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Commuter fees increase at Auraria

PARKING PRICES RISE ALONGSIDE STUDENT OUTRAGE At the Auraria campus, approximately 95 percent of the tri-institutional student body commutes a distance greater than five miles to campus. Many of these students drive to class, which is evident by the maxed-out capacity of three parking garages,

Dinner for three for Mike Pence

VP ALONE REFUSES TO DINE WITH OTHER WOMEN The White House under the Trump Administration has seen many bizarre instances coming from his staff, from caricatures like Press Secretary Sean Spicer and Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway starring in controversies on a weekly basis. The

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Non-traditional students left behind

CU DENVER HAS MOVED ON CU Denver was once an oasis away from traditional college trends: dorm housing was nonexistent, “commuter” was used as a positive attribute, and campus facilities held a single purpose—to hold classes, which students would attend and then promptly leave, so

Tomi Lahren fired from TheBlaze

PRO-CHOICE ISN’T A CONSERVATIVE STANCE Loudmouth Millennial host of the conservative show Tomi on TheBlaze, Tomi Lahren, was suspended and then formally released from host of the show for coming out as pro-choice. Lahren has a strong following on Facebook and Twitter and she has

Grammar is not an IQ score

COMMA PLACEMENT ISN’T COMMON SENSE Prescriptivist grammarians do more than bolster the ranks of Facebook’s most annoying commenters—we get it, you think you’re smarter than everyone else—they might also lessen the quality of someone’s education. The proliferation of grammar nazism as a signpost of intelligence

Decision to ban speech on Auraria seems ill-conceived

STUDENTS FACE SILENCE In an effort to prevent offense on one of Colorado’s most diverse campuses, Auraria has banned speech in all its forms. It has been difficult to gauge how students feel about the new policy in the weeks since its enactment because the

Good Weather is Global Warming

Colorado’s climate is notorious for being temperamental and unpredictable, especially in the winter. Coloradans can see blizzard conditions during their morning commute and by lunchtime be sitting on a restaurant patio soaking up the sun. Recently Coloradans have seen a mixture of these weather conditions,

Academic laziness is not a feat

WORKING HARD IS SUPER COOL  Bragging has always had its place in the classroom, despite how unfortunate and unbecoming it is. From students fighting one-upping wars on busyness and stress to professors smearing the accomplishments of their youth, there’s nothing quite as tiring as hearing

Stop pretending to be an economist

IT’S NOT THE ECONOMY STUPID A  friend of mine once said, “You know what the problem is with being an economist? Everyone has an opinion about the economy, but no one goes up to a geologist and says, ‘Igneous rocks are hogwash.’” A specter is

Award shows: tone down the politics

TAKE TIME TO CELEBRATE THE ARTS Everyone has a voice, and everyone wants to have it heard. However, there is a time and place for expressing certain feelings. Award shows, such as the Golden Globes or the Academy Awards, are a time to celebrate the