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Mines Market Life Hacks

How to get the most out of the unrelenting chaos. If you’re a freshman with one of the larger meal plans, or anyone who frequents Mines Market, you’ve probably figured out by now that the meal selection on the weekends is pretty low. This is why you need to employ an effective strategy to find […]

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Mines Dining Is Communist?

Mines Dining is communist… Ok, so obviously it’s not really communist but it does seem to me some of its failures have similar roots to the failures of the much maligned political philosophy. But before I delve into my theory let me back up a bit. In this article, I aim to thoughtfully analyze the […]

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A Reflection on the State of Mines

It’s no secret our school prides itself on its reputation: smart, hard, high-paying careers. Mines has the highest admission standards of any public Colorado university. Our degrees are nationally top ten in Return on Investment. We dynamited the lawn of Denver University at 4 am back in 1919. Not gonna lie, we Orediggers are kinda […]

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Go to Mines (women’s) basketball games

     A few Friday nights ago I was running late to the Mines women’s basketball game against MSU Denver because I was working on homework. I leave the Student Center at 6:02 (two minutes after the scheduled start time), walk across an empty pedestrian plaza and can hear a faint pre-recorded Star Spangled Banner reverberating from […]

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Spring Career Day Tips

Spring career day is quickly approaching, falling on Tuesday, February 4Th this year. Students who attend will have the chance to network with over 200 companies. In my opinion, the opportunity to network with so many companies who want to hire Colorado School of Mines students during fall and spring career day is one of […]

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The Failure of Failure Friday

     When you first enter Mines failure might be a foreign concept. The school boasts high GPAs and extracurriculars of incoming freshman and current students. It is hard to look around and not see a complete stud at Mines. But Mines is not immune to the everyday problems that so many people have to face. While […]

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Where Did Marvin the Miner Go?

Marvin the Miner, the first official mascot of the Colorado School of Mines Orediggers. Yes, that bushy-eyebrowed, pickaxe-toting, suspenders-wearing mascot. Now wait a minute, doesn’t that title belong to the omnipresent Blaster? Nope: according to canon lore, Blaster debuted as a mascot at Rock the Lock on February 16, 2018 – it hasn’t even been […]

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The Ethics of Endowments

The Colorado School of Mines Foundation is a money making machine. A non profit organization headquartered in the Starzer Welcome Center, the main part of its mission is to “advance Mines by raising and managing funds…” and its vision is to “be the essential partner to the entire Mines community…” according to its website. And […]

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Clery Act – Not So Clear?

I asked over four dozen students around campus if they knew what the Clery Act is, and only four had any idea of what I was talking about. This is concerning considering it is a law that affects every single student at Mines. Originally enacted as an amendment to the Higher Education Act in 1990, […]

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Senior Moments: Reflecting on Being an Oredigger

     As we seniors come nearer and nearer to the final days of being orediggers, there are several things that stick out amongst our colored years. One of the most notable being the M-Climb, and that’s not just because we stare at it every night as it illuminates our late night walks from the […]