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Let’s be honest about turkey

Thanksgiving turkey is not good, admit it First of all, this article is going to upset people–upset them far more than should. For some reason, people devote far more emotional investment to this topic than it deserves. So, second of all, it should be known

Stop shaming homeless people

They still deserve kindness According to the 2019 Point in Time Survey, there are over 5,000 people experiencing homelessness in Denver alone. A similar survey conducted by the White House Council of Economic Advisers indicates that over half a million people nationwide are unhoused. Homelessness

De-politicize the regents

Regents Don’t Equal Politics The University of Colorado campuses are overseen by a board of regents, and it seems that 67,000+ CU students are the poorer for it. Consisting of nine members, the board is “charged constitutionally with the general supervision of the university and

Let people wear sexy costumes

Her body isn’t a threat Walk into an old strip mall, and there’s guaranteed to be a Spirit Halloween in that spot that used to be a Border’s Bookstore. Walk into that Spirit Halloween, and there’s guaranteed to be a swath of outrageous sexy Halloween

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

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Donald Trump relies on propaganda for support

Utilizing “Fake News”  Even before he made that slow, ominous descent down an escalator in 2015 to announce his running for president, Donald Trump began mastering the art of propaganda. As a businessman, he assembled a cult of personality around himself through relationships with David

Homosexuality Is Not A Character Trait

How Ratched Missed the Point Ryan Murphy and Sarah Paulson are horror television’s less-talented version of Tim Burton and Johnny Depp.  So when Netflix announced that Murphy would be creating a show centered on one of literature’s most vile villains, Nurse Mildred Ratched from the

Stop shaming people for not immediately responding

stop expecting everyone to drop everything for emails Nowadays, 99% of the world’s communication is contained to cell phones. All day, buzz buzz buzz: emails, texts, phone calls, Zoom calls. Despite a global pandemic, the world is more connected than ever with the rise of

The 2020 election could be life or death for some.

Democracy in the US is in jeopardy For many, the United States of America is a place of opportunity to make a better life for themselves. “The American Dream” has time and time again inspired people around the globe and brought them to Lady Liberty

Standard testing doesn’t measure real skills

Standardized Exams Should Be Abolished Every year, high school juniors and seniors trudge into some gymnasium, number-2 pencils in hand, to take exams that decide their futures. The SAT and the ACT are cornerstones of the college application process. Except for this year, many colleges