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. 


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

Memorial Union Building, Room 106B

1400 Townsend Drive

Houghton, MI 49930


Contact Information


Editor in Chief – Cat Madish – [email protected] 

Business Manager – Nate Green – [email protected] 

Managing Editor –  Chris Davis – [email protected]

Managing Editor –  Rachel Dick – [email protected]


For general inquiries, or to submit news tips, article ideas, corrections, or photos, please email: [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 Fall 2021 semester


General Body Meeting: Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. in Fisher 126

Senior Staff Meeting: Wednesdays at 7:15 p.m. in Lode Office (MUB 106B)


Office Hours:

Monday: 12:15 – 2 p.m.

Tuesday: 1 – 2 p.m.

Wednesday: 12:15 – 1:15 p.m.

Thursday: 4 – 5:20 p.m.

Friday: 12:15 – 1:15 p.m.


Social Media


Facebook: @mtulode 

Instagram: @michigantechlode

Twitter: @MITechLode