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Canvas to Replace Blackboard Next Semester

Students and faculty frustrated with Blackboard’s organization and performance may be excited by upcoming technological developments on campus. Next semester, Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) will gradually be phased in to replace Blackboard, the current LMS. By Summer 2017, Blackboard will no longer be available and all courses that currently use Blackboard will instead utilize […]

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Mines News

World Kindness Day: PB&J Time

In addition to supplying food for Mines students, faculty, and staff, Sodexo hosts a charity event at least once a semester. On Friday, Nov. 11, Sodexo hosted an event in Mines Market in honor of World Kindness Day. Throughout the day, students made a total of 500 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches which were distributed […]

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CEO Questions Ethical Computing Future

“What are the implications of the computing world—as some people see it—having taken over the world?” Dr. Bobby Schnabel asked a large group of students and professors at a computer science colloquium last Tuesday. Currently the CEO of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), Schnabel described the evolution of computer science in relation to society […]

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Spotlight Student Organizations

Making Campus Changes: USG

Undergraduate Student Government plays a vital role in representing the student perspective and culture on campus. “We act as the liaisons between students administration and other departments on campus.” stated Jon Paz, the USG Student Body President. The USG actively listens to ideas and complaints to see if they should be developed into proposals for […]

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Spotlight Student Organizations

Get Outside With Help from The ORC

Walking about campus one can find a plethora of climbing shoes strapped to the outside of backpacks, students proud of their google tan, and occasionally students carrying around their skis in an attempt to please the snow gods. The ORC is an excellent resource for outdoor enthusiasts, and those looking to gain experience. “I like […]

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Spotlight Student Organizations

Learning to Dance: Mines Ballroom

Ballroom Dance is an organization at Mines that offers weekly dance lessons and puts on events throughout the year. For example, on Saturday, Dec. 6, they put on a 1920’s themed dance. The event featured lessons at the beginning, and was followed by a few hours to just dance and hang out. Jen Silva, a […]

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Spotlight Student Organizations

Creativity Abounds: Mines Internet Radio

Mines Internet Radio (MIR), a largely student-run organization, offers students the chance to have a weekly show broadcasted for anyone to listen to online. Students can work alone or in groups to create a show filled with what they want to share with the world. Common shows consist of music, conversations, humor, and opinions. Megan […]

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Entertainment

Winter Break: What to do when Homework is Done

For most college students, winter break is a chance to relax, enjoy quality time with the family and finally get some good, homecooked food. This is wonderful…for about 2 weeks. Then you start to miss the life you have while away at college, the friends, the social life, and maybe even homework. As someone on […]

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Opinion

Go Ahead, Wish Me a Merry Christmas

Winter break is just around the corner, and after only a few days and several long test periods, we will be free from the semester. Free to travel home, rest and make merry. Despite such freedom, there is one thing all are still captive to: being wished a “Happy Holidays!” or a “Merry Christmas!” Whether […]

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Opinion

Work and Reward

International Day- an event where people of different nationalities and cultures came together to experience different traditions- was held here at Mines around Thanksgiving Break. There was food, there were performances, and everyone was just being themselves. Needless to say, it was a great experience. Peru’s performance was a dance put on by two different […]