Daily Archives: April 14, 2013

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Comic Corner: Tek Jansen

Stephen Colbert is well known for his satirical news show, “The Colbert Report,” wherein he has previously featured the animated adventures of Tek Jansen. Jansen is a fictional hero who battles alongside the futuristic Alpha Squad Seven as a patriotic space freedom fighter who bears a strong resemblance to Colbert. This series was popular enough to expand into a full comic. Thus was born the Oni Press’s short series of Stephen Colbert’s Tek Jansen comic books. This review focuses on issues #1 and #2.

Club Spotlight: Cycling

Founded in the 1980s, the Colorado School of Mines cycling team was revamped in 2005. Today, the club has about 35 active members who participate in mountain biking. Types of mountain biking are cross country, short track, downhill and endurance racing, cycle cross, and road racing, including team and individual time trials, criteriums, and road races. The cycling season happens during both the fall and spring semester of school with a short break over winter break. This year’s president, Ian Bloomfield, only participates in the fall, during the downhill mountain biking competitions, but Nick Jimenez, the team treasurer participates in both seasons. Both would vouch that their event is better than the other, but when it comes down to it, they are both bike racing events.

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Club Sport of the Week: Women’s Volleyball

This year, Sydney Liming and John Howard worked together to create a collegiate club volleyball league for Colorado and Wyoming. There has never been such a league within either state. Over the last few years, the team had participated in adult women’s leagues. There are 16 teams from CSM, CSU, CU, DU, CMU, UCD, UNC, and Wyoming that make up the new league. Volleyball played in 6 regional tournaments throughout the 2012-2013 school year, and continually placed at least one team in the top 2 at the tournaments. The tournaments have been held at all of the different schools, with two tournaments being held at Mines.

Baseball Travels to CSU-Pueblo

The Colorado School of Mines baseball team played the CSU-Pueblo Thunderwolves at Rawlings Field, losing the first two games, but taking the nightcap of the Saturday game with a spectacular pitching performance by Blake Dunham.
In the Orediggers’ 4-2 loss on Friday night, sophomore righty Ben Gilman started on the mound and took the loss, as CSUP scored four runs, one of which was earned. The Mines defense committed two errors, but Gilman’s performance was solid overall, including six strikeouts. Freshman righty Michael Tanner relieved Gilman with two innings of no-hit ball.

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