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This week in Colorado History: Notable Demises

Golden lost a war hero this week in 1921, as Harry Brown died of complications from severe poison gas exposure received in France during World War I. Brown was 31 years and 10 months old. He had attempted to enlist when the United States. entered World War I, but was rejected. Undeterred, he made three more attempts and was rejected each time. He ultimately was drafted and trained at Fort Deming before heading to France with the “Old Hickory” division. He was a member of the 114th machine gun battalion, and it was during this battalion’s drive on the Sambre Canal he was gassed. Brown fought admirably in six major movements and at home was a member of the postal service and a forest ranger.

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Video Games

Game Review: Donkey Kong 64

When it comes to gaming, few developer-publisher partnerships produced more great games than Rareware (now just Rare) and Nintendo. The duo was prolific through the 1990’s, releasing highly acclaimed titles like “Donkey Kong Country” for Super Nintendo and “Golden Eye 007,” “Banjo-Kazooie,” and “Perfect Dark” for Nintendo 64. Many of their games are still revered today over a decade after their release.

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Softball & Baseball

Pitching and a walkoff carry Mines baseball to series win over CCU

The CSM Orediggers started the weekend off great with three straight wins against the Colorado Christian University Cougars at home in Golden at Darden Field.

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Cross Country / Track & Field

Track and field competes in 47th annual Hillsdale College Gina Relays

Over the weekend the track team competed in the 47th annual Hillsdale College Gina Relays in Hillsdale Michigan. In the first event Senior Tyler Curtis broke the school record and placed second overall out of 35 competitors in the 3000 meter steeplechase finishing with a time of 9:50.00. The men’s 1500 meter was a close race with five racers finishing within the same second interval. Senior Russell Drummond placed 3rd out of 26 in the 1500 with a time of 3:50.78. He was closely followed by Junior Frank Socha who placed 6th with a time of 3:52.39 who was also followed closely by red-shirt freshman Drew Kerschieter who took 9th place with a time of 3:52.90.

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Softball & Baseball

Softball continues to win

The No. 12 Colorado School of Mines softball team squared off against the CSU-Pueblo Thunder Wolves in game one of two on the day. The lady Orediggers took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the third inning when Elise Dugwyler scored on a wild pitch, but CSUP answered in the top of the fourth with a two run home run and tacked on four more unanswered runs in the fifth to take a 6-1 lead. Molly Thiebaut drove in a run in the sixth after Sami Springer and Cassie Ford had back-to-back singles.

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Golf

Mines Golf takes 2nd at RMAC championships

The No. 22 Colorado School of Mines golf team, led by junior Michael Lee, finished second at the RMAC championship that took place Monday and Tuesday in Goodyear, Arizona.
After day one, Mines sat in second place out of nine teams with a total of 590, 12 strokes back of leader UC – Colorado Springs. Lee sat in second after posting rounds of 72 and 68, three shots back of the overall lead.

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Satire

Computers forced to speak english

For years, computers have advanced and thrived all over the globe, but starting Fall 2015 at Colorado School of Mines, computers will now be required to speak English.

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Minds at Mines

Minds at Mines: Advice to Younger Self

The end of the year is a time for many things, including frantically getting projects done, studying for finals, and cleaning out the room for the summer to move back home for a little while. The end of the year also provides a time to look back and learn. This week, Minds at Mines asked, “What would you say to the incoming freshman version of yourself?”

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News

Light rail Golden station grand opening

The Regional Transportation District (RTD) bus and light rail transit system is the main public transportation of the Denver, Colorado metropolitan area and last weekend, the long-awaited W line of the light-rail opened. Its route goes from Golden to Union Station in downtown Denver.

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Van Tuyl lecture series: Groundwater sustainability

Last week’s speaker for the final installment of the Van Tuyl lecture series, Dr. Graham E. Fogg of UC Davis, presented about groundwater sustainability.

Fogg started by talking about the importance of California farmland. He said, “California Produces 50% of the nation’s fruits and vegetables with irrigation.” Regarding water, its sustainability, and the reason for his research into the subject, he added, “It’s going to take centuries for this to play out and for me, the call to arms was: Well we better figure this out. Is an entire resource going to be lost? Shouldn’t we know about it and warn somebody and rethink our regulations and whether they are effective and working?”