The Student Newspaper of MSU Denver
VOL. 41 NO. 9
OCTOBER 10, 2018
Meta musical kicks off the theater season MSU Denver Theatre parody tradition with“The Drowsy Chaperone”
Photo by Joel Mathew | email@example.com
Lead actress Miranda Ireland, who plays the Chaperone, sings with the ensemble in the King Center during rehearsal on Oct. 3. “The Drowsy Chaperone” was presented by the MSU Denver Theatre Department and ran from Sept. 27 to Oct. 7.
By Megan Webber
favorite musical from the 1920s, “The
Chaperone, is tasked with keeping her
Throughout the show, he delivers
Drowsy Chaperone,” he comments on the
away from Robert before the wedding,
monologues on the fictional cast, all of
plot and shares his admiration for the play
leading to a whirlwind of mayhem.
whom are fictional people, and their lives
From classic comedy to tap dancing, “The Drowsy Chaperone” has it all. The play, first performed in 1998 by Bob
with the audience. The show opened at MSU Denver on Sept. 27 and closed on Oct. 7. The plot of the play within the play is
The anonymous man, otherwise known Bear Omundson. He begins the show by
Martin and Don McKellar with music by
set around the wedding of flapper Janet
having a conversation with the audience.
Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison, is set
Van de Graaff and Robert Martin, a dense
He asks if they enjoy theater, and does
in an anonymous man’s living room.
but loveable oil tycoon. Janet’s alcoholic
this all while making fun of musicals
maid of honor, otherwise known as the
that involve audience interaction.
While he listens to a recording of his
| pg. 2
| pg. 4
outside of “The Drowsy Chaperone.”
as the man in the chair, was played by
| pg. 7
| Continued on pg. 6
| pg. 8
Faculty senate highlights professor
Attacks on journalists won’t silent
Photo story: haunted house brings
Freshman dazzles for Men’s soccer
Denver gore galore
in weekend sweep
OCTOBER 10, 2018
MSU Denver performs well on crime statistics By Dorothy Harris firstname.lastname@example.org
Arrests for drug violations, at 24, were lower in 2017 than previous years. In 2016 there were 39 drug related arrests and in
The Auraria Campus saw less reported crime across multiple categories in
2015 there were 60, according to the ASR. Because Colorado has legalized
2017, from assaults to drug violations,
marijuana, people who carry it on campus
according to the Annual Security Report.
are no longer charged with possession.
“The ASR comes out every year,” said Dave Haden, associate dean for Student Engagement and Wellness at
Phibbs said that this might give MSU Denver an advantage in drug reporting on the ASR. He also said he feels that the Auraria
MSU Denver. “It is a federal requirement
Campus is good at standing up for victims
that has to be posted online and copies
and reporting domestic abuse. When APD
sent to all employees and all students
receives a call, they usually get others
and prospective students. The purpose is
from more witnesses to the crime. But
so someone can see how safe a campus
that doesn’t happen often, as domestic
is before they decide to come here,”
violence is more prevalent in private.
Haden said the federal government
The Auraria Campus’ domestic violence
is very serious about the report. Failure
numbers are low, because it doesn’t have an
to comply with requirements could
overnight population when most domestic
result in a fine just shy of $55,000.
crimes happen, according to Phibbs.
There are multiple organizational
While domestic violence arrests were
Photo by Kaileigh Lyons | email@example.com
Michael Phibbs, chief of the Auraria Campus Police Department in a meeting on Feb. 20. The Auraria police collaborated with MSU Denver, AHEC and Student Engagement and Wellness on the 2017 Annual Security Report.
hands involved in making the report,
still higher than they were in 2015, they
including Auraria Higher Education Center,
had decreased since 2016, from 13 to 10.
Auraria Campus Police Department
Sex crimes went down overall, with no
might see an increase in numbers, that
and MSU Denver. Student Engagement
reported rapes and one instance of fondling.
doesn’t necessarily mean that there is
Since 2016, burglary has gone up from
an increase in crimes. It might be that
and Wellness works closely with the police department on issues of
11 to 17, while aggravated assault went
the institution is doing better at helping
campus safety, including the report.
down from four arrests to one in 2017.
people step forward to report the crimes,”
“We have the good balance with them. Anytime a student has committed
Stalking has increased from 12 to 17. “It’s not that there are more crimes
An excerpt from the report states, “Although located in an urban environment,
a crime on campus they are contacted,”
happening, it’s just that more are being
the Auraria Campus has one of the
said Michael Phibbs, chief of the
reported,” Haden said. “That’s the tricky
lowest campus crime rates in the state
Auraria Campus Police Department.
thing when looking at the reports. You
because MSU is a commuter school and
does not house students on campus.” MaKayla Brown, a student at CU Denver, said she feels very safe on campus. “I work in parking and we have access the cameras. I can say that we have cameras everywhere on campus that can catch when incidents happen.”
