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Mines News

Meyer Demolished for New CoorsTek Building

While the demolition of a historic building on campus began on Monday, February 29th, a new building designed to foster research and collaboration will soon take its place. Paul Meyer Hall, the former home of the physics department, will be torn down and the CoorsTek Center for Applied Sciences and Engineering will be built in […]

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Mines News

Petroleum Department Feeling Effects of Slowdown

The current price per barrel of oil stands at approximately $30, according to Bloomberg Business.  Understandably, the petroleum job market has fallen with oil prices. “Currently we have a 7% job placement rate for graduating seniors compared to the normal 80-90% placement,” stated Petroleum Department Head Erdal Ozkan. “While this is alarming, we aren’t alone, […]

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Campus Issues

Restrictive Course Schedule Leaves Students Behind

Colorado School of Mines is one of the top engineering schools in the United States. In order to maintain the image of a prestigious university, the individual colleges that make up Colorado School of Mines create an artificial curve with the goal of weeding out the less successful margin. This is, of course, a perfectly […]

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Student Organizations

Invictus Initiative Plans Trip to Kenya, Aims to Raise College Admission Rates

Mines graduates not only lead in STEM fields, but often use their ideas and passions to help communities in need. David Pesek, a 2007 CSM graduate, partnered with Mike Kmita to found the Invictus Initiative in 2008. Dedicated to helping communities around the world develop sustainable solutions, this nonprofit organization continues to challenge students to […]

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Scientific Discoveries

Entrepreneur Speaks to Students, Displays Potential of Shape Memory Alloys

On Feb. 8, Dr. Tom Duerig, one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the biomedical device industry, gave a seminar entitled “The History and Future of Shape Memory Alloys.” Shape memory alloys (SMA) are materials that return to their original shape when heated. During the seminar, Dr. Duerig took a straight rod, cooled it in […]

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Satire

March Horoscopes: Astro-logged by Bob the Astrologer

Pisces (Feb. 19 – Mar. 20): It’s your turn, Pisces! Pisci? Fish. It’s your birthday! That technically applies to everyone, but you get to be special about it. For your next year in life, you will make a major scientific discovery! You will also experience a series of events that might seem like coincidence, but […]

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Political

Imagining a World with Donald Trump as President

Imagine on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 that the man taking the oath of office is Donald Trump. Before you ask yourself how in the world America let that happen, let’s take a while to think about what a Trump presidency could look like and what that would mean for America. We’ll take a look at […]

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Movies

Oscars: Chris Rock Owns Diversity Issue and Leo Finally Wins

The 88th Annual Academy Awards, or the Oscars, that aired on Sunday, Feb. 28, were a night filled with excitement, disappointment, and passionate causes. In the months before the Oscars aired, the hashtag, #OscarsSoWhite, became a popular topic for a number of celebrities and just the world in general, but another topic that came up […]

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Student Organizations

Melodic Miners Take the Library Stage

On Feb. 26, the Melodic Miners performed at the Arthur Lakes Library as part of the lunchtime concert series.  Featuring nine women from freshmen to seniors, the all-female a cappella group sang various songs in four-part harmony without any accompaniment.  The group has been a vibrant part of Mines since 1998. The Melodic Miners performs […]

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Movies

Deadpool Surprises Many

A Deadpool reprisal has been both highly anticipated and dreaded after his last appearance going so terribly awry. After years of production limbo, a torturous wait, and a truly spectacular marketing run, whether you are a die-hard Deadpool fan or a casual comic book puruser, you will not be disappointed. Deadpool is the most refreshing […]