‘The Human Anomaly’ at  Gordon Parks Gallery
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‘The Human Anomaly’ at Gordon Parks Gallery

“It’s some­thing you assume your col­lege has. And I feel slighted that we don’t,” said Jes­sica Maistro­vich, Stu­dent Sen­ate Trea­surer, in explain­ing her drive to cre­ate a mascot for Met­ro­pol­i­tan State Uni­ver­sity. “Mas­cots cre­ate a sense of com­mu­nity and belong­ing. Hav­ing one can add that sense of fun that some­times we’re miss­ing as a more adult col­lege,” she said.

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Commentary: Student says ‘hear, hear’ for Shakespeare
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Commentary: Student says ‘hear, hear’ for Shakespeare

On our first day of class, we went around and did the usual introductions: name, major, and why we were taking LIT 377 Shakespeare. Many of my fellow students said they put off taking the class until their very last semester.

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Digging into the data and mining for meaning
“Discovery Award” winners Team Alpha United and their instructor. From left to right: Benjamin Sipe, Mohamed Abdi, Khom Redlinger, Dr. Firasat Khan (instructor), David Bowles, and Dahir Mohamed. Photo by Scott Lindell.

Digging into the data and mining for meaning

Metro State students receive award in their first data analytics competition.

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‘Philando Feeds the Children’ distributes first funds to J.J. Hill Elementary
Pamela Fergus, some of her students in PSYC 212, and Nutrition Services staff pose for photos at J.J. Hill Montessori in St. Paul on Oct. 13, 2017. The class presented a check for $10,000 to the school to pay off more than a year’s worth of student lunch debt. Photo by Kathryn Ganfield.

‘Philando Feeds the Children’ distributes first funds to J.J. Hill Elementary

Psychology students raise $94,000 to eliminate lunch debt for St. Paul schools.

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Don’t swap free speech for safe space at Metro State
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Don’t swap free speech for safe space at Metro State

I read with inter­est Mitesh Rai’s opin­ion piece (“Char­lottesville on my mind”) in the Sep­tem­ber 2017 issue of The Met­ro­pol­i­tan. I agree with Rai that the events in Char­lottesville on August 11 – 12 were tragic and rep­re­sented a sig­nif­i­cant step back­ward as a nation.

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This is the house that Alison built
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This is the house that Alison built

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It’s been a great joy for me to be here. It’s been the heart and soul of my teach­ing,“ said Cre­ative Writ­ing Pro­fes­sor Ali­son McGhee of her career at Met­ro­pol­i­tan State. She will retire at the end of the fall semes­ter, cap­ping 28 years of teach­ing and advis­ing Metro State students.

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Beat back writer’s block at the Writing Center
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Beat back writer’s block at the Writing Center

Metro State stu­dents have reams of writ­ing assign­ments every semes­ter. And the check­list for a qual­ity paper is daunt­ing: cor­rect punc­tu­a­tion, proper gram­mar, flaw­less cita­tions and clear writ­ing. Luck­ily, there’s help to be had on campus.

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