Guest Columns

Race is a thread that connects all mass shootings

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When a gunman opened fire in the Table Mesa King Soopers on Monday, March 22, prematurely ending the lives of 10 people, his bullets...

On Atlanta and Boulder killings: Abolitionist visions

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The horrific killing of six Asian and Asian American women by a white man in Atlanta last week has brought to light the violence...

It’s not my proclivity for avocado toast

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I’m 25 years old, and while I do enjoy avocado toast and a latte every now and again, that isn’t what’s standing between me...

Clinging to privilege

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On Saturday, March 6, hundreds of CU Boulder students played part in a maskless, bacchanal spring celebration in the midst of a pandemic that...

Why the industrial compost facility in East Boulder County should not...

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When it comes to Boulder County’s plan for an industrial composting facility: words matter. When elected officials make promises to voters that Open Space...

If we can find WallStreetBets users, why can’t we find Q?

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In the final days of January, the identity of Reddit user “DeepF—ingValue” from the forum WallStreetBets was made public at the same time most...

Designing for affordability

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I recently read the opinion piece about “Welcoming more racial diversity through affordable housing” by Shane Czarnecki (Re: Guest Column, Dec. 24, 2020), and I...

A call for immigration reform

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Scrolling through my Facebook feed, last week I noticed a rare delight: Edith Franco was beaming. Recently graduated with a master’s degree, she posed...

Who will forgive us?

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In 1957, 15-year-old Dorothy Counts became the first black student to attend Harding High School in Charlotte, North Carolina. Escorted by Dr. Edwin Thompkins,...

Lessons from Iran

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I can no longer sit here silent about what I have been observing happening in our nation the past few years and what I observed...

Welcoming more racial diversity through affordable housing

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Boulder residents must realize that diversity is not implemented into their city by openly declaring their acceptance of it, but rather through changing structures...

Hold on to your hats, it seems good government is possible

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Boulder County Commissioners Elise Jones, Deb Gardner and Matt Jones voted unanimously last week to adopt rules on implementation of Senate Bill 181. The...