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Jacob McWilliams working on gender equality

Director of Women and Gender Center Crammed in a tiny office loaned out by the Experiential Learning Center and often overflowing with boxes, resides the Women and Gender Center. It started as the Women’s Resource Center in 2012, and currently operates within the office of

Sentry writer attacks Metro student

Passionate writer will do anything for quote This is Alli Ackerman, writer for the CU Denver’s newspaper, The Sentry. I’m going out onto Auraria campus to get a CU Denver student’s opinion on what cultural diversity means to them.  Ackerman: Hi, I’m a writer from

Donovan Blot: musician, poet, student

Florida native takes on Denver Donovan Blot is a prodigy in the making. Pulling from his Florida roots, Blot is transforming the world around him from every beat in his music to every verse of his poetry. A graduate from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Jack Kroll is ready for the future

Tech and education are colliding Jack Kroll sat down at a long, wooden table lined with an assortment of rolling chairs that make up the centerpiece of The Sentry’s office—the same table he used to work at as a Sentry employee. With a cup of

Auraria Campus’ future is looking green

Chris Herr makes new goals for the SCP Auraria’s Sustainability Campus Program (SCP) has become aware of reducing the ecological footprint of this campus over the past few years they established. A pilot for a new composting program has been running in the Tivoli. There

Former Olympian dreams of MD degree

Loree Thornton Sets Her Sights on a New Challenge From throwing a hammer in Beijing in the 2008 Summer Olympics to studying in the classrooms at CU Anschutz to become a surgeon, former Olympian Loree Thornton is no stranger to pushing herself to her limits

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Maria Buszek is rewriting punk history

REPRESENTING FORGOTTEN WOMEN Maria Elena Buszek certainly looks like an art historian, adorned with her clear-rimmed, cat eye glasses. Yet hidden underneath her protective veneer of academia, Buszek harbors a vivacious desire to stick it to the man—well, to be accurate, men. A self-described feminist

Frank Winchester lives a musical life

RAP AND HIP HOP PLAY ROLE IN HIS ACADEMICS Streaming services such as Spotify, SoundCloud, and YouTube are taking over the music industry, and many artists are using these platforms to make a name for themselves in the music scene. Take for example Frank Winchester,

Villain brings balance to communities in Colorado

Sebastien Chiu’s Kylo Ren serves all walks of the force Kylo Ren is in your classroom. Sebastien Chiu is a junior at CU Denver and a film student participating as a part of CU Denver! Live, a student based committee focused on planning cultural and

Somali Student Organization on the rise

Get to know the new kids on the block Out of CU Denver’s  many student clubs, the Somali Student Organization (SSO) stands out from the crowd — not just because it has barely been around for a year, but also because of its overall message