Daily Archives: March 25, 2012


Rediscovering the tragedy of the RMS Titanic 100 years later

The sinking of the RMS Titanic, the most advanced ship of the day and often called unsinkable, ranks among the most captivating disasters of the early twentieth century. On the cold, clear night of April 15, 1912, the Titanic struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic Ocean and sank below the surface two-and-a-half hours later, coming to rest on the sea bottom over 12,000 feet below. According to most estimates, over 1500 passengers and crew perished in the icy waters that night. As the hundred-year anniversary of the Titanic disaster approaches, modern analytical techniques are bringing new understanding to causes behind the tragedy of the Titanic.


ASCSM Elections

Name: Erin NawackiHometown: Colorado Springs, COCurrent Class (Junior, Senior, etc): SophomoreDepartment: Mining Engineering Campus Activities :-Alpha Phi-SME-ASCSM-Club Tennis-Panhellenic Council Position Running for: Student Body President Why are you running for this position?I am running for Student Body President because I want to help out my fellow Orediggers! Also, I want people to use ASCSM as…

E-Days Preview: Concerts

Friday night’s “Light the Night Dance Party” features a line-up of electronic remix and mash-up bands. Four bands will be featured, each with a unique style that should keep fans entertained and dancing. In a bit of local respect, the opening bands, Catalina Rhyme Mixers and SkywA, both feature students who attend Mines.

Skyler Waggoner will take the stage as the creative mind behind SkywA, and Cooper Newby will perform as one half of the two-man group Catalina Rhyme Mixers. Waggoner is relatively new to the genre, but should provide a fresh performance. Catalina Rhyme Mixers has been mixing together for a while now, and they have played at quite a few college frat houses. This should make them well prepared for the task of entertaining college students with their music.

E-Days Preview: Comedians

The E-pocalypse days have nearly arrived, and the official events begin Thursday, March 29, at 6:30 PM with the annual comedy show in Bunker Auditorium. The show features comedians Andrew Orvedahl and Julian McCullough. They are both funny and entertaining comedians who should put on an excellent show to start off the festivities.

HYDRUS helps model groundwater flow

Even in our technologically advanced culture, groundwater engineering is still one of the more difficult fields to model in engineering. But according to Dr. Jirka Simunek of the University of California at Riverside, the HYDRUS groundwater modeling system is looking to provide answers in this complex area of study.


Minds at Mines: March Madness

Minds at Mines March Madness
Ian Mertz

Compared to sports such as football or baseball, basketball is a high action sport. While the first two may contain plays with flashes of brilliance, the chance of seeing multiple fantastic physical feats in a game of basketball is quite high. It is easy to see then why basketball fans enjoy the game so much. March is a special time of year for basketball fans because of the NCAA Division I National Tournament colloquially known as March Madness. Predicting the tournament winner has become somewhat of a national pastime, so this week, Minds at Mines asks, “Which team do you think will win the division I tournament and why?”

Drinking age should be 18

Back in 1984, lawmakers hoped that increasing the minimum drinking age to 21 would decrease alcohol abuse among college-age students. Nearly thirty years later, we find that has instead encouraged the underaged to take part in dangerous binge drinking.

CSM Baseball bests UNK 2 out of 3 games

The Oredigger Baseball Team snapped a three game losing streak by taking two of three games against the University of Nebraska Kearney.

Mines won the first game on Friday, March 23, in a 15-10 slugfest. The highlight of the game came in the bottom of the seventh when junior Garrett Schirmacher hit a home run to right-center field to put Mines up 14-10. Mines relief pitcher Eric Shannon pitched three-and-a-half innings, and had eight strikeouts while surrendering only two runs. He was awarded with the save for his effort. Mines starter Matt Poulin was credited with his win second win of the year, and the other pitcher of record was Nebraska Kearney’s Cory Ridenour.

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