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The student voice of the Colorado School of Mines
Volume 92, Issue 23 April 16, 2012
JORDAN FRANCIS / OREDIGGER
Republicans rally at Colorado State Assembly
MLT performs the classic play “Urinetown”
Zombies invade as “Humans vs. Zombies” takes over the Mines campus. Read more about the game on page 9.
Digging up the AMS Lab helps CIA’s murky past with core classes
Andrew Cook Staff Writer
Often, it is impossible to mention the phrase “CIA” without instantly filling a listener’s mind with imagery ranging from detonating cell phones to explosive penguins. However, there are some researchers, such as McBride Program director Ken Osgood, who have spent the time digging up real information about the CIA’s murky past. During a Human Systems lecture last week, Osgood gave a speech entitled “The CIA and Regime Change in the Cold War.” The talk was taped by the TV channel C-SPAN and drew conclusions regarding the American, and more specifically, the CIA’s, mentality during the Cold War from three scenarios occurring overseas at the time. After a brief description of the history of the CIA, Osgood turned his focus to Iran in 1953. During that time, there was a dispute between the British and locals over oil nationalization. After Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadeq promised to stand up to the oil companies, the British responded by lobbying the US to overthrow him, claiming that he was a communist. The CIA decided to intervene and aided in successfully overthrowing the democratically-elected Mossadeq. Guatemala found itself in a similar situation just one year later. Guatemalan president Jacobo Árbenz wanted to redistribute non-fertile local land, owned by the United Fruit Company (UFC), to his own people. However, the UFC held a powerful position in the US as even the director of the CIA held stock in their company. They utilized this power to coerce the CIA into action, which eventually led to the replacement of Árbenz with a US chosen leader. Osgood’s final area of interest was 1973 Chile. US president Nixon was contacted by a wealthy and powerful Chilean businessman, who portrayed president-elect Salvador Allende as a communist and begged for his removal. Nixon contacted the CIA head, who responded by ordering about $8 million dollars worth of propaganda and anti-Allende activities, in hopes of ruining Allende’s appearance. The mission was a success for the CIA, and Allende was eventually overthrown. Continued at CIA on page 3
Will Parker Staff Writer
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get anyone from Calculus 1 to Calculus 3, Differential Equations to Advanced Engineering Math. The Applied Mathematics and Occasionally a random student with Statistics Learning Center, more a math question for their research,” commonly known as the “Math said Gates. Another tutor, Stephanie Isacco, Catch Up Lab,” is the place to go for additional math help. The enjoys helping the students, sayAMS Learning Center, located ing that “it’s cool seeing students on the second floor of Stratton get that ‘aha’ moment.” She then Hall in room 201. The new center elaborated that it is not uncommon opened its doors on January 25, for students to often stay for four or five hours. 2012,specifically to help “We get anyone from Calculus 1 “ We d o n ’t even kick undergraduate students to Calculus 3, Differential Equa- them out or anything.” with their tions to Advanced Engineering T h e math classes. A c c o r d - Math. Occasionally a random L e a r n i n g Center is ing to Teaching Associate student with a math question for s t a ff e d b y graduate Professor students as Holly Eklund, their research,” said Gates. well as unthe purpose of the AMS Learning Center is dergraduate math majors and is “to better serve the freshman and available to students Mondays and sophomores who are taking our Wednesdays from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM as well as Tuesdays and Thurscore classes.” Because everyone is required to days from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM. To assist students, the Learntake these core classes, the Math Department created the Learning ing Center has multiple areas for Center for everyone on the campus work and study. In the primary area to benefit from, not just the math there are two large whiteboards the tutors use to assist the visiting majors. One tutor, Jason Gates, who students with their work. proclaims himself as “a Differential Equations Guy,” confirmed the Continued at AMS on page 3 widespread use of the center. “We
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Joshua Kleitsch, Staff Writer
Cleveland, Ohio - A group of students at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, have proposed a solution to the age-old problem of winter potholes. They used non-Newtonian fluids to patch potholes because of their unique characteristics. Specifically, the students are studying the phenomenon of shear-thickening, which is when a fluid hardens after being subjected to a sudden force. The students reduced the effect of the hazards by filling bags with a non-Newtonian fluid and placing them in potholes.
Los Angeles, California - A team of UCLA researchers have genetically engineered stem cells to fight HIV in a living organism. The scientists engineered stem cells to develop into CD8 cytotoxic T lymphocyte cells, which are able to destroy HIV-infected cells. CD4 T cells, also known as white blood cells, become depleted as a result of the HIV infection. In a series of tests on mice the researchers found that after injecting the engineered stem cells, the number of CD4 T cells increased while levels of HIV in the blood decreased. According to a researcher this is the first step in developing a more aggressive approach to fighting HIV.
Garching, Germany - In a recent discovery, a group of physicists in Germany may now be able to create an “unhackable” network. The network relies on quantum entanglement, which states that when two atoms are entangled they share information. If one atom is measured, the state of the other atom is guaranteed to be known. This is used in information networks by entangling multiple atoms, and sending information from atom to atom via a photon. When an outsider observes the information they send a ripple through the network alerting the intended recipients to the intruder’s presence, thus making the network unhackable.
Marseille, France - Monkeys may have the intelligence to identify and effectively “read” short English words. In a study conducted by cognitive psychologists in France, baboons showed an ability to identify the unique arrangement of letters in each word. During the study, the monkeys would approach a touch screen computer. An arrangement of letters would appear and the monkeys would touch an “x” or an “o” depending on whether they believed the letters constituted a word. At the end of the study, the monkeys correctly distinguished words from non-words 75% of the time.
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Headlines from around the world
Joshua Kleitsch, Staff Writer
Two minutes after liftoff, the rocket carrying North Korea’s Bright Shining Star 3 satellite exploded, sending fragments to the bottom of the Yellow Sea. South Korean officials have estimated the cost of the failed satellite at roughly $450 million. Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda has announced that he will be pushing for restarting some of the nation’s deactivated nuclear power plants, hopefully before the summer brings increased demand. Due to the earthquake that hit the western shore of Japan last summer, 53 of the nation’s 54 nuclear power plants have been shut down. Noda is hoping to avoid power shortages by bringing some of the working power plants back on line. The Cholera vaccine Shanchol is now being distributed en masse in Haiti, in an effort to minimize the spread of the deadly disease. Since 2010, the disease has infected over 530,000 people, and killed more than 7,000. The vaccine is being administered to poorer n e i g h b o rhoods first, as they have less access to medical care. London police officials have announced that they believe the London anti-terrorist hotline has been hacked, citing youtube videos playing what appeared to be a recording of a conversation between a caller and the anti-terror hotline staff. An activist group has claimed responsibility for the incident, saying they have “terrorized the anti-terrorists.” The hotline will remain in operation while the incident is being investigated. Egypt’s election commission barred ten presidential candidates from running including three of the top runners. Farouk Sultan, the head of the Supreme Presidential Election Commission, did not give a reason for this action, leaving candidates with 48 hours to appeal the decision. The final candidates will be announced on April 26, 2012. The decision would remove powerful and controversial candidates opening the presidential election to moderates such as Islamist Abdel-Moneim and former minister Ahmed Shafiq. The winner of Egypt’s presidential election will be announced on June 21, 2012.
In Boulder, Colorado, a 44-year-old man, Joseph Scott Carter, plead guilty to kidnapping two hikers near Nederland in 2010. Carter has been sentenced to 22 years in prison after he struck a deal with prosecutors in February. According to authorities, Carter confronted a man and woman near a campground, separated them at gunpoint and handcuffed the man to a tree. Carter eventually let the woman go and the man was able to get out of the handcuffs by dislocating his thumb.
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In Colorado Springs, Colorado, a group of volunteers who were cleaning up trash in the city found what appears to be human skeletal remains. Police say that the city’s utilities department was running a trash clean-up last Saturday when the remains were found in the northwestern part of the city.
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In Denver, Colorado, artist Andy Bell created a portrait of Florida shooting suspect George Zimmerman using more than 12,000 Skittles. The Skittles are representative of the candy 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was carrying with Zimmerman shot him. The portrait is 3x4 foot and is titled “Fear Itself.” Bell states that his artwork is “a symbol of what happens when you let fear rule your life.”