Faculty senate celebrates teacher awards By Isaac Banks
working with each other. She said that
professors must prepare a variety of students and if they take themselves so serious every
The MSU Denver faculty senate met
day then they will not enjoy what they do.
on Oct. 3 to celebrate the winners of the
“I want our students to be able to
teacher awards and hear from guests.
laugh with each other,” Barnd said.
The meeting opened up with
She has students do brain energizers,
visitors Rhonda Eaker, director of the
short physical and mental activities that
Applied Learning Center, and deputy
jumpstart the brain and break the ice. She
general counsel, Nicholas Stancil.
did one with the senate, requiring members
Eaker said she wants to create a faculty
to close their eyes and count to 10 as a
learning committee to explore MSU Denver’s
group without talking over each other.
role in preparing students for careers.
Corey Sell, associate professor of
She is looking to start the committee in
elementary education, said he tries to create
the spring. Her second request is for a
a space for students to critically examine
faculty advisory council for the ALC.
their own reasoning and thoughts, making
“We have faculty advisory groups
it easier to discuss sensitive topics.
for specific programs like undergraduate
The last winner of the teacher
research or service learning,” Eaker
awards, Christopher Keelan, affiliate
said. “We have never actually had an
professor of music theory, was not
advisory group for the entire center.”
present because he was teaching. Photo by Isaac Banks | firstname.lastname@example.org
This group would only meet twice a semester to maintain a relationship
Corey Sell sharing his teaching philosophy with faculty senate on Oct. 3 in Tivoli 320.
with faculty and ALC. Professors are
After recognizing the winners, MSU Denver President Janine Davidson briefly answered a question from the senate about the Classroom
not guaranteed pay for participating
committee and splitting the employee policy
Each of the professors were introduced
to Career program. Liz Goodnick, an assistant
in these types of committees, but
handbook into two separate books: one
with quotes from their students.
professor of philosophy, expressed concern
groups help them stay informed and
for faculty and the other for non-faculty.
have a voice in changing policies. “The more we have these connections between these units on campus and faculty senate, the better it is for everyone — especially our students,” said Matthew Makley, faculty senate president.
“The faculty handbook would basically deal with faculty specific issues like tenure and that sort of thing,” Stancil said. The senate voted in support of the new changes to the handbook committee. Teaching Excellence Awards
Ali O’Brien, lecturer of literacy,
over potentially lost commitment to the liberal
was the first winner to present her
arts and soft skills — like communication
teaching method to the senate.
and critical thinking — in the C2C initiative.
“One of the important pieces is that I know
Davidson reiterated her commitment to
and listen to my students because they are
liberal art has not changed and that employers
actually the ones that teach me,” O’Brien said.
are looking for soft skills in potential hires.
Another award winner, Susan Barnd,
Stancil stopped by to talk about
winners gave a short presentation to
professor of teacher education, believes
the new composition of the handbook
the senate on their teaching methods.
that from their first day students must start
The next faculty senate meeting will be on Oct. 17 at 3:20 in Tivoli 320.
YOU AND A GUEST ARE INVITED TO A SPECIAL ADVANCE SCREENING!
STUDENT TICKETS! Students and teachers receive a ticket for
IN TIVOLI 313 FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A PASS! ONE PASS PER PERSON. EACH PASS ADMITS TWO. WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.
HALLOWEEN HAS BEEN RATED R (RESTRICTED – UNDER 17 REQUIRES ACCOMPANYING PARENT OR ADULT GUARDIAN) FOR HORROR VIOLENCE AND BLOODY IMAGES, LANGUAGE, BRIEF DRUG USE AND NUDITY. Sponsors and their dependents are not eligible to receive a prize. Supplies are limited. Passes received through this promotion do not guarantee a seat at the theater. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis, except for members of the reviewing press. Theater is overbooked to ensure a full house. No admittance once screening has begun. All federal, state and local regulations apply. A recipient of prizes assumes any and all risks related to use of prize, and accepts any restrictions required by prize provider. Universal Pictures, Allied Integrated Marketing, The Metropolitan and their affiliates accept no responsibility or liability in connection with any loss or accident incurred in connection with use of prizes. Prizes cannot be exchanged, transferred or redeemed for cash, in whole or in part. Not responsible if, for any reason, winner is unable to use his/her prize in whole or in part. Not responsible for lost, delayed or misdirected entries. All federal, state and local taxes are the responsibility of the winner. Void where prohibited by law. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. NO PHONE CALLS!
IN THEATERS OCTOBER 19 HALLOWEENMOVIE.COM
with valid school I.D.! * To purchase online use promo code: LISTEN
* A valid Student/Teacher ID is required for EACH discounted ticket. All tickets purchased in advance must be picked up at Will Call the day of show. Fees and limitations apply.
COLORADOSYMPHONY.ORG | 303.623.7876
student THURS 10/11/18 organizations5" x 7" need an advertisement?
