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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

Nirvana Polonyi is the model student

FROM PUBLICATIONS TO THE CLASSROOM CU Denver student Nirvana Polonyi, who is occupied by school and work, may seem like she is like the rest of the student body. However, Polonyi is a part time model, and has been featured in online and print publications

From the eyes of the monster

CU DENVER STUDENT PLAYS TERRIFYING ROLE Thirteenth Floor is a very popular haunted house attraction that opens every year the weekend before October. They actually have a brand-new building, with a brand-new set up, and brand-new scares. With animatronics, puppets, and real-life actors, this place

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

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

Hollywood director finds new beginnings at CU Denver

JEWETT SHOWS STUDENTS THE BIG LEAGUES From the assistant director who brought you 300: Rise of an Empire, CSI, and Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, comes a new hour-and-15-minute feature: class. One of CU Denver’s newest additions to the faculty is Eric

French works to bring Greek Life to CU

NON-TRADITIONAL GREEK LIFE TO COME SOON As a result of CU Denver student interest, the foundation for Greek Life at CU Denver is presently underway. Amanda French was hired in mid July as the Graduate Assistant for Non-Traditional Greek Life (NGL). Her role entails developing