Monthly Archives: September 2012

Margaret Atwood: The Year of the Flood

A full-house audience in Shove Chapel at Colorado College rose for a standing ovation of Margaret Atwood at her recent address. Atwood’s lecture at Colorado College focused on key aspects of survival, as highlighted by her life and numerous literary works; in particular her novel “The Year of the Flood.” Atwood has 18 honorary degrees from universities around the world and has received most of the notable literary honors worldwide.

Why you need to know CASA

CASA, the Center for Academic Services and Advising, provides academic advising for first and second year students. In addition, CASA hosts academic services such as Tutoring, Academic Excellence Workshops, and facilitates CSM 101. CASA is part of the makeover that the Colorado School of Mines has been undergoing this past year in order to enhance the undergraduate experience.

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Club Sport of the Week: Women’s Soccer

Although women’s soccer has had leagues in Europe as far back as 1930 and international competitions that date back to the 1950’s, the US did not begin to have organized women’s soccer until the late 1970’s. The early 1980’s saw the spread of varsity college team and the creation of the national squad, but it was not until 1995 that the first national women’s league started and not until 2001 that the first professional league began. Even after the slow start in America, women’s soccer is now fueled by a highly successful national team (multiple Olympic gold and silver medals and two World Cup titles) and enormous participation at the youth level.
Even though organized soccer has been predominately a man’s game for much of the sport’s history, women who lived before the 19th century often participated in “pick-up” games with participants from neighboring villages. These games had a rugby-type feel to them, as they were generally an all-out riot that were continually suppressed by the government. The game became more modernized during World War I, when a factory in Preston, England had a women versus men game. The score was not reported, but the fact that the women (who at the time weren’t supposed to be working outside the home) had played a game that was seen by many allowed the game to become more and more popular. The factory’s team played for more than 50 years, hosting charity matches to help raise money for the war effort.

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Guild Wars 2 rocks MMO foundations

World of Warcraft, Runescape, and EVE Online dominate in an otherwise stagnant video game genre known as MMOs (Massively Multi-player Online). Now, a new MMO seeks to squeeze out the competition with a fresh style of both artistic combat and creative story telling. Released last month, Guild Wars 2, an MMO designed by Seattle-based gaming company Arenanet, allows characters to fulfill their role in an ever changing world full of monsters, conspiracy theories, and constant attacks from unintelligent rabble.

Music Review: P!nk’s Truth About Love

Billboard magazine named her the number one pop artist of the decade in 2009. Forbes named her the 27th most powerful celebrity in the world. She has three Grammys, five MTV VMAs, and two BRIT awards. Alecia Moore is one of the best-selling artists of all time and with her latest release “The Truth About Love” P!nk continues to deliver the top-quality kind of entertainment that has earned her numerous accolades.

Movie Review: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter…and Spring

“Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter…and Spring” is a South Korean film chronicling the life of a boy raised by a Holy Master. The two live in a small temple built on a floating platform in the middle of a lake. To get on and off the platform, they must use a boat and paddle back and forth. The film is set in modern times, but the isolation of their environment and archaic lifestyle creates a whimsical world of ancient splendor.

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