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Women’s hoops keeps playoff hopes alive

   The Mines women’s basketball team had a bit of a rocky start to the season. The Orediggers dropped their first conference matchups. Returning center, sophomore Courtney Stanton, suffered a finger injury at practice in the weeks leading up to the home opener and senior sharp-shooter Cassidy Budge was on the bench with an ankle […]

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How to survive winter in Colorado

Despite what Punxsutawney Phil the groundhog says, winter will still be in Colorado for a while, with March typically bringing quite a bit of snow. Surviving winter in Colorado can be grueling for anyone, whether you are from another a state or a native Coloradan. Here are some helpful tips and trick to make it […]

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Mines Students to resurrect The Prospector

Many students in their final undergraduate semester at Mines are simply trying to power through the last bit of coursework and walk away with that precious sheet of silver. As for senior Zachary Orlove, there’s quite a bit more on his mind. Orlove is a man on a mission, dedicating his last several months at […]

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Brazilian dam collapse a reminder for better engineering

   In late January, disaster struck São Paulo, Brazil when an iron mining dam, owned by a company called Vale S.A., collapsed. The collapse filled the area around the southeastern town of Brumadinho with water, mud, and toxic mining debris, killing at least 60 people and leaving hundreds more missing. According to reports from the […]

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Perspectives on the government shutdown

Three weeks ago, the longest government shutdown in American history came to a temporary end with a Continuing Resolution (CR) being agreed upon to fund the government for three weeks. Of course, with this coming to a close, the question is now what will happen when that time is up? To get some insight into […]

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STEM needs a bigger presence in government

In the turbulent political atmosphere we find ourselves in today, it’s clear that a change in the status quo is needed. According to the Congressional Research Service, the vast majority of Senators and representatives come from business, law, or politics backgrounds, while few come from a STEM background. In fact, there are only 8 engineers […]

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Slow down every once in a while: Take the RTD

   For the past month, I’ve had the privilege of riding the W line from Jefferson County Government Station to Union Station three days a week. I’ve learned a lot about the people of Denver in this time, and maybe if we all took the train, everyone could learn something about each other.    I […]

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Public Art Series : CTLM

Gordian Knot    Problem solving for modern engineers tends to require a large amount of time and energy spent on considering how to best approach the problem. This tangled up web of logic can appear as a knot without end. An ancient problem in this vein is the Gordian Knot. In 333 B.C. it was […]

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Mines Little Theater announces new show

In issue 6, released back in December 2018, The Oredigger reported on the upcoming spring show season of Mines Little Theater. This paper would like to issue a correction to keep out readers upto date on the arts at the Colorado School of Mines. Due to extenuating circumstances outside of the club’s control the musical […]

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Dan’s Book Club

We’re all nerds here, and if there is anything nerds are good at it is asking good questions. What if? by Randall Munroe, author of the web comic XKCD, is filled with none of these. Have you ever asked yourself “what would happen if I threw a baseball at close to the speed of light?” […]