THE METROPOLITAN BLACK&WHITE RM
offers a free ad
The Metropolitan offers all MSU Denver student organizations per semester one free sixteenth-page ad (2.5” width by 3.5” height) with design included.
contact SalesAtMyMetMedia@.com or 303-615-0155
4 staff Editor-in-Chief Ali C. M. Watkins email@example.com
OCTOBER 10, 2018
Violence against the press Overcoming fear as an aspiring journalist in light of recent dissapearances
aware of my vulnerability even —
Isaac Banks firstname.lastname@example.org News Editor Forest Wilson email@example.com
isn’t an option. My degree and
moment I wasn’t a reporter trying
found on Saturday with evidence
portfolio could lead to a lifetime
to do her job. I was inferior, and
of rape and strangulation.
of covering the local news and
with witnesses turning a blind eye.
James Bofenkamp firstname.lastname@example.org
I guess, following this path
Viktoria Marinova’s body was
weak. Easily beating, on a stage
Assistant News Editor
Bulgarian investigative journalist
no, especially — on the job. In that
I seriously contemplated if
Last February, Jan Kuciak and
slice-of-life stories, but my heart
his fiance were gunned down
is in the conflict. I want to tell
in their home in Slovakia.
stories, good or bad. Instead of
I was cut out for this work. If I
Megan Webber email@example.com
could easily be injured at this
Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed
from these tragic stories of other
By Ali C. M. Watkins
story, how could I ever achieve my
after a car bomb was placed in
journalists, I’ll try to model myself
goals of being a conflict or social
her Peugeot 108 and Tatyana
off of their courage and dedicate
documentary photographer? The
Felgenhauer nearly died after a
my life to informing the public.
insecurity my attackers gave me
man broke into her Moscow news
almost altered my career path.
station and stabbed her in the neck.
Sports Editor James Burky firstname.lastname@example.org Photo Editor Kaileigh Lyons email@example.com Assistant Photo Editor Joel Mathew firstname.lastname@example.org Copy Editor Daniel Sutton email@example.com
Around a year ago, I wrote an opinion piece for The Metropolitan about being a
This world can be a dangerous
In October 2017, Maltese reporter
And, in August 2017,
the most obtainable truth and the
place for both journalists and
Swedish journalist Kim Wall’s
voices unheard. They do this despite
recounted a terrifying experience
women. I fear that I can’t be both,
dismembered body was found
risking a target being placed on their
I had while photographing a
and that I may have to let go of the
after she boarded a Danish
back. It’s important that we don’t
story in San Francisco.
only one I can: my dream career.
inventor’s submarine for a story.
forget violence against the press,
I was assaulted by two men,
Fear creeps into my chest again,
My heart aches for all of the men
also photojournalists, in front of
as recent headlines of reporters
and women who have fallen victim
Steve Haigh firstname.lastname@example.org
a large crowd. The kicker is that
who were kidnapped, stalked,
to violence just for being in this field.
the story was on the unveiling of
raped and murdered, pile on.
the Comfort Women Memorial in
Last week, critic Jamal
Ronan O’Shea email@example.com
Journalists don’t search for fame or glamour. They search for
woman of color in journalism. I
Director of Met Media
Assistant Director of Met Media
letting myself be paralyzed by fear
So why am I here, spending
and that we demand protection for the people who inform us. Ali C. M. Watkins is a senior
every day working in student media
studying social documentary and fine
Chinatown — a place that should
Khashoggi entered the Saudi
and attending journalism classes,
art photography. She is currently the
Production Manager of Met Media
have been safe — in remembrance
Consulate in Istanbul and never
when all this effort could lead to a
editor-in-chief of The Metropolitan.
Kathleen Jewby firstname.lastname@example.org
of women subjected to sexual
returned. Turkish investigators
dangerous career? Besides plotted
slavery during World War II.
believe he was murdered
violence, reporters risk harm from
and dismembered inside.
diseases, nature and accidents.
It was the first time I became
Elizabeth Norberg email@example.com Sales and Marketing firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Brady Nelson firstname.lastname@example.org
Why men need to be an ally in the #MeToo era
What we do said ad nauseam since women’s The Metropolitan accepts submissions in the form of topic-driven columns and letters to the editor. Column article concepts must be submitted by 1 p.m. Thursdays and the deadline for columns is 9 p.m. Sundays. Columns range from 500 to 600 words. Letters to the editor must be submitted by 5 p.m. Mondays to be printed in that week’s edition. There is a 500-word limit for letters to the editor. The Metropolitan reserves the right to edit letters for formatting and style. All submissions should be sent by email to email@example.com. The Metropolitan is produced by and for the students of Metropolitan State University of Denver and serves the Auraria Campus. The Metropolitan is supported by advertising revenue and student fees and is published every Wednesday during the academic year and monthly during the summer semester. Opinions expressed within do not necessarily reflect those of MSU Denver or Met Media’s advertisers.
