Opinion

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The Ethics of Endowments

The Colorado School of Mines Foundation is a money making machine. A non profit organization headquartered in the Starzer Welcome Center, the main part of its mission is to “advance Mines by raising and managing funds…” and its vision is to “be the essential partner to the entire Mines community…” according to its website. And…

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In Response to ‘A Warning’

The opinion article in last week’s edition of The Oredigger entitled “…And A Warning” made an argument for the shortcomings of today’s youth. I disagreed with it strongly enough that I feel I need to offer my own counterarguments. For a start: the writer had the luxury of comparing a generalization, a non-existent hypothetical youth,…

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Passwords

It is 3:50pm. There are ten minutes before class starts. You forgot to print your homework and the clock is ticking. You attempt to log into Oreprint, but fail. The title text pleads to you, making a strong emotional appeal: “Please login with your multipass credentials.” “Invalid username or password” blares across your screen in…

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The Ease of Civic Duty

In Shannon Pyne’s car, each dashboard ornament, bumper sticker, and piece of garbage in the cup holder tells a story about her and how she lives. The pride of her collection — besides the Ultimate Frisbee team sticker — is a faded “I Voted” sticker. Shannon is many things, but she is most definitely an…

The Curse of Mines

     In 2001, The Oredigger published an article emphasizing this hypothetical “Curse of Mines,” to which I scoffed at and read skeptically – as who was I to believe that my classmates and I were cursed? The author back then probably just had taken a rough heat transfer exam and wrote it out of spite. But,…

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