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.

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 […]

Cannabis enthusiasts flock to annual rally

Cannabis enthusiasts flock to annual rally

Fifty thousand people celebrated Denver’s annual 4/20 rally at Civic Center park, proving that this year’s smoke out was another hit for event organizers. “Colorado currently holds the largest open range cannabis music festival with headlining performances and entertainment,” said Santino Walter, one of the new owners of Civic Center productions, which organizes the event. […]

Tokin’ with Tolbert: Bussing around the 4/20 bazaar

Tokin’ with Tolbert: Bussing around the 4/20 bazaar

Denver is the pioneer city fueling the marijuana industry. The hoopla surrounding the 4/20 stoner holiday seems to grow every year from the annual Civic Center Rally to more unconventional events like a cannabis-friendly church and pot themed wedding expos. As marijuana becomes more mainstream, the commercial aspect will continue to be excessive, but I […]

Softball prepares for RMAC tournament run

Softball prepares for RMAC tournament run

After enjoying a five game winning streak, the MSU Denver softball team has lost four in a row just prior to the conference tournament. Head coach Annie Van Wetzinga’s Roadrunners hadn’t had trouble within the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference until they traveled to Golden to take on Colorado School of Mines April 22-23. Before the […]

Committee re-evaluates Tivoli event pricing

Committee re-evaluates Tivoli event pricing

Auraria Higher Education Center partners with the Student Advisory Committee to the Auraria Board to adjust pricing programs for exterior and interior spaces on Auraria Campus. Auraria is home to more than 44,000 students at three different higher education institutions. While many know of the collaboration between the three schools, there is an overlooked price […]

Earth Day the Denver way: March for Science

Earth Day the Denver way: March for Science

The morning of April 22 greeted Earth Day marchers with cold and rain, but the clouds parted and sun welcomed an estimated 10,000 attendees at Denver’s first March for Science Rally in Downtown Denver. Marchers gathered in and around Civic Center Park’s amphitheatre to march for the spirit of Earth day. The event took place […]

Criminal Justice majors fight negativity

Criminal Justice majors fight negativity

A new activist group called Of the People held trivia night for its soft opening on April 20. The group is currently composed of eight criminal justice majors dedicated to combating anti-government, pro-militia and white supremacist ideologies. “We want to defy the hate ideology by promoting nothing but positivity,” said associate professor of criminal justice and […]

A long wait pays off when you are waiting for ‘Godot’

A long wait pays off when you are waiting for ‘Godot’

As the old saying goes, ‘Good things come to those who wait.’ This phrase could not be more appropriately applied to the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities production of “Waiting for Godot.” This classic show by Samuel Beckett was originally produced in French in 1953. At the time the show was meet with […]

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