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As a female journalist of color

As a female journalist of color

Saturday, I photographed the unveiling ceremony of the “Women’s Column of Strength,” a memorial statue dedicated to Chinese, Korean and Filipina sex slaves of World War II in San Francisco’s Chinatown. During the war, the Japanese military forced over 200,000 women and girls into slavery for their soldiers to abuse. The victims were given the […]

Opinion: In defense of Nickelback

Opinion: In defense of Nickelback

The laziest jokes we can make in 2017 are the ones pertaining to Nickelback. These mean-spirited jokes about an aging band are petty, pretentious and most of all, unnecessary. Understand that Nickelback, a product of the early 2000s, is allowed to age. And like everything from the early aughts, it doesn’t owe anyone the ability to age well. […]

Opinion: Spreading kindness in a hateful world

Opinion: Spreading kindness in a hateful world

Over the last few weeks, the world has seen an abundance of chaos and hatred. From protests and rioting in the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia, to the ongoing threat of extreme policy changes, tensions are rising for people living in the U.S. Particularly in the suburban neighborhoods of liberal cities like Denver, you can feel the political […]

Let’s talk about Vegas and Route 91 Harvest Festival

Let’s talk about Vegas and Route 91 Harvest Festival

On Sunday night during a normal, mindless scroll through Instagram, I receive da notification that my dad started broadcasting on Facebook Live. Knowing that my dad was in Vegas rocking his ass off at a country music festival, I smiled, and became the sole viewer of his shenanigans. A few months ago, I wrote an […]

Paxton Lynch has no future in Denver

Paxton Lynch has no future in Denver

Trevor Siemian is once again the starting quarterback for the Denver Broncos. Siemian put himself head and shoulders above Paxton Lynch in the preseason, and now Lynch will spend another year on the bench, costing the team money and a roster spot, while trying to learn a system and better his horrendous quarterbacking abilities. It’s all for […]

Sports sass: when the NFL united in a kneel

Sports sass: when the NFL united in a kneel

Despite his best efforts, Donald Trump has united the NFL. While the fans remain lost in baseless rhetoric chock-full of alternative facts promoted by the president, the owners and players are on somewhat-good terms for the first time since Roger Goodell became the league commissioner in 2007. President Trump remarked on the players who were […]

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 […]