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The student voice of the Colorado School of Mines

Volume 94, Issue 3 April 14, 2014


Mining the Oceanfloor

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Engineers Without Borders travels to Nicaragua

Students help raise funds for cancer patients at last weekends baseball and softball games.

GSG and USG split over student fee

Opinion from GSG Representative Opinion from Editor-in-Chief
For those who have missed the recent controversy, Undergraduate Student Government (USG) voted unanimously to increase the Associated Student Fee (AS Fee) over the unanimous objection of the Graduate Student Government (GSG) on March 17th. This polarizing vote has soured intergovernmental relations and drawn signicant criticism to USG. Backlash from this criticism sparked fingerpointing by representatives of USG and Mines Activity Council (MAC). These representatives accuse GSG of obstructing extra-curricular activities and ignoring student life on campus. As a department representavtive who voted against the AS Fee increase, I can tell you that these accusations against GSG are not true. GSG has a strong record of supporting activities for its members and commits 25% of its operating budget to USG for the sole purpose of supporting clubs and organizations utilized by the entire student body. However, we unanimously opposed the fee increase because it was unclear why the additional money was necessary or how it was to be spent. The procedures outlined in the USG/GSG Joint Operating Agreement (JOA) were ignored in USGs rush to vote. The JOA clearly states that a joint task force between the two entities should have been formed with members from both governments before any vote was presented. The purpose of this task force would have been to facilitate intergovernmental communication and a mutual understanding. Additionally, the JOA states that the task force was to conduct a survey of the student body to identify needs and concerns that could be addressed. This did not happen. GSG was never contacted to form the JTF. To date, no evidence has been provided from USG that any survey or major discussion with the student body was conducted. When representatives for USG spoke at the joint operating meeting held March 17th, the common theme was to provide a better experience for the students at Mines. Unfortunately, there was no data or statistics to support this claim. USG also showed interest in providing legal services for students but could not identify the student need for such a program. The lack of hard data from a student survey greatly hurt the USG representatives in their ability to defend their decisions to the GSG representatives before the nal vote was cast. To make matters worse, USG sprung the issue on GSG with little warning and insucient time. GSG was only informed of the proposed AS Fee increase after USG had already unanimously approved the proposal in their own council at the end of January. No input was solicited from GSG. This ies in the face of CSM Board of Trustees recommendations. Continued at GSG on SA Fee on page 3

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Benjamin Goertz Guest Writer

Lucy Orsi Editor-in-Chief

Much has been written about the recent increase to the Associated Students Fee (AS Fee) and the quickly deteriorating relationship between the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) and the Graduate Student Government (GSG). The Oredigger has published opinions from both sides of this debate and has been relatively pleased by the level of student interest these articles have generated. While we will continue to remain an unbiased forum for this discussion, as the leader of an organization that represents both undergraduate and graduate students, I believe I can oer some valuable insight. The opinions expressed in this article are my own and do not represent the opinions of this organization. As the March 17th debate over the AS Fee and the subsequent articles have showcased, there is a growing divide between USG and GSG. The level of debate, however, has been disappointing. On one side of the debate, we have USG arguing that the decit between the amount of money requested by student organizations and the amount of money USG has to allocate has been steadily increasing from year to year. As a voting member of USG, a past member of the now dissolved Budget Committee, and the leader of an organization that relies on money from this fee, I can attest to the validity of this statement. Even with the increase in the students fee this year, USG was forced to make severe cuts

Mines Softball wins 3 out of 4

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Minds and Mines asks whats your motivation?

to many organizations budgets. The Oredigger itself experienced signicant cuts that will result in serious operating constraints for the next academic year. It is these realities that led me to support the increase in the AS Fee on March 17th. On the other side of the debate is GSG, arguing that there are no reliable statistics to show a true need for the increase or evidence that the more than just a select group of involved students will benefit from such an increase. Furthermore, members have argued that USGs past nancial irresponsibility should result in more frugal and wary budgeting procedures. These are all valid arguments. It is probably true that USG could have done more to produce accurate statistics about how the increased fee would benet campus and it is probably true that members failed to adhere to operating procedures. The quarter page bulleted list of information was admittedly sparse and the debate that followed did little to ameliorate these concerns. At that time, I did not truly appreciate the arguments posed by GSG. Still, after a few weeks of reection, I still believe I voted in the right way. GSG is right to criticize USG, but despite the faulty methods used to pass the fee increase, there seems to be an overwhelming amount of evidence that the fee increase is in fact necessary. Continued at Defending the SA Fee Increase on page 3

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Ramiro Rodriguez, Staff Writer

Geneva, Switzerland - The Large Hadron Collider beauty collaboration has announced the discovery, to a certainty of 13.9 sigma, of exotic hadrons. These hadrons are exotic because the type of matter discovered cannot be classied within the traditional quark model of matter. The exotic particle is currently known as Z(4430), which was discovered after 25000 decays of B mesons, after 180 trillion proton-proton collisions inside of the Large Hadron Collider.

Boulder, Colorado - A study done by University of Colorado Boulder researchers have found that a predisposition to procrastinate is genetic. The study also links genetically the predisposition to procrastination to a predisposition to be impulsive. The study involved surveying 181 pairs of identical twins and 166 pairs of fraternal twins. Study author Daniel Gustavson says, Learning more about the underpinnings of procrastination may help develop interventions to prevent it, and help us overcome our ingrained tendencies to get distracted and lose track of work.

Durham, North Carolina - Biomedical engineers at the Pratt School of Duke University have grown skeletal muscle that is able to contract and expand, selfrepair, and be integrated into animals easily. According to researchers, the lab made muscles are able to contract as strongly as neonatal skeletal muscle. The breakthrough has started other work for the researchers as work has begun on seeing on whether this lab grown muscle will be able to heal damaged muscle tissue in humans.

Queensland, Australia - Researchers at the University of Queensland have developed a painkiller that is judged to be 100 times more powerful than morphine while being non-addictive. The experimental drug was developed from conotoxin, the protein found in the venom of the cone snail. The venom works differently from non-venom based painkillers in that it blocks specic channels in the nervous system. The drug, if deemed safe for human use, could be used for the treatment and relief of severe chronic pain while not carrying the risk of addiction or death by overdose.

