Super Mario Bros Movie Review
by Pierre Young – Editor in Chief of The Metropolitan Student Newspaper (Photo courtesy of Illumination) Let’s-a-go in this review of one of the most
HBO’s ‘The Last of Us’: First Impressions
by Pierre Young, Editor-in-Chief of The Metropolitan Student Newspaper HBO has brought hope to video game adaptations. “The Last of Us,” based on the video
Remembering the life of Victor Rosenthal: Social Justice Advocate, Professor, and Executive Director of Jewish Community Action.
By: James J. Berreth, Government and Political Writer with The Metropolitan “As serious as he could be at times, he loved to laugh more than anything,
Donald J. Trump Has Been Indicted
What That Means and What’s Next for the Former President By: James J. Berreth, Government and Political Writer with The Metropolitan NEW YORK – Former President
Steve Simon, Minnesota’s Secretary of State
A Profile “…we have a success story in Minnesota with our democracy and elections, not perfection, but a real success story.” By: James J. Berreth,
Financial Troubles in Prison
Guest Writer Wilfred Hudson Saving money in prison is difficult, but it is an important way for a person to have some financial security when
No Hope for early release for Incarcerated people in Minnesota?
Guest Writer Cyrus Trevino What reasons do the incarcerated population in Minnesota have to stay on the right path while doing their time, if there
Keep Doing Art
By Eduardo Morales When people go to prison, one of the first things we learn is to “do your time.” When you are sentenced, your
by Jamil Eason The stark reality is that the penal system’s communications infrastructure wasn’t designed to allow incarcerated people easy access to the communities they
Election Results 2022: The Red Wave Turned into a Ripple
(Creative commons photo) James J. Berreth Politics and Government Reporter It has been a little over three weeks since voters cast their ballots for
Get with the program
Guest Writer Brok Junkermeier From the outside looking in, prison life holds multiple views and stereotypes. Movies like “Desperate Measures” and TV shows like “Locked
Kamala Harris at Metro State
Pierre Young Arts and Entertainment Editor On a surprise visit to the Twin Cities on the morning of October 22nd, Vice President Kamala Harris came
Fun and Fandom at 2022 Twin Cities Comic Con
Pierre Young Arts and Entertainment Editor The biggest comic con of the Twin Cities is back! This time with more exciting guests such as some
FEDERAL PELL GRANT RESTORED FOR PRISONERS￼
By Richard Johnson U.S. Congress in December 2020 passed a Stimulus Bill, inside this Bill contained a provision to Restores the Federal Pell Grant program
Upcoming Midterms Highlight the Importance of Voting￼
(Creative commons photo) James J. Berreth Opinion Writer It is no secret that we are at that phase of American life when we are bombarded
Metro at Crypticon
By Pierre Young – Arts and Entertainment Editor (Courtesy of Crypticon) Minnesota brings horror to Plymouth! In this 3-day weekend comic con, Crypticon is filled
Metro at the Movies:Elvis
Joseph Palumbo Arts and Entertainment (Property of Warner Bros. Pictures) Elvis Presley is a name as quintessential to the history of American music as Abraham
Metro Game Reviews: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shredder’s Revenge
(Dotemu) COWABUNGA! The turtles are back in the arcade-style beat-um-up “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge.” The game takes place during the 80s era of
The Metropolitan’s best movies of 2021
Joseph Palumbo, Lindsay Wynne, Samuel Albers, Jessica Garraway, Pierre Young For almost a century, the Oscars have been the film industry’s gold standard for deciding
Making space for abolition in the university
Tikkun Bambara Guest Opinion Black Table Arts “Art is the future” event, April 24th, 2021. Credit: Uche Iroegbu. When we refer to “Black ontology,” it
Reforms to Transformation: Visions from the Frontlines of Twin Cities Educator Struggles
(Republished from Left Voice) Educators in Minneapolis are currently in their second week on strike. Here, two Twin Cities educators write about the state of
C’mon C’mon film review
By Lindsay Wynne Shot in black and white and somewhat in the style of cinéma vérité, C’mon C’mon effortlessly weaves fiction and nonfiction storytelling in
To build a new labor movement, lay the right foundations
Guest Opinion Emmett Doyle Between the “Great Resignation” and “Striketober,” 2021 was heralded by some observers as the revival of the American labor movement. It
A new look for Metro State
Samuel Albers, Editor-in-Chief Metro State is set to roll out a massive rebranding on Monday, February 21. Although the new brand includes updates to Metro
The war abroad: Why we should care about human rights abuses in Colombia
Jessica Garraway Opinion Editor Participants at a meeting between the WFP Solidarity Collective delegation and Afro-Colombian social leaders from Buenos Aires, Argentina and Cauca, Colombia.
