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Pencil Shavings | Tessa Blair

I have had a lot of hobbies. But only few have really stuck. Usually I get bored, can’t find time for them, or I get so frustrated at how much better than me everyone else with the hobby is. I know it’s irrational because I’m

From the Editor | Taylor Kirby

THE EYE OF THE STORM I lived in Tampa, Fl. for five years and uncountable hurricanes. Though we only suffered the calmer winds of Hurricane Katrina’s procession through the Gulf Coast, other storm systems hit us hard. Very hard. And still, my family never evacuated

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Should safety affect travelers: Yes or No?

EXPERIENCE THE WORLD | Ashley Bauler As the world political climate heats up, with North Korea’s continued aggression and the United States picking strongly worded responses, tensions are high. For many, they feel unsafe traveling in the world right now. ISIS lone-wolf attacks could happen

Swift trial offensive to assault victims

A NON-REALITY-BASED CRUSADE ON SEXUAL ASSAULT A Denver meet-and-greet with radio host DJ David Mueller and Taylor Swift, in 2013, lead to a long legal battle over Swift’s accusations that Mueller sexually assaulted her. Over the course of the Summer of 2017, the trial held

Pencil Shavings | Tessa Blair

You’re probably sick of reading stories about the eclipse of 2017, tired of seeing Instagram photos of friends in protective eyewear, and done hearing about how amazing an event it was. Well, I’m sorry, because I’m going to tell you again. As the time reached

From the Editor | Taylor Kirby

CAPTURING THE MOMENT I took over 2,000 photos when I studied abroad in South Korea. Sometimes, people in my class would leave their cameras at the hostel to “be in the moment” for whichever sites we were visiting that day. I never shared that impulse.

SGA Monthly Update: Meet the New Executives

ON THE HORIZON FOR SGA What is CU Denver Student Government Association, you ask? As an organization, we are the collective voice of the CU Denver student body. Much like the federal government, SGA is made up of three branches: the Executive Branch, the Legislative

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Wikipedia as a valuable research tool: yes or no?

DON’T USE IT | Matthew Kriese There is no better evidence on this Earth that all humans crave to be the foremost experts in everything better than the swamp of misdirected and oftentimes blatantly wrong information known as Wikipedia. Allowing non-experts to speak authoritatively over

From the Editor | Taylor Kirby

TAKING A LEAP A dying heart must be stopped entirely before it can be restored to its natural rhythm. I learned this while becoming CPR certified for the annual Lynx Student Leadership Retreat, and as our instructor moved forward with the lesson, I was stuck thinking

Commuter fees increase at Auraria

PARKING PRICES RISE ALONGSIDE STUDENT OUTRAGE At the Auraria campus, approximately 95 percent of the tri-institutional student body commutes a distance greater than five miles to campus. Many of these students drive to class, which is evident by the maxed-out capacity of three parking garages,