Oredigger Staff
Lucy Orsi Editor-in-Chief Emily McNair Managing Editor Taylor Polodna Design Editor Connor McDonald Webmaster Amos Gwa Business Manager Arnaud Filliat Copy Editor Katerina Gonzales Content Manager Jared Riemer Content Manager Karen Gilbert Faculty Advisor

Headlines from around the world

Ramiro Rodriguez, Staff Writer
After the overturning of a 2013 court ruling, the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster will now be able to register as an ocial religion in Poland. The overturning was based on the parody religion not being given a requested extension to turn in documents which would have made the religion ocial in Poland. Polish Pastafarians, the term for followers of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, greeted the announcement by shouting pasta repeatedly in unison in front of the Warsaw court. Two UN sta workers were shot and killed on arrival at the Galkayo airport in Somalia by a man wearing what appeared to be some sort of uniform that has yet to be identied. According to the UN Oce on Drug and Crime, the two men were in Somalia to give technical assistance to local authorities and help build local capacities in the eld of illicit money ow. The attack has yet to be claimed by any of the local crime organizations, pirate groups, or local militias, which have been in control of the country since the early 1990s. NATO has released satellite imagery that shows Russian military hardware and Spetznaz, the Russian special forces, amassing near the RussianUkrainian border. General Phillip Breedlove has said that a possible counter to Russias troop movement would be to send American troops into NATO-member states in Eastern Europe. The Russian foreign ministry, however, is claiming that the release of the satellite imagery is no more than an attempt to rally NATO against an imaginary external threat to NATO members and to strengthen demand for the alliance. CBS has announced via Twitter that David Letterman will be replaced by Stephen Colbert as host of The Late Show. A formal timetable has not been announced as of yet; what is known is that Letterman plans to retire sometime during 2015 and that Colbert has sign a contract to host the talk show for ve years. It has also been announced the Colbert will be hosting the show as himself rather than the character he plays for his satirical news show, The Colbert Report. As Colbert himself said in last Thursdays release Simply being a guest on David Lettermans show has been a highlight of my career, I never dreamed that I would follow in his footsteps, though everyone in late night follows Daves lead. Im thrilled and grateful that CBS chose me. Now, if youll excuse me, I have to go grind a gap in my front teeth. Jonathan Fleming, who has spent the last 25 years in prison on murder charges while he claimed he was on a family vacation, has been released from prison after a review of his case revealed that a receipt which would have exonerated him has been suppressed by police ocials and the only evidence against had been a witness that would recant her statement a week after having made it. Fleming was in Florida when Darryl Rush was shot in a dispute over stolen money. The witness against Fleming was a woman who, a week after her statement, recanted in front of a judge and claims she was persuaded to testify in order to not to go to prison after being found in a stolen van while on probation.

Local News
The Department of Mining Engineering is hosting an open house for their Excavation Engineering and Earth Mechanics Institute (EMI) on April 25 from 2:30 to 5:30 pm. The department is inviting all members of the Mines community to the event, which will showcase the little known asset at the school. The open house will celebrate past, present, and future projects. An explosion at a Denver apartment complex forced residents to evacuate early Sunday morning. The explosion and subsequent re occurred in the laundry room of the complex. Residents were evacuated just after 7 am. As of this writing, no injuries have been reported. State Senator Larry Crowder proposed that cantaloupes and peaches be Colorados state fruits. Both fruits have a long history in the state. Palisade peaches grow near Grand Junction while Rocky Ford cantaloupes grow in southeastern Colorado. A garbage truck in Aurora dumped its load on Friday after it caught re. Drivers noted smelling smoke and alerted the driver of the truck. The Aurora re department quickly put out the re, but it still caused many road closures in the area. The cause of the re is unknown. Citizens of Divide, Colorado, have selected their new mayor. A bloodhound named Pa Kettle is the new mayor of the small town. The dog beat out several other animals including a hedgehog, a horse, and a wolf. Pa Kettle is replacing Walter the three-legged cat.

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GSG on SA Fee The art of translating

Ben Goertz Guest Writer
Continued from Page 1 Board in May of 2013, presents a timeline stating that USG and GSG should have discussed new AS Fee proposals between August and January of the academic year. Additionally, the document states that Any voting relating to student fees requires: 1) Full disclosure of information relating to the fee or fee increase; and 2) Agreements on the disbursement of non-biased, factual information regarding the vote. Despite this recommendation, the only information passed from USG to the GSG representatives was a quarter-page bullet list with club trivia and vague spending options. This was clearly insufficient for a document that should have represented months of deliberation and at least one survey of the entire student body. This alarming lack of planning clearly demonstrated that USG has not adequately addressed the problems in the budgeting process that lead to a $45,000 deficit at the beginning of the academic year. While the budgeting committee for USG was dissolved in an attempt to address its deficiencies, the new structure has not operated long enough to demonstrate improvement. I did not believe it would be prudent or in the interests of the student body to throw additional money at an organization that has yet to demonstrate need or prove itself financially responsible. Several uninformed commentators have stated that GSG has lost touch with the student body and opposes out-of-the-classroom activities at Mines. What some students do not realize is that, as stated previously, GSG contributes 25% of its operating budget to USG for the sole purpose of funding the clubs and organizations utilized by both undergraduate and graduate students at Mines. GSG also funds initiatives that provide cooking classes, discounted coffee at local businesses, and social events for academic departments and graduate students on campus. In addition, GSG provides numerous research and travel programs that benefit both graduates and undergraduates alike. The GSG representatives are constantly receiving input from their fellow students on new initiatives that help bring the Mines campus together. GSG to this date has been able to perform these initiatives within its current operating budget while still providing enjoyable and innovative experiences for the community. Hopefully students at Mines will recognize that GSG has been unfairly attacked for its stance on the AS Fee. The problem lies with USGs blatant disregard for well documented and widely available procedures. It is the responsibility of USG representatives to know these operating procedures. Furthermore, as the originators of the AS Fee increase, the burden of justifying the additional funds should have been led by USG. Every other member of GSG I have discussed this with expressed similar sentiments. With insufficient communication from USG and no clear justification, I could not in good conscience vote in favor of increasing the Associated Student Fee for the student body.

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Jessica Deters Staff Writer

Authors usually receive all of the credit for their works, especially when their works go on to win prizes as prestigious as the Nobel Prize in Literature. However, 2012 winner Chinese novelist Mo Yan offers credit to his translator Howard Goldblatt, who has translated many of Mo Yans works into English. Goldblatt visited Colorado School of Mines on April 7 to speak about his background as well as his experience translating for Chinese authors. Goldblatt received his undergraduate degree from Long Beach State College, the only school to which he applied. Shortly after finishing his degree in the early 1960s, Goldblatt was drafted into the U.S. Navy and left the U.S. for the first time in his life. He was sent to serve in Taiwan. There he first encountered the Chinese language, which would later become central to his career. After serving another tour off the coast of Japan, Goldblatt returned to Taiwan and learned to speak Chinese. When Goldblatt returned to the U.S., he was encouraged to pursue graduate school. By 1974 he had earned both a masters and PhD in Chinese. He began teaching during his graduate school career, but it was his dissertation that led him to translating. I started teaching, and when I started teaching in San Francisco, I had to write a dissertation. I wrote

What lies under the sea?

