Articles by Katrina San Nicolas

Katrina San Nicolas

While I love math and science, writing for the newspaper gives my life balance and allows me to meet lots of great new people. I am a Chemical Engineering major and I am also involved in Alpha Phi Omega (APO) and the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). When I am free from my studies, I enjoy traveling with my family, jogging, and baking. If you have an article idea or know of an event or person on campus that should be featured, let me know!


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New Initiative On Campus: Orediggers Connect

For many engineering students, there is a major dichotomy between university studies and life in the real world. While the academic curriculum emphasizes technical learning and problem-solving skills, engineers in industry rely upon a network of strong connections and effective communicative abilities as well. “In the working world it’s a balance of everything,” expressed Allison…

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Club Spotlight: Club for Creative Anachronism

As they study the latest technological and engineering developments, some Mines students simultaneously practice the arts and sciences of the medieval time period. Scola Metallorum, which translates to “School of Metals,” is the CSM student chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA). “The SCA is a huge international organization,” stated Alex Abrams-Flohr, a sophomore…

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Students Enjoy Food, Games, and Dinosaurs at the Annual E-Days Carnival

As the sun made a late E-Days appearance Saturday afternoon, students, faculty, and Golden community members gathered on the IM fields to celebrate the annual carnival. The “So What Brothers” band played a mix of lively music for the occasion. Mines’ organizations sponsored several carnival games and activities, including a bean bag game about consent…

Mines Students Testify on Bill to End Conversion Therapy

While the legislative process may sometimes seem far removed from engineering, two Mines students are utilizing their experiences and involvement to advocate for the abolition of conversion therapy. Colorado HB1156 prohibits licensed health professionals from performing conversion therapy on patients under the age of 18. The bill defines conversion therapy as “efforts that seek to…

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Mines Supports Students Eager to Solve Grand Challenges

From making solar energy economical, to preventing nuclear terror, the engineers of the future have a number of difficult tasks to contend with. While traditional engineering degrees equip students with technical knowledge and training, the Engineering Grand Challenges Program seeks to give students the specific mindset, experiences, and inspiration necessary to tackle the world’s most…

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