Daily Archives: March 3, 2013


Wake up to Alan Wake

“Steven King once wrote that nightmares exist outside of logic and there’s little fun to be had in explanations. They’re antithetical to the poetry of fear. In a horror story the victim keeps asking why, but there can be no explanation and there shouldn’t be one. The unanswered mystery is what stays with us the longest and is what we’ll remember in the end. My name is Alan Wake, I’m a writer.”


Denver Restaurant Week: Carrabba’s

With a Tuscan style decor and specialized lighting, the atmosphere of Carrabba’s is laid back and sophisticated. Although the restaurant is usually packed, customers enjoy a cozy environment where conversation can easily be shared over a delicious meal. About a 25 minute drive from Golden, Carrabba’s is located in West Central Westminster. This outing details a special occasion, Denver’s 5280 Restaurant Week, of which Carrabba’s is a proud supporter. For $52.80, diners enjoy a pre-selected four-course meal.


Minds at Mines: Snow, snow, snow!

Minds at Mines
Stephen Hejducek

With much of winter already gone, Colorado finally got some much needed snow. This common occurrence provided childlike enjoyment to some as well as skiing dreams when over eight inches of fresh powder fell in Golden alone. This week Mines at Mines asks students how they feel about the recent snowfall on campus.

Should Americans wear the Postal Service?

Everyone in America knows about the United States Postal Service (USPS), the friendly people that drive those ugly trucks down the street just to put advertisements in mailboxes. Yet, the Postal Service does much more for the average American. In some ways, it is a symbol of good old American ingenuity. After all, these people go house to house nearly every day, in both the snow and rain, just to deliver seemingly useless paper. Now, those friendly faces that once brightened days may be gone. With the looming fiscal crisis and USPS’s lack of business sense, those white trucks may be coming to an end unless something happens.

Grinds My Gears: Hipsters

I am currently writing this from a coffee shop (the Mecca of hipsters) in Beaver Creek and the percentage of people wearing eyeglasses in here far exceeds the percentage of the population with impaired vision. I have no qualms if you need glasses to see. They are truly a wonderful invention and their application as a tool to aid people should be celebrated. However, if you’re pulling a Lebron James and wearing the glasses just for style points, then it’s unnecessary.

Scientific discoveries this week: 3/4/13

Munich, Germany
According to a new study from the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU), a protein called TDP-43 causes muscle wasting and stunted nerve cells leading to dementia. The finding supports the idea that this protein plays a big role in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). ALS is an incurable neurological disease which manifests first by muscle wasting. Both limbs and respiratory muscles are affected leading to impaired mobility and breathing problems. Patients usually die with a few years after symptoms emerge but in rare cases such as Stephen Hawking, patients can live with the disease for a long time.


The toughest job you’ll ever love

For anyone who has ever wanted to travel to another country to apply skills in his or her major, there is the Peace Corps. The Peace Corps has been around since 1961, when President John F. Kennedy established it to promote world peace and friendship. The Corps has three simple goals, helping the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women, helping promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served, and helping promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of the Americans.

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