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In Response to ‘A Warning’

The opinion article in last week’s edition of The Oredigger entitled “…And A Warning” made an argument for the shortcomings of today’s youth. I disagreed with it strongly enough that I feel I need to offer my own counterarguments. For a start: the writer had the luxury of comparing a generalization, a non-existent hypothetical youth, […]

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Cut down the Amazon: How to handle tech conglomerates in the 21st century

The zeitgeist of our time revolves near universally around important technology companies and their amassment of power over our lives. In what felt like the final season of a reality TV show, Amazon spent the last year courting states and municipalities to fight each other in a race to the bottom of corporate taxes, all […]

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Op-Ed: Oredigger Radio? Yeah, not good

Anyone who has studied, met with a group, or ate in the Student Center is familiar with the bizarre and incoherent music selection in the building. If you accidentally forget your headphones when you go there to study, I’m really sorry. Enjoy the strange mix of 80s pop music, Kenny G, and maybe (if you’re […]

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Shakespeare, not Statistics: Why we need more liberal engineering education

This opinion will engender few friendly feelings towards me, but I believe that Mines should have an admissions essay. Beyond that, I think that we, as students, should be required to take more Humanities Arts and Social Science (HASS) classes, write more for our classes, read more works of classic literature, and be allowed to […]

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Op-ed: Real consequences for fake indentification

For many college students, a fake ID feels like a rite of passage. Going out to your friend’s favorite bar on a Friday night or buying alcohol for an E-Days party is what our peers tell us is part of the college experience – even if you’re under 21. We’re told that everyone has a […]

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DC Is Better

DC has received a lot of criticism for its movies “Batman vs. Superman” and “Suicide Squad,” while the MCU receives praise for every movie it puts out, good or bad. Do not be fooled. Now, I have not even seen “Suicide Squad,” and I realize it was a bad movie. However, “Batman vs Superman” was […]

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It’s Time for Humans to Value Animals For More Than Their Meat

In the sheltered environment of college, sometimes we don’t realise that certain issues are still present in our society, especially in the world of animal trade. As humans who believe that we are superior to other animals, we habitually endanger species by pushing them toward extinction. Although there are no good reasons for killing a […]

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Censorship

Censorship is long proclaimed as one of the worst moral crimes against the press or the people’s voice. Oppressive, in fact.  But where is the line drawn on what is and what is not censorship? I argue that censorship only occurs when the platform being controlled is a public platform. Twitter and Facebook have both […]

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Diversity is More Than Superficial Characteristics

When you hear the word “diversity”, what come to mind? Maybe you think of race. Maybe you think of gender. Maybe you think of religion. The Merriam-Webster dictionary has several different definitions of diversity, but the very first one listed is “the quality or state of having many different forms, types, ideas, etc.” In this […]