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Huskies advance to final round

Gearing up for the Championships: The Huskies beat Northwest Missouri State Wednesday night in the Semi-finals of the NCAA Division II Elite Eight. They will face Clayton State for the Championship title on Friday night. For more in-depth coverage of Wednesday’s game, flip to the Sports Section. Photo by Ben Wittbrodt

Michigan Tech ROTC Event Preview: hosts Day of Challenges Pride Week MICHAEL FRIESEN Lode Writer

ERIKA PEABODY Lode Writer This past Saturday, the Army ROTC hosted the annual Day of Challenges event at the SDC. The event was sponsored by the Department of Michigan Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) with local support from VFW District 15 and area VFW Posts. Also, the Ladies Auxiliary served food to everyone when they were done with the day’s events. Day of Challenges is a one-day youth activity program where students ranging from 5th to 12th grade compete in different activities designed to challenge them in physical fitness, coordination and leadership. The teams were split into two groups, the Junior Division which included grades 5-8, and the Senior Division made up of grades 9-12. Each team was limited to six members. 25 teams participated in the event this year. Mostly local schools participated, however the team that traveled the farthest came from downstate and traveled roughly 500 miles to get here. This team, from the White Cloud NJROTC, arrived a day early and spent the night in the ROTC gym in order to participate. The day’s events included a physical fitness test, an obstacle course, a shooting simulation, swimming, ruck packing and two leadership reaction courses (LRC).

This coming week, starting Sunday the 27th, is Pride Week. This annual event, organized primarily by the student organization Keweenaw Pride is a week of events aimed at promoting queer-positive education, outreach, and entertainment to Michigan Tech’s student body. The week concludes Friday with Tech’s 11th annual drag show, to be held in the Rosza. The week begins with a showing of “Prop 8, the Mormon Hard earned rewards: Trophies for Day of Challenges provided by Proposition” Sunday at 8 p.m. the VFW. Photo courtesy of William Lytle The film documents the politics surrounding the passing of All of the teams were chaperoned In the pool, teams participated Proposition 8 in California in and led to their separate events by in a safety swim and then if they 2008. The film, which is approxiROTC cadets and all of the events passed, an equipment swim. For mately 80 minutes in run time, were run by cadets as well. the equipment swim, students will be followed with a short disOne of the LRCs was being led swam one length of the pool us- cussion moderated by Director by Cadet Reid Barber. In the event, ing a floatation device while wear- of the Center for Diversity and teams were required to work to- ing a standard Load Bearing Vest Inclusion Shezwae Fleming. gether to move a tennis ball bal- (LBV). After those two events they Monday’s event, “Safer Sex anced on a roll of tape around some moved on to the high dive. Night” at 8 p.m. in the Wads cones and place it in a bucket. The Cadet Karen Smigielski was Annex (the sectioned-off room tough part was that students could working up on the high dive, mak- connected to the cafe in the only move the “toxic” tennis ball ing sure only one student went at a basement of Wadsworth Hall), is by holding on to the ends of three time and offering encouragement an informational session hosted foot strings tied around the tape. to those who were nervous. Cadet by KISS (Keep it Safer, SweetThe task looked daunting; how- Joseph Chantiny, who was helping heart) and Planned Parenthood, ever, Barber said the trick was to students line up for the high dive which will include questions and hold the strings taut and some said that only one student had got- answers and general information teams had completed it in around ten scared and opted out of the about safer sex practices, par30 seconds. Others took four min- high dive. ticular things that might not be utes to complete the event, but Back at the ROTC Building after covered at normal KISS meeteveryone looked like they were ings. This event is intended to continued on page 2 having fun. have a more serious tone and is

to focus on health-related questions and information about sex and sexuality, and will include information pertinent to both same-gender relationships and opposite-gender relationships. Tuesday’s event, “Guess the Straight Person” at 7:30 p.m. in Wads Annex, is a game-show type event with audience participation designed to challenge stereotypes about LGBT individuals. Several participants will answer questions submitted by the audience, which might ask about the personality and personal life of the participants, but cannot be directly asked about orientation. The audience may ask about the participant’s taste in music, for example, and is encouraged to ask questions that relate to stereotypes or common mis-conceptions; such as fashion or hobbies that are typically seen as masculine or feminine. Selected questions are then asked and answered by all participants, and at the end the audience is challenged to infer the orientation of the participants. After that, the participants will reveal their sexual orientation identities to the audience to show the accuracy of those inferences. Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the MUB Ballroom, professional gender-queer activist, Jac Stringer, will be talking about gender, transgender, gender-queer, and continued on page 2

