Opioids: America’s prescribed addiction

Opioids: America’s prescribed addiction

Opioid The opioid crisis is the rapidly growing rate in which patients are abusing drugs such as the commonly prescribed medication morphine and the highly addictive recreational drug heroin. Other opiates include Oxycodone, Vicodin and codeine. According to the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 90 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. From that […]

No easy answers for residents of Elyria-Swansea community amid I-70 expansion

No easy answers for residents of Elyria-Swansea community amid I-70 expansion

Family legacies face a continued threat from the bulldozer. The Colorado Department of Transportation continues its plan for I-70’s expansion under fierce criticism from Elyria-Swansea residents. The affected area of the interstate will be the 12-mile stretch from Brighton Boulevard to Tower Road. Criticism of the project is directed toward a 2-mile stretch along this […]

Letter from the editor: A Life Without Hate

Letter from the editor: A Life Without Hate

A letter from Metrospere’s Metro editor This section showcases who and what is happening in Denver. Metro is also a section built on informing people and opening discussions. This will be a place to find the story behind the story. Whether it be a student who suffers from an illness, or how rising political issues […]

Sports sass: when the NFL united in a kneel

Sports sass: when the NFL united in a kneel

Despite his best efforts, Donald Trump has united the NFL. While the fans remain lost in baseless rhetoric chock-full of alternative facts promoted by the president, the owners and players are on somewhat-good terms for the first time since Roger Goodell became the league commissioner in 2007. President Trump remarked on the players who were […]

Rapid reaction: Broncos edge Chargers

Rapid reaction: Broncos edge Chargers

The Denver Broncos (1-0) defeated the Los Angeles Chargers (0-1) by a score of 24-21. Denver entered the fourth quarter with a three possession lead, but mental errors that were easily avoidable nearly lost them the game. It was a shaky win with plenty of positives and negatives to takeaway. Let’s be clear, the Chargers […]

East High School coach fired after forcing athletes into splits

East High School coach fired after forcing athletes into splits

Questions remain after Denver East High School cheerleading coach Ozell Williams was terminate following the release of several videos showing him forcing athletes into the splits. The videos weren’t publicly available until they were sent to 9News nearly nine weeks after they were taken. Williams can be seen forcing high school girls as young as […]

Sports stance: Kaepernick controversy more about skill than politics

Sports stance: Kaepernick controversy more about skill than politics

The NFL preseason kicked off this past week and many still question why quarterback Colin Kaepernick remains unsigned. Some argue it’s because of his kneeling protest during the national anthem. Others argue that the NFL has a race issue and Kaepernick happens to be a victim of it. While that may partially be the case, […]

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