Only a day after their heartbreakingly close loss to Metro State, the Lady Oredigger basketball team took to the court on Saturday night trying to rebound and pull off a win against Regis, but fell in another tight contest 66-63.
The CSM softball team opened up their season in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Desert Stinger Tournament, as their would-be season opening series at UCCS was postponed due to snow the previous week. The Lady Orediggers suffered tough losses throughout the tournament, falling to Cal State San Bernardino 9-0; California Baptist 16-6; Western Washington 13-5; and Texas Woman’s 10-0.
In front of a near capacity crowd of close to 2,000, the No. 11 Colorado School of Mines men’s basketball team hosted No. 1 ranked Metro State Friday night. Their upset bid fell just short, as Metro capitalized on a couple key turnovers to win a thrilling game by the score of 57-54.
After just falling short of pulling the upset over No. 1 Metro State on Friday night, the Mines men’s basketball team looked to rebound on Saturday evening against Regis. The Orediggers did just that, and in strong fashion as they defeated the Rangers 83-58.
The Colorado School of Mines women’s basketball team squared off against Metro State Friday night at home. The large crowd, given white t-shirts to support the team and create a “white-out”, did their best to will the Orediggers to victory, but they came up short as the buzzer sounded losing to rival Metro State 46-44.
The weather can never be perfect, and in a place like Golden, Colorado, it frequently oscillates between extremes, satisfying one sort of people while annoying the other sorts. The Front Range of Colorado experienced another cold spell last week, with temperatures in the single and negative digits Fahrenheit. A happy normal seems to lie somewhere in the double digit realm, but the low temps do occur, even if it hurts to breath. This week, Minds at Mines asked students, “Would you rather it be below zero, or in triple digit temperatures?”
Some have probably seen the apocalyptic scenes of the Ukrainian protests. With smoke and fire in the background, people wearing gas masks or with bloodied faces, and the police with their shields and full body armor bracing for an angry crowd. What started as peaceful protests in late November escalated when police started using tear gas and batons to control the protesters as they seized government buildings, broke windows, and toppled a statue of Vladimir Lenin in Kiev. As the government took greater measures to stop the protesters, the protesters fought harder to be heard. On January 21, unknown men abducted Igor Lutsenko, a Ukrainian activist and journalist, along with Yuriy Verbytsky, a prominent protester known by the people, from a Kiev hospital. They left Lutsenko in a nearby forest to find his way back to the city while Verbytsky was found dead in a city suburb. Though there were also reports of protesters stabbing three police officers, one of which died later of his wounds, protesters have reported being tortured by the police. Elsewhere, security forces killed three more protesters as security forces moved against Ukrainian protest camps. Ukraine has begun to look like a war zone.
A major breakthrough made by researchers at Tel Aviv University may hold answers pertaining to the origin of the universe. When the first stars formed, the universe was filled with hydrogen atoms. This study suggests that the black holes that formed from these first stars heated the hydrogen gas that filled the universe later than previously estimated. According to Professor Rennan Barkana of Tel Aviv University, the discovery of the delayed heating of the universe results in a “new prediction of an early time at which the sky was uniformly filled with radio waves emitted by the hydrogen gas.”