Hope Sisley Staff Writer
Seventy-one percent of the Earths crust is covered by ocean. According to NOAA, more than 95 percent of the underwater world remains unexplored. In other words, seventy percent of the planet could hold vast, untapped mineral resources. As technology improves, humankinds ability to access these resources increases as well. Soon, the majority of mining may be done, not on land as today, but far below the sea. On March 6, Mr Tony OSullivan (now with OPX Mining) came to the Mines student chapter of the Society of Exploration Geologists (SEG) to talk about his experiences working for Nautilus Minerals, a company which seeks to exploit these undersea resources. Nautilus was started in 2005 to buy copper leases off of Papua New Guinea, Tonga, New Zealand, and so on. While offshore mining already occurs for diamonds in Namibia, gems in India, and tin in Malaysia, Nautilus was the first company to obtain an environmental permit for deep-sea mining. Nautilus takes its inspiration from the oil and gas industry. Terrestrial mineral deposits are becoming increasingly hard to find and more difficult to permit. Those that are found tend to be of lower grade, as the high grade deposits are discovered and mined out, and removal of the minerals tends to be detrimental to the environment. A mobile, ocean-surface mining platform, on the other hand, would leave a small footprint, since the infrastructure involved would be minimal. With very little exploration having been done, over three hundred massive sulfide deposits are known on the seafloor. A massive sulfide deposit forms when an undersea volcanic vent, or black smoker, releases hot metallic gases into the water. The metals fall in a sort of particulate rain, down current from the smoker, leaving incredibly rich deposits of copper, gold, silver, zinc, iron, and many other useful minerals. They also form a chimney over the hydrothermal vent, which collapses once the vent goes cold, leaving a mound of high-grade ore. Some of the richest terrestrial mineral deposits that have been mined are ancient black smokers; Nautilus proposes to mine them while the sulfides are still fresh - a few years (or even months) old instead of a few million years old. In 1996, the first deep-sea title was granted to the people who would later go on to found Nautilus. The title is for an area of the seafloor the size of Spain; Nautilus wishes to snap up as much land as they can now while such properties are still cheap. The deposit they wish to mine, Solwara 1, is off the coast of Papua New Guinea, near an island called New Ireland. It is a modern, active massive sulfide, with fifteenmeter-high chimneys, strongly faultcontrolled, and relatively small but easily accessible. The mineralogy is simple, consisting of mainly chalcopyrite, a copper ore mineral. Best of all, the ore grade is 7.2% copper. To put this in perspective, the average grade of copper ore currently being produced from is less than 0.6%. Despite the attraction of such an impressive ore, the operating lease for the property was not granted until 2011, following extensive investigations into available technologies, environmental studies, geophysical surveys and so on. The overlying water allows for sonar mapping of the substrate, which is helpful because the vent plumes can be tens of kilometers across and can interfere with mapping efforts. Geochemical sampling of the plume itself was conducted, and drill cores

about a writer who lived in Manchuria who no one knew about, but subsequently became famous (because of the translation). I had to translate a lot of her work because no one else could. I thought this was absolutely interesting and it was something that I could do reasonably well, Goldblatt said. He translated a Chinese novel about the Cultural Revolution, which went on to become a bestseller. People came to know who Goldblatt was through this translation. Eventually, Goldblatt retired from teaching and decided to translate exclusively. Goldblatt is best known for his translations of Mo Yan because of the success Mo Yan achieved. The Nobel committee could only read Mo Yan through my or French or Swedish translation, Goldblatt said. Theyre reading Mo Yans novel but theyre reading my words. Goldblatt offered insight into the world of a translator. Though he converts other authors works from Chinese to English, Goldblatt said his allegiance lies with his English readers.My readers are important. Its gotten me into some hot water in China, Goldblatt said. He often receives criticism about his translations from native Chinese speakers. The only times I listen (to criticism) is when I miss something the Chinese readers would get. Translating Chinese works into English has become quite the business, and Goldblatt says a lot of writers in China tend to write for the

translator. Mo Yan spoke recently and said a lot of writers these days in China tend to be writing for the translator, to make it easy for the translator. He says you absolutely cannot do that. You only write for your readers and let the translators deal with it, Goldblatt said. Hes absolutely right. Then we (translators) deal with it. I deal with it in a way that publishers can sell books. Its a clunky, literal, stuffy translation that agrees very closely to the Chinese original. Often times though, Goldblatt will come across a phrase or idea that does not translate into English. I just skip it or I work around it, and I make something up that kind of works, Goldblatt said. Translators allow works of all cultures to transcend their native language and be read and understood by different parts of the world. Some say that a translation is no substitute for the original. Goldblatt disagreed, Of course it is. Thats exactly what it is. Its not a rewriting; its a substitute. These substitutions allow for a broader understanding of the world. Goldblatts translations offer insight into the China that can only be gained by speaking to those who experienced events such as the Cultural Revolution and One Child Policy that are discussed in the novels he has translated. That ability to transcend language and allow drastically different cultures to understand each other makes translating a beautiful and essential art.

Defending the SA Fee increase

Lucy Orsi Editor-in-Chief
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This year, E-Days packets sold out in the first two days. Nearly 1800 unique students have participated in an intramural sport. The International Students Center had an average attendance of 431 at their various cultural events, including 1500 people at the annual International Day celebration. Despite these impressive statistics, each of these clubs received significant budget cuts last Thursday night during the allocation process. The additional $60,000 generated by the $6 SA Fee increase is honestly a drop in the bucket. The increase is so moderate that I feel confident in saying the surveys and statistics that USG no doubt should have prepared, would have soundly supported an increase of more than $6. As for responsibility, I think GSG has a fair point, but their solution of limiting USGs budget does nothing to solve the problem. At the beginning of this year, USG faced a budget deficit of $45,000 that forced them to

sequester 2.6% of the budgets of all the governing bodies. This was a huge problem. However, it was not the allocation process or even budget committee that made the mistake. It was simply a communication problem between USG and the administration concerning how much money was actually available to allocate. This communication error has already been corrected and the $45,000 deficit never actually came to fruition. Thus, each governing body was recently returned the majority of their sequestered funds. The discussion of budget responsibility is a good one and there are definitely areas in which USG can improve, but this is not a reason why the modest increase of $6 is a bad idea. Its a reason why USG should never waiver in its commitment to bettering the allocation process. GSG has done a good job calling attention to some of USGs inadequacies and I hope that USG takes these into consideration for the coming year. However, it is abundantly clear that the fee increase is necessary. The modest proposal of $6 is hardly an unbearable burden for students to bear for a few more E-Days packets and a better newspaper.

