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A Plan for Future Green Infrastructure

While a myriad of senior design projects are being completed and implemented this semester, one particular project focused on improving green infrastructure is coming to a close. “The project aims to provide a master plan for future campus development of green spaces and green infrastructure,” Elliot Gordon, a member on the team working on the […]

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Petroleum Department Feeling Effects of Slowdown

The current price per barrel of oil stands at approximately $30, according to Bloomberg Business.  Understandably, the petroleum job market has fallen with oil prices. “Currently we have a 7% job placement rate for graduating seniors compared to the normal 80-90% placement,” stated Petroleum Department Head Erdal Ozkan. “While this is alarming, we aren’t alone, […]

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Combatting Stereotypes: event focused on looking beyond surface

For athletes, video gamers, and students in Greek Life alike, the general assumptions that surround certain campus activities can be barriers to meaningful connections. The Combatting Stereotypes campaign, a student-led movement on campus, strives to break these down and promote purposeful discussion among students. “We want to challenge people to think outside of their general […]

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Policy, Federal Law Inhibit Club’s Goal

Ever since Amendment 64 passed, the way that college campuses deal with marijuana has come under scrutiny.  The newest club on campus, Students for Sensible Drug Policy, has made it their goal to not only talk about campus policies regarding drugs, but to potentially change them. “Here at CSM, our end goal is to promote […]

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Evangelical Event Takes Place on Campus

On October 28, Mines’ students gathered in the Steinhauer Fieldhouse for the campus’ first ever After Dark, a national event that travels to twelve campuses a year and is aimed at getting the word out about Christianity. The event consisted of performances from Tedashii and Matt Wertz, with a speech from Joe White titled “Is […]

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Entertainment Fiction and Creative Writing

Cornelia: Part 1

Given that he has asked us to carefully record everything that crosses our mind for later analysis, I want to make it perfectly clear that I do not believe that this record will be in any way useful. To my reader, I want to make it clear that the events recounted in this personal journal are being told only because it is required of me. Most likely if you are reading this then you already know the nature of my work and the purpose of this research endeavor.

However, if on the very slim chance that this project is declassified I will start from the very beginning. Also, I am being asked to start at the beginning, so don’t get it in your mind I am doing this for you. And it certainly isn’t for me.

About a year ago I, along with Dr. Selridge were contacted by REDACTED with an opportunity to come work on a new emerging technology. At the time we were told that we would be flying out to a facility near Silicon Valley in California. Although now I would hardly call this a small facility. But I digress.

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The Gate: Chapter 4: Father

Ajay was stretched out on her back by the creek, eyes closed, soaking in the sun. As Rawlin drew near she sat up and watched as he pushed through the branches. You know there was an easier way to get here, she said with a snicker.

I wasn’t looking for the easy way, just the fast way. Father is impatient.

Rather than respond she gave him a strange smile and stood. Father broke into the clearing just behind Rawlin. He froze solid when his eyes fell upon Ajay and his jaw fell open.

“This isn’t some sort of joke is it Rawlin? Did Dain put you up to this?”
Rawlin shook his head, “Father, this is Ajay. Ajay, this is my Father, Dicen.”

Ajay bowed slightly, “May Saelu’s light bless this greeting.”

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The Gate: Chapter 3: Connection

Rawlin gasped in a breath of air.  His entire body throbbed and his head pounded with a terrible ache that nearly brought tears to his eyes.  He tried to move but found that only caused more pain.  For a moment he wondered how long he had been stuck in this position.  It felt like his […]

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The Gate: Chapter 2: Meeting

“This meeting will now be brought to order.  Is everyone here?” Elder Rex asked, looking around the room. Heads bobbed up and down.  Havern crossed his arms and leaned back in his chair.  This wasn’t how things were supposed to be going.  The Trax weren’t supposed to be sending anyone through the Gate for a […]

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The Gate: Chapter 1 – The Ceremony of Twilight

Elder Rex strode through the gathered people and took his place in a chair at the foot of the Gate.  The fading light of the day was scattered by the clear crystal material that made up the Gate’s edges and filled the temple with glimmering light.  Just past the Gate sat a single carving that […]