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Here, you can see the missing sign hanging on their building. Photo Courtesy of the Sky Sushi Facebook page
Old Sky Sushi sign is stolen, owner asks for its return
Cat Madish, Editor in Chief • April 22, 2021

Back in late January, Sky Sushi replaced their old sign. However, they kept the old sign due to the sentimental value it holds. As written on the Facebook Page for Sky Sushi, “it’s not only our first business sign but also it’s our memory....” Recently, the old sign was stolen, much to owner Curly Zhang’s dismay. Zhang wrote to the Lode that they kept it at the side of their building,...

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One small step for man, one giant leap for straight, white men. Thanks to The Lewd intern, who made us this image for a free small coffee from the Wads dining hall.
Professor and students colonize Mars
Glenn De Niro, My wife is a doctor • April 22, 2021

Two major events occurred on Mars this week. First, the helicopter Ingenuity flew for 90 seconds as it was piloted from back on Earth. The other milestone was the landing of Michigan Technological University’s “Zeus” capsule. Led by Professor Anthony Hurd and a small group of students, Michigan Tech’s colony has beat both NASA and SpaceX to colonizing Mars. The project, known amongst the team...

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Spring 2021 artist submissions for the Lewd
5FTFLAME, MSPAINT • April 22, 2021

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Divers are warned not to dive unless they are experienced with deep diving and have the correct equipment
Professors discovered Atlantis in Lake Superior
Kevin McKidd, God of water • April 22, 2021

Yesterday morning, a group of MTU professors discovered what they believe to be Atlantis. Despite what one may think, they weren’t doing any research. In fact, this group of four professors bears no relation to each other within the university and research completely different topics. They only know each other out of a mutual passion that they all share: deep diving in the freezing waters of Lake...

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We all know who really deserved the Iron Throne.
Which Michigan Tech degree program are you, based on which GoT characters you choose
Sebasstian Stan, DILF with a Metal Arm • April 22, 2021

Since Game of Thrones last left our screen around two years ago, many fans have been left wanting more. Well, fear not, my fellow Thronies, as I have created additional content that will fill the gaping hole left in your heart after the terrible, botched redemption arc of Jaime Lannister we were subjected to in Season Eight. Specially curated for Michigan Tech students, this quiz will tell you which degree program you should be in (there’s still time to transfer, unless you’re graduating this...

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What type of bread are you based on your favorite Marvel character?
Linda Smith, Noobmaster69 • April 22, 2021

Are you the stale butt of bread at the end of the bag or a mouthwatering toasted piece of cinnamon swirl? What does what type of bread you are say about you? Tell us your favorite Marvel character, and find out!    If your favorite character is Iron Man...   Then you are most definitely a regular old piece of white bread. You like the classics, and you might be a bit basic. You can’t go wrong with a slice of white bread, just like you can’t go wrong with Tony Stark. While...

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Students should pay high prices for textbooks
Why textbooks should be more expensive
Tim McGraw-Hill, Four-time Champ of Winter Carnival Beer Pong • April 22, 2021

As a college student, I value my money as much as other students. That’s why I go out drinking every weekend after my MEP weekly exams. The best beer is the most expensive, even if people claim there’s a cheaper, better brand. This also applies to textbooks; the best ones are expensive. I personally think shrink wrapping books is underrated. Each textbook should come with that shrink wrap that devalues it by 80%. That way, people don’t try to return textbooks after copying all the information...

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This semester was no less difficult than the last, and the same accommodations should be offered.
The only difference between this semester and last
Maia Barnhart, Opinion Editor • April 15, 2021

The end is near! Or so it would seem, as we all gear up to go back to in-person classes this upcoming semester. Though the Johnson & Johnson vaccine has been recalled out of “an abundance of caution,” leading students to believe that the MTU vaccination clinic we’ve heard talk of may not actually come to fruition, there seems to be a light on the horizon! Many students and faculty members have been seeking out the vaccine on their own, making it more and more likely every day that we will...

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The sign that strikes fear in every beginner guitarist...
Stairway to Heaven is the perfect song to play in guitar stores
Tucker Nielsen, Lode Writer • April 15, 2021

As a guitarist, I have a collection of riffs I practice with. They allow me to practice certain skills, like alternate picking with “Thunderstruck” or tapping with “Eruption”. One song that’s always been enjoyable for me is “Stairway to Heaven”, the 1971 classic rock tune by Led Zeppelin. What I enjoy the most is how I glide over the arpeggios, especially when two or three notes chime in together to produce harmonies. I also enjoy replaying the solos of the guitarist Jimmy Page, who’s...

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Stick one of the new AirTags on your baby and let it loose!
Apple’s latest release
Melissa Carone, Drunkard Conspiracy Theorist • April 22, 2021

Yesterday, Apple announced the release of their new iPhone, as well as their new product, AirTags.  This iPhone has been marketed as “the iPhone for everyone,” and let me tell you, they weren’t kidding. I think we can all agree on the one thing the iPhone has been missing all these years: the color purple. That’s right, the new iPhone comes in a beautiful shade of deep, shimmering purple, and honestly? It fills the void in my soul. Plus, this phone makes outdated, expensive cell service...

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How to socialize post-COVID
How to socialize post-COVID
Arnold Schwarzenegger , Cyborg Governor • April 22, 2021

The threat of COVID-19 has driven many people to isolate themselves from their friends and family as not to get or spread the virus. Many have not seen friends and family for months, or have not had real-life communication with others. This has led many people to feel rusty in their social skills. People are feeling more socially awkward and more socially anxious than they did post COVID. As more and more people begin to get vaccinated, people are realizing how out of practice they are. What can...

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Huskies fall in GLIAC Championship
Huskies fall in GLIAC Championship
Michigan Tech Athletics April 15, 2021

UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. – No. 21 Michigan Tech fell 3-0 to No. 20 Northern Michigan in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Championship Sunday on the campus of Saginaw Valley State. The Huskies season wrapped up with an 11-4 overall record. "Credit and congratulations to Northern for playing a great match today and for putting together a great season," Tech coach Matt Jennings...

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Tech Football Announces 2021 Fall Schedule
Tech Football Announces 2021 Fall Schedule
Michigan Tech Athletics April 15, 2021

HOUGHTON, Mich. – Head Coach Steve Olson and the Michigan Tech football program are pleased to announce the 2021 regular season schedule. The Huskies will play 10 contests, including two non-conference matchups and eight battles against Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference opponents. There will be six home games at Kearly Stadium in Houghton this fall.  Hillsdale College will be the...

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