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MSU Denver junior Chase Townsley naps on Auraria Campus between classes Aug. 27. Sleep deprivation is one of the biggest problems college students face.
Photo by Jason Colbourne • jcolbour@msudenver.edu

Catching more Z’s may lead to more A’s

MSU Denver junior Chase Townsley naps on Auraria Campus between classes Aug. 27. Sleep deprivation is one of the biggest problems college students face. Photo by Jason Colbourne • jcolbour@msudenver.edu Those all-night study sessions may be doing more harm than good. Millions of Americans don’t get enough sleep, according to the American Psychological Association’s website.

Marc Rabinoff, Professor Emeritus of human sport and performance at MSU Denver, fires a .45 caliber handgun at the Centennial Gun Club Aug. 29. Rabinoff is assisting the gun club in offering free concealed carry classes to Denver metro area educators. Photo by Steve Musal • smusal@msudenver.edu

Retired professor aims to arm K-12 teachers

Marc Rabinoff, Professor Emeritus of human sport and performance at MSU Denver, fires a .45 caliber handgun at the Centennial Gun Club Aug. 29. Rabinoff is assisting the gun club in offering free concealed carry classes to Denver metro area educators. Photo by Steve Musal • smusal@msudenver.edu When talking about citizens who carry concealed weapons,

Marc Rabinoff, Professor Emeritus of human sport and performance at MSU Denver, fires a .45 caliber handgun at the Centennial Gun Club Aug. 29. Rabinoff is assisting the gun club in offering free concealed carry classes to Denver metro area educators. Photo by Steve Musal • smusal@msudenver.edu

Retired professor aims to arm K-12 teachers

Marc Rabinoff, Professor Emeritus of human sport and performance at MSU Denver, fires a .45 caliber handgun at the Centennial Gun Club Aug. 29. Rabinoff is assisting the gun club in offering free concealed carry classes to Denver metro area educators. Photo by Steve Musal • smusal@msudenver.edu When talking about citizens who carry concealed weapons,

Word on the street: What does the Clothesline Project mean to you?

Photos by Daniel Fairbairn The need to raise awareness The Clothesline Project is a globally recognized, month-long project that visits the Auraria campus yearly. The t-shirts crisscrossing the Tivoli tell stories of strength and sadness. Brightly colored garments give courage in the face of sexual assault and abuse. But 82 percent of students polled on

Marc Rabinoff, Professor Emeritus of human sport and performance at MSU Denver, fires a .45 caliber handgun at the Centennial Gun Club Aug. 29. Rabinoff is assisting the gun club in offering free concealed carry classes to Denver metro area educators. Photo by Steve Musal • smusal@msudenver.edu

Retired professor aims to arm K-12 teachers

Marc Rabinoff, Professor Emeritus of human sport and performance at MSU Denver, fires a .45 caliber handgun at the Centennial Gun Club Aug. 29. Rabinoff is assisting the gun club in offering free concealed carry classes to Denver metro area educators. Photo by Steve Musal • smusal@msudenver.edu When talking about citizens who carry concealed weapons,

Students walk outside the Student Success Building. The building’s air conditioning system has proved inadequate, and is scheduled to be augmented by a supplemental system by July 2015. Photo by Alyson McClaran • amcclara@msudenver.edu

New AC to come for Student Success Building… in 2015

Students walk outside the Student Success Building. The building’s air conditioning system has proved inadequate, and is scheduled to be augmented by a supplemental system by July 2015. Photo by Alyson McClaran • amcclara@msudenver.edu A fully functional cooling system in the Student Success Building enters its second year. As the MSU Denver Facilities Planning team

Metrospective

“Pretty Little Liars”
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Review: Pretty Little Liars

“Pretty Little Liars” Movie poster by impawards.com Based on a series of novels by Sara Shepard, “Pretty Little Liars” has become a well-known TV series that combines drama, romance and suspense. Yet it seems to be lacking one thing — a plot. After watching the first couple of seasons, the feeling of being sucked into

Rumored look of the new iPhone 6. Photo from www.pcadvisor.co.uk

New iPhone coming soon

Rumored look of the new iPhone 6. Photo from www.pcadvisor.co.uk Rumors have been flying about a new iPhone coming out this year. The iPhone 6 is expected to have different sizes that the consumer can choose from. The release date of the new product has been rumored to be September 9, but people may not

(L-R) Sam Herring, Gerrit Welmers and William Cashion of Future Islands perform at The Gothic Theatre Aug. 27.Photo by Philip B. Poston • pposton1@msudenver.edu

Concert review: Future Islands at the Gothic Theatre

(L-R) Sam Herring, Gerrit Whelmers and William Cashion of Future Islands perform at The Gothic Theatre Aug. 27. Photo by Philip B. Poston • pposton1@msudenver.edu Future Islands, the synth-pop powerhouse from Baltimore, have come a long way since they first passed through Denver. The years since have been kind to the band. Backed by a

