It’s the beginning of the end of my time here at CU Denver. I graduate in May and I am still in awe that this is my final semester. These past four years have been filled with laughter, tears, and endless amounts of homework. I
2016 WAS BAD, BUT IT GETS BETTER The world rang in Jan. 1, 2017 with a shared sense of despair. 2016, most agree, was the Worst Year Ever™. New Year’s Eve was celebrated by many not as a time of new beginnings, but as the end
HOW IMPORTANT IS OUR SAFETY Our culture privileges the uninhibited right to own firearms over the lives of kindergartners, teachers, moviegoers, worshippers, the police, and people in general. This reality has taught us to prepare for—even to expect—a mass shooting. Mass shooters have been educated
It’s the best time of the year: I live for Christmas. Not only does CU Denver have an outrageously long (and appreciated) winter break, the holiday is filled with extensive cheer: there are simple traditions and family time and a quiet return to my hometown.
WHO ROASTS CHESTNUTS ANYMORE? The world unquestionably cannot deny the ubiquity of the sweet, aromatic beauty of peppermint. From first landing in the bellies of the ancient Egyptians to the ambrosial peppermint mocha consumed while this is written, peppermint’s place as a staple flavor sits
FOCUS ON KNOWLEDGE College is about learning. It is about obtaining knowledge and experience to improve life personally and professionally. A class should enlighten and engage a student and better prepare them for the world ahead. Unfortunately, though, classes are too often just seen as
The dumpster fire that is 2016 is almost over. With every coming new year, it is chance to forget the past and move on to the future, which could not be more true for 2017. With the loss of a gorilla, the deaths of many
Never underestimate the power of a week off from school. Fall Break gave me just what I needed: an actual break. A few consecutive days where I didn’t have to rush to and from class, try to do homework, and squeeze in time for friends.
RUIN THEIR CAREERS The much-anticipated Harry Potter prequel Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them premiered on Nov. 18. A few months prior to its release, The Guardian revealed that actor Johnny Depp—who played a role in the movie—had abused his now ex-wife, actress Amber
TIVOLI STARBUCKS CHALLENGES HUMANITY The average college student carries around five dollars in cash—barely enough to fund a much-needed cup of coffee between classes. With the rising costs of rent, food, clothes, and textbooks, some students have found a convenient job at our own Tivoli Starbucks that