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.
In last weeks’ Econ Club debate, the Young Democrats and CSM College Republicans exchanged their ideas and stances regarding hot topic issues, such as foreign and domestic policy, education, and employment rates. At the end of the night, a clear victor emerged.
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.
This week Copper Mountain, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin, and Loveland were all open. To celebrate the upcoming season of winter sports, this week Minds at Mines asked, “Are you planning on going to the mountains for some winter sports this year?”
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.
Senior wide receiver Jerrod Doucet made the most of his final home game as an Oredigger, posting 128 receiving yards and a touchdown, but it simply was not enough, as Mines’ comeback fell just short in a 36-25 loss to Adams State University during Parents Weekend at Campbell Field.
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.”