As the semester draws to a close and sunshine and warm weather make staying inside during class increasingly difficult, the thought of leaving the Colorado School of Mines becomes increasingly attractive. The “anywhere but here” mentality is being felt all over campus. This prompted Minds at Mines to ask a rather unusual question this week, “What would you do if you joined the circus and why?”
There has been a history of certain trends that start off with everybody having to buy them, and then they end up almost exclusively in backwoods trailer parks. I would like to cite the whole Ed Hardy and Affliction shirt craze. At first, everybody from Kanye West to Sylvester Stallone was rocking jeans with some ornate skull biting a rose in its teeth, and now the only people sporting the overpriced style are five-year-old rappers and Louisiana swamp royalty.
Recently, Southwestern Energy (SWN) employees gathered to discuss the possibilities of vehicles that run entirely on compressed natural gas (CNG). Among the group from SWN, were a few employees currently traveling from Houston to Long Beach, California driving some of these CNG vehicles.
Over one third of the funding for Colorado School of Mines comes from outside support. Each year, over 4,000 alumni, parents, administration, faculty, staff, and coaches make gifts to give back to the school.
Supernovas are a common occurrence in space, but their inner workings cannot be observed on Earth. Using special equipment, researchers including some from Mines created model supernovas that gave insight into the inner workings of stars.
High Grade, the Colorado School of Mines’ Literary Arts Journal, released its 2012 edition on Friday April 20 at 5:30 pm. Those who attended the release party were treated to drinks, free food, an elaborate display, and readings from the journal. All genres were represented at the readings with several music pieces (both instrumental and non-instrumental), poetry readings, and one of the journal’s short stories, “Surfacing”. Shane Schrader, Editor in Chief of High Grade, thanked everyone for coming and introduced each performer with the exception of himself. High Grade’s faculty adviser Toni Lefton, stepped in to present Schrader as the party’s host performed.