(For $200 a night)
by Jack Queen
It’s December, and I am returning home from a semester abroad. After dropping my bags and greeting an ecstatic dog, I go to my childhood room to check up on my parents’ nascent business; in my sister and my absence, they are separating our rooms from the rest of the house and converting them into short-term rental units.
Calling Las Vegas Home
by Hannah Fleming
I am sitting with a rare specimen on a Saturday afternoon—Coll Junior Tompson (CJ), a first-yearLas Vegas native. We are perusing the Buzzfeed list “28 Signs You Grew Up in Las Vegas,” which CJ claims he’s never read. After a few halfhearted chuckles at jokes about rain in the Mojave Desert and stripper schools, we stop scrolling at #20:
Misplaced priorities, misplaced communication
by Andrea More
How in an elected body of 20 college students can you get a Finance Representative who isn’t pressured to resign until two and a months after signing away $4,500 dollars in student activities fee funds without seeking permission, a Vice President of Finance who is unconstitutionally off campus for more than one block of the year and a president who gives $20,000 to the Butler Center as a “gift to the community,” despite never being asked to do so by any Butler Center representative, all without any vote from the student body?
If you answered this brainteaser with “The 2014-2015 Colorado College Student Government Association (CCSGA) Executive Council,” you’re correct.
by Cat Braza
You know when this song comes on it’s going to be stuck in your head for the rest of the damn day. First, there’s a bit of iconic whistling in D major, rhythmically backboned by folksy tambourine. Then, Jade Castrinos croons, “Alabama, Arkansas,” and you’re rapidly swept headlong into an Americana-streaked exchange between two lovers. “Home” by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros has become something of an anthem for home and love, once snagging #18 on American alternative music charts. The infectious love song has even received high acclaim on Pitchfork.com, the oft-cutthroat online mecca for indie music news and critiques.