The Metropolitan

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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.

Kerbal space and pixels combine to educate at Denver Comic Con

Kerbal space and pixels combine to educate at Denver Comic Con

Liam Kleinberg sends rockets into space. His mother, Tamara, stands behind him and watches. The little green men that crew Liam’s rocket cheered as the ship reached a safe orbit. However, not all launches have a happy ending. “So, on my first joint, I’m looking to make a one stage engine rocket go up. I’m […]

MSU Denver professor’s tweet leads to uncertain future

MSU Denver professor’s tweet leads to uncertain future

NOTE: An edit has been made for clarification. Frei’s book was not specifically about the Battle of Okinawa as originally implied, and the passage discussing it has been amended. The future is uncertain for former Denver Post sportswriter and part-time MSU Denver professor Terry Frei after a controversial tweet on Memorial Day weekend. Frei, who […]

Puerto Rican pride brings heat to Civic Center Park

Puerto Rican pride brings heat to Civic Center Park

Between the weather, the music and the dancing the Taste of Puerto Rico festival brought the heat this year. June 11 marked the 12th anniversary of the celebration that draws more people every year. According to festival organizer, Alvin Velazquez, over 10,000 people came out to the Civic Center to celebrate Puerto Rican pride and […]

Finding diamonds in the rough at Ruby Blues

Finding diamonds in the rough at Ruby Blues

A navy blue, 1940s-style collared dress paired with a vintage leather satchel greets shoppers in the window display of Ruby Blues eclectic recycled clothing shop in Salida. Ruby Blues is not a typical consignment thrift store. It is authentic vintage to the core. Owner Michael Almeida has been buying, selling and trading for as long […]