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NPR loses federal funding Here is how Michigan Tech can help! KIMBERLY GRIGG Lode Writer The House of Representatives recently decided to cut funding for NPR, even though on one of NPR‘s websites it says that, when polled, 80 percent of Americans said that money spent on public broadcasting was “well spent.” The vote for the cut was fairly partisan. The Republicans, who have wanted to cut support for NPR for quite awhile, voted to cut funding for NPR, while the Democrats voted nay. The republicans have been wanting to stop funding for NPR for quite awhile because they believe that NPR has a bias toward the Democrats. NPR’s funding mainly comes from the government, but with this new bill NPR will not be supported by the government directly or indirectly. The radio stations who will be getting funding from the government will not be able

to purchase any of NPR’s services or products with government money. This will make it difficult for NPR to stay on the air. Many are upset about this, but as Reps. David McKinely put it, “While I am sure it once provided a valuable public service, recent controversies surrounding NPR suggest that it is no longer a wise use of taxpayer dollars in these tough economic times.” Many Tech students are against what McKinely said though. NPR currently provides services and products for about 170 million Americans each year and many of those Americans are not willing to give up NPR without a fight. The website is a website dedicated to not only getting NPR’s funding back, but also proving why NPR is important. The website lists all of NPR’s services, which some are public media, educational technology and services, public radio, and network websites.

Want to help?: If students wish to help support NPR, then they can make donations directly to NPR through the station’s website by clicking the red button at the top of the screen that says “Support Public Radio.” Or, students can visit to help NPR try and have their funding returned. Photo courtesy of the NPR website.

Day of Challenges Continued from front

Working together: CDT Barber times students as they participate in a Leadership Reaction Course Photo courtesy of William Lytle

all of the teams had completed the events, Cadet James Greydanus, announced the winners of the day and Cadets Daniel Vandermate and Connor Rouse handed out the

trophies provided by the VFW. Vandermate and Greydanus are the fourth year cadets who were in charge of planning and coordinating the entire day’s events.

Pride Week Continued from front fluid gender. Jac was chosen for his credentials as a charismatic, relatable, fun, and personable speaker, and his session is to be just as fun, relaxed, and comfortable as it is informative. Jac was selected as the speaker for this year’s Pride Week when he thoroughly impressed members of Keweenaw Pride attending the Midwestern Bisexual, Lesbian, Gay, Transgender and Ally College Conference this past February, as well as the year before. Jac’s talk is tailored toward educating about gender-queer topics and aims to be a relaxed presentation open to questions that will be both serious and informative as well as comfortable and entertaining. Thursday’s event, “Taboo Talk” will be held at 7 p.m. in the Douglass Houghton Hall Ballroom, is a chance for students to ask questions that they might otherwise not feel comfortable asking. Questions, which may be asked aloud or submitted anonymously, will be answered by a panel of professionals, which will represent transgender individuals, drag queens, allies, religious figures both gay and straight, and other queer identities. As a special guest, Jac will also be on the panel to answer questions. Keweenaw Pride Vice President, Nick Gravlin said, “[Jac’s talk will be] a chance for people to just ASK. There’s no boundaries on Thursday.” Taboo

Talk is intended to be a more explicit question and answer session, and will include information on specific sexual acts, fetishes, or even physiological logistics. The questions will be handled with a sense of humor, and questions that might otherwise considered raunchy by generalized audiences will be included for entertainment value to ease tension and to encourage the audience to speak up instead of holding back questions. The panelists will attempt to answer all sincere questions, though they have the option to decline if questions are disrespectful or insincere in nature, or they are uncomfortable answering. The audience is asked to try to frame their questions or curiosities in as broad of terms possible, as opposed to focusing on the personal life of any specific individual, and to not sugar-coat questions but to speak their minds freely. This will allow students to receive better answers and create a more relaxed, open, and entertaining atmosphere while protecting the panelists from any personal conflicts when answering a question. Finally, Friday at 8 p.m. in the Rosza is the Drag Show. The Drag Show is Pride week’s biggest event and main attraction, and this year is the second year that it is to be held at the Rosza after having grown too large to

