“I have the ability to code-switch and to be able to talk to different people of different backgrounds," Bobby LeFebre told RED. "I value diversity, and I’m excited to engage my people, and people that don’t think like me, and about being able to dialogue about who we are and why we are.” Photo by Amanda Schwengel.
“It’s going to take all of us to toss the ladder down for the next generation and ensure the American Dream is a possibility for everyone. And that’s something worth fighting for,” MSU Denver President Janine Davidson, Ph.D., said in her TED Talk at TEDx MSU Denver 2019. Photo by Sara Hertwig.
“For those students with DACA status, who came to this country and grew up as aspiring Americans… until the federal government fixes the oversight, we’ll do our best to honor their status as de facto Americans by making sure they have access to state financial aid to attend a university,” Gov. Jared Polis said in a bill-signing ceremony at MSU Denver's Jordan Student Success Building. Photo by Alyson McClaran.
“Storytelling is a way to retain history,” the 2009 MSU Denver graduate said of “Sabrina & Corina." “It serves to keep memory alive by saying, ‘This is what happened, this is what we need to be aware of.’”
Jamie Ray started using alcohol and marijuana as a middle-schooler and was introduced to cocaine and opiates by friends around age 16. But instead of becoming a statistic, the recovering addict is fighting against the widespread and devastating impact of drug abuse as a care manager at Denver's Second Chance Center, a nonprofit reentry agency serving the formerly incarcerated. Photo by Alyson McClaran.
Few people know Denver International Airport better than Jeff Price, an aviation professor at MSU Denver, a former DIA assistant security director and co-author of the book, "Images of Aviation: Denver Airports from Stapleton to DIA." RED caught up with the aviation expert to debunk the DIA conspiracy theories and share an eerie tale of his own. Photo courtesy of Denver International Airport.
Marine Evan Stratton and a team of three other military veterans will row 3,000 nautical miles across the ocean in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. They are members of nonprofit Fight Oar Die, founded to increase awareness and support for the cognitive, behavioral and physical health of U.S. veterans and military members. Photo by Amanda Schwengel.
“Kids are identified as having emotional and behavioral disorders. If you’re called that term, you might act out too,” said Kathryn Young, Ph.D., associate professor of secondary education at MSU Denver. “We can think about it another way: They’re acting out because they’ve had trauma in their lives. It’s a really different mindset for us about how to approach kids. One is saying you are bad, and the other says you’ve been harmed.” Photo by Shutterstock.
Yonatan Kefle escaped Eritrea at age 14 and spent two years in an Ethiopean refugee camp before emigrating to Denver. Today, 20-year-old Kefle is an MSU Denver mechanical-engineering major and an emerging cross-country star. No matter where his path takes him in higher education and sports, Kefle told RED, his family’s journey out of the Horn of Africa will always light the way. Photo by Alyson McClaran.
Above all else, Gary Striewski told RED, "Never say no to an opportunity. If you do, there's always 150 people behind you just waiting to take their shot at it. It's up to you to take that break and turn it into something big." Photo by Sara Hertwig.
“There can be benefits from both health and environmental standpoints, and consumers are putting the pressure on food companies to develop more plant-based options through their buying power,” said Rachel Sinley, Ph.D., assistant professor of nutrition at MSU Denver. “These companies have spent years and millions of dollars on researching these products – and consumers can tell.” Photo courtesy of Impossible Foods.
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