Daily Archives: February 8, 2021

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Valentine’s at Mines

From Friday, February 12th – Tuesday, February 16th, the SAIL office will be celebrating “Oredigger Love” – an entire weekend dedicated to celebrating yourself, what it means to be an Oredigger, and all those you love in the Mines community.  Events throughout the weekend will include chocolate flower bouquets, tie-dye, yoga, empowerment braceletes, vision statement…

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Payne Institute Launches Mines Global Energy Future Initiative

Graphic courtesy of Sadie Jonson. The Payne Institute for Public Policy recently launched the Mines Global Energy Future Initiative, which will include an online seminar every Thursday, featuring energy policy leaders from around the world. The initiative, developed in combination with Mines’ Office of Global Initiatives and Business Development, aims to integrate the goals of…

Computer Science Updates II

I hope since the last issue of Updates in the CS World, you’ve acquired some additional capital courtesy of Gamestop, AMC, and/or Dogecoin. Far away from the Wall Street excitement, our dear Gophers (fans of the Golang programming language), have been raving for their own reasons. After nearly 10 years of communal spit-balling and kicking…

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Connecting Plants and People

Image courtesy of Jade Glaister. Tiny plants?! What better incentive is there to bring college students together? If you passed by Pedestrian Plaza around noon on either January 12th or January 20th, you may have seen the excitement around the Mines Activities Council (MAC) tent as students tried to pick up a tiny plant. Despite…

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Nostalgia Vs. Capitalism

     I’m sure I am not alone when I look back and think about Valentine’s Day in my grade school years. Making the perfect container for my Valentines from classmates and painstakingly crafting cards for my peers (which in retrospect truly was not as time-consuming as I made it, but I was that kid). Despite this,…

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Rebuilding Trust in Science

The recent addition of scientists into cabinet positions and other federal offices has caused me to breathe a deep sigh of relief, and I’m sure I’m not the only Oredigger who feels this way. It has nothing to do with my political affiliation, and everything to do with my identity as a scientist. I have…

Image courtesy of Lauren D’Ambra.
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The Wonderful World of WandaVision

Marvel Studios unveiled its first Disney Plus series and kicked off Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) with the debut of WandaVision on January 15th. WandaVision marks the end of Marvel’s longest content gap and promises to keep fans entertained with superhero shenanigans until at least mid-March. While WandaVision is not Marvel’s first…

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