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Athletes Represent at Cannabis Business Awards

December 8th, 2018

The 7th Annual Cannabis Business Awards was held last Wednesday, at the Hilton City Center, in downtown Denver, CO. The event was created to celebrate outstanding achievements with industry games changers, trailblazers, and cannabis thought leaders. It was an incredible night of networking and fun within the cannabis industry. Several athletes were nominated for different awards, some participated as presenters, and former NHL player, Riley Cote, took home the Activist of the Year Award! Co-hosting the event, alongside Chloe Villano who is the founder and producer of the Cannabis Business Awards,... Read More

The Fight for Gender-Neutral Cafés in Pakistan

November 18th, 2015

A group of bold women in Pakistan are fighting to desegregate public spaces, one cup of chai at a time. Roadside tea stalls or coffee shops in Pakistan—known as “dhabas”—are generally unwelcoming to female patrons. In various parts of Southern Asia, it is culturally unacceptable for women to frequent public spaces or communal spots regularly. In these painfully patriarchal rural and urban communities, women are not encouraged to socialize publicly or move around on their own freely. But Desi feminists are fighting against these sexist standards by claiming typically segregated places like... Read More

Is Boulder’s Opposition to Discount Retail Valid?

August 12th, 2015

After years of trying to worm their way into Boulder, Wal*Mart finally made it in the form of the “Neighborhood Market”. But why was it so difficult for Boulder to accept the Wal*Mart subsidiary in the first place? Despite the wealth of Boulder, no city escapes the effects of recessions, nor simple aging. I wrote an article about Pearl Street which explained that the pedestrian mall was created in the 1970s in order to help preserve Boulder’s aging downtown area. The plan worked, but, it means even the future of Boulder’s cultural heart has come into question before.... Read More