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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MSUSA candidate statements
Screen shot taken from the Engage newsfeed on Aug. 20. Students can log on to Engage with their university email credentials and vote for governance representatives. According to the post, “MSUSA is a student governing body comprised of up to 20 dedicated student leaders who are focused on strengthening Metropolitan State University’s commitment to being a student-centered creative enterprise. MSUSA assists the University in its efforts to help students achieve academic excellence and be responsible citizens in an increasingly complex and culturally diverse world. MSUSA provides a listening post and forum for student issues, concerns, and needs, and advocates for University accountability and responsiveness.”

MSUSA candidate statements

Want to cast a ballot for the new slate of student representatives? Here's who's running.

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Sons of Bransford Awards honor the past, foretell a bright future
2019 Sons of Bransford winners (left to right) Paula A Haywood (Alice O. Lynch Community Service Award), Aasia-Mari Ross (Young Leader Award) Kory Dean (Mentor Award), Deborah Watts (Community Legacy Award), and William R Moore (Mentor Award) pose after the ceremony with award founders Jim Bransford and Samuel Simmons (center). (Mandy Hathaway / The Metropolitan)

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.

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‘Somalis + Minnesota’ exhibit brings students closer to culture
Luqman Mohamed leads a tour of the Minnesota History Center exhibit “Somalis + Minnesota” for Metro State’s Somali Student Association on April 23, 2019. (Scott Lindell / The Metropolitan)

‘Somalis + Minnesota’ exhibit brings students closer to culture

Student shares knowledge gained as intern for the "Somalis + Minnesota" exhibit at the Minnesota History Center.

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A photographer’s journey in the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary
During a free nature photography event, attendees keep their cameras ready for any sign of pond life at Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary in St. Paul on May 31, 2019. (Brandon General / The Metropolitan)

A photographer’s journey in the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary

Student discovers quiet reflection and beautiful photographs at the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary.

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Signs of change: Social work students march to Minnesota Capitol
Metro State student Rachel Sell displays her poster supporting HF 1500, the driver’s license for all bill at a Social Work Student Association meeting on March 30, 2019. She planned to carry it to Social Work Day at the Minnesota State Capitol on April 8. Photo by Scott Lindell / The Metropolitan

Signs of change: Social work students march to Minnesota Capitol

“Go further in your advocacy" was the message social work students heard as they prepared to lobby legislators on April 8.

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Book swap turns pages and opens minds
Free books at the Great Big Book Swap in Student Center 101 on April 23, 2019. The event was organized by the Department of Language and Literature and funded by the College of Liberal Arts Dean’s Office. Photo courtesy of Professor Tammy Durant

Book swap turns pages and opens minds

Metro State students dropped off, picked up—and couldn't put down—donated books at the Great Big Book Swap on April 23.

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Feeling frazzled? Nursing students say self-care is solution
Nursing major Justin Ransom offers a hand massage to a student at the Self-Care Event in Student Center 101 on April 1, 2019. Ransom said hand massages alleviate stress, improve circulation and induce relaxation. (Scott Lindell / The Metropolitan)

Feeling frazzled? Nursing students say self-care is solution

In the final frantic weeks of spring semester, nursing majors hope fellow Metro State students don’t forget one critical thing—their health.

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