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Fresh Seniority

April 12, 2013
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It all rushes by so fast, and yet each moment on its own lingers oh so slowly. To the freshman, a long arduous struggle with academia lies ahead. To the senior, I suppose an eternity of schooling lies behind them in a moment of quick dismissal. Each semester feels like a year of its own, yet the past...

Happy Hour (or Two): Pop Artist Mika shares the love in Denver

Happy Hour (or Two): Pop Artist Mika shares the love in Denver

April 7, 2013
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All Mika wants to do is make you happy (according to one of the songs off of his latest album “The Origin of Love”). And, “happy” was definitely the mood in the air, as a gathering crowd anxiously awaited an appearance of the British pop piano man at the Bluebird Theatre in Denver, last Sunday,...

Dreams of Summer, Now Forlorn

April 4, 2013
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As the days drift closer to an end, they lengthen in stride. Each minute trapped in the schools chamber grows darker to the sunlight sky out the barred windows. Every ceaseless minute crawls into the next in slow melding agony. All attentions shift to the tentative comings of freedom. The sound of a muted trum...

Young adult novel takes on religious themes

Young adult novel takes on religious themes

March 22, 2013
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I started reading The Opposite of Hallelujah with only a very basic idea of what I was in for. This was in part because the jacket blurb is misleading (which is typical) and also because I haven’t come across many reviews or opinions for the book. I was hoping for a family drama featuring religiou...

A Semi-Arid Spring

March 4, 2013
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Today is a good day, it is looking like it is finally Spring time! The birds chirping, a glorious golden sun shining down on all, kids playing and laughing, flowers blooming, a fresh blue canvas spotted with light fluffy clouds for a fresh faced world to behold. You can tell Spring is coming here at...

Attempt at edgy sci-fi falls prey to sexism and anti-intellectualism

Attempt at edgy sci-fi falls prey to sexism and anti-intellectualism

March 4, 2013
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Sometimes, even the most well-intentioned books can go awry. Origin by Jessica Khoury is one of those books. The novel presents a unique premise and an interesting story, and while initially, it didn’t engage me at all, I pressed on in hopes that better things were to come. I was mistaken. In the l...

Kris Allen, Jillette Johnson rock Denver

Kris Allen, Jillette Johnson rock Denver

March 1, 2013
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I risked my life last Thursday, Feb. 21, and for once it wasn’t to drive to school on a should-have-been snow day. No, I risked my life driving through a snow storm for Kris Allen, and it was totally worth it. At the Soiled Dove Underground in Denver, about two hundred fans packed into the venue ready for the much anticipated return of singer-songwriter Kris Allen and his opening act, Jillette Johnso...

Jack Willie Gym

Jack Willie Gym

February 26, 2013
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Lately, the Jack Willie Gym has been being mistreated. "There were balls hitting the scoreboards, and light bulbs breaking, just a little extra exuberance during lunch time," said Glenn Hard. If students only knew the history of this gym, and what a wonderful man Jack was, maybe they wouldn't leave...

Author reveals new side of 16th century Iran

Author reveals new side of 16th century Iran

February 22, 2013
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As a genre, historical fiction is almost exclusively Euro-centric, and novels that don’t deal with European history tend to chronicle the lives of the same handful of African or Asian characters, over and over again. Equal of the Sun, a novel by Anita Amirrezvani that deals with court life in 16th ...

Helen Grant weaves mystery from child’s perspective

Helen Grant weaves mystery from child’s perspective

February 15, 2013
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If The Book Thief and To Kill a Mockingbird were somehow to hook up and create a book baby of their own, I suspect that book would be somewhat similar to The Vanishing of Katharina Linden. Helen Grant’s debut novel is a murder mystery set in a small German town, told through the eyes of a child. It is...

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