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Centennial anniversary of the Great Boston Molasses Flood

Mason Liagre, News Editor | January 17, 2019

Exactly 100 years ago on the 15th of January 2019, a tank containing 2.3 million gallons of molasses ruptured in Boston’s North End, resulting in a wave of the viscous liquid flowing at a shocking 35 miles per hour through the streets. 21 people were killed in the incident, and 150 more were injured. Though the incident may seem bizarre or even comical, it actually has implications that are still...

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Michigan Tech is approved to start planning for the H-STEM Complex

Stefanie Sidortsova, MTU University Marketing and Communications | January 17, 2019

In Lansing on Dec. 21, the Michigan Legislature granted planning authorization for Michigan Technological University’s H-STEM Engineering and Health Technologies Complex. Part of the University’s five-year capital outlay plan and capital project request, the H-STEM Complex was approved by the Michigan Tech Board of Trustees in 2017. Per the University’s capital outlay plan, the H-STEM Complex...

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New music festival focuses on Upper Peninsula composers

Aemili Lipzinski, Pulse Editor | January 17, 2019

This weekend Tech will be ringing in the new year with a festival of contemporary music written by Upper Peninsula composers. This festival is composed of three concerts written by composers who are from or who have lived in the Upper Peninsula. The festival will feature MIT composer and UP native Elena Ruehr. Dr. Ruehr will be presenting a Master Class on Saturday, Jan. 19 at 3 p.m. in the McArdle...

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January 17, 2019

A tribute to warm yooper culture To the amazing team of IPS, Life away from home and family is always difficult. Being in a foreign land makes it even worse. Thank you so much for being there with your kind behavior and helpful gestures. The day I first landed at the Chicago airport, I was carrying three huge suitcases and there were no familiar faces around until I stepped outside and saw...

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Into the web-swinger’s potpourri

Vinay Pratapa, Lode Writer | January 17, 2019

Welcome back to the semester, kids! I guess it’s time to get back to the slogging and burning brain cells after a “fortnite” of Netflix and Cheetos, or whatever the U.P .does in bone-freezing winter. But let me revisit an amazing movie I watched during the break. I was initially skeptical before I’ve decided on watching “Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse” because of the jagged choppiness...

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Views of the rich and famous: Are they facts or opinions?

Rebecca Barkdoll, Opinion Editor | January 17, 2019

How often do we find ourselves fascinated with celebrity commentary? We follow tweets and watch talk shows and listen to podcast interviews where movie stars, singers and the like share their opinions of the world. We find it worth investing our time in. We hear a political opinion from someone famous who has no experience or knowledge in politics and we trust their thoughts. Why is that? Maybe...

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MTU Athletics a Finalist for 2019 NCAA Division II Award of Excellence

Athletic Department, Michigan Tech | January 17, 2019

The Michigan Tech Department of Athletics has been selected as one of 20 finalists for the 2019 NCAA Division II Award of Excellence, an accolade recognizing campus and community engagement initiatives taken on in the past year. Over the summer, a devastating flood hit the local community over Father's Day weekend which created extensive damage to roads, buildings, and other infrastructure not only...

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Huskies Claim a 67-40 Victory over Lake Superior State

Athletic Department, Michigan Tech | January 17, 2019

The Michigan Tech women's basketball team won for the third consecutive time Saturday afternoon in the SDC Gym, topping Lake Superior State in a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference showdown 67-40. Five different players for the Huskies poured in 10 or more points, with nearly half of Saturday's scoring coming in the paint. "These wins at home this week were huge for us," Michigan Tech...

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The Professor’s Province

Maddie Steger, Editor in Chief | January 17, 2019

With Dave Nelson and Pasi Lautala Michigan Tech has a plethora of organizations and programs dedicated to different industries that students may be interested in. The Rail Transportation Program has been active at Tech for 12 years and offers many unique opportunities for those interested in rail transportation and railroad engineering. While many schools don’t offer a rail program, Tech is still...

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