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Abolish the Death Penalty

Mike Sparkman | May 28 2014 | in Opinion & Politics

In light of recent events (those events being the botched execution of Clayton Lockett, convicted murderer,) I think it is time to ponder why we s...

Letter to the Editor: The Parking Problem

Dustin Michels | May 28 2014 | in Opinion & Politics

Last month’s Royal Banner allocated a page to discussion of the “the parking problem.” It suggested that a shortage of parking spaces is inconveni...

Pay No Attention to the Women Behind the Curtain

Aleah Matthews-Runner | May 28 2014 | in Opinion & Politics

Pay no attention to the women behind the curtain: Exposing the inequality behind the film industry The Academy Awards began 85 years ago, ...

A New Fairview Tradition

Emily Ellis | May 23 2014 | in Opinion & Politics

Breaking the known tradition of the CU Event Center in Boulder, Fairview moves graduation to 1st Bank Center in Broomfield. “CU Boulder, b...

How Game of Thrones Wrongfully Handles Sexual Violence

Sharone Goldman | Apr 30 2014 | in Opinion & Politics

Warning: this piece may contain spoilers. I am a committed Game of Thrones geek. I make time every Sunday to sit down and watch the newes...

On Being Gay: Heteronormativity, Social Norms, and Prom

Sawyer Hammond | Apr 23 2014 | in Opinion & Politics

In a society that claims to be so forward and progressive, it sure is incredibly easy to be left out of everything. As an out, gay teenager, I alw...

The Cost of Communication

Aleah Matthews-Runner | Apr 13 2014 | in Opinion & Politics

Look yourself up on Google. How many times did you see a result that actually related to you? When I look myself up, I see about two pages of resu...

The Problem with Provocative

Rachel Grushan | Apr 4 2014 | in Opinion & Politics

We have been raised in a culture that sexualizes and itemizes women and their bodies, wrapping them in little packages that are tagged with words ...

Drugs in the Media

Aleah Matthews-Runner | Mar 12 2014 | in Opinion & Politics

Despite the work of school districts and anti-drug organizations, drugs are still appealing to high schoolers and college students. But why? Nothi...