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People need to see diverse cinema

Audiences are the solution to increasing representation With Marvel’s Black Panther poised to become the third highest domestically grossing film of all time, it’s time to have a discussion about diversity in cinema. Diversity is a two-way street. While audiences demand diversity, both in ethnicity

Katy Perry kissed a boy and he didn’t like it

The sexual assault double standard should not be tolerated American Idol is a singing competition where contestants have the opportunity to make their dreams come true— but for Benjamin Glaze, he got more than what he asked for. Walking in, Glaze was prepared to make

Mayor Hancock should resign

Sexual harassment should not be tolerated Mayor Michael Hancock must resign from his role as Mayor of Denver. Mayor Hancock, a CU Denver alumnus, has taken advantage of his position as mayor to harass Denver Police Detective Leslie Branch-Wise, who was assigned to his security

CU Denver is targeting the wrong students

An untraditional campus calls for untraditional students Adam Smith, the father of economics, proposed that countries should specialize in their most efficient means of production relative to others. Today, this translates into businesses cutting non-revenue generators to focus on producing efficiency. Universities are businesses that

Scalper bots are ruining the industry

Concert-goers need to take back the power There’s a dark power that has been unrestricted for many years, thriving on innocent concert attendees’ wallets. Its grip has wrung wallets dry, and now it has become too strong to be stopped. Venues like the Ogden, the

Foreign language education is lacking

CU Denver needs more language requirements Currently, according to ilanguages.org, 60 percent of people in the world speak multiple languages—meaning that a minority of the world population can only speak one language. However, according to The Atlantic, only one percent of American adults can speak

“Adpocolypse” hits YouTube

New policies negatively affect creators In late 2017, YouTube and Google had a small crisis when advertisers realized their ads were showing up on ISIS propaganda YouTube videos. Affluent advertisers left in droves. YouTube and Google followed up with guideline changes. These changes were implemented

#BlueLivesMatter is a racist response to tragedy

Officers need to be honored differently In the last two months, three Colorado police officers have been fatally shot in the line of duty. The tragic deaths of sheriff deputies Zach Parrish, Heath Gumm, and Micah Flick rallied the communities most directly affected—Highlands Ranch, Thornton,

News coverage needs to stay current

What Trump said was bad—now move on During a bipartisan meeting held on Jan. 9 to discuss immigration policy and the fate of the DACA bill, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) insisted that President Trump used vulgar language to describe Haiti and African nations. The news

Sexual assault should not be a punchline

Comments at the Golden Globes were harmful Hollywood was shaken in late 2017 with the outpouring of sexual harassment allegations against some of the most popular and powerful men in the entertainment industry. Men lost their careers, families were torn apart, and victims were forced