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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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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Metro State grad Alan Lessik returns to campus to discuss debut novel
Alan Lessik (left) and Alumni Relations Director Kristine Hansen stand together in the first floor lounge of the Library and Learning Center prior to a reading from Lessik’s debut novel, “The Troubleseeker.” Lessik also read an excerpt from his upcoming novel, “The Kenzo Koan.” Metropolitan State University’s Alumni Association hosted the Sept. 5 literary event. (Brandon General / The Metropolitan)

Metro State grad Alan Lessik returns to campus to discuss debut novel

Alan Lessik explores themes and motivations in his "gay global" novels: 2016's "The Troubleseeker" and the forthcoming "The Kenzo Koan."

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Part-time PCA jobs are a good fit for nursing students
MANE BSN students (from left) Molly James, David Cox and Leonard Crain practice checking pulses in Metropolitan State University’s New Main nursing lab. (Julie Walling / The Metropolitan)

Part-time PCA jobs are a good fit for nursing students

Part time work as a personal care attendant (PCA) can provide busy nursing students with direct medical work experience.

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All the world’s a stage for On Stage
Students in two MAPL classes break into small groups to read lines from the play “Escaped Alone” during a visit from On Stage on September 13. The students were encouraged to bring their own voice and feelings to the lines as they explored the dialogue together. (Mandy Hathaway / The Metropolitan)

All the world’s a stage for On Stage

On Stage returns to Metro State for the third year, engaging students in dialogue about theater and community issues.

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The Metropolitan mingles with journalists at the College Media Mega Workshop
College journalists practice taking cell phone photographs on the University of Minnesota (U of M) campus. Students from all over the county descended on the East Bank for the Associated Collegiate Press Mega Media Workshop on July 11-14, 2019. In the story-telling and reporting track, instructors stressed the importance of capturing good visual content. (Lucia Rivas / The Metropolitan)

The Metropolitan mingles with journalists at the College Media Mega Workshop

Campus content creators congregate on the University of Minnesota campus for journalism training.

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Game tables serve up fun in the Student Center
Foosball is one of the new game options available in the Student Center on the St. Paul campus. Students can check out game equipment at the security desk and play on one of three large gaming tables. (Emilie Peck / The Metropolitan)

Game tables serve up fun in the Student Center

Stressful classes? Don't flip out; flip foosball guys in the Student Center instead.

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Students can now log in and Engage
Screen shot taken from the new Engage webpage. Engage allows immediate and easy access to Metro State events, organizations and news.

Students can now log in and Engage

Metro State student clubs and organizations have a new communications hub on the Engage website.

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