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MSU Denver senior Jimmy Bacon enjoys a cigarette at Auraria Campus.  Photo by Alyson McClaran • amcclara@msudenver.edu

Auraria leads to help kick bad habits

MSU Denver senior Jimmy Bacon enjoys a cigarette at Auraria Campus. Photo by Alyson McClaran • amcclara@msudenver.edu The Health Center at Auraria introduced a smoking cessation program for students, faculty and staff . The free program, “Light Up Your Life in a New Way,” kicked off at Auraria April 7. Banners could be seen throughout

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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Review: Broforce

    Playing with your bros has never been this fun. “Broforce” is like an action packed “Super Mario Bros.” game with a lot of guns and enough bullets and explosions that would make a Michael Bay movie look like a cabin fireplace. The entire premise of “Broforce” is to spread “democracy” to third-world countries

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

Review: The Infamous Mobb Deep by: Mobb Deep

Mobb Deep has long since recovered the lost art of gangster rap. In today’s music, it seems forever ago that Notorious BIG and Tupac were pumping out true high-quality rap music. Now, Mobb Deep has brought it back with style and class. The Infamous Mobb Deep was released on April 1, featuring several notable artists,

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

Review: The Infamous Mobb Deep by: Mobb Deep

Mobb Deep has long since recovered the lost art of gangster rap. In today’s music, it seems forever ago that Notorious BIG and Tupac were pumping out true high-quality rap music. Now, Mobb Deep has brought it back with style and class. The Infamous Mobb Deep was released on April 1, featuring several notable artists,

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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Sports

Metro junior Britney Thomas, 5, prepares to swing against Fort Lewis in double hitter on Saturday April 12 at Auraria Field. The Roadrunners beat Fort Lewis both games with scores of 2-1 and 9-1. Photo by Courtland Wilson • cwils104@msudenver.edu

Softball, weather each take two in doubleheader against Fort Lewis

Metro junior Britney Thomas, 5, prepares to swing against Fort Lewis in double hitter on Saturday April 12 at Auraria Field. The Roadrunners beat Fort Lewis both games with scores of 2-1 and 9-1. Photo by Courtland Wilson • cwils104@msudenver.edu The Roadrunners did their work before Mother Nature did hers this past weekend. Metro won

MSU Denver baseball wrap-up

Metro baseball was swept in its four-game series against the No. 13 Colorado Mesa University Mavericks April 11-13 in Grand Junction. Metro lost 13-4 in the first game April 11. Metro scored one run in the top of the first inning but gave up nine runs in that same inning. Junior starting pitcher Nick Hammett

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

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

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

Metro junior Britney Thomas, 5, prepares to swing against Fort Lewis in double hitter on Saturday April 12 at Auraria Field. The Roadrunners beat Fort Lewis both games with scores of 2-1 and 9-1. Photo by Courtland Wilson • cwils104@msudenver.edu

Softball, weather each take two in doubleheader against Fort Lewis

Metro junior Britney Thomas, 5, prepares to swing against Fort Lewis in double hitter on Saturday April 12 at Auraria Field. The Roadrunners beat Fort Lewis both games with scores of 2-1 and 9-1. Photo by Courtland Wilson • cwils104@msudenver.edu The Roadrunners did their work before Mother Nature did hers this past weekend. Metro won

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

Rants+Raves

N.D. Wilson’s Boys of Blur
Book cover by Random House

Review: Boys of Blur

N.D. Wilson’s Boys of Blur Book cover by Random House If young adult fantasy is your cup of firewhiskey, you really need to make N.D. Wilson’s acquaintances. He’s the author of the bestselling 100 Cupboards trilogy, the Ashtown Burials series — whose third installment came out last fall — and the adventure novel Leepike Ridge,

Insight

Opinion: Enjoy what you eat

I love fast food. In fact, I love every type of food that is bad for me, and I don’t care who knows it. I’ve tried to eat healthy, and for me, it’s just completely impossible. There’s nothing more satisfying to me than eating a slice of pizza, a greasy burger and a huge basket

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Metrosphere: Zombie Olympics could happen on Auraria

Greetings Earthlings, Last week I confessed my passive-aggressiveness — and I have discovered there are many out there just like me. I am here to say to you that we no longer have to sigh and resort to studying in our cars or in that bathroom that no one ever uses by the Marines’ office

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