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Composting on the Mines Campus

At a town hall on October 23rd, Mines Sustainability and members of the Mines community addressed campus-wide efforts to reduce campus environmental impact, promote sustainable campus development, and reduce campus greenhouse gas emissions. One exciting project involves introducing and improving composting throughout campus. In a landfill, food waste produces methane gas as it breaks down […]

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On The Record with PCJ

Here at The Oredigger, we strive to stay on top of issues that matter to students. We accomplish this in a variety of ways, from conducting campus polls to featuring student opinion articles. In lieu of this goal, we decided to bring back an Oredigger tradition: interviewing the Mines President. As you all know, the […]

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Volume 101 Issue 3

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The Band Plays On

Without a doubt, 2020 has brought on more delays, reschedules, and cancellations than most of us would like to acknowledge. These inconveniences have become the new normal as schools reopen and the world braces itself for what has yet to come. Organizations, clubs, and universities across the country have modified their normal plans of operation […]

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The day Mines stood still: Oredigger stories of the pandemic

Friday the 13th of March, 2020. This may be the first time in my life that the day lived up to its reputation. Yesterday President Johnson sent out a campus-wide email announcing that all class meetings next week will be cancelled and that all education will be delivered online starting on the 30th. Walking around […]

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Meal Plans Get Even More Expensive + New Sophomore Meal Plan Analyzed

In the past week, housing offers for Jackson as well as the exciting new sophomore meal plan options have been released. Like last year, the options have changed, but this time not only in price. The two new sophomore meal plan variants are Granite/Granite Plus and Ruby/Ruby Plus. Granite being $2,789 a semester for 10 […]

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How to Achieve Inclusion Goals

At the Diversity, Inclusion & Access (DI&A) town hall on February 20, students and faculty expressed frustrations with the current community status on Mines campus. One student spoke out about the lack of affordable housing, making retention difficult for PhD students living off a stipend.  The town halls held over the last few weeks represent […]

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Show Me The Money

     Tuesday, February 11th will be one of the biggest nights of the academic year for Mines’ Undergraduate Student Government (USG). After sorting through many fund requests and spending hours discussing, the Executive Team (Exec) has released their preliminary rollover proposal. Pending a USG Senate vote, thirteen projects will be fully funded and six events will […]

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Housing: A Personal Anecdote

To most first years at Mines, the idea of being thrown out into the real world for housing is intimidating. It was for me. I couldn’t stop worrying about the worst case scenario, “What if I make a mistake?” I’m here to tell you that I made a big mistake, and that hopefully you won’t […]

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Softening the Blow: Sophomore Housing at Mines

Living away from home for the first time is a significant transition, but what most people don’t recognize is that moving off campus is just as big of an upheaval. From finding roommates to having the unexpected costs of a car for a miles-long commute, every problem is more foreign and more “adult” than it […]