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From the Editor// Savannah Nelson

The best and worst things in life often go hand-in-hand. It’s in our nature to compare and contrast, to hold up the top-tier while noting the bottom-dweller. Charles Dickens captured it eloquently in his opening to A Tale of Two Cities, with “It was the

From the Editor // Savannah Nelson

In August 2015, I was given a new and unfamiliar task. In all of my time as a writer, I never had a platform all my own—especially not one that was published weekly and read by anyone. I’ve since cultivated an editorial voice in a

From to Editor // Savannah Nelson

A year ago I questioned the existence of this paper: Our future was in the hands of student voters, many of which had never heard of the Sentry or the Advocate or Tivoli #345. We had to defend our cause amidst fighting for our sanity.

From the Editor // Savannah Nelson

If you haven’t heard, Greek Life might be coming to CU Denver. There have been student surveys and focus groups garnishing support since the initiative popped up a few years ago. Auraria Campus will likely transform into a more inclusive and student-oriented experience, differing from

From the Editor// Savannah Nelson

DON’T READ ON Laughter is poison. It represents the deterioration of our society, and I hate it. I resent jokes and pranks and good times and clutch-your-belly giggles. Humor is dead, and we’d all benefit from cutting ourselves off. I’m a realist. The cup isn’t

From the Editor // Savannah Nelson

WRAMBLIN’ WRECK My dad’s heart broke, and I’m the one who did it. I was a senior in high school, and it was the day my dad asked if CU Denver had a softball team. The look on his face gave it all away—his shock, sadness,

From the Editor // Savannah Nelson

Over the past few years, I’ve allowed parts of myself to seep into my editorial writing. Readers have seen the dimensions of my personal life as I’ve revealed bits and pieces; from my moments of inspiration to my weaknesses to my academic strides to my

From the Editor // Savannah Nelson

Working in a communication field has its perks. As a member of the press, I’ve been granted numerous opportunities—from attending enticing events to creating a portfolio of published work to giving me the tools to write effectively in AP Style, the Sentry has been kind

From the Editor // Savannah Nelson

My last semester of college is defined by service learning. Three of my communication classes have 10 hours each of volunteer work, where I’m expected to serve and engage with my community through experiential learning. This past weekend I walked away from my first set

From the Editor //

Like most people, I’ve allocated an appropriate amount of time to exploring and understanding my own fears. As of today, mine are nothing extravagant—they exist in my brain’s amygdala, rarely triggered and thought of. Among meager things, like unlikely perilous situations or trauma or the