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Uproar Music Festival

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Written by Curt Dennis

Posted on 15 September 2014

It seems that when large entertainment tours roll through Denver, a problem arises. Mayhem Festival, featuring the likes of Korn and Avenged Sevenfold, decided they needed two days and two different venues to perform at; the Oddball Comedy Tour had one of the smallest lineups for their Red Rocks show; Riot Fest, as was all over the news, got kicked out of their initial venue and moved to Sports Authority Field. Uproar wasn't any different, opting for only half of their talent to rock the 1st Bank Center. Luckily, the artists that performed were some of the top bands on the tour.

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Entering a Rumor: Chapter 2: Disturbed

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Written by Kathy Cheng

Posted on 15 September 2014

The trees swayed slightly in the gentle breeze, their leaves rustling as a horse thundered by. Isidore leaned forward in his saddle, ducking underneath the branches that wanted to introduce him to the hard surface of the forest floor. Experienced hands tugged gently on the reins of his mare, bringing her to a slow stop before dismounting.

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Geek of the Week: Bradley Wilson, Senior, Geophysics

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Written by Katerina Gonzales

Posted on 07 September 2014

gotw-Bradley-WilsonSome students think they have a good idea where they will end up in the long run, but for most students, life is a journey figured out on the way. Senior Bradley Wilson definitely identifies with the latter, and has had an interesting route from considering a liberal arts school to ending up playing with data on MATLAB.

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Golden Farmer's Market

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Written by Evan Ford

Posted on 07 September 2014

Golden-Farmer's-MarketThere is an event in the parking lot of the Golden Library that may rival the joys of sleeping in on Saturday mornings.

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Faculty Spotlight: Rod Switzer

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Written by Magnus Chun

Posted on 07 September 2014

Faculty-spotlight-picture"Even though we are in Colorado, we still haven't legalized dividing by 0." Professor Rod Switzer brings humor into his lectures from every possible angle (no pun intended). This is one of the reasons why most students have enjoyed taking his classes. He is able to make students laugh and smile during his job as lecturer at Colorado School of Mines.

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Entering a Rumor Chapter One: Charred Ashes

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Written by Kathy Cheng

Posted on 07 September 2014

Fire was spreading from house to house, consuming the wood as the kindling it was. Had one looked closely, there were bodies littering the dirt paths, most donning fatal wounds and if they didn't, they were charred beyond recognition. There was next to nothing left in the once populated village. Death has visited, collecting the souls of the departed.

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Full STEAM Ahead: Local Gallery Connects Art and Science

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Written by Katrina San Nicolas

Posted on 07 September 2014

CrystalMill2While pursuing math, science, and engineering at Colorado School of Mines might seem a world away from art, a quaint brick building at the corner of 15th Street and Washington Avenue links technicality and creativity. The Foothills Art Center was founded in 1968 by a group of local artists seeking to move their sidewalk watercolor show indoors. In the 40 years since, the center has evolved into a National Historic Landmark, a thriving business, and a source of community pride for citizens of Golden.

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Club Spotlight: Residence Hall Association

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Written by Magnus Chun

Posted on 07 September 2014

club spotlight picture 2Have you ever thought that sharing bathrooms and waiting in lines to take showers in the traditional residence halls are a bit tedious? Do you have concerns regarding anything on campus? Do you live in a residence hall? If the answer is yes to any of those questions, Residence Hall Association is a great way to voice those opinions. New students and returning students who want to be more involved on campus and discuss ideas regarding Mines can join RHA. RHA president Kelsie Merchant explains, "At RHA, you are always welcome regardless of whether you came to our first meetings or not." RHA's mission statement is "a forum for creative, social programming aimed to unite and improve communication between residents and Residence Life staff across campus. Through its efforts, RHA strives to foster a positive and healthy campus community supportive of diverse identities and ideas." In essence, RHA is an organization where all residents in Mines can come to have their ideas heard.

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Mindful Meditation Workshop

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Written by Elizabeth Starbuck

Posted on 27 April 2014

Meditation-Pic-1Meditation is an incredible tool for strengthening the mind and body. Last week Lindsay Gonzalez lead a Meditation Workshop put on by BeWell and Student Activities. The workshop had a great turn out, almost 35 people, the positive and happy energy could be felt throughout the room.

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"Engineering and art just two different types of creation"

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Written by Katerina Gonzales

Posted on 27 April 2014

Interview with Ian Stone, Editor in Chief of High Grade

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Geek of the Week: Kassie Hudson (Freshman, Petroleum Engineer)

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Written by Jacqueline Feuerborn

Posted on 27 April 2014

GOTW_-Kassie-HudsonEveryone at Colorado School of Mines has their own story. Some people come from far away countries, while others come from here in Golden but each one has a unique personality and reason for coming to Mines. Kassie Hudson made her way here from Texas, a place that can seem very far away and strange but she has quickly adjusted to life here at Mines.

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Club Spotlight: ETA (Equality Through Awareness)

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Written by Jacqueline Feuerborn

Posted on 27 April 2014

Some of the clubs on campus have been here for longer than anyone can remember but there are also some newer ones that are popping up all of the time. One of these new clubs is ETA (Equality Through Awareness). They began in the early Fall so they are still completing their first year as a club on the Colorado School of Mines campus. ETA was created by a group of women in the Physics department. When the Oredigger talked to their new president, Libby Booton, about what ETA was she said, "ETA (Equality Through Awareness) is a group that focuses on promoting diversity in STEM fields, mainly Physics." There are three main things that ETA does: discussion groups, speakers, and their mentoring program.

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Saving Mr. Banks Only Tells Part of the Story

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Written by Hope Sisley

Posted on 20 April 2014

Saving-Mr-Banks-Still-Photo-Colin-FarrellIn the tradition of 2004's "Finding Neverland" (the story behind the creation of Peter Pan) comes "Saving Mr Banks," the story behind the creation of Mary Poppins. The film tells two stories simultaneously: that of Mary Poppins' creator's childhood, and that of Walt Disney's battle to secure the film rights from her. The fact that the majority of the audience know how the story ends does not stop the film from being entertaining or engaging - even delightful. But, as with most Disney productions, the events shown in the movie have been cleaned up a bit, and some of the darker aspects were left out altogether.

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