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.

Men hitting stride in time for RMAC tournament

Men hitting stride in time for RMAC tournament

With the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference men’s basketball tournament a week away, the question remains, where will the Roadrunners be placed in the seeding? The Roadrunners are currently 16-10 overall and 21-8 in conference play with two games remaining in the regular season against Colorado Christian and Colorado School of Mines. This was not the […]

Students gather to discuss student-athlete compensation

Students gather to discuss student-athlete compensation

The ongoing issue of student athlete compensation was debated by MSU Denver Associate Director of Athletics John Kietzmann and MSU Denver Assistant Professor of Rhetoric, Ethics and Social Justice Samuel Jay on Feb. 16. Kietzmann, Jay and about 20 students gathered for the conversation, which was a part of the weekly tri-institutional Hot Topic series. […]

Kakawa Chocolate House: Taste of heaven in the land of enchantment

Kakawa Chocolate House: Taste of heaven in the land of enchantment

Bittersweet chocolate is one of the main things that attracts the customers here at the traditional Kakawa Chocolate House in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The only one of its kind in the nation, Kakawa Chocolate House specializes in Mesoamerican Chocolate. It is similar to hot chocolate but flavored with spices and chili rather than sugar. […]

Lack of marijuana research could lead to public health risks

Lack of marijuana research could lead to public health risks

Colorado may have unintentionally opened a can of worms a after it legalized marijuana in 2012. A study from Colorado published in December 2016 revealed that there may be a link between chronic marijuana use and acute pain symptoms in certain people. Marijuana’s illegal status under federal law has led to a dearth of research […]

Colorado teachers worried over DeVos

Colorado teachers worried over DeVos

Students and teachers in Colorado are concerned with Betsy DeVos’ confirmation as secretary of education. Although the Colorado state legislature has more influence over Colorado’s schools than DeVos may have, she does have the power to push her policies. “DeVos’ policies will affect my school along with other public schools because her policies devalue the […]

GOP bill may affect DACA students

GOP bill may affect DACA students

The introduction of a new bill presented by state Rep. Dave Williams, R-Colorado Springs, has received varied reactions from politicians and Colorado residents. The Colorado Politician Accountability Act makes it a crime for elected officials to enact sanctuary policies. The term “sanctuary city” is a name given to cities that have adopted a policy of […]

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