Monthly Archives: April 2016

BLUES ELIMINATE BLACKHAWKS IN GAME 7

By Nick Jacquin, Sports Writer 

If the first round matchup between the St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks was any indication of what is to come in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, we are in for a very intense and exciting couple of weeks.  What a series it was between two of the best teams in the National Hockey League.

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Warriors Season in Jeopardy?

By Tyler Zaring, Sports Writer 

One would think that after surpassing the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls record 72-wins in a season, you would be satisfied and not much more left to prove.  However, that is not the mindset amongst members of the Golden State Warriors.  After finishing the season 73-9, the Warriors are looking to accomplish much more than that by capturing their second consecutive NBA Championship.  In fact, these players consider the season a failure if they are unable to take the Larry O’Brien Trophy back to the bay area.

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The Candidate Who Knows What’s Best for YOU

By David Laffoon, Features Writer 

It’s no secret the mainstream media has a lot of power. They control what people look at, listen too and believe. So it’s no surprise that most people haven’t heard of presidential candidate Vermin Supreme when none of the mainstream media have done a story regarding his campaign. Vermin Supreme is an older gentleman who wears a rubber boot on his head and calls himself your “friendly fascist”. Now of course he isn’t one of the final contenders for the White House or more people would have heard about him, but of all the candidates who have run this cycle, his story is without a doubt one of the most interesting.

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Missouri Craft Beer: An Editorial

By Caroline Newman

Summertime blues? More like summertime brews. The discerning adult’s guide to the best Missouri beers to enjoy this summer.

Ahh, summer. The most celebrated of seasons. Summer means different things to different people, but there’s one vital summertime ingredient I think we can all agree on: day-drinking. Day-drinking on your roof. Day-drinking at the river. Day-drinking surreptitiously in your summer classes (ok, don’t actually do this).

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A Student’s Guide to Parks Around Rolla

By David Laffoon, Features Writer 

Despite being a small college town, Rolla has surprisingly many fun things to do. Whether you’re putting off homework, hanging out with some friends, or taking your significant other on a cheap date, it’s good to know what your options are. Maybe the most refreshing of your options is to visit a park in or around Rolla. There are a bunch of parks and they all have relaxing things to do and unique ways to provide entertainment. Here is your guide to parks around Rolla: where they are and what to do.

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Sanders Accuses Clinton of Violating Campaign Finance Law

By Heather Pribil, News Writer 

In a statement issued Monday, April 18, Democratic party nominee Bernie Sanders’ campaign accused rival Hillary Clinton’s campaign of violating campaign finance law through the improper allocation of funds. A joint fundraising committee known as the Hillary Victory Fund is the main target, with the Sanders campaign claiming that the proper allocation formula for joint fundraising is not being met, with raised funds going entirely toward support of Clinton’s campaign.

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New Mars Rover Unveiled for 2016

By Steve Rusakiewicz, News Writer 

Last Friday, the University of Missouri Mars Rover Design Team revealed their latest offering into the Mars Society’s annual University Rover Challenge (URC).  Their newest rover, Zenith, appears at face-value to be the product of four years’ worth of trial, error and analysis taken seriously by a dedicated group of students.  Looking upon the 2016 rover as it rests between the team’s previous inventions, one can easily see how certain design elements recurred extensively, while others only made brief appearances.  Among the elements that appear to have proven out very useful are a six-way drive system and a paddle-wheel design instead of treaded tires, allowing Zenith to propel itself through fine sand with the ease (ideally) of a paddle-boat on the Mississippi River.

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A Social Commentary on Fashion in Rolla

By Leslie Hamilton, Features Writer 

Fashion is this really cool thing where people can express themselves with what they wear and how they style themselves. For the most part, media dictates this and sometimes we end up wearing some pretty ridiculous things as a result, like shoulder pads and long denim skirts. Now if you do not think that you have not done things to your personal appearance or style that you might be embarrassed about or regret, think long and hard because you are most definitely lying to yourself. If it helps, I know and can admit I am definitely guilty of all of the above on many offenses; I owned like 10 pairs of gauchos, wore clear-framed glasses and let my mom cut my bangs ridiculously short and wore them in a middle part, and had this huge crush on one of my mom’s employees that had flame tattoos up his calves and frosted tips – not to mention that this was all in elementary school. Admittedly, I still commit some fashion faux-pas like wearing tennis shoes with jeans (apparently this is not okay and is something I do not understand why) and I still wear Uggs, but the kicka** thing about Rolla is that no one really cares that much. Rolla is this weird, unique place where everyone just kind of accepts who they are and feels that they can embrace and express their true-selves – that and everyone is too preoccupied with trying to pass classes. While some people will take note if you are doing or wearing something really odd and unusual, but they will eventually write it off as “that is just Rolla for ya” and move on. After three years at S&T, I have seen my fair share of trends on this campus and I am here to offer my commentary on some of my favorite and least favorite trends.

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The Missouri Miner is proud to present weekly interviews with djs from KMNR, Missouri S&T’s free-format college radio station. This week, we interviewed Grace Dietzler, aka DJ Dr. Feline (and The Miner’s Editor-In-Chief!)

DJ Dr. Feline

DJ Dr. Feline

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