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Sonia Sotomayor Returns to Auraria Campus

SUPREME COURT JUSTICE INSPIRES STUDENTS “They hate it when I do this,” Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor said before being guided by her visibly-anxious security team into the crowd of students and faculty from Metro State and CU Denver. This refusal to stay seated on

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Taylor Kirby: Feminist Agenda

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s visit to Auraria Campus last week touched me—and I mean that both literally and figuratively. Armed with all the accent and sass of her fellow native New Yorkers, Justice Sotomayor decided to stress the nerves of her Secret Service team

CD REVIEW: SUICIDE SQUAD SOUNDTRACK

Atlantic Records Since launching on Aug. 5, Suicide Squad: The Album has become one of the rare movie soundtracks that has the merit to match its record-breaking sales. Unlike the film it represents, Suicide Squad: The Album offers audiences a coherent brand of chaos: its

Colfax Centered in Art of the Open Road

LOCAL ARTISTS CAPTURE TRAVEL IN STILL LIFE In the pursuit of Manifest Destiny, the US carved its name into 2,680 miles of land from coast to coast. The strong culture of road tripping that emerged soon after was inevitable; artists of all stripes have long

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Taylor Kirby: Feminist Agenda

When four adult men surround a woman and tell her she must publicly undress herself, and when those men are able to do so under the jurisdiction of the law, I have to wonder how we got here. French police came under international criticism last

Activists Challenge Denver Law Enforcement

POLICE AIM TO REDUCE RACIAL BIAS   This month, the Denver Police Department announced a plan to collect racial and ethnic data for select traffic and pedestrian stops by the end of 2016. Activists have been pushing for this policy to become routine for years,

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Taylor Kirby

FEMINIST AGENDA   When I studied abroad in South Korea this summer, it was more than an escape from Denver and the stressors of daily life. Yes, we visited a host of tourist attractions and fell asleep on idyllic beaches, but there was something more

Witchcraft and Wizardry a Symphonic Event

MAGICAL MUSIC OF HARRY POTTER COMES TO DENVER Sounds of witchcraft and wizardry were fully dialed-up at the Magical Music of Harry Potter. On April 10, Boettcher Concert Hall hosted its annual symphonic celebration of one of the Potter franchise’s crowning jewels: the films’ illustrious

Local Cafe Equal Parts Coffee and Cats

PURR-IFIC TIME WITH KITTENS, BOOKS, AND GAMES To celebrate the national Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month, why not adopt a cat while ordering your morning coffee? Denver Cat Company—one of the first permanent cat cafes to open in the US—stars a rotating cast of cats