NCAA hosts convention to overhaul college athletics
Joseph Palumbo Arts and Entertainment Editor (Creative commons photo) After years of bitter controversy, the National Collegiate Athletic Association held a historic meeting on November
Film equality starts at the box office
By Lindsay Wynne [Opinion] Movies have the power to transport us to worlds we could otherwise not experience, but they also have a responsibility to
What is Metro State doing with its ARP funding?
Samuel Albers Editor-in-Chief It should come as no surprise that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on the way that colleges and universities around the
“Moved By Providence” moves onstage in Minneapolis
Joseph Palumbo Arts and Entertainment Editor Over the course of the past year and a half, the Twin Cities has undergone a series of earth-shattering
Metro State moves back to in-person graduation this fall
SAMUEL ALBERS Editor-in-Chief Let’s face it, being a student during the COVID-19 pandemic has been a strange experience. All of a sudden classes were entirely
The Minneapolis Police Department must be reckoned with
JESSICA GARRAWAY and ERIK SUCHY Opinion Writer and Opinion Editor Since the uprising following the murder of George Floyd, the conversation around policing in the
The Afghanistan debacle is a U.S. problem, not just a Biden one
ERIK SUCHY Opinion Writer While President Joe Biden tries to withdraw the rest of the U.S. military stationed in Afghanistan by September 11, the Taliban
The Minnesota State Fair gets a grand reopening
(Photo courtesy of the Minnesota State Fair) JOSEPH PALUMBO Arts and Entertainment Editor The Minnesota State Fair is officially set to return on Aug. 26,
OnStage Going Online to Tackle Redlining
(Lucas Erickson / OnStage) Joseph Palumbo Reporter In the spirit of Chaplin and Orwell, Lucas Erikson was proud to introduce an old play brought to
Why books should be sacred in the wake of cancel culture
(Pixabay / Qiangxuer) Jonathan Hiatt Guest Writer Like many kids who grew up appreciating Dr. Seuss books for their wit, humor, playfulness and inventive use
Texas blackout crisis a wake-up call to act on energy insecurity
(AshrafChemban / Pixabay) ERIK SUCHY Opinion Writer On Feb. 20, a polar vortex plunged Texas into a state of complete chaos, resulting in power outages
Trump survives impeachment to deliver keynote at CPAC
( Gerd Altmann / Pixabay) NATHAN HOYHTYA Opinion Editor By a Senate vote of 57-43, former President Trump survived his second impeachment on Feb. 13.
College in a Pandemic
HaticeEROL / Pixabay) ERIANNA JILES Opinion Writer Before our state lockdown was ordered by Gov. Tim Waltz back in March 2020, I didn’t know what
President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 ceremony marks the turning point for unity our country needs
(Pixabay / Mark Thomas) ERIK SUCHY Opinion Writer On the eve of his inauguration, President Joe Biden held a ceremony honoring the 400,000 COVID-19 victim’s
President Biden calls for end to ‘uncivil war’ at inauguration
(user1492992852 / Pixabay) NATHAN HOYHTYA Opinion Editor President Joe Biden firmly established unifying our country as a top priority as he spoke at his inaugural
Tools for trusting information in a world of information overload
(Kaboompics / Pexels) By Mandy Hathaway The internet has vastly increased the speed and spread of information, connecting the world in ways never before thought
The St. Paul Winter Carnival is back with changes for 2021
Joseph Palumbo Reporter (Molly Steinke) For 135 years, the St. Paul Winter Carnival has been one of the city’s most beloved events. Almost every winter
Five tips for getting the best learning experience from Metro State’s online classes
NICOLE WEISJAHN January 14 2021 Staff Editor Spring Semester 2021 is here and online classes are here to stay. Most universities (including Metropolitan State University)
Do we need nuclear energy to help defeat climate change?
