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Cannabis enthusiasts flock to annual rally

Cannabis enthusiasts flock to annual rally

Fifty thousand people celebrated Denver’s annual 4/20 rally at Civic Center park, proving that this year’s smoke out was another hit for event organizers. “Colorado currently holds the largest open range cannabis music festival with headlining performances and entertainment,” said Santino Walter, one of the new owners of Civic Center productions, which organizes the event. […]

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 […]

Softball prepares for RMAC tournament run

Softball prepares for RMAC tournament run

After enjoying a five game winning streak, the MSU Denver softball team has lost four in a row just prior to the conference tournament. Head coach Annie Van Wetzinga’s Roadrunners hadn’t had trouble within the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference until they traveled to Golden to take on Colorado School of Mines April 22-23. Before the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Counseling centers overwhelmed as demand increases

Counseling centers overwhelmed as demand increases

Overwhelmed by demand, counseling centers on Auraria are struggling to provide mental health services to students who seek it. The tri-institutional center is part of a nationwide trend showing a surge in the number of college students seeking help from campus counseling centers. According to a recent study released by the Center for Collegiate Health, […]

University accreditation campus visit

University accreditation campus visit

As the 2016-2017 school year comes to a close, MSU Denver looks to its future by going through the accreditation process for the next academic cycle. The accreditation of a university is renewed annually, based on the completion of criteria set by the Higher Learning Commission. Five HLC reviewers are sent to visit different institutions […]

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