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North Dakota Pipeline

For the past several months, protestors in North Dakota and around the nation have planted themselves at the Sacred Stone camp, at Standing Rock Sioux in North Dakota, to express their anger toward the Dakota Access Pipeline. According to the Dakota Access Pipeline website, a

Double Standards Shouldn’t Be A Standard

GENDER IN POLITICS, 2016 The 2016 election is historical for having the first female nominee and the oldest nominee, but this election seems to focus on gender and politics above all, all too often. Having a potential female president is a big step forward for

Fear-Based Pranks Are Scarcely Appropriate

CONSENT IS IMPORTANT TO SCARING Just when it seemed 2016 couldn’t get any more outlandish, clowns started showing up across the nation’s neighborhoods, campuses, and nightmares. Some clowns are more menacing than others. People have been caught on video clad in wigs, ruffles, and red

Microaggressions Toward LGBTQ Community

GAY BFFS ARE NOT FOR SALE After gay marriage was legalized in the US, it seemed as if the nation had finally, for once, reached equilibrium. People could marry whomever they wanted without judgement and finally feel a part of a community without remaining buried

The High Cost Of Trendy Neighborhoods

RINO ART DISTRICT LOSING GALLERIES Denver is a booming city. According to the US Census Bureau, between 2014 and 2015 the population increased by 18,582 people. This means that Denver is one of the most popular places to move to in the nation. Thanks in

Service Dogs and Handlers Need Respect

YOU WOULDN’T PET A WHEELCHAIR Dogs are great. There are reasons they’ve been dubbed man’s best friend: they’re cute, ridiculous, steadfast, and dependable. They love unconditionally, and people love them too. There has even been a game created on social media— Dogspotting—to let people know

Students Are Not Single-Issue Voters

STOP YOUR POLITICAL PANDERING Politicians are desperately trying to connect with the college voter demographic, and their platforms have inevitably revolved around student loans and tuition costs. On Aug. 12, 2015, Hillary Clinton’s official Twitter page tweeted out “How does your student loan debt make

To Sit Or Not To Sit, That Is The Question

COLIN KAEPERNICK MAKES HIS CHOICE Football season has begun, and that means the coming months will be filled with Fantasy Football Leagues, Sunday Night football, and even controversy, which Colin Kaepernick has already got a head start on. Kaepernick, the starting quarterback for the San

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No Trump: Why Hillary Must Win

THIS ELECTION IS ONE FOR THE BOOKS Donald Trump’s presidential campaign style has often mirrored his approach to hosting the reality show “The Apprentice:” blunt, caustic, and unable to refrain from degrading insults. Trump’s attacks on Khizr and Ghazala Khan, parents of an Army captain

Cutthroat Academics Never Beneficial

STUDENT COMPETITION IN A NEW FORM “ Am I good enough?” “Did everybody get a better grade than me?” These are the constant phrases thrown between pre-health students at CU Denver. Although these statements may seem like empty complaints, they have become an invitation for