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The W. and Ellen Lovefest America’s (arguably) favorite daytime talk show host Ellen DeGeneres attracted controversy in recent weeks after being photographed with former President George W. Bush. Bush isn’t just any ex-president. Bush is the man who called for a constitutional amendment to ban

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Campaigning While Female A press conference last week organized by Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman (who are full-time conservative activists, I guess?) revealed that Kelvin Ty Whelly, a 24-year-old ex-Marine, supposedly had an affair with U.S. Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren. Wohl and Burkman

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Children are the future? Like many Americans, I first learned of the work of Swedish activist Greta Thunberg within the last few weeks. I mostly glazed over headlines until something caught my eye: Greta Thunberg is 16 years old. Though many are probably aware of

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Politicians aren’t heroes Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had already been facing a series of public relations disasters over the last year when photos were released of Trudeau wearing brownface at an “Arabian Nights” themed party in 2001. Most notably, in April the Canada Ethics

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Debating cancel culture Saturday Night Live announced its new cast members for the upcoming 45th season on Sept. 12. The next day, journalists found videos of new hire Shane Gillis using racial slurs to describe Asian Americans, among other inflammatory remarks, on his podcast. Former

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Ugliness of Social Media I  use social media because, as a writer who’s trying to promote my work and as a graduate student who’s entering the job market soon, having a social media presence is probably a career necessity. Sometimes I wish we were still

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You should run (for office) I recently attended a forum hosted by the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce, which I covered in this week’s issue, on how women can get more involved in politics, including running for office. The  panelists discussed barriers to access when it

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Why is the GRE a thing? I’m applying to PhD programs this fall. The one at CU Boulder requires applicants to submit GRE scores with a minimum score of 300 necessary to apply to the program. This summer I had to do what I’ve been

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Millennial Burnout In January, Buzzfeed published, “How Millennials Became The Burnout Generation” by Anne Helen Petersen, and the article quickly circulated amongst my group of friends. “I couldn’t believe how much this resonated with me,” one of my friends said. I was surprised. Based on

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The Greedy Professions Last week I wrote about my anxieties with job searching, which I think is relatively common, even if my personal concerns are a little more specific. I know very few people who enjoy the job application and interview process, and people who