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Confederate statues: Point/counterpoint

Confederate statues: Point/counterpoint

FOR For decades people have been petitioning and protesting for the removal of Confederate-era statues and monuments, but with no success. Until recently. NPR conducted a poll recently finding 44% of African-Americans want the monuments to stay compared to the 40% who want them removed, and six out of ten Americans in general want the statues to […]

Sports stance: Kaepernick controversy more about skill than politics

Sports stance: Kaepernick controversy more about skill than politics

The NFL preseason kicked off this past week and many still question why quarterback Colin Kaepernick remains unsigned. Some argue it’s because of his kneeling protest during the national anthem. Others argue that the NFL has a race issue and Kaepernick happens to be a victim of it. While that may partially be the case, […]

Met Opinion: Inside the news room

Met Opinion: Inside the news room

If Met Media collected a nickel for every time someone accused a member of our news staff of over stepping their bounds, asking questions they “shouldn’t” or misrepresenting someone or something on Auraria Campus, we would empty out a sizeable jar on a regular basis. This is not to say that we are unethical or […]

Opinion: Facing the faceless foe

Opinion: Facing the faceless foe

It’s safe to say Donald Trump’s refugee ban has fallen short of lessening people’s fears of terrorism. After passing an executive order Friday barring refugees and immigrants from seven major Muslim countries while deporting some who are already in the United States, many people quickly rose up in opposition. Protesters gathered at major airports in […]

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