Colorado defeated again trying to reenact primary voting system

 

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Asbury Elementary, where voters from the surrounding University of Denver area crowded into the school to vote for their ideal presidential candidate, March 1st, 2016. [Photo taken by Angel Gonzalez]

With the upcoming presidential election in full swing, many states are reevaluating their voting process—Colorado being one of them. Colorado’s’ Primary Participation Act of 2016 has proposed to reenact a primary voting system opposed to the current caucus, but was adjourned May 10th. Continue reading

Army veteran turned filmmaker

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Anthony Ngo during a film premier stated, “Find people’s stories, read and listen, it is inspiring. Use that to fuel your passion.” [Photo chosen and sent by Anthony Ngo] 

Technological advances have allowed for film production to be shifted down to the individual, carving more space for creative storytelling. Filmmakers are no longer the nerdy kids in class fanboying over Star Wars scenes, but your everyday curious person holding an iPhone. Anthony Ngo, military veteran turned documentary filmmaker, gives insight on this expansive and forthcoming field, May 18, 2016.

Unlike many journalism outlets (such as legacy media) filmmaking, producing, and editing have been on the rise. According to the Bureau of Labor projected job outlook for film related careers increased 11 percent from 2014-2024.

The increase in jobs has left many wondering what the future of filmmaking looks like, especially as field expands and becomes more readily available to the masses. Continue reading

Jason Evert preaches the gospel of chastity

Nearly 135 eager students of the University of Denver crowded Lindsey Auditorium late Wednesday night as they waited to hear speaker Jason Evert reveal “life changing” words. The title of last night’s speech was How to Save Your Marriage Before You Meet Your Spouse. Accompanying Evert on stage were stacks of books titled Pure Womanhood and Porn Detox. A rewound and devout Catholic, Evert spreads the gospel of chastity to today’s youth, specifically targeting high school and college students. Continue reading

Organist Josiah Hamill shines at senior recital

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Pipe organ at Hamilton Hall. [Photo taken by Angel Gonzalez]

In the dimly lit Hamilton Family Recital Hall, organist Josiah Hamill captivated the room with each note and key as he prepared for his final hoorah at his senior recital for the University of Denver on May 5. The fifty or so friends and family in the room settled in their seats as Hamill played his first song, “Trio Sonato No. 6 in G Major” by Johann Bach.
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Affirmative action on college campus

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Affirmative actions has impact on University of Denver’s admissions process. [Photographed by Angel Gonzalez]

Affirmative action policies have made news headlines for decades. The most current of which is the Supreme Court case Fisher v. University of Texas. After bringing her case to the Supreme Court twice, Abigail Noel Fisher is the in midst of fighting the University once again. Despite being in the top 10 percent of her graduating class, Fisher, a white female, was denied admission to the University. As a result, she is now attempting to sue the school for violating the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.

Affirmative action refers to state voted policies that are aimed at improving opportunities for historically excluded groups in American society.Policies adopted under affirmative action include gender and racial quotas that have the potential to affect or influence collegiate admissions. Continue reading