The Student News Site of Michigan Technological University

The Lode

The Student News Site of Michigan Technological University

The Lode

The Student News Site of Michigan Technological University

The Lode

About Us

The Lode: Serving the Michigan Tech community since 1921


Mission Statement

We strive to comprehensively inform the Michigan Technological University community with relevant content. To this end, we are pledged to apply the utmost integrity and candor to our journalistic responsibilities.

Aims and Objectives of the Organization

  1. To report on relevant news, events, and conversations in order to
    create a more informed student body
  2. To uphold integrity, fairness, and equitable coverage
  3. To engage and represent the campus community

Click here to read our constitution



The Lode, Michigan Technological University’s student-run newspaper, published its first issue on February 17, 1921. The paper is published weekly on Thursdays during the fall and spring semesters. The Lode operates out of the Student Organizations Office in the Memorial Union Building on Michigan Tech’s campus. 


The Lode operates at a STEM-centered university without a journalism program. The newspaper staff is composed of students from many academic disciplines and is representative of the wide range of programs available at Michigan Tech.


The Lode operates through an allocation received from Michigan Tech’s Undergraduate Student Government, from funds through the Student Activity Fee. Additional newspaper funding is received through ad sales in both our print and online editions. 



The Michigan Tech Lode

Walker, Room 105

1400 Townsend Drive

Houghton, MI 49931


Editorial Staff

Managing Editor – Tim Peters – [email protected]

Associate Managing Editor – Joe Schallmo – [email protected]

Business Manager – Lydia Derks – [email protected]

Broadcast Manager – Conlan Houston – [email protected]


For all business inquiries, including ad sales, please email: [email protected] 


Meeting Times and Office Hours

Meeting times and office hours valid only for 2023 semesters 

General Body Meeting: 7pm in Walker 107 (Writing Center),  weekly on Mondays

Production Meeting: 7pm in Walker 107 (Writing Center), weekly on Sundays

Office Hours (located in Walker 107):

Monday:  2pm – 3pm

Tuesday: 11:30pm – 12:30pm,  3:30pm – 4:40pm


Social Media

Instagram: @michigantechlode