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Stranger than Fiction | Matt Kriese

I have never felt unsafe on this campus; on the contrary, I have always experienced a sense of community and comradely here. That’s why I keep coming back. Except, of course, for one fateful night in the dead of winter. On this night, I experienced

Stranger Than Fiction | Matt Kriese

As an American, there are certain values that I wish to uphold to the greatest extents and depths I can possibly achieve. I believe in a future built by the determination of young people who have seen the injustices of the past and wish to

Stranger than Fiction | Matt Kriese

There are few natural phenomena that truly capture the might of cosmos to the extent that a solar eclipse does. This ultra-rare experience was something that I thought a great many people would be highly interested in; if not for the scientific splendor of the

Stranger Than Fiction | Matthew Kriese

To say the presidency of Donald Trump has been without controversy is to be painfully distanced from the news reverberating from the Oval Office. The rhetoric of Trump has been sharp and has usually managed to cause some form of uproar across the nation. So,

Queerly Beloved // Gem Sheps

The past nine months have been wild. Somehow, that feels like an understatement. From my personal life to the state of the nation, it feels like everything around me has changed so radically that I’m not the same person I was when I started working

Queerly Beloved // Gem Sheps

The most hypocritial comment I hear from “allies” on a regular basis is, “I don’t care what people do in the bedroom, but I don’t want to hear about it, you know?” These people who consider themselves allies of the LGBTQ+ community believe that they’re

Queerly Beloved // Gem Sheps

In 2014, former President Obama issued Executive Order 13673, which required companies and employers to prove that they were compliant with federal workplace policies. It was signed alongside Executive Order 13672, which provided federal protection of LGBTQ+ employees against discrimination. Until March 27, employers had

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Bork Bork Bork // Bones

This is Bones McCoy of the U.S.S. Enterprise, reporting from the inside of my kennel because I just had my balls ripped out of my body and I’m not allowed to leave the apartment. This has been the worst week of my short life. I

Queerly Beloved// Gem Sheps

Buckle in, kids, it’s time for a lesson on LGBTQ+ terminology from yours truly. With as many terms for sexualities and genders as there are nowadays, people are bound to get confused. It happens. Language is an ever-evolving beast that cannot be reigned in for

Queerly Beloved // Gem Sheps

I had always hoped that by the time I was an adult I would have everything figured out, and for a while, I did. On my 18th birthday, I was a soon-to-be high school graduate and upcoming college freshman. I had been accepted into the CU