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.

Left hand raises awareness for lymphoma and leukemia

Left hand raises awareness for lymphoma and leukemia

Hundreds gathered at Longmont’s Roosevelt Park to raise money and show appreciation for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The day also highlighted 10-year-old Leukemia survivor Quade Marks. Left Hand Brewing Company hosted the event that generated immense support for the society. Craft beers and a tribute band also showcased this year’s Leftapalooza party. Leftapalooza joined other […]

Sports stance: Kaepernick controversy more about skill than politics

Sports stance: Kaepernick controversy more about skill than politics

The NFL preseason kicked off this past week and many still question why quarterback Colin Kaepernick remains unsigned. Some argue it’s because of his kneeling protest during the national anthem. Others argue that the NFL has a race issue and Kaepernick happens to be a victim of it. While that may partially be the case, […]

Festival of Felines shows off adoptable cats for Cat Care Society

Festival of Felines shows off adoptable cats for Cat Care Society

The Festival of Felines, held July 29 at the Cat Care Society, gave the public an opportunity to meet all their cats currently up for adoption. Cat lovers walked into a hallway littered with cats. Black cats, calico cats, tabby cats, white cats, orange cats-there was no shortage of variety. Some of them approached people […]

Pets for Vets benefits from lacrosse tournament

Pets for Vets benefits from lacrosse tournament

Shootout for Soldiers held its annual 24-hour lacrosse tournament during July 29-30 at Aurora Sports Park. The tournament featured a new lacrosse game every hour for 24 hours and raised money for veteran-focused nonprofits. Public fundraising events are important for nonprofits like Pets for Vets. They increase awareness of the organization and raise necessary funds. […]

New women’s soccer coach looks to build solid foundation

New women’s soccer coach looks to build solid foundation

The MSU Denver women’s soccer team enters the 2017 season with its sights on the school’s 16th consecutive playoff berth under new head coach Tracy Chao. The Roadrunners, who lost a 1-0 heartbreaker in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Tournament semifinals after reaching the playoff   for the 15th consecutive year, are returning seven of […]

Racial tension rises on campus from white power push

Racial tension rises on campus from white power push

Although Auraria campus remains free from hate crimes so far in 2017, students feel tension due to the current political climate and racial divides across the nation. The lack of reported hate crimes this year differs from 2016, when there were four reported hate crimes against students at school related events both away from campus and […]

Betsy DeVos visit comes with protest at council meeting

Betsy DeVos visit comes with protest at council meeting

About 1,500 people attended the 44th American Legislative Exchange Council annual meeting that took place at the Hyatt Regency hotel in downtown Denver beginning July 19. Conservative legislators, lobbyists, corporate stakeholders and ALEC members came together under one roof to network and discuss government policies. One of the major topics discussed was school choice voucher […]

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