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

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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Don’t let local elections go below the radar

The list of issues that affect our day-to-day lives goes on and on: body cam­eras on police offi­cers; well-maintained roads; bike lanes; fair and afford­able hous­ing; prop­erty taxes; parks and libraries; garbage col­lec­tion; good schools; and the fight over the $15 min­i­mum wage.

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Mascot for Metro State?
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Mascot for Metro State?

Share this article: “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…

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