Meditation is an incredible tool for strengthening the mind and body. Last week Lindsay Gonzalez lead a Meditation Workshop put on by BeWell and Student Activities. The workshop had a great turn out, almost 35 people, the positive and happy energy could be felt throughout the room.
Interview with Ian Stone, Editor in Chief of High Grade
Everyone at Colorado School of Mines has their own story. Some people come from far away countries, while others come from here in Golden but each one has a unique personality and reason for coming to Mines. Kassie Hudson made her way here from Texas, a place that can seem very far away and strange but she has quickly adjusted to life here at Mines.
Some of the clubs on campus have been here for longer than anyone can remember but there are also some newer ones that are popping up all of the time. One of these new clubs is ETA (Equality Through Awareness). They began in the early Fall so they are still completing their first year as a club on the Colorado School of Mines campus. ETA was created by a group of women in the Physics department. When the Oredigger talked to their new president, Libby Booton, about what ETA was she said, "ETA (Equality Through Awareness) is a group that focuses on promoting diversity in STEM fields, mainly Physics." There are three main things that ETA does: discussion groups, speakers, and their mentoring program.
In the tradition of 2004's "Finding Neverland" (the story behind the creation of Peter Pan) comes "Saving Mr Banks," the story behind the creation of Mary Poppins. The film tells two stories simultaneously: that of Mary Poppins' creator's childhood, and that of Walt Disney's battle to secure the film rights from her. The fact that the majority of the audience know how the story ends does not stop the film from being entertaining or engaging - even delightful. But, as with most Disney productions, the events shown in the movie have been cleaned up a bit, and some of the darker aspects were left out altogether.
After two months at Mines, senior Deborah Good knew she wanted to some day be the Geek of the Week. However, in those two months Good began writing for The Oredigger, and then became an editor and finally was selected as editor-in-chief for the 2013-2014 school year. She always saw her being Geek of the Week as a conflict of interest, but the dream lived on. Now that Good has completed her editor-in-chief duties and is preparing to graduate, that dream can finally come true.
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 five 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.
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.
For the first time in the event's 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 today's up-and-coming 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 night's end.
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.
Juggling two jobs, multiple clubs and cheerleading with Mines coursework is no easy feat. Arvada native and Mines sophomore in Engineering Physics Libby Booton does just that. Booton works as a TA for Physics 100 and teaches dance to children at the APEX center in Arvada. Between practices for the Mines Cheerleading team and meetings for various on-campus clubs, The Oredigger caught up with Libby to discuss her geekiness and love for Mines.