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The curse of the 20s: a centurial outbreak

This year began with memes of World War III and the plagues of the 20s, only one of those seems to be a joke though. For a few centuries now, there have been plagues and outbreaks at the turn of the second decade.  One of the earliest was 1620 where a series of plagues struck […]

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Overstressed and underslept

Besides a host of other symptoms, sleep deprivation can adversely affect your immune system. With national and international headlines of emerging flu strains, a coronavirus pandemic, and elections on the horizon, we are going to need all the immune strength we can muster. With an emphasis on sleep, here’s a ultra-quick list of tips to […]

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You probably aren’t calling your mom enough

Here at the Oredigger, we like to claim we give good advice that may help you in your time here at Mines and beyond – especially here in the Health and Wellness section. This is not a preface to say we are changing things, because you better believe we’re going to keep giving you unsolicited […]

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New decade, new year, new semester, same me?

You are coming off an amazing (or not so amazing) semester at Mines, ready to turn over a new leaf, ready to hit the gym and ready to join every club you thought was cool last semester but “didn’t have time”. Same as everyone else. The rec center is packed, stress tolerance is low, and […]

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Destressing during finals week

As December approaches, there is one dark thought in everyone’s mind: Finals. The exam that can decide whether you pass or fail a class is easily one of the most difficult parts of academia, but there are a few things that can make it easier. The biggest one is finding a way to calm down […]

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Eating cheap at Mines

     Are you out of meal swipes since you used them on ice cream at Mines Market? Are you sick of making ramen every day? Are you tired of the food at Mines Market? Do you want free food? One of the best ways to find free food on campus is to go to […]

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Handling stress during finals weeks

   Finals Week, Dead Week, and quite frankly every week at Mines can be stressful. It is critical for individual development to learn how to handle stress in a healthy way. While some stress isn’t bad, like the physical stress from athletics and the mind-sharpening stress before a big test, long term stress takes a […]

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Your mental health is worth more than your GPA

We all know from experience that Mines is a rough school. Academic rigor is good for producing solid engineers, but the experience of school here can be stressful and difficult at times. Projects, midterms, and finals can make many students sacrifice sleep or their social lives to get a (potentially) better grade. While studying and […]

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Silence isn’t Golden: National Service Week with Alpha Phi Omega

Colorado has one of the highest suicide rates in the country with a record of 1,175 deaths by suicide in 2017, according to the Colorado Health Institute. The Colorado School of Mines’ chapter of Alpha Phi Omega believes that the conversation around mental health and suicide prevention must continue with a raised volume because “Silence […]

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Food for Your Thoughts: Tips to Eating Healthy your Freshman Year

At Mines, students spend a lot of time thinking, especially about energy, but often they forget to think about to think about where their own energy is coming from. According to the Society for Neuroscience the human brain uses 20% of a person’s daily energy. For students this means that eating properly is a crucial […]