addresses recent wave of nationwide campus protests On Sept. 14, the University of Colorado Regents unanimously voted to amend laws and policies related to academic freedom and free expression on University of Colorado campuses. These changes are intended to allow students to respectfully debate

A Simple Favor shows off entrapped women

Film fails to look at struggles of motherhood Despite recent efforts to feature more women-centric stories in Hollywood, few films are honest about the specific pressures of motherhood. A Simple Favor, based on the 2017 novel by Darcy Bell, is a continuation of the recent

New Halloween looks embrace maximum spookiness

The best costume shops in Denver Perhaps because of the recent horror revival generated by Stranger Things and It, Halloween retailers are vying for much darker imagery this year. Disney princess costumes have seemingly disappeared in favor of more traditionally “scary” getups. There’s still a

Return of Louis C.K. divides comedy world

Comedy now hostile environment for women Louis C.K. recently made a surprise appearance at the famous Comedy Cellar in New York City and performed a new standup set, less than a year after five female comedians accused C.K. of sexual misconduct.    There have been