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Michigan Tech Launches Varsity Esports

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...

Injured student still seeks to inspire and instruct

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...

National and international news headlines of the week

Mason Liagre, News Editor

April 17, 2019

Fire collapses Notre Dame Cathedral spire In a disaster that has many across the world reeling, Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris caught fire Monday during renovations, causing its spire to collapse. The fire was deemed an accide...

Lode Editorial: The actual amount behind PE credits

Maddie Steger, Editor in Chief

April 17, 2019

The cost of attendance has long been a topic of interest on any college campus. According to The College Board, the average amount a student paid at a private university was $34,740 for tuition and other various fees. While...

21 day plastic free challenge comes to the Keweenaw

Mason Liagre, News Editor

March 28, 2019

A group of Michigan Tech students and staff are organizing an initiative to abstain from single use plastics for three weeks. The idea originated from graduate student Karuna Rana. After experiencing a similar undertaking in...

National and international news headlines of the week

Mason Liagre, News Editor

March 28, 2019

Charges dropped against Jussie Smollett The charges against actor Jussie Smollett, who was accused of fabricating a hate crime against himself, have been dropped. He was allegedly attacked by two masked men who shouted raci...

Hancock school’s roof partially collapsed

Edzordzi Agobozo, Lode Writer

March 22, 2019

On Feb. 24 this year, Local 3 News reported a bus garage collapse in Negaunee Public Schools as a result of heavy snow pile up on the roof of the building. Sixteen busses were trapped inside the debris. Almost a month later, another...

Truck accident in Portage Township injures Baltic man

Sheriff's Office, Houghton County, MI

March 22, 2019

The Houghton County Sheriff Department investigated a 2-vehicle personal injury accident March 12 at 2:30 p.m. The accident occurred on Superior Road at the intersection of Elsie Road in Portage Township. A vehicle being driven...

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