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Donating money can be a little like paying taxes: You write the check knowing that it’s supposed to improve some aspect of society, but you often aren’t sure if the funds end up accomplishing anything.
A nascent organization in Denver is aiming to make charitable contributions more efficient,...
November 24 2015, 12:30 PM
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Paige Schuster has always been devoted to giving back, thanks largely to the examples her parents instilled. When her father died in a small plane crash near Fort Collins in 2004, the personal tragedy only strengthened her altruistic impulses.
To honor her late father, Schuster and her mother...
November 20 2015, 12:30 PM
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After posting just five wins in the past two seasons, Valor Christian’s hockey program seemed destined for the high school scrap heap—an also-ran, ironically, at a school known for its athletic prowess. That changes now.
The Eagles begin the season this month with rare excitement: Over the...
One of Project VOYCE's recent classes. Courtesy of PV.
Most high school valedictorians head to their next academic destination full of confidence that they can handle anything that comes their way. Candi CdeBaca’s experience was considerably more humbling.
After CdeBaca finished at the top of her class at Manual High School in 2004, she moved to...
November 9 2015, 9:30 AM
Sixteen years after her leg was amputated, Lacey Henderson is training for the 2016 Paralympics; Photo courtesy of Ottbock
Drops of sweat stick to Lacey Henderson’s arms. The red Tartan track she’s standing on appears to be ablaze in the sweltering heat. She ignores the 110-degree temperature; the only number she’s concerned with is four—her goal for the long jump, which is half a meter farther than her longest...
The University of Denver campus is the centerpiece of this bustling neighborhood.
There’s something nostalgic about a stroll through Denver’s bustling University neighborhood. As the sidewalks fill with University of Denver students getting settled in for the new school year, there’s an air of excitement and anticipation—that unmistakable “first day of school” feeling—even if...
August 13 2015, 2:45 PM
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It takes an enormous amount of effort to keep you and your family healthy. Morning vitamins, nutritious meals, daily exercise, annual checkups, necessary prescriptions—it all adds up in a way that can make thinking about anything else health care-related just a little too taxing.
But here’s the...
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One day when I was in college, my philosophy professor was telling our class about the similarities between chocolate and marijuana. He described how 16th century European colonizers first encountered chocolate in what is now Central America. Back then the indigenous people used cacao ...
May 22 2015, 11:15 AM