Opinion Satire

December Horoscopes: Astro-logged by Bob the Astrologer

Sagittarius: Well, it’s that time of year again when your birthday gets swept up in all of the holiday excitement. Soon your friends and family will be putting candles on the tree and colored lights on your cake. It’s not as bad if you’re Jewish, though. The worst thing that happens is now you have […]

Mines News Sports

Cycling Takes Second at USA Collegiate Nationals

From Oct. 20-22, the Mines Cycling Team was working hard in Missoula, Montana, at the USA Cycling Collegiate MTB National Championships. Mines sent six men and one woman to the Championship, including Caleb Reese, who led the men, and Laura Leonard, who represented Mines in the women’s races. Leonard, President of the Mines Cycling Team, […]

Health Sports

Eating Healthy with Limited Time and Energy

With the last tests happening, semester projects coming together, final exams approaching, and the holidays around the corner, this is also the time of the semester that the drive and time to eat healthy plunges. However, perceived lack of time need not to a barrier to healthy eating. A healthy body follows healthy behavior. The […]


Rugby Finishes in Top Eight, A First for Mines

A previous article, which can be found at, looked at the women’s club rugby team’s success, their first Conference Championship victory, and the mindset of the team before they went to compete in the DII Women’s Rugby National Championship in Lemont, Illinois. The Oredigger reports with great pride that the team won their first […]

Sports Swimming & Diving

Athlete Spotlight: Gillian Wagner

Gillian Wagner is leading the Women’s Varsity Swim Team to success in the pool, both by competing in short distance races and by being a supportive teammate and role model. Wagner swims IM, meaning she trains for all short distance events including breaststroke, backstroke, butterfly, and freestyle. At the Colorado College meet on Oct. 28, […]

Sports Uncategorized

Bouldering Competition Creates a Sense of Community

The bi-annual bouldering competition at the student rec-center brought an energy to the rock wall, which was literally crawling with people. The competition on November 11th was put on by the Outdoor Recreation Center as a space to let climbers push themselves and try out new routes. Planning such an event is no small feat, […]

Basketball Sports

Basketball Begins Season

Both the Men and Women’s Varsity Basketball teams had a busy first home weekend, with both teams starting off their seasons strong. The Women’s team beat Central Washington 61-56 on Friday, Nov. 17, with Nicole Archambeau and Anna Kollmorgen both putting up double digit points. The Orediggers then played Sioux Falls on Saturday, Nov. 18, […]

Entertainment Lifestyle Movies

What to Watch: December 2017

Classes are almost finished, finals are approaching, and the coveted Winter Break is almost here. Eventually you will have more free time than you will know what to do with. So what do you do? Go skiing? Spend time with friends and family? Study more? Well in-between all of that, take some time and a […]

Entertainment Movies

DC Review: Justice League

Justice League is directed by Zack Snyder and is the fourth film in the DC cinematic universe. The film follows Bruce Wayne after the events of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and the inspiration he receives from Superman’s selfless act as he enlists newfound allies to fight a greater foe. The film stars Ben […]

Entertainment Movies

MCU Review: Thor: Ragnarok

Thor: Ragnarok is the seventeenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and follows The God of Thunder as he fights against Hela and the destruction of Asgard. If most of that sentence sounded like gibberish to you, no worries, this film brings more than your run of the mill superhero story. New Zealand Director […]