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Should students take summer classes?

It will help in the long run Opinion by Tara Perticone Summers are long and there is work to be done, and that is why courses are offered during that time. One class during an otherwise relaxing summer can help students get ahead or allow

Pencil Shavings

As I was walking around the dog park with my pups, I saw a man searching the ground in the middle of the field—grocery bags overflowing from his pockets, a large bag of poop hanging from one hand, and an inverted bag covering his other

Looking back from Lookout Mountain

There’s a hill somewhere in Denver with a startling nighttime view. As a child, I’d hold my breath as we approached the crest of it, viscerally anticipating the moment when the dark pavement would drop out ahead of our car and give way to the

Mayor Hancock should resign

Sexual harassment should not be tolerated Mayor Michael Hancock must resign from his role as Mayor of Denver. Mayor Hancock, a CU Denver alumnus, has taken advantage of his position as mayor to harass Denver Police Detective Leslie Branch-Wise, who was assigned to his security

Pencil Shavings

This semester has been keeping me busy—very busy. With creating a weekly newspaper, taking classes packed with assignments, and caring for two big fur babies, one of my biggest fears is having to miss a day due to an accident or illness. And last week,

Should students walk at graduation?

There are better ways to celebrate Opinion by Tara Perticone Graduation is a special time of the year where students see their hard work pay off and finally move on to another part of their lives. That, however, doesn’t mean that it is necessary to

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SGA update

It’s election season! If you are a student aspiring to make change on campus or are looking for a way to get involved, SGA is the place for you.  Why should you run for office, you ask? Simple. You’ll be at the forefront for change

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Raul’s Report: What have you done today to get better?

Challenge yourself to improve every day By Raul Cardenas, PhD I ask my children two questions each day. What have you done today to get better? And, what have you learned today? They get a little tired of me pestering them but, although they’d never admit

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Wellness Zone: Spiritual Health

The ingredients of spiritual wellness By Jeff Franklin, PhD What is spiritual health? It would be presumptuous to think we can define this for others. Spiritual journeys are unique. In my case, I was raised in a devout Christian family and have been a practicing

Should students be able to opt-out of fees?

Fees benefit everyone Opinion by Padideh Aghanoury Student fees are an inevitable part of college. These fees help pay for a variety of necessary features on a campus that are not fully funded by tuition alone. For example, students in the College of Liberal Arts