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US-41 detour pushed until Sept. 27
US-41 detour pushed until Sept. 27
Cat Madish, Editor-In-Chief • September 16, 2021

If you are on campus, you most certainly noticed that there is a lot of construction underway right now. This work is part of a rebuilding project of US-41 by Michigan’s Department of Transportation, a project estimated to be over in the fall of 2022. The end result will feature wider sidewalks, designated turn lanes, a reduction from four lanes to two lanes on Townsend Drive, and medians, as well...

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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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This week in history
This week in history
Cat Madish, Editor in Chief • April 15, 2021

Only 23 years after the beginning of the Hundred Years’ War, on April 13, 1360, a hail storm devastated English troops when it killed 1,000 soldiers and 6,000 horses in France. The storm hit overnight, while soldiers were camped outside of Chartres, France. Lightning struck first, killing multiple people. Then, the hail struck and killed horses and men alike due to lack of shelter. The hail even...

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Michigan Tech College of Business Earns Accreditation Renewal, Continues 20-Year Tradition of Quality
Michigan Tech College of Business Earns Accreditation Renewal, Continues 20-Year Tradition of Quality
MTU Press Release April 15, 2021

04/12/2021— The Michigan Technological University College of Business (COB) has been approved for an accreditation extension to 2026 by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).  AACSB is the longest-serving global association dedicated to advancing management education. The association is synonymous with the highest standards in business education, and its accreditation...

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From left to right: First Nations (Anishinaabe), African nations (Mauritius and Ghana), European nations (Germany, The Netherlands, Republic of Georgia), and Asiatic nations (Israel, Laos, and Pakistan)
Celebrate MTU's vibrant cultures with this weekend’s Parade of Nations
Tucker Nielsen, Lode Writer • September 16, 2021

 This coming Saturday (Sep. 18), the 32nd annual Parade of Nations occurs once again! It starts at 11:00 a.m. by the Chamber of Commerce office downtown. Due to construction on the roads and Lift Bridge, the parade will head down the hill to Lakeshore Drive, past Dee Stadium and follow Lakeshore Drive past Bridgeview Park, ending at Kestner Park. Unlike previous years, the parade won’t go through downtown this year. Over fifty countries and organizations have already confirmed their participation...

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Drag show (and more!) return for Pride Week
Madison Degnitz, Pulse Editor • September 16, 2021

As we say our final goodbyes to the summer sun, we look forward to our favorite fall traditions here on campus. Though Pride Month, a celebration of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual (LGBTQIA+) community, is celebrated each June in the United States, Michigan Tech hosts its own Pride Week each September, to celebrate and raise awareness for the local LGBTQIA+ community. This year’s Pride Week starts on Sunday, Sept. 19 and ends Saturday, Sept. 25 with...

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Nothing to fear here!
The amazing spider
Maia Barnhart and Weston Early September 16, 2021

Have you ever been in bed, comfortably reading or watching a show, perhaps even simply just dozing, and happened to glance towards some shadowy, forgotten corner of your room? You instantly jolt to awareness, pulled from the soothing embrace of sleep, to lock eyes with a hideous, frightening, and ungodly monstrosity, just casually making itself at home in your bedroom. Before you jump to vanquish this monster, squashing it under a magazine, consider this: spiders are actually our friends. Life...

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Walking and/or enjoying nature is a healthy and fun hobby that can be enjoyed by those of all ages.
Are hobbies worth it anymore?
Tucker Nielsen, Lode Writer • September 16, 2021

Most of us have at least one hobby we enjoy. Interests dictate what hobbies we invest in, whether that’s collecting Pokémon cards or scuba diving. Money and time also affect what we can do. If you’re stacked with 18 credits in a semester, then learning how to play guitar might not work out for you. Same goes for the money aspect; you don’t want to buy the most expensive camera for photography if you’re just starting out as a student. One that’s grown in popularity over the last twenty...

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A near-exact replica of your average MTU blackboard.
Language ≥ Math
Maia Barnhart and Weston Early September 9, 2021

Welcome back, MTU students! I’m sure you’re all so excited to get to wander the campus again, to gaze adoringly up at the questionably phallic shape of the MEEM and get swept away in the wind vortex of the main paths. It's a thrilling time of year. Statistically speaking, you, dear reader, are either a student or professor of one of our wonderful and well-funded STEM programs. This means that you probably work with a fair amount of math. I would even go so far as to wager that you consider...

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Husky wearing glasses with the time Husky Bites are: every Monday at 6 p.m.
Upcoming events in science and technology at Michigan Tech
Rachel Dick, Writer • September 16, 2021

As campus comes alive again with classes, student orgs, and enterprise teams back in full swing, Michigan Tech events have come back too. With both virtual and in-person events being available, there is an event for everyone, from art exhibits to resume workshops. Here are some of the many upcoming lectures, workshops, and seminars in science and technology available to our Tech community. Following Michigan Tech hockey coach Joe Shawhan’s lecture on hockey in the Copper Country, Husky Bites...

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View of smoke at Isle Royale
What can history and science reveal about Isle Royale’s ongoing Horne Fire?
Rachel Dick, Writer • September 9, 2021

After nearly a month of burning, progress on containing Isle Royale’s Horne Fire continues. The fire, which is believed to have been caused by a lightning strike, was ignited on Aug. 10. The fire began near the national park’s Duncan Bay by the Tobin-Duncan trail, and it quickly grew in size.   By Aug. 24, the fire had grown to an approximate 200 acre area and was only 15 percent contained. By Sep. 2, this area increased to 429 acres and was 45 percent contained. Now, as of Sep. 7,...

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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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