(Pixabay / Robert Gasparro) NATHAN HOYHTYA Opinion Editor With the climate change threat escalating, environmentalists are increasingly forced to examine all their options to reach
America’s history tells us that freedom of religion relies on the separation of church and state
(Mandy Hathaway / The Metropolitan) By Mandy Hathaway Freedom of religion is an important but polarizing issue. It is important because the freedom of religion
New COVID-19 vaccines get emergency use authorization
(Artem Podrez / Pexels) ERIK SUCHY Opinion Writer With COVID-19 infecting millions and claiming hundreds of thousands of innocent lives, desperation for a vaccine that will stop
Four reasons the moon’s modern space race matters
(WikiImages / Pixabay) NATHAN HOYHTYA Opinion Editor After nearly five decades since mankind set foot on the moon, space exploration is finally blasting off again
How Joe Biden and Kamala Harris won the white house
(Mandy Hathaway / The Metropolitan) NATHAN HOYHTYA Opinion Editor Following a record breaking turn out for the Nov. 3 election, America watched in suspense for
President Trump’s “China virus” rhetoric is deeply harmful, racist or not
( Dung Tran / Pixabay ) ERIK SUCHY Opinion Writer In these times of deep racial tension and turmoil, I feel at odds with tossing
President Trump fails to condemn hate groups at the first 2020 debate
(Pixabay) NATHAN HOYHTYA Opinion Editor November 3rd 2020 When asked to provide a condemnation of white supremacist and militia groups, President Trump responded in terrible
Digital Literacy is taught by our own
November 2, 2020 (AmeriCorps) By Pierre Young – Web/Social Media editor College students and older adults have a phobia of technology. That’s when I come
Has the use of political labels as insults run off the rails?
(Gerd Altmann / Pixabay) ERIK SUCHY Opinion Writer “It’s time to talk issues; to use the dreaded ‘L’ word; to say the policies of our
Black Student Union plans to re-open their organization during COVID-19
(Black Student Union/Pierre Young) By Pierre Young Social Media/Web Editor September 23 2020 This year has been hard for us all, especially students in clubs
Barnes & Noble College is bringing changes to Metro State’s bookstore
By Mandy Hathaway September 12, 2020 Significant changes are coming to the Metropolitan State University bookstore on the St. Paul Campus. According to Metro State’s
How To Halt The Decline Of The Found Footage Genre And Rediscover Its Relevance Again
by Erik Suchy August 17 2020 (Noam Galai / Getty Images) Moviegoers line up at nationwide theatre chains to experience a film that will bring
Looking at the upcoming fall semester with the head of Metro State’s student association
BY: NICOLE WEISJAHN Staff writer August 14 2020 (MSUSA) Fall semester is rapidly approaching and with it comes a wave of uncertainty. While it’s
Would a Covid-19 Vaccine end our problems? America’s anti-vaccination movement says not so fast
Are vaccines safe and could one truly bring this COVID-19 pandemic to an end?
OPINION: How can Minnesotans vote when COVID-19 threatens 2020 election safety and integrity?
COVID-19 has already played havoc with states contesting their 2020 election primaries late in the season. Is mail-in voting the answer for Minnesota in November’s general election?
Turning the tables on what’s for dinner
Student encourages home cooking with fresh ingredients while the COVID-19 shuts down the dinner dine out experience.
COMMUNICATIONS & ARTS: Remembering Stonewall: the riots, the people and the impact.
As June comes to an end, members of the LGBTQ community remembers the Stonewall riots and the impacts the riots had on the modern gay rights movement.
St. Paul protest damage
St. Paul protest damage by Mandy Hathaway.
St. Paul Protest Photos
St. Paul Protest Photos by Mandy Hathaway.
How to keep yourself feeling active during quarantine
Student provides a seven step guide for surviving the quarantine active and healthy
Data versus lore: an introduction to the ethical concerns surrounding Artificial Intelligence
In this part of the series, we’re going to explore the risks associated with AI development. From lost jobs to biased systems, we’ll explore the realistic ethical and social risks that AI poses.
Lessons to the fabric of our future, a story of AIDS trauma, memory
Student highlights the tragedy of the AIDS pandemic as something we can learn from.
Cleaning out the closet: what to do with your gently used goods during quarantine
After spending the quarantine cleaning house, it’s time to figure out what to do with the gently used belongings you can’t justify throwing away.
What COVID-19 and climate change have in common
Student shares the common connections between COVID-19 and climate change in effort to combat the global threats.