Even if a team did not receive a trophy, there were still participation prizes. Every student was awarded a certificate, a medallion, a t-shirt and a pin. The Iron Man and Iron Woman awards were awarded to the top swcoring girl and the top scoring boy. The winner of this year’s Iron Man trophy was Matt Keski from L.L. Wright High School in Iron Wood. The winner of this year’s Iron Woman award was Ashley Geesey from L.L. Wright High School as well. The overall winner in the Junior Division was team 3 Stooges from Hancock Middle School. The overall winner in the Senior Division was the team named The Village People from L.L. Wright High School. These teams received large travelling trophies that will be engraved with their name and be put on display in their schools until next year’s Day of Challenges.

be held in the MUB Ballroom where it originally took place. This year, the performers for the main portion of the show will include MTU drag show regulars Joey Black and Tabby Stevens, returning queen Cass Marie Domino, as well as DuWanna Moore’s first performance at Michigan Tech’s Drag Show. The entire show is free admission to all students, with the main show scheduled to run approximately two to two and a half hours, and will be followed by an amateur contest. The rules for students wishing to participate in the amateur portion are to be posted on Keweenaw Pride’s Website at and students wishing to enter should contact Nick Gravlin at This year’s Pride Week comes shortly after a blood drive Thursday the 24th and Friday the 25th. Though not officially a part of Pride Week or organized by Keweenaw Pride, members of Keweenaw Pride were involved with the planning and volunteer work. In addition to the primary purpose of collecting blood donations for medical use, the blood drive will also work to increase awareness of regulations that prevent gay men from donating blood, which is not only a discriminatory practice but also reduces the blood available when the Red Cross is constantly facing a shortage.

Future Tech:

Nanoscience improves flash memory MICHAEL FRIESEN Lode Writer Recently, the University of Illinois developed a means of using carbon nanotubes as low-power memory units. The memory uses only a hundredth of current industry-standard flash memory, and has the additional benefit of being nonvolatile –meaning that it can retain stored data without requiring a constant power supply where flash memory resets when unpowered. Since this memory is made at the nanoscale, it has the potential to be much more dense and can hold a greater amount of memory per unit of volume than the current means of memory storage. Unfortunately, the current means of production available make the nanotube memory too expensive and slow to manufacture for them to be practical to implement in any commercial products, but it represents great strides in research and engineering at the nanoscale and provides a useful indicator of the potential benefits of nanotechnology soon to come. The University of Illinois isn’t the only place where work in the field of technology is happening. Michigan Tech is also home to considerable research and outreach geared toward nanotechnology. A notable collective of activity on campus is the nanotechnologycentered enterprise program, titled Nanotech Innovations. Nanotech Innovations is

made up of a diverse sample of the backgwrounds and disciplines at Michigan Tech. As an enterprise program, they are tasked with finding market applications for research and emerging data pertinent to nanotechnology. To this end, they are developing an informational kit with nanomaterials that can be viewed with a scanning tunneling microscope, intended to be an educational tool to introduce some nanotechnology concepts to younger students and to get them interested in the nanosciences. This particular product is still very much in development, but they already have good relations with a distributor that will begin selling the kits as soon as development is complete. Even though their current primary product is still in development, Nanotech Innovations is already on the market, selling high-quality natural graphite crystals for fundamental research, graphene, or scanning-tunneling microscope substrates. Currently, Nanotech Innovations is the only provider of high-quality natural graphite crystals, and supplies to research labs internationally, which include labs in India, Sweden, England, and Norway. Even within the United States, Nanotech Innovations sells to several prestigious universities. In addition, Nanotech Innovations is finishing up an x-y stage adjuster –a student innovation to compensate for continued on page 3


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Nanoscience Continued from page 3 Computational applications of

nanotechnology are among the most promising and active fields of research...

