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Parking should be free on weekends

HARDWORKING STUDENTS AND STAFF DESERVE IT It’s ironic that the students and faculty who go above and beyond to contribute to their university on the weekends still have to pay above and beyond what should be necessary for parking. Instead, these hard-working students and faculty

Spitting in public is unsanitary and gross

NOT ONLY IS IT INDECENT, IT IS AGAINST THE LAW Many obstacles that come with living in cities seem completely unnecessary: potholes, waiting for buses in snowstorms, and constantly checking above for pigeon excretion all come to mind. However, above all trivial urban tribulations, none

US news priorities need to change

LACK OF INTERNATIONAL NEWS COVERAGE IS CENSORSHIP  This fall has seen countless momentous global news stories. Southeast Asia faced one of the worst wet seasons in recent history, flooding the region with monsoons that killed over 1,200 people. The attack by terrorist forces in Niger on

Feeling ill? Stay home.

NO NEED TO GET EVERYONE ELSE SICK, TOO Aphlegm-filled cough growls from the depths of a mucus-coated esophagus. A throat cleared, a sniffling nose, and finally a sneeze; dreary eyes and lip corners are dried miserably from hours of mouth-breathing during sleepless nights. One can’t

Stop celebrating Columbus Day

INCORRECT HISTORY DOES NOT DESERVE A HOLIDAY There is debate on whether Columbus Day should continue to be celebrated in a modernist society; revisionist history proves that Christopher Columbus should not be celebrated. There should no longer be a holiday that celebrates a person who

Sexism holds negative implications for society

CAM NEWTON’S CONTROVERSIAL COMMENTS “It’s funny.” After being asked by Jourdan Rodrigue, a female reporter for the Charlotte Observer, about routes and plays, Cam Newton displayed sexism blatantly by replying, “It’s funny to hear a female talk about ‘routes.’” Immediately the media audience buzzed with

African Americans deserve a voice

FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS STILL BEING OPPRESSED “They have their right to have their First Amendment off the field.” “They can do free speech on their own time.” These words were spoken by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin regarding the NFL protests of the national anthem. Similar

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Adaptations should take artistic liberties

A DIRECTOR’S CREATIVITY SHOULD BE ENCOURAGED From iconic films like Tod Browning’s Dracula in 1939 to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, book-to-film adaptations have proven an effective way for producers to gain credibility and draw in larger crowds. Inevitably, though, while adapted films often appeal to

Tuition lock needed at CU Denver

FEE INCREASES ARE UNFAIR TO STUDENTS With the cost of attending college throughout the United States on the rise, CU Denver often attracts students because it has an affordable price tag without sacrificing valuable academics when compared to other universities. With nearly 80 percent of

Stop romanticizing controlling behavior

WOMEN ARE NOT A PRIZE TO BE “WON” Recently, a man in the UK attempted to win back his “true love” by sitting in a park and playing piano until she came back to him. Just to be clear: this man dated a woman for