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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

Your major isn’t useless 

The “worst majors to pick” lists are the worst The “worst majors to pick” lists continue to plaster the internet and people’s news feeds. According to these lists, anyone not on the STEM track will be thoroughly disappointed to find that their major is most

Celebrities are entitled to privacy

If they want secrecy, it should be respected Just because a person chooses to live a life in the public eye does not mean that every aspect of their life deserves to be dissected. If a celebrity makes a public request for their private life

Gender bending isn’t the answer to feminism

Hollywood is making an unnecessary evil Ocean’s 8 is a reboot of a franchise that replaced the likes of George Clooney and Matt Damon with Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett as the leaders of a team of criminals attempting to pull off a heist. The

Take care of future you now

Future you will be happy you didn’t procrastinate Too often, people focus on instant gratification rather than worrying about the needs and wants of their future self.  A New York Times article by Tim Herrera identified that someone’s future self can be as foreign as

Brand loyalty does not equal personality

People are not who they wear Walking across campus, it’s nearly impossible to go a block without seeing a walking billboard. Someone wearing their new Adidas and an Under Armor shirt or maybe someone with a skated-in pair of Vans accompanying a Fjallraven backpack. Brands

Why is poaching still happening?

People need to be educated about its effects According to the Humane Society, “For every animal that is hunted legally, there is another one that is poached, adding up to tens of millions of animals being illegally killed every year.” Poaching has become a widespread