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Students Abroad

Study Abroad: Nanyang Technological University in Singapore (Fall 2014)

[google_maps id=”5624″] Check out this video from Suchot Kongsomboonvech’s study abroad at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

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Hidden Remains: Chapter 4: Shards of a Myth

Chapter 4: Shards of a Myth The area was sacred. Everyone, clan member or not, could sense the power that protected the relics. It was strange. Anyone with ill intentions were repelled at the entrance, forbidding them entrance. Of those that were able to enter, only a handful could touch the weapons; the others were […]

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Mines News

Digger Den cuts late-night hours

For more on this issue, see the results of our campus survey here, an opinion piece from Undergraduate Student Government here and the response from Mines Dining here. With the opening of the much-anticipated Mines Market in the Elm Hall, Mines Dining has supposedly stepped into a new age of superior dining services with Sodexo […]

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Campus Surveys

Campus Survey: Digger Den’s New Hours

For more on this issue, see an article from one of the Oredigger’s staff writers here, an opinion piece from Undergraduate Student Government here and the response from Mines Dining here.     For more on this issue, see the results of our campus survey here, an opinion piece from Undergraduate Student Government here and […]

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Department in Review Features

Department in Review: Physics

The following article is part of a recurring segment in which the Oredigger reviews a department on campus by interviewing the department head and surveying current seniors. To see more articles in this segment click here. Below is a transcript of an interview with the Physics department head, Jeff Squier, conducted by the Oredigger. What […]

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Learning Leadership: A Mines Instructional Seminar

Are leaders ordinary people made extraordinary through hard work and training, or are certain individuals destined to make a difference in the world? While this nature versus nurture debate is big enough for a class of its own, the new Leadership Practices and Assessment Seminar series seeks to develop the leadership skills of Mines students […]

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Scientific Discoveries this week: 1/26/15

Colorado, USA- Scientists at Colorado State University have invented a device that allows deaf individuals to hear again, not with their ears, but with their tongues. Although the system that attaches on the tongue does not restore hearing, it converts sound into wave vibrations that can be felt by the tongue. The user would then […]

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Books

A Trail of Greatness: Wild Movie Review

“I was amazed that what I needed to survive could be carried on my back. And, most surprisingly of all, that I could carry it.”—Cheryl Strayed in Wild. Armed with only a backpack full of camping supplies and her own determination, Cheryl Strayed embarked upon a 1,100-mile solo journey on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) […]

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Books

Hope Between the Lines: Salvage the Bones Book Review

Combining a hopeful teenage girl, a prize-winning pitbull, and the hurricane of a lifetime, Jesmyn Ward weaves an unforgettable tale in her heart-wrenching novel “Salvage the Bones.” The story of 15 year-old Esch’s journey to womanhood through the dirt and despair of her Louisiana home, this National Award Winning book will keep readers emotionally hooked […]

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Headlines from Around the World: 1/26/15

Attorney General Eric Holder is now barring local and state police departments from seizing assets without warrants or criminal charges. This comes through a new limiting of Equitable Sharing, a federal program that allowed for relatively easy seizures and allowed for the police department making the seizure to keep 80% of the property. The decision […]