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Mason Liagre, News Editor | February 8, 2019

U.S. government shutdown ends, state of Trump’s wall in question The longest U.S. government shutdown in history ended January 25, for a duration of 35 days. Shutdowns like these occur when the government fails to pass legislation approving a budget for the next fiscal year. Disagreement over President Trump’s idea for a border wall between the United States and Mexico was the primary cause...

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2019 Black Lake sturgeon season over in less than 80 minutes

DNR, Michigan Department of Natural Resources | February 8, 2019

This year’s sturgeon season on Black Lake (Cheboygan County, Michigan) ended at 9:18 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 – after only 78 minutes of fishing. The fishing season, which included spearing or hook-and-line fishing, was scheduled to run from Feb. 2-6, or until the harvest quota had been reached. This year’s allocation of sturgeon for Black Lake anglers was seven fish, although Department of Natural...

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February 8, 2019

A tribute to warm Yooper culture To my parents, While all people have their flaws, my parents are seriously deserving of some recognition. The older I get and the more people I meet from a variety of backgrounds the more grateful I am for the way my parents raised me and my siblings. You gave us a little more freedom than most parents did, but that made me into the person I am today. I think...

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Winter Carnival Comedian Jaboukie Young-White comes to Michigan Tech

Aemili Lipzinski, Pulse Editor | February 8, 2019

Jaboukie Young-White is a fresh new comic who is making waves in the comedy world. He has been featured on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon twice, the first time coming out to his parents and the world as gay. He brings a refreshing perspective to comedy, bringing up, of course, his life experiences, but also drawing on racial issues from growing up in a Jamaican household in America as well as living...

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David Disney, Lode Writer | February 8, 2019

Winter carnival, what’s not to love? It’s the time all those hotels near Houghton make their yearly income, as well as the time all the students at Michigan Tech let loose with only the most age appropriate of beverages. Why do we do this though? I mean… it’s winter, shouldn’t we all be huddled inside or breaking out the snowshoes to use the outhouse or something? When did winter festivals...

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The problem with debate

Rebecca Barkdoll, Opinion Editor | February 8, 2019

Debates and arguments permeate our society. We can find them on our social media, on TV talk shows, on the radio, even during meals and holidays. People disagree a lot, and they’re not afraid to show it; Now, this is not necessarily a bad thing. People, of course, are allowed to have diverse and differing beliefs and ideals. But our society has a strange way of handling it. One of these ways...

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Athletic Department, Michigan Tech | February 8, 2019

The Michigan Tech men’s basketball team fell 82-74 in a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference contest Saturday afternoon at Parkside. The Huskies, who rallied from 18 points down Thursday night for a 75-67 win at Purdue Northwest, faced a 15-point deficit at the break before mounting a late rally in the final minutes. Unfortunately, the Rangers were able to hold off the charge. “We...

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Athletic Department, Michigan Tech | February 8, 2019

Former Michigan Tech hockey player Joel L’Esperance leads the American Hockey League with 24 goals in his first full season with the Texas Stars. He played in the AHL All-Star Classic on Monday, scoring a goal and adding a pair of assists. Q: What was the AHL All-Star experience like? A: It was a really cool experience. It was an honor to get selected to go there. I’ve never done a 3-on-3 like...

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The Professor’s Province

Maddie Steger, Editor in Chief | February 1, 2019

With Angie Carter Even though she’s only been here at Tech for two years, Angie Carter has already made her mark, not just in the Social Sciences department, but also on campus. Carter teaches classes for the new Sustainability Sciences Major that was made official this year. Between her Food Systems and Sustainability course to her Environmental Justice course, Carter is busy teaching and...

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The Professor’s Province

Maddie Steger, Editor in Chief | January 24, 2019

It’s no secret that Michigan Tech is well known for our engineering department, but so often other amazing departments are overlooked. Kari Henquinet calls the Social Sciences Department home alongside the Pavlis Honors College. Henquinet’s academic training is in cultural anthropology, but has had experience in other fields as well. “I have a background working in international development...

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