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Editorials and Opinions

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My hometown and the theater shooting verdict in Colorado

I tried to get tickets for the midnight show. That’s what my younger brother, Juan De, and I did back then. We would watch midnight shows for comic book movies. We saw “The Amazing Spider-Man” “X Men Origins: Wolverine,” and “The Incredible Hulk.” So on July 19, 2012, hours before the midnight showing of “The … Continue reading

Opinion – Changing a nation? It starts with education

As he walked on the stage of Macky Auditorium, a thunderous applause served as a fanfare for Vicente Fox . He was all smiles. Welcomed by students from the University of Colorado and community members of Boulder, he appeared unflinching with each hand. A former president of Mexico, his country, and one I also consider … Continue reading

Opinion – A case for civil disobedience

I’ve always been very proud of graduating from Hinkley High School. A large school, with some 1,700 students when I attended, Hinkley is not always known for having the highest test results, graduation rates or even successful sports teams. But as a graduate from the school I can say that hardly matters the moment a … Continue reading

Opinion – Teaching Latino history in Colo. classrooms

Incorporating the Latino history of Colorado will be the task of at least 25 more history teachers in some of the larger districts in the state. Some of the districts that will be involved in this new initiative include Adams 12 District and Cherry Creek. With the help of Metro State and other in-state programs, … Continue reading

Opinion – Local high school grad rates high, but so are remedial course needs in college

A recent article by CU alum Yesenia Robles for the Denver Post brought to light how more high school kids are graduating in a four-year period. But there is a slight setback. As the article notes, while 2010 saw 72.4 percent of high school students graduate in four years, a slight increase from 2009 when … Continue reading

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