Race for the Cure participants fight back against cancer, protestors

Something about being told he’s going to hell for standing up for his beliefs didn’t sit right with Metro senior Tyler Reschke. “If anybody’s going to hell, it’s you,” Reschke shouted back at a man who had just called him a Satanist, and who was holding a large sign which read, “Abortion Causes Breast Cancer” […]

Metro students beautify Santa Fe Drive landmarks

The once barren, color-stripped walls of Su Teatro and the Center for Visual Art are gone. Now, the half-covered buildings radiate with bright colors and hypnotic line designs, stopping people along Santa Fe Drive who linger to watch students scale ladders with paintbrush handles in their mouths. Metro Associate Professor and Painting Coordinator Carlos Fresquez’s […]

Lone Wolf Artists Collaborate

Artistic collaboration can be a tricky thing, since most artists tend to be lone wolves living in their own colorful minds. When they must come together, however, despite their conceptual differences, beautiful things are born of struggle and compromise. Sixteen Metro students in associate art professor Carlos Fresquez’s Community Paint: The Mural class knows this […]

FirePower show exhibits live glass blowing, body-painting

FirePower show exhibits live glass blowing, body-painting

Former Metro student Jennifer Levine didn’t stop for a second. She ran up and down the glowing stairways and circled the art-stuffed rooms of Club 2200 at 821 22nd St. for nearly 15 hours Aug. 27 in a flowing pink hippie dress and 10-gallon cowgirl hat. With a drink in her hand and a perpetual smile […]

Auraria offers support services that everyone should know

Auraria offers support services that everyone should know

Everyone needs a little help sometimes. As tired, stressed college students, we can’t always stay on point with our school and work schedules, proper diet and health concerns and mental health stability. Fortunately, Metro and Auraria recognize this reality, and strive to help in any way possible. There are numerous, little-known services and programs here […]

Metro choreographer holds auditions for dance production

Metro choreographer holds auditions for dance production

Seven reflections danced around the mirrored studio walls in the dimmed amber light of Auraria Event Center’s dance studio Aug. 19, as barefoot students rolled, leapt and glided across the hardwood floors. Metro Freshman Destiny Harris took her place at the front of the room and demonstrated a few steps of lucid choreography, without the […]

Metro class trades traditional classroom, whiteboard for rock wall

Metro class trades traditional classroom, whiteboard for rock wall

As the fall semester kicks off, most students will be bustling in and out of airtight classrooms around Auraria, and sitting through lectures that drone on for hours. A select few, however, will spend their Thursday evenings harnessed to a climbing wall and various sturdy trees around campus as they learn the basics of scaling […]

Going green tips for back-to-school

Going green tips for back-to-school

With fall semester beginning next week, students are already buying supplies and books and planning for their classroom needs. A usual pattern that we all fall into is assuming that a brand-new load of paper products and office supplies are necessary two or three or more times a year. All too often, students default to […]