Redesigning life after COVID-19
Local business owners, workers, and students adapt to changes according to their needs and abilities in a COVID-19 world. They adapt to a new normal on June 1, and continue to re-design their lives to accommodate their communities.
What does COVID-19 reveal about how we handle global existential threats? What will happen when the next one comes? Listen to reputable journalists
Student insists that there is an important story and a lot of questions about who we are as humans underneath all the COVID-19 coverage.
Tips and resources for coping financially with the pandemic
Tips and resources to help people who are struggling due to the COVID-19 outbreak cope with not being able to pay their bills
Data versus lore: an introduction to current Artificial Intelligence and its applications
Because of its simplicity, this article is not meant to be the whole of your learning experience and educational links will be provided throughout so
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
Data versus lore: an introduction to the technology behind Artificial Intelligence
Because of its simplicity, this article is not meant to be the whole of the learning experience and educational links and videos will be provided throughout.
Metro State Holds Life-Saving Event To Tackle Addiction
On March 3, Metropolitan State University held a seminar designed to assist the public in identifying ways to combat the ongoing opioid epidemic. The event
Let Women Rise From Anonymity
“For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.” -Virginia Woolf It’s March which means it is once again time to celebrate women’s history. Women of
Where are the Arts?
Metro State’s lack of advertising for the various arts-focused organizations is puzzling.
After a 15-year break, Metro State will at last be my alma mater
After overcoming addition, student finds the courage get the degree that always seemed just out of reach.
Interview with President Ginny Arthur
Opinion Editor April Carlson sat down with her for a 40-minute discussion that centered on three main topics: the campus climate survey that will be conducted next fall; the results of the recent advising assessment; and preparations for Metropolitan State University’s 50th anniversary.
Sex trafficking, Minnesota and Metropolitan State University
Sex trafficking is not just a thing of the past. Here’s what Metropolitan State University is doing for survivors.
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.
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.
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.
Town hall for change: 10 presidential hopefuls discuss how to fix the global climate crisis
Democratic hopefuls debate policy plans designed to address climate change. Here’s what they said that’s worth remembering.
Is AI the future of mental health diagnosis?
U of M researcher speaks to Human Services capstone students about using artificial intelligence to assist with mental health diagnostics.
A cure for the winter blues
Metro State students and staff find creative ways to beat back the winter blahs.
A Eulogy for the Caucus
Student says RIP to presidential caucusing in Minnesota.
Staying hydrated as a new study strategy
New research suggests that dehydration may increase cognitive stress. Student says the Metro State community should take note and drink more H20.
Security staffing overhauled over summer
Metro State restructures operations, hires new security personnel and contractors.
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.”
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.
President Arthur shares strategic vision during Convocation Day address
Arthur unveils six new commitments to students before the start of the 2019-2020 academic year.
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.
The Metropolitan mingles with journalists at the College Media Mega Workshop
Campus content creators congregate on the University of Minnesota campus for journalism training.
Students says Metro State needs hot water
Tired of waiting for food options on campus? Student says we can make our own food, if only the university would provide a simple service.
Game tables serve up fun in the Student Center
Stressful classes? Don’t flip out; flip foosball guys in the Student Center instead.
Security situations prompt campus conversations
University representatives reach out to students and staff following summer assaults.
Gamification in education is win-win
Promoting playfulness in the classroom may enhance learning in certain contexts. Student says, “FUN, FTW!”
Students can now log in and Engage
Metro State student clubs and organizations have a new communications hub on the Engage website.
MSUSA candidate statements
Want to cast a ballot for the new slate of student representatives? Here’s who’s running.
Open Eye Figure Theater captures attention and imaginations
Ms Marvel’s Sandbox Circus brings bigtop fun to Metro State library grounds
Sons of Bransford Awards honor the past, foretell a bright future
Leaders in the black community were recognized and celebrated during the Sons of Bransford Awards. The annual event was part of the Black Men Healing Conference held on Metro State’s St. Paul campus on June 20-21.
Attention shoppers: Thanks for saving the world
Student promotes plant-based products for a positive impact on the planet.
Metro State reaches out to students, staff during campus listening sessions
Four listening sessions offered students, faculty and staff resources and updates following a racially motivated assault on Metro State’s St. Paul campus.
Editorial: Responding to hate at Metro State
We aim to be an anti-racist learning community. So when a hate crime comes to campus, let’s do the hard, necessary work.