Student Newspaper at Michigan Tech University since 1921

Published Weekly on Tuesdays Office Located in Walker 105

About Us

Serving the Michigan Tech community for over 100 years

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

  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


Our history:

The Lode, Michigan Technological University’s student-run newspaper, published its first issue on February 17, 1921. The paper is published weekly on Tuesdays during the fall and spring semesters. The Lode operates out of Walker 105 located in the Writing Center 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. 



 On-campus newspaper locations:
– Mail Services 
 – Dean’s Office (Admin 130)
 – President’s Office (5th Floor Admin)
 – Chem Sci
 – MUB 1st Floor
 – MUB Cafe
 – Library
 – DOW
 – Dillman
 – M&M
 – DHH
 – Center for Diversity & Inclusion
 – Walker Lawn (outdoor stand)
 – Fisher
 – Wadsworth
 – Walker
 – McNair
 – Forestry building
 – SDC

Editorial Staff



Managing Editor


I’m Lydia, and I’ve been with The Lode for three years, starting as a copy-editor and moving up to Managing Editor this semester. I’m pursuing an Engineering Management degree, and have a lot of fun in the outdoors while I’m not studying. I love to ski, hike, rollerblade, play board games and read. 



Managing Editor


Hi! I’m Tim, Managing Editor, and I’ve been with The Lode since my freshman year. I have served as staff photographer, Media Editor, and Associate Managing Editor over the years and am looking forward to growing the paper in the future. I’m currently pursing a degree in Civil Engineering. My hometown is Bayside, NY and I enjoy photography and studying history in my free time. 



Associate Managing Editor


I’m Joe, the current Associate Managing Editor for The Lode. I’ve been with The Lode for roughly two and a half years now, starting out as a Staff Photographer and working my way up to my current position. I’m a 4th year Civil Engineer with a minor in rail engineering. In my free time I like to go on photo walks and keep in touch with my friends back home.



Editorial Assistant


I’m Mara, a second year Ecology and Evolutionary Biology student. I started working with The Lode last semester through the Introduction to Journalism class, and now work as an Editorial Assistant. I’m from the UP, and in my free time, I love reading, hiking and thrifting. 



Media Editor


Hey! My name is Conlan and I’m a second year Biomedical Engineering major here at Tech. I joined The Lode last year and soon became Broadcast Manager before starting my current role of Media Manager. I enjoy both traditional and film photography as well as 3D modeling and programming video games.



Media Editor


I’m Lyndsay, and I am a communication, culture, and media manager. For The Lode, I am co-media manager. I joined the Lode this semester, but it isn’t my first time working for the news. I worked for the broadcast news channel at my prior university, and I am excited to bring a bit of that to LodeTV here at Tech! I love cats, and I have two of them named Honda Civic and Suzi. 



Design, Layout & Copy Editor


Heya! I’m Riy and as a first year here at tech this is also my first year here at The Lode! I’m pursing an Entertainment and Theatrical engineering degree. I spend my free time making music, playing video games, and taking walks on the Tech Trails. 



Design, Layout & Copy Editor


Hello, I’m Karissa, a fourth-year English major with a media production minor pursuing an accelerated masters in business administration. I’ve just started this semester as The Lode’s Design, Layout and Copyeditor. I love to read, write and play video games, along with several other hobbies. 

Meeting Times and Office Hours

Meeting times and office hours valid only for 2024 semesters 

General Body Meeting: 8 p.m. in Walker 107 (Writing Center),  weekly on Mondays

Production Meeting: 7 p.m. in Walker 107 (Writing Center), weekly on Sundays

Office Hours (located in Walker 105):

TBD for the Fall of 2024