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Stefanie Sidortsova, Michigan Tech News | October 29, 2019

Planning is underway for a varsity esports program at Michigan Technological University. Michigan Tech will be the first public university in the state to offer esports at the varsity level when competition kicks off in the 2020-21 academic year. “We’re always looking for ways to both grow as a University and offer new opportunities for students,” said Suzanne Sanregret, Michigan Tech’s...

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Mason Liagre, News Editor | October 29, 2019

Cosmo Trikes has always been an adventurous, upbeat individual. In his third semester at Michigan Tech, this was tested when a skiing accident on Mont Ripley left him paraplegic. He now uses a wheelchair. “It starts at the top of the ski hill,” says Trikes. “I was good at skiing in the way a generally athletic person picks up on any new activity. I always liked speed, the adrenaline rush it...

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K-Day continues its streak of success

Madison Degnitz, Lode Writer | October 29, 2019

The first week of the fall semester has come and gone, and with it, another successful Keweenaw Day. K-Day, as it’s known by many, is the annual activities fair hosted by Michigan Tech and its many student organizations and clubs. This year, K-Day just so happened to fall on the date of another favorite MTU holiday, 906 Day, as it was held this past Friday, Sept. 6. However, K-Day is more than...

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October 29, 2019

A tribute to warm Yooper culture To my boyfriend, You're the perfect kind of goofball, and you care so much about me. You always want what's best for me, and you push me to be the best version of myself that I can be. While I can't make any promises that I'm going to go skiing this year, or that I'm going to someday travel to Germany to study abroad, I can assure you that I will try my best...

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The Lion King: An ambitious attempt

Rebecca Barkdoll, Opinion Editor | October 29, 2019

Just a few weeks ago, I went to see the remake of The Lion King and I had so many thoughts that I just have to share. The movie was pretty good, all things considered, but it got me thinking about all the recent remakes and sequels that Disney (and others) have been creating. First, what is with all the live-action remakes? Is there something special about live-action that makes it worth remaking?...

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Please stop breeding the peasants, Fred

David Disney, Lode Writer | October 29, 2019

So, I’ll level with you. I wanted to do some kind of big back-to-school article, or maybe something about current events. I was going to do something on the Amazon being lit on fire, and how so many of us are patting ourselves on the back for tweeting about how someone should do something. Except with Brazil exporting a third of the world’s soybean supply, people like you and me in some way...

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Athletic Department | October 29, 2019

Thursday, Sept. 12 — Volleyball vs. Minnesota Duluth, 8:30 p.m. at St. Cloud State Friday, Sept. 13 — Cross Country at Michigan State’s Spartan Invitational, 11 a.m. Volleyball vs. Bemidji State, Noon at St. Cloud State. Soccer at MSU-Moorhead, 5 p.m. Volleyball at St. Cloud State, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14 — Women’s Tennis at Lake Superior State, 10 a.m. Volleyball vs....

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Athletic Department | October 29, 2019

The Michigan Tech volleyball team is ranked No. 21 in this week’s AVCA Coaches’ Top 25 Poll. The Huskies received votes in the preseason poll and were ranked in five polls in 2018. Tech’s No. 20 ranking is the highest for the Huskies since 1997 when they checked in at No. 17. The Black and Gold spent two weeks at No. 24 and three at No. 25 last season. The Huskies are 3-1 after sweeping...

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Sefanie Sidortsova, Michigan Tech News | October 29, 2019

As the only college of its kind in the state, Michigan Tech’s College of Computing meets the growing demand for computing skills in the workforce. On July 1, 2019, Michigan Technological University launched the state’s first College of Computing to meet the technological, economic and social needs of the 21st century, and answer industry demand for talent in artificial intelligence (AI), software...

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Kelley Christensen, Unscripted Research Blog | October 29, 2019

When it comes to planting trees for bioenergy feedstocks, there are tradeoffs to be made. As energy sources increasingly shift toward renewables, it’s important not to lose sight of the fact that energy production always comes with tradeoffs. Modeling the outcomes of those tradeoffs can help natural resource managers and policymakers create informed decisions in energy development. Azad Heidari,...

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