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Metrosphere, an arts, lit and culture magazine, is a monthly multimedia publication that professionally showcases the creative work of students and alumni of Metropolitan State University of Denver. In print since 1984, Metrosphere offers a creative alternative to commercial news outlets. In 2007 and 2011, Metrosphere added the Associated Collegiate Press’s prestigious Pacemaker Award to its record of recognition and achievement. This year, Metrosphere was awarded the SPJ Region 9 Mark of Excellence award for Best College Magazine. Metrosphere is supported by Met Media, which exists to provide a comprehensive, multimedia learning experience for MSU Denver students.

 

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Trump’s Trans Ban: Discrimination or Distraction?

Trump’s Trans Ban: Discrimination or Distraction?

In a series of tweets released earlier this year, President Donald Trump stated that the government would no longer accept transgender people into the military. After the long awaited 2010 repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell,” President Trump’s decision is a move against the U.S. having an inclusive military. President Trump cited the rising costs […]

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 […]

The Old Broad Speaks

The Old Broad Speaks

This year, do it differently. Remember how thankful you were during Thanksgiving? Let that be true still. Whatever you already have, decide that you don’t want more. And mean it. And when you make holiday purchases, give two gifts. First gift: Buy from small businesses. Purchase unique items from crafters and artists. Buy those bird […]

A-Trak and Baauer at Beta Nightclub

A-Trak and Baauer at Beta Nightclub

D j’s A-Trak and Baauer kicked off their joint back-2-back tour in Denver at Beta Nightclub Nov. 16. The duo battle for an almost 2 and a half hour set to a decent sized crowd Thursday night. A-Trak stated on Instagram that the duo did not plan out their setlist aside from the first song. Baauer’s set […]

How The Kardashians Changed My Fashion Ideology

How The Kardashians Changed My Fashion Ideology

Keeping Up with the Kardashians aired in 2007, but I didn’t catch the premiere. In fact, I didn’t start keeping up until earlier this year. While I blame missing the premiere on being 9 years old, I attribute the rest of my absence to basic channels and downloading Netflix only after KUWTK left. Sure, I […]

The Old Broad Speaks

The Old Broad Speaks

The Scarlet Letter Recently, the Colorado State Patrol asked the public for its opinion. Should convicted DUI drivers be required to attach Special Plates to their cars so that other drivers know? Forty percent of those who responded said that any DUI conviction, even DUIs that weren’t involved in collisions, should require that plate. Then […]

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 […]

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