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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A Night At Seventh Circle

A Night At Seventh Circle

AARON SAYE Aaron Saye rolls up to Seventh Circle Music Collective in his 1977 Volkswagen Transporter, or as he calls it, his “hippie bus.” Okay, so it’s not modern and the white and brown color scheme is not stylish, but Saye is anything but ordinary. Just like Seventh Circle, which he’s owned for five years […]

Lake Clarity S2.02: History Lessons

Lake Clarity S2.02: History Lessons

Season 2’s second episode is here! Listen as Sam Parsons starts to interview the townsfolk of Nederland about their celebration of Frozen Dead Guy Days. But her interviews might have started Sam down the path of a mystery that needs to be uncovered. For those of you that did not know, Frozen Dead Guy Days […]

Dress For Success

Dress For Success

During World War II, six million women entered the workforce, taking the jobs of the men who went off to war, and it was never the same again. Women had a taste of the working world and a bit of independence for the first time. Many never left the working world. In today’s working world, […]

The Minimalist Movement

The Minimalist Movement

Everyday, a growing number of fashion devotees jump aboard the minimalist movement. While some style enthusiasts find that fashion is a colorful wave of breaking rules, others follow the minimalist approach. Minimalist style involves having a monochrome wardrobe with mostly white, black and neutral colors. It’s based on basic pieces tailored to the person as […]

Nothing Lasts

Nothing Lasts

Nothing Lasts by Matt Passant   I have thought often, these more than a decade and less than twenty years since you have gone: about what you said, and what you meant, and if it’s true   that the stars we see with wonder at night and awe, are already dead, brightly fading, by the […]

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 […]