The Lode

Defensive design: An effectively ineffective tactic

Vinay Pratapa, Lode Writer

December 12, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Ever observed park benches with arm-rests in the middle? How about railings in public places without a bar on it? Awnings with sprinklers? No? Well, this is not a case of bad design or the work of a disgruntled engineer, but purely...

How close are we to colonizing Mars?

Animesh Sarkar, Lode Writer

December 12, 2018

Filed under Opinion

After a 205-day journey through space, NASA’s InSight lander is safely on the surface of Mars as of Nov. 26. We also became the first humans to see a picture of the Martian sunset. While the internet rejoiced this extraordinary...

The UnLODEing Zone

Maddie Steger, Editor in Chief

December 12, 2018

Filed under Opinion, UnLODEing Zone

A place for the editors to unload.  Wow. Ok, so the semester is almost over, which is great because that means Christmas is coming. It is definitely my favorite holiday because it’s actually magical. Honestly, if you c...

The layered issue of Oniontown

David Disney, Lode Writer

December 12, 2018

Filed under Opinion

When we think of abandoned towns we may think of empty homes, broken-in stores, and dark streets. But what happens when that abandoned town still has residents? It sounds weird, but hear me out. There are places in America almost...

The Sentinelese, immigration and general xenophobia

Vinay Pratapa, Lode Writer

December 12, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Recently, I read a news report that talked of yet another instance of a good Samaritan who was shot dead trying to make contact with an isolated, xenophobic, violent group of people who have little knowledge of the outside world...

We are social beings

Sai Rajeev Devaragudi, Lode Writer

December 12, 2018

Filed under Opinion

People are social beings. We need social interaction to survive in a society. No one can isolate themselves forever and live without talking to anyone and no one usually wants to do that. But there might be situations in life...

The UnLODEing Zone

Carly Delor, Sports Editor

December 12, 2018

Filed under Opinion, UnLODEing Zone

A place for the editors to unload.  I’m going to be honest, conspiracy theories can be such fun to participate in. When I say conspiracy theory I don’t mean typical theories like all presidents are lizard people or this ...

Milking a population

David Disney, Lode Writer

December 12, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Babies are kind of important. I don’t think that is a controversial statement. The topic of how to care for them on the other hand, that could be a bit dicey. One of the most divisive topics is formula versus breast milk. Don’t...

An obvious solution

Sai Rajeev Devaragudi, Lode Writer

December 12, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Every time I write an article here or even speak with someone new in my life, I try to converse or write about something new. But today for the first time I want to write about something which everyone is so thoroughly aware...

Where would we be without the sun?

Saumyaveer Chauhan, Lode Writer

December 12, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Imagine a fine Sunday morning in the month of June, with the sky painted a vibrant blue, suspended white puffs of clouds stand-ing sentient against the canvas of the sky, a pleasant summer breeze ruffling the glistening green...

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