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Morals for Your Story

Morals for your story: 2-28-11

Dilemma

I work for a small engineering firm in the Golden area and I have run into an ethical dilemma. I work as an intern and I am striving for a full time position at the firm when I graduate in May. I am currently assigned to work with a co-worker on a project that requires significant amounts of experimentation and report writing. The co-worker has been with the firm for several years and he is in a position to influence the owner about whether or not to hire me in May.

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Satire

Advice from crazy people

Dear AFCP,
I need money. I’m a college student, what do you expect? I’ve donated blood a couple times before, but I recently heard that you can actually sell blood plasma and even whole blood. So of course, that sounds really great to me. I’m healthy and there are people who need that stuff more than me. But I talked about it with my mom and she flipped out!

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Music

Colorado Sounds 2: Free, fresh and local

In late 2009 The Oredigger’s music blog Something Like Sound released Colorado Sounds, a compilation of music from the Centennial State. Two years later Colorado Sounds Volume 2 is making its debut with an expanded roster and greater diversity of sound. The new release comes just weeks before Denver bands and fans swarm Austin, TX for the annual SXSW conference (where download cards for this free compilation will be liberally distributed). My hope is that this release will help stimulate minds and ears at CSM so that students might be willing to venture into the booming Denver music scene.

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Features

This Week in Colorado History: Success and summer

In late February of 1907, The Colorado Transcript reports, Rev. W. N. Friend offered a paper entitled “The Geography of Hell” at a Foothill club meeting.  The paper was interesting enough to draw two scholars from Denver, Dr. David Utter and Rev. H.W. Pinkham, who were welcomed by the club.  Somehow, the paper managed to discuss the geography of hell in a manner that circumvented the club prohibition on religion.  The Colorado Transcript commented, “It was a most interesting evening and the means of enlightening many of the club men on the nature of the after-punishment they are to receive.”

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Lifestyle

The stars shine brightly above Mines: Finding a Planet that isn’t there

The field of astronomy is one that is extremely vulnerable to hype and over-dramaticism; very few examples can compare to the hype surrounding the current fascination with new planetary bodies within our own solar system. Our solar system is surrounded by clouds of gas and rocks, dotted with the occasional plutonid dwarf planet. While these small planet are truly deserving of our interest and focus as they represent a time in the solar system that we cannot understand by looking at our much closer neighbors, there has recently been a rush of hypotheses looking into the idea of a larger planet resting on the outskirts of our home system.

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Music

Producers in Music

Behind most songs today, there is not usually one artist or composer. In fact, it usually takes multiple artists and groups, sometimes a continent away, to make a single piece. With this, one of the most important people in the process of making a song is the producer. It is the producer, in hip-hop, that designs a beat to a set of lyrics or a beat to give other artists inspiration. This week’s music review will focus on two of hip-hops most famous composer, Dr. Dre and DJ Premier.

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Movies

Movie Review: King’s Speech

A movie about British royalty giving speeches to British people actually has a good chance to be one of the greatest movies of the year. “The King’s Speech” is the story of England’s king who, although he could not even say a full sentence, ultimately led his country through the second world war.

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Cooking Corner

Cooking Corner: Deep Fried Twinkies: Interesting, to say the Least

The third food to be fried this month is the Hostess Twinkie. This almost completely unnatural food could only be made more unhealthy by the simple art of deep frying. The Twinkie itself is shrouded in mystery. Rumors have speculated that it can even survive a nuclear holocaust, as long as it is not within the direct blast radius of the bomb’s impact. The oldest rumor of all that follows the Twinkie is the fact they never expire. The only ingredients required to make this dish are a Hostess Twinkie and a large vat of heated oil. 

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Student Organizations

Students take the polar plunge

February midterms got you down? Try jumping into Clear Creek. You might not take your fun-finding to such an extreme, but Zach Szlendak does. He is trying to bring the craze to Mines with the Polar Bear Club.

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Lifestyle

Beer Review: Unibroue La Fin du Monde

Belgium has a long tradition of brewing strong, full-flavored beers. Many recipes started life in Trappist monasteries and often include special ingredients such as spices, caramelized sugar, and special strains of yeast and bacteria. Beer is often categorized by strength, with tripel, or 9% alcohol, being the strongest.