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Arguing Politics on Facebook: Yes or No?

Openly discussing political opinion was once considered taboo. Now, thanks to Facebook and other social media networks, such heavy-hitting subjects are as public as they are uninhibited, and activism is all the better for it.Though watching people misspell their way through a racist rant that

FROM THE EDITOR: Day for Women

Before CU Denver, I was a proud student at Fort Lewis College. Say what you want about Fort Leisure—I mean Fort Loser—I mean Snort Lewis—it was fun. And it was wholly unique in terms of settings, sitting quietly on top of a plateau overlooking the

ALTITUDE ADJUSTMENT: Nice Nice Baby

We’re living in uncharted waters, in frightening times. Everywhere I turn, it’s becoming clear that the single-most precious ingredient for human life is slowly fading away: Compassion. On Facebook, I see political posts daily. While I commend the people in my life for evading political

Rape Legalization a Backwards Idea

ONLINE FORUM IN BAD TASTE A neo-masculinist online group known as “Return of the Kings” (ROK) has been the source of controversy and antagonism caused by their ideals, and rightfully so. The group offered suggestions for the advancement of society earlier this year, through advocating

Celebrating the Death of an Enemy: Yes or No?

Every person is a complex human being. We all have feelings, thoughts, families, friends, childhoods, beliefs, and everything else that every other person experiences. Even if someone is controversial, that does not mean their death should lack respect. They couldn’t see past their own opinions.

Social Slurs Have No Place in School

BEING ‘PC’ ISN’T THE ISSUE Social slurs do not belong in a classroom. When it comes to using a word that classifies a group of people as a negative adjective, it goes beyond hurting people’s feelings or going against political correctness. It continues to objectify

Empowerment through Sexuality: Yes or No?

The idea that women should should find empowerment in her sexuality has become so trite and flawed in current American culture that the words “female sexual empowerment” have completely lost all meaning. That kind of power isn’t all that positive. When you think of women

FROM THE EDITOR: Spammin’

We live in an age of fraud. I don’t mean to be dramatic or repeat a bunch of meaningless taglines, but it’s true that nowadays value is only skin-deep. It’s a lesson learned over time—nothing is what it seems to be. I understand why everyone

ALTITUDE ADJUSTMENT: Times Change

My small mountain town is always calling my name, especially as the snow starts to melt and the spring-time sun emerges from behind Gunnison Valley’s peaks. Sunny Gunni, as the locals call it, has an allure for everyone who pays rent or pitches their tent

ALTITUDE ADJUSTMENT: The Handshake

When opportunities arise, it’s wise to take them. Last Friday, Feb. 19, Editor in Chief Madi Bates and I seized one helluva chance to pursue the interview of our student journalist dreams. We attended a cafecito, with guest speakers Chelsea Clinton and America Ferrara. In