INDEPENDENT YOUTH | Seeing Green in the Wake of the Elephant Stampede

By Evan Vann | 11/13/16
With the advantage of hindsight, we can now better understand that the victory of Trump had to do with two things: the embrace of populism from the Republican party and the Democrats’ rejection of it. It wasn’t third party voters, or Russia, or other propagated reasons. Simply, the Democratic Party is unfit to lead.

INDEPENDENT YOUTH | Why I’m a Green

By Evan Vann | 10/30/16
Moderate liberals tend assume that, based on overlapping platform regarding minor partisan issues, the Green Party and the Democratic Party are somehow friendly. This couldn’t be farther from the truth. As much as Democrats would like to believe that corruption, cronyism, and corporatism is isolated to Republicans and the right, the Democratic party’s state is just as bad, if not worse, than the Republican Party’s.

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Somewhere Else – Part 6: Clouds

By Noah Sanders | 10/7/16
They were water. It coursed through them, was them. It breathed life into them. It allowed them to transform into whatever they pleased, the foundation of their existence staked in fluidity.

INDEPENDENT YOUTH | #DemExit and a Fellowship with Colorado Democrats

By Evan Vann | 10/3/16
If anyone has read my column, my opposition to Bennet and Clinton is no secret. It is in my opinion that they are two of many Democratic Party politicians who have traded the well being of working and middle class Coloradans for campaign contributions from predatory industries.

Somewhere Else – Part 5: New Friends

By Noah Sanders | 8/19/16 | Part 5
Bubba’s belly had a lot of peculiar uses. It could be a drum (not a very loud one), it was a very efficient shock absorber (Bubba had learned many crashes ago to land on his belly), and if he sat down, back against the wall, it was a fantastic table. At this moment, however, it was doing an excellent job of reflecting the sunlight off of the the road and straight into Earl’s eyes.

ALLY DOES | Apple Cider Vinegar!

By Allison Perry | 8/4/16
Turns out, there’s a whole thing about this particular type of vinegar. I’ve read about the benefits of balsamic vinegar enough to always have a bottle of it on hand in the kitchen, but I’d never heard anyone suggest drinking it. Apple cider vinegar is different. Apparently.

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ALLY DOES | Turmeric!

By Allison Perry | 6/10/16
I had become pretty resigned to a happy yet not entirely comfortable existence until I came across an article about turmeric while, fittingly, strapped into two giant ice-packs after a tough day in the backcountry.