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It’s okay to fail

Falling short can lead to greatness The Disney movie Meet the Robinsons has a scene where Lewis, a teenage orphan, was showing his latest invention to a family interested in adopting him. As he began demonstrating his peanut butter and jelly sandwich-making machine, the mechanisms

Behind the scenes of Target’s schemes

HOW TARGET TRAPS ITS CUSTOMERS INTO SPLURGING In January 2018, Twitter user Haley Copeland tweeted: “No one goes to Target because they need something. You go to Target and let Target tell you what you need.” Many people on the internet are coining this phenomenon

The best music to listen to while studying

Three genres to get the most productivity The sound of silence can become deafening when trying to study. Sometimes it can be hard to look at screens or textbooks and try to concentrate when it can be tempting to go on social media or watch

Art Supplies

Not Quite So, I got a pretty poor grade on a portfolio assignment this week. It’s mostly my fault for not finishing it; I haven’t concentrated on it as much as I should have between other classes’ assignments and old hard drives crashing. The crashing

Tim Burton is too scary

Claymation is more frightening than fun While there are a lot of ways to get spooky, like going to haunted houses, corn mazes, or performing a good old-fashioned seance in a graveyard, the best Halloween tradition involves cuddling up to watch a scary movie. And

Telltale signs of suicide

How to Help others in a time of need According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide is one of the top 10 causes of death throughout the United States. For youth between the ages of 10 and 24, suicide is the third

People should engage in more role-playing games

Role-playing is better than video games In our digital age where most people have at least one foot in virtual reality, it is nice to find a reason to reconnect with friends or find some new ones in the real world. Role-playing games like Dungeons

Art supplies

X-Ray Vision I’m bad at selfies, and I usually hate other photos of myself, so when I’m doing portraits of someone and they’re uncomfortable, I honestly understand. I mean, I’ve never actually seen my own face. I’ve seen my (flipped) face in a mirror, and

It’s Immaterial

Bodily Insecurities It’s interesting how insecurities can come and go with age. I had someone almost come into my life (a big beefy dude who I caught feelings for, and it ended with me getting brutally, yet somehow affectionately, friend-zoned) and seeing his body brought

Auraria should commit to cleaner air

Tobacco and smoking are freedoms that have consequences Since February 2015, the Auraria Campus has placed several designated smoking locations throughout the campus and has taken a more aggressive stance on the use of tobacco and other vaporizer-type devices. Admittedly, before this policy change, there