The Lode

Joshua Jongema, Lode Writer | February 25, 2020

On Sunday, Cairo-based independent News Amwal Al Ghad reported that Egypt had signed a deal with five EU and US oil companies for drilling contracts, with exploratory drilling to begin in early 2021. Egypt is just one of many countries around the world that is exploring and drilling oil. The entire Meditaranean has been caught in conflict over vast undersea oil reserves found over a decade ago. The...

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Cat Madish, Lode Writer | February 25, 2020

On Feb. 17, 1820, The Senate allows Missouri to enter the union as a slave state and Maine to enter as a free state. This is known as the Missouri Compromise and was done to maintain the balance between abolitionists and slave-owners and prevent a civil war. The Communist Manifesto was published this week on February 21, 1848, by Karl Marx. This book has inspired many and is arguably the world’s...

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Ebony Stewart comes to MTU

Abby Morely, Lode Writer | February 25, 2020

  I’m sure everyone remembers the unit of high school English when they had to read countless poems by authors such as Dickinson, Edgar Allan Poe and Wordsworth. I always liked poetry, but I was never a huge fan of doing it in high school English primarily because of the forced style the teachers made it seem was necessary and the themes they would make us memorize. I always wished that we...

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February 25, 2020

  To my little sister.   You are one of the most amazing people I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. Being around you is so much fun and you always put effort into making me feel better about myself, no matter what my insecurity is that day. You are always there to listen to me, and I hope that you know I’ll always be there for you as well. Whether it’s complaining about work...

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The three dramas: death, denial and deceit

Rebecca Barkdoll, Opinion Editor | February 25, 2020

I’m gonna start this article with a phrase that some of you might have seen me write several times before (so don’t roll your eyes too much, please): I’ve been watching superhero stories recently. It’s great, as always. But every time I start watching several episodes in a row, I end up noticing something that bugs me. This time, it’s drama. Now, obviously, life is dramatic sometimes, and...

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Debate: Should the sale of plastic bottled water be banned?

February 25, 2020

Round 1 Side 1: Bottled water may seem like a great beverage option, but roughly 70 percent of them end up in landfills or as litter. They are one of the most common waste items found in the ocean, which is horrible for the plants and animals living there. Plus, since plastic requires oil in its production, it takes millions of barrels of oil to produce enough bottles for the entire U.S. for one...

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Athletic Department | February 25, 2020

Three members of the Michigan Tech Nordic Ski team scored podium finishes as the Huskies kicked off the championship portion of their season at the 2020 CCSA Championships on Saturday (Feb. 15) and Sunday (Feb. 16) from the Michigan Tech Recreation Trails. Aleksi Leino and Amanda Kautzer finished second in Sunday's classic races, while Reid Goble took third in the sprint race on Saturday. Leino finished...

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Swoyer named WCHA Defenseman of the week

Athletic Department | February 25, 2020

Michigan Tech's Colin Swoyer has been named the WCHA Defenseman of the Week the league announced Monday (Feb. 17). Swoyer led WCHA defensemen with three points and two goals over the weekend as the Huskies swept Ferris State. Swoyer, a sophomore from Hinsdale, Illinois, scored both of Tech's goals Saturday in a 2-0 shutout. He scored the game-winner 11:38 into the third period and then added an empty...

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Kelley Christensen, Michigan Tech News | February 25, 2020

In the field of cancer research, the idea that scientists can disrupt cancer growth by changing the environment in which cancerous cells divide is growing in popularity. The primary way researchers have tested this theory is to conduct experiments using animals. Smitha Rao’s cell scaffolding research aims to replace animal testing in cancer research with electrospun synthetics. Rao, assistant...

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Ranit Karmaker, Lode Writer | February 25, 2020

To achieve perfection, we not only need a great deal of hard work towards a particular deed but along with that would need adequate practice to obtain success in it. We need to spend a large amount of time and effort to bring perfection in our deed and obtain the desired results. The Graduate Research Colloquium organized by the Graduate Student Government of Michigan Tech provides a platform where...

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