The Lode

The UnLODEing Zone

Maddie Steger, Editor in Chief

January 17, 2019

Filed under Opinion, UnLODEing Zone

A place for the editors to unload. I am very glad to be back here on campus. I missed the baren, freezing temperatures. And, no, I’m not joking. My first year at Tech was an eye-opener. I have never experienced so much ...

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...

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