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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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Sports

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.

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Mines Football wins 27-16 against Adams State.

With the Orediggers leading late, it was the defense’s turn to preserve the lead and stave off a late comeback as Mines defeated Adams State College 27-16 Saturday at Rex Stadium for their third straight victory.

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Weekend at Mines is a win

Weekends in the resident halls once forced students to either go home or stay on campus to do homework, but now a new initiative called Weekend at Mines (WAM) aims to provide students with an escape from their weekend boredom.

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This Week in Colorado History: Suspicious Strangers and Teacher Training

Rancher E. Steffan and his wife became local heroes this week in 1906 when they captured an intruder in their home on Saturday, October 27, 1906. The couple had just woken up when “there came a demand for admission from without and a burly stranger with a gun in his hand stepped in and demanded that he be given shelter,” reported “The Colorado Transcript.”

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Orchestra/Silent Movie – Nosferatu

The recent “Twilight” movies, which feature sparkly vampires who madly fall in love with, marry, and then impregnate innocent teenage girls, have destroyed the reputation of the once ferocious movie monster. Vampires used to be scary, but now they are laughable.

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How we helped create Bieber Fever

Lately, it has been hard to deny the decay occurring in the art industry. In film, two of the top five earners for the week of October 24, 2011, “Footloose” and “The Three Musketeers,” contain plots identical to similar movies released in the past. In literature, Bill O’Reilly is the current owner of the most popular hardcover nonfiction book. And of course, in music, Bieber is the king.

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Music

Music Review: The Sidewinder by Lee Morgan

“The Sidewinder” by Lee Morgan accomplishes the rare feat of hitting on every tune. Recorded in 1963, and released in 1964, it is a perfect example of the hard bop style. With catchy compositions and solos, the album can certainly be defined as a Jazz classic that anyone can listen to and enjoy.