Daily Archives: March 23, 2014

Orediggers Fall short in NCAA Tourney

In what would prove to be the final game of the season for the No. 13 Colorado School of Mines men’s basketball team, the Orediggers fell once again to the Metro State Roadrunners. After falling behind the No. 1 team in the country by 16 late in the second half, the Orediggers cut the lead to three in the waning seconds only to lose by four, 86-82.

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Minds at Mines: Best movie of the year (so far)

Every semester is different, and that means the amount of movies watched per semester is different for many students. Yet, even with a small sample size, it seems that most Mines students have been able to chill out, relax, and see a film, whether it just premiered like “Divergent”, or it has been a childhood favorite like “Anastasia”. We wanted to know the best movies out there that Mines kids are watching right now, so this week, Mines at Mines asked, “What has been the best movie you’ve seen this semester?”

Timeline of MH370

The disappearance of flight MH370 has left the world in shock. In such an interconnected world, it seemed impossible to lose something as large as a Boeing 777. However, the unthinkable became reality on Saturday, March 8 when 239 souls disappeared without a trace.

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Snowball Music Festival Preview

In a few short weeks, Colorado’s largest music festival will be setting up shop at The Park at Sports Authority Field at Mile High and fans of hip hop and electric dance music (EDM) from across the globe will be heading to Denver to witness it all at Snowball 2014. With four separate concert venues in the Park itself, the stage is set for three days of constant music beginning Friday, April 4th and running through Sunday the 6th. Headlined by local favorite Pretty Lights, Aussie duo Knife Party, and upstart GRiZ, as well as over 60 artists from around the world. This year’s Snowball schedule is shaping up to be one of the best installments of the event since it began in 2011.

Scientific discoveries this week: 3/24/14

South Pole – Researchers at the Amundsen–Scott South Pole Station have detected waves of gravitational energy in the oldest light detectable by telescopes. This is being seen as a residual marker for the exponential growth of the universe in the first trillionths of a trillionth of a trillionth of a second of the universe, giving large amounts of support to the Big Bang theory. The discovery has been confirmed to five-sigma values.

Headlines from around the world: 3/24/14

Towns across the United States are opposing the increasing militarization of local police forces. Grants from the Department of Homeland Security have been funding the purchase of heavily fortified vehicles for use by police forces. Peter Kraska, a professor in the School of Justice Studies at Eastern Kentucky University, links the antipathy towards police militarization to revelations about the extent of government spying programs.

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Tycho – Awake

Producing music under the name of Tycho, Scott Hansen is an electronic musician and artist from Sacramento, California. His latest album, “Awake,” was released on March 18 of this year. It has been nearly two full years since the last full album release, “Dive,” which was unveiled in September of 2012.

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