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.

Denver professional sports update: Broncos

Denver professional sports update: Broncos

The Denver Broncos kicked off their season and Vance Joseph made his head coaching debut in Monday night’s victory over the Los Angeles Chargers. The Broncos finished with a record of 9-7 last season and failed to make the playoffs one year after winning the Super Bowl. As a franchise historically known for success, the […]

Mack takes reins of cross-country

Mack takes reins of cross-country

Veteran coach Trent Mack became the newest addition to the MSU Denver cross-country family on July 7 when he was introduced as the head coach of the cross-country team. Family is perhaps the most crucial element of a team. With the physical and mental strains that come with running for hours every day and 5,000 […]

Saving heritage through art

Saving heritage through art

Powwow dancers of all ages, from tots to elders, swayed in their colorful regalia to the thundering drum and the belting of native singers during the 28th Annual Friendship Powwow and American Indian Cultural Celebration on Sept. 9 hosted by the Denver Art Museum. Hundreds gathered at the Acoma Plaza, the space between the Denver Public Library […]

Globe Hall gets its wings

Globe Hall gets its wings

The sweat of 200 fans in a venue filled to capacity overpowered the intoxicating smell of smoked pork in the adjoining saloon. Patrons used guitar picks as currency at the bar, where the Red Bull cooler stayed in a constant state of restock. A weekday common room for live music, fueled by sad songs and carbonated caffeine, made it seem dark […]

Panel assures DACA students of their safety

Panel assures DACA students of their safety

CORRECTION: The version of this story in the Sept. 13 issue of The Metropolitan contained inaccuracies. A quotation about immigration enforcement should have been attributed to Auraria Police Chief Michael Phibbs, not to Steven Lee, assistant director of the MSU Denver Counseling Center. Also, the CARE Team (Consultation, Assessment, Referral, Education) is a part of […]

Rep. DeGette stands up for states’ rights

Rep. DeGette stands up for states’ rights

There is a growing amount of conflict within government regarding the legalization of marijuana, putting states and the federal government on opposing sides. On May 18, Rep. Diana DeGette introduced the Respect States’ and Citizens’ Rights Act of 2017 which will amend the Controlled Substances Act. “I introduced this bill and it goes in and […]

Rockies fighting for life in wild card race

Rockies fighting for life in wild card race

The Colorado Rockies face a steep climb for the rest of the season as they vie for a spot in the postseason. After clinching a winning record on the most important road trip of the season, a pair of four-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks, the Rockies have momentum on their […]