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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

CU Denver is targeting the wrong students

An untraditional campus calls for untraditional students Adam Smith, the father of economics, proposed that countries should specialize in their most efficient means of production relative to others. Today, this translates into businesses cutting non-revenue generators to focus on producing efficiency. Universities are businesses that

Pencil Shavings

I’m sitting on the couch trying out every Snapchat filter on my face, taking 100 of the same pictures of my dogs sleeping on the couch next to me, and occasionally scrolling through Instagram to see the same posts I saw 10 minutes ago. I

The demographics of squirrels

There are approximately 1.2 billion squirrels in the United States, a number that puts the squirrel-to-human ratio at about 1:4. These numbers likely don’t surprise anyone who’s tried to enjoy a meal in 9th Street Park—a space where squirrels handily assert their dominance with both

Scalper bots are ruining the industry

Concert-goers need to take back the power There’s a dark power that has been unrestricted for many years, thriving on innocent concert attendees’ wallets. Its grip has wrung wallets dry, and now it has become too strong to be stopped. Venues like the Ogden, the