Want to voice your thoughts on a current event or subject that has been covered in the paper? Send your pieces to Managing Editor Isaac Banks at firstname.lastname@example.org or themetonline@gmail. com.
equality movements picked up
broader, immediate response. Change is slow moving. It
friends and neighbors that are hurt. Let’s say the left side is a
steam 50 years ago, and re-entered
took two-and-a-half centuries
gloomy-looking path. It holds
common consciousness with the
for the U.S. to come to terms
some sense of familiarity, but
rise of the #MeToo movement.
with the inherent evil of slavery,
there seem to be holes in the
and then another 100 years to
ground. And trees lining the dirt
attack on you or I, but on the system
see black people as somewhat
are dying. But it’s a straight path,
we have been brought up in.
equal to their white neighbors.
so we know what lies ahead. We
101.9 million women in
Let’s not even start with
choose this path, and things stay
To criticize men isn’t a personal
this country have experienced
everyone agreeing on everything.
as they are. Women continue to
By James Burky
sexual harassment at one time
Let’s take this in digestible steps.
be ignored and we idly sit by, not
or another — 81 percent of the
Attending events on the topic,
It is the duty of men, and those who have not been abused or hurt,
noticing or simply not caring
female population in the U.S,
reading from feminist authors
according to a Feb. 2018 poll.
or taking a gender studies class
of twists and turns. It looks a lot
are steps in the right direction.
nicer than the other one, though.
to join the crusade against sexual
power that falsely claim men
And to those who say, “Not
The dirt is smooth, the forestry
violence. Change is slow, but the
are under attack. These people
all men,” walk the walk. Show
lines the path like a vibrant parade
strength of allies for movements
weaponize baseless claims
women that all men are not sexual
of tranquility. We don’t know
like #MeToo is immeasurable.
to anger their supporters.
predators who view women as
what lies ahead, but it’s sure as
nothing more than a source of
hell better than the other path.
We’ve entered a Post-
And yet, there are some in
To the right is a path with a load
The least these victims deserve
Kavanaugh-Hearing America. We’ve
from us are open ears. The vast
pleasure and homemaking. Go
come to a fork in the road in gender
prevalence of this problem among
protest. Start a conversation.
relations for the next century.
women demands immediate
Show that you’re an ally. We’re at this crossroads in our
James Burky is a fourthyear journalism student studying convergent journalism and sport
For too long, men have been
attention. Think of it as two houses.
complicit in sexual violence and
One needs structural reinforcement
moral evolution. We’ve come far
media. He is currently the sports
mistreatment of women. That —
and the other is on fire. Both are
from our primal beginnings and
editor for The Metropolitan.
or something similar — has been
in need of help, but one needs a
now, it’s our duty to listen to our
The Metropolitan is hiring! We are wanting to expand our staff with new writers, photographers, comic artists, critics, columnists and political cartoonists. Drop your portfolio and resume off at the MET Media office in Tivoli 313 or email your work to Editor-in-Chief Ali C. M. Watkins at email@example.com.
Now streaming on-line 24/7 anywhere you are!
OCTOBER 10, 2018
Self-aware ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ takes lighthearted approach to musical theater Continued from cover
Miranda Ireland, who played The Drowsy Chaperone, said this makes the show unique. “The fun thing is that as ‘The Drowsy Chaperone,’ which never existed, unfolds, the man in chair has little tidbits about all these fictional people,” she said. “He’ll stop in the middle of a scene and explain who they were, in air quotes, and so you get details about these people, these actors, who never really existed, but they have, like, whole entire backgrounds.” She said her favorite part of the show is its lighthearted nature. Many of the jokes make fun of musical theater and the show itself, creating a more relaxed experience for the audience. “The soundtrack is hilarious and great,” she added. “It’s fun, it’s cute, it’s sweet, come see it.” Omundson said he’s proud of how quickly the show came Photos by Joel Mathew | firstname.lastname@example.org
together. An intricate tap dance routine that takes place toward the beginning of the show came
Emily Lujan, who plays Kitty, tries to persuade the Hollywood producer Feldzieg, played by Leo Fox, to give her the role. “The Drowsy Chaperone” rehearsal was on Oct. 3. at the King Center.
together in only a couple of weeks. desperately trying to find a
does so many different types
show happens around him,
everything,” Omundson said. “The
a Broadway producer left
replacement other than his ditzy
of shows that allow us to really
the man in the chair simply
cool thing about this show is it’s
devastated by Janet’s decision to
date, a flapper named Kitty,
interact with different technical
sits back and observes.
filled with a lot of inside theater
get married and leave theater.
who tries to convince him that
elements that we may not get
she is the girl for the role.
to work with other places.”
While the rest of the
“My name says it all. I sit in a
chair the entire time and watch
jokes, which are just funny.”
Leo Fox played Feldzieg,
He spends the show
Fox said the show adds up to an hour and a half of hilarity. “The back of the album cover
technical. Apart from the
says ‘madness, mayhem and a
backdrop, the play only used a
gay wedding.’ Of course, a gay
couple of large set pieces, like
wedding meant, just happy at that
wagons. The rest of the set —
point. Now it has a completely
like a chair for the man to sit
different meaning,” he added.
in, his desk, telephone, record
Hannah Tripp, the show’s stage
player and a sofa — stayed
manager, agreed that another
in basically the same place
positive aspect of “The Drowsy
for the entirety of the play.