were taken, but the cores were pulverized by the rig. In order to circumvent this problem, in a mere fourteen months Nautilus developed a drill mounted on an ROV (remotely operated vehicle), an underwater robot controlled from the ship. The new drill took core recovery from ten to seventy percent. Another new technology Nautilus created, going from concept to practice in less than two years, is an electromagnetic survey of the seafloor, which shows useful ores but not pyrite, giving an excellent picture of copper mineralization at the site. As it turned out, Nautilus had to invent a number of technologies to make seafloor mining feasible and efficient. They based their production machinery on pipeline building/ burying ROVs developed for oil and gas, and the mechanism to bring ore to the surface was modified from a Chevron machine that pumps drilling mud out of offshore drillholes. There are three types of ROV, two rock cutters and a collector. The machines are quite large, about four meters by ten meters (12x30). The first cutter makes a bench in the sea floor, the second cutter mines the bench, leaving piles which the collector chews up. The ore sizing is done on-site by the collector, which sucks up the material into the pump. The pump carries the ore to the ship, where it is dewatered; the water is used to power the pump, and the pump is designed in such a way that waste material from the seafloor returns to where it came from, rather than being dumped. The ore is then offloaded onto another, larger ship, which takes it to the mainland to be sold to China. The mine should be productive for about three years before the mine ship must be moved to a new location. Continued at

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Geek Week
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shouted, Avengers assemble! and it was so much fun to just be that dorky guy who didnt care. Why did you decide to come to Mines? I came to Mines because I really wanted to get into a quality institution and it was close to home, and remarkably known for being so close to home. I really didnt know about it until I started my college search, but when I got the email saying free application, no essay, and all that, and after I did all the research and found out it was such a good school, it was really easy decision. More along the lines of why Im in science in general is the show Numb3rs. Every Friday night throughout high school I would watch Numb3rs. I loved the characters and loved the fact that I was able to see technical skills being used in a real world application. So thats actually why I came into a technical school, and I came in as a math major. I switched over to a physics major after my experience with both Phys 1 and Phys 2, after they just blew my mind. It was so cool having my mind blown every day in class and having an experience seeing how the universe works, how God chooses to use the universe, and it was really cool. What are the best things about being a physics major and what are the worst things? The best things about physics is that weve got a wonderful program, really quality teachers that are invested in supporting us and helping us learn. Its beautiful material. Again, its so cool getting into this mechanism of the universe and how things work. And the people are also lots of fun. Weve got a strongly built community, and I think the department does a good job of building that community: people that care for each other and things like that. As far as least favorite things: its a hard major. I think thats well-acknowledged on campus. But notwithstanding the fact that everybody has to work hard, we spend a lot of time doing our stuff, and we love it. And thats both a good and a bad thing. When you cannot get things because they exceed the realms of what were physically familiar withlike when we got into quantum mechanics, it was really hard for me. What are your future plans? What happens after Mines? I am off to the University of Arizona next year to study in their college of Optical Sciences: the PhD program. Im super excited, its going to be a great time, and its going to be a lot hotter than Colorado, so Im going to be missing the snow, but the program is super high-quality and it will be a great learning opportunity for me. What are you going to miss most about Golden? Definitely the people. But I think besides from that, I will miss waking up to crisp mountain air and the fog rolling over the mountains. I really just love this atmosphere. Its kind of a mountains feel, and I love the mountains, I love this climate. Ill miss ita lot. Ill miss the

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... Colton Bigler, Senior: Physics

memories. Favorite superhero and why? Captain America, because hes good. There was a line in what I think was called The Civil War in which Cap was purposefully breaking the law, but he didnt agree with the law. He told Spiderman that when everyone tells you that youre doing it wrong, and just sit down and move, but you know in your heart that what you believe is right, and theyre acting out of fear or hatred, your job is, that no matter if its just you, to plant yourself firmly in the way, and say No, you move! to the rest of the world because you know that youve got the right. Captain America is this idea of Im going to do whats right, regardless. Favorite quote? I wear a dog tag around my neck that says, Hope in the Lord, for in the Lord there is mercy, and abundant redemption, so thats always something I try to keep close to my heart. Also, I think the quote I used senior year in high school was one that I really enjoyed, and that was There may be someone whos better than you, but make sure its not because theyre trying harder. Do you have any advice for younger students? I guess I dont know that Im wise enough to be offering advice, butI would offer those starting or in the middle of their Mines career to enjoy the moment, because its a gift to them and because its beautiful. There is so much that this school offers us that wouldnt be something that we would anticipate. Its a very exciting place to be.

Katerina Gonzales Content Manager

Last week, the Oredigger caught up with someone just getting into the physics major, which is exciting, but it is also fun to pick the brain of someone who has been through it all. This week, Colton Bigler found time to talk about what he will be doing next at University of Arizona, his love of Captain America, and the best things about Mines. Do you consider yourself more of a geek or a nerd and why? I believe that I had these two terms socially defined for me in high school, in that a geek was more technically competent and less socially aware; a nerd had something that they enthused about. The nerds were a little bit more socially competent. I think within those contexts, that I fall within the nerd, but that definitions can change, so Ill leave that up to other people to define too. What has been your favorite nerd moment at Mines? Well, I think that the one that comes most readily to memory was this past weekend when the Captain America II movie came out. I was super excited, so I came in my full costume with a shield, and it was all sorts of fun, and it was a great movie. But I guess another one that I can remember now is the premiere of The Avengers, we were all getting ready for the movie to start, and I stood up in the middle of the theater, and I

New Captain America lacks answers

Hope Sisley Staff Writer
Despite the title, Captain America: The Winter Soldier is more about Black Widow, Nick Fury, and Steve Rogers difficulty adjusting to life as a SHIELD agent than it is about his reunion with (SPOILER!) Bucky Barnes, his former best friend and a character from the first Captain America movie whom most people completely forgot about. Despite that, however, it is a worthy installment to the Marvel franchise and better than The First Avenger. The Winter Soldier finds the Cap annoyed at Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) because he feels left out of the SHIELD needs-toknow network. Nick responds by letting Captain America (Chris Evans) in on the secret: a new flying defense system that will eliminate threats to world security before they happen. Robert Redford makes an appearance as a skeezy politician, Scarlett Johansson reprises her role as Black Widow, and Anthony Mackie appears as a likeable veteran who may or may not turn out to be another superhero. Danny Pudi - Abed from the excellent TV series Community - has a brief cameo as a nameless technician, and, of course, Stan Lee also shows up. The performances are solid, and all of the actors seem to be enjoying themselves. They also manage to make you care about viously seen in other Avengers arguably not an actual character. what happens to them, which is films) both have large roles; the Black Widows role in the film is important in an action movie, if Caps next-door neighbor, Kate, actually bigger than her role in gets to be a badass; and the Brit- The Avengers, leading inquirnot always present. COURTESY JAMES FENNER ing minds to wonder if The action sequences are about and when she will get what one has come her own movie. (Soon, to expect from Marvel. hopefully.) With a vilA car chase involving lain-of-color and not Fury stands out, parone but two black sutially because this is perheroes, the movie the first time viewers even (kind of) has rahave been treated to cial diversity as well as Samuel L. in action. gender diversity. It also offers a sense The Winter Solof danger, which has dier has an actual more effect simply plot and actual charbecause Nick Fury acter development, (the one in danger) with the friendship/ has seemed untouchbromance between able up to this point in Steve Rogers and his the franchise. Another two super sidekicks awesome sequence being especially enterinvolves an older taining. (Chris Evans woman unexpectedly and Scarlett Johanskicking some serious son are real-life pals.) ass. The main problem with Speaking of womthe film is its inability en, Marvel seems to to stand alone. More have gotten the mesand more, the Marvel sage that they need movies are becoming to start giving more less movie-like and screen time to femore like chapters male characters, with of a serial. This isnt pleasant results. The to say that someone only woman in the unfamiliar with the first Captain America Avengers would be movie, his girlfriend, unable to enjoy the Peggy, has a small but Captain America leaves the audience hanging. movie, but he or she significant speaking part; Agent ish representative on the security would need to get up to speed Maria Hill and Black Widow (pre- council is also a woman, though quickly. The movie helps with

