Monthly Archives: October 2012

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Ski season approaches

The temperatures are dropping and the snow guns are in place. This can mean only one thing – ski season is quickly approaching. For those who have been anxiously waiting for the lifts to begin running, the wait is over. It is time to pull out the winter gear and take advantage of what the Rocky Mountains have to offer.

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Cooking Corner: Pumpkin Pie

It is that time of the year again. The leaves are falling and the holidays are just around the corner. As Thanksgiving approaches, there is much to look forward to including a break from classes, a delicious dinner, and of course, dessert. In the spirit of fall, pumpkin pie is a perfect dish for those who indulge in the holidays. The following recipe is perfect for those who enjoy the spices and flavors of the season.

Classical violin plus Dubstep equal YouTube sensation

YouTube sensation Lindsey Stirling is perhaps the only violin artist to combine the classic violin with the modern dubstep style. Her love of music began at the age of five when she finally convinced her mom to let her take bi-weekly violin lessons. Other than the violin, Stirling fell in love with dance, but could not afford dance lessons so she did what any tech savvy girl would do and learned from videos on YouTube. She taught herself a variety of moves and techniques, including how to moonwalk.

The Knight, the Seer and the Child: Adina

The thoughts of those around her buzzed like flies in her mind, yet she kept her focus on Brennus. She fought to keep her face expressionless, but soon the strain from her power began to show on her face. Just before she decided to let go, Adina noticed Brennus grab a pendant around his neck. A sudden surge of power emanated from him, nearly breaking her connection. Adina took a deep breath and opened her mind a little more, reaching out to Brennus’ mind.

Stars above Mines: Folly of the anthropocentric bias

The single greatest weakness of humanity in dealing with the vast reality of space is our own vanity. In the mind’s eye, humanity, the Earth, our star, and our solar system itself hold some sort of magic that sets this realm apart from any other. From the roots of existence, our species has always assigned something special to our own residence. It began as a belief in the superiority of one’s region, but eventually expanded to encompass the whole globe.

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Gear Review: POC Lobes goggles

When it comes to ski season, most people immediately jump to the newest skis, but even the best pair of skis will not do any good without a good pair of goggles. The POC Lobes goggles provide maximum visibility, comfort and style. Swedish architect Sigurd Lewerentz designed the goggles with a lens that snaps onto the frame as opposed to the traditional style with the lens set into the frame. By mounting the lens on the outer edge of the frame, POC was able to greatly increase visibility. The lenses are made so that they stay firmly in place, but are still easily exchangeable. The lenses are tough so they do not easily crack. One would only need to change lenses if the conditions change.

Advance Wars gets a dark re-imagining

Often, being a student means not having the budget to buy the newest video games. Although the most current games are hot, new, and fun, they do not always outshine their previously released peers. Older games are still fun, and many still love to play them. One such example is an under appreciated classic released for the Nintendo DS, “Advance Wars: Days of Ruin.”

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