Annalyse Garcia, Brittney Padilla, Danni Hedstrom, Caitlin Jenks, Molly Clark and  Amber Roundtree pray after softball practice on April 29. The six players are all members of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Photo by Rachel Fuenzalida ¥ rfuenzal@mscd.edu

Metro Christian athletes use club to put prayer into practice

In summer 2009, Tyler Cline, Metro women’s assistant basketball coach, and Andy Schlicting, Metro’s sports information director, founded Metro State’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes, which welcomes students of all denominations of Christianity.“[We] just bring in athletes, talk about God and how we can bring God more into our lives, especially through the sport aspect,” said Danni Hedstrom, Metro’s softball rightfielder and FCA’s vice president. “It definitely is [an expectation] to apply faith on the field, [for] how we play our game, how we relate to situations that happen in our specific sports, instead of just life in general.”

Einstein Bros Bagels ranked in our top five spots to get coffee on Auraria Campus. 
Photo Illustration by Michael Ortiz • mortiz26@msudenver.edu

Coffee Break

As college students, coffee is an integral part of our college experience. All of the late nights, 8 a.m. classes and constant commuting put a great deal of wear and tear on our feeble bodies. Fortunately for us, Auraria Campus is loaded with places to grab a half caff, non-fat latte with extra foam, an

National Blood Donor Month saves lives

Bonfils wants your blood. During the winter, the number of blood donations drops by about 20 percent, according to the Bonfils Blood Center. “[The drop in donations has] just historically been that way due to either the weather or if the road conditions are poor,” said Bonfils representative Dianna Hemphill. “In the cold weather, people

“Pretty Little Liars”
Movie poster by impawards.com

Review: Pretty Little Liars

“Pretty Little Liars” Movie poster by impawards.com Based on a series of novels by Sara Shepard, “Pretty Little Liars” has become a well-known TV series that combines drama, romance and suspense. Yet it seems to be lacking one thing — a plot. After watching the first couple of seasons, the feeling of being sucked into

Sports

Miscues make for first loss

Sophomore setter Brandi Torr dives for a ball against Southwest Minnesota State University Sept. 12 at the Auraria Event Center. Photo by Abreham Gebreegziabher • agebreeg@msudenver.edu Errors plagued the Roadrunners as they fell in straight sets to No. 10 Southwest Minnesota State University in game one of the Colorado Premier Challenge. Metro conceded each set

Jacob Nelson transferred to Metro from the University of New Mexico prior to the 2013 season.
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“King Arthur” takes down longstanding home run record

Jacob Nelson transferred to Metro from the University of New Mexico prior to the 2013 season. Photo courtesy of gometrostate.com Our No. 8 sports moment in Metro history came May 4, 2013. Senior third baseman/pitcher Jacob Nelson broke the 27-year-old school record for consecutive games with a home run when his streak reached six. Doug

Metro State junior Brandon Jefferson gets helped up after a hard foul during Metro's 61-60 win over Fort Lewis College in the RMAC Championship Game, Saturday March 9. 
Photo by Philip Poston • pposton1@msudenver.edu

No. 6 Metro Sports Moment

Metro State junior Brandon Jefferson gets helped up after a hard foul during Metro’s 61-60 win over Fort Lewis College in the RMAC Championship Game, Saturday March 9. Photo by Philip Poston • pposton1@msudenver.edu Our No. 6 Metro sports moment took place March 9, 2013. Junior guard Brandon Jefferson hit a game-winning jumper with 1.0

Paul Marcely

Marcely: Club baseball player finds that he still has it

Story by Paul J. Marcely Light Rail. School. Light Rail. Ask my roommate (mom) what’s for dinner. Homework. Sleep. Do it again tomorrow. I had become the definition of routine. As a transfer student to MSU Denver from a party school and town in Arizona, I had reluctantly grown up and come home. I came

AD Honor Roll Totals 53 for Fall

Metro sports saw 53 student-athletes named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll for the fall semester of 2013. To qualify, a student-athlete must hold a semester grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Metro’s 199 student-athletes combined for a 3.14 GPA during the fall semester. In addition, 11 former student-athletes graduated in December: Kelci Newlin

Either crime should do the same time

NFL teams today put future prospects that declare for the draft under the microscopes to examine their pasts for any red flags. These teams should make sure they know full well what they are investing in. Yet, it appears that there are multiple cases every year of players that are faced with suspensions, fines and

MSU Denver golf wrap-up

The Roadrunners golf team tied for third place along with Colorado Christian, at the Regis Invitational at the Fox Hollow Golf Course with an overall score of 683 (353 for Day 1, 330 for Day 2). Junior Nathalie Gallacher shot a Day 2 score of 75 for a final score of 153, which put her

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Cutthroats call it quits

Photo courtesy of blogs.denverpost.com After only two seasons, the Denver Cutthroats of the Central Hockey League have suspended all operations and elected dormancy for the 2014-2015 season. The team is looking forward to hopefully finding additional investors for the 2015-2016 season. The Cutthroats will still host their open tryouts this weekend at The Edge Ice

