Events

Tokin’ with Tolbert: Bussing around the 4/20 bazaar

Tokin’ with Tolbert: Bussing around the 4/20 bazaar

Denver is the pioneer city fueling the marijuana industry. The hoopla surrounding the 4/20 stoner holiday seems to grow every year from the annual Civic Center Rally to more unconventional events like a cannabis-friendly church and pot themed wedding expos. As marijuana becomes more mainstream, the commercial aspect will continue to be excessive, but I […]

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 […]

Gooey goodness escapes cheese lovers grasps

Gooey goodness escapes cheese lovers grasps

Grilled cheese, beer and supporting a good cause. It sounds like the recipe for the perfect Denver evening. What could possibly go wrong? Denver’s first Grilled Cheese Festival started smoothly Wednesday evening on April 12 at the McNichols Civic Center Building. Vendors planted themselves evenly throughout the building’s two floors and by 6:30 p.m. the […]

Theater Corner: Meet the cast, ‘The American Clock’

Theater Corner: Meet the cast, ‘The American Clock’

All professionals must get their start somewhere, whether from observation, getting their hands dirty or in this case taking classes. For MSU Denver students William Hunter and Miranda Ireland, that start is right here in the MSU Denver Theatre Department. Hunter is a theater major with an English minor. He hones in on his acting […]

Tablescape competition sets the mood

Tablescape competition sets the mood

The Department of Hospitality, Tourism and Events conducted their sixth Tablescape Championship as the midterm project for the Event Catering Strategies course on March 9. Tablescape is a term that is used to describe the top of a table containing linens, tableware, a centerpiece and other trending décor to set a mood. According to their […]

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 […]

Annual Seed Swap event cultivates community connections

Annual Seed Swap event cultivates community connections

Over the hills and through the woods, under the I-70 overpass we go. While the Elyria-Swansea neighborhood sits only 15 minutes from downtown Denver, the landscape and demographic changes drastically over the short trek. This neighborhood, which has always been a hub for dirty industry, is the most polluted neighborhood in Colorado. The GrowHaus, a converted […]

Latina blogger empowers women to ‘dream big’

Latina blogger empowers women to ‘dream big’

Auraria Campus hosted “unapologetic” leaders during the 21st Annual Women’s Leadership Conference in the Tivoli Turnhalle on March 10. The keynote speaker of the event was Prisca Dorcas Rodriguez. Rodriguez is a writer and blogger who founded the online organization Latina Rebels, which empowers young Latinas. Her speech recognized some difficulties of being a person […]

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