The Metropolitan

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The Metropolitan is MSU Denver’s student-run newspaper. It’s produced by and for the students of Metropolitan State University of Denver and has served Auraria since 1979. Supported by advertising revenue and student fees, The Metropolitan is distributed at more than 60 locations every Thursday during the academic year and monthly during the summer semester.

Review: “American Mariachi” shows Mexican culture through music

Review: “American Mariachi” shows Mexican culture through music

Old tradition meets new-school thinking with a side of mariachi music in the play, “American Mariachi.” The story is straightforward. It’s a tale of two young women overcoming traditions to form a mariachi band. All-women mariachi bands did not become popular until the ‘70s, the same era that the play is set. “American Mariachi” walks […]

The life of Rigoberta Menchú Tum in film

The life of Rigoberta Menchú Tum in film

Savory aromas of pizza and popcorn filled the room where moviegoers gathered. The audience had not come to see an action film or an art flick. Instead, they came to learn about social justice. On Jan. 30, “Rigoberta Menchú: Daughter of the Maya” was screened at the MSU Denver Student Success Building. That evening, a […]

Faculty senate discusses graduation deadlines

Faculty senate discusses graduation deadlines

The Faculty Senate met on Jan. 18 to discuss changes to the graduation process and student athlete mentorship. The senate had two guest speakers at the meeting, Associate Registrar Connie Sanders and Shawn Worthy, professor of Human Services and MSU Denver NCAA faculty athletic representative. Sanders discussed changes made to the graduation timeline for students […]

Basketball ramps up as season winds down

Basketball ramps up as season winds down

With just five games left in their regular seasons, the MSU Denver men’s and women’s basketball teams are positioning themselves for both conference and national tournament pushes. With a strong showing over the weekend, both teams are now poised to have at least one home game in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Tournament, and continue […]

Softball stumbles to start season

Softball stumbles to start season

After an offseason rich with anticipation and preseason awards, the MSU Denver softball team made a less-than-stellar debut, losing four of five games in the Colorado Mesa Invitational to open the season. The Roadrunners kicked off their 2018 campaign with a five game slate that included matchups against three universities in the preseason top 25: […]

Immigration Services addresses legal questions

Immigration Services addresses legal questions

MSU Denver’s Immigration Services Program will be hosting legal advice sessions throughout the spring semester concerning the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and other immigration policies. After President Donald Trump’s announcement in September that the DACA program will stop renewing permits on March 5, many people across the country are unsure of what their […]

Dialogue on race and policing fosters unity

Dialogue on race and policing fosters unity

Community members congregated in an old Victorian house for an event called “Poetry, Race, and Policing: a Community Conversation,” on Feb. 2. Denver Citizen Oversight Board hosted the event at the Lighthouse Writers Workshop building. Attendees formed small groups to discuss Claudia Rankine’s “Citizen: An American Lyric”. The event was part of the Denver Talks […]

New marketing campaign strives for appeal

New marketing campaign strives for appeal

MSU Denver’s Run Your Own Road marketing campaign is getting a makeover from the school’s Marketing and Communications department. The school hopes to reach potential students while retaining old ones through new messaging. The Run Your Own Road campaign was a marketing effort started in 2017 to reach students considering MSU Denver as their college of […]

Environmental campaign comes to campus

Environmental campaign comes to campus

Environment Colorado is bringing their fight to preserve the Canyon of the Ancients and Browns Canyon to the Tivoli Quad on Feb. 1. They will be hosting an event called Day of Action to collect signatures on their petition to save Colorado’s national monuments. There is concern for those national monuments because their safety has […]