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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Stolen People Stolen Dreams brings sex trafficking awareness to Metro State
Joy Friedman of the Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center; Bobbi Jo Pazdernik, Senior Special Agent (SSA) with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension; Stacy Schultz, the West Metro Regional Navigator for The Link; and Linsey Ruth Founder and Director of Project 8, participated in a panel discussion moderated by Marianna Klochan about sex trafficking on Jan. 29 in the Founders Hall Auditorium. (Mandy Hathaway / The Metropolitan)

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.

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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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Staying hydrated as a new study strategy
Megan Demeuse shows her enthusiasm for water in the New Main building on the St. Paul campus. (Julie Walling / The The Metropolitan)

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.

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Security staffing overhauled over summer
G4S Security Officer Whitney Moore sits in the Founders Hall security station at the start of fall semester, 2019. Over the summer, G4S became the new security contractor at Metropolitan State University, replacing American Security. The large monitor (left) displays footage of the security cameras in the building. Students who would like escorts or have concerns are encouraged to speak with one of the officers posted at stations around campus. (April Carlson / The Metropolitan)

Security staffing overhauled over summer

Metro State restructures operations, hires new security personnel and contractors.

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