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Highgrade brings AMS Lab helps with literary artists to core classes Mines campus
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Poetry lovers from across the country converged in Golden to present poems to the Mines community as part of the inaugural Art in Science and Technology (ArtiST) literary journal competition. Presentations varied tremendously, from intense and uncensored desire, to funny and ironic. Professional speakers presented pieces from a variety of sources including the five university journals Ink (Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology), Signatures (Rochester Institute of Technology), Erato (Georgia Tech), Rune (MIT) and High Grade (CSM). The following is a piece entitled “Consider the Barn Owl.” It was presented by special guest Phil Rodenbeck from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and is a metaphor representing drones. It is meant to be read through twice. “Consider the barn owl on a coming summer night: The hackshack frays of fencepost unnaturally protruding from the dirt and lemongrass patches, bone-dry lust, standing still, leaning out from a low fog—phosphorescent in the lower sun and so dividing, that one time becomes two, one place is cut in half, the churning gas lamp mist below and the motionless night on high—at the frayed edges of the cattle ranch where the willow-bobs have
The Colorado Republican State Assembly rallies the party base for upcoming election
Will Parker Staff Writer
Over this past weekend, Republicans from across the state gathered for the Colorado Republican State Assembly. Held at DU’s Magness Arena this past Saturday, the State Assembly was shaken slightly by a plan to get Ron Paul and Rick Santorum supporters to vote for Romney delegates to go to the Republican National Convention. Before the Assembly, the delegates were able to pledge for their candidate of choice, and the majority organized into several different coalitions. There was the pro gun coalition, the pro life coalition, the Romney coalition, and the Conservative Unity Slate coalition. The Conservative Unity Slate consists of unpledged and Santorum delegates who were supported by the Ron Paul and Rick Santorum campaigns. These coalitions all catered to different factions of the Republican party in an attempt to have their voices heard at the Republican National Convention. The various coalitions were easily identifiable by the fliers they handed out in the beginning, however, due to a few individuals who were acting of their own accord, there was an attempt to misinform the members of the Conservative Unity Slate. The Conservative Unity Slate’s pamphlet was an eight and a half by eleven sheet of paper cut in half with “CONSERVATIVE UNITY SLATE COLORADO – 2012” written across the top. It then had a message to conservatives, with the Ron Paul and Rick Santorum campaign logos at the bottom. On the back were their twelve endorsed candidates, all unpledged delegates except for two Santorum backers. Several people distributed a fake Conservative Unity Slate that had the same logo along the top but it did not have the two campaigns logos on it. All of the delegates listed on it were pledged to Mitt Romney, except for one who was unpledged. This attempt at misinformation was not endorsed by Romney’s campaign, but rather was carried out by individuals acting on their own accord. Before the voting began, there was an announcement made about the fake pamphlets that had been handed out, and the delegates knew about the misinformation before it affected their voting. The State Assembly has three primary purposes, to elect national delegates to the Republican National Convention, to select the Republican nominee for any statewide
grown too long and the rancher boys have been content in untidiness make the perfect perch. The Watcher watches, always. She discerns the smallest movements of grass, those unstirred by the prairie breeze, logging them in her memory for further analysis and comparison, because she survives by quantifying the unnatural. And those in the phosphor, looking up, the field mouse and the garden snake, they can see nothing— women alone in their illuminated homes staring out the picture window for noises in the dark. But the barn owl moves silently. Atop her splintered obelisk, above the lowly souls of night, an invisible lighthouse guiding toward the shallows or the barn maw, a ghost-faced satellite, a small deity, she watches as something comes beyond the gates, rustling the grass, her restless eyes trace its movement into the quiet temple, the stable where she keeps her molting brood and where the horses of the rancher snort, knowing well what happens in the dark, as the last ribbons of light make yellow their plum-sized pupas and sinter in the fog about their ankles where they stomp anxiously. Soon, very soon, there’s blood on the straw. The horse cries quiver and fade, and everything that’s left is silence. When morning comes round, a man on the street will exclaim his wonderment that cave-dwellers can be bombed from flying drones.”
For Mathematica projects, students are free to use a bank of four computers that sit against one of the walls. Just around the corner is a breakout room that has been used by the math teachers for makeup exams, as well as an extra space for professors assist students during their office hours. This allows the professors to accommodate larger groups of students seeking assistance than could normally be helped in a regular office. There are also two sets of tables for students to collaborate as they work on their homework with the help of the tutors. And for further reference mate- Student receive help for many of the math classes offered at CSM.
Digging up the CIA’s murky past
Continued from page 1 Osgood wrapped up his speech by summarizing what can be learned from these scenarios. He was quick to dismiss the CIA as a rogue agency by pointing out that “all operations were ordered by a democratically elected president” and were “permissible under US law.” Osgood then focused his attention on the ideal of nationalism. He said that, “In all of the cases, the key factor that triggers the crisis is the threat of nationalization.” He believes that the US and other nations confused nationalism with communism at the time, pointing out that there was “no evidence linking the three leaders to the Soviet Union.” Osgood summarized his argument when he posed the question, “Did Americans not understand 3rd world nationalism, or did they not want to understand 3rd world nationalism?” He concluded with a message for all. Instead of fighting fire with fire, it’s often “better to fight fire with water.”
races, and to rally the party base address the state delegates. First from CU Boulder. Both candidates as the election season begins. This Ron Paul’s representative spoke, spoke about cutting administrative year, the majority of the assembly then Newt Gingrich’s, Santorum’s, costs at CU in an effort to lower was about rallying the base. To be- and finally Mitt Romney’s. tuition. The two speeches also apgin, Congressman Cory Gardner, Shifting the focus from a federal pealed to many in the republican Mike Coffman, Scott Tipton, and level to the state itself, the candi- base by talking about their conserDoug Lamborn spoke about how dates for the CU-Regent at large vative credentials. to make Obama a one-term presi- were allowed to speak. The CUTo conclude the Assembly, baldent, along with a variety of other Regent position is this year’s only lots were handed out to the over issues. Pete Coors, the Republican statewide election. The two Repub- three thousand delegates. When nominee to run against Ed Perlmut- licans who are competing for the the votes were tallied, eight Romter in the seventh congressional nomination are, Matt Arnold and Dr. ney delegates and four unpledged district, spoke as well. Brian Davidson. Arnold is an Army delegates were elected to be NaFollowing Coors, various state Reserve Captain and graduate of tional Delegates and will go to Tamofficials came to the stage to have CU, and Davidson earned his M.D. pa in August. their three minutes in front of the COURTESY OFFICE OF THE COLORADO ATTORNEY GENERAL PHOTO ARCHIVE audience. Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler, Colorado Treasurer Walker Stapleton, and Colorado Attorney General John Suthers all spoke. John Suthers, in his address, spoke about the Patient Protection and Affordability Act, more commonly known as Obamacare. Suther stated that he, along with nineteen other State Attorney Generals, had brought the law to the highest court of the land this past week. Republican State Representatives and State Senators were the next to the stage to briefly introduce themselves. After introductions, the Republican Presidential Campaigns were given fifteen minutes each to Colorado Attorney General, Suthers, spoke about Obamacare.
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Local Travel: Spend a day on the Eastern Plains
Deborah Good Managing Editor
tions of the Rural Electrification able to entrench themselves in Act and electricity co-ops to life a sandbar in the Arickaree River. in Sterling in the mid-1900s. The scouts were able to hold off Tourism is a major industry of One thing not to be missed their attackers by virtue of their Colorado. People come from all is the collection of detailed out- repeating rifles and their makeover to ski at the Rocky Mountain buildings. The print shop is es- shift entrenchments – the bodies resorts and enjoy Denver. Some- pecially interesting, displaying of their horses. On the morning times, people even stop in at Col- printing presses, typewriters, and of the second day, two scouts orado Springs or Golden or the articles from old newspapers. set out for Fort Wallace, some geographical oddity of Four Cor- In addition to relatively standard seventy miles distant, for reinners. However, historic build- forcements. They were forced to this severely After visiting the Overland ings includ- crawl three miles to sneak out neglects one ing the black- and walked the rest of the way Trail Museum, travelers smith major region shop, over the course of four days. of Colorado the one-room When reinforcements finally arshould head into down- school, – the eastern the rived, the scouts on Beecher’s plains. Admit- town Sterling to pick up general store, Island had been trapped for tedly, the eastthe church, about a week and were subsistern plains lack lunch and gas and perhaps and the house, ing on rotting horse meat. The the grandeur the Overland battle is primarily notable for the of the moun- to walk around the town Trail Museum death of Cheyenne leader Roman tains and the boasts a ca- Nose late on the first day. General for a bit before getting boose and a George Armstrong Custer once urban setting of Denver, but model gas sta- described it as one of the plains’ back on the road. those looking tion. Through- greatest battles. for a relaxing out the mockToday, there is a stone monuday or weekend trip, and unafraid village, the attention to staging ment and interpretive sign comof somewhat long and desolate detail is impeccable and even memorating the event. Although drives, should venture to them. experienced history travelers can water levels in the Arickaree are With that in mind, this column lose themselves in examining the lower today than in 1868, the isproposes a single day itinerary in artifacts. Also in the village is a land itself is still visible. The marknorth-eastern Colorado. building of displays on the history er was originally on the banks of If travelers plan to begin and of agriculture and oil Sterling. the river, but was moved further end the day in Golden, they After visitaway after it should wake up relatively early, ing the Overwas swept off The Native Americans eat breakfast, and get on the land Trail its base durroad. The first stop on the itinerary M u s e u m , planned a surprise attack, ing a major is about two hours from Golden t r a v e l e r s flood in the in Sterling, Colorado at the Over- should head but the scouts were tipped mid-1930s. land Trails Museum. The museum into downAfter visitoff and were able to enoffers an assortment of local his- town Stering Beecher’s tory, starting with its own exis- ling to pick Island, traveltence. Named for a stagecoach up lunch and trench themselves in a sand- ers can either route which formerly passed gas and perbar in the Arickaree River. head back to through Sterling, it was built in haps to walk Golden (an 1936 by New Deal programs to around the approximatebe a local history museum and town for a bit before getting back ly three and a half hour drive) or has been steadily added to since on the road. The next stop is a spend the night in an Eastern then. Now, the complex boasts decent drive away through not plains town such as Burlington. the original museum building, its much civilization, so travelers The total mileage, assuming a several additions, a complex of would do well to deal with any return to Golden, is about 430 historic buildings, and a bonus needs before leaving Sterling. miles and the trip is an excellent museum on energy in Eastern When finished in Sterling, trav- way to see the neglected side of Colorado. Those curious about elers should get in their cars and Colorado. the history of the museum itself drive to Beecher’s Island, ColoIf you go: can speak with the very knowl- rado to see the Beecher’s Island Overland Trail Museum edgeable staff upon admission. memorial. Beecher’s Island, in 21053 County Road 26 1/2 Within the main building, there what can only be described as Sterling, CO 80751 are fairly standard rural museum the middle of nowhere, was the Tuesday – Saturday: 9:00 am collections, including arrow- sight of a battle between a group – 5:00 pm heads, historic clothing, handi- of fifty U.S. cavalry scouts and a Beecher’s Island Memorial work, and electronics. History group of at least 200 Cheyenne, Closest actual address: museum novices are encouraged Arapahoe, and Sioux under the Beecher’s Island Sunday School to take their time exploring these command of Cheyenne war 20563 County Road Kk collections. Those with more ex- leader Roman Nose in SeptemWray, CO 80758 perience ought to focus their at- ber, 1868. The Native Americans GPS coordinates: LAT tention on the rural electrification planned a surprise attack, but the 39°52’19”N LONG 102°11’08”W exhibit, showcasing the contribu- scouts were tipped off and were There are signs – follow them
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A memorial stands on Beecher Island in remembrance of the 1868 battle.
