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Should all majors require science classes?

NOT EVERYONE NEEDS THEM | By Kendra Hardin The promise of the opportunity to focus on one’s passions in college is only a half-truth for non-science majors. While useful for aspiring scientists, required science classes are excessive and distracting for all other majors. At the cost

Should national parks charge entrance fees?

FEES PROTECT THE ECOSYSTEM | Amanda Blackman Congress founded the National Park Service in 1916 with the mission of protecting natural landscapes and historical sites. The 58 national parks protected by the NPS welcome over 331 million visitors annually, according to their website. For years, the

Is Canvas a useful resource for students?

IT IS  INCONSISTENT AND CONFUSING | Tyler Halas CU Denver uses Canvas to organize all online course information and assignments for classes. Instructors use the online program as a major source of information. Courses utilize Canvas to take tests, quizzes, and homework online, but it is

Was the JFK assassination a conspiracy?

THE GOVERNMENT WAS INVOLVED | Sarai Nissan These are the known facts: President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on Nov. 22, 1963, slain by a bullet to the neck and a bullet to the head while driving down Dealey Plaza in Dallas in a limo

Is spoiler culture good or bad?

SPOILERS INFORM THE AUDIENCE | Amanda Blackman In a golden age of storytelling—with popular movies, books, and TV shows in constant release—spoilers are bound to happen. They have almost become a new normal, but many people still try to avoid them at all costs. However, this mindset

How important is campus involvement?

EVERY STUDENT SHOULD PARTICIPATE | Matt Kriese Before students step into the professional world, it is crucial that they first understand the importance of community. College is a unique opportunity to begin establishing this community and using it to propel forward into future professional endeavors.

Baby pics on social media: Yes or no?

THE CUTENESS SHOULD BE SHARED | Dilkush Khan Using social media platforms, users are able to share every part of their life, whether it be their lunch or their children—the latter being beneficial to both the parents and the viewers, since they’re so darn cute.

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Grade forgiveness at CU Denver: Yes or no?

IT’S ONLY FAIR | GUY SIMONS Grade forgiveness is when a student retakes a class after receiving an F, and if a better grade is received, the failing grade is removed from the student’s transcript. Implementing grade forgiveness at CU Denver would help students tremendously.

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Should retail workers have to smile?

HUMANS ARE COMPLEX | Matt Kriese People often forget that the economy is not some conglomerate, unrecognizable, giant beast that invisibly shapes our lives; on the contrary, it is run and maintained by actual human beings who experience life in much the same way as

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Wonder Woman, Feminist or No?

A STEP FORWARD | Alexander Elmore Wonder Woman was applauded by critics and audiences alike for its strong female protagonist, thoughtful storyline, and impressive action sequences when it opened worldwide this summer. However, people have recently begun to speak out against the film, calling it