the lack of fine-tuned horizontal adjustments when working with the scanning-tunneling microscope— since the more accessible models require that samples be moved by hand and offers a risk of damaging a sensitive sample. Despite the nanotechnological focus of the enterprise, it is open to all majors, skills, and talents. Nanotechnology is inherently very interdisciplinary, combining physics, chemistry, electrical and mechanical engineering, computer science, materials sciences, and even biology and biomedical engineering in certain applications. Additionally, Nanotech Innovations is seeking business majors to help develop and realize their business goals, education majors to make the kits more effective learning and outreach tools, and media and humanities students to design and produce print and video materials to supplement the kits and inform audi-

ences about nanotechnology and the work of Nanotech Innovations. Students interested in nanotechnology at Tech or at the Nanotech Innovations Enterprise are encouraged to contact Dr. Jaszczak at Students can also come to the Nanotech Innovations general meetings, held every other Thursday at 5 p.m. in Fisher 131. Although Nanotech Innovations is an excellent way for students to get involved in nanotechnology, it does not do a great deal of fundamental research. There is some research and development, such as how to synthesize nanomaterials to create samples that can best be studied, but is relatively limited in what can be done. For students interested in being at the forefront of research, Nanotech Innovations adviser Dr. Jaszczak encourages graduate school. Although, Michigan Tech does not have a Master’s or PhD program for nano-

technology, but it does offer a graduate certificate in nanotechnology. For undergraduate students looking to gain some experience while at Tech, the Nanotech Innovations and the nanotechnology minor offers a great way for students to learn the ropes and get a foundation from which to grow. Nanotechnology is a growing field with great potential, and in addition to Nanotech Innovations, Michigan Tech is also home to research being done by faculty and professors. This includes Dr. Yoke Khin Yap, who is studying carbon nanotubes and their applications, Dr. Levy, who is doing research involving photonic wave drives (devices to integrate optics with electricity for computing), as well as Dr. Ming, who is researching the use of nanotubes as batteries for energy storage. Computational applications of nanotechnology are among the most promising and active fields of research, but likely applications in the near future include materials and biochemical uses and far in the future might revolutionize medicine, computing, and industry with the advent of nanomachines, replicators, and nanocomputers. And Michigan Tech is part of the drive to realize that potential.

What sort of activities would you like to see in the Lode? Let us know by e-mailing This week’s puzzle will be a hard puzzle. This week, the Lode feels that it would be appropriate to challenge all of our Sudoku players as well as keeping your minds sharp and alert for the upcoming finals week. The answer to last week’s puzzle is to the right. Enjoy!

Fall 2011 Registration Priority Schedule Date Earned Credits Registration opens at 10:00 p.m. Thursday, March 24 51-59.5

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Activist Katie Alvord to speak at MTU ZACHARY PAGE Lode Writer Michigan Tech will be hosting environmentalist and author Katie Alvord this Thursday, March 24, 7 p.m., as guest speaker for the upcoming Earth Week in the Materials Science and Engineering Building room U115. Entitled “The Greenest Routes from A to B,” this free lecture will discuss topics and ideas from one of Alvord’s most recent and well-received books “Divorce Your Car: Ending the Love Affair with the Automobile.” The book gives light-hearted and sidesplitting insight into the caveats of current trends in society. Alvord attempts to mingle historical and contemporary facts to vindicate the problems connected with

automobiles such as pollution, noise, death and congestion. “The story is a telling indication of the love affair that’s raged in the U.S. for over 100 years,” said Alvord. “Now the affair is globalizing, spreading more autos around the world – even to places like China, where the din of traffic consisted largely of bicycle bells.” Alvord noted that she has lived car-free or “car-lite,” frequently relying on her bicycle, since 1992. Her inspiration came primarily from activists within her community that were undertaking similar endeavors. “They inspired me to embark on a trial separation,” commentsed Alvord. “I parked my car in the garage, deciding to let myself use it in a pinch, then took out my bicycle instead.” Aside from her book, Alvord