The Overland Trail Museum’s outdoor village features a house from the early twentieth century.
The Overland Trail Museum’s outdoor village features an old-style gas station.
Beecher Island’s interpretive sign shows the island’s battle landmarks.
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favorite sites because of all the fun stuff and “Geeks Are Sexy” has the best articles. I love geeks. They entertain me. Normal people bore me. [They] still have good things to contribute; they just don’t [hold my attention] very long. How do you occupy your time when you’re not in class? I study, contemplate taking over the world, then get distracted by Facebook, talk to anyone who’ll listen, do homework, watch TV, make nefarious plans, do homework, and destroy any possibilities of superheroes in the future. How do you do that? Check for high levels of radiation, make sure babies shot to Earth don’t find a home, make sure those tragic origins never happen. What are some of your greatest accomplishments thus far? Getting into Mines, leaving behind my evil lair and stepping out into the world, convincing the general populace to trust me, passing Physics I and II on the first try without ever having taken a physics class before, being Geek of the Week. How would you fight a giant lava monster? I think I would name him Henry and bring him home with me. I would tempt him [to follow me] with plenty of ignitable things, bring him to my (obviously) heatproof basement, and then train him to follow my commands through positive reinforcement. Because really, how rare are giant lava monsters? We should keep them and use them to take over the world. I’d be really sad if Henry got destroyed. If you could be dropped into any fictional universe, what would it be and why? The universe of Anne Bishop’s “Novels of Dark Fantasy” series. The world will actually change to fit the person, but if the person really conflicts with where they are, they’re sent to another place. I always liked it because it’s like karma, but more so. The world accepts you as you and puts you in a place that fits you, but if you change, it moves you. It was a very interesting concept. Well, and Hogwarts of course, ‘cause who wouldn’t want to go to Hogwarts? It’s awesome. I always feel bad for the Whomping Willow in those books. It never did anything wrong. It just tried to live and people made it cranky. And I want a dragon. What’s the best part about Mines? The people. They all are very unique and interesting. Everyone comes from different mindsets, but they’re all going for the same sort of goal, whether it’s money or a better world. I love how you can go from one table where they’re playing D&D to the next with four people on computers to the next where they’re having a Bible study. There’s just so much knowledge here. I [also] love the stories the professors can tell. Do you have a favorite animal? I do actually. [My favorite] nonmythical is the sloth. It leads the perfect life. [If you’re a sloth,] you hand out all day, you eat, and you chill. Someone doesn’t like you? Eh, whatever. You eat and go back to sleep. [My favorite] mythical is a dragon. It flies, breathes fire, is super intelligent, collects gold, and has the world in its claw. What could be more epic? They’re one of the few animals that appear in almost every mythology, including Christianity, if you count St.
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Some geeks make it through this school with the assurance that engineers, scientists, and general nerds either rule the world already or are going to rule it very soon. Most are subtle about a conscious or sub-conscious desire to reign over all. Then there are people like Eileen Hartsock, who are very adamant about their plans to rule over all of humanity. This environmental engineer granted “The Oredigger” an exclusive interview before she enacted her secret plans to declare herself supreme ruler of the Earth. [Oredigger]: Why did you go for Environmental? [Hartsock]: I want to save the world. Actually, it’s because water is one of the greatest assets on the planet and I feel like it’s going to be [greatly] needed in the future. And I shall control it all! What’s been your favorite class? I actually really liked [the] Intro to Environmental courses. They covered a lot of processes and what’s going on. [They’re] very currentoriented courses though… not like Math [classes] that teach stuff that’s a hundred years old. [The material] is very relevant. Are you a geek and why? Yes I am a geek. I grew up with “Star Trek.” Seven of Nine was my idol up until the seventh grade. My first computer was a Commodore 64 which had Nintendo 64 games on it that I’d play with the keyboard. When I play Mario [now], I look for the keys because that’s what I grew up with. I’ve always loved computer games, but I was always really sad when the bad guys lost. I have a broad range of interests. Think Geek is one of my
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George. I like the Chinese version really unlucky. Plus, I think I can of the benevolent dragon, but I find something to do during the also really like the way the Western cutscenes and the cutscenes give dragon’s shaped. Dragon is such me information on the devious a broad idea. There [are] so many plans of those around me. shapes and forms it can take. So [I’d pick] cutscenes. Do you have any plans [They’d give me an] for the future? extra five minutes to I feel like disclosing study. I’m okay with them would decrease my that. chances of completWhat’s the best ing them. In the nerd moment words of Dr. you’ve seen or Horrible, been a part of “It aprecently? pears that I among screamed our faithand jumped ful viewup and ers is down and t h e majorly mayor celebrated of New the fact York, the that Diablo LAPD, and III is comCaptain ing out May H a m m e r. ” 15th. And no Also, in the one would celwords of Bendebrate with me! er, “Kill all humans!” I was absolutely, [My] more immedifantastically excited for ate plans include trythat. ing to find a source of Do you have any adclean water to bring to vice for fellow geeks water-starved nations. and Mines students? Would you rather Plan everything. If you use a d20 to deterknow exactly when you mine the success have free time and someof the rest of your one asks you if you want to major endeavors hang out, you can actually in life or have to say “yes” instead of, “Sorry, deal with stupidly I procrastinated my homelong, unskippable work ‘til the last minute and cutscenes every now I have to go do it.” Don’t time you need JORDAN FRANCIS / OREDIGGER go poking into the Closet important inforof Mystery. Go out and mation? have fun. Life is too short to spend I have actually rolled a natural your entire time in a textbook. And 20 four times in a row, but I have don’t fight against my evil regime. rolled a lot more 1s than I care to It’ll happen whether you’re here or admit, so I’m either really lucky or not.