Colton Biglers favorite superhero is Captain America.

some of this (mentioning, for instance, that Steve Rogers was frozen in ice for sixty years) but only a bare minimum. Also, a great deal of screentime is taken up preparing for the next installment in the Avengers franchise, whatever that might be. Characters are introduced who will no doubt be recurring. Plot elements are either not resolved or only sort of resolved, leaving the audience (Marvel hopes) salivating for the next chapter. Which... will not be until next summer, when The Avengers: Age of Ultron comes out. The Winter Soldier business? Left unresolved. The huge SHIELD shakeup that occurs during the film? (Dont worry, no spoilers.) Left unresolved. Captain Americas inability to fit in the modern world? Left basically unresolved. Black Widows sordid past? And so on. The world does get saved, of course, and the main plot - involving a government conspiracy and the aforementioned flying defense system - is wrapped up, but otherwise, this movie creates more questions than it answers. The viewer will just have to tune in next year. 4 out of 5 stars. Rated PG-13 because lots and lots of fighting, killing, dying, shooting, exploding, and other assorted violence, and probably some minor forgettable swearing.

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Ingenieros sin Fronteras - Puentes para la Prosperidad viaja a Los Gomez, Nicaragua
Andrew Hoffman Guest Writer
Members of the Engineers Without Borders - Bridges to Prosperity (EWB-B2P) student organization at the Colorado School of Mines recently traveled to Nicaragua to complete a social survey for a community development project. The team of ve included four students: Ethan Faber, Eric Rosing, Ashley Lessig, and Jeremy Beard as well as professional mentor Stephanie Fleckenstein. Over the course of the survey trip, the team spent their spring break collecting information about a group of four rural communities in the Carazo region of Nicaragua. The main goals were to collect information about development needs in the communities and identify what opportunities they saw for themselves. The Los Gomez area communities were the site of a pedestrian bridge construction project which was completed by the community members and EWB-B2P students at Mines in May 2013. A central focus of the organization is to help foster sustainable development by building a lasting relationship with communities. Additionally, the students work closely with the community members in developing feasible projects. However, it is critical that the community owns the project. In this way Mines students are able to use their technical training to help implement a project that is truly needed and which will be maintained long after the students have left. In this current project, which is still in its initial stage, the travel team helped identify a list of the most prominent issues the communities face such as access to a reliable water supply and health services. Faber mentions that such trips really help open eyes to the scale of poverty in the US versus developing countries. Lack of basic engineering infrastructure, such as primary schools without clean water, are virtually unheard of here, but in the Los Gomez communities, it is a fact of daily life. For American college students, the opportunity to help such communities develop their own solutions to their problems is rewarding both as realworld engineering experience and also for personal improvement. An interesting thing happens when people see families and even young children coping with such severe life problems and yet appear to be fundamentally happy, Faber muses. You can learn a lot from these people, and it really puts your own life and daily problems in perspective. A project can really be considered a success when both groups in an international development project come out having gained something and also having new lifelong connections. The team had a great time and got a lot of crucial social data over their trip. They are continuing communication with the communities and identifying next steps for the project. As the project becomes dened, the group will create a master plan document which will guide what actions need to be taken to realize the nal goal. The club is made up of a wide range of students. All majors and elds of study have something to contribute regardless of the type of engineering project. Knowing Spanish is an excellent asset but not at all required for group members. The travel team recalls that a main highlight of the trip was hanging out with the community after a days work collecting data. A lot can be shared even without words. The important thing is making the connection to develop a working relationship. Lessig recalls that she particularly enjoyed getting to play and interact with the kids. EWB-B2P Mines would like to thank donors Alcoa, CH2MHill, Schlumberger, Shell, and the Harvey Family Foundation who sponsor travel and material expenses for current projects and also to Bridges to Prosperity for all their work in the past and current bridge projects. Interested in joining? The club has two current projects: a second bridge construction and the new Los Gomez project. EWB-B2P has committee meetings Mondays at 6:00 PM (MZ 322), Tuesday at 5:00 (MZ 335), and Wednesday and Thursday at 5:00 (both in MZ 322). Also, the club is having a silent auction lunch benet pig roast on Saturday, April 19 from noon to 2:00. Both are great ways to learn about the club and have fun. For more information, see our website: http://

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Mines student Eric Rosing with community leader Don Felipe taking ow measurements from a spring which, at maximum capacity, serves several families.

Community leader Don Felipe explains to the travel team how the local water system works as well as problems it has and some possible solutions.

Local children spend time with the Mines travel team after the days work concludes.
Event Date:

April 19 from12-2 pm

Friedhoff Hall, Green Center, Colorado School of Mines

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Ryan Sayers Snowball Friday recap Memorial Pi Mile

