Last week, the Mines campus found itself in the midst of a zombie outbreak. Onlookers jumped back in fear, staff members watched and laughed, and tour groups stared on in amazement as 99 students ran around campus with orange bandanas trying to tag, shoot (with foam darts), or whack one another.
Some geeks make it through this school with the assurance that engineers, scientists, and general nerds either rule the world already or are going to rule it very soon. Most are subtle about a conscious or sub-conscious desire to reign over all. Then there are people like Eileen Hartsock, who are very adamant about their plans to rule over all of humanity. This environmental engineer granted “The Oredigger” an exclusive interview before she enacted her secret plans to declare herself supreme ruler of the Earth.
In “Rooms Filled with Light,” Fanfarlo presents an entirely different sound than in their first album, “Reservoir.” The first track, “Replicate,” contains many of the same prevalent strings as some of the tracks from “Reservoir,” but the song teeters with vocals that break out from that routine. For another band, this could result in a song that spends the whole time building towards an explosion, but burns out before it gets there. Instead, Fanfarlo uses it as a launching point for the album. Listeners cling to Simon Balthazar’s voice as he leads them into the next song, “Destruction,” which begins with the same synthetic start as some of the songs from “Reservoir.” It then busts into some surf rock mixed with ’80s style pop. Needless to say, “Destruction” resonates as the catchiest song on the album.
For the serious baker, or for those craving a truly decadent dessert, a brownie-bottom cheesecake offers the best of two worlds by combining classic favorites. Be forewarned, this recipe requires a bit more effort than the usual cooking corner, but the result is well-worth the effort. (Recipe is courtesy of www.justapinch.com)
Minds at Mines Humans vs. Zombies
While normally considered a peaceful place, twice a year the Colorado School of Mines becomes the site of an epic battle for survival. The event, known as Humans vs. Zombies, pits student against student in a week-long series of missions and activities planned by the Mines Urban Gaming Club. In a neutral, indoor site, Minds at Mines met up with five participants and asked, “What is your favorite part about the Humans vs. Zombies activity? What is the best part about being a human or a zombie?”
Deep into the outdoor track and field season, the men’s and women’s teams put up a strong showing Friday and Saturday at the University of Colorado in Boulder, highlighted by several first place finishes and solid performances by both the men’s and women’s relays.
He can turn a double play faster than most of us can write down the problem statement for our physics homework, and steal second base in his sleep. So while the baseball team may have had its ups and downs in the past four years, senior standout Tyler Thornton has definitely done his part to help grow the rebuilding team.
Marseille, France – Monkeys may have the intelligence to identify and effectively “read” short English words. In a study conducted by cognitive psychologists in France, baboons showed an ability to identify the unique arrangement of letters in each word. During the study, the monkeys would approach a touch screen computer. An arrangement of letters would appear and the monkeys would touch an “x” or an “o” depending on whether they believed the letters constituted a word. At the end of the study, the monkeys correctly distinguished words from non-words 75% of the time.