Articles by Ramiro Rodriguez


Headlines from Around the World: 3-16-15

Four ExxonMobil workers have received minor injuries during a refinery¬†explosion in Torrance, California. As of yet, the cause of the explosion has not been determined, though the California Department of Industrial Relations has opened a probe to investigate the matter. The explosion, as well as the recent walkout by United Steelworkers from a Tesoro Corp…

Golden Moon

Along Washington Street in downtown Golden, there is a nondescript red door with a sign hanging above it that looks like a face. Within that door is are stairs that lead to a long, winding hallway leading eventually to yet another door with a sign on it like the sign above the red door. Inside…


Headlines from Around the World: 1/26/15

Attorney General Eric Holder is now barring local and state police departments from seizing assets without warrants or criminal charges. This comes through a new limiting of Equitable Sharing, a federal program that allowed for relatively easy seizures and allowed for the police department making the seizure to keep 80% of the property. The decision…

Scientific discoveries this week: 4/28/14

Ilulissat, Greenland – A study led by Shfaqat Khan from the Technical University of Denmark has revealed that the Greenland Ice Sheet, the second largest body of ice in the world, is melting at a much faster rate than previously thought. A portion of the before unnoticed melting comes from the Northeastern Greenland, which was thought to be the last stable part of Greenland in terms of melting ice and glacial break-away. Because of warmer summers due to climate change, one of the glaciers in the South, Jakobshavn Isbrae, is retreating at four times the rate it had been in 1997.

Headlines from around the world: 4/28/14

Following a federal appeals court ruling that struck down Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposed rules to guarantee a free and open internet, the FCC has announced it will propose rules that would allow internet content providers to pay for special lanes to deliver content faster. Consumer advocacy groups are attacking the proposal on the basis that prices for service providers that can afford the fast lanes such as Disney or Netflix would probably be made to raise prices, while at the same time, smaller start-ups will be unable to afford the lanes which would stifle creativity and innovation online.


EMi Open House

Since 1974 there has been a place for any student wanting to do research work in the field of excavation here at the Colorado School of Mines in the form of the Excavation Engineering and Earth Mechanics Institute (EMI). The institute’s extensive laboratory and computing facilities were opened its laboratory to the general public for an open house during Alumni Weekend. The open house allowed visitors to view laboratory testing equipment as well as talk with staff and student researchers about the work they are currently doing.


Italian Spiderman

“Italian Spiderman” is a 2007 parody of Italian action-adventure films produced in the 1960’s and ’70s and was produced by Alrugo Entertainment, an Australian filmmaking collective. Originally, the film began as a fake trailer on Youtube, but was later expanded into a full length film made up of ten short episodes released on Youtube along with the trailer. While the planned sequel never occurred and Alrugo was disbanded shortly after the end of the first film, a spiritual successor was made in the form of the Dinosaur production company and the spy film parody “Danger 5.”

Cooking Corner - Spicy Fried Chicken Picture

Spicy Fried Chicken

After a long day of work, there are few things that compare to a cold stiff drink and some homemade fried chicken. The defining characteristic of chicken as a protein in a meal is how mild the taste is, which lends itself well to being breaded, as is the case in fried chicken. Because chicken is a mild taste it can also have a range of spices added to it without overwhelming it. This recipe aims to combine these two ideas in a delectable, crunchy shell. Makes four pieces.


A Feast of Ice and Fire: The Official Companion Cookbook to A Game of Thrones

“A Feast of Fire and Ice: The Official Companion Cookbook to A Game of Thrones” is a cookbook by Chelsea Monroe-Cassel and Sariann Lehrer, the owners of the website Inn at the Crossroads. The cookbook aims to expand on what the website has and currently does, in that it recreates recipes for food described in the “Song of Fire and Ice” book series, from which the “Game of Thrones” television show is adapted from, by using cookbooks from the Middle Ages and making modification to those recipes based on the various locations and cultures within the fictional Westeros and Essos as well as to better accommodate the modern kitchen.

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