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    Under the InfluenceUnder the Influence: Dick pics and sea sponges

    In the era of #metoo, a common theme has emerged in conversations with my friends, both male and female. Full Story
    Under the Influence: Peace, quiet and wine-fueled decisions
    When I first moved into my own apartment, I was nervous. I had lived with my family and then a rotating cast of roommates for my entire life, so I had never really been alone. Full Story

    Under the Influence: Let's make Election Day a reason to party
    Happy Election Day, America! Election night parties have been one of my favorite things ever since I was a small child. Full Story

    Under the Influence: The weight of stress
    I lost 3 pounds last week without trying. In fact, I was specifically not trying. Full Story

    Under the Influence: A rush of invincibility
    A few years ago, I spent the day in the mountains with my boyfriend and his friends, shooting guns. Full Story

    Under the Influence: Don't forget head day
    In my 20s and 30s, I have devoted an enormous amount of time and energy to caring for my body, mostly because my body requires more care than it used to. Full Story

    Under the Influence: Next generation builds new party traditions
    As I stood in line to have my ID checked for legal drinking status, I glanced down at the beer stein in my hand — "Vail Oktoberfest, 2012. Full Story

    Under the Influence: Work toward your goals a step at a time
    I got a Fitbit a few weeks ago. I'm officially one of those people. Full Story

    Columnist Q&A: Marsh gets your heart pumping with 'Under the Influence'
    Wise men once said, "Be excellent to each other" and "Party on, dudes!" Liz Marsh follows this sage advice as she navigates a life full of close family, high adventure and copious amounts of wine. Full Story

    Under the Influence: A tsunami of food phobias
    Hey guys, serious question: What the fuck are we eating these days? I know that many of you out there also keep a running list of foods we're not eating, including meat, soy, shade plants, gluten, legumes, peanuts (which are legumes, you fool), eggs, palm oil, rbGH milk, non-organic strawberries, bacon, fruit juice, popcorn, bottled water and tilapia. Full Story

    Under the Influence: No challenge unaccepted
    I have an "I can" problem. Whenever there is even a hint of a challenge, the immediate response to fly out of my mouth — before my brain has even caught up with the conversation — is, "I can do that. Full Story

    Under the Influence: Loafing is part of a healthy lifestyle
    Each Tuesday, this issue of the Colorado Daily carries with it the theme of "Body & Soul. Full Story

    Under the Influence: Patriotism comes in many forms
    Happy 241st birthday, America, you gorgeous girl, you! I understand that the previous 240 years were rough, but I feel like the last 12 months have been particularly fraught. Full Story

    Under the Influence: Wonder Woman proves we need more heroines
    The first 45 minutes or so of Wonder Woman did not leave me feeling very emotional. Full Story

    Under the Influence: Defiance in the face of terrorism
    After Sept. 11, my parents called a family meeting. We were hosting a foreign exchange student that year, and we had planned to travel all over the country. Full Story

    Under the Influence: Der grosse expectations
    Even as a writer, there are times when I just don't have the words. There was one person in my life who always had the words. Full Story

    Under the Influence: Progressive guys, you need women
    Hey, liberal men, where you at, guys? I gotta be honest, after a brutal campaign season in which the most qualified and thoroughly vetted candidate, who happened to be a woman, was required to go to Herculean efforts to be taken seriously — opposite a questionably sentient, talking pile of dog shit — I really thought we would all come together under the big umbrella of progressive politics. Full Story

    Under the Influence: 'Forced savings account' helps fund bees and bras
    I know, I know. Tax returns are dumb. If you get a tax return, it means you're not doing it right. Full Story

    Under the Influence: Parties put life in perspective
    Two weeks ago, my sister got married. After a tumultuous month of preparations, parties, house guests, nonstop family and friends, the wedding itself, and the ensuing bridesmaid-moon I took to "relax," the whole affair has only just begun to sink in. Full Story

    Under the Influence: The story is best when things go wrong
    What is it that drives us toward the pursuit of perfection? We know we can't attain it. Full Story

    (Matt York / Associated Press)
    College footballCU football: Buffs reeling from first blowout loss

    Turnovers, sacks allowed pile up in defeats

    After many of Colorado's Pac-12 losses over the years, there was a helpless feeling coming from the Buffaloes.

     
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    (Matt York / Associated Press)
    College footballCU football: Buffs reeling from first blowout loss

    Turnovers, sacks allowed pile up in defeats

    After many of Colorado's Pac-12 losses over the years, there was a helpless feeling coming from the Buffaloes.

     
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    (Paul Aiken / Staff Photographer)
    Second Story Garage: Gasoline Lollipops

    The Boulder alt-country band gives its EPs names such as Death and Resurrection, and its songs bear the mark of hard truths and sin. But the punk energy behind the playing, and the sense that it's all in good fun, make it OK to dance to a song like "Death." Full Story

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