Articles by Nicholas Woodward

Guns, memes, and WWIII

If just for a moment, we celebrated New Year as the start of a clean slate. We popped our champagne bottles and firecrackers open to recognize the coming of a new decade, celebrating that nothing could be worse than 2019. What could possibly go wrong? We found out less than a week in: A U.S…


A Critical Review of Pumpkin Spice

In the words of our favorite Myth Buster, Adam Savage, whose beard bears a striking resemblance to a Pumpkin Spice Latte, “the only difference between screwing around and science is writing it down.” It’s that special time of year again! The oak leaves down in Kafadar have begun to turn shades of scarlet and gold,…


We should change this. Incoming freshmen this year faced a particularly hostile M-Climb

The consensus goes that freshmen who don’t endure the M-Climb are not truly Orediggers. The fiery resolve of upperclassmen to stand by the tradition is not unreasonable; afterall, the M-Climb is the quintessential Mines experience. This year, it seemed more like a hazing. My belief is that the climb should revolve around the act of…

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