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Humans of Mines

From the quiet student in the back of class, to the faculty member researching a passion, each member of the Mines campus has a unique story to tell. Deirdre Keating, Information Specialist for the College of Engineering and Computational Sciences, recently set out with a camera and an idea to share them all. Inspired by […]

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Mines News Scientific Discoveries

Asteroid Optical Mining Research

While mining on earth is the focus of most Mines students, easily extracting resources in space may soon be a reality. NASA has awarded grants to two Mines researchers, Assistant Research Professor Christopher Dreyer and Director of the Center for Space Resources Angel Abbud-Madrid, to further investigate optical mining techniques. “The optical mining concept is […]

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Mines News Scientific Discoveries

Colorado Fuel Cell Center Research

Since 2006, Mines has been the home of the Colorado Fuel Cell Center (CFCC), which is located in the General Research Laboratory building. According to their website, the “CFCC seeks to advance fuel-cell research, development, and commercialization.” “Fuel cells take the chemical energy within a fuel and convert it directly into electricity. A lot of […]

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Scientific Discoveries

Restoring Hearts: International Research Making Progress

Heart attacks, even when not fatal, cause irreparable damage. After a heart attack, the healthy tissue dies and is replaced with scar tissue, which greatly reduces the heart’s ability to pump blood effectively. Recently, there have been a variety of research experiments completed around the world to combat the detrimental effects of heart attacks. Scientists […]

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Political

Rash Decision Making Violates the 2nd Amendment

Since the founding of the United States, the fundamental right to bear arms has been instrumental for U.S. citizens. With the evolution of social norms and technology, the public perception of firearms has changed drastically. The controversy that revolves around firearms in America today is whether or not they should be privately owned and how […]

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Political

New Approach Must be Taken to Combat Gun Violence

A month ago in Oregon, a mass shooting on a college campus was the catalyst that reignited the conversation regarding gun control. In the end, it is usually only empty rhetoric about what we should do, but there are the few times that reforms are actually enacted. This was the case in Colorado following the […]

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Campus Issues

Resident Calls for Change in RA Program to Combat Trend

Watching as your parents leave you on your own for the first time inevitably involves a lot of heartache as you part ways and transition into adulthood. College is revered as a time of self-identification, where young adults can figure out who they are, what they want to do, and how they are going to […]

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Mines News Student Organizations

CSM Space Society Brings in a CEO Guest Speaker

While many Colorado School of Mines students dream of one day working for large aeronautical companies, Jonathan Goff of Altius Space Machines decided to take a leap of faith and start his very own. “Sometimes the best way to learn about a business startup is to jump in and learn the hard way,” said Goff […]

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Health Lifestyle

How to Have a Perfect Lazy Day

In order to combat the stress of going to Mines, one must have “The Perfect Lazy Day.”  Some of you may think you know what you are doing, but you do not.  Not even a little bit.  The perfect lazy day actually starts the night before the actual lazy day. The Night Before Now, there […]

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Mines Little Theatre Presents: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

After much hard work and preparation, Mines Little Theater is ready to perform once again.  The actors have been rehearsing for weeks to bring A Midsummer Night’s Dream to life on stage in Bunker Auditorium.  The Shakespeare comedy may be well-known to most audiences, but regardless of the average student’s experience with the works of […]