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Stranger than Fiction | Matt Kriese

In my experience working alongside people of all backgrounds, sexual identities, and places on the gender spectrum, I have learned to grow and be shaped by the ways in which individuals express themselves. From these friendships, I have heard frankly horrific tales of abuse and

CU Denver offers vaccines to students

FLU SEASON HAS ARRIVED Nothing dictates that summer is over and fall has begun like the start of flu season. With the commencement of flu season, vaccinations are now available at every corner. According to Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the flu peaks between

Groundwater becoming heightened risk

WATER THE CHANCES STUDENTS ARE AT RISK? Every year, the Environmental Protection Agency publishes a list of sites across the United States that need contamination control. These are called “Superfund” sites. Most of these sites are former industrial complexes that have been abandoned. There are

Mayor Michael Hancock speaks on Auraria Campus

LEAVES LYNXFEST IN LAUGHTER On Saturday, Oct. 14, the usual queso smell that fills the halls of the Student Commons Building was replaced with whiffs of fresh barbeque as students, alumni, and their families gathered for a luncheon with Mayor Michael Hancock. The luncheon was

Stranger Than Fiction | Matt Kriese

There are few things in this world that I can say are worthy of being hated. I am someone who, in most cases, will not be affected by the world changing around me. I am excited to change with it. But, there is one part

Free speech becoming major issue on campus

STUDENT ORG IS AT THE FOREFRONT OF CONVERSATION Free speech rights are one of the most talked about current political debates in this country right now; specifically, whether hate speech should be protected under the first amendment. There are examples of this debate around America

International students pay more for same degree

MANY OF THE COSTS ARE UNAVOIDABLE CU Denver strives on its diversity and inclusion on campus. In fall 2016, there were more than 43 percent of undergraduate students of color and 57 percent of new first-year students of color. With the Office of International Affairs,

Homeless students on campus struggle

FOOD PANTRY PROVIDES RESOURCES FOR HOMELESS Many students often complain about how hard it is being a broke college student. However, most of the students also talk about how exciting it is after a long day to climb into warm and cozy beds. For a

Stranger Than Fiction | Matt Kriese

As I watched my Facebook feed on Sunday, I was beyond shocked to see the images come out of Las Vegas. An overwhelming sadness took hold of me as I began to reflect on occurrences like the one in Vegas which have impacted me with

Alternative breaks help students travel

SERVICE-BASED TRIPS HELP STUDENTS SEE THE WORLD Alternative Breaks was first established in 2009 as a staff-facilitated program, but over the past five years it has adapted into a student-facilitated organization that offers a transformative experience for both the students and the community they engage