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We’re elites? I was listening to the Vox podcast The Ezra Klein Show last week with guest Professor Elizabeth Currid-Halkett, who wrote The Sum of Small Things: A Theory of the Aspirational Class. The conversation centered around class mobility and Currid-Halkett made a claim I found

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Election Update The pervasive media obsession with the 2020 presidential election may have led many to forget there were elections last Tuesday, Nov. 5. Voter turnout in odd-year elections is notoriously low. The Daily Sentinel estimated 39 percent of Colorado registered voters participated in the

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Ghost Town The first morning of the National College Media Convention, Oct. 31, was also the morning Congress voted on the impeachment inquiry: Halloween, perhaps fittingly.  I was up early that morning to meet an acquaintance for coffee in Georgetown, which was covered in Washington

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Why Journalism? As I write this, I am preparing to fly out tomorrow to attend the National College Media Convention in Washington, DC. Unlike some of my peers, I didn’t grow up wanting to be a journalist. I only became interested in journalism as a

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Celebrity social commentary The uproar surrounding talk show host Ellen DeGeneres hanging out with George W. Bush over the last few weeks begs the question: why does anyone care about celebrities’ political views?  I don’t mean the question to be dismissive. I actually think it’s

Auraria PD make arrest in recent groping incident

Understanding crimes on campuses The Auraria Campus Police Department sent an email blast to students on Wednesday, Sept. 25 informing students that they were “investigating a fondling that occurred at approximately 4:45 pm.” According to Auraria Police Chief Michael Phibbs, “The suspect approached the victim

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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