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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

ALTITUDE ADJUSTMENT: Jiggy With It

For anyone who gets to know me, they discover rather quickly that my hips are constantly swaying, my feet are usually tapping, and my arms rarely sit still while music is playing. The editors at the Sentry, perhaps despite their best efforts, have gotten to

ALTITUDE ADJUSTMENT: Boundless Lovin’

If you’d ever like to see what passionate indignation looks like, taunt me with your Valentine’s Day renditions of doubt—that true love doesn’t exist, or that romantic love simply doesn’t last. Even better, if you’d like to experience withstanding happiness and joy, expand your mind

ALTITUDE ADJUSTMENT: Paint Me Positive

As an anxious person, I’ve found that the best way to evade non-stop panic and stress is through creativity. The past few weeks have been dedicated to a search for a stable imaginative outlet—adult coloring books, reorganization, and nail art have been utilized. However, one

ALTITUDE ADJUSTMENT: Essay Questions

Sometimes as a writing student with a writing job, it can be hard to remember why I signed myself up for so much literary challenge all at once. Every day consists of a new page, a different word count, and another prompt. This week, an

ALTITUDE ADJUSTMENT: Hasta Luego

While celebrating the New Year in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, I picked up a Spanish phrase that strikes my fancy: hasta luego. It translates to “see you later,” and captures my mood as the transition into a new year, semester, and era of this newspaper begins.