The Metropolitan

metropolitan 2Who we are
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.

Book maps earth, early world views

Cartography is the study and practice of map making. It involves molding the reality to communicate spatial information effectively. Imagine a time when beyond what was known to man were those of monsters, demons and half-men-half-beasts who lived waiting to eat the flesh of helpless wayfarers or invaders.

Local groups combine to shake things up

Denver’s own super group Snake Rattle Rattle Snake is really coming into their own. Featuring members of Monofog, Mr. Pacman, Bad Luck City and Hawks of Paradise, the band is attracting a lot of attention especially since the release of their new EP last month. Vocalist Hayley Helmerick discussed what’s next.

Cracker co-founder keeps crackin’

Since 1992, when Cracker released their self-titled debut, many trends in rock have come and gone. But the mass extinctions of the last 18 years that have culled their flat-footed peers have missed Cracker due to their passionate blend of hard rock, alternative country and soulful but often sarcastic lyrics.

Upcoming shows

Scott H. Biram // 9:30 p.m., Feb. 22 // Bender’s Tavern, $10 Scott H. Biram will bring his whiskey-soaked one-man-band antics to Bender’s Tavern Feb. 22. Biram’s dirty, foot-stompin’ blues oozes energy and classic country down home style. Biram’s tunes should definitely ignite a sweaty, beer-swillin’ good time, Supporting his most recent and more acoustic […]

Upcoming shows

Pictureplane // 9 p.m., Feb. 20 // Rhinoceropolis, $5 Discover something fresh and new this weekend for only $5. Pictureplane is a local act that has been attracting national attention lately. After a European tour with underground heavyweight HEALTH, this act has been turning heads, and with good reason. Pictureplane’s Travis Egedy has a way […]

Invest in alternative fuels, not greenhouse caps

Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you’ve in the last few days heard a Conservative say something to the effect of “It’s been snowing for a week in D.C., what happened to global warming?” or you’ve heard a Liberal say something to the effect of “Oh no, an increase in snow is a sure sign of global warming; there is more moisture in the air!” The general populace groans, and climatologists shake their heads at the poor layman talking heads.