This week in college football was exhilarating in every sense of the word, filled with spectacular plays and thrilling matches as well as a titanic shakeup at the top of the standings. An incredible eight games involving ranked teams were decided by three points or fewer. There were statement games and pesky underdogs, frantic comebacks, and several instances in which Arkansas skill players flagrantly violated several laws of physics. In short, it was a beautiful weekend of football, and it could have been remembered as one of the greater fall Saturdays in recent memory. If only.
Women’s Soccer – #9 Mines 2, CMU 0 – Allison Oien scored her first goal of the year, Megan Woodworth scored her twelfth of the year, and Tournament MVP Penny Rogers made two saves in the shutout as Mines won its first ever RMAC Tournament Title.
The Oredigger football team was literally run over in their season finale. The #5 Nebraska Kearney Lopers tallied a total of 319 rushing yards on the day en route to a 45-21 victory over #20 Mines during the Orediggers’ final regular season game Saturday at Cope Stadium in Kearney, Nebraska.
Seven years ago, the only soccer at Mines was the Men’s team practicing on the Intramural fields just west of campus. The next year, the Lady Orediggers were awarded a varsity soccer team. That year Mines finished a respectable 7-8 despite limited equipment and no real practice facility.
With construction on Maple Plaza coming to a close, the issue of bike riding on the new campus thoroughfare has become a hot topic. In a recent interview with “The Oredigger,” Chief of Police George Hughes explained that bike riding is not allowed on the plaza and that riders must dismount once they reach its boundaries. To gauge whether or not students agree with the restriction on bicycle riding, Minds at Minds asks, “Should bikes be allowed on the new campus walkways? Why or why not?”
The other day I walked up to Brown Building to do some homework. The time was about 9:45 PM on Tuesday night. When I got there, I expected to just walk right in and hopefully snag a study room or a table. To my shock and disbelief, the door was locked. No worries, I will just try the others, maybe one of the custodians just mistakenly locked the door. To my further dismay and unhappiness, all the doors were locked. “What is this crap,” I thought to myself. “Why is an academic building locked down on a weeknight?” Thinking it was just a fluke, I went to CTLM to study, thinking that just having a desk would be adequate for the night. Not ideal, but it will work.
Parker’s article concerning the Occupy Movement is a typical opinion based entirely inside the mind of someone that has been inculcated by our current technocratic society, without regard for a historical reference as to why “the 99% that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1%” are behaving as they are. The following comes from page 580 of Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States:
The unemployment rate is hovering at 9.1%, America is over $14 trillion in debt, every major city is currently being occupied by its own citizens in protest, and yet the majority of the American public are more concerned with what happens to Conrad Murphy and Lindsay Lohan.
This time of the year is a time for celebration among Indians, as the Hindus celebrate one of their most important festivals of the year, Diwali, which means “festival of lights.” Last week, the Indian Student Association of the Colorado School of Mines celebrated Diwali with music, dancing, and, of course, great food.