At long last, election day is upon us! If you’re reading this Big Something right now, it means that you’ve successfully weathered the torrent of ads, emails, phone calls, viral YouTube videos, and spirited Facebook posts that have come to define American Democracy in the twenty-first century. Congratulations! There’s only one thing left to do… […]

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Sheep on plains with thunderclouds above and mountains in the distance.

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The Rocky Mountain high, the 5-star accommodations at Broadmoor Hotel and our proximity to numerous military installations have made Colorado Springs a natural destination for the POTUS since the Teddy Roosevelt administration. Herbert Hoover, Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, The Bushes (George W. Bush […]

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“‘Games, refreshments and a program were in order for 35 youngsters at the San Luis Town School Friday morning, when they celebrated Halloween at a costume party in the school at 1511 N. Weber St. The program, made up of songs, dances, poems, stories and an art exhibit, was directed by Mrs. Charles Straeb […]

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Do you love The Big Something? Do you long to express your devotion to this program and all that it stands for in a way both artistic AND seasonally appropriate? Do you relish the scent of freshly butchered pumpkin flesh? Well we do too. That’s why we at The Big Something […]

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August 24, 2017 | NPR · For the first time since the 1970s the SAT will be offered in the summer. As students get ready to sit for the test this Saturday, we ask: What does this new date mean for students?
 

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August 24, 2017 | WNPR · Farmers in New England are renting parts of their land to solar energy developers, allowing the farmers to earn some much needed extra money. But not everyone is happy about the trend.
 

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August 24, 2017 | NPR · A controversial Energy Department report claims the U.S. power grid could become less reliable if too much electricity comes from renewable energy and natural gas. Environmentalists doubt the report.
 

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August 24, 2017 | NPR · Young YouTube stars work hard to look authentic and accessible, and they can make millions of dollars doing it. But the pressure to appear perfect while living online can sometimes be too much.
 

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August 23, 2017 | NPR · The gritty pulp thriller follows a small-time criminal trying to get his brother out of jail after a bank robbery gone wrong. It’s directed by brothers Josh and Benny Safdie.
 

Music

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August 24, 2017 | NPR · For nearly 20 years, the searing sound collages of experimental hip-hop group Dälek have invited listeners to expand their understanding of what the genre can sound like.
 

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August 24, 2017 | NPR · Hercules & Love Affair ringmaster and disco-pop savant Andrew Butler’s new album finely tunes the music’s contemporary and traditional ingredients with guest appearances by Sharon Van Etten and more.
 

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August 24, 2017 | NPR · The band’s latest album finds frontman Kip Berman entering a new chapter in his life with a growing family and the complicated feelings of growing older while staying in love.
 

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