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When “Parks and Recreation” debuted four years ago, it received faint praise. Created and produced by the people behind “The Office,” the show had a very similar style. The only difference between Steve Carell’s Michael and Amy Poehler’s Leslie was gender, but the television world only allows one Michael Scott. At some point between the first and second seasons though, Greg Daniels heard the world’s complaints and made some changes. When the show came back for its second season, instead of representing the lousy twin, it became the overachieving younger sibling. Daniels and Co. took all of the problems with “The Office” and fixed them. Michael, a hilarious and unique character, has an inability to see beyond himself. Jim’s pranks on Dwight while hilarious, seem reminiscent of a high school jock bullying the unpopular nerdy student. However, Dwight’s personality makes him difficult to sympathize with. Dwight, and the rest of the cast of “The Office” is a genuinely sour bunch. While hilarious to watch, the entire cast contains tragic and depressing attributes – Meredith is addicted to alcohol, Stanley cheats on his wife, Angela remains in a loveless marriage with a gay man, and Toby is chronically depressed. The characters themselves, hardly even like each other. The romantic relationships between them, while cute, are also the least interesting parts of the show. This makes the show limited in its appeal. Conversely, “Parks and Recreation” created a world of characters stuck in a more depressing governmental job, but somehow made each of them uniquely relatable. For starters, Leslie Knope (Poehler) leads her team with some understanding of social interactions. While there are awkward moments, they rarely induce cringing, but rather endearment. Her biggest flaw is she has too much talent for the job that she performs. As for the other characters, Ron Swanson is a selfish libertarian on the surface, but cares more for his job than any other character on the show. His paternal relationship with Leslie and some of the other characters contains a level of compassion hardly ever seen on “The Office.” Tom Haverford, while he assists Leslie annoyingly, still manages to find redeemable qualities about himself. He dreams bigger than the small town of Pawnee, but he refuses to let that drag him down. Donna’s sauciness never oversteps the boundaries to become frustrating or irritating. Instead, the writers use her sparingly to great effect. Then there are Andy and April, whose television relationship creates a serious competition for one of best on air. Andy’s stupidity and April’s hipster background create an event filled path to their adulthood lines without drama and full of interest. Relationships in “The Office” failed to do this with Jim and Pam, who got together and then became TV’s most boring couple. In “Parks and Recreation,” Jerry is the only character made fun of, but he lives a life with his beautiful and successful daughter and only works so he can retire with a little extra cash. The jokes come from jealousy, not disdain. Finally, there is Anne, who entered the show as the sane outsider and followed a path similar to that of the audience. She was initially judgmental of Leslie and the gang at first, but has since fallen in love. “The Office,” while good for the first three, maybe four seasons, lost viewership when people became less interested in the characters. Because the characters do not relate to viewers so well, the show will hold a very limited appeal. “Parks and Recreation” succeeded exponentially on this level. The writers created a cast that reveals genuine, believable, uplifting, and ultimately funnier characters than “The Office.” When audiences connect with characters, they actually laugh with them. While lacking in the ratings that “The Office” did in its prime, “The Office” loses viewers as Parks and Recreation gains them. The explanation for the sudden rise in popularity credits the character development for “Parks and Recreation.”
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While “The Office” is past its prime, “Parks and Recreation” continues to offer hilarious new episodes.
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Swedish dish worth the effort This week in
Carmella Caltagirone Staff Writer
Although this recipe takes about an hour and a half to make and requires significant work, the resulting product tastes amazing. These meatballs will end up with a lot of sauce, so spaghetti makes a great accompaniment. Ingredients: 1 cup bread crumbs 2 1/3 cups beef stock 4 tablespoons butter 1 cup onion, minced 2 thick bacon slices, minced 1 pound ground beef 3/4 pound ground pork 3 large eggs, lightly beaten 1 tablespoon salt 1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar 1 teaspoon allspice 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 2 tablespoons flour Directions: First, mix bread crumbs and 1/3 cup of the beef stock in a small bowl and set aside. Melt one tablespoon of butter in a medium skillet and add all of the minced onions and sauté until brown. This should This takes about 6-8 minutes. take about 10 minutes. Then, When finished, place the meatballs transfer the cooked onions to a on a plate. Between each third of large bowl. the meatballs, melt another tableNext, using the same pan, add spoon of butter into the pot. the bacon and cook until crisp. After all of the meatballs have After cooking, transfer the bacon browned and rested, whisk the to the same bowl as the onions, flour in with the drippings left in the keeping the bacon fat in the pan. pot. After mixing, add the remainAdd the ground beef, eggs, and ing 2 cups beef stock and bring to dry ingredients, except the flour, a simmer, stirring often. Return the into the large bowl and mix with meatballs to the pot, cover, and your hands. After mixing, add the cook for 6-7 minutes. After cookbread crumb mixture and mix in ing, turn off the heat, stir to coat well. the meatballs in the sauce, and Using a tablespoon, measure serve over hot spaghetti. CARMELLA CALTAGIRONE / OREDIGGER the meat mixture and roll into balls. Transfer to a rimmed baking sheet. Melt a tablespoon of butter with the bacon fat in a large heavy pot over mediumlow heat. Transfer a third of the meatballs to the pot and brown Homemade Swedish meatballs are a great on all sides. addition to any pasta dish.
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Power lines and winter wheat
Agricultural assessors began “their annual collection of agricultural statistics for the state ImmiThis week in 1924, the Jef- gration department in connection ferson County Power & Light with their annual property assessCompany made some encour- ment” this week in 1924. Although adverse weather in aging announcements regarding lighting and phone service at the the mountains was making the process somewhat more diffiGolden City Council meeting. The telephone, power, and cult than expected, indications tramway companies had been were “that agricultural activity asked to move their lines from [that] spring [would] be greater the main avenue so ornamental in Colorado than it [had] been for lights could be put into place, but some time.” A harsh winter had left most of the the ornamental light project had “This will make for bet- state’s soil moist and the reserto be deferred, meaning the ter service in Golden – if voirs quite full. The acreage poles could be deferred as well. such a thing is possible.” of winter wheat was smaller than The Jefferson County Power and Light Com- it had been the previous year, but pany was then able to announce the crop was in good health and that this meant the phone com- farmers believed spring crops pany’s plan to make “many im- could be planted in great quantiprovements in Golden” could be ties. One concern was that the “greatly facilitated” by combining the improvements with the pole same harsh winter which had provided water was delaying spring movement. The power company also an- field work. Crops were expected nounced that they expected a to include near-record levels of decrease in lighting rates in Gold- sugar beets, corn, barley, soren because a new line was being ghum, oats, millet, and beans built to Golden from Denver. “The and an increased amount of flax. Colorado Transcript” remarked There was also expected an averthat “this will make for better ser- age amount of acreage devoted vice in Golden – if such a thing is to lettuce, cabbage, cantaloupe, and cucumbers. possible.”
Deborah Good Managing Editor
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leaving it at room temperature for a few hours before baking. Also, if pressed for time, a box brownFor the serious baker, or for ie-mix can be substituted for the those craving a truly decadent des- brownie crust. Pre-heat the oven to 350F and sert, a brownie-bottom cheesecake offers the best of two worlds begin by making the brownie mixby combining classic favorites. Be ture for the crust of the cheeseforewarned, this recipe requires a cake. Melt the butter and chocolate bit more effort than the usual cook- in a heavy pan, stirring constantly, ing corner, but the result is well- over low heat. Cool the chocolate worth the effort. (Recipe is cour- mixture then add the sugar and eggs, blending well. DIGGER tesy of www.justapinch.com) T / ORE ELD KF Stir in the milk, Ingredients: UC H vanilla, flour For brownie crust: ATIE and salt. -1 cup sugar Spoon -4 squares t h e unsweetened mixchocolate ture -2 eggs i n t o -1/4 cup milk t h e -1/2 cup butter p a n -1 tsp vanilla a n d extract spread -1 cup flour evenly. Bake -1/2 tsp salt for 25 minutes. For cheesecake: While the brownies -3 eggs bake, make the cheesecake mix-3/4 cup sugar ture. Start by beating the cream -1 tsp vanilla extract cheese, eggs, sugar, and vanilla -3 (8 oz.) packages of cream at medium speed with an electric cheese mixture until well blended. Mix in -1/2 cup sour cream the sour cream. Once the brownie Directions: *Hints and tips. The best pan mix is finished cooking and cooled, to use for cheesecake is a spring pour the cheesecake mixture over form pan (meaning the sides of the baked crust and put back in the circular dish are removable), the oven for 55 minutes (or until the but any deep pie dish will work center is almost set). Cool comas well. Make sure to grease the pletely then garnish with chocolate pan thoroughly before use. When curls, nuts, or chocolate sauce. making the cheesecake, it is help- Refrigerate for at least 3 hours beful to soften the cream cheese by fore serving.
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students who have their Blastercard. The discount applies to everything Anthony’s offers besides It is no secret that Golden the Lunch Special and the Large embraces the Mines community. Pie Special. Many local stores welcome busiAspen Leaf Yogurt - Located ness from the campus by offering in downtown Golden on Washspecial discounts to Mines stu- ington Street, Aspen Leaf Yogurt dents. offers a 10% discount to all Mines By far the most widespread student with ID on all of their froof these discounts is Golden’s zen yogurts. Golden Ticket Program. AvailGolden Bowl - Among the able to anyone that completes a most popular of discounts, GoldCoors Brewery Tour, these dis- en Bowl’s College Nights offer $1 counts offer great deals at over games, $1 shoes, $1 beers, and 80 companies in and around the $1 sodas to all Mines students on Golden area. Upon completion of Mondays from 9:00 PM to 12:00 a tour, guests are offered a Gold- AM and on Wednesdays from en Ticket which must then be 9:00 PM to 1:00 AM. scratched off like a lottery ticket Halu Sushi and Asian Bisat participating merchants to re- tro - All Mines students receive ceive the discount. The discounts a 10% discount off all of Halu’s range in value from 5% to 20% off Japanese cuisine when they of the customer’s purchase. Even present their Blastercard. though some restrictions apply, Paninos Sandwich and and are written on Bakery - A popuMany local stores lar Italian bakery, the ticket, it is a way to save some Paninos gives welcome business Mines money and supstudents port Golden busifrom the campus 10% off of their ennesses. tire purchase when In addition to by offering special they present their the Coors BrewBlastercard. ery Tour, Golden discounts to Mines Sherpa House Tickets are also - A Mines favordistributed at other students. ite and located various community just off campus at and campus events including the 16th and Washington, the SherCSM Health Fair, Career Days, pa House gives Mines students International Student Orientation, a 10% discount on their entire New Student Orientation, and meal. the First Friday fairs, beginning in South Philly Cheese Steaks June. - Located next to Golden High Equally enticing, the Golden School, South Philly Cheese Ticket Program also provides Steaks gives CSM students a free cash prizes of $10 and $500. The drink with the purchase of a meal. $10 prize is usually just deducted Subway at N Rubey Dr. - If from the total sale at the business the line at the Subway in the Rec it was scratched off at and the Center is just as long as it was $500 prizes can be claimed at the during the men’s basketball playGolden Visitor Center. offs, head over to the Subway For this reason, Golden Greet- on the north end of Washington er Coordinator Marie Gillis en- Street by Highway 93. Students courages Mines students to par- who present their Blastercard are ticipate, explaining that this is a given a 10% discount on their en“fantastic program” and that it is tire order. worth students time, considering Windy Saddle Cafe - The that “the last $500 winners were Windy Saddle Cafe in downtown CSM students!” Golden offers students a 10% Of the nearly 90 companies discount on their “serious coffee that participate in the Golden and homemade food.” Ticket Program, many offer their Woody’s Wood Fired Pizza own unique discounts to college You are spending too much time or CSM students. Below are a list doing thermodynamics homeof just a few of the discounts that work if you have not heard about are offered. Woody’s College Night special. Anthony’s Pizza and Pasta - Every Monday after 9:00 PM, colIn addition to their $6 Lunch Spe- lege students (at any college) that cial for two large slices of New present their ID are treated to $6 York-style pizza, Anthony’s also all-you-can-eat pizza, $2.50 Cooffers a 10% discount to Mines ors, and $8.00 pitchers.