Chris Robbins Staff Writer Elizabeth Starbuck McMillan Staff Writer
Mark your calenders, May 4, for the Ryan Sayers Memorial Pi Mile! Join the Colorado School of Mines Math Club with their fifth annual Pi Mile. The run is exactly 3.14 miles, no more and no less. This run is the perfect study break during finals! A portion of the proceeds from this race go to the Ryan Sayers Memorial Scholarship Fund. The Ryan Sayers Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund was established in 2008 as a spin-off from the Ryan Sayers Award Fund, which was first established in 2004. The scholarship fund is endowed in memory of Ryan Sayers to honor his life and contributions to the Mines community. He was an honor student of high intellect and passion who unselfishly devoted himself to teaching others. Starting in May 2004, the award has been given at each spring commencement, where the honorees have been acknowledged from the podium. While each one received a monetary award, the greatest honor is their association with the distinguished group of past and future recipients. In contributing to this scholarship, the CSM Math Club hopes to encourage others to continue Ryans efforts in their studies and their passions. They also hope that the enjoyment this event brings the community: both Mines and Golden, serves as an appropriate remembrance of Ryan during his years at Mines. The race is only $25 for adults and $15 for 12 & under until April 18th and then goes up to $30 and $15 for 12 and under until race day. Registration and sign in begins at 8:30am race day and the race begins at 10:00am. The run will begin on campus and continue along Clear Creek and then ends back on campus. Pies will be prizes for the top finishers. After the race, there will also be a drawing for door prizes from local area merchants. Good luck all race participants, the CSM Math Club hopes to see you there! For more information visit www. For the first time in the events brief history, the Snowball music festival came down from the mountain resorts and set up shop in Denver at Mile High Stadium. The three-day concert series, hosting several of todays up-andcoming artists in a variety of EDM and hip-hop subgenres, kicked off on Friday and snowballed from a small, modest group of concert goers in the afternoon to a crazy party of hundreds by the nights end. As the first artist to perform of the entire event, Atlanta native heRobust may not have had a large audience to work with, but he got them going strong all the same. His meshing of hip-hop beats with big bass drops upped the levels of enthusiasm and energy in the Groove Tent, and those arriving earlier on usually made a point to stop by his set first. Shortly after, the laid-back Rose Quartz led off the Ballroom Stages schedule and gave crowd members a calmer alternative to heRobusts bass beats. The Snowball Main Stage action began with Jimkata, whose indie-rock foundation with small infusions of electro captured the attentions of a fairly small yet dedicated audience that remained with them throughout their set. Lastly, the Heat Hut opened up shop just after the other sets and led off with Tropicool, the good times engineer out of Santa Barbara who twists tropical island beats with a sort of electric disco. Crowds were still relatively small as the next sets were beginning at each stage, but those that were there were really getting into the music being played, and the steadily increasing numbers of new folks coming through the gates were jumping right in and getting involved too. Henry Fong was the first to transition into the Groove Tent, and he quickly became the center of the festivals attention with his progressive electro-house beats. Not too far behind him, though, were the Floozies, the duo from Lawrence, Kansas who took over the Main Stage from Jimkata. Their electric funk rock style energized the Main Stage audience into quite a dance party despite it still being broad daylight. In the meantime, the English musical experimenter Real Magic held down the Ballroom Stage for a small yet loyal crowd, as did the Bixel Boys in the Heat Hut with their R&B-inspired trap style. With the sun going down and the crowds growing larger, Snowball started to become every bit as much about the experience and atmosphere as it was about the music. Earl Sweatshirt assumed control of the Main Stage, incorporating a heavy bass and steady beats into his rap tracks, while the Groove Tent saw GTA live up to their #DeathToGenres Twitter trend, incorporating virtually any and every musical style into their set to create their own unique sound. After sunset, the Heat Huts audience grew significantly with people seeking both warmth and music, which they got from the likes of Thomas Jack and Option 4. Jack, a 20-year old Aussie DJ, used his brand of ebbing and flowing music to keep audiences feeling good, while Chicagos Option 4 displayed his own signature brand of self-created house music, refusing to simply add his touches to someone elses work via remixing. For being quite a drastic difference in musical styles, Escorts electric techno disco sound absolutely

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Lemon poppy seed pound cake

Jacqueline Feuerborn Staff Writer
Looking for something delicious to munch on while doing homework? This might be just the thing. Lemon poppy seed pound cake is a delicious treat that will be made and promptly disappear into the stomachs of hungry college students. If the cake lasts more than just a day or two, it is probably a sign that it was made incorrectly. Cake: 1 cup butter, softened 2 cup sugar 4 eggs 4 tsp. grated lemon peel (two lemons) 4 tsp. grated orange peel (one orange) 1/2 tsp. vanilla 3/4 cup poppy seed (I use one 60 g jar.) 3 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. salt 1 cup milk Glaze: cup powdered sugar cup lemon juice cup orange juice Heat oven to 325 degrees. In large mixing bow,l combine sugar

and butter, then beat in eggs. Add poppy seeds, lemon and orange zest and vanilla. Add flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and milk. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often until all ingredients are moistened. Beat at high speed, scraping bowl often, until smooth (1 to 2 minutes). Pour into greased and floured 12 cup bundt pan or 10 inch tube pan. Bake for 55 to 65 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. While the cake is baking, combine the glaze ingredients and heat to dissolve sugar. Cool cake 10 minutes in pan and then drizzle glaze over cake. Cool completely remove from pan. Eat and Enjoy! Beware, if this cake is consumed within 24 hours of a drug test, whoever ate it could test false positive for having drugs in their system. This is due to the fact that poppies are the basis of opium, a strong drug. There will be no actual effects from consuming the poppy seeds. Any symptoms usually attributed to drugs are not from the cake; they are from something else you might have taken. So enjoy some lemon poppy seed cake but be sure to check the calendar for a drug test first.

owned the early evening stretches of Snowball, drawing in one of the largest and most animated audiences of the night. Heading into the homestretch of Friday night, everybody who was coming to the festival had arrived, crowds were the largest they had been all night, and they were ready to see the biggest artists put on a show. The nights last push started in the Groove Tent with Mimosa, the Los Angeles product that drew in hundreds with his hip hop inspired beats and booming bassline. To wrap up the night on the Ballroom Stage, the indie rocker girls of Warpaint kept their own sizeable audience with their captivating beats and lyrics. Justin Jay and his deep house style influenced heavily by Daft Punk finished up the evenings slate for the Heat Hut, which by this point was nearly full of guests looking to still enjoy music while avoiding the nights chill. That left only the Main Stage, who saved the best for last in Knife Party, one of the major headliners for all of Snowball. With most other stages wrapping up, almost everyone present flocked to the field in front of the Main Stage to see the Australian duo put on a show. And did they ever put on a show. Combining uptempo beats, creative buildups leading to massive bass drops, and a spectacular on-set light show, Knife Party had everybody at Mile High Park on their feet and rocking to the music. After their 90-minute set had concluded, they had left the crowd thrilled and clamoring for more. And more there would be, as this merely brought to an end the first day of the three-day long festival, with plenty more music to be heard and experiences to be had over the next two days at Snowball.

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CO Invitational Sunny weekend for softball

