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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

Traveling Abroad: Yes or No?

Few things are as life-changing, terrifying, or teaching than living on the fringes of your comfort zone thousands of miles from your home. Traveling serves many purposes that enrich individuals’ lives, particularly study abroad programs.During college, there is a unique opportunity to travel in a

FROM THE EDITOR: Bittersweet Weeks

Bittersweet is the day that we return to school after Spring Break. Too short a time ago we were all traveling, or reading for pleasure, or maybe we were on campus busting our butts and cursing everyone else who roamed the streets freely. At the

Social Media Post Fuels Deportation

FREEDOM OF SPEECH LOST On Feb. 3, an Egyptian pilot student posted a status on Facebook stating he’d be willing to serve a life sentence for killing business mogul and presidential candidate Donald Trump. About a month later, he was arrested and is being forced

On the Record with Raul (March 2016)

If I’m truthful, I’ve got to admit I’m more than a little jealous of all of you who are headed off on Spring Break! Some of you will travel to warmer climates, others will take advantage of our fabulous spring skiing conditions, while many will

Hoverboards a Growing Campus Nuisance

NEW TECH A PEDESTRIAN PAIN It’s refreshing to be able to commute to Auraria Campus without needing to own a car, truck, or SUV. This is a great advantage for urban and suburban living, but most bus and train stops are still blocks away from

ALTITUDE ADJUSTMENT: Keep Chugging

Spring Break, I’m calling your name. Please answer, as soon as possible. It’s almost here: The weeklong academic break, that summer vacation teaser, which hits CU Denver at the end of March. For some, Spring Break offers nothing more than incentive to pick up extra

Millenials Restore Degrading Faith

THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT As an older gentleman on campus, it’s easy to slide into accepting the standard-issue stereotypes of millennials— the bulk of Auraria Campus student—as a whiny, self-absorbed lot with outsized senses of entitlement who relate better to smart phones than to

FROM THE EDITOR: Humility A Digestif

Often in life we get little lessons in humility— something big happens and it brings us right back to the little ledge where we started at before ascending whichever social ladder was within our closest grasp. My lesson in humility this month is pressure. While

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