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Henry: If there is any time to not take summer classes, this is it

Brendan Henry, Collegian Columnist May 1, 2022
Your mental health is just as important as your physical health, and with pandemic restrictions lifting, this may be the best summer to not take any classes.
(Graphic illustration by Sophia Sirokman | The Collegian)

Henry: America’s elderly government could use an age cap

Brendan Henry, Collegian Columnist April 25, 2022
It may be time to reconsider America's culture of having elderly citizens hold elected office. We should find a way to make politicians more in sync with younger generations.
(Graphic Illustration by Chloe Leline | The Collegian)

Henry: Abstinence-only sex education is damaging, excludes LGBTQ+ people

Brendan Henry, Collegian Columnist April 24, 2022
Teaching abstinence-only sex education is damaging to young people, especially those in the LGBTQ+ community
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Henry: Lauren Boebert is a hilariously horrifying state representative

Brendan Henry, Collegian Columnist April 5, 2022
Lauren Boebert's seat as a Colorado representative is the result of a dangerous new cultural belief that representatives can forgo professionalism if they're passionate.
People walk on the red carpet at the intersection of Hollywood and Highland during the 81st Academy Awards Ceremony. (Photo courtesy of BDS2006 Via Wikimedia Commons)

Henry: The Oscars lacked representation, true appreciation for film

Brendan Henry, Collegian Columnist April 4, 2022
The 2022 Oscar winners were overshadowed by an act of uncalled-for violence, showing the award show's lack of appreciation for actual film.
Cappuccino inside Proper Grounds Coffee in Lafayette, Colorado. (Brooke Buchan | Collegian)

Henry: For a culture that hates addiction, we drink a lot of caffeine

Brendan Henry, Collegian Columnist March 27, 2022
Western culture tends to crack down hard on addictive substances, but coffee remains normalized and heavily consumed.
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Henry: CSU could lift mask mandate if students accept possible reversal

Brendan Henry, Collegian Columnist March 1, 2022
With fewer cases and hospitalizations as a result of COVID-19, a maskless college experience could be in our near future. That is, if the student body agrees to be flexible with potential reinstating of the mandate.
The Kremlin sits on the Moskva River in Moscow, Russia Dec. 17, 2012.

Henry: Putin’s bully politics won’t work — U.S. should get involved

Brendan Henry, Collegian Columnist February 23, 2022
With Russia talking about invasion, we're forced to consider the possibility of another war and the possibility of deployment.
the storefront of a king soopers surrounded by snowy trees

Henry: Unionizing works, especially amid a labor shortage

Brendan Henry, Collegian Columnist February 3, 2022
The labor shortage we face is a result of unlivable wages, and the King Soopers strike shows us that unionizing works.
(Graphic Illustration by Falyn Sebastian | The Collegian)

Henry: Don’t let Big Pharma do the research for you

Brendan Henry, Collegian Columnist January 25, 2022
The pharmaceutical is big and getting bigger, so it's important to do your own research before buying in.
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Henry: Gen Z is reshaping a future without the American dream

Brendan Henry, Collegian Columnist January 20, 2022
The American Dream has long been the ideal standard of measuring success in this country, but Gen Z is changing that.
A sign sits along a fence in the Hughes Public Open Lands space, just west of the Aggie Greens Disc Golf Course in Fort Collins, at a press conference held by members of the Hughes Land Back initiative Sept. 18. (Serena Bettis | The Collegian)

Henry: Land Acknowledgment is nothing more than acknowledgment

Brendan Henry November 16, 2021

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