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Hot Glass

As promised, The Oredigger followed up with the new glass shop that is one facet of the Hill Hall Hot shop (where Free Pour Fridays take place!). Much has happened since the last interview with the glass shop. The glass shop has hosted three Soda Lime Sundays (SLS) already, with one in the books for […]

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Entertainment Mines News

Pep Band Brings School Spirit to Basketball Games

As the spring semester ramps up, sporting events get more rowdy, packed, and exciting than ever. A key Mines feature that definitely contributes to school spirit is the Pep Band. The difference in crowd participation with this group present is huge! Senior Tenor Sax player and Applied Mathematics major, Tyler Martinez, sat down to chat […]

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Opinion Satire Uncategorized

February Horoscopes: Astro-logged by Bob the Astrologer

Pisces: Before you ask, no, 2018 is not a leap year. It’s what I like to call a “Skip Year.” As in we are skipping your birthday. Again. And I don’t just mean those of you born on the 29th. Like, this month has the Super Bowl, Groundhog Day, Mardi Gras, Valentine’s Day, Groundhog Day, […]

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Opinion Political

MAGA-Coal Incongruity: Trump’s Flawed Take on Energy

Coal is slowly dying off. Over the past 80 years, coal jobs have been on the decline and the dirtiest of all energy sources, regarding energy production, was eclipsed by renewables in 2015 globally and by natural gas in 2016 domestically. Market forces like automation and decreasing natural gas costs have diminished the demand for […]

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Campus Issues Opinion

Expand Major Options

Mines is expanding. This year alone, 200 more freshmen were admitted than the residence halls can handle, forcing triple rooms on every floor. Acceptance and enrollment rates will only continue to grow, but the school’s current capabilities and options likely won’t keep up. It will fall behind unless the school expands with its growing student […]

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Mines News News Sports Swimming & Diving

Women’s Swimming Ends Home Season Strong

The women’s swim team defeated Western State in the last Mines home meet of the year on Saturday, January 13th. The Orediggers won the meet 113.5-68.5, and won all but three of the events. Mines won the first event, the 200-medley relay race, with the help of Abigail Wong. Wong shared that relays are one […]

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Health Sports

Heavy Metal Toxicity

Heavy metal toxicity is more prevalent and destructive than one would think. Accumulation is a real danger to everyone today, especially with the continual usage of heavy metals in medical, agricultural, technological, and manufacturing applications. Even at low levels, heavy metals in the body can lead to problems with the nervous, hematopoietic, renal, and cardiovascular […]

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Basketball Sports

Athlete Spotlight: Cassidy Budge

On Saturday, January 27th, Mines Women’s Basketball defeated Adams State 89-66, with junior Cassidy Budge becoming the 11th player in program history to score over 30 points in a game. 27 of Budge’s 31 points came from three pointers. This broke the program record of most 3-pointers in a game (previously 8), and is the […]