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Hardest-earned vacation

OBAMA’S ADVENTURES IN KITESURFING Being a former president of the United States is a full-time job— one worth more than $200,000 a year. The Former Presidents Act protects ex-POTUSes from having to fly directly from Washington D.C. to their next job interviews by allotting them a

Hillary Clinton tells Denver what happened

SEXISM IN POLITICS AND WHAT COMES NEXT “This isn’t just about what happened—it’s about what’s happening right now,” Secretary Hillary Clinton said to a Denver crowd while promoting her new memoir, What Happened. “This book is as much about America’s future as it is about

America’s white supremacy problem

“When Donald Trump is saying he wants to make America great again, he’s not talking to me,” Mayor Michael Hancock said to a crowd gathered in the Tivoli Turnhalle. “He’s not saying, ‘Hey, Michael, want to help me out with this?’” He didn’t need to

From the Editor | Taylor Kirby

NO, WE CAN’T SEPARATE THE ART FROM THE ARTIST The old adage about looking at a product independently of its creator held a lot more water when the stakes were as low as being morally opposed to drugs but still having an urge to catch

Taylor Swift | Gorgeous: Single Review

Artist: Taylor Swift Single: Gorgeous Release Date: Oct. 20th, 2017 “Gorgeous” is Taylor Swift at her worst. Released on Oct. 20, the track compromises the quality of her otherwise promising album, Reputation, with juvenile themes and a lackluster production. Rhythmically, the song has all the

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Professor returns to CU Denver with novel

Emily Ruskovich reads from Idaho Upon the release of her LA Times bestselling novel, Idaho, Emily Ruskovich was hired onto Boise State University’s Master of Fine Arts faculty—but she wrote and published the book while teaching creative writing at CU Denver. Last month, Ruskovich returned

From the Editor | Taylor Kirby

One year ago, we elected a new president Nov. 4, 2016. I was representing the Sentry at President Bill Clinton’s surrogate rally for Secretary Hillary Clinton. My former Managing Editor and I spoke with other members of the press, discussed the templates we’d already drawn

The Punisher: Trailer Review

The latest Punisher trailer debuted a new main character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Gore. Ahead of the show’s Nov. 17 release, Netflix premiered its bloodiest superhero trailer yet. Frank Castle, aka the Punisher (Jon Bernthal) continues his unforgiving mission to find the government officials