MTU Jazz presents Don Keranen memorial NICK BLECHA Pulse Editor

Michigan Technological University’s jazz ensembles will celebrate the legacy of one of its greatest musicians in the annual Don Keranen memorial concert in the Rozsa Center this Saturday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will feature Michigan Tech’s two large jazz ensembles, the Research and Development Big Band and the Jazz Lab Band. The music will include classic and modern jazz, Latin jazz, blues, funk, rock, and original arrangements. Don Keranen was born in Baraga and studied music at Northern Michigan University, with graduate work done at the University of Oregon. His experience was wide, including experience as a composer/arranger, key-

boardist, sax and flute performer, bassist, and vocalist. Although he was experienced with all genres, he was best known for jazz. While at Tech, he developed many programs and traditions, among them the jazz studies program, which today features two big bands, three combos and three academic courses. He also developed what is now known as Superior Winds. Furthermore, he originated the Husky Pep Band’s “scramble band” concept and first put them in their iconic striped uniform. Tickets to the event are $10 for the general public and $5 for students. Tickets are free for Michigan Tech students with I.D. Tickets can be purchased through the Rozsa box office at (906) 4873200, the central ticket office at 487-2073, or online at tickets. No refunds, exchanges, or late seating will be permitted.

“The Darkness” sequel offers more gore, new art KAYLA HERARRA Lode Writer Four years ago, Starbreeze Studios released the comic-book based game “The Darkness” and Italian-American hitman for the mafia, Jackie Estacado, introduced his darkened story to us. Upon turning 21-years old, The Darkness exposed itself from within to Jackie. Brawling with The Darkness’s manipulative ways, Jackie pursues his enemy, Paulie, and the rest of his ratty mob to avenge his girlfriend’s death and obliterate their sadistic ways. In the end, he kills Paulie, accepts The Darkness as part of him and looks on to a future with the sinister portion of himself. In Digital Extreme’s “The Darkness 2”, the events take place two years after the first game. Jackie is now the don of the Estacado family, which allows him prime transportation (sayonara to the good ol’ subway from the first game) and guys who answer to only him. “The Darkness 2” promises elevated amounts of gore, including a scene where an enemy leaves Jackie’s foot mangled and bloodied, and a graphic-noir art style to bestow the game with that comic book temperament.

Besides using The Darkness’s demon arms to impale enemies and suck them into black holes, the demon arms can now impale enemies with parking meters and use car doors as shields; these were just a couple of the many latest powers showcased in the demo, according to the Game Developers Conference. The short and squat Darklings spawned from The Darkness to aid Jackie in combat will return in the sequel, but changes will be applied. Developer Digital Extremes says they want to make the Darklings a more central part of the narrative than they were in the first game. Information has also been leaked that one of the new powers will include urinating acid to better defend against enemies. Jackie’s late girlfriend serves as a recurring psychological nuisance in the second game, disrupting his sanity; her images irk his character throughout the game. With an awfully poignant murder scene from the first game, no doubt the gruesome experience still stays with Jackie. Will it be as good as the first? Many hardcore fans hope it to be better, with improvements in defense, art-style and narrative. The Darkness 2 is set for a Fall 2011 release on PS3, PC, and Xbox 360.

Upcoming Events March 26

7:30 p.m., Rozsa Center: Don Keranen Memorial Jazz Concert 9:00 p.m., MUB Ballroom: MUB Board presents Sarah Haze

March 27-April 29

Rozsa Center Art Gallery: Great Lakes Showcase

March 29

7:30 p.m., Rozsa Center: Peking Acrobats


has written numerous articles in publications such as Wild Earth and E Magazine that explain both the sociological and environmental implications due to our current behavior. She also works with many non-profit organizations that educate both young and old on how to practice greener living habits. Alvord hopes to continue her practices in the future by writing and otherwise spreading the word about environmental responsibility. For more information about Katie Alvord or the upcoming lecture you may visit her blog at http://divorceyourcar.blogspot. com/2011/03/greenest-routesfrom-to-b-324-at-mtu.html

This week at Film Board:

Tron Legacy in 3D

Sam Flynn a rebellious 27-year-old, is haunted by the mysterious disappearance of his father Kevin Flynn, a man once known as the world’s leading video-game developer. When Sam investigates a strange signal sent from the old Flynn’s Arcade -- a signal that could only come from his father-he finds himself pulled into a digital world where Kevin has been trapped for 20 years. With the help of the fearless warrior Quorra, father and son embark on a life-or-death journey across a cyber universe -- a universe created by Kevin himself that has become far more advanced with vehicles, weapons, landscapes and a ruthless villain who will stop at nothing to prevent their escape. Written by Walt Disney Pictures

