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Improving the Oredigger

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Written by Lucy Orsi

Posted on 08 September 2014

The Oredigger Student Newspaper published its first issue in 1920. Since then, the paper has provided a unique forum for students on campus. Over the last ten years, however, the Oredigger has faced some of the same problems that have plagued national papers. Specifically, advertising revenue for the paper has decreased by over 50% since 2009. On top of this, the level of financial support from the school has decreased. In 2009, the paper received approximately $40,000 from the school. Last year, we received just $32,655 during the allocation process.

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Movie Review: "Spirited Away"

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Written by Erica Dettmer-Radtke

Posted on 15 September 2014

Spirited-AwayMiyazaki, director/writer of "Howl's Moving Castle" (2004) and "Princess Mononoke" (1997), brings his top game in "Spirited Away." Studio Ghibli, the studio responsible for this piece of art, outdid themselves with this movie, and it is possibly one of the best movies that they have made. It has won numerous awards, including an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film. "Spirited Away" follows a young girl, Chihiro, as she journeys into a strange magical world filled with witches, spirits, and a magical bathhouse.

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Uproar Music Festival

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Written by Curt Dennis

Posted on 15 September 2014

It seems that when large entertainment tours roll through Denver, a problem arises. Mayhem Festival, featuring the likes of Korn and Avenged Sevenfold, decided they needed two days and two different venues to perform at; the Oddball Comedy Tour had one of the smallest lineups for their Red Rocks show; Riot Fest, as was all over the news, got kicked out of their initial venue and moved to Sports Authority Field. Uproar wasn't any different, opting for only half of their talent to rock the 1st Bank Center. Luckily, the artists that performed were some of the top bands on the tour.

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Gear Review: Donnay Tennis Racquets

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Written by Kellen Malone

Posted on 15 September 2014

DonnayXDualGold99-1When one thinks of tennis racquets, what brands immediately come to mind? Head? Prince? Babolat? Wilson? Usually, they are the brands that sponsor the best players in the world. Wilson has Roger Federer and the Williams Sisters; Head has Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova; and Babolat has Rafael Nadal, Andy Roddick, and Li Na. It is no wonder that even avid tennis players have never heard of Donnay racquets. No top pros are sponsored by them. But back in the day, when wooden racquets were the bee's knees, Donnay was by far the most popular tennis racquet company. Every major champion and tennis great before the 90's used a Donnay racquet: Rod Laver, Bjorn Borg, Margaret Court, even as recent as Andre Agassi. In 1981, Donnay produced the most racquets in the world. But the company did not transfer into graphite racquets like other popular brands, and, in 1988, administration took over the company and sales became stagnant; the company's shares meandered between governments and individuals.

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BioShock A Series in Review

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Written by Frank Knafelc

Posted on 15 September 2014

Bioshock-Rapture-_-ColumbiaWhile one has to realize that to review the entire BioShock series is sort of a ridiculous task in itself as it covers an immense and radically diverse amount of ideas, gameplay, and characters, one must also have to come to the conclusion that to not to do this review would have been extremely parasitic as well. Despite this terrible catch in the end, a hand was forced to write this review by the recent disbanding of the Irrational Games team, the creators of the BioShock series. Recalling that a man chooses while a slave obeys, and in an effort to do the game some justice and possibly influence someone who has not played any or one of the three segments of the series, a basic overview of its titles are provided.

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