The Lode

2019-2020 Staff

Maddie Steger

Editor in Chief

Maddie is a senior at Michigan Tech majoring in electrical engineering and minoring in journalism. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, painting, or hanging out with her dog Bingly.

Nathaniel Green

Business Manager and Copy Editor

Nathaniel Green is a Freshman studying Electrical Engineering. He is the Lode’s Business Manager, ensuring that the publication has adequate resources to reach the public by controlling cash flow and maintaining relationships ...

Jacob Maxon

Ad Sales Manager

Ranit Karmakar

Media Manager

Ranit is a PhD student in Computer Engineering at Tech. As a Media Manager he designs posters, advertisements, and asks weird questions on social media on the name "#askTech". His hobbies include playing guitar, photography and ...

Cat Madish

Website Manager and Lode Writer

Cat Madish is a sophomore at MTU in Communication, Culture and Media. She is a Lode writer who does the weekly column, "this week in history" and occasionally writes an article for the news section. Her hobbies include tending ...

Carly Delor

Social Media Manager

Chris Davis

News Editor

Chris is a Junior of MTU majoring in Electrical Engineering. He is a weekly news writer and editor, covering campus, local and international news.

Rebecca Barkdoll

Opinion Editor

Rebecca Barkdoll is a senior at MTU, majoring in English and minoring in Writing. She is the Lode's Opinion Editor and writes many of the debates and articles for her section. In her spare time, she can often be found reading...

Karisa Steffans

Tech Editor

Karisa Steffens is the Tech Section Editor of the lode. She transferred to Michigan Tech after receiving an Associate’s degree in accounting and an Associate’s degree in science from Southwestern Michigan College. Now, she is ...

Abby Morely

Lode Writer

David Disney

Lode Writer

Madison Degnitz

Lode Writer

Madison Degnitz is a second-year Medical Laboratory Science student at Michigan Tech. She is a Lode writer in the Pulse section and has been a part of the Lode team since her first semester on campus. Her hobbies include watching f...

Jon Ramsey


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