Articles by Katrina San Nicolas


While I love math and science, writing for the newspaper gives my life balance and allows me to meet lots of great new people. I am a Chemical Engineering major and I am also involved in Alpha Phi Omega (APO) and the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). When I am free from my studies, I enjoy traveling with my family, jogging, and baking. If you have an article idea or know of an event or person on campus that should be featured, let me know!


Inside Look: CoorsTek Center for Applied Science and Engineering

As with many engineering designs, there is much more to campus’ newest building than initially meets the eye. The CoorsTek Center, which officially opened its doors this semester, houses a variety of classrooms, offices, and state-of-the-art equipment and labs. While the $53 million construction project has been in the works since 2013, finishing touches and…


GREEN Program Helps Students Learn Sustainability Abroad

While the United States is still exploring and refining renewable energy options, many other nations have already integrated various technologies. The GREEN program, which organizes short adventures around the world, challenges students and young professionals to learn more about renewable energies and sustainable practices by experiencing them firsthand. “The GREEN program is an organization that…

Environmental Justice Club

Mines students often spend the majority of their time working on technical problems, but several students are working on diving into the environmental, social, and political implications of engineering work. The Environmental Justice club, a new organization on campus sponsored by the Hennebach family, is bringing students together for collaborative discussion about these issues and…

Raising Suicide Awareness on Campus

With the constant stress of high stakes testing, career planning, and group projects, many Mines students frequently find themselves stressed and overwhelmed. While some stress is normal, negative feelings can sometimes spiral into depression, anxiety, or even suicidal thought patterns. Several campus and community organizations are thus working together to continue the discussion of suicide…


New Initiative On Campus: Orediggers Connect

For many engineering students, there is a major dichotomy between university studies and life in the real world. While the academic curriculum emphasizes technical learning and problem-solving skills, engineers in industry rely upon a network of strong connections and effective communicative abilities as well. “In the working world it’s a balance of everything,” expressed Allison…

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