Tag Archives: The Metropolitan

Passport to sports


After graduating from Hinkley High School in 2008, I had a big decision to make: choose a college major that would take me somewhere in life. I was always a good student, but I needed to pick a subject that would keep my interest. I quickly crossed math off the list. In my freshman year […]

Student Media earns eight first-place SPJ Region 9 awards


MSU Denver Student Media received 16 awards, including eight first-place honors, in the Region 9 Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence competition. The awards for outstanding student journalism were announced April 13 at the regional conference in Santa Fe, N.M. SPJ Region 9 includes Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. The Metropolitan student newspaper […]

Farewell to 2012, cheers to 2013


There is no substitute for hands-on learning. The students who fueled our program in 2012 would certainly agree. The news simply did not stop. Between wildfires, a university name change, a gun massacre, swing state politics, and a controversial new tuition rate, the aspiring journalists behind our productions were tested again and again. I felt […]

The life and legacy of Kate Lutrey


Servant, friend, mentor, listener, advocate, teacher, partner, mother, grandmother, sister, believer. None of these words is exceptional by itself, but together they weave the fabric of the unforgettable Kate Lutrey. I wish I had known her longer and better. Kate fought cancer to a draw for 13 years. She didn’t lose the battle so much as […]

Quest for excellence


At Metro State Student Media, spring is known as awards time. Metro’s student journalists and broadcasters hope to be honored on a national scale for writing, reporting, photography and design in print, television and radio. Winning makes all the work to compile and submit articles, photos and MP3s more than worthwhile. Nominations alone communicate the […]