Poor state funding causes another tuition hike

Poor state funding causes another tuition hike

MSU Denver students can expect a tuition increase for the 2017-18 school year. The board of trustees passed a 6.5 percent hike on May 5. According to the Early Bird, state funding of higher education fluctuates significantly because it is considered optional by lawmakers. Based on the state budget for the upcoming fiscal year, Colorado higher […]

Criminal Justice majors fight negativity

Criminal Justice majors fight negativity

A new activist group called Of the People held trivia night for its soft opening on April 20. The group is currently composed of eight criminal justice majors dedicated to combating anti-government, pro-militia and white supremacist ideologies. “We want to defy the hate ideology by promoting nothing but positivity,” said associate professor of criminal justice and […]

How the Post won the Pulitzer: Aurora theater coverage

How the Post won the Pulitzer: Aurora theater coverage

The Denver Press Club added another accolade to its wall of fame after reporters from the Denver Post presented their Pulitzer to the club on April 13. The Denver Post won the Pulitzer for their print and pioneering digital coverage of the mass shooting that took place in an Aurora theater in 2013. Former and […]

Panama Papers: Portrait of a Pulitzer Prize

Panama Papers: Portrait of a Pulitzer Prize

On April 10 the Denver Press Club welcomed Kevin G. Hall, the chief economics reporter for McClatchy DC, to speak about President Trump’s business dealings, his connection to Russia and the Panama Papers. Hall and his team, along with reporters at the Miami Herald, found out earlier the same day that they had won the […]

Cursing, cross-stitching and craft beer at Grandma’s House

Cursing, cross-stitching and craft beer at Grandma’s House

Sundays are typically reserved for finishing up that homework assignment you forgot about until the last minute or football and day drinking to forget about the anxiety of the upcoming week. Thanks to Grandma’s House brewery, the latter of that can be achieved, either curled up on the couch or at one of the old […]

Bartenders fight climate change with whisky

Bartenders fight climate change with whisky

On March 27 at The Way Back bar, Jack Daniel’s presented a hand-picked single-barrel whisky in partnership with the Colorado Bartender’s Guild. The unveiling of the special edition barrel, which will be bottled in Colorado, raised money and awareness for the charity Protect Our Winters. The organization was founded by professional snowboarder Jeremy Jones in […]

Student journalists receive mark of excellence

Student journalists receive mark of excellence

Hard work and dedication are the main reasons why the Region 9 Mark of Excellence Conference in Salt Lake City greeted the students of MSU Denver with just desserts of 20 awards: eight winners and 12 other finalists. Metrosphere took the award for best student magazine. Metrosphere photographer Brandon Sanchez won the award for best […]

Forum tackles the value of academic freedom

Forum tackles the value of academic freedom

MSU Denver President Stephen Jordan and Provost Vicki Golich hosted a forum on academic freedom on March 6. The forum featured two speakers, Joe Goldhammer and Matthew Finkin, two of the country’s most respected academic freedom lawyers. Academic freedom is often misunderstood and misrepresented, which makes it an easy target. In today’s political climate, academic […]

The 25 annual Bridge Speaker event examines empathy through poetic expression

The 25 annual Bridge Speaker event examines empathy through poetic expression

Poetry can enact social and political activism, and is a tool for understanding difficult topics such as sexism, racism, homophobia and transphobia. It allows for people of different backgrounds to sympathize with one another and also learn about the history of each others cultures. Through poetry, people of all genders, races, religions and abilities can […]

Town hall held despite Gardner’s absence

Town hall held despite Gardner’s absence

Seven Colorado organizations hosted a “With or Without You” town hall meeting on Feb. 24 in reaction to Sen. Cory Gardner declining to meet with constituents face-to-face. The town hall was hosted by some of Colorado’s largest citizen-led organizations, including Indivisible Front Range Resistance and Together We Will Colorado. Although Gardner did not accept the […]