Chris Robbins Staff Writer
This past weekend, the Oredigger track and field team went up north to Boulder to compete in the Colorado Invitational hosted by CU, putting in a good showing and returning to Golden with a couple of podium finishes. Beginning with the womens team, McKenzie Zeman finished 18th overall in the 200-meter, followed by Lizzie Gabel in 20th, Amanda Giles in 32nd, and Kayla Johnson 34th. Zeman also posted a sixth place finish in the 400-meter, while Taylor Baird grabbed 15th in the 800-meter. Hanna Schuster had a fourth place showing in the 1500-meter running along with Laura Porras (36th) and Susan Frazier (39th). In the 3000-meter, Kirsten Farquhar placed third and Nicole deMontigny ninth, while in the 100-meter hurdles Johnson ended in eighth and Giles 15th. Ann Miller grabbed fourth in the 3000-meter steeplechase, while Johnson and Giles finished 11th and 13th respectively in the high jump. Amber Harley ended 18th in the long jump event and Casie Ratzlaff took tenth in the shot put and 13th in the discus. Ratzlaff also took 11th in the hammer competition, alongside Brittany Holloway in 20th, and Giles and Johnson came home third and tenth respectively in the javelin event. On the mens side, Oredigger runners finished in 25th (Marc Leachman) and 26th (Billy Helm) in the 100-meter event, as well as finishes of 20th (Garrett Hoch), 23rd (James Lewis), 27th (Helm), and 29th (Nicholas Masching) in the 200-meter. Ian Rozier ran second in the 400-meter, with Hoch ending fifth, Ryan Morningstar seventh, Matt Drotar tenth, Austin Shaffer 11th, Michael Lanahan 16th, and Masching 22nd in the same event. In the 800-meter, Kodi Burns ended up 23rd, Dallas Hall 31st, and Jon Wells 36th. Marty Andrie and Frank Socha took tenth and 11th respectively in the 1500-meter competition, as well as Patrick Weaver (22nd) and Dan Mahoney (37th). Seth Topper grabbed third place in the 3000-meter distance, followed by Ryan Bull in fifth, Andrie in sixth, Josef Bourgeois in 15th, Roy Bowling in 26th, and Edward Mulhern in 28th. Continuing with the men, the 110-meter hurdles saw Raymond Simmons take tenth place and Dakota Burgerhoff 18th, while the 400-meter hurdles had Kendrick Rhea take ninth. Sam Tillery finished fifth in the 3000-meter steeplechase, while Mines relay teams took third in the 4X100 event (Justin Gildemeister, James Lewis, Jeff Stephens, Seun Ogunmodede), as well as second (Drotar, Rozier, Weaver, Hoch) and fourth (Morningstar, Lanahan, Shaffer, Lewis) in the 4X400. Ogunmodede, Hall, and Morningstar grabbed fifth, tenth, and eleventh respectively in the high jump competition, while Ben Timmer and Gildemeister took first and third in the pole vault. The long jump saw Orediggers finish consecutively with Stephens (10), Kento Okamoto (11), and Leachman (12). CSM had finishes of ninth (Austin Roup), 19th (Nicolo Redfern), 20th (Jacob Hollister), 22nd (Ryan Ewen), and 26th (Sam Pauling) in the discus, as well as tenth (Ewen) and 16th (Hollister) in the shot put. Lastly, Orediggers took fourth (Hollister), eighth (Ewen), ninth (Roup), 14th (Redfern), 16th (Jace Warren), and 19th (Pauling) in the hammer in addition to second (Stephens) and third (Weaver) in the javelin event. Mines will be back to the track on Wednesday, April 16 in Walnut, California for the start of the Mt. SAC Relays, followed by the Bryan Clay Invitational in Azusa, California on Friday the 18 and the Beach Invitational in Norwalk on Saturday the 19. The Orediggers will look to have strong showing in all three events across the weekend.

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Baseball splits with CSU-P

Katarina Gonzales Content Manager
It was perfect weather for baseball all week, but a forecast for snow altered the schedule to contain two double headers on Friday and Saturday. The Orediggers won a game each day, resulting in the series split: 13-8 win and 5-2 loss Friday, then 8-3 loss and 3-1 win Saturday. The split takes CSMs record to 16-17 overall, with 14-12 in conference play. The scoring on Friday began on a Thunderwolves error in the bottom of the second, sending junior third baseman Josh Martinez across the plate, and was shortly followed by freshman Logan Smith tripling, scoring seniors Derek Skrdlant and Evan Brown. CSU-Pueblo responded by scoring three runs in the top of the third and tying the game up, but Mines would take the lead for good in the fourth inning on sophomore Nate Olingers double that scored Smith and Brown. Junior Ben Gilman took the mound for the first game, and pitched six innings, giving up three earned runs (five total) on eleven hits, walking two but striking out six. Freshman Nathan Smythe picked up his first save of the year by pitching the final three innings of the game. The offense provided plenty of insurance, scoring four in the fifth and three in the seventh, with Smith, Martinez, Brown, and Skrdlant all going three-for-five, and Olinger driving in five runs, tying a career high. Despite a decent outing from Nate Olinger on the mound in the evening game, Mines ended up losing 5-2. Olinger fanned ten Thunderwolves while only walking one and giving up three runs on six

With bad weather on Sunday in the forecast, the Colorado School of Mines softball team had their games rescheduled to a FridaySaturday series with two games each day. Blessed with beautiful weather both Friday and Saturday, Mines took three of the four games to improve their record to 15-22 and 11-17 in the RMAC After losing their first game to Colorado Christian on Friday, the Lady Orediggers beat Adams State in their Friday finale. In their two games on Saturday, Mines put up 12 runs in each game beating both Adams State and Colorado Christian by the combined score of 24-4. In the first game, Kristen Prudhomme started out strong, giving up only one run and a walk through the first five innings, but heading into the with Mines up 3-1, CCU scored three in the sixth and seven runs in the seventh to win 11-3. Prudhomme gave up seven earned runs on five hits and three walks. Cassie Ford had went 2-for3 with two RBI and a run scored. Ford had a two-out double in the fifth to score Kara Walling and Morgan Anderson to give the Lady Orediggers the short lived lead. In the second game, Mines defeated Adams State 5-4. Prudhomme pitched seven strong innings giving up one earned on 10 hits to earn her eleventh win of the year. Mines struck first in the bottom of the first when Paige Noehring took home on a fielders choice

when Anderson was caught stealing second. The Lady Orediggers added to their lead in the third with two runs. Adams State responded in the fifth inning scoring one run, but in the bottom of the inning Mines scored two more to stretch their lead to 5-1. The Grizzlies tried to rally in the seventh, scoring three runs on three hits thanks to two errors by the Orediggers, but Mines settled down and got the final three outs to take the 5-4 lead. Melissa Walling went 2-for-3 with an RBI and Jennifer Tippetts was 1-for-3 with an RBI. Melissa Marshall scored two and Noehring scored one and had an RBI, both were 2-for-3. Gianna Duncan walked three times in the contest. The Orediggers got on the board first in the second inning when Gianna Duncans RBI triple scored teammate Melissa Marshall. Duncan later scored when Kara Walling put down a perfect bunt to give the Orediggers the early 2-0 lead. Adams State responded in the third scoring three runs on two hits. In the bottom of the inning the Orediggers responded with three runs of their own to lead 5-3. Courtney Derus homered to left, scoring Sami Springer and later in the inning Marshall scored on a fielders choice. In the fourth inning, Mines padded their lead scoring seven runs on eight hits. The Orediggers recorded five of their runs on RBI singles and six of the seven runs came with two outs. Prudhomme then shut down the side in the fifth to end the game on a mercy rule in five innings. Prudhomme recorded her

twelfth win of the year pitching all five innings giving up three earned on six hits with four strikeouts and one walk. Marshall had two RBIs on 2-for-3 hitting and Derus also had 2 RBIs with her team leading ninth home run of the year. Also with two RBIs, Duncan and Walling both went 3-for-3. In their final game of the weekend, the Lady Orediggers flirted with a perfect game and mercyruled their second straight team defeating Colorado Christian 12-1 in five innings. Kristen Prudhomme (13-16) recorded her third victory of the weekend and now leads the RMAC with 13 wins. Prudhomme retired the first 12 batters she faced. In the fifth inning, her perfect game ended with a hit by pitch, but at that point she still had a no-no bid. After the next two batters reached via a walk and a fielders choice, the no-hitter was broken up with two-outs on an RBI groundball through the left side of the infield. Mines started off the scoring in the first with an RBI single by Courtney Derus. In the third, the Lady Orediggers jumped all over CCU scoring nine runs on seven hits and one fielding error. They added two more runs in the fourth on an error to lead 12-0 heading into the final inning. Marshall and Duncan both had two RBIs, while Noehring, Anderson, Springer, Derus, and Walling all had one RBI. In the game, Derus extended her hitting streak to eight. The next contest for the Lady Orediggers will be Friday and Saturday against Metro State.

