About The Spectrum Spark

Mission Statement

To create a space to discuss identity, sexuality, and our unified struggle in the queer community amongst ourselves and with our non-queer allies on campus. We aim to spark a conversation between isolated parts of the queer community and our allies to foster education and dialogue surrounding queer topics and allow queer individuals to reach out and connect through the arts. By accentuating our differences, we create unity and show that we are strengthened by the full spectrum of individuals in our community, and that we stand resilient to any challenge that comes our way.

What is The Spectrum Spark?

The Spectrum Spark is a Colorado School of Mines creative journal which is specifically intended to create a space to project the voices of LGBTQ+ members of Mines and celebrate LGBTQ+ culture.

Thank you to our sponsors!

The Spectrum Spark Editorial Team would like to thank the following sponsors for their generous support of The Spectrum Spark:

Mines Philanthropy Council

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Ball Corporation

Cover by Syd Thomas

Submissions for Issue 4.1 are open!

Do you have art or writing that you’d like to submit to the Spectrum Spark? Submissions for Issue 4.1 are now open! Check out our submission guidelines page for more information. 

Issue 3 is out!

We are exited to announce that the web edition of Issue 3 of The Spectrum Spark has been released! To read Issue 3, click here.  And if you’re interested in any of our past issues, the Issue Archive page has all of them, as well as special web-only audio recordings of a few pieces being read aloud by their authors!

Join the Team

Are you interested in joining the Spectrum Spark staff? We’re looking for Mines students to help us expand the Spectrum Spark! No previous experience is required. Please email us at spectrumsparkmines@gmail.com if you are interested in joining our team, or simply attend our weekly meetings!