The Lode

Mason Liagre, News Editor | April 17, 2019

Fire collapses Notre Dame Cathedral spire In a disaster that has many across the world reeling, Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris caught fire Monday during renovations, causing its spire to collapse. The fire was deemed an accident by Parisian authorities, with no foul play currently suspected. The building caught fire Monday evening and burned through the night before firefighters put out the blaze...

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Portage Health Foundation scholarships awarded

Portage Health Foundation | April 17, 2019

Fourteen students have been awarded the Portage Health Foundation Making a Difference Scholarship. The scholarships are part of a Michigan Tech-Portage Health Foundation partnership established in 2015 to support health education. This year’s recipients have an average GPA of 3.8 and represent the breadth of health-related research happening on Michigan Tech’s campus. The $8,000 scholarships...

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The Nice List

April 17, 2019

A tribute to warm Yooper culture I wanted to thank you guys for being there for me while I went through a variety of personal troubles that could have really derailed my life. You guys have inspired me every day with your positive outlooks for life even when things are going horribly wrong. You help me to see past the present situation and towards brighter horizons. Thank you for reminding...

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The history of Easter, abridged

Aemili Lipzinski, Pulse Editor | April 17, 2019

Easter as we know it is a pastel, colorful wonderland of plastic eggs or decorated hard-boiled eggs and chocolate candy delivered by bunnies. It has roots in Christianity, representing the rebirth of Christ and takes place 40 days after Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. Easter is considered a movable holiday and takes place on the first Sunday after the first full moon following the spring equinox. For...

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UnLODEing Zone

Mason Liagre, News Editor | April 17, 2019

A place for the editors to unload Not to sound like a Luddite, but sometimes I think my unrestricted access to technology and the Internet has dulled my intellect. I’m far from the first person to have this thought or to write about it but it’s my turn to expel my thoughts to the world so that’s what I’m going to do. When I compare my brain now to a younger version I realize that I used...

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Athletic Department, Michigan Tech | April 17, 2019

LEWISBURG, Pa. – The Michigan Tech track & field team put up an excellent showing at the Bison Outdoor Classic, with several student-athletes setting new school records and hitting NCAA qualifying standards over the two-day competition from Bucknell University. On Saturday, Liz Bloch in the 1500m, Emily Byrd in the 5000m, Matthew Pahl in the 5000m, and Carly Huggins in the 3000m Steeplechase...

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Sam Wallace, Lode Writer | April 17, 2019

In these often warm months, while the stifled grass in front of Walker begins to be revealed courtesy of the diligent efforts of IRHC, and our last free glucose spike courtesy of the cocoa shack begins to fade from memory, thoughts of broomball might not take great priority in our busy minds. But while we lament the all too brief Broomball season, we can take comfort in knowing that we played a far...

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The birth of plastic

Someswar Voruganti, Lode Writer | April 17, 2019

As we are going through “Plastic challenge: Consider reducing all plastics” at Michigan Tech, we are all encouraged to reduce our use of plastic. Here’s a summary on where plastic came from and how it was invented. Leo Baekeland was a Belgian-American chemist born in 1863 and had a PhD at the age of 21. He had an interest in photography that led him to invent photographic paper which is called...

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Allison Mills, Michigan Tech News | April 17, 2019

Patching up a heart needs the help of tiny blood vessels. Aligning dense vascular structures in engineered cardiac patches can help patients recover from a heart attack. A team led by Feng Zhao, associate professor of biomedical engineering at Michigan Technological University, recently published two new papers on best practices in engineering prevascularized tissues. The team’s research paper,...

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