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Odell Brewery serves up Fanfarlo debuts refreshing Easy Street ale new sound in “Rooms Filled with Light” album
Stephen Hejducek Content Manager
Nestled in Fort Collins, the small Odell Brewery serves cold and refreshing beer to Colorado year round. This week’s beer on tap, Easy Street, delivers a pleasing and relaxing atmosphere in which to drink. Easy Street smells of wheat with hints of orange. While not overbearing, the aroma gently tickles with a sweet scent and a breadlike overtone. The head, or foam at the top of the beer, contains many of the aromatic compounds that lend beer its unique flavor. While fragrant, the head lingers shortly and quickly subsides back into the golden liquid. The cloudy appearance of Easy Street, along with its light gold color classify it as a typical wheat beer. Small pieces of yeast float in the beer, which yield a crisp and bubbly texture when consumed. The yeast also delivers the flavor of bread to the pallet. Citrus undertones cause a mouth-watering effect which makes the drinker yearn for another sip of beer. Easy Street finishes with a twang which comes from the citrus. A bit sour and sweet, it brings contrast to the dry beginning of the beer to deliver a mouth-watering wet finish. While the beer tastes good, the flavor is anything but exciting. Overall, Odell Brewery provides a decent wheat beer, but it is only slightly better than more common and cheaper options like Blue Moon. On the topic of money, a twelve-pack of Easy Street will cost about sixteen dollars whereas Blue Moon will set a buyer back about thirteen dollars. The benefit of Easy Street is that the brewery added the subtlety of citrus to their brewing process rather than giving the option to add an orange once it leaves the tap. Easy Street delivers a crisp and light wheat beer as compared to Blue Moon’s heavy and filling ale. The quality of Easy Street is very good, and drinkers can tell that time and energy was expended concocting this beverage. Therefore, the overall verdict on this beer is that it tastes good, but it lacks anything to make it a standout beverage. So, the next time you have an option to buy beverages for a party or get-together, this beer will serve that purpose well, as long as you have the extra money. In a college environment, though, the Blue Moon will do just fine.
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Lucy Orsi Business Manager of Advertising
The Shins please hipster and mainstream audiences
cer’s classic love-centric lyrics with a more upbeat melody. The album then moves to the slower “It’s Only Life,” a mellow song the old lineup did not develop the skills to play. The second slow song, “September,” contains some of Mercer’s best lyrics to date. He describes one of his daughters’ bedtime stories about their futures with the poetic lines, “And love is the ink in the well when her body writes.” “No Way Down,” the sixth song creates a warm moment for the listener. The line, “Make me a drink strong enough / To wash away this dishwasher world they said was lemonade,” captures the idea of moving past life’s greatest disappointments. The album closes
Easy Street has an aroma of wheat with hints of orange.
The Shins, a band known for bridging the gap between mainstream music and indie music, became a household name when they were first heard in the movie “Garden State.” From that point on, The Shins was no longer referred to as “that band you have probably never heard of.” Normally, when a band crosses this line, the “hipster” community turns on them. Curiously, though, The Shins have managed to maintain a balance between both of these parties. The music from The Shins encompasses so many musical tastes, few dislike them. Something in their music speaks to every listener. For this reason, when lead singer James Mercer kicked all of the old members out of the band and brought in an entirely new lineup for the fourth Shins album, the world was worried. Mercer lead the band to success and made all of the artistic decisions. This method worked well for the last three Shins records, but changing the process threatened to destroy their consistency. The new direction taken in “Port of Morrow” allowed for lyrical complexity and dynamic musical development. The Shins even managed to stay true to their previous styles and melodies. “Port of Morrow” starts with “Rifle’s Spiral,” which follows the style that gave The Shins success in the first place. The second song “Simple Song,” hit stores a few months before the album’s release, but because of its musical flair, it sounds fresh and new. “Simple Song” blends Mer-
out with “40 Mark Strasse” and “Port of Morrow,” both of which showcase the electronic side of the band. Mercer creates the best music when he controls every aspect of it. His past lineups created a prison of mundane sounds. “Port of Morrow” allows him to express his true talent as a musician. Normally, bands that appeal to both mainstream and indie fans fade out as they grow older. Pleasing the musically inclined hipster and the mainstream audience is an often impossible task. However, The Shins continue to develop in both directions. “Port of Morrow” is an album that catchy, yet complex, and nuanced, yet universal in the themes it addresses.
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fits the other band’s style quite nicely into the rest of the album, in which Arcade Fire’s influence remains clear but not overwhelmIn “Rooms Filled with Light,” ing. Fanfarlo presents an entirely difThe back half of the album lags ferent sound than in their first al- a bit with the unimpressive “Dig.” bum, “Reservoir.” The first track, The song lacks any real entertain“Replicate,” contains many of the ment value and recalls the style same prevalent strings as some of “Reservoir.” This track leads of the tracks from “Reservoir,” but directly into “A Flood,” which is the song teeters with vocals that slower than much of the rest of break out from that routine. For the album and resonates heavanother band, this could result ily as a result. One of the best in a song that spends the whole songs on the album, it sounds time building towards an explo- nothing like the other songs, but sion, but burns out before it gets flows perfectly with the rest of the there. Instead, Fanfarlo uses it as album. The interplay of Balthaa launching zar’s voice point for the As a whole, this album show- with violinalbum. Listencases the same enticing vo- ist Cathy ers cling to Lucas has Simon Balthacals and instrumentals as the an interestzar’s voice ing effect. as he leads first Fanfarlo album, but the Her presthem into the ence on next song, last two years led the band “A Flood” “Destruction,” adds a which begins down a more experimental nice variety with the same and depath. synthetic start velops an as some of the overall tensongs from “Reservoir.” It then derness in the song. The album busts into some surf rock mixed closes with the thirty-eight secwith ‘80s style pop. Needless to ond instrumental “Everything Resay, “Destruction” resonates as solves” a risky decision that does the catchiest song on the album. not make sense. Ending with “A Experimental music enters the Flood” would have provided lisalbum based upon inspirations teners with more of a feeling of from Fanfarlo’s first album, but closure. does not fit their style well. The As a whole, this album showpurely instrumental “Everything cases the same enticing vocals Turns” genuinely piques interests and instrumentals as the first with its blend of electronic music Fanfarlo album, but the last two and acoustic guitar. Fortunately, years led the band down a more the band quickly returns to their experimental path. The lyrics roots by mixing Balthazar’s voice may follow similar patterns, but with interesting instrumentation. the songs feature nuanced and Fanfarlo compares itself to unique techniques. They may Arcade Fire, and on “Tightrope” lose some fans as a result of this the comparison becomes fairly departure from the norm, but they obvious. The song sounds like it produced an album that chalcame straight from Arcade Fire’s lenges and rewards listeners who “Neon Bible.” In fact, Fanfarlo stick with it.
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“Port of Morrow” is catchy, yet complexed and nuanced.
As a whole, this album showcases the same enticing vocals and instrumentals as the first Fanfarlo album.
