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Haunted lab shows the spooky side of physics

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Sports

The Football Informant: Apocalypse now, Tuscaloosa style

After a sluggish start to the season that featured an eight-team logjam of unbeaten sides through seven weeks, the chaos of conference play has erupted in full. In quick succession, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Clemson, and Kansas State absorbed their first losses to drop essentially out of the national title picture, for now. Arkansas and Stanford barely held on to their spots in the pecking order, and suddenly the title chase is the clearest it has been all season. But upsets giveth, and upsets taketh away, and it would only take a few more critical slip-ups to create a chaotic mix of six or seven one-loss teams and an unbeaten Boise State. Speaking for all football fans, I would love to see the BCS sort that one out. Meanwhile, here is my second Top Ten ranking, which once again attempts to reflect which teams are the best in college football.

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Weekly Sports Recap: 10/31/11

Oredigger athletics results as of 12:00 AM Sunday:

Oct. 23:
MSoccer – Reigs 3, #23 CSM 2 – Mines surrendered three first-half goals as they fell to the Rangers 3-2. Goalkeeper Manville Strand made six saves while Tesho Akindele scored his 13th goal of the year and Baski Baker scored his seventh of the year in the loss.
WSoccer – #19 CSM 2, Adams St 2 2OT – Adams State scored two goals in the final ten minutes to earn the tie. Goalkeeper Amy Hegarty made three saves and Megan Woodworth scored her sixth and seventh goals of the season in the tie.

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Minds at Mines

Mind at Mines: Snow day snowfall?

Students know that CSM is a very academically intense school. With few days off and classes even on Labor Day, it is very likely that students will have class every time it is scheduled. During snowy months, however, every storm brings hope of that elusive day off. It may take a miracle snowfall for classes to be cancelled, but with the unpredictability of weather in Colorado, any snow storm could be the one. To get a perspective on just what needs to happen for classes to be cancelled, Minds at Mines asks, “How much does snow is necessary for a snow day at Mines?”

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Swimming & Diving

Swimming competes against Colorado Mesa and Colorado Morningside

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News

Maritime disputes in East Asia

“Japan, China and the U.S. have some overlapping interests and some conflicting interests in terms of maritime security in East Asia,” said Dr. Yoichiro Sato, Director International Strategic Studies at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University. Sato provided the Hennebach Program in the Humanities Department with a lecture entitled “China, Japan, and Maritime Disputes in East Asia,” in which he discussed his research on the maritime security.

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Mines campus quarantined by Humans versus Zombies

Wondering why there are students running around campus with Nerf guns and foam swords? Or why orange bandannas seem to be the latest fashion trend? It’s just that time of year again folk, it’s humans versus zombies.

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Opinion

Herman Cain 999 to give tax breaks to the few

Presidential candidate Herman Cain recently proposed his 9-9-9 tax reform plan which enforces a 9% sales tax, 9% income tax, and a 9% business tax. This plan is intended to give a fair flat tax and eliminate class discrimination by a varied tax rate, but studies have shown that the flat tax could actually cause more problems than it would solve.

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Pro Herman Cain 9-9-9 Plan

April 15th is tax day. To most Americans the approach of this day is filled with I-9s, W-2s, 1040’s or 1040x, and a wide range of other federal, state, and local tax forms. This may all change though if Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 plan is put into action.

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Athlete of the Week: Amanda Massey, Senior, Football

She was named the NCAA Division II National Player of the Week twice in September. Three times she has been named RMAC/Baden Player of the Week, and for the past three weeks has been awarded RMAC/Baden Setter of the Week honors. In four seasons as an Oredigger, she has accumulated a program record 2,912 assists. She is the lone senior member of the Lady Orediggers Volleyball team currently ranked 21st in the nation and her name is Amanda Massey.