Geek of the Week
The geeks at Mines come in all different varieties with varying types of geekiness. “Compared to this school, I’m quite normal,” laughed Andrea Christians. But to those not at Mines and even those not in Geology, as Andrea is, she certainly is qualified as a geek; both outstanding and out standing in the field. Between homework, field trips, and watching Netflix, Andrea found time to chat with The Oredigger about her geekiness.
Mines, as most people know, is positively brimming with geeks. However, it takes a special kind of person and a very particular kind of geek to take on the responsibility and sometimes insanity that comes with being an RA. Enter Katie Sexton, an RA from the proud hall of Randall who is most definitely geeky enough to earn her place in this school.
Of the 30% of CSM students who are from out-of-state, the majority are from Texas, but Californians are represented well. Junior Roy Bowling is one of these. Roy's love of physics drew him to Mines, but he now is one of about 30 geophysics geeks in his class. The Oredigger found some time to talk to Roy after his Magnetic Methods exam.
Many Mines students proudly identify themselves to the world as all-out nerds. Others, however, tend to shy away from even the mere label of "geek." Nonetheless, the thirst for knowledge and the masochistic tendency to seek out academic challenge is a bond common to most all Mines students, including sophomore Matthew Brandt.