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april 16, 2012
Top Mines Little Theatre five charms with “Urinetown” newly free apps
Jordan Francis Staff Writer Jeffery Hibbert Staff Writer
With college comes cost, and it seems like everywhere you turn there is a new one. One place where no one wants to see cost is in the entertainment on their smart phone, and now you do not need to. App Tracker compiles a list of apps that go on sale for a short period of time, and the best part is, the apps are free. While there are some fairly obscure apps that make you wonder why anyone would need them, there are some useful and entertaining free apps. The first app reduces what you pay for ringtones. One unfortunate aspect of the iPhone is Apple’s tight control over the ringtones. With Ringtone Maker, you are able to take songs or sounds stored in your iPhone and make them your ringtone, text tone, tweet tone, email tone, and whatever else you need “toned.” It comes with numerous features that allow you to edit the sound in a variety of ways from length to pitch. Instagram needs to step aside with the large sum of money it received from Facebook. Now, the hottest new media altering app is Viddy, which is Instagram on steroids for your videos. With basic coloring effects like Instagram, Viddy integrates more settings, from white balance to audio metering. So if you were the next big photographer with Instagram, it is about time you picked up Viddy from the app store to show that you can shoot videos with the best of them. There are few free games that hold your attention for longer than a week or so. With the digital version of Mattel’s award winning board game, Blockus, the craving for a new game may be over. The rules are simple. Block your opponent from being able to place anymore pieces onto the board. However, if you start playing with your friend without thinking through your strategy you will find your blocks simply will not fit. The next app is a bit of a strange one, but the entertainment value is undeniable. With Oldify, you’re able to take pictures of your friends, family, or yourself and age the pictures to the desired age. Of course seeing a couple unsightly wrinkles on your friends is the obvious use, but the real gem hidden in the app is the feature to animate said aged pictures. Never search for your phone that you put on silent again. Find My Phone is an app that not only finds your missing phone and displays it on a map, but can also make the phone sound even if it is on silent. Simply log into another iOS device and the app will show you where the missing device is along with being able to distantly lock the phone or wipe the phone. Paying for apps is something of the past with App Tracker. However, do not wait because these app deals are only available for a short amount of time. “Urinetown.” Yes, that is really the title of Mine’s Little Theater’s latest musical production, which debuted last Friday and Saturday. As cast member Athena Ryals puts it, “It lives up to its name.” “Urinetown” is a satirical musical comedy set in a world where the water supply is so low, people must pay to use the bathroom. Those who are unable to pay are sent to Urinetown, a terrifying place from which nobody ever returns. The burden of this dire situation, of course, lands hardest on the poor in the land and the story follows their struggle. It is an odd premise to be sure, but it actually worked rather well. Both humorous and thoughtful, “Urinetown” contained just as many immature jokes and actual thought-provoking questions as one would assume a musical about pee would have. As cast member Kyle Santi described, it is a “dark, urine-stained comedy.” With music by Mark Hollmann and lyrics by Hollmann and Greg Kotis, the musical itself was very entertaining. The performance contains many funny scenes which parody other famous musicals and styles of performance, including “Les Misérables,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” and gospel music. The performers worked very hard to bring forth a very enjoyable show for their audience. It is a good reminder that the engineers of Mines can do more than just math problems that would terrify the rest of the populace as it showcased a variety of singing, dancing, and acting talents. After it was all said and done, cast member Kate Lyssy enjoyed
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being a part of the performance, but had just one complaint. “It was very warm… if ever you need to dance in a wool skirt for a few hours, don’t.”
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Mr. Cladwell speaks to his daughter.
Bobby and Josephine Strong give a memorable performance.
Mines campus faces a zombie outbreak
Jordan Francis Staff Writer
Last week, the Mines campus found itself in the midst of a zombie outbreak. Onlookers jumped back in fear, staff members watched and laughed, and tour groups stared on in amazement as 99 students ran around campus with orange bandanas trying to tag, shoot (with foam darts), or whack one another. This semester’s version of the game began with original zombies running around attempting to tag other players who were the humans. If the humans could not outrun or stun the zombies, they had to move their bandanas from their left arms to their heads, indicating that the zombies had turned them from humans to fellow zombies. Zombies were required to “feed” (make a successful tag) every 48 hours or else they would starve to death. The outbreak quickly spread across campus and it became a common site to see groups of students hurrying across campus, ready to fend off any attacking zombies with Nerf guns, foam swords, pool noodles, socks, marshmallows, and in one case, a magic wand. The participants were given missions throughout the week which could be completed for various rewards. For the humans, missions included gathering supplies scattered across campus, incubating a cure, finding components of an antidote, rescuing some uncooperative princesses, a friendly game of capture the flag, building a tower to signal a helicopter, radioing the helicopter, and getting through the zombie horde to the safety of the helicopter. Upon completion of their missions, humans were rewarded with prizes such as snacks, antidotes, immunities to the zombie virus, black ops humans, and extra knowledge for the next mission. As zombies are generally not the brightest of creatures, their missions usually just consisted of trying to eat the humans and stop them from completing their designated mission. The zombies were able to get special powerups, free brains, and a free day when the humans could not use their melee weapons. Before the final mission of the game, wherein the humans tried to make it to a helicopter which would take them to safety, there were 69 active players (players who were still in the game and had not died of starvation), with 28 humans and 41 zombies. 15 humans managed to grab onto the helicopter and survive the game, including one stuffed animal survivor named Kaiser Bunny. The participants all walked away from the final mission with smiles on their faces and many engaged in playful dueling, dancing, and staged attacks after the game was over. Player Sydney Rogers, who went from being human to a zombie partway through the week described the game as “a fun way to get to get to know people and relieve stress, well at least if you are a zombie. Even after getting hit by pool noodles and shot at all week, it is always one of my favorite weeks of the semester.” Kate Lyssy, president of the Urban Gaming Club, the organization that runs the Humans vs. Zombies game, said that she thought “it went great, even though it was smaller this semester than previous games. We definitely… had more enthusiastic people overall and I think it was a more balanced game too.” Moderator Chase Tyree agreed with Lyssy’s assessment, adding that the “zombies… did a really good job this game. Same with humans; everyone did well! Small games mean dedicated people playing.”
A group of humans prepare for a fight with foam swords.
A group of zombies attack a human on the IM fields.
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Alara: Chapter 10
Nicole Johnson Staff Writer
Previous chapters can be found online at oredigger.net The sun had barely risen when Telloc delivered an abrupt wake-up call. He brought with him a small plate with what looked like bread and cooked meat. The meat tasted like rabbit. She followed, still halfasleep, to an underground cavern made of the same metal walls as the rest of the place. Weapons lined every inch of available wall space. Marna was standing at the far end of the room, talking to the other man she met yesterday. His shoulders were hunched forward as if he was carrying a heavy pack. Occasionally his tongue would dart out to wet his lips. They abruptly stopped when they heard Telloc call out. “Marna, I trust you’re ready?” Marna’s eyes traveled up and down Chloe’s thin but slightly muscled frame. She looked back at Telloc and shrugged. “You’re the better fighter. Why don’t you train her?” “Because you’re the best we’ve got and if anyone can train her, it’s you.” They exchanged some other comments but Chloe’s focus was on the weird twitchy man. His eyes, the way they stared through her, sent shivers down her spine. No matter how hard she tried, Chloe couldn’t break eye contact. A smaller scar ran from the corner of his mouth, along his jaw and met up with the bigger one at the base of his neck. Did the worm things do all of that to him? “Yes.” Chloe blinked. “What?” “The parasites make sure their host’s suffer before they take over. We are like insects to them.” He took a step closer. “They let us watch when they torture potential hosts.” “Garren,” Marna placed a hand on the man’s shoulder. Garren’s eyes shifted back and forth from Marna to Chloe. “Why don’t you go with Telloc? He has some new medicine for you.” Garren looked at Telloc with the eyes of a child. “Will it make me forget, doc?” Telloc motioned for Garren to head out of the arena. As he walked towards Telloc, Garren kept a watchful eye on Chloe like he expected her to grow claws and bite his head off. A cold sweat broke across Chloe’s neck. After Garren and Telloc disappeared, Chloe let out a breath she hadn’t realized she’d been holding. “What,” she tried to swallow but her mouth was too dry. “What did they do to him?” “Just what he said. The aliens want to test the durability of the hosts so they run experiments on them. They enjoy the rush of emotion within their hosts, particularly craving fear. What better way than to force them to witness torture?” “How was Garren rescued?” “Luck.” She grabbed a dagger on a nearby table. “Telloc can tell you more about that and our mission later. For now, we need to train you.” Chloe nearly scoffed. Training to Marna was giving Chloe a weapon she had no idea how to properly handle and diving right into combat. All Chloe could do was dodge the raining blows. Most got so close, she could hear the blade slicing through the air by her ear. After a dozen or so swings, Marna stepped back and started circling Chloe. Clasping the dagger tightly in her right hand, Chloe circled with Marna and focused on keeping her heart rate down. That’s when Chloe noticed Marna favored her right side. As Chloe tried getting closer, Marna charged. Chloe threw up her dagger to defend but Marna grabbed the arm Chloe blocked with and twisted it behind her back. Chloe gasped and