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Black death: COVID-19 and African Americans

Coronavirus disproportionately impacting communities of color  As with previous natural disasters in the United States, African Americans and other people in minority groups face the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic. African Americans continue to experience widespread discrimination through the economy and healthcare system, leading to higher rates

Nontraditionally turning tassels doesn’t have to be a hassle

Alternative ways to celebrate graduation Graduation should be a time for celebration, a moment that people look forward to for years. With the current circumstances, graduates this semester will no longer have that traditional experience. Students therefore can get creative with how to celebrate in their own way, but CU Denver also took measures to plan several alternatives. 

Waxahatchee | Saint Cloud | Album Review

Merge Records Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Every album by Waxahatchee reveals a different side of Katie Crutchfield. While her most recent EP, Great Thunder, carried a somber tone, Saint Cloud represents a full embrace of the last decade of her life.   Originally from Alabama, she and her sister formed the punk

Art therapy for all artists

Creative ideas while staying at home Staying home doesn’t have to mean staying bored. Creative outlets help pass the time and work through stress in these uncertain times. Traditional activities, like painting and drawing, fit well into the social distancing lifestyle, but even those without a studio

Let’s panic about other crises, too!

Capitalism and climate change play a big part in the coronavirus pandemic COVID-19 came seemingly out of nowhere. Once confirmed in the United States, people rushed to stock up on groceries, hand sanitizer, alcohol, cannabis, guns, and for some reason toilet paper. Considering other critical problems faced

Denver’s Been Here Before: 1918-1920 Pandemic

100 years ago another outbreak hit Colorado hard  Just over 100 years ago a pandemic of influenza swept over the world and killed tens of millions of people, with over half a million in the United States. According to Katie Rudolph from the Western History

Debunking criticism of a misunderstood philosophy

Socialism briefly explained As a word, socialism often has a negative connotation. Media pundits and politicians sometimes throw the word around without an understanding of the history and ideology behind it. With the real possibility of Bernie Sanders becoming the next president of the United

Reflections and Ruminations at Museum of Outdoor Arts

Reflections and Ruminations at the Museum of Outdoor Arts presents one of the most comprehensive exhibitions of artwork by Robert Rauschenberg since his death in 2008.   Commonly associated with the Pop Art movement, Rauschenberg gained recognition in New York City collaborating with the likes

Words and Lines at Denver Art Museum

  Shantell Martin inspires visitors with her large-scale installation Words and Lines at the Denver Art Museum. With a simple yet monumental style of interconnecting black lines, she transforms a familiar work of architecture into a new world. Aside from other exhibition spaces, nearly every

The Future of Now calling for artists

CU Denver student Jess Diaz curates art show at Emmanuel Gallery Starting in May, Emmanuel Art Gallery will host an exhibition of artwork focusing on sustainability titled The Future of Now: Contemporary Art in Our Sustainable World. Jess Diaz, a graduating Digital Design student at