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Changes to FAFSA Affect CU Denver Students

FEDERAL POLICIES MANDATE DECLARATION OF MAJOR Some students start college with a four-year plan, while others are figuring out where they belong. In the meantime, they continue to apply for financial aid and hope that each semester, there’s a bigger package. To receive financial aid,

Sonia Sotomayor Returns to Auraria Campus

SUPREME COURT JUSTICE INSPIRES STUDENTS “They hate it when I do this,” Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor said before being guided by her visibly-anxious security team into the crowd of students and faculty from Metro State and CU Denver. This refusal to stay seated on

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GEM SHEPS: Queerly Beloved

After a weekend of vacationing in my terrible hometown, I’ve been looking forward to being back on our nice, progressive campus. My hometown of Woodland Park isn’t diverse—I knew about three out queer kids in high school out of a total of 700, and pretty

Counseling Centers Reaches Out to Students

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. In America, 42,773 people die by suicide each year. For every successful suicide there are 25 attempts. The average amount of suicides per day is 117. Sept. 5th through 10th is Suicide Prevention Week,

CU Mentors Strives to Make College Attainable

LYNX CREATES THE LINKS TO A PROSPEROUS FUTURE According to the New York Times, “President Obama and the Common Core Standards [have put] the ‘college and career ready’ mantra on the lips of K-12 educators across the country.” Deciding what college to attend is now

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Tatiana Cullen

ARCHITECTURE STUDENT PARTAKES IN ELITE PROJECT Master of Architecture student Tatiana Cullen has dreamt of becoming an architect for as long as she can remember. While reminiscing about her childhood, Cullen recounted how much she loved painting, drawing, sculpting, and art. She found inspiration in

Campus Parking Increase Troubles Students

FEES INCREASE BY 25 CENTS THIS YEAR Back to school means back to late night studying, bottomless cups of coffee, and, for many, back to parking nightmares. While most campus commuters make their way to school via buses and the light rail, thousands of students

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City of Denver Misuses Homeless Donations

MAYOR PAYS FOR SWEEPS WITH DONATION FUNDS It has become apparent that in the city of Denver during the last few years, there has been an increase of people who are homeless. With more than 10,000 individuals displaced—an all-time high—recent allegations of misuse of homeless

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GEM SHEPS: Queerly Beloved

We are gathered here today to discuss the resources we have access to as LGBTQ+ students. The GLBT Student Services (GLBTSS) office is one of the major LGBTQ+ friendly resource centers on campus. It can be found in the Tivoli, and it provides information to

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Gem Sheps: Queerly Beloved

Queerly Beloved, we are gathered here today to have a talk.As a community I am happy to represent through the news section of the Sentry, we have made some incredible strides. Last year, the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage was legal in all 50