About Stephen Young

Stephen Young is currently a student studying writing at the Metropolitan State University of Denver. He believes that writing is torture, but still does it for some reason.

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Playing Right Card on Valentine’s Day

February 18, 2013

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Playing Right Card on Valentine’s Day

You can’t get a better snapshot of growing up or of samples of society than through the lens of a few Valentine’s Days. I still hate considering a day of love,and consumerism in the same breath, especially as that consumerism depended on my scrubbing, mowing, edging or begging for money, but that’s a large part […]

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Metro to School Students on Fiscal Cliff

December 14, 2012

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Metro to School Students on Fiscal Cliff

MSU Denver’s political science department will be offering courses concerning issues in public policy and the “fiscal cliff” in thespring 2013 semester. Professor James Gibson will be teaching the aptly titled “Issues in Public Policy” (PSC-309B) and “Politics of Budgeting” (PSC-3260). “One premise is that right now our political dialogue is dysfunctional,” says Gibson of […]

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TDOR Forum Looks to Shed Light, Build Bridges

November 25, 2012

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TDOR Forum Looks to Shed Light, Build Bridges

DENVER, Auraria Campus-GLBT Student Services hosted a forum Wednesday for International Transgender Day of Remembrance. The event, held in the Multicultural Lunge of the Tivoli Student Union on Auraria Campus, featured speakers, as well as an open forum on transgender issues. TDOR is held annually to memorialize victims murdered as a result of transphobia.  The day […]

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Take a Swing

November 1, 2012

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I think Mike Newhouse said it best back in ’93… or ‘76. Everybody needs some “good ol’ worthwhile visceral experience.” Call it violent, call it primal or whatever you will, but for my money, nothing delivers that experience better than a sturdy speed bag. It combines rhythm and repetition with the guilty pleasure of violence, […]

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In the Canopy: Rodney Dean, President Critical Issue and Awareness Opportunity Group, National Society of Minorities in Hospitality

October 25, 2012

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DENVER, Auraria, Campus — The Senate Finance & Personnel Committee of the Metropolitan State University of Denver Student Government Assembly recently rejected a request for $500 in research money made by the student organization Critical Issue and Awareness Opportunity group. CIAO’s President Rodney Dean spearheaded the request. CIAO, which cites “highlighting the abilities of Mechanically […]

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CoPIRG hosts innovative debate watch party

October 7, 2012

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DENVER-The Colorado Public Interest Research Group hosted a Presidential Debate watch party with a twist Oct. 3 evening. While most viewers are likely to have tuned in to the debate between President Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts via one of the three major broadcast networks, CoPIRG’s watch party on the Auraria Campus […]

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Dumb Friends League, Denver Animal Shelter Team to Offer Discount Spay/Neuter Clinics

September 23, 2012

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DENVER — The Denver Dumb Friends League will partner with the Denver Animal Shelter to offer discount spay and neuter services this weekend. The clinics will be held Friday, Sept. 21, through Sunday, Sept. 23 at the Denver Animal Shelter’s 1241 W. Bayaud Ave. The Shelter is just one of their 150 partner organizations/host sites […]

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Crock Spot Takes Auraria Food Truck Showdown

September 11, 2012

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DENVER — Local Denver food truck “Crock Spot” won the “Final Showdown” of the Auraria Food Truck Challenge Thursday, Aug., 30. An original field of eight competitors was narrowed down to three. The gourmet specialists edged out finalists “Manna from Heaven,” serving Vietnamese-inspired cuisine, and the “Saj Express” truck of the Saj Mediterranean grill, as […]

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