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The Origin of Pumpkin Spice

Ah, pumpkin spice. If a leaf falls onto the ground and teenage girls don’t go rabid at Starbucks, is it even autumn? Today, pumpkin spice products generate $500 million in annual sales. Love it, hate it, great whatever. But where did it come from exactly…? We need to take a step back first: what is […]

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The Oredigger Issue 2 Online!

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Volume 101 Issue 1 Online!

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The Golddigger

Our Onion-like take on Mines news.

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Could a video game multiverse be the next smash hit?

There’s the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and a DC Extended Universe (DCEU). Is it time for a Smash Bros. Cinematic Universe (SBCU) as well? Others may refer to this as the Nintendo Cinematic Universe (NCU), but Smash Bros. is more than just Nintendo. Smash Bros. refers to the video game, Super Smash Bros., which incorporates […]

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How to Achieve Inclusion Goals

At the Diversity, Inclusion & Access (DI&A) town hall on February 20, students and faculty expressed frustrations with the current community status on Mines campus. One student spoke out about the lack of affordable housing, making retention difficult for PhD students living off a stipend.  The town halls held over the last few weeks represent […]

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Design of Mines: bricks beneath our feet

It’s between classes and the middle of the day. To get between Alderson and CoorsTek you have to weave your way through the crowd, it’s a busy thoroughfare. A car is stuck in the middle of the road, trying to inch its way forward through the uncaring swarm of students. They’re likely to be stuck […]

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Richy Mitch and The Coal Miners

Band Beginnings Richy Mitch & The Coal Miners (RMCM) is an indie, folk, rock-influenced band that grew from a high school group in Colorado Springs. RMCM’s eponymous album was released on the day of their graduation in 2017 and the band has since released two more albums, “Solstice” and “Subliming” in 2018 and 2019 respectively. […]

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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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Guns, memes, and WWIII

If just for a moment, we celebrated New Year as the start of a clean slate. We popped our champagne bottles and firecrackers open to recognize the coming of a new decade, celebrating that nothing could be worse than 2019. What could possibly go wrong? We found out less than a week in: A U.S […]