Jake Larson, a senior in Geophysics, has a wide variety of talents and hobbies outside of engineering. This month, The Oredigger sat down with Jake and had the opportunity to learn about everything from his favorite rock climbing locations, to his unique plans as a geophysics major, to his tips and tricks for living a…
Amanda Casner is the perfect blend of geek and nerd at Mines, from loving physics to loving Harry Potter. In her second year at Mines, she has found her groove in the Mines community and also is a TA for Physics I.
Some students think they have a good idea where they will end up in the long run, but for most students, life is a journey figured out on the way. Senior Bradley Wilson definitely identifies with the latter, and has had an interesting route from considering a liberal arts school to ending up playing with data on MATLAB.
Everyone at Colorado School of Mines has their own story. Some people come from far away countries, while others come from here in Golden but each one has a unique personality and reason for coming to Mines. Kassie Hudson made her way here from Texas, a place that can seem very far away and strange but she has quickly adjusted to life here at Mines.
After two months at Mines, senior Deborah Good knew she wanted to some day be the Geek of the Week. However, in those two months Good began writing for The Oredigger, and then became an editor and finally was selected as editor-in-chief for the 2013-2014 school year. She always saw her being Geek of the Week as a conflict of interest, but the dream lived on. Now that Good has completed her editor-in-chief duties and is preparing to graduate, that dream can finally come true.
Last week, the Oredigger caught up with someone just getting into the physics major, which is exciting, but it is also fun to pick the brain of someone who has been through it all. This week, Colton Bigler found time to talk about what he will be doing next at University of Arizona, his love of Captain America, and the best things about Mines.
Juggling two jobs, multiple clubs and cheerleading with Mines coursework is no easy feat. Arvada native and Mines sophomore in Engineering Physics Libby Booton does just that. Booton works as a TA for Physics 100 and teaches dance to children at the APEX center in Arvada. Between practices for the Mines Cheerleading team and meetings for various on-campus clubs, The Oredigger caught up with Libby to discuss her geekiness and love for Mines.
Enjoyably nerdy as Mines can be, many geeks spend their time here trying desperately to escape this school as fast as possible. Some succeed, some do not. Others take their time in the academic realm, get the most they can out of their education, and pass on as much hard-earned wisdom as they can to underclassmen. Somewhere in the middle of those lies Andrew Hyde.
A few students manage to make it out of Mines almost entirely normal. From start to graduation, they are able to largely conform to societal standards for acceptable behavior. The rest of the Mines geeks understand that complete normalcy is boring. Those in the latter category, like senior Aaron Gunzner, usually wind up just as successful and having a lot more fun.
Some geeks are obsessed and fascinated by their studies, and some have watched Star Wars countless times. Anna Bond is both. In her third year at Mines, she seems to have found true geophysical happiness as classes have grown more interesting for her, fulfilling some curiosity that has been in her heart from a young age. Between leadership meetings for the Alpha Phi sorority and deriving the telegrapher’s equation for a magnetic field, The Oredigger caught up with Anna to talk about her geekiness that may not be well-known.