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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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Forged in Fire

Forging and forming is an elective course within the MME department where the first lab teaches students how to forge a nail.  Over the past two years this lab has expanded and developed into the Mines forge shop, located in the high bay area of Hill Hall.  This program has been heavily funded and provided […]

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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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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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APO National Serivce Week

National service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega (APO) is an international, co-ed service fraternity with the Mu Pi chapter at Colorado School of Mines. The first full week of November has been designated as National Service Week by APO. The goal of National Service Week is to unify chapters with a national theme, inspire expansion of […]

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Philanthro-Tank Finalists: MLT, Robotics Club

As students and faculty at Mines are often painfully aware, money makes the world go ‘round. All projects, equipment, classes, and trips need some form of funding to get them started and keep them running. Good ideas frequently go nowhere without cash, and this is where the Mines Philanthropy Council’s Philanthro-Tank event comes in. The […]

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Club Spotlight: Purple America Club

It is no secret that Congress is often one of the most unpopular groups in the country. In 2017, former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger famously said that Congress is less popular than traffic jams, root canals, herpes, and even Nickelback. Yes, that is correct. Nickelback once had a 7% higher approval rating than Congress’s current […]

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Environmental Justice Club

Mines students often spend the majority of their time working on technical problems, but several students are working on diving into the environmental, social, and political implications of engineering work. The Environmental Justice club, a new organization on campus sponsored by the Hennebach family, is bringing students together for collaborative discussion about these issues and […]

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Mindful Mondays Bring Stress Relief to Campus

As nearly everyone at Mines knows, life at engineering school can be quite stressful. Students and faculty members alike find various methods of dealing with this stress. The Counseling Center and the Organization of Meditators at Mines (O.M.M.) have partnered to introduce another option for people looking to calm their nerves: Mindful Mondays. Each Mindful […]

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10 Days Initiative Brings Clean Water to Rwanda

From daily trips to the campus Starbucks, to nights out in downtown Denver, many college students spend more than they intend to on beverages throughout the week. However, what may seem like a small expenditure in the United States can really add up to something much larger across the globe. The Wells Project, a new […]