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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

Beloved Harry Potter returns. Sort of.

CURSED CHILD BEGS QUESTION: ARE YOU SIRIUS? A new Pokemon game has been released, the Clintons are trying to re-enter in the White House, and another addition has been made to the Harry Potter series. This year appears to be a revival of the 90s,

Women vs. women a dangerous affair

CELEBRITY DRAMA PERFECT FOR SEXISM      Welcome to 2016, the year where the US desperately needs to get a grip. There has been an abundance of tragedy since January, from the uprising of a dangerous demagogue to an alarming increase of terrorist attacks worldwide.

Wages Gap US National Soccer Teams

WOMEN MAKE MARGINALLY LESS The United States women’s national soccer team is nearing their one-year anniversary of winning the World Cup Soccer Championship. After exhibiting immense athleticism and nationalism for the US and inspiring women around the world, a fair payment for each player would

Campus Events Are Worth the Time

LOW-ATTENDANCE EVENTS A WASTE CU Denver students don’t attend enough events on campus. Every week, a number of events, small and large, are put on by different campus student organizations, including the Student Government Association, the Office of Student Life, the Career Center, and even

Religious Freedom Laws Not Quite Free

LGBTQ RISKS MORE DISCRIMINATION It takes hard work, dedication, and a certain amount of disregard for common decency to make something like “freedom” sound insidious. And, yet, lawmakers across the US— including Colorado—have done exactly that through proposed religious “freedom” bills. For the uninitiated: Religious

Social Media Post Fuels Deportation

FREEDOM OF SPEECH LOST On Feb. 3, an Egyptian pilot student posted a status on Facebook stating he’d be willing to serve a life sentence for killing business mogul and presidential candidate Donald Trump. About a month later, he was arrested and is being forced

Hoverboards a Growing Campus Nuisance

NEW TECH A PEDESTRIAN PAIN It’s refreshing to be able to commute to Auraria Campus without needing to own a car, truck, or SUV. This is a great advantage for urban and suburban living, but most bus and train stops are still blocks away from

Rape Legalization a Backwards Idea

ONLINE FORUM IN BAD TASTE A neo-masculinist online group known as “Return of the Kings” (ROK) has been the source of controversy and antagonism caused by their ideals, and rightfully so. The group offered suggestions for the advancement of society earlier this year, through advocating