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.

Surrogate family inspires art at Denver Art Society

Surrogate family inspires art at Denver Art Society

While most people over the weekend got ready to go out with their significant others or recover from the unusual spring weather, others worked hard on their passion. In the Art District on May 19, those that worked on their passion were at the Denver Art Society. Several artists prepared to showcase their work to […]

You can’t stop the beat at Town Hall

When a show is as popular and produced as many times as Hairspray one has a different attitude when seeing it. You know the songs, you know the story and have it seen many times before, therefore you don’t get the same aw and wonder. Town Hall Arts Center latest production of Hairspray immediately wipes away all of those […]

MSU Denver expands with new school

MSU Denver expands with new school

At the Board of Trustees Meeting on May 5, the School of Hospitality, Events and Tourism was formally established. The approval for the creation of the HEaT school was backed up by the program’s substantial growth since 2012, almost doubling due to the program’s move to the Hotel and Hospitality Learning Center. President Steve Jordan […]

Michael Bahl comes full circle, named men’s basketball head coach

Michael Bahl comes full circle, named men’s basketball head coach

Former assistant coach Michael Bahl has been tapped to become the new head coach of MSU Denver’s men’s basketball team. He takes over for Derrick Clark, who coached the Roadrunners for seven seasons before being let go by MSU Denver. Bahl is a Roadrunner lifer. During his playing days at MSU Denver from 2003-07, he was […]

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 […]

Priscilla drives to the Aurora Fox

Priscilla drives to the Aurora Fox

Acceptance, love and art are all things that the world needs and needs desperately now. Luckily Priscilla is here to save the day. The Aurora Fox’s production of “Priscilla Queen of the Desert” brings audiences a message of acceptance, shows unending love and is a work of art. Priscilla follows the story of two drag […]

Roadrunners Outlast Bobcats To Win RMLC Championship

Roadrunners Outlast Bobcats To Win RMLC Championship

After finishing the regular season with an overall record of 8-3, the MSU Denver lacrosse team would make it their mission to come into the RMLC playoffs and claim their first championship. Mission. Accomplished. The Roadrunners would first face off against their in-state rivals, the Colorado School of Mines Orediggers in the RMLC semi-finals. It […]