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In case of emergencies, these quick guides are located throughout the Auraria campus.

Campus emergency procedures a “must read”

In case of emergencies, these quick guides are located throughout the Auraria campus. Photo by Philip Poston • pposton1@msudenver.edu May in Denver looked a lot like Kansas. And Oklahoma. And Missouri, Arkansas and Iowa. As tornadoes touched down in Denver and her suburbs, many on Auraria came to a harsh realization. They had no idea

In case of emergencies, these quick guides are located throughout the Auraria campus.

Campus emergency procedures a “must read”

In case of emergencies, these quick guides are located throughout the Auraria campus. Photo by Philip Poston • pposton1@msudenver.edu May in Denver looked a lot like Kansas. And Oklahoma. And Missouri, Arkansas and Iowa. As tornadoes touched down in Denver and her suburbs, many on Auraria came to a harsh realization. They had no idea

Rodney Dean, president of the Critical Issues and Awareness Opportunity and host of The CIAO show on KMET Radio, emcees the Boost Social Security forum held June 19 in the Baerresen Ballroom in the Tivoli Student Union.

Auraria talks Social Security

Rodney Dean, president of the Critical Issues and Awareness Opportunity and host of The CIAO show on KMET Radio, emcees the Boost Social Security forum held June 19 in the Baerresen Ballroom in the Tivoli Student Union. Photo by Kelli Heitstuman-Tomko • ktomko@msudenver.edu College students need to be informed about social security, or so says

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

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Homeroom History X

It’s unpredictable, undeniable and has tragically become a part of our culture. School-based violence is on the rise and the resulting fear is becoming a new normal. Since the middle of January, there have been five incidences of school-related violence in the U.S. Jan. 17 at South Carolina State University a student was shot and

In case of emergencies, these quick guides are located throughout the Auraria campus.

Campus emergency procedures a “must read”

In case of emergencies, these quick guides are located throughout the Auraria campus. Photo by Philip Poston • pposton1@msudenver.edu May in Denver looked a lot like Kansas. And Oklahoma. And Missouri, Arkansas and Iowa. As tornadoes touched down in Denver and her suburbs, many on Auraria came to a harsh realization. They had no idea

Metrospective

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Artist spotlight: déCollage

déCollage poses for a photo outside of Moon Magnet Studios. déCollage from L – R: Clay Cornelius, Derrick Bozich, Reed Fuchs, Jake Heym and Karl Rivers. Photo by Philip Poston • pposton1@msudenver.edu If Salvador Dalí was still alive and made music, it would probably sound a lot like the Denver band déCollage. What started as an idea and

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Festival preview: Westword Music Showcase

Photo from Westword.com   It’s that time again. Time for one of the most anticipated music events of the summer — Westword’s annual music showcase. In its 20th year, the Westword pulled in some of music’s heaviest hitters to grace the Golden Triangle neighborhood once again. On June 21, head over and celebrate the summer solstice

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Artist spotlight: déCollage

déCollage poses for a photo outside of Moon Magnet Studios. déCollage from L – R: Clay Cornelius, Derrick Bozich, Reed Fuchs, Jake Heym and Karl Rivers. Photo by Philip Poston • pposton1@msudenver.edu If Salvador Dalí was still alive and made music, it would probably sound a lot like the Denver band déCollage. What started as an idea and

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.”

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Fire on the Mountain in season all year long

Like turkey at Thanksgiving or burnt hot dogs on the Fourth of July, chicken wings have become synonymous with football season. Every game presents fans, or otherwise, with an ample opportunity to feast, without being judged (an opportunity that no one should ever pass up). Although football season is over and Denver’s Super Bowl dreams

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

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Video game review: Sniper Elite III

Game cover from 505 Games Hide, take aim and pull those triggers in “Sniper Elite III” This is the third game in the “Sniper Elite” franchise and is easily the most detailed and innovative in the series. With high-definition graphics and breathtaking scenery, it almost looks like a completely different game from the series. It

Sports

Runner football can’t find footing

The Metro State football team is a student run club that plays at Shea Stadium in Highlands Ranch. The Runners are a part of the American Developmental Football League and was founded in 2010. Metro’s football team isn’t all Metro State students. The team consists of all three schools. Currently in fourth place in the

Hand highlights series win

The Roadrunners earned their first series win of the season when they took three of four games from Adams State University April 25-27. Metro (13-26 overall, 11-23 conference) rattled off three consecutive victories against the Grizzlies after dropping the series opener 6-3 on Friday at the Auraria Field. Sophomore left fielder Alex Walker highlighted the

Brandon Jefferson poses for a photo at the Denver Nuggets workout.Photo by Evan Batten • ebatten@msudenver.edu

Familiar Roadrunner works out for Nuggets

Brandon Jefferson poses for a photo at the Denver Nuggets workout. Photo by Evan Batten • ebatten@msudenver.edu Reigning Division II player of the year, Brandon Jefferson was on fire from behind the arc. As the buzzer went off, Jefferson calmly drained a last-second shot, resulting in applause and encouragement from players and coaches alike. Jefferson

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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

Runner football can’t find footing

The Metro State football team is a student run club that plays at Shea Stadium in Highlands Ranch. The Runners are a part of the American Developmental Football League and was founded in 2010. Metro’s football team isn’t all Metro State students. The team consists of all three schools. Currently in fourth place in the

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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What you call futbol, I call soccer

Matt Foster poses for a portrait in the offices of Challenger Sports.  Matt is in his fourth year as a coach for the soccer camp. Photo by Philip B. Poston • pposton1@msudenver.edu Now that the World Cup is in full swing, soccer has become better known throughout the U.S. Challenger Sports is the biggest soccer

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.
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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

Rowdy the Roadrunner poses in the Auraria Event Center. The nickname came after students had to run across streets to get to campus during the ‘70s.
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How we became the Roadrunners: A history and geography of our school mascot

Rowdy the Roadrunner poses in the Auraria Event Center. The nickname came after students had to run across streets to get to campus during the ’70s.Photo from facebook.com/msurowdy   Every school has a mascot, as a way to show its pride. For Metro State, that pride is in the form of a roadrunner. As a

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

Junior Nick Baker connects on a forehand in his No. 3 singles match against Western New Mexico University April 11 at the Regency Athletic Complex.
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Tennis can’t ace Western New Mexico

Junior Nick Baker connects on a forehand in his No. 3 singles match against Western New Mexico University April 11 at the Regency Athletic Complex. Photo by Lorenzo Dawkins • ldawkin1@msudenver.edu In a day that felt like the Australian Open with the scorching heat, Metro’s men’s and women’s tennis teams fell to Western New Mexico

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

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

Rants+Raves

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Review: Edge of Tomorrow

Film poster by Warner Bros. Pictures Thanks to Bill Murray, we all know what it would be like to live through the same day over and over until it was just right. But what if the fate of the world depended on one person getting it right? That’s the scenario in “Edge of Tomorrow,” Tom

Insight

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Crown unclaimed: Triplicate drought nears four decades

Photo courtesy of nbcsports.com When California Chrome broke from the starting gate at the 146th Belmont Stakes, the three-year-old colt was going to be 12th or 13th in history. Chrome’s fate became unlucky number 13 as Tonalist, who didn’t run in the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes, won the Belmont. Since 1978, when Affirmed

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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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