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.

Auraria reflects on a year of President Trump

Auraria reflects on a year of President Trump

Nov. 8 marked one year since the country’s political fault lines split into deep fractures and President Trump was elected to office. Through activism and protest, most MSU Denver students are learning to cope with their frustration at the current political situation. “I have come to accept reality right now. I believe there’s really nothing […]

Student focus behind administrative title change

Student focus behind administrative title change

New title changes for existing administrative staff at MSU Denver point to President Janine Davidson’s actions to expand the school’s bureaucracy. The changes were announced at a cabinet meeting on Oct. 17. “President Jordan really wanted to keep his organizational structure lean. We had three vice presidents, a few associates to the president. But he […]

Mourning families gather to #SayTheirName

Mourning families gather to #SayTheirName

Four families who never crossed paths before now have one painful similarity that bonds them for life. The death or beatings of a family member by law enforcement officers brings them together. The voices of the Marshall, Eagle Feather, Ronquillo and Kindell families trembled and roared in unison as they demanded justice for their loved […]

Return of Denver 4/20 rally no longer pipe dream

Return of Denver 4/20 rally no longer pipe dream

Denver-based marijuana dispensary Euflora prepares to snatch up Denver’s 4/20 rally permit despite the current organizers appeal to ban. The current organizers of the 4/20 rally filed an appeal on the ban issued by the Denver Parks and Recreations department earlier this year. The ban prevents the current organizer from being granted any event permit […]

Brewing and history combine for fun study time

Brewing and history combine for fun study time

Tucked back in the south wing of the 162-year-old Auraria Higher Education Campus building, you will find Colorado’s oldest brewery. The Tivoli Brewing Company dates back to the late 1800s. German immigrant John Good, father of the Tivoli Brand, arrived during the Colorado gold rush. Over the next hundred years Tivoli Brewing changed names and […]

Video game tournament fights for a cause

Video game tournament fights for a cause

Fighting for a cause is a term often used in charity events, but a local group of Colorado gamers have taken the phrase to a literal meaning for the holiday season. Focus Attack Donate Cans, or FADC for short, is a charity fighting-game tournament held annually in November. Competitive players come together to compete in […]

Men’s soccer drops semifinals, end season

Men’s soccer drops semifinals, end season

A semifinal round loss in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Tournament has put an end to the 2017 season for the MSU Denver men’s soccer team. A 3-1 defeat on Nov. 3 to nationally ranked No. 9 Colorado School of Mines concluded an erratic Roadrunners campaign. In head coach Jeremy Tittle’s third season, the team […]