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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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The Student Vote

How many Mines students will vote in the upcoming election? The Presidential Primaries and debates are making the news as the 2020 presidential election draws closer. The primary voting has started – most states have primaries or caucuses to determine which candidates from each party will be on the November General Election ballot. Here in […]

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Royal Family Drama

Many of us have a fascination with the idea of royalty. It seems exceptionally foreign in the United States and so we are drawn into any sort of drama coming from the British Royal Family in particular, and the latest tabloids have been exploding with news of Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan Markle. The most […]

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Trump Acquitted by Senate

On February 5th, the Senate voted on whether or not Donald Trump should be acquitted from the two articles of Impeachment presented by the House of Representatives. After a trial without witnesses, 52 Senators voted to acquit on both articles of Impeachment. Some have called this event the death of American democracy, while others rejoice […]

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What’s the Deal with Brexit?

One of the major political decisions of the 21st century is Brexit, the United Kingdom’s bid to leave the European Union. In June 2016, a referendum to leave the EU was voted on under then Prime Minister David Cameron. Cameron later resigned as his bid to remain in the Union was put down by a […]

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Impeachment Update

What Happened On December 18th, 2019, Trump became the third US president to be impeached by the House. Many watched news coverage or streaming of the debate, which took about eight hours. Both articles passed, with many of the votes following partisan trends. Now, the Senate will likely hold a trial to determine if President […]

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Warning: This story contains serious space geek info.

The most famous Apollo mission was Apollo 11; the first to land on the Moon.  The next most famous was Apollo 13; because of the inflight anomaly on the way to the Moon and the Tom Hanks Movie by the same title.  In between these is Apollo 12. It launched from Kennedy Space Center November […]

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Guess Who: 2020 Presidential Election Version

Because honestly, does anyone really know every person who’s thrown their hat in the ring? For some of us, the presidential election of 2016 feels like just yesterday, and for some, the excitement of being able to vote for the next president of the United States is rising. However, with the election over a year […]

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Area 51 Raid in Review

In late June, Matty Roberts posted a Facebook event titled “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us.” The event called for the raid of the top-secret American military airbase in Lincoln County, Nevada, scheduled at 3:00 a.m. on September 20th, 2019. The event description noted, “If we naruto run, we can move faster […]

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Mines signs agreement with USGS to expand research on campus

On October 22nd, the Colorado School of Mines welcomed a new long-term deal between the University and the United States Geological Survey (USGS). The deal involves nearly $100 million dollars of campus construction and renovation, sliced up into a new $120 million building, $161 million in related investment, and 150 new scientists working throughout campus. […]