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The Metropolitan is a weekly, student-run newspaper serving the Auraria Campus in downtown Denver since 1979.

Transcript of Volume 9, Issue 20 - Feb. 20, 1987

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    Bob Haas Lofty Th111'1Dt81l'

    In the park, sitting. Setting, it leaves nothing that

    wasn't there before. But now alone, the sky expands, the trees swell. Conception at dusk.

    An evening winter growing strong.

    February 30, 198'7 The Metropolitan

    Senses excited, confused, play now by different rules. A heavy fragrance of sound compels deep breath, quiet smile.

    These kids, screaming and sliding and swinging for fun. (How soon they'll learn that fun is for sun.)

    And dogs. Dogs everywhere.

    Red dogs and black, little dogs and shepard dogs. Dogs circling and wildly panting, barking and yapping and running around.

    The bugs that were buzzing. have left, disturbed by tobacco smoke. Sorry about the smoke, but it's winter, and they may go. home tonight and die anyway.

    Sunset A tiny bug crawls slowly across.

    the pale gun-metal ceiling sky. ..i... Through the lights of its win-dows people look down at the wondering. Thinking of nothing .and writing it down. But they've got someplace to go. \

    There are birds, a duck passes by. D


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    Finally by Sean-Michael Giimore

    Sitting in class, listening to a lecture on a subject that's as dry as your throat, dreaming of a frosty one.

    But where to have it? Lets face it, the Mere and the Mis-

    sion are fine for an emergency 3.2 but as a real adult type bar they're pretty lame.

    Imagine a great bar. No, imagine a great student bar. A comfortable but ~ rugged place right next door to cam-

    pus where a guy (or gal) can hang out with no hassles. Maybe a place with chest high barrels of free peanuts with the floor covered in shells. And 25 dif-ferent kinds of - wait 50 different -no, wait, 100 different kinds of beer.

    -'- Specials for students every day of the week and maybe something to eat like deli sandwiches and the worlds best hot dog with nothing o~er, say, $5.

    Well, someone lias already imagined it.

    Steele Platt, owner of Kailua's res-taurant, is building just such a bar at the Tivoli in the old machine shop underneath the four-story smokestack. The new bar, to be called The Boiler Room, will be a place where "students can hang out," according to Platt.

    '!'" "We wanted to build a bar that would be comfortable for the (Aura-ria) students."

    Platt is one of a group of bright young men who are all recent gradu-ates of Denver University's Hotel and Restaurant Management Program and who have been changing Denver's res-taurant scene.

    Platt' s Kailua's is already well knoWn for its Hawaiian decor, rock and roll sushi bar and the Pink Wave - a pink Cadillac that transports diners free of

    t charge. Kailua's, however, has never caught

    on with the students. "Although we didn't design Kailua's

    Pel>ruary420; 1987 The Metropolitan

    The two huge boilers that once powered the Tivoli brewery will dominate the space of The Boiler Room, a new bar at the Tivoli being designed with students in mind.

    there's a place for us with them in mind, I'm surprised there are not more students who go there," Platt said.

    "Prices at Kailua's are in line with industry standards but they may be a little high for a student's budget."

    Although Kailua's atmosphere is casual, the decor may be too "dainty" and might intimidate a student who just likes to hang out at a comfortable bar, Platt said.

    The Boiler Room won't have that problem, according to Platt.

    "We're going to feature 75 draws and things like the Beer in Your Face Club where, to join, you put on a pon-cho and get a beer thrown on you,"

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    ~ Accessibility to handicapped questioned Student NEA and and Kappa Delta Pi


    by "Cowboy" Marc Rea

    I remember an article I once had read, a few semesters ago, written tongue in cheek by some author whose name I've forgotten, about braving the perils of crossing Lawrence Street, and how he was "courting disaster" by not

    r waiting for the "walk" signal, but dodg-ing the oncoming traffic in a desperate sprint across Lawrence. He then closed the article with an allusion to him searching for the ultimate thrill and challenge in his daredevil dash across Lawrence Street.

    Upon reading it, I realized that he could not find the ultimate challenge until he had spent a Spring semester crossing Lawrence Street in a wheel-chair, as I do every school day.

    The traffic, oftentimes, is one of the ~ least worries for me (I can both plainly

    see them and judge their speed). The main problem I have, and I'm sure one that many other wheelchair users share, is the many chuckholes and the gutters, resembling a desert creek bed after a "gully washer," on each side of ~ the "accessible" path.

    The danger lies in these potholes and generally uneven terrain, waiting recep-tacles for my front wheels, which, if I'm not extremely careful, can get jammed in them, causing my wheel-

    (. chair to abruptly stop, pitching me vio-lently to the ground! Then, void of much mobility, the speeding traffic then becomes by main concern.

    When the AHEC administration was appraised of the dangerous situation, the Administration said that in 1988, Lawrence Street V{ould be closed when the new building was opened; and, in any case, they and RTD were still in a legal battle over just who was respon-sible for that. But what about now, I mean, it's a safety hazard now, what about that?

    But the real problem, the problem the administrations of both Metro and AHEC are seemingly ignoring, is the question of accessibility for "handi-capped" students who are attending NOW.

    To most people, Metro seems acces-sible. But those in the know, those using wheelchairs, know better!

    opinion "But," you say, "there are ramps for

    the buildings, elevators, and bathroom stalls with rails in them."

    This may be so, but some ramps are too steep, and often, when it snows, paths are not cleared between them. In fact, sometimes the snow is even piled into their pathway.

    And as far as the bathrooms are con-cerned, only one on campus complies with Section 504' s accessibility require-ments by allowing the door to be able to close with the wheelchair in it. This means you can wave at your friends-

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    presents and even those you don't know, yet -as you go about your daily business; or, if like me, your wheelchair has no brakes, you can watch your only means of conveyance roll away,. out of your reach.

    A Legislative Symposium

    Most students using wheelchairs can learn to overcome the minor problems faced rolling about campus, but the Administration, in their blind ignor-ance of -the problem, has taken away our right of a little privacy, the same privacy afforded to other able bodies students, in an unpleasant daily chore everyone has to do.

    Two Panel Discussions Teacher Certification

    and Evaluation Metro State College-

    21 years