Chaperone” is its length. “That’s just one thing about
In one scene, Robert’s best man, George, suggests that he
this show that’s really nice, is you
take a walk to clear his mind
are out of here by 9:30,” Tripp
before the wedding. He blindfolds
said. “Most of the time, when
Robert and gives him rollerskates
you go to the theater, you’re not
so that he can move around
out till 10 or later, and so it’s
without having to worry about
a really good option for if you
seeing Janet before the ceremony.
want to see theater, but that time
Moments like these add to the
length is difficult for you.”
show’s simple, comedic nature
Like most MSU Denver
and threw in something extra,
programs, stage management
as opposed to music and drama.
allows its students to get hands-
The cast and crew said this makes
on experience by working on
it unique from other shows.
shows like these. After applying
“If you’re not into musicals,
at the start of the semester, Tripp
this is the musical to come see.
was assigned to this show.
It’s a musical for everybody
“It’s a kind of show that I’m very grateful that I had a chance
The Chaperone, played by Miranda Ireland, acts in her first scene in “The Drowsy Chaperone.” The Chaperone is a drunkard maid of honor trying to help the bride hide from her future husband.
The set for “The Drowsy Chaperone” wasn’t terribly
to enjoy,” Omundson said. The Theater Department’s
to stage manage, just from the
next show will be “Still Life
perspective of being able to call a
with Iris” by Steven Dietz,
musical,” she said. “This program
running Nov. 8-10 and 15-18.
OCTOBER 10, 2018
Denver floored by annual haunted house Photos by Joel Mathew | email@example.com and Jenny Bacon | firstname.lastname@example.org
Visitors to 13th Floor are greeted by a golem-like monster that attempts to scare them while informing them about what to
Cast members prepare for a night of horror at
expect in the event. This year, 13th Floor
the 13th Floor Haunted House on Oct. 7. It is the
added a new attraction called Mini Escape
second time the Halloween-themed attraction
Games. Ticket prices range from $20-$34.
has been held at 3400 E. 52nd Ave. in Denver.
LADY GAGA VIDEO DANCE PARTY
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13TH AT 9PM
STUDENT TICKETS AVAILABLE AT BOX OFFICE WITH STUDENT ID LITTLETON 7301 S. SANTA FE
@ALAMODENVER | DRAFTHOUSE.COM
OCTOBER 10, 2018
With help of freshman, Roadrunners sweep Gutierrez scores three of seven goals over weekend, including game winner
By Deicy Luevanos
Tittle believes that there’s no
left in the first half, it paid off.
better weather to play in: not too
Jaime Gutierrez scored off of
hot, not too cold. And the sublime
an assist from Jake Coking.
With perfect weather to play in, the MSU Denver men’s soccer
conditions were reflected in the
“I saw Jacob on the left, he
performance of the Roadrunners.
team, 6-6, beat both of their Rocky
cut back so I had to hesitate a
“We fixed a few things
little bit to make sure that I was
Mountain Athletic Conference
at half time, the guys paid
onside,” Gutierrez said. “When
opponents over the weekend
attention to their training
I saw he was gonna play it, I
by a combined score of 7-1.
and it showed in showed up
made my run and the defenders
in the game,” Tittle said.
didn’t track me very well. I
Despite a slow start in the first half of the game on Oct. 5, they
After defeating the Grizzlies,
had the one-on-one with the
were able to come back on the
the worst team in RMAC, MSU
field strong. The Roadrunners
Denver was ready to face
scored five goals against the
Colorado State University-
junior Yannick Schad fired a free
Adams State University Grizzlies
kick, which then curved across
in the second half, with four
keeper and an open header.” Two minutes into extra time,
The game started with
the goal and bounced between
different players putting the ball
the Roadrunners maintaining
Gutierrez and the defender.
in the net. The skies were covered
possession. This advantage
The ball was fortunately still
with a blanket of grey clouds,
meant they were able to change
in front of him and, as a first
with consistent rain, chilling the
the tempo of the game and find
instinct, he backheeled it into
players, but head coach Jeremy
ways to score. With eight minutes
the net for the winning goal. Though he’s just a freshman,
Photo by Kaileigh Lyons | email@example.com
Jaime Gutierrez celebrates a score against Adams State University on Oct. 5 at the Regency Athletic Complex in Denver. The Roadrunners defeated the Grizzlies 5-0.
Gutierrez has made a significant impact so far. He leads the team
“The first goal he scored was a
my abilities, the goal is to bring
in assists and is tied for first in
beauty and the goals he scores
the level up of confidence and
goals scored. He’s also ranked
now are very important, so he
I’m very happy that I got the
in the top 10 in the RMAC for
has to keep scoring goals and
goals. But even when I’m not
points, game winning goals and
be important to the team. I like
scoring, I have to make sure that
assists — the last of which he’s
that Jaime works hard and is
I’m still creating opportunities
ranked fourth in the conference.
always in the right space and if
for everybody else on the team
For his performance on the
he scores thats good for us.”
and helping the team out in
weekend, Gutierrez was named
The season is two-thirds
RMAC Player of the week, along
over and the first round of the
with teammate Elijah Fenton.