dropped the dagger. Marna let go of her arm and stepped back five paces. “Pick it up. Try again.” For over an hour, the same scene played. Marna lured Chloe closer and always managed to send Chloe crashing to the ground. After about the dozenth time face planting into the ground, Chloe found it easier to lie on the ground. She licked her dry, cracked lips and wiped away the small trickle of blood with the back of her hand. She just needed a moment to catch her breath. Of course that crazy alien wasn’t going to let her have it. Marna marched over to where the stupid girl had landed and yanked her to her feet. “Come on, human.” She refused to call Chloe anything else. “If I can push you around like this, you’re in for a world of hurt when you face them. I’ve seen better defensive moves on a chulan.” A chulan, Chloe later learned, was the Taren equivalent of a snail except nearly ten times the size of the Earth variety and their shell was covered in a thin layer of fur. “Give me a god damn break.” Chloe clutched her side, which was throbbing uncontrollably. “Where I’m from I’m a mechanic not a soldier.” She looked down at the curved dagger lying at her feet. “Like it or not, and believe me I don’t, Telloc has charged me with preparing you for combat. If I have to listen to another one of Telloc’s damn team player speeches, I might just give myself over to the aliens as a host.” Marna rolled her eyes as she watched Chloe try to grab the dagger and collapse onto the ground. “And here Telloc assured me Alara knew what she was doing.” Chloe pushed herself to her feet. “Telloc said you all needed me for machine stuff.” “Those things won’t care you’re only there for ‘machine stuff’. They’ll kill you just the same as us.” Marna placed her dagger with the others and left the room. Day after day, Chloe spent more time eating the ground than food. Telloc or Marna were with her at all times. The others stared at her like she was a walking disease. Garren appeared to take an interest but always scuttled away when she got too close. She spent her nights nursing her ego and looking through the English translations of Taren books. Their technology was incredible when the Taren were in their prime. If they weren’t invaded, they could easily of fought off the aliens a few hundred years down the line. The way they pumped and cleaned water was actually very similar to how they did it back home. Chloe stopped when she thought about home. She wondered what it was like now, even though it already happened. Two thousand years and this is what humans achieve. Chloe fell asleep with the screams of her people echoing in her head. The next day she was passing through the dining hall on the way to bed when she noticed a small gathering of people. She was about to look away when she noticed two were shouting at each other. She pointed it out to Marna. “What’s going on?” She bit her lip. “The water filter’s been acting funny. Makes people a little crazy. Nothing of consequence to you.” She ignored the disdain hanging off Marna’s words. “I’ve been looking through the schematics of your water pumps. I think I can help.” “Haren is one of our best engineers. He can figure it out.” Telloc came up behind them. “What’s it doing this time?” “Same problem, just worse. We might have to move.” Telloc swallowed loudly. “Another pair of eyes can’t hurt. Come on, Chloe.” Telloc pushed Chloe towards the group of people arguing. “Haren. What seems to be the problem?” An older gentleman with a long white beard turned towards Telloc. He stroked the wiry hairs. “You think she’s gonna fix it?” “I spent my childhood working on something similar.” Only Telloc smiled. The rest grumbled and turned away from Chloe. “Hey,” Telloc said. “If the alternative is to move, at least let her look. Haren, get to it. The rest of you get to bed.” Haren pointed to a clunky machine and explained the problem. Chloe listened and examined the set up. “So basically,” Chloe furrowed her brow. “There’s something clogged.” Haren and Chloe worked for hours but got nowhere fast. Eventually Haren threw up his hands and stormed out, leaving Chloe and Telloc alone in the dining room. Chloe sighed, rubbing her neck. “It’s not you. We’ve known about this problem for a while.” “Still, I’m pretty sure they see me as nothing more than one of those things.” “Better prove them wrong, then.” Telloc nodded to the water pump. Chloe heaved a heavy sigh. “I don’t suppose you have any coffee?” “Its equivalent but I don’t think you’ll like it.” “Good enough. As long as it keeps me awake.” Chloe worked through the night, tinkering with the different valves and still she could not find the clog. Until she realized that maybe it wasn’t a clog at all. Maybe there was a loose connection between the...that’s it! Chloe chugged another cup of the black sludge Telloc had brought her. She chuckled when she realized it wasn’t the worst cup of synthetic coffee she’d ever had. A high pitched humming and hushed whispers woke Telloc. He opened his eyes to the entire colony huddled around the water pump. He pushed to the front of the crowd and found Chloe asleep in front of the water pump, which was humming happily behind her. In her hand she was clutching a dirty glass with the clearest water he’d ever seen. Chloe’s eyes slowly opened and she jumped when her gaze met a few dozen, all looming over her. “I got it working, I think.” She rubbed the sleep from her eyes. Telloc looked over at Marna who for years never once showed anything but a frown. Now, she was smiling. For the next few days, Haren and the others held their breath but the pump continued working and worked better than it had since they first installed it. Over the next few weeks, she improved in combat training. Marna still kicked her ass every day but now it took more work on Marna’s part. Chloe even got the woman to break a sweat. Marna taught her how to even use a disruptor, which Chloe preferred but knew she wouldn’t always be able to use it. She even got a few smiles when walking back and forth from the arena to her bedroom. Haren and her spent nights looking at old machinery that was being held together by practically nothing. Sometimes Chloe could help and sometimes she couldn’t. After a while, Haren started telling her stories about the time before aliens that his grandfather had told him. The outside world sounded like a beautiful place, much like the Earth her father told stories of when she was little. Maybe she could stick around after this crazy mission and help the Taren. As she lied in bed one night with these thoughts running through her head, Chloe closed her eyes and sighed. What was she thinking? They would never let her stick around. That’s when she heard the handle on her door jiggle and turn. A figure, cloaked in black, slipped through and locked the door behind it. “Time to die, human.”
Old Cap an old favorite in downtown Golden
Carmella Caltagirone Columnist
In downtown Golden on Washington Avenue stands a building that seems to be straight out of the 1920s. Old Capitol Grill was last remodeled in 1993, and the outside restored to its former glory. Built by W.A.H. Loveland, the building that houses the Old Capitol Grill was once the capitol building of the Colorado territory. The first legislature sessions were held there in 1866, during the time when Denver and Golden were in a battle over which city would become the capital city. Loveland, himself, was one of Mines first trustees, and the school held some of its first sessions in his building as well. Old Capitol Grill spans the Loveland building, as well as the north side of the building, built by Adolf Coors. The Old Capitol Grill serves a variety of delicious food for lunch or dinner. Appetizers include foods such as the Rocky Hills Nachos, onion rings, and artichoke dip. One of their most delicious offerings, the onion soup, satisfies with a plentiful amount of red and white onions. Topped with croutons and cheese, the soup arrives with a giant piece of Texas toast. The Steer on a Roll sandwich includes sliced roast beef, Swiss cheese, and grilled onions with a side of either au jus or BBQ sauce. For something simpler, the fish and chips consists of hot, fried fish with a plentiful helping of french fries and tartar sauce. Just like with every other dish they serve, dessert at the Old Capitol Grill does not skimp on proportion. A slice of Lookout Mountain Chocolate Cake takes up almost an entire entree plate and could feed a party of four. Old Capitol Grill provides a great atmosphere, with pictures from the building’s past lining every wall. With a very friendly staff, customers can sit inside and enjoy the historic setting inside or enjoy Golden’s lovely spring weather outside.
Try Old Capitol Grill’s delicious french onion soup with croutons and cheese!
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april 16, 2012
Trevor Crane Content Manager
He can turn a double play faster than most of us can write down the problem statement for our physics homework, and steal second base in his sleep. So while the baseball team may have had its ups and downs in the past four years, senior standout Tyler Thornton has definitely done his part to help grow the rebuilding team. Although the growth of the baseball team may have gone unnoticed due to the deserved success of other programs, there is no doubt that the Oredigger baseball team, one that barely won double digit games four years ago, is steadily improving. In 2009, Thornton’s freshman year, the team finished a rough 10-37 overall and 7-27 in the RMAC. But the following year, they earned 12 wins and in 2011 pushed the win total to 17, the second highest since 2002. With 15 regular season games remaining in 2012, plus the RMAC tournament, the Orediggers are looking to build upon the growth of the past few years and keep the program headed in the right direction. A large component of that growth is Thornton. As a team captain each of the past two seasons, Thornton leads by example on the field. In his junior year alone, the shortstop was named a First Team All RMAC selection 2011, a Second Team ABCA Golden Glove selection, was ranked second in the RMAC in assists with 153, and was ranked in the top 15 in six
WeekSenior, Civil Engineering: Baseball ... Tyler Thornton,
hometown team, the Colorado Rockies. If you could play in any baseball park in the world, where would you play? If I could play in any baseball stadium, I would go back in time and play at old Yankee Stadium. The greatest players of all time played there. What are your favorite and least favorite classes you’ve taken? My favorite class I’ve taken is yoga with Lindsay. My least favorite class was Differential Equations. Nerdiest thing you have seen on campus? The whole school is so nerdy you stop noticing things. Everything is normal now... I’m desensitized to this place. What would you change about Mines? The one thing I would change about Mines is [putting] more focus on athletics and not having so much overbearing school work. Do you have any pre-game rituals? No pre game rituals, but I do love to eat the orange flavored glucose tablets from the training room. What has Mines taught you over the past four years? If I’ve learned anything, it’s to just stick it out and deal with any curve ball life has to throw at you. Classy. Do you have other hobbies besides baseball? I have a lot of hobbies. I like being outside, but my favorite hobby is fishing. There’s nothing better than going fishing with my paps.