Mustang Tourney
Jared Riemer Content Managerw
Team Scores The Colorado School of Mines golf team headed to Goodyear, Arizona on Monday and Tuesday for the Mustang Intercollegiate golf tournament. After the first day of competition, and two rounds of play, the Orediggers were in seventeenth place. After the second day, the Orediggers placed thirteenth. Senior Kyle Grassel led the Orediggers and recorded a three over 75 for his first two rounds on day one and then shot a two-under 70 on the final day to finish +4 for the tournament and tied for 33 overall. Junior John Ahern shot a two-under 70 for his first round and followed that by a 75 and a 76 to finish +5 and tied for 38 overall. Kyle Miley (freshman) shot a six over 78 in the second round and bookended that with an even 72 and a one over 73 to finish +7 for the tourney. Senior Michael Lee finished his three rounds at eight over shooting a 74-77-73. Junior Jordan Arndt shot a 90-83-94 for (+51). As a team Mines shot a 292 in the first round, 305 in the second and 291 in the third for a total of 888.

1. No. 12 Western New Mexico University 282-290-281 853 2. No. 13 CSU-Stanislaus 284284-293 861 3. No. 2 CSU-Monterey Bay 295-293-275 863 4. No. 22 Sonoma State Uni versity 291-289- 287 867 T-4. Cameron University 286- 292-289 867 T-13. Colorado School of Mines 292-305-291 888 Oredigger Scores T-33. Kyle Grassel 75 75 70 220 T-38. John Ahern 70 75 76 221 T-51. Kyle Miley 73 78 72 223 T-57. Michael Lee 74 77 73 224 100. Jordan Arndt 90 83 94 267

hits. Nate Olinger, Zach Bothwell, Cody Marvel, and Smith led the offense, though all Oredigger hits went for singles. On the hill for the opening game Saturday, sophomore Christian Rooney got roughed up early, allowing six runs in the second inning, and Mines would not be able to catch up. Nick Vitulli came out of the pen and gave up a couple runs, but James Wurster, Brandon Storm, and Will Phillips closed out the game with scoreless innings. Mines offense was provided by Charlie Basils RBI double to left center field that scored two in the sixth, and Rey Chavarrias single in the eighth. For the series finale, sophomore Tommy Rodgers put forth a great pitching effort for his fourth win of the season, and a complete game. Rodgers gave up one run on five MICHAEL ROGERS / OREDIGGER hits, and struck out three, and of his 99 pitches thrown, 64 were for strikes. Offensively, Zach Bothwell was the driving force, driving in two runs in the sixth inning on a single to left. Olinger went twofor-three, and Basil and Skrdlant added hits as well. Mines will host Regis next, with evening games Thursday and Friday, and a double header Saturday.

Mines won one and lost one on both Friday and Saturday against CSU-P.

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Minds at Mines
What keep you motivated?
Katerina Gonzales Content Manager
There are now less than three weeks until nals begin and, for most, the long year weighs on the shoulders and motivation is hard to come by. Whether bright-eyed freshman or a senior itching to graduate, Mines minds need to stay motivated in the crucial stretch to the end. This week, Minds at Mines asked, What keeps you motivated?

Football, and staying eligible. And the end goal--getting a job. Blake Nicholas

A dream. My major is petroleum, so I want to learn more about energy. Jing Tian Zhang

The view from Lookout motivates me. Liam McGrail

Cats. Why? Cats are freaking awesome. I look at cats and Im like, I wanna do things. Carter Constantino

Editorials Policy The Oredigger is a designated public forum. Editors have the authority to make all content decisions without censorship or advance approval and may edit submitted pieces for length so long as the original meaning of the piece is unchanged. Opinions contained within the Opinion Section do not necessarily reect those of Colorado School of Mines or The Oredigger. The Oredigger does not accept submissions without identication and will consider all requests for anonymity in publication on a case-by-case basis. Submissions less than 300 words will receive preference.

There are many interesting clubs at Mines which span a wide variety of activities and one of the most impressive is the Club Hockey team. Founded in 1995 and currently participating in the Division III American Collegiate Hockey Association, the team has provided a great opportunity for hockey players at Mines looking to play at a competitive level without the sometimes overwhelming pressure of Division I teams. One of the best perks the club hockey team oers is its low costs. Dues are only $150 per semester which, compared to the actual cost of renting ice time, is extremely cheap. Ice time at local arenas like The Edge or Apex Arena can run as high as $200/hour but generous contributions from alumni, friends of the team, and family members defray the costs signicantly and enable the team to keep dues very low. Considering they have two practices and two games a week, the players denitely get their moneys worth. For students considering joining who have concerns about the time commitment, the team prioritizes schoolwork above practice with no penalties for missing a practice to get homework done or study. Another fun perk of being on the team is the Club Hockey Alumni game that is put on every year. The team goes to an Avalanche game at the Pepsi Center then plays against former alumni on the very same sheet of ice. Senior Karvel Haug described the experience: With the scoreboard above you and the 360 degree view of the stadium, it seems surreal. Perhaps the most fun parts of being on the team are the road trips. Each season the team makes three road trips to several destinations including New Mexico, Gunnison, CO, and Wyoming. The road trip destinations have expanded in recent years with last years trips to Texas and Nebraska and next years planned trip to Las Vegas, Nevada. Junior Matt Kreutz described them: The road trips are a great time for the team to bond and play some teams we normally wouldnt see. Although the team has not received as much recognition as other club sports in years past, they have made waves this season with one of their best records ever. We went 17-7-1 this season, said Mike Kissinger, the clubs Treasurer. Expanding on the teams improvement, Senior Gabe Gusey reected, The team has progressed so much in my time here at Mines and I hope that rise continues. For students interested in going to support the team next year, they play their home games at The Edge Ice Arena in Littleton. With no admission, the games make a great way to spend a Friday or Saturday evening or a romantic (and free) date. The Edge Ice Arena also has a bar called The Penalty Box for those fans who are 21 and older. The team holds try outs every fall near the beginning of the semester so keep an eye out for a notication email if interested in joining. For any further information or questions about the club feel free to email Daniel Fullerton, Team President, at dfullert@

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