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FROM THE EDITOR: Accomplishments

Like any child of middle America, I played soccer. It’s like a rite of passage for 10-year-olds. I hated it, running all over the damn place, hot sun pouring down with the sweat that hampered my vision, and all my demonstrably thin friends barely losing

FROM THE EDITOR: Boss In Charge

When I joined the student newspaper two and a half years ago, my first inclination was not to take it too seriously. Of course, that was how I felt about all aspects of my personal life, and considered this position no differently. In the midst

ALTITUDE ADJUSTMENT: Vote, Vote, Vote

Do you believe in Freedom of Speech, direct communications to students by students, and the academia of journalism? If so, vote. It’s election week here at CU Denver, and there has never been a higher urgency for lovers of this newspaper to open that online

Campus Events Are Worth the Time

LOW-ATTENDANCE EVENTS A WASTE CU Denver students don’t attend enough events on campus. Every week, a number of events, small and large, are put on by different campus student organizations, including the Student Government Association, the Office of Student Life, the Career Center, and even

Is the Degree Worth It: Yes or No?

Rolling up to the end of four long years of sleepless nights and grueling tests, it can be a scary thing to ask the question, “Was it worth it?” Luckily, the answer is yes. A college degree is not an easy nor inexpensive thing to

FROM THE EDITOR: Future Opportunity

What role does a student newspaper play on a college campus? We at the Sentry have an obvious opinion, but I wondered: How do other students on our campus regard college newspapers? So I decided to wonder aloud with students on campus, and I found

Religious Freedom Laws Not Quite Free

LGBTQ RISKS MORE DISCRIMINATION It takes hard work, dedication, and a certain amount of disregard for common decency to make something like “freedom” sound insidious. And, yet, lawmakers across the US— including Colorado—have done exactly that through proposed religious “freedom” bills. For the uninitiated: Religious

Confronting Catcallers: Yes or No?

It can be difficult for many women to feel safe walking in the streets. Precautions such as changing the way one dresses or avoiding walking in certain areas are practiced by some women, all to avoid being harassed.A misunderstanding some catcallers claim to have is

ALTITUDE ADJUSTMENT: Writerly Women

I’ve never handled poetry well. For an English major, that category of study has always been difficult for me in an embarrassing way. Aren’t all writers poets? I really wish that were the case. Sometimes I can scrape together poetic thoughts and create something legible,

ALTITUDE ADJUSTMENT: Twenty-Fun

I’ve always been a person to exceed expectations. Whenever I’m assigned a role, I try to fulfill it and go beyond, without making a huge fuss or production. As a student, daughter, and teammate, I’ve always been more about embracing rules and convention, rather than