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different categories including total number of hits (60) and stolen bases (11). Thornton’s middle name is Phan, pronounced “fun”, and the shortstop from Colorado has definitely done everything he can to enjoy his four year career as an Oredigger. Although he will soon relinquish his Oredigger uniform, his success and leadership as a part of the baseball team will surely live on. For his efforts and successes throughout his career, Thornton is this week’s Athlete of the Week. [Oredigger] When did you start playing baseball? [Thornton] I’ve been playing baseball since I can remember. I kind of think I was born to play ball. Also my dad played baseball, so it’s been a family thing. What do you like about baseball? Baseball isn’t just something you like—you love it, you have to love it to be able to endure the year-round season. It is the greatest game ever invented, a true American game played by real American men. What is your best baseball memory? [My] favorite baseball memory has to be all the roadtrips to different places to play ball. I could travel year-round on a bus playing baseball. Do you have a baseball idol? David Eckstein is my idol because he’s a little man who made it and was better than most because of how hard he played. Favorite MLB team? [I would] have to go with the
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Tyler makes a double play during his junior year.
CSM Track and Field turns in strong performance at CU Invite
Trevor Crane Content Manager
Deep into the outdoor track and field season, the men’s and women’s teams put up a strong showing Friday and Saturday at the University of Colorado in Boulder, highlighted by several first place finishes and solid performances by both the men’s and women’s relays. On the women’s side, fifth year senior Kristen Rhinedollar led the way, finishing seventh overall in both the 200m and 400m races. In the 200m, her time of 26.42 was the best finish by a Division II athlete at the event, and the 12th fastest time in the RMAC. Her 400m finish was the second fastest Division II time (58.50) and was eighth in the RMAC. In the field events, just a day later, competing as a decathlete at CSU-Pueblo, sophomore Kayla Johnson turned around and earned a third place finish in the triple jump and a seventh place finish in the 400m hurdles (1:09.33). With those results, Johnson currently sits in fourth in the RMAC in the triple jump and eighth overall in the RMAC in the 400m hurdles. In the women’s 4x400m relay, Rhinedollar, Hillary Hurst, Hannah Schuster, and Brianna Suppes combined for a 3rd place finish in 4:10.12. RMAC standings and is just three Other top Lady Oredigger seconds off of the provisional finishes included two top eight standard (9:20.00). Curtis’ teamfinishes in the 1500m with Shus- mate, Neal Anderson followed ter placing 5th (4:45.98) and se- close behind, finishing in second nior Marie Patton coming in 8th place in (9:30.98). (4:50.91). In the 800m, Hurst In the field, Mines owned the earned fifth place at 2:19.28, top three Division II marks in the turning in the seventh best time in Pole Vault as Cody Walega, Nathe RMAC this season. than Neibauer and TJ Puls finished The men’s side of the action 6th, 7th, and 8th. Walega turned showcased in Mines top three first The men’s side of the action performance, place finclearing 14showcased three first place 01.75 ishes. The and Orediggers finishing befinishes. The Orediggers domi- hind five Dividominated the 800m nated the 800m run, earning sion I athletes run, earnfrom Air Force ing 1st, 1st, 4th, and 5th place finishes. and Colorado 4th, and State Univer5th place finishes. Senior Pe- sity. ter Jenkins earned the top spot, Neibauer finished behind placing first in the 800m with a Walega, tying his highest mark of time of 1:51.46. Russell Drum- the year, clearing 13-07.75 and mond followed close behind in Puls finished in 8th, clearing 134th in 1:52.75 while Mack McLain 01.75. finished in 5th in 1:53.24. Other top performances inFor Jenkins, it was the fastest cluded thrower Chris McFee, 800m time of his career and gives who currently sits at fourth in the him the fastest 800m time in the RMAC in the hammer throw and RMAC this season. Mines now placed 8th overall with a throw owns the top three 800m times in of 169-07. Phil Schneider also the RMAC. turned in a solid performance, Tyler Curtis turned in Mines finishing 3rd in the 3000m in second 1st place finish, beating 8:46.22. The third place finish out the competition in the 3000m gave Schneider the fastest collesteeplechase in 9:23.10. Curtis giate time, Division I or Division II, currently sits in sixth place in the in the race.
Morgan Anderson (#6) squares up against Regis. Mines won 7-4.
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Minds Zombies at Mines Humans vs.
Ian Mertz Copy Editor
While normally considered a peaceful place, twice a year the Colorado School of Mines becomes the site of an epic battle for survival. The event, known as Humans vs. Zombies, pits student against student in a weeklong series of missions and activities planned by the Mines Urban Gaming Club. In a neutral, indoor site, Minds at Mines met up with five participants and asked, “What is your favorite part about the Humans vs. Zombies activity? What is the best part about being a human or a zombie?”
Jarrod Sparks Staff Writer
Grinds my gears
april 16, 2012
I enjoy the paranoia that happens when going between classes. Because of the paranoia, people band together into groups. As a human, I like being able to hit people with foam objects. Any excuse to carry foam swords is a good one. Brian Williams
You know what really grinds my gears? Facebook. First, it is slowly turning into the next MySpace. Tom has evidently called up Mark Zuckerberg and told him how to ruin a social networking site. Facebook keeps on changing the way pages are oriented, and nobody ever likes it. Listen Mark, ever heard the phrase, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it?” Evidently not. I’m not sure exactly what Facebook’s reasoning behind this whole “timeline page” is, but when they finally change it to be mandatory for all accounts, Facebook membership will slowly drop off after that. Second, we all have that friend who literally lives on the social networking site. These are people whose virtual life is somewhat more interesting than their realistic life, and they believe that letting
the world know their every action is necessary. So, you gave your poodle a bath and then it got into the garbage… who cares? How about you deal with the miscreant rather than announcing its misdeeds to everybody. Facebook is also getting into the app world, where they think that they are the iTunes store or something. The trouble is when the app starts making unapproved posts. These posts can range from your high score on DrawSomething to what article you read that morning. Not only are you wasting my bandwidth, you are skating on thin ice. For example, if you read an article on Yahoo titled, “Top 10 Ways to Tell Your Significant Other You’d Rather be with Snooki Than Her,” and Facebook automatically posts it, you may have some explaining to do. I am sorry for all you people out there who have invested the time in acquiring over 1000 “friends” and protecting your online so-
cial reputation, but Facebook is on the way out. What is next? Twitter. Though Twitter has been around for a while, it is still growing extremely quickly. What other social media site allows people to view their friends, celebrities, and comedians all on the same page. Twitter users like @sparks_nation and @ochocinco have over 3 million combined followers, and Twitter is reaching followers in a style that never changes. It is obvious that Zuckerberg stole the Facebook idea from the Winklevoss twins. When their ideas were the ones driving the development of the site, the users enjoyed it. Now, Facebook keeps on changing formatting so much, that many users are becoming annoyed and frustrated. Switch to Twitter people, it will allow you to reach the world, without Facebook confusing you and profiting off of your personal information . And that, ladies and gentlemen, is what grinds my gears.
You meet more people when you’re playing Humans vs. Zombies than when you are not. The best part about being a zombie is when you get a good horde going because there is a lot of teamwork involved. Alex Fong
The Humans vs. Zombies game is a great way to go around meeting people. You really get to learn the campus. As a zombie, ambushes are great. I love the look on the humans’ faces when they try to defend and know they can’t win. Jacob Gohdes
Humans vs. Zombies is good stress relief. During registration when I am having difficulties with the registrar, it is nice to be able to run around and stun some zombies. Matt Runas
Across 1 Like a new recruit turning up for mock battle (3-4) 5 Artist as seen in photos - completely pointless ones? (7) 9 Belt a man (5) 10 Party girl’s lack of activity (9) 11 All there is after remark about unfinished job (6,6) 14 Crude source of dill pickle that is buried (8) 15 Couple giving heart to Hygeia’s baby twins (6) 17 Legal file, secret but completely empty (6) 18 A case for one relocating art master?... (3-5) 20 ...showing me the result of it? (4-8) 23 Fifth column, page one, is badly written (9) 24 With seller having moved out, liberalizes resort island (5) 25 Shown the usual dead criminal (7) 26 Returns to revise at college (7) Down 1 Fabric cleaners used to be hard - hard, in lumps (10) 2 Like gerbils, men must be trained (10) 3 Body-builder with a heavenly body, hiding sweat and a lot of lice (8,7) 4 Represent malleableness, but not all as a group (8) 5 Case one found in factory (6) 6 Eccentric kind of dance, a fast one? (10,5)
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7 Takes heart after light’s failed (4) 8 Stone axes on top (4) 12 Heads away from thought of freedom (10) 13 Democrat initiates recipe for food experts (10) 16 Be less unforgiving about act that’s suggestive (8) 19 Pair opening and filling sack with butterflies (6) 21 Butcher’s number one? Pig’s head (4) 22 Bottom knocked out of unused box (4)
The funnest part is watching people sprint from class to class and being paranoid about everything. Being a human, I like having the ability to hit people with weapons. Maria Monroe
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