Opinion

Nick Sammons
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Work and Reward

International Day- an event where people of different nationalities and cultures came together to experience different traditions- was held here at Mines around Thanksgiving Break. There was food, there were performances, and everyone was just being themselves. Needless to say, it was a great experience. Peru’s performance was a dance put on by two different…

Two single engine Cessna aircraft flying over Kaibab National Forest
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Student Perspectives: America From Above

As engineers and scientists Mines’ graduates have a unique responsibility to make ethical decisions that can directly affect our public lands, including national parks, monuments, forests, and recreation areas. I had the privilege, as a participant in the 2016 EcoFlight student program, Flight Across America (FLAA), to gain insight into the influence engineers and scientists…

Otherside

John Oliver, an HBO comedian, recently placed a spotlight on the issue of opioid abuse in America. He pointed out 30,000 people die in America every year from overdoses and 2.6 million Americans struggle with addiction. That is almost an entire percentage point of the American population. His spotlight reminded me of a trend in…

Post Election Thoughts

“A house divided against itself cannot stand” ~ Abraham Lincoln It is the afternoon of Wednesday November 9th and I am sitting in Periodic Table trying to put to paper my thoughts after this election. Periodic table is not empty but it is far too quiet, and the entire campus seems quieter than usual today….

The Electoral College

The Electoral College, the body of 538 delegates who vote for the president in December, the body created by the constitution, is inherently undemocratic. There I said it, but before you start burning effigies hear me out. We fervently believe in democracy, because it is what makes our country so amazing. We have a society…

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