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Donald Trump steps down for Kanye
VibeDoc, Possibly had COVID before COVID was cool • December 10, 2020

There were many worries that Donald Trump wouldn’t step down for whoever won the candidacy, despite being legally required to do so. Trump even said would not accept the results if he was not the winner. Many feared he would lock himself in the White House and attempt to stage a coup. However, in an unexpected turn of events, Donald Trump admitted defeat and declared Kanye West the winner, tweeting   Then,...

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President Yeezy Spinelessly Flipflops on Pilates Issue
Lil Iscariot, Tested Positive: Positively • December 10, 2020

Following the act of one Poor Lode Writer who has shut themselves into a lockable closet for the last 3 weeks, their fruits of their labor are beginning to make Waves. One incongruence they spotted in our newest president, deeply concerning in its implications, surrounds the issue of pilates. (is “pilates” a proper noun? Who knows! Not even Yeezy!). In President Yeezy’s (P-Yeezy) song titled...

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This Week In History
This Week In History
Cat Madish, Editor-In-Chief • December 3, 2020

On Dec. 5, 1872, The Dei Gratia spotted the Mary Celeste sailing Azores Islands in the Atlantic Ocean. The ship was in good condition and in full sail but no one was aboard and the lifeboat was missing. The personal belongings of the crew remained, as well as the cargo. No one knows where the crew went and remains one of the biggest maritime mysteries to this day. On Nov. 29, 1942, coffee rationing...

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What to Know About the Line 5 Shutdown
Rachel Dick, Tech Writer • December 3, 2020

On Friday, Nov. 13, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced to Enbridge energy delivery company that they have until May 2021 to shut down Line 5, a major oil pipeline running through the state of Michigan and into Canada that has been of concern to many due to its running under the environmentally sensitive Straits of Mackinac. The State of Michigan revoked the 1953 easement which allowed the existence...

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Take a break from those early-semester stressors and immerse yourself in these fun activities — like playing Among Us with MUB Board on Jan. 16!
Welcome back: a roundup of campus events
Madison Degnitz, Pulse Writer • January 14, 2021

New year, new semester! As things will follow a similar routine in spring semester as they did in fall concerning virtual classes, audience-free hockey games, and safety protocols on and off campus, there is definitely room for boredom to fester during the new semester. To prevent such a lull in the spring semester, many student groups are offering great activities for Michigan Tech students to participate in, both in-person and online.  First up is the Fireside Fair, a new Michigan Tech tradition...

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Join the Lode and other MTU student organizations on Thursday at the spring involvement fair!
MTU to host spring semester involvement fair
Madison Degnitz, Pulse Editor • January 14, 2021

Most Michigan Tech students are familiar with K-Day — a beloved Tech tradition that includes an early weekend (no classes after 12 p.m.), an afternoon in the beautiful outdoors of the Keweenaw, and a campus-wide activity fair. K-Day is hosted every September, which is great for organizations that want to recruit new members during the fall semester. This is also great for students who wish to join new groups — but what about those that wish to join or recruit during the spring semester?  Well,...

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We all need sleep, it’s time to stop shaming some people for their natural sleep schedules.
The unnecessary and unrealistic dichotomy of sleeping schedules
Maia Barnhart, Opinion Editor • January 14, 2021

We are taught from a very young age that “the early bird gets the worm.” This idea that those who rise earlier in the morning are inherently more successful than those who tend to sleep later in the day is perpetuated by our current capitalistic society which places an unhealthy amount of importance on things like strict 8 a.m - 3 p.m. schooldays and 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. work hours. It is also entirely untrue.  There is a disturbing and upsetting stereotype which suggests that those more suited...

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Asynchronous online classes allow us to take advantage of the little daylight we have during these long winter months.
Asynchronous online classes are the best thing to happen to the Upper Peninsula
Maia Barnhart, Opinion Editor • January 14, 2021

Winter is hard. There is no way around that. It’s cold, harsh and, most importantly, dark. One of the worst experiences nearly all of us share has been getting up and going to school or work in the dark and then again, at the end of a long day, going home in the dark. It can seem at times to be a place frozen in perpetual nighttime.  Here in the Upper Peninsula, there are only eight to nine hours of solid daylight during the worst of winter. This means that the sun rises around eight or nine...

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You will see. You will learn.
All Hail King Yeezy
YungHart, Prophet • December 10, 2020

Brothers, sisters, siblings. Rejoice with me, for we have witnessed the birth of a glorious new era. With this previous election, the tides have turned. Our time under Supreme Leader Kanye Yeezus Christ will usher in a period of peace and prosperity the likes of which have never been seen before. This can already be seen in the easy and enthusiastic ways in which our current President quickly began the process of transferring power to the future government.  The heralds prophesied in the christian...

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This Week In History
This Week In History
Cat Madish, Editor-In-Chief • January 14, 2021

On Jan. 9, 1493, Columbus mistook manatees for mermaids. Columbus claimed they were “not half as beautiful as they are painted.” This was the first written record of manatees in North America, and it was the claim that they were mermaids! This may seem really strange, but it is actually really common for manatees to be mistaken for mermaids and sirens. So common, in fact, that their taxonomic order is known as sirenia, a name derived from the sirens of Greek mythology. The idea of a circus...

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Catching a bird on camera is no easy feat. This Blackburnian warbler posed between flights.
Guest Blog: Learning from the Pandemic
David Flaspohler, Unscripted Research Blog • January 14, 2021

COVID-19 altered the classroom habitat. In his guest blog, David Flaspohler shares what changed in his ornithology course — and offers space for finding solace and innovation. "From now on it can be said that plague was the concern of all of us. Thus, for example, a feeling normally as individual as the ache of separation from those one loves suddenly became a feeling in which all shared alike and — together with fear — the greatest affliction of the long period of exile that lay ahead" —Albert...

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Monroe earns GLIAC North Player of the Week award
Athletic Department • March 17, 2020

Michigan Tech senior forward Kyle Monroe has been named the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference North Division Player of the Week for the eighth time this season and the third consecutive week, announced by the conference office Monday. Monroe helped power the Huskies to a 91-61 win at rival Northern Michigan this past Thursday night in the regular season finale. Monroe, who hails from...

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New CCHA selects Bosack & Co. to develop conference brand
Athletic Department • March 17, 2020

The Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) has chosen Bosack & Co., one of the country's leading higher education and college athletics strategic branding firms, to develop the branding and positioning for the new NCAA Division I men's hockey conference that begins play in October 2021. The seven CCHA member institutions, Bemidji State University, Bowling Green State University, Ferris State...

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