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Morgan Mackey: City Scapes

A few months ago, I decided to become selfish. This realization came to me after a much needed moment of self-care. For my whole life I have always put other people’s needs before my own, and it hit me that although I do find a

Morgan Mackey

City Scapes   For some readers this new issue represents a hello, and for others this is a welcome back to CU Denver Sentry.  To start off, I want to thank all of our readers and student supporters who voted to keep the Sentry in

ALTITUDE ADJUSTMENT: We Did It

A year ago, if someone had told me that I’d spend the last months of my Managing Editor career campaigning, it would’ve been taken with a grain of salt. It’s hard to imagine the organization you love and are responsible for—the Sentry, for example— tip-toeing

ALTITUDE ADJUSTMENT: Vote, Vote, Vote

Do you believe in Freedom of Speech, direct communications to students by students, and the academia of journalism? If so, vote. It’s election week here at CU Denver, and there has never been a higher urgency for lovers of this newspaper to open that online

ALTITUDE ADJUSTMENT: Writerly Women

I’ve never handled poetry well. For an English major, that category of study has always been difficult for me in an embarrassing way. Aren’t all writers poets? I really wish that were the case. Sometimes I can scrape together poetic thoughts and create something legible,

ALTITUDE ADJUSTMENT: Twenty-Fun

I’ve always been a person to exceed expectations. Whenever I’m assigned a role, I try to fulfill it and go beyond, without making a huge fuss or production. As a student, daughter, and teammate, I’ve always been more about embracing rules and convention, rather than

ALTITUDE ADJUSTMENT: Keep Chugging

Spring Break, I’m calling your name. Please answer, as soon as possible. It’s almost here: The weeklong academic break, that summer vacation teaser, which hits CU Denver at the end of March. For some, Spring Break offers nothing more than incentive to pick up extra

ALTITUDE ADJUSTMENT: Nice Nice Baby

We’re living in uncharted waters, in frightening times. Everywhere I turn, it’s becoming clear that the single-most precious ingredient for human life is slowly fading away: Compassion. On Facebook, I see political posts daily. While I commend the people in my life for evading political

ALTITUDE ADJUSTMENT: Times Change

My small mountain town is always calling my name, especially as the snow starts to melt and the spring-time sun emerges from behind Gunnison Valley’s peaks. Sunny Gunni, as the locals call it, has an allure for everyone who pays rent or pitches their tent

ALTITUDE ADJUSTMENT: The Handshake

When opportunities arise, it’s wise to take them. Last Friday, Feb. 19, Editor in Chief Madi Bates and I seized one helluva chance to pursue the interview of our student journalist dreams. We attended a cafecito, with guest speakers Chelsea Clinton and America Ferrara. In