Daily Archives: September 23, 2012

Slate spoons found to be “Too Big”, According to students

Recent polls at the Colorado School of Mines Slate Cafe indicated that the average student thinks that the spoons in the dining hall are “too big,” and should be traded out for smaller ones.

Since Sodexo took over as the food service provider for the Mines campus, many “foods” have changed. Director of food services Mr. Arturo Biscotti commented on the changes when asked about the poll results. Biscotti said, “I can not comment on the changes made to the silverware in the Slate Cafe, because it is beyond my control. Do not misunderstand me when I say this – the silverware is possesed. In fact, many things in the Slate Cafe have begun to exhibit strange behavior recently.” When pressed further, Biscotti seemed agitated and uneasy, and refused to say more about the situation.


Club Sport of the Week: Ultimate Frisbee Club

Combining the aerial passing skills of football and baseball with the non-stop movement and athletic endurance of lacrosse and soccer, the game of Ultimate is composed of two seven-player teams on a field similar those used by soccer and football. The object of the game is to score by catching a pass in the opponent’s end zone, just like football. A key rule of the game is that the player must stop running while in possession of the Frisbee, but is allowed to pivot and pass to any of the player’s teammates on the field. Turnovers occur with a dropped pass, an interception, when a player holds the Frisbee for more than 10 seconds, or when a pass goes out of bound.

Volleyball tours RMAC

Metro State came into the game ranked number ten in the nation having won three games in a row, but stood no match against No. 23 Mines. The Orediggers pulled the upset at home in front of a crowd of 620 people, winning 25-13, 20-25, 25-22, and 25-23 in a tightly fought match to improve to 7-4 overall and 2-1 in the RMAC.


Orediggers shut out Metro State 1-0

The Oredigger Men’s Soccer team was looking for their fourth straight victory Friday night as they hosted cross town rival Metro State. Led by strong defense and impressive goalkeeping, the Orediggers earned that fourth straight win with a 1-0 victory, improving their record to 4-1-2 on the year and 1-0-2 in the RMAC. The highlight of the night came in the 18th minute when freshman Joe Haines scored the lone goal of the game and his first career goal as an Oredigger.

The Football Informant: Some meaningful results

This weekend, football season finally started! At least, that’s how it seemed at a number of campuses across the land where highly-ranked teams played against solid competition at last. Gone were the Idahos and Savannah States of the world; in came competitive sides like Arizona and Kansas State. There is finally evidence to substantiate or undermine the meaningless but endlessly-repeated early rankings.

Mines is narrowly edges out by New Mexico Highlands 37-42

For the second straight year, the New Mexico Highlands University Cowboys spoiled No. 18 Mines’ undefeated record as NMHU outlasted the Orediggers 42-37 in an offensive shootout Saturday in Las Vegas, New Mexico.

In a bit of foreshadowing, the game began with a bang, as less than two minutes into the contest, NMHU running back Vincent Venegas broke free for a 76-yard touchdown run.

The demon haunted skies: Our place in the Universe

From a certain perspective, the sky is an incredible temple, representing the creativity and superstitions of human mentality. It is likely that the first supernatural association to the heavens arose during the dawn of humanity, as tribes of proto-humans gazed up at the wide arch of the Milky Way above the dark and ever dangerous plains of Africa and the Middle-East. There is little that is more impressive than a pure night sky, uncorrupted by the lights that currently dot the globe, and as this sight still impresses us today, it must have inspired awe in our ancestors.

This Week in Colorado History: Building Projects, Military Action, and Politics

Road work proceeded at a reasonably rapid pace this week in 1916. The West Colfax-South Golden highway was “going ahead at the rate of approximately 400 feet of cement surfacing per day,” reported “The Colorado Transcript.” The first link of the road was, weather permitting, supposed to be completed by the beginning of November. To meet this deadline, workers were busy seven days a week. The road was to be only the first bit of a longer road, which would help connect Golden to the rest of Colorado.

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