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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

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