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Your Response Matters

Here are the basics:  Census results help determine how approximately $675 billion in annual federal funding are allocated to states and communities for education, health care, public infrastructure, research grants, federal employees, other social services, and more.  The results determine how many seats in Congress each state gets. As mandated by the U.S. Constitution in […]

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Overstressed and underslept

Besides a host of other symptoms, sleep deprivation can adversely affect your immune system. With national and international headlines of emerging flu strains, a coronavirus pandemic, and elections on the horizon, we are going to need all the immune strength we can muster. With an emphasis on sleep, here’s a ultra-quick list of tips to […]

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The curse of knowledge

How we outsmart ourselves through a look at films with plot twists. Warning: If you haven’t seen The Sixth Sense or The Usual Suspects, spoilers lie ahead. When we view a film, read a book, or assess a situation, our perception is filtered by a perspective cultivated by a lifetime of experiences which ultimately results […]

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History of The Oredigger

     Now that we have entered the new decade, we have completed a century of existence at The Oredigger. In 1920, we weren’t any more than a group of Mines students with an idea. We’ve come quite a long way from reporting the formation of the first-ever Mines Student Council in 1921. In celebration […]

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Nearing the Sesquicentennial

The Master Plan is a living document that allows meaningful expansion which retains Mines’ state as a leading environmental resource-focused research institution. As recently publicized, CSM will break ground on the Subsurface Frontiers building converging USGS scientists and Mines faculty and Staff preserving and continuing decades of collaboration between the organizations. In this way, our […]

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Fighting Hunger at Mines tastes gold

    Free food. What may be the ultimate stereotype coming into college rings true at Mines, students love free food. What’s better than fresh baked goods, ready-made meals and organic produce from such retailers as Whole Foods and Trader Joes? Not much. And that is just what Fighting Hunger at Mines brings to the […]

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Earth, Energy, Environment?

First things first, Mines does recycle. The waste in the single-stream recycling bins is, well, recycled. United Waste transfers the refuse to Alpine Waste which processes the materials at their All Together Recycling Center in Denver. Mixed recycles handles five key items: plastic (check the bottom of the packaging for plastics #1-6), paper, metals, glass, […]

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Filling a void

“The health of our civilization, the depth of our awareness about the underpinnings of our culture and our concern for the future can all be tested by how well we support our libraries.” —Carl Sagan Before we delve into the present or travel into the future of the Arthur Lakes Library, we will first explore […]

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Opinion

Stop Remaking My Childhood

Movie remakes don’t merely give classic tales a contemporary face-lift, the millennial audience is exploited for its desire for nostalgia while a whole new generation of moviegoers fails to experience the authentic audio-visual assemblage that is the original film. If you are in the camp that believes watching said originals from home is passé why […]

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Job Offer: PART TIME

     An email is sent to Mines students from a professor’s email address with the subject line “Job Offer PART TIME.” While several recipients alert ITS (formerly known as CCIT), a handful of students press respond, display their interest in the opportunity, and are invited to submit a report and presentation on Global Warming. […]