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Football game producers offer tournament for cover honors NICK BLECHA Pulse Editor Labor problems may be putting the 2011 NFL season into question, but that isn’t stopping Electronic Arts (EA) from releasing the new edition of their annual series, Madden NFL. And, of course, a new edition of Madden means a new NFL player to put on the cover. The tradition of the “cover athlete” began with the 2001 edition of the game, and since then every Madden

cover has featured an NFL player on the cover, generally one that has had a career year. In the past EA determined the cover athlete, and for the most recent version of the game, Madden NFL 2011, fans voted for Super Bowl XLIV MVP Drew Brees out of a selection of players. For the 2012 game, EA is taking the fan selection to a new level via a March Madness-style tournament bracket for the cover athlete, revealed Monday. Each NFL team has one player in the tournament (except for the

Seattle Seahawks, which has its fans as its entry), including Packers quarterback and Super Bowl XLV MVP Aaron Rodgers; San Diego Chargers quarterback Phillip Rivers, and Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Petersen. Fans can vote for their favorite players on ESPN’s website, with each “round” of voting lasting a week. Fans can also enter a bracket with predictions for each matchup, with Super Bowl tickets offered as the top prize.

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The one campus event that you can’t miss: Keweenaw Pride Week ELIJAH HAINES Lode Writer

Next Friday, over a thousand people will pour into the Rozsa. Multi-colored lights will illuminate the building’s glass front, greeting the attendees of Keweenaw Pride’s Annual Drag Show. Houghton, Mich., may be an unlikely place for such a flamboyant celebration of GLBT pride, but year after year the Drag

Show has become the heavily attended, eagerly awaited climax to Pride Week. This is because the Drag Show transcends the function of celebrating being gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender; it’s a celebration for everyone. I am painfully aware that the phrase “drag show” is an immediate turn-off for many Michigan Tech students. When I try to convince people to come, I find myself at a loss of words.

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So,what is a drag show? Typically it consists of men dressing up as women and lip-syncing the hits of divas like Madonna, Lady Gaga and Cher. But such a dry, factual description of what occurs at a drag show doesn’t do justice to what a drag show really is. First, the drag show is a grand spectacle. Thanks to the Rozsa’s fabulous lighting and sound, the drag queens have virtually no limits to how grandiose their performances can be. Every sequin acts as a prism, throwing the bright spotlights back at the audience in a confetti of polychromatic wonder. And if that imagery wasn’t absurdly over-the-top enough for you, just come to the Drag Show and witness it in person. Secondly, the Drag Show is the ultimate celebration of individuality. It doesn’t just deliver a message of acceptance for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people; the scope is far more wide-reaching. The audience includes people of every age, sexuality, race, shape and size. They dressed in drag, jeans, suits and sweatshirts. People come from around the country to see the show. I have never seen a more diverse crowd in the Upper Peninsula than I have at the Drag Show. It’s a wonderful mélange of people looking to show support, be entertained and be themselves. Finally, the Drag Show is a ridiculously good time. The queens give their all for every performance. The best ones turn the crowd into a crazed, screaming frenzy. When the queens come off the stage and take a stroll through the eggplant-colored chairs of the Rozsa, (pausing only to booty-grind with students or push their chests into the faces of prominent staff members) the audience lines up with their dollar bills, observing the traditional drag show custom of conveying their appreciation for the performers. I think it’s almost impossible to sit quietly through the whole show. Even the most modest of audience of members may find themselves yelling, “take it off ” or “shake it” during a particularly steamy number. Because the show is so popular, the seats are nearly completely filled with of excited people, ready to be wowed. If you miss the Drag Show, you will have missed one of the most exciting events on campus all year. It doesn’t matter what your sexuality is. It doesn’t matter what your political or religious ideals may be. It matters little if you approve of the GLBT community at all. The point of the Drag Show, now in its 11th year, is to celebrate. Whether you’re celebrating yourself or others, everything or nothing at all, the Drag Show is a medium for free-expression without judgment. If you’re wary of coming or think it’s just not for you, all the more reason to go. It is impossible to be disappointed. Keweenaw Pride’s 11th Annual Drag Show will be held on April 1, at 8:00 p.m. in the Rozsa Center. The event is absolutely free to everyone.


