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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

It is time to help hurricane victims

SET ASIDE THE EXCUSES AND DONATE Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Houston, TX on Aug. 25 this year. Many people in the United States stepped up to the plate to help those whose homes were destroyed, but many people couldn’t find it in themselves to

Eight months of Trump’s bad decision

THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S ACTION HAVE HAD HARMFUL EFFECTS It has only been about eight months since Trump has gotten elected. It has been a rough eight months it feels more like eight years. Trump supporters say that he has gotten many things done for this

Pencil Shavings | Tessa Blair

I got to English class early. It was my first year in college and I didn’t want to be late. I pulled out my laptop and started doing what I always did when I had a few minutes of downtime: looked at available dogs on

Importance of Media Today

Rallies, debates, and social media wars in a time of so much conflict, it seems as though even 24-hour news coverage isn’t enough. Luckily for reporters, modern politics permeate fictional TV shows just as much as the news. Recently, many popular TV shows have adopted

The importance of studying abroad

TRAVELLING OFFERS STUDENTS NEW PERSPECTIVES Today, the world is intricately connected on a global scale. The ways that many foreign institutions educate their students allow them to learn how to interact with people from other countries while also emboldening different language capabilities. One way institutions

Swift trial offensive to assault victims

A NON-REALITY-BASED CRUSADE ON SEXUAL ASSAULT A Denver meet-and-greet with radio host DJ David Mueller and Taylor Swift, in 2013, lead to a long legal battle over Swift’s accusations that Mueller sexually assaulted her. Over the course of the Summer of 2017, the trial held