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Toby Stevens takes a moment to pay his respects at the Columbine High School memorial site April 22 in Clement Park. It’s dedicated to the 13 people who were killed during the school shooting on April 20, 1999. 
Photo by Courtland Wilson • cwils104@msudenver.edu

Columbine not defined by tragedy, but strength

Toby Stevens takes a moment to pay his respects at the Columbine High School memorial site April 22 in Clement Park. It’s dedicated to the 13 people who were killed during the school shooting on April 20, 1999.  Photo by Courtland Wilson • cwils104@msudenver.edu   It’s been 15 years. Fifteen years since Paige Allison sat

Wounded student dies in hospital

Seventeen-year-old Claire Davis, the student shot by the Arapahoe High School shooter, died Dec. 21 at Littleton Adventist Hospital. Her family thanked first responders to the the shooting and the hospital staff that treated and cared for their daughter. They have asked for privacy during this difficult time.

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

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

Map information compiled from The Denver Post. Colorado shooting information from The Denver Post and Westword.

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

Flooded area near St Vrain Creek, Longmont, CO. Photo courtesy of Ben Tarver.

Colorado in crisis

It started with a summer rain. More than a dozen cities underwater, eight major highways closed and one state of emergency later, Colorado became the largest flood rescue effort since Hurricane Katrina. Even at 5,280 feet in elevation, the Centennial State couldn’t find enough high ground.  Sept. 10 brought clouds, rain and trouble. By the time the

Metrospective

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Moon Magnet Music illuminates publishing industry

When Reed Fuchs’ longtime friend Matt Tanner moved to Los Angeles in June 2013, he left behind his home studio known as Snozberry. Soon after, Fuchs took over the house and started Moon Magnet, a full service production company centered around the recording space. Recently, Fuchs — along with his roommate Derrick Bozich and business

4/20 Rally 2013. File Photo by Trevor L. Davis • tdavis84@msudenver.edu

Marijuana legalization celebration in Denver

4/20 Rally 2013. File Photo by Trevor L. Davis • tdavis84@msudenver.edu   This Sunday, April 20, is going to be the first 4/20 since recreational marijuana has been legal. Denver has countless events revolving around the holiday, and people from all over not just the country but the world, will come to the city to

Pyramid Vritra's new album "Indra"

Review: Pyramid Vritra’s new album, Indra

  There seems to be an attraction to a sort of ‘DIY’ aspect when making hip-hop lately. One artist on stage rapping over his or her own simply created yet powerful beats seems so much more attainable and relatable than the work produced by the hip-hop giants that dominate the music industry now. Los Angeles-based

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

Pyramid Vritra's new album "Indra"

Review: Pyramid Vritra’s new album, Indra

  There seems to be an attraction to a sort of ‘DIY’ aspect when making hip-hop lately. One artist on stage rapping over his or her own simply created yet powerful beats seems so much more attainable and relatable than the work produced by the hip-hop giants that dominate the music industry now. Los Angeles-based

The rise of ‘reality’ TV

The longer the TV stays on, the more it begins to leak. Ideas and opinions drip from the speakers and seep into the mind, giving form and function to tinsel town’s latest concoctions and obsessions.

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Baseball drops four to Wolves

Colorado State University-Pueblo took four games from the Roadrunners but didn’t steal the series by much.   Game one — L 7-4 Sophomore outfielder Alex Walker, a transfer from Mesa (Ariz.) Community College, broke a 1-1 tie in the top of the fifth inning with a two-run home run, his first as a Roadrunner. “(The

Baseball drops four to Wolves

Colorado State University-Pueblo took four games from the Roadrunners but didn’t steal the series by much.   Game one — L 7-4 Sophomore outfielder Alex Walker, a transfer from Mesa (Ariz.) Community College, broke a 1-1 tie in the top of the fifth inning with a two-run home run, his first as a Roadrunner. “(The

Junior guard Mitch McCarron shows elation after he’s fouled to head to the free throw line with a chance to tie the Roadrunners’ Final Four game against the University of Central Missouri at 69-69 with seven seconds left in regulation. McCarron would convert both free throws and, after the Mules would regain a 71-69 lead on the ensuing possession, took the last shot of the game off an inbounds pass from junior forward Sam Porter.   	            Photo by Lorenzo Dawkins • ldawkin1@msudenver.edu

MSU Denver men’s basketball: Hopes sink with final shot

Junior guard Mitch McCarron shows elation after he’s fouled to head to the free throw line with a chance to tie the Roadrunners’ Final Four game against the University of Central Missouri at 69-69 with seven seconds left in regulation. McCarron would convert both free throws and, after the Mules would regain a 71-69 lead

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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

Protesters lead by Glenn Morris, left, gather and chant “hey hey, ho ho, these racist mascots got to go,” outside of Sports Authority Field at Mile High Oct. 27. Morris’ supporters hope to change the NFL Redskins’ name.  
Photo by Courtland Wilson • cwils104@msudenver.edu

National protest hits Denver sports scene

This week, the Denver Broncos game was about more than touchdowns, tackles and tailgates. For the group of about 75 protesters at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, it was a battle for their culture. “I’m a human being, not an animal, nor a mascot,” read one of the protester’s signs. The protest at 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

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

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Lady Runners bury Orediggers

Freshman Colissa Bakovich can’t beat the throw as she is called out during Metro’s double header against Colorado School of Mines April 19 at the Auraria Field. The Roadrunners (25-11) took three of four games in their series with the Orediggers.  Photo by Alyson McClaran • amcclara@msudenver.edu Strong hitting and home runs by the Roadrunners

Roadrunners stay focused on one game at a time

With only four games left in regular season, I wonder if men’s basketball head coach Derrick Clark and his Roadrunners can look beyond the ‘one game at a time’ mentality to ponder the prospect of a national championship. The Roadrunners are 22-0 and remain the No. 1 Division II basketball team in the nation for

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.
Photo by Lorenzo Dawkins • ldawkin1@msudenver.edu

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

MSU Denver track & field wrap-up

Metro had four school records fall and added one provisional national qualifier at the CU Invitational in Boulder, April 12. Senior Belle Kiper broke a pair of records, while senior Jon Clarke and junior Nick Kadlec each broke a record. Senior Kirk Harvey ran a provisional time in the men’s 1,500 meters.Harvey ran a time

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

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Review: Indra by Pyramid Vritra

There seems to be an attraction to a sort of “do it yourself” aspect when making hip-hop lately. One artist on stage rapping over his or her own simply created yet powerful beats seems so much more attainable and relatable than the work produced by the hip-hop giants who dominate the music industry now. Los

Insight

Opinion: 4/20 sends credibility up in smoke

Congratulations, Colorado. Not only has marijuana legislation puff-puff-passed, but it has largely surpassed its sister law in Washington and blazed a trail that the entire country is watching. It is important to note, though, that we’ve yet to see if this green brick road will lead us to the Emerald City or if we will

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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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