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Cross Country / Track & Field

Orediggers: National Champions

The men’s cross country team won the school’s first ever NCAA Championship. “It was pretty unreal. With it being the first national championship it was an unbelievable experience for everyone,” head coach Chris Siemers said. “It was unreal how everything took place and came together.” All-American Grant Colligan echoed similar feelings about winning the championship. […]

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Mines News

Combatting Stereotypes: event focused on looking beyond surface

For athletes, video gamers, and students in Greek Life alike, the general assumptions that surround certain campus activities can be barriers to meaningful connections. The Combatting Stereotypes campaign, a student-led movement on campus, strives to break these down and promote purposeful discussion among students. “We want to challenge people to think outside of their general […]

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Mines News Student Organizations

Tiny Homes, Big Designs: Mines Solar Decathlon Team

The large share of income spent on housing has, in recent years, led to the Tiny House Movement – a social movement where homeowners choose to downsize their living space. The average U.S. home is 2600 square feet, while a tiny home is 100-400 square feet, enabling its owners to live in a simpler and […]

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Mines News

McBride Ethics Team Takes First

While Mines students may possess superior mathematical and scientific reasoning skills, the members of the McBride “McEthics” team also specialize in philosophical discussion and public speaking. Mines played host for the Rocky Mountain Regional Ethics Bowl on Saturday, Nov. 14th. Two Mines teams of five students each competed, and the McBride “McEthics” team won first […]

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Mines News

Holiday spirit, volunteers power food drive

On the cusp of Thanksgiving Break, many Mines students showed true holiday spirit and helped to feed families on campus. The Colorado School of Mines 20th Annual Holiday Food drive was held Friday, Nov. 14, in the Ben Parker Student Center. Organized by Peg Mason, Louisa Duley, and Frances Aguilar, the food drive partnered with […]

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Opinion

Domestic fear of terrorism restricts entry for Syrian refugees

In the aftermath of recent attacks in Paris, the countries around the world must evaluate refugee resettlement programs with respect to Daesh and the Syrian Civil War. Support must be projected around the world rather than fear. Here in the U.S., more than thirty governors were quick to deny entry to Syrian refugees. They claimed […]

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Health Lifestyle

Tips to leading a healthier, nutrition-conscious life

Students of Mines: do you want to know a simple way you can improve yourself both inside and outside the classroom? If so, this article is one you will want to read. The answer to this question is, of course, a good diet! Eating healthy can do a lot for your body, including being more […]

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News

Corruption surprisingly common at local and state level

The Center for Public Integrity recently published its comprehensive nationwide investigation into states’ integrity. Each state was evaluated by local professional journalists by 245 different questions regarding the state’s policies in place and their enforcement. The organization’s intent was not to measure the corruption of each state, but rather the relative possibility of it occurring. […]

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Political

Citizens United cheapens basic ideals of democracy

In 2010, the Supreme Court decided the landmark case Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, commonly known as Citizens United. This case overturned previous precedents and set a new one in American politics regarding campaign finance law. It further reinforced the idea of corporate personhood and recognized protection of corporate-funded free speech under the First […]

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Basketball

Women’s basketball begins conference play with comeback victory

The women’s basketball team started conference with an exciting game December 5th at Colorado Christian University. The Lady Orediggers came from behind to force the game into overtime. In the end, the Orediggers were victorious with a final game score of 64-63. “Rebounding was definitely one of the things we talked about at half time […]