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Spotlight on Engineers Without Borders – Bridges to Prosperity

The Engineers Without Borders – Bridges to Prosperity (EWB-B2P) organization, with the success and completion of its pedestrian foot bridge in Los Gomez in March of 2013, is returning back to Los Gomez to complete a water project. “We had originally worked with the community of Los Gomez by designing and constructing a pedestrian footbridge […]

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The Right Side of Mines

Have you ever heard of the typical Mines stereotype that all Mines students are left brained and lack the cultural and artistic traits to write a song, pen a book, or paint a canvas? While it is true that most Mines students attend this school to pursue an engineering, mathematics, or applied science degree, this […]

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Entertainment

Looking into Different Manners of Sound-Dependent Pleasure

In continuation of the theme of headphones presented in the last edition’s review of the Logitech H800 wireless headset, a study comparing six different headsets was conducted. The study required a group of willing participants to rate each headset on a traditional scale of zero to ten for a list of relevant categories. The categories […]

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Movies

Misrepresentation Game

Cinematically speaking, “The Imitation Game” is a great movie. It contains great acting and an amazing soundtrack. “The Imitation Game” follows mathematician Alan Turing and his work during World War II on a machine that would “break” Enigma, the German encoding machine through which the Germans sent their war communications. When I walked out of […]

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The Fall of Mr. Grey – 50 Shades of Bad

E. L. James’ “Fifty Shades of Grey” rocketed to the top of bestseller lists around the world. People snatched up the books, and its success led to two sequels. Many expected the movie’s success to mirror that of the book. It had a great opening weekend, but that does little to help its cause. “Fifty […]

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Music

Florence and the Machine – How Big How Blue How Beautiful

Florence and the Machine has given listeners a foretaste of their newest album with “What Kind of Man”, the first single released from the full-length album. How Big How Blue How Beautiful  is the first release since Ceremonials in 2011, and can be expected in early June of this year. Florence Welch’s voice leads the […]

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The War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream

The War on Drugs’ third album Lost in the Dream beautifully captures the feeling of a man’s loneliness and paranoia, and the behemoth sense of scale to which these emotions can dominate the human psyche. Released on March 18, 2014, the band’s latest record has garnered praise and accolades industry wide landing itself on many […]

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Cooking Corner

Cooking Corner: Homemade Granola

Granola is a healthy, tasty snack with the added benefit of portability. Add this recipe to fruit and Greek yogurt, eat with milk, or simply pack a bag to take wherever you go! The best part of this recipe is its versatility – feel free to add the ingredients you prefer and take out any […]

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Faculty Spotlight

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Olivia Burgess

Utopian literature, health and fitness, and engineering school may not appear to have much in common, but avoid mentioning that to Dr. Olivia Burgess. Now in her second semester as a Nature and Human Values (NHV) Teaching Assistant Professor here at Colorado School of Mines, Dr. Burgess strives to connect her passion for health and […]

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Shells for Thought

There is something slightly odd on some of the hundred peso bills in the Philippines. Amidst important cultural symbols and a picture of President Manuel Roxas is a small seashell—the international logo of Shell Oil Corporation. While it may initially seem out of place, this small logo commemorates a one hundred year partnership between the […]