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Award shows: tone down the politics

TAKE TIME TO CELEBRATE THE ARTS Everyone has a voice, and everyone wants to have it heard. However, there is a time and place for expressing certain feelings. Award shows, such as the Golden Globes or the Academy Awards, are a time to celebrate the

Auraria Campus emergency preparedness

WHAT TO DO IN THE EVENT OF A CAMPUS LOCKDOWN Auraria Higher Education Center (AHEC) aims to ensure that students, staff, and faculty on campus feel safe and prepared in the case of an emergency. In the heart of Denver, dangerous situations can arise out

CD Review // TRAIN

a girl a bottle a boat (Columbia Records) Train’s eighth studio album, a girl a bottle a boat, released Jan. 27, shifted the originally roots rock band all the way into current pop stylings. The album has a fun pop sound but lacks depth and

Teaching for the Test: Lazy and Unhelpful

FOCUS ON KNOWLEDGE College is about learning. It is about obtaining knowledge and experience to improve life personally and professionally. A class should enlighten and engage a student and better prepare them for the world ahead. Unfortunately, though, classes are too often just seen as

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SINGLE REVIEW: Alessia Cara

How Far I’ll Go (Walt Disney Records) Lin-Manuel Miranda dazzled audiences with his creative songwriting in his Broadway hit, Hamilton. On Oct. 27, Miranda proved his outstanding songwriting abilities and that his pen writes beyond the stage with the release of Alessia Cara’s new track

CD REVIEW: Regina Spektor

Remember Us To Life (Sire Records) Regina Spektor is a storyteller and contemporary lyrical genius. This talent is once again showcased in her most recent album, Remember Us To Life. The album packs each of its 46 minutes with insightful lyrics and memorable melodies. Spektor

CD REVIEW: Dinosaur Jr.

Give A Glimpse Of What Yer Not (Jagjagwar) Dinosaur Jr.’s latest album, Give A Glimpse Of What Yer Not, dropped on Aug. 5. Despite a couple stand-out tracks, the album’s overall tone rings in as monotonous and dull. The first track, “Goin Down,” is a

Campus Parking Increase Troubles Students

FEES INCREASE BY 25 CENTS THIS YEAR Back to school means back to late night studying, bottomless cups of coffee, and, for many, back to parking nightmares. While most campus commuters make their way to school via buses and the light rail, thousands of students