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Casa Mayan celebrates 40th anniversary

STUDENT ACTIVISTS AIM TO REINVENT AURARIA    Walking along 9th Street Park, CU Denver students are greeted by two rows of petite, Victorian houses sitting alongside the grassy median. These buildings, which now house organizations and offices, were once residential homes. Even before CU Denver

Raddest Ramen Bar

UNCLE RAMEN With dining options all around, students are hard-pressed to know which restaurants to skip and which ones are worthwhile. Without question, one solid option lies in the heart of the Highlands neighborhood, home to the popular restaurant Uncle.  The ramen at Uncle

Broadway’s Thriftiest Store

BUFFALO EXCHANGE The walls are decked with vintage band posters, mannequins are draped with 1970s chic clothing, and indie electronic music pulses through the room at the Buffalo Exchange location off of 1st and Broadway. Buffalo Exchange is one of Denver’s trendiest thrift stores; it

Denver’s Best Shopping Boutique

QUEEN CITY GENERAL STORE: NEAT AND CHIC Denver isn’t short of diverse and individualized boutiques that have carefully curated garments and oddities. The most recent addition to Capitol Hill and Denver’s assemblage of chic boutiques is Queen City General Store, owned and curated by Olivia

Bubble Trouble: The Fastest Way to Ruin Your Morning

RUPERT’S AT THE EDGE Rupert’s at the Edge is famous for a few things, including beautiful views of Sloan’s Lake and vegan french toast. Families and friends have the most positive experiences from the variety of comfort foods they serve. With the reasonable price and

Unhappiest Hour

FOREST ROOM CAN BE BEAT Forest Room Five has an atmosphere of kitschy wonder. Equipped with a patio and fi re pits, built in streams and bridges, the cabin-like interior and a variety of taxidermy scattered throughout, Forest Room creates an absorbing ambiance. But that’s

Local Cafe Equal Parts Coffee and Cats

PURR-IFIC TIME WITH KITTENS, BOOKS, AND GAMES To celebrate the national Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month, why not adopt a cat while ordering your morning coffee? Denver Cat Company—one of the first permanent cat cafes to open in the US—stars a rotating cast of cats

Alumnus Connor Serr Co-Curates ‘Nexus’

MYSTICAL EXHIBIT UNITES PAINTINGS, TATTOOS As live music filled the room, conversations buzzed, and fine wine poured, visitors to Abend Gallery gathered for the opening party of the new exhibition Nexus. Abend Gallery, located on East Colfax near East High School, is an influential piece

‘Variations Stylistiques’ Published

BOOK HELPS STUDENTS SPEAK LIKE NATIVES Diane Dansereau, associate professor in the Department of Modern Languages, had a problem: She couldn’t find any books at a truly high level for her top-tier French class. “It took me a long time to figure out why, and

Russian Art Explores Politics, Pollution

SLOANE GALLERY GEM OF HISTORIC DOWNTOWN Situated at the base of one of America’s grandest mountain ranges and to the west of the great plains, Denver’s art scene includes the unexpected: Russian-influenced art. Sloane Gallery, located at the corner of 17th and Larimer in historic