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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

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