Metrosphere

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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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Junkie

Junkie

The girl stood waiting in the dimly lit alley, beneath a wall light, holding a box beneath her trench coat. She kicked a few pebbles with the front of her shoe then leaned back against the brick wall and let out a breath of impatience. “You got the stuff?” A deep voice said in the darkness. […]

Drone journalism

Drone journalism

Like most professions, journalism has evolved to meet the demands of new, ubiquitous technologies, which deliver stories and content to viewers over multiple platforms. MSU Denver is launching a new course called drone journalism, created by Professor Kip Wotkyns for the 2017 fall semester. Wotkyns first began discussing drones with Robert Amend, Chair of the […]

Fierce and Fearless: A Year After Pulse

Fierce and Fearless: A Year After Pulse

It’s been a year since the shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida. On June 12, 2016, Omar Mateen walked into Pulse with an arsenal and claimed the lives of innocent club-goers. Safe spaces suddenly seemed treacherous and inclusivity yet again took a backseat to xenophobia. Entire communities were once again being painted with the […]

Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox

Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox

Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox is the latest business venture to occupy one of Denver’s historic landmarks, the Victorian style Airedale Building. Owner Justin Cucci incorporates the building’s nefarious history into the decor and atmosphere, creating a unique dining experience.   Cucci successfully runs other local food businesses such as RootDown and Linger. He has made a […]

Trumpster Fire 2017

Trumpster Fire 2017

Of all the catchy click-bait headlines I have read about the Trump campaign only one stayed with me long after reading it: Trumpster Fire. Finally someone out there put everything I had ever learned or felt about Trump over the last few months and most likely the next four years, into something bumper sticker worthy. […]