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MSU Denver RED’s top 5 stories of 2018

Revisit your favorite articles, and see what you might have missed.

By Alex Pasquariello

January 7, 2019

Two men lifting weightsIn July, Metropolitan State University of Denver launched RED (Relevant. Essential. Denver), a digital journalism initiative focusing on the Mile High City’s economic, scientific and cultural sectors through the lens of the University’s faculty, alumni, students and partners.

RED’s top stories in 2018 shined a light on the scourge of human trafficking in Colorado, exposed the lack of services available to female military veterans and celebrated the leaders of Denver’s LGBTQ movement.

1. Under lock and key

A local nonprofit fights to end human trafficking by influencing policy, training responders, empowering survivors and more.

2. Try the $10 Challenge

How to feed a family of four on a budget without skimping on taste or nutrition.

3. Missing in action: support for female veterans

As women become a larger part of active military and veteran populations, services for them lag behind. A new scholarship hopes to help.

4. 25 years of pride

How Colorado’s first on-campus LGBTQ support organization was formed, how it has made a difference and what’s next.

5. Redefining masculinity

Negative societal norms may shorten the otherwise healthy lives of men. Here’s what we can do about it.

What will 2019 bring? Look for the biweekly RED newfeed in your email, and send us your story ideas.

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