RMAC Tournament is getting
win will come as they face the
Fellow freshman Gianni
The opportunity for a seventh
closer. In order to be ready for
South Dakota School of Mines
Steijlen has seen the significance
the tournament, Gutierrez has
Hardrockers on Oct. 12 at the
of Gutierrez and what he’s
been spending extra time on
Regency Athletic Complex.
bringing to the field.
the field “perfecting his craft”
“Jaime is, of course, a really
MSU Denver’s Elijah Fenton fights for the ball with ASU’s Benji Rogers in their match on Oct. 5 at the Regency Athletic Complex in Denver. Fenton was recognized as an All-RMAC Player of the Week.
every aspect.” Gutierrez said.
good striker,” Steijlen said.
and creating goals for himself. “I have to be confident in
Men’s soccer season update 6-6 (5-3) 5th in RMAC
147 (7) Goals
23 (5) Assists
Shots on Goal
.714 (6) Jacob Coking
OCTOBER 10, 2018
Broncos, Joseph are dead men walking
On Sunday, Denver turned in their worst performance of the season By James Burky firstname.lastname@example.org Who let Vance Joseph out of his hospital bed? Why hasn’t he been put on life support yet? We need 50 ccs of sense, stat! The Broncos’ catastrophic 3416 loss to the New York Jets was the shame of Denver sports this weekend and serves as a bitter demonstration of the downfall of a once proud team. It wouldn’t have been embarrassing to lose to the Jets. They’re an up-and-coming team with a solid core of young talent led by quarterback Sam Darnold, as are the Broncos with promising pieces like Courtland Sutton, Royce Freeman and Phillip Lindsay. No, what was embarrassing was how ill-prepared the Broncos were for a Jets team they supposedly were at the same level as, if not better than. They entered the schoolyard expecting
Photo by Robert Deutsch of USA TODAY Sports.
New York Jets defensive end Leonard Williams and Jets linebacker Jordan Jenkins sack Denver Broncos quarterback Case Keenum in the third quarter at MetLife Stadium on Oct. 7.
to be the bullies, but let the poindexter in the first-grade whoop the snot out of them.
Keenum is nothing more than average on his
Or last year’s 23-10 loss to the New York Giants.
The issues that have followed Joseph —
own. And we saw Sunday what happens when
Or last year’s 35-9 loss to the Miami Dolphins.
vanilla schemes, terrible offensive line play
not only are his skill players just okay, but his
and absent athleticism — persisted while a
protection is as useful as a wet paper bag.
myriad of new ones revealed themselves. The Jets gouged the Broncos for 323 rushing
Joseph has not improved the Broncos in any facet, nor have they even plateaued.
The Broncos have been able to bounce back from awful years and pull mediocre seasons out of their rear-ends in the past, but 2018 seems to be a deviation from that norm.
yards on just 38 carries. The Jets’ offensive
The offense, defense and special team units
line is far from spectacular, yet Derek Wolfe
haven’t showed even an inch of progression.
remaining games — the Cardinals, 49ers,
and company were unable to get so much of
Even a little improvement is enough evidence
Browns and Raiders — all figure to be
a sniff of Darnold all day, save for one sack.
that a system works, but the one instilled at
winnable games, and maybe they can pull
Bronco Stadium at Mile High is a comedy
out some upsets here and there, too.
And therein lies the issue with the
It’s only week six, and four of the Broncos’
Broncos: a lack of preparation, which
of errors. Instead of improvement, they’ve
is always rooted in the coaches.
eroded from a mountain of consistency
foreign to the feeling of losing and seeing
into a pile of dust and disappointment.
abysmal play on the football field to know
Joseph’s offensive line continues to be a step slow. Whether it’s center Matt Paradis
For all intents and purposes, the Broncos
But it’s important for a fan base that’s
this: teams that play like the Broncos did on
whiffing against nose tackle Damon Harrison,
are done. Vance Joseph is done. At this point,
Sunday rarely turn their season around. And
left tackle Garett Bolles being pushed into
it would be less embarrassing for him to walk
coaches whose teams turn in that performance
the pocket by defensive backs or simple
onto the sidelines with a back-open hospital
rarely are considered anything but bad.
defensive line pass rush concepts tangling the
gown than to turn in another performance like
feet on the right side of the offensive line.
the one we saw Sunday, or in the second half
I’ve said in the past that quarterback Case
against Kansas City or in the Baltimore game.
