Theatre Community Zooms to heal during pandemic
Cast and crew members of the play “Begin, Begin, Begin, Again” wave goodbye to viewers following a live play reading of the production. The play set in a museum explores the dynamics of violence, those who are affected by the act, and how they recover from the tragedy. This reading was held on April 16 via Zoom and hosted by Playwrights’ Center (Brandon General/ The Metropolitan)

Theatre Community Zooms to heal during pandemic

As a nation, we are all coping with the current stay-at-home orders due to COVID-19 in different ways. Some of us are becoming quite comfortable quietly quarantining, while others are…

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New student org presents film at Z-Fest
Screenshot taken from the short film “Sad Forever.” Actress Emily Dooley, who plays Colleen’s Mom, comforts actress Lainey Donaghue, as Colleen. They hug to calm jitters regarding Colleen’s upcoming open mic performance. “Sad Forever” was written, cast, and directed by members of Metropolitan State University’s student film club. The piece debuted at the Z-Fest Film Festival in Minneapolis on Feb. 8, 2020.

New student org presents film at Z-Fest

Metro State's student film club debuted their production, "Sad Forever," at the 2020 Z-Fest Film Festival in Minneapolis on Feb. 8.

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Stolen People Stolen Dreams brings sex trafficking awareness to Metro State
Joy Friedman of the Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center; Bobbi Jo Pazdernik, Senior Special Agent (SSA) with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension; Stacy Schultz, the West Metro Regional Navigator for The Link; and Linsey Ruth Founder and Director of Project 8, participated in a panel discussion moderated by Marianna Klochan about sex trafficking on Jan. 29 in the Founders Hall Auditorium. (Mandy Hathaway / The Metropolitan)

Stolen People Stolen Dreams brings sex trafficking awareness to Metro State

Community professionals share information, resources and tips about protecting yourself and others from sex trafficking.

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KISS: Metro State/MCTC production juxtaposes romance with the heartache of a nation
Metro State student Adam Sutcliffe, in the role of Ahmed, is consoled by actor Raul Arambula, in the role of Yousiff, following a rejected proposal from his girlfriend in the play KISS. The production was put on by Theater Underground and hosted by Metro State University and Minneapolis College. The production ran from Nov. 14 - 23. (Brandon General / The Metropolitan)

KISS: Metro State/MCTC production juxtaposes romance with the heartache of a nation

Metro State theater and Minneapolis Community and Technical College come together to produce a joint theater production at the Whitney Fine Arts Theater.

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Art in the Hollow celebrates 10th anniversary
Kalpulli Yaocenoxtli, a St. Paul-based group dedicated to sharing Mexica Nahua and Aztec culture, dances at Art in the Hollow on June 1. The group demonstrated a variety of traditional dances and drumming for the crowd. (Mandy Hathaway / The Metropolitan)

Art in the Hollow celebrates 10th anniversary

The only art festival on St. Paul’s East Side drew 80 artists and performers on June 1. Organizers of Art in the Hollow estimate that 2,000-plus people attended the event in Swede Hollow Park, near Metro State's St. Paul campus.

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Alumnus Raymond Strom debuts novel ‘Northern Lights’
Raymond Strom reads from his debut novel, “Northern Lights,” at Subtext Books in St. Paul on Feb. 27, 2019. Strom is a 2008 alumnus of Metropolitan State University. (Margot M. Barry / The Metropolitan)

Alumnus Raymond Strom debuts novel ‘Northern Lights’

To promote his first novel, Metro State alumnus Raymond Strom returned to familiar ground: Minnesota. His home state provided the inspiration for the coming-of-age story in “Northern Lights.”

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