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College necessities everyone should have

how to handle a new living space Everyone thinks packing for college is easy. Toothbrush? Check. Sheets? Check. Chargers? Check. But living without parents for the first time requires thinking about all the tiny things that are so often taken for granted. Thus, here’s a

Vaccine Distribution Faces Multiple Obstacles

Despite hurdles, campus set to open in the fall Nearly a year after the COVID-19 pandemic was declared by the World Health Organization, three vital vaccines emerged, offering a chance for the world to get back to normal. These vaccines, produced by Pfizer, Moderna, and

Jojo Siwa is a Queer Icon

coming out isn’t easy In January 2021, Internet star Jojo Siwa came out. Coming out is inherently a bold expression of bravery, but for someone living under a microscope operated by suburban white moms, coming out is unimaginably courageous, powerful, and inspirational. Jojo Siwa was

A guide to ethical music streaming

Alternatives to listening to music by abusers It’s 2021. Unfortunately, as with so much of the entertainment industry, many music artists from all genres have faced allegations of sexual assault, harassment, racism, and other generally shitty behaviors. Good news is, there’s an endless supply of

Stop shaming homeless people

They still deserve kindness According to the 2019 Point in Time Survey, there are over 5,000 people experiencing homelessness in Denver alone. A similar survey conducted by the White House Council of Economic Advisers indicates that over half a million people nationwide are unhoused. Homelessness

Stop listening to music by abusers

It really isn’t that hard As of September, XXXTENTACION still has over 26 million -monthly listeners on Spotify, and several songs with over a billion streams. Chris Brown has over 34 million monthly listeners. Pop punk band Falling in Reverse, led by Ronnie Radke, has

Stop shaming people for not immediately responding

stop expecting everyone to drop everything for emails Nowadays, 99% of the world’s communication is contained to cell phones. All day, buzz buzz buzz: emails, texts, phone calls, Zoom calls. Despite a global pandemic, the world is more connected than ever with the rise of

ARC Supports Students Struggling with Addiction

Auraria Recovery Community helps students grow  According to the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, collected by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 19.7 million Americans struggle with addiction. In Denver alone, over 400,000 people reported having a substance abuse disorder

Lynx Crossing’s Plan for the Fall Semester

Campus housing promotes safety Dorm living is a cornerstone of the college experience. From bonding with roommates to grabbing a late-night snack from the dining hall, living on campus offers students the opportunity to meet their peers and expand their independence. In 2020, however, living