Roadrunners athletics review Volleyball
at Adams State
at Adams State
vs. Dixie State
vs. Fort Lewis
vs. Colorado State
9 BRIEFS First African-American drafted into NFL dies As he put it, whenever George Taliaferro stepped on the field, it would be over by the time he left. He was the fi rst African-American to be drafted into the NFL and died Oct. 8 at 91 years old. He was taken in the 13th round of the 1949 draft by the Chicago Bears, though he would spend the season playing for the Los Angeles Dons of the All-American Football Conference. He played seven different positions in his career, scoring 15 rushing touchdowns, 12 receiving and 10 passing. He played for four teams from 1950-55, and was named to the Pro Bowl three conescutive times from 51-53. In 1981, he was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame for his tenure at the University of Indiana, where he was a starter for the school’s only undefeated team in 1945. Volleyball nabs second straight weekend sweep The MSU Denver volleyball team improved to 12-6 on the season after sweeping Westminster College and Dixie State University. Against Westminster, senior Taylor Duryea tallied 13 kills while posting a careerhigh .545 hit percentage. Junior Morgan Weatherwax, meanwhile, set 19 assists, bringing her season total to a team-leading 317. Two days later, the Roadrunners silenced 14-3 Dixie State. Their next match will be against New Mexico Highlands University on Oct. 12 at the Auraria Event Center. Cross-country has best finish of season at home meet The men’s and women’s cross country teams fi nished fourth at the Roadrunner Invitational at Washington Park in Denver on Oct. 6. Senior Sabrina Rautter fi nished with a personal-best time of 22:10.4, third among all women, and fi rst among Division II participants. Fellow senior Erica Ruiz fi nished 13th, crossing the fi nish line at 22:49.6. Meanwhile, sophomore Jacob Link edged out junior Sam Berg for the men. The pair fi nished with times of 25:34.4 and 25:34.8, good enough for 10th and 11th, respectively. Women’s soccer bounces back, improves to 8-3-1 After splitting last weekend’s games, the women’s soccer team closed out their four-game road trip with wins over the Adams State Grizzlies and CSU-Pueblo ThunderWolves. Brooklyn Mooney, Makenna Brassard, Jordan Lewis and Reigna Banks all scored in the 4-1 win over the Grizzlies. Banks then scored her 11th goal of the season six minutes into overtime against the ThunderWolves. Their next game will be against Colorado Christian University on Oct. 12 at the Regency Athletic Complex.
EVENTS AT AURARIA
Out & Proud
Location Tivoli Turnhalle Price Free Time 11:00 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Hot Topic: Prison Systems
Location Tivoli Multicultural Lounge
Location Red Rocks
OCTOBER 10, 2018
MSU DENVER SPORTS 10.11
The Dead South
Price $30 — $80
Time 7 p.m.
Time 9 p.m.
Location Fiddler’s Green
Price Varies Time 7:30 p.m.
Location Red Rocks
10.13 Katt Williams Price Varies
Time 5 p.m.
Time 7 p.m.
Location Pepis Center
Location Tivoil 215
Time 8 p.m.
Time 2 p.m.
Time 11 a.m.
Grad School Day
Location Tivoil 320 Price Free
Location Ogden Theatre
Time 7 p.m.
Time 4 p.m.
10.14 vs. L. A. Rams Location Denver
Price $24.75 Time 8 p.m.
Price Varies Time 5 p.m.
Nuggets 10.12 at Bulls
Location Ogden Theatre
For Peace Band
Rapids 10.13 at Minnesota United Location Minneapolis
Time 6 p.m.
Time 12 p.m.
Location Cervantes’ Ballroom
Time 8 p.m.
Time 7:15 p.m.
10.11 at Sabres Location Buffalo, New York
Time 8 p.m.
Time 2:05 p.m.
check out “Lake Clarity”
10.13 CSU — Pueblo Location Denver
Location Ogden Theatre’
Time 7:45 p.m.
For an immersive audio drama
Location Levitt Pavilion
Price Varies Time 7 p.m.
Location Bellco Theatre
Price $35 — $80
Location King Center Concert Price Free Time 7:30 p.m.
10.12 S. D. Mines & Technology Location Denver
Time 4:30 p.m.
10.12 Highlands University
MSU Denver Autumn Choral Concert
10.12 Colorado Christian Location Denver
Time 7:30 p.m.
Location Fiddler’s Green
Time 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Location Ogden Theatre
Location Newman Center
Location Fox Theater
Time 7:30 p.m.
Time 9 p.m.
10.13 at USC Trojans Location Los Angeles
10.12 at S. D. State Aztecs Location San Diego
Time 8:30 p.m.
Time 7 p.m.
Taylor Swift endorses
Twenty dead in NY limo crash
Florida braces for
The IPCC repost spells
Foul play suspected for
Democrats in Tennessee
The driver, 17 passengers and two pedestrians were killed when a SUV-style limo failed to stop at an intersection outside of Schoharie, New York on Oct. 6. The limo, which had failed safety inspections, proceeded through a T-junction at speed before impacting an unoccupied SUV and hitting the two pedestrians outside a local store. The state has indicated that the driver lacked proper licensing and that the company operating the limo had a history of regulatory non-compliance.
doom for us all
The Gulf Coast of Florida is preparing for Hurricane Michael as the storm strengthens to a Category 3. Michael has already battered Cuba with heavy rains and winds. As it curves north-northeast, it will hit the Florida panhandle, which does not normally see storms of Michael’s strength. Gov. Rick Scott has already issued a state of emergency for 26 of the state’s 67 counties, while the city of Tallahassee has opened two locations to distribute sandbags in expectations of flooding.
