Yearly Archives: 2012

Concert Review: Wilco and Fitz and the Tantrums

Denver was treated to two sellout concerts this past weekend as Fitz and the Tantrums and Wilco both paid a visit to the Mile High City. Crowds trickled into The Ogden at around seven o’clock and were welcomed with a mellow opener from American Tomahawk. While the band suffers from a few indie rock cliches and perhaps too many apparent influences, their set was short, sweet, and a good warm up. They were followed by Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.. Cranking up the energy level ten-fold, the two lead singers took to the stage in glowing technicolored blazers while “J” and “R” block letters flashed in front and behind them. The entrance was captivating to say the least, and forced them into the potentially awkward situation of having to back it up with their music. Despite a few instances, they actually maintained the crowd’s attention and even went beyond expectations on their hit “Vocal Chords,” adding dimensions that could only be experienced live.


Cooking Corner: Tiramisu

Ever dreamed of astounding others with your cooking skill? Well, good news, this recipe will. This layered desert of raspberries, a cookie, and a delicious creamy mixture will enchant your taste buds and amaze your friends and family. For this recipe, you will need about 30 minutes, a mixer, a small fridge, 6 cups, and 3 bowls.


Cooking Corner: Chicken and pasta primavera

Welcome back to another semester! Winter break is over, which for most of us means no more home-cooked meals, so it is either back to the Slate Café or the kitchen. To break in those cooking skills, try this chicken and pasta primavera. Its name sounds fancy, but at its core this recipe is as simple as a can of soup mixed with chicken and served over pasta. This recipe takes about 45 minutes to make.

Intramural sports in action

With a semester already in the books, many Mines students are champing at the bit to capture an Intramural Sports title, and with that, the ever-elusive Intramural Champ Shirt. While offering traditional sports as 5-on-5 basketball and outdoor soccer, the intramural program likes to mix things up with tournament program offerings such as the wrestling tournament, arena football, kickball, and a track meet.

Scientific discoveries this week: 1-23-12

Toronto, Canada – Scientists in the Canadian Rockies have unearthed the fossil of a tulip-shaped creature from the Middle Cambrian Burgess Shale. This bizarre animal, officially named Siphusauctum gregarium, inhabited oceans more than 500-million years ago and is about the size of a dinner knife. The most baffling feature of the creature is its unique feeding system. Siphusauctum gregarium has a long stem topped by a bulbous structure near the top that encompasses a filter-feeding system and stomach cavity. Scientists believe that the animal fed by filtering particles from the water through this system. While many of the animals found in the Burgess Shale are members of the primate family, researchers do not yet know where this new creature fits in with other organisms.

Headlines from around the world: 1-23-12

Standard & Poor’s, the creditworthiness rating agency, has lowered France’s perfect AAA credit rating to AA+, amid the lengthening financial crisis that continues to damage the economies of Euro-zone countries. In addition to lowering France’s coveted rating, S&P has lowered several other countries’ credit ratings to reflect the recent developments in the financial world. Currently, only four Euro-zone countries have been able to maintain their AAA rating, Germany, The Netherlands, Finland, and Luxembourg.


Delta Days: SWE Welcomes Diversity

Faye Wilson Tate, Vice President and Director for Global Diversity and Inclusion at CH2M HILL, spoke on the importance of workplace diversity. She focused on how CH2M HILL “strives to create an environment that values differences and similarities in employee backgrounds and skills.” Tate also discussed reasons why diversity and inclusion is strategic and important to every company.

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