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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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This week in history
This week in history
Cat Madish, Editor-in-Chief • April 8, 2021

On April 5, 1614, Matoaka married John Rolfe. Also known as Pocahontas, she was Chief Powhatan’s 13-year-old daughter. This name is actually a childhood nickname and has been translated as “Little Playful One” or “Little Mischief” As the 1607 legend goes, John Smith was captured and nearly clubbed to death when Matoaka saved him. However, this is largely believed to be false as Algonquian...

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A staple of Houghton for 17 years, Bookworm Books and Coffee stood between East Montezuma Avenue and Sheldon Avenue.
Bookworm Books and Coffee closes this week
Tucker Nielsen, Writer • April 8, 2021

After serving the Houghton community for 17 years, Bookworm Books and Coffee is closing its doors later this week. Their Facebook page first announced their closing on March 16, stating the building has been sold. They stated, “It has been a joy serving and getting to know all our wonderful customers, and you will all be missed. It was a hard decision to make, but we are going to be moving the Bookworm...

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Join SDH for their first-ever Earth Day meal in McNair Hall on April 22.
Join SDH for a special Earth Day meal on April 22
Madison Degnitz, Pulse Editor • April 15, 2021

Earth Day, while overlooked by many, is an important holiday that comes around every April with the same goals in mind: celebrating the wonders of our planet, and protecting and preserving it for future generations. April 22 was indoctrinated as Earth Day in 1970, and the holiday has grown worldwide since then. To celebrate such an important occasion, Michigan Tech’s Sustainability Demonstration House (SDH) and Dining Services have joined together for a special, one-night event in the McNair Dining...

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Join WMTU for a live-stream of Frankenmuth band Greta Van Fleet
WMTU to host Greta Van Fleet listening party
Tucker Nielsen, Lode Writer • April 15, 2021

This Friday, the Michigan-based rock band Greta Van Fleet is releasing their second studio album “The Battle at Garden's Gate.” To coincide with the new album’s release, Michigan Tech’s student-run radio station WMTU is hosting a virtual listening party on the album’s launch day, April 16, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Greta Van Fleet was founded in 2012 by the Kiszka brothers: Josh (vocals), Jake (guitar), and Sam (bass). Danny Wagner joined them as their drummer soon after the band formed....

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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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Just look at all those people! They’re so close together! I’m going to have a heart attack.
Nervous about returning to in-person classes?
Maia Barnhart, Opinion Editor • April 8, 2021

Most people I know are relishing the thought of returning to in-person classes. Finally, there will be actual structure in our lives! We will actually have to get out of bed at least once a day! We’ll see friends, loved ones, and absolute strangers! It’s all so very exciting.  There are a few people out there though who, while still enthusiastic, are a bit worried. It’s been a long time since we’ve been in public. To put it plainly, we’ve gotten weirder.  Are we just supposed to...

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Michigan Tech’s 21st Annual Design Expo
Michigan Tech’s 21st Annual Design Expo
Rachel Dick, Tech Writer • April 15, 2021

Today, Thursday April 15, Michigan Tech’s Pavlis Honors College and the College of Engineering will be hosting Tech’s 21st Design Expo, the second to be held virtually. Remote judging opened on April 12, and opening remarks are set to start at eleven in the morning, followed by live presentations throughout the afternoon and an awards ceremony. Pre-registration for the event closed last Friday, but the awards ceremony is available to all at 3 p.m., and team project videos will become available...

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Variants of the COVID virus
Variants of the COVID virus
Grace Parsekian, Tech Editor • April 15, 2021

Since December 2020, various new strains of the COVID-19 virus have been detected in the US and other parts of the world. The CDC classifies these strains into two groups: variants of concern and variants of interest. Michigan Tech recently sent out an email notifying students of one of these variant’s detection in Houghton county, and encouraged many students to get tested for COVID-19 as soon as possible. In light of these new developments, it is important to be aware of what these variants are...

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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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