Metro senior Alex Firmm, midfielder, receives a pass from head coach Aaron Meyer (not pictured). Photo by Philip Poston • pposton1@msudenver.edu

Lacrosse looking to become contenders

Metro senior Alex Firmm, midfielder, receives a pass from head coach Aaron Meyer (not pictured). Photo by Philip Poston • pposton1@msudenver.edu Lacrosse is an ever-growing sport that gains more fans as it gains athletes. Metro has its own lacrosse team and that team hopes to one day become a full-fledged sport with the university. The

Metro’s Dustin Berg passes a defender prior to an assist to Danny Arrubla at The Regency Athletic Complex Aug. 30. Metro beat the alumni 8-1. Photo by Jake Shane • jshane1@msudenver.

Arrubla strikes four times for Runners in rout

p14c15kthemet09042014.indd Metro’s Dustin Berg passes a defender prior to an assist to Danny Arrubla at The Regency Athletic Complex Aug. 30. Metro beat the alumni 8-1. Photo by Jake Shane • jshane1@msudenver. Danny Arrubla made every chance he got count. The junior forward tallied four goals in the Runners’ 8-1 rout of the Metro Alumni

Junior left fielder Mary Towner readies to contact a pitch in game two of a tripleheader against Chadron State College Feb. 28 at the Auraria Field. The Metro softball team finished the 2014 campaign 33-17.
Photo by Courtland Wilson • cwils104@msudenver.edu

Van Wetzinga puts the ‘W’ back in softball

What a difference a year makes. After finishing a combined 43-55 over the past two seasons, the Metro softball team flipped the switch in head coach Annie Van Wetzinga’s inaugural season and went 33-17 overall. The Roadrunners made the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference tournament and qualified for their fourth NCAA tournament as a No. 5

Rockies GM Dan O’Dowd, right, with his boss, Dick Monfort. O’Dowd has been gen- eral manager since 1999 and has only four winning seasons during his tenure.
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Op-ed: Rox need GM Dan O’Dowd to step down

Rockies GM Dan O’Dowd, right, with his boss, Dick Monfort. O’Dowd has been general manager since 1999 and has only four winning seasons during his tenure. Photo courtesy of espn.com  The Colorado Rockies have hit rock bottom. Now that three quarters of the MLB season has passed, it’s clear what each team needs to do.

Diver Hannah Herbold sets two national records

Metro diver Hannah Herbold won two gold medals April 20-21 at the East Coast Collegiate Swim Club Nationals in Atlanta, Ga. This is her first year on Metro’s swimming and diving club team, but that hasn’t stopped her from leaving her impact on the sport. “It’s been a lot of fun,” Herbold said. Herbold won

Metro’s Josh Graetz volleys a ball back to an opponent during a match against Wartburg College March 14.
Photo by Amanda Sutherland • asuther6@msudenver.edu

Graetz breaks 14-year record with ten straight wins

Metro’s Josh Graetz volleys a ball back to an opponent during a match against Wartburg College March 14. Photo by Amanda Sutherland • asuther6@msudenver.edu  No. 9: April 2, 2014 Men’s tennis freshman Josh Graetz won his 10th straight match at No. 1 singles, breaking the school record of nine, established by Peter Lantz in 2000

Metro track and field advances to RMAC Championship

The Metro track and field team geared up at the Jack Christiansen Invitational April 26 in Fort Collins and secured four wins in different events in the tune-up meet. Sophomore mid-distance runner Breanna Hemming competed in the 800 meters and took first place with time of 2:12.09, but for altitude it was converted to a

Miscues make for first loss

Sophomore setter Brandi Torr dives for a ball against Southwest Minnesota State University Sept. 12 at the Auraria Event Center. Photo by Abreham Gebreegziabher • agebreeg@msudenver.edu Errors plagued the Roadrunners as they fell in straight sets to No. 10 Southwest Minnesota State University in game one of the Colorado Premier Challenge. Metro conceded each set

Rants+Raves

Shovel Knight
Shovel Knight image from Yacht Club Games

Review: Shovel Knight

If there is only one game you play all summer, make sure it’s “Shovel Knight.” Shovel Knight image from Yacht Club Games “Shovel Knight” digs back into the golden era style of gaming. Everything about it will make you feel nostalgic. The 8-bit graphics, the music and the games extremely difficult stages will having you

Insight

Either crime should do the same time

NFL teams today put future prospects that declare for the draft under the microscopes to examine their pasts for any red flags. These teams should make sure they know full well what they are investing in. Yet, it appears that there are multiple cases every year of players that are faced with suspensions, fines and

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Metrospere: Leo Tolstoy, meet my grown-up self

The older I’ve grown, the more a trip to the bookstore has become an all-encompassing excursion. I can spend hours wandering around Barnes and Noble (RIP Borders), browsing titles, sections and leafing through the pages of someone else’s imagination. My last trip to the bookstore, however, found me in a section my high school English

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