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 meditation studio invites all to experience focus and healing

Denver meditation studio invites all to experience focus and healing

The Lotus Meditation Studio, located at 228 Broadway, celebrated their grand opening on Aug. 21. For those seeking a place to learn and practice meditation, the entire community is invited to come experience the many benefits of this mindful tradition. Whether you’re new to the term or consider yourself an enlightened yogi, the studio offers […]

Water percolates to the forefront in art exhibit

Water percolates to the forefront in art exhibit

Sculptures of colorful repurposed plastic waste, a daily journal of the relationship between a river in New Delhi and its inhabitants and a simple pitcher of water are examples of the thought-provoking works sharing an  artistic home under MSU Denver’s Center for Visual Art until Oct. 21. “Visitors will learn not only about the challenges […]

Athletics department launches rewards app, SuperFanU

Athletics department launches rewards app, SuperFanU

The MSU Denver athletics department announced the addition of a free app to their Roadrunner Rewards program. The app, officially called SuperFanU MSU Denver Roadrunner Rewards, is an easy-to-use portal into the Roadrunner Rewards program. It offers students, fans and users a variety of MSU Denver-oriented benefits. It is named for the platform it is […]

Forum introduces midterm state candidates

Forum introduces midterm state candidates

Prospective voters filled Armstrong Hall on the Colorado College campus to the brim on Sept. 2 for the State of the State forum. The forum, organized by the El Paso County Democrats and the Colorado College Democrats, allowed local and state candidates for the 2018 mid-term elections, as well as activist groups to meet the […]

Review: ‘Appropriate’ looks at racism with white eyes

Review: ‘Appropriate’ looks at racism with white eyes

People are actively seeking out various forms of expression to analyze our current political status. For Curious Theatre Company this makes an opportune time to start their 20th anniversary season with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ “Appropriate”.

Colorado pledges to protect DACA students

Colorado pledges to protect DACA students

Colorado’s legislators circled the wagons around the state’s undocumented youth after the Trump administration made moves to end their semi-legal status on Sept. 5. At a press conference held Sept. 1, Gov. John Hickenlooper, state House Majority Leader Crisanta Duran and state Rep. Dan Pabon said Colorado would do everything it could to protect those […]

Denver students show solidarity in walkout

Denver students show solidarity in walkout

On Sept. 5 over 2,500 students from 25 schools throughout the Denver Metro area gathered on the Tivoli quad to protest the dismantling of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The protest was hosted by immigrant’s rights groups like the Colorado People’s Alliance and the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition in response to the Trump […]

MSU Denver graced by former Mexican president

MSU Denver graced by former Mexican president

Denouncing populism, former Mexican President Vicente Fox called Americans to their best values during a speech at MSU Denver. University President Janine Davidson introduced Fox to a packed auditorium in the King Center on Aug. 29. The event was presented by both MSU Denver and Global Chamber Denver. Fox touched on the value of international […]

Itchy-O welcomed home for a hardly describable performance

Itchy-O welcomed home for a hardly describable performance

The avante-garde band, itchy-O marched their electrifying music, smoke and spectacles back to Denver on Aug. 26 for the release of their latest record, “From the Overflowing.” With an upcoming tour and first music video, Gallow’s Disco, released in July, 2017 could be one of the most successful years for the group. The Denver-based group […]