In a new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, who found that we have run out of time to reduce carbon dioxide and now need new technologies to remove CO2 from the atmosphere. The IPCC said that pledges made by world’s government in Paris in 2015 are not enough to keep the world from warming above 1.5 degrees Celsius. Planting forests, burning biomass and other experimental methods have been suggested to remove CO2 from the atmosphere.
The Turkish government is demanding that Saudi Arabia provide information regarding the disappearance of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. He was last seen entering a Saudi Consulate in security footage, but no records have been provided proving he left. Khashoggi has been vocal in his criticism of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Turkey has claimed they possess proof Khashoggi was killed by Saudi personnel, but have yet to reveal their findings. Saudi Arabia has denounced the claims as unfounded.
Taylor Swift announced her intention to vote for Democratic candidates in both House and Senate races in her home state of Tennessee. Swift, who has historically been cagey about her political inclinations, explained in an Instagram post that events over the past two years, both private and public, had changed her mind on remaining quiet. Swift explicitly highlighted issues of racial, gender and sexual orientation equality, and rebuked Marsha Blackburn, the Republican incumbent running for Senate, for her failure to advance those causes in Congress.
OCTOBER 10, 2018
“I feel like ‘wet paper bag’ has more class.” “What? have you not been balancing your humors?”
Even though you feel overwhelmed right now, remember that positive action is the key to change.
You’ll want to find some personal space in the coming days, so make sure to clear your schedule in preparation.
While open-mindedness is difficult right now, it’s always seen you true, so keep at it.
Frankness is a virtue... most of the time. Be mindful of how others feel right now, and your real message will get through better.
You want to trust what you’ve heard these last few weeks, but review the facts with an objective eye and make your own judgements.
With things coming to a head, stick to practiced methods. Rely on your even-headed approach to see you clear.
Now that the weather has turned, you’re packed full of energy with no outlet. Pick up some old projects and take another whack at them.
This week will present opportunities to capitalize on your personability. Take them, and use that winning charm.
“I’m phlegmy-black all the time.”
Top 5 Fictional Agencies 1. UNIT 2. U.N.C.L.E. 3. I.M.F.
There is a fine line between patience and indulgence, and this week will put that to the test, so mind others’ obligations to you.
4. O.S.I. 5. CONTROL Do you have a funny quote you overheard on campus or an interesting photo you just have to share? Submit to managing editor Isaac Banks at email@example.com
You’ll want to take the time to grapple with world views you dislike. The best way to win hearts and minds is to understand them.
Your self confidence is key to your success, but take efforts this week to double check things, or you might find failure.
44. Roman fiddler
3. Viola’s kin
34. Butter alternative
1. Folded tortilla dish
45. Scientist ____ Curie
4. Shaquille and Tatum
5. Doll’s cry
47. Chicago trains
37. Less frequent
48. Beethoven work
40. Squeezing snakes
51. Author Jules ____
7. Small dog breed
42. Knight’s title
43. From this time
16. Moon’s path
55. Gem weight
9. Savory pastry (2 wds.)
46. Guacamole ingredient
17. At rest
62. Actor ____ Idle
10. Retirement acct.
63. Go to bed
50. Land measure
22. Mouse catcher
64. Wipe out completely
52. Diner patrons
67. Not odd
54. Worn out
24. Internet pest
68. Take off
19. Deck member
56. Metal bolt
25. ____ system
69. Adam’s home
21. Heidi’s cousin
27. Legendary stories
70. Pull apart
25. Lady’s title
58. Cares for
29. Church officer
26. Is unable
33. Pull along
72. Extinct creature
28. Workout place
30. Show concern
31. October gem
63. Gambling city
32. Those opposed
65. ____ had it!
33. Browns in the sun
66. Newsman ____ Koppel
36. Actress Winona ____
73. Amtrak terminals (abbr.)
38. Wine-producing valley
39. Mobile’s state
41. Smoker’s receptacle
Your instincts are to go your own way, and now is as good a time as any to express yourself your way.
V I S I T I N G
A R T I S T
S E R I E S
AUSTIN WINTORY and
“the most beautiful game of its time”
Composer Austin Wintory conducts Chicago’s Fifth House Ensemble in an interactive live performance of his Grammy-nominated score to the video game Journey. Students play the game in real time on stage while the musicians respond to their actions. * Join us for a free pre-concert lecture with Austin Wintory, composer of award-winning game scores to Abzû, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, and The Banner Saga on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 11:00 am, King Center Recital Hall.
*Students have been pre-selected.
King Center Concert Hall, 7:30 pm | Tickets $15, $12, $10 | FREE to MSU Denver Community
More information: 303-615-1010 | msudenver.edu/music | King Center Box Oﬃce: 303-556-2296
The Metropolitan is a weekly, student-run newspaper serving MSU Denver and the Auraria Campus since 1979.