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A Life On Our Planet Gives Humanity a Choice

The sixth mass extinction When the Apollo 8 mission first launched, David Attenborough, an acclaimed broadcaster and natural historian, recalled being in a television studio and getting to see the world isolated in space vicariously through the eyes of the astronauts. “Our home was not

The Decorous, the Deceitful, and the Derailed

2020 debates reflect the year. The unanimous viewer response to the debates thus far—disastrous. It seems to suit a year marked by a global pandemic, record-breaking natural disasters, and devastating unemployment rates all while the man at the helm writes off more money for his

Local artist molds her music career in Denver

A look inside the Battie world A home can sometimes be as transitory as a stage. For Sydnie Battie, this has certainly been the case. Born in Sarasota, Florida, Sydnie bounced around with her family, spending time in different cities across Florida, Las Vegas, and

Is it safe to open venues right now?

COVID-19’s music industry Catch-22 Photo: John Mazzetta • The SentryDenver’s music scene struggles amidst COVID-19 Many of the country’s industries are faced with an unstinting Catch-22. The music industry is a tragic paradigm of the conflict. On one hand, live shows are needed to keep

CU Denver born artists

CU Denver student artists to look out for Downtown Denver holds no shortage of local musicians. In fact, many are moving here just for that purpose. With CU Denver and Music and Entertainment Industry Studies (MEIS)centered in the heart of it all, it’s no surprise

Mental health resources for students

counseling resources on campus and beyond The college transition can be admittedly daunting. Even for those who are eager and excited, it presents a fresh set of challenges, academic stress, the pressure of getting out and making friends, or the overwhelming financial responsibilities stacking up,

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Unemployment in Colorado

State claimants will start seeing stimulated unemployment payments this week 26 million people have lost their jobs in the last five weeks nationwide according to National Public Radio. Four million more have applied for unemployment the week of April 20. Zarroli said, “In the country

The delight in a disaster

Woodstock documentary reminds how to engage with a crisis Woodstock was an event so famous that today its name doesn’t just precede it—it misleads it. As a business venture, the festival was a complete and utter disaster. At its start, there was no shelter, not enough food or medical supplies, no fencing to ticket attendees.

CU will not refund tuition dollars

Why there should be a different solution to aid students On Wednesday, April 14, CU Denver Campus Communication’s COVID-19 Update discussed the University’s decision to only refund housing and parking, saying there will be no refund of tuition, specifically stating: “We expect that you will complete the spring