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Met Opinion: Inside the news room

Met Opinion: Inside the news room

If Met Media collected a nickel for every time someone accused a member of our news staff of over stepping their bounds, asking questions they “shouldn’t” or misrepresenting someone or something on Auraria Campus, we would empty out a sizeable jar on a regular basis. This is not to say that we are unethical or […]

Sails soar high for the 16th annual Dragon Boat Festival

Sails soar high for the 16th annual Dragon Boat Festival

The Colorado Dragon Boat Festival descended on Sloan’s Lake for the 16th annual year bringing culture, education and entertainment to Colorado residents. Modeled after an ancient Chinese custom celebrating the poet Qu Yuan’s life and sacrifice, the Dragon Boat Festival brings together teams from around the state to compete.  It has continued to grow as one […]

Elyria-Swansea and the voices behind I-70’s expansion

Elyria-Swansea and the voices behind I-70’s expansion

On a typical weekend, kids and dogs rule the streets of Elyria-Swansea. Swansea Park comes alive with laughter, a rubber basketball’s slapping blacktop, bicycle tires’ scratching gravel and the occasional yelling and uproar over an elementary school-age fistfight. In the 23-mile stretch across this neighborhood of northeast Denver, yards are a patchwork of varying maintenance. […]

There’s more to the story of Bob Embrey, the homeless dog-sitter

There’s more to the story of Bob Embrey, the homeless dog-sitter

On March 30, The Metropolitan published my story about a homeless man named Bob Embrey who was residing near the East Bay in San Francisco. Bob was dog-sitting two massive Newfoundlands when I came across him during my stay at San Francisco for a journalism class. Upon interviewing Bob and finding out more about his story, I […]

Alumna scales new heights in higher education

Alumna scales new heights in higher education

When MSU Denver graduate Chantal Baca hears the words higher education, she thinks about pushing limits. Baca has surpassed challenges and obstacles in her life as a woman of color and first generation college student. At the 29th Annual Outstanding Women’s Awards, Baca was recognized for her accomplishments in the higher education community and encompassing […]

‘Lemonade’ Review

‘Lemonade’ Review

Beyoncé has stopped the world once again. On April 23, she debuted her visual album Lemonade and proved that her creativity knows no bounds. The hour-long special aired on HBO, which was appropriate for the subject matter and language depicted. The combination of stunning visuals, heartbreaking poetry, and the rawest and most personal album from […]

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