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Kaitlin Bennett’s most problematic tweets

How her tweets facilitate hate and ignorance Anyone who has Twitter has probably come across Kaitlin Bennett at one time or another. The Ken State alumna rose to infamy in 2017, posting her graduation photos onto her account featuring Bennett walking through campus toting her

Stop calling lower back tattoos tramp stamps

Tattoos are not a statement on sexuality Lower back tattoos initially became popular for women because it’s an area that one covers in a professional setting but also because low-rise jeans were in style in the late 90s and early 2000s. As a result, women

Stop hating on Valentine’s Day

A day of love should not be associated with hate  Once upon a time, Valentine’s Day had evolved to symbolize a day of romance. Today, it is notoriously defined by cards, chocolates, and flowers, causing the day itself and the connotations that accompany it to

Profits not progress

Gillette’s ‘We Believe’ advertisement misses the point The P&G company Gillette, which specializes in men’s and women’s safety razors as well as other personal care products, released an advertisement titled, “We Believe” as part of their The Best A Man Can Be campaign. Instead of

What’s in a name?

Spelling your name at Starbucks is a venti deal A few years ago, Starbucks introduced (pardon the pun) using customers’ names on their drinks in order to both personalize the experience and reduce confusion on which drink belonged to which customer. The hope was that the

The Nuggets are the new top dog

Denver should support their best team The city of Denver has always been a Broncos town; they support that team through thick and thin and let everyone know about it. The past two seasons, however, have been less than ideal for the Denver Broncos. Quietly,

Add-on ticket fees complicate purchases

The total price should be advertised Excessive service fees on tickets to events like live shows and sporting events are not an unfamiliar annoyance for anyone that has ever purchased a ticket to any sort of entertainment event. Essentially, the annoyance isn’t in the fees

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Don’t persecute video games

VIDEO GAMES DON’T INCITE REAL-LIFE VIOLENCE There has been much debate on whether or not video games incite violence, but the truth is they don’t. The University of York conducted a study with over 3,000 participants, concluding that violent video games don’t prime players for

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

How Denver public art is being affected by gentrification Denver is covered with murals and various pieces of that provide tourists and locals alike with great photo opportunities. They’re beautiful, colorful, and it takes obvious talent to create them. And while they make great additions

Trick-or-treating should stop at age 13

Leave the candy for the children It’s Halloween night, which means the day-old tradition of putting on Halloween costumes to go trick-or-treating for free candy has come and little princesses, pirates, and superheroes parade the neighborhoods in search of the best tricks and treats. But