Daily Archives: November 4, 2012

Scientific discoveries this week: 11/2/12

Morris, Minnesota – Obesity may have broader consequences to those who are perfectly healthy than many realize, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Minnesota. The study involved long haul truck drivers working for Schneider National, a large trucking company. The study examined a group of drivers working for the company by recording their height and weight at the beginning of their period of employment. With that information, the researchers calculated the Body Mass Index (BMI) of each driver. The BMI is used as an indicator of obesity, as it compares the overall size and weight of a person to what they would weigh if they had very little fat. By tracking the number and severity of accidents this group of drivers was involved in, the researchers were able to categorize the accident data by the BMI of each of the drivers. The results showed that those drivers that were over the obesity BMI level of 30 were much more likely to have accidents than those who were in the lower BMI group.

Headlines from around the world: 11/5/12

Hurricane Sandy devastated the Atlantic coast last week, wreaking havoc across much of New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Delaware, Washington D.C., Maryland, and northern Virginia. In Manhattan, the maximum storm surge was reported to have hit a record of 13.88 feet, besting the previous record of 10 feet. The total losses caused by the storm are estimated at roughly $50 billion and economists are cautioning that this could result in a one-half percent drop in the nation’s growth this quarter.

Grinds my Gears: Parking 2.0

You know what really grinds my gears?

Parking. On everyday but Friday, arrive any time after 9:00 or 10:00, and it is a tossup as to whether or not you’ll acquire any decent space. I could understand that the early bird gets the worm and whatnot, but if you’re a late bird, one of your only choices is the back corner of the Ford lot or the dirt lot, and even those are full sometimes.

Weekly Sports Recap: 11/3/12

Men’s Soccer – CSM 2, Colorado Mesa 0 – An early goal by junior Baski Baker and an insurance goal by Alex Nass in the 76th minute paced Mines to the 2-0 win to close out the 2012 regular season. Goalkeeper Manville Strand made six saves in the win to earn his sixth shutout of the year.

Women’s Soccer – CSM 3, Colorado Mesa 0 – Megan Woodworth scored two goals and an assist as Mines cruised past Colorado Mesa during Senior Day in Golden. Anna Evans added her team-leading, 14th goal of the year in the win.

Mines student runs for President

Last week Filipe Escutcheon III, an Econ Senior at the Colorado School of Mines, chose to place himself in the presidential race as a third party candidate. When asked, he explained his decision to run as “a personal goal in life, one that I think fits well with my current desires as an econ major here at Mines.” He continued, “I’m not really worth anything as an econ major here, so I decided that being President of the United States would be a better decision career-wise.”

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