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Undergraduate Student Government: The first step to engineering change

Change on campus is constant. Departments shift their faculty, funds and fees change with campus initiatives, each new class of students has different expectations of Mines than the ones before. Understanding those changes takes a great deal of work and commitment, but getting involved in making those changes is easy to do: get involved with […]

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The ability to change America is less than three weeks away

You’ve more likely than not seen them all across social media. The ads urging people to register to vote. The Taylor Swifts and the Rihannas of the world pleading with people to take the time to go to the polls. The presidential tweets and media calls to make your voice heard in November. Every two […]

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Silence isn’t Golden: National Service Week with Alpha Phi Omega

Colorado has one of the highest suicide rates in the country with a record of 1,175 deaths by suicide in 2017, according to the Colorado Health Institute. The Colorado School of Mines’ chapter of Alpha Phi Omega believes that the conversation around mental health and suicide prevention must continue with a raised volume because “Silence […]

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Ski movie All In a move in a modern direction at Backcountry Ski Club screening

This Friday, the Backcountry ski club is hosting their annual movie benefitting the Friends of Berthoud Pass. The film this year is Matchstick Production’s All In. The movie follows 8 different skiers as they ski across Utah, Alaska, British Columbia and more. All In is not quite like every other ski movie out there. Half […]

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Op-ed: Real consequences for fake indentification

For many college students, a fake ID feels like a rite of passage. Going out to your friend’s favorite bar on a Friday night or buying alcohol for an E-Days party is what our peers tell us is part of the college experience – even if you’re under 21. We’re told that everyone has a […]

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Satire: Pokémon Go wants to kill you

It was a clear but dark night when a freshman Pokémon Go enthusiast, who asked he be known as Jimbothy Morgan, was nearly killed because of the game he used to love. In an interview Morgan told me he was staring at his bright phone screen hunting animated Japanese animals with friends when he got […]

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Vote “huh” on Prop 112

James Madison once wrote that what differentiated the government of the United States from that of previous iterations “[lied] in the total exclusion of the people in their collective capacity.” Madison, perhaps our most crucial Constitutional progenitor, was apprehensive about the public’s ability to properly judge and vote on all the nation’s laws. No current […]

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The battle for building space, and the importance of practical clubs

Mines is expanding and growing, and that’s good. We get an incredible education here, and to give that opportunity to more people is a fantastic thing. The problem with this, though, is that there’s limited space for all of these students. We’ve already seen this manifesting in the endless complaints about parking space, and once […]

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Filmmakers at Mines set to debut first feature length film

The filmmaker’s club at Mines is gearing up to release their first full-length film. This project  began for a group of students a few years ago who came together to create a space where they could share their love of the process of filmmaking. The club grew from taking on smaller projects as it and […]

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Daniel’s Book Club: The Sparrow

Starting a new book has a sense of beginning a new journey where you don’t know the trail. You get to explore a new place, a new story, and meet new people. Better yet, you can do it all from your house, curled up with a blanket and a cup of tea (I’d recommend a […]