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Jane Hilberry uninvited to speak at CSS

by John Knight, editor 

In a recent flurry of letters, emails and phone calls, Jane Hilberry, the award-winning poet and Colorado College English professor, was first invited to speak at the Colorado Springs School’s (CSS) literary conference, and then abruptly uninvited. CSS, a private school for grades K-12, rescinded its invitation after concerns arose about the mature content of some of Hilberry’s work and the cover of her book Body Paint, which features a picture of a nude woman covered in paint. The move has infuriated members of the literary community in the Springs who believe CSS is being hypocritical by censoring without a thorough understanding of Hilberry’s work. Continue reading

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Pacing the Cage

by Max Robillard, guest writer

 The other day I was on my bike, stopped at a red light on Weber and Pikes Peak, when I saw something I had never seen in my life and may never see again. From the east came a shiny red motorbike. The driver was a large and leather-clad gentleman in all the daddy accessories that are a biker’s must. Nothing out of this world. His passenger was a golden retriever sporting a black leather vest, complete with tassels. It was sitting up with its paws resting on the driver’s shoulders. At first I thought nothing of it. Now I’m not sure if I really did see it. 

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Pacing the Cage

by Artie Niederhoffer, editor

On Friday at lunch hour, Kappa Sigma, now the campus’s only fraternity, set up speakers blasting top-forty hip-hop and a dunk tank outside Worner. Taking care to borrow a friend’s sweater with which to hide my white T-shirt lest I get approached as the tank’s next victim, I wandered over to ask the boys how they felt about their newfound solitude. From the start, their articulate spokesperson, Jeffrey Zager, was eager to set me straight about a few things. First, he took issue with my use of the word “frat” to describe their organization. Brothers and sisters: for the record, a frat sponsors debauchery and hosts ragers; a fraternity sponsors brotherhood and hosts charitable events, like this one turned out to be. That day, Kappa Sigma raised money for an organization that supports people with Down Syndrome in honor of a fifteen-year member of the fraternity who has the illness. Come to think of it, all the dunk booth victims had been men. I took a pamphlet and stood corrected. Continue reading

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Pacing the Cage

 by  Sam Brasch, staff writer

Is there any worth in a hall-mate who aims to scare the shit out of you? Continue reading

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