Judge declares Sex Offender Registration unconstitutional

Judge declares Sex Offender Registration unconstitutional

A federal judge declared that the Colorado Sex Offender Registry was unconstitutional because it violates the Eighth Amendment’s cruel and unusual punishment clause. While the decision only regarded the three plaintiffs in the case, it leaves the door open for others to pursue a similar decision using the case as a precedent. “It is usually […]

MSU Denver steadfast on Title IX protections

MSU Denver steadfast on Title IX protections

Secretary of Education Betsy Devos raised fears about Title IX protections against sexual violence being weakened, after she said that the guidelines imposed by 2011’s dear colleague letter would be revised. Students are concerned that the revisions threaten to reduce sexual violence protections. Title IX is a federal law that ensures educational institutions that receive […]

Racial tension rises on campus from white power push

Racial tension rises on campus from white power push

Although Auraria campus remains free from hate crimes so far in 2017, students feel tension due to the current political climate and racial divides across the nation. The lack of reported hate crimes this year differs from 2016, when there were four reported hate crimes against students at school related events both away from campus and […]

Republicans tank health care replacement bill

Republicans tank health care replacement bill

The GOP’s American Health Care Act of 2017, which had the potential to impact many lower income students, stalled due to opposition from inside the party. “Regretfully, it is now apparent that the effort to repeal and immediately replace the failure of Obamacare will not Stephen Monaco, director of the Health Center, said that the […]