The Lode

Mason Liagre, News Editor | March 8, 2019

The Undergraduate Student Government of MTU has opened voting for next year’s Executive Board and At- Large Representatives and encourages all students to participate. The poll can be found on involvement.mtu.edu. All of the candidates were asked four questions to provide voters with information about their ideas and qualifications. The questions were as follows: 1. Why are you...

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Mason Liagre, News Editor | March 8, 2019

Michael Cohen to testify Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, is set to appear before the House Oversight Committee for a public hearing on Wednesday, February 27. Cohen was President Trump’s lawyer throughout the 2016 election. According to Trump and himself, he facilitated the paying off of adult film star Stormy Daniels to stay quiet during the election...

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Aemili Lipzinski, Pulse Editor | March 8, 2019

The Michigan Tech concert choir and the conScience chamber singers are coming together this weekend to provide audiences with a beautiful concert in St. Joseph Catholic Church. This church provides amazing acoustics to allow the voices of the choirs to meld and mesh in such a way that they almost take on an ethereal tone. The choirs perform this concert to raise donations for the Society...

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Madison Degnitz, Lode Writer | March 8, 2019

When the weather is cold and the snow is blowing, and it seems like all you ever do is stay inside and do homework, you need a break. Attending a comedy show might just be the kind of break you are looking for! In a place like Houghton, there is not always an oppor- tunity to attend such shows. Fortunately for Michigan Tech students, the university will be hosting stand-up comedian and famous...

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Hollywood whitewashing

Vinay Pratapa, Lode Writer | February 22, 2019

Recently, I’ve been watching a lot of videos about Hollywood whitewashing and why it’s such a big deal. Yet again the Best Actor Oscar nominees this time (except for Rami Malek for his role in Bohemian Rhapsody) are whiter than a Yeti in a snowstorm fighting Tilda Swinton. Most of the superheroes are white, most of the lead acting roles in drama, horror, and big-budget sci-fi thrillers are white....

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The UnLODEing Zone

Carly Delor, Social Media Manager | February 22, 2019

A place for the editors to unload I started drawing digitally again, recently. So far, I’ve drawn a birthday present for a friend, and three interesting perspective pieces. The first one was of a pose that had a person kicking through the air. One hand was the closest part to the viewpoint, while the other arm was pulled back farther from view. It was challenging since it was a dynamic pose, but...

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Athletic Department, Michigan Tech | February 22, 2019

The Michigan Tech Nordic Ski team put in a good overall performance at the 2019 CCSA Conference Championships. Several Huskies finished on the podium in their respective events, highlighted by Amanda Kautzer and Sarah Goble taking third place in the 15k Classic and the 5k Skate, respectively. Across the two days of competition, the Huskies took second place in the team standings, behind Northern Michigan...

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Athletic Department, Michigan Tech | February 22, 2019

The Michigan Tech men’s basketball team suffered a 79-53 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference loss at Ferris State Saturday afternoon. The Huskies battled back from an early double-digit deficit to draw to within three points with just under 14 minutes to go in the second half, but the Bulldogs countered with a 10-0 scoring run to regain the momentum and pull away. “I’m proud of...

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Allison Mills, University Marketing and Communications | February 22, 2019

Is there a threshold an entire industry crosses when it does more harm than good? Michigan Technological University researchers set out to examine the question with numbers. A new paper published in the journal Social Sciences (explores two case studies focused on industries that kill more people than they employ. The study lays out the rationale for establishing an actionable threshold and offers...

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Winter WonderHacks

Sam Wallace, Lode Writer | February 22, 2019

Winter WonderHacks, as you may know, is a hackathon here at Michigan Tech every … winter. Formerly known as TechHacks, it has brought joyful throngs to our winter paradise to stay inside for 36 hours and forsake sleep for some very unique projects. Throughout the past couple of years, a few projects at Winter Wonderhacks have stood out as special snowflakes. In this column we will show a few of these...

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