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He Said, She Said Are we too dependent on computers?

Kris Gauthier, Software Engineer, First year No. Computers are a huge advantage. It’s something that’s here to help us and many people don’t take advantage of it. Chelsea Thomas, Computer Engineer, First year No! Computers are the future! Kevin Rubingh, Mechanical Engineering, Second year I partially agree that we can be a little too dependent on computers. You can find homework and movies on a computer, but people wastetime in front of computers. They can be useful, but not for everything. Britta Guse, Chemical Engineering, Third year No, we could function without them, we just don’t remember how. Alex Baril, Electrical Engineering, Third year Yep. Either we are already in the Matrix, or we will be in 100 years.

Kelsey Michael, Materials Science/ Engineering, Second year Yes. We spend more time online that being outside.

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Huskies head to National Championship for the first time DAVER KARNOSKY Sports Editor It’s been 36 years since a Michigan Tech sports team has played for a national title. After battling through a gritty Northwest Missouri State squad, the women’s basketball Huskies will be playing for their first title on Friday night again Clayton State. The Huskies scored 54 points in the second half en route to the 89-78 victory. The Huskies (31-2 overall) had big nights from several players. Senior forward Lucy Dernovsek notched her 11th double-double of the season with 17 points and 11 rebounds. Sophomore guard Sam Hoyt notched 23 points. “We hit some big shots,” said Huskies’ head coach Kim Cameron. “Sam Hoyt hit some huge shots. That girl was not losing.” Adding to the nights of Dernovsek and Hoyt were senior center Lisa Staehlin, who netted 20 points including 12-of12 from the free throw line, and junior forward Lindsey Lindstrom, who picked up 12 points. “They are crazy,” said Cameron. “They want to win this bad. There’s something differ-

ent in this locker room.” Both teams jumped out of the gates quickly with 21 points scored between the two squads in under five minutes of play. Lindstrom gave the Huskies the slim 11-10 advantage on a jumper with 15:21 remaining in the first half. The Huskies pushed their advantage to five, 15-10, before the Bearcats scored four straight to get within one. Over the next two minutes, the Huskies moved ahead by six, 22-16, thanks in part to a three-pointer from Hoyt. Gabby Curtis scored five straight points for the Bearcats to bring them back within one, 22-21. The Bearcats (29-5 overall) worked until they tied the game at 25-25. Looking to spark the Huskies, Hoyt hit a pair of jumpers, and Dernovsek added a third to regain the six-point lead for the Huskies. They held that lead for the remainder of the half despite a layup from Curtis to make the score 35-29 at the break. Dernovsek drained a threepointer just under three minutes into the second to extend the Huskies’ lead to seven, 4033. Gentry Dietz and Curtis combined for six points to pull

the Bearcats back within one, 40-39. “To be honest, we couldn’t stop it,” said Cameron about Curtis and the fouls she drew throughout the game. “It was tough for us to make the adjustment.” The Bearcats managed to tie the game at 41-41, 48-48, and 51-51 as Curtis and Dietz continued to create matchup problems for the Huskies. Hoyt stepped to the forefront for the Huskies again, forcing a foul by the Bearcats’ Abby Henry during her three-point attempt. Hoyt hit all three free throws and the Huskies never looked back. Senior guard Angela Guisfredi hit a crucial three-pointer with 7:41 remaining in the game to push the Huskies’ lead back up to six, 59-53. Henry put up a layup to draw the Bearcats back within four. The Huskies again took a sixpoint advantage, 61-55, after a pair of free throws by Staehlin, but that lead was squeezed by a pair of free throws from Dietz to make it a four-point game again. Freshman forward Kate Glodowski hit a three-pointer and a jumper on back-to-back possessions to give the Huskies a nine-point lead, 66-57. Guis-

fredi dropped a three-pointer and Hoyt netted a jumper to help the Huskies take a tenpoint lead, 73-63, with 3:32 remaining in the contest. The teams traded a single free throw each over the next minute setting up a race to the finish line that was more like a mud run, with the Huskies hitting free throws the rest of the way to finish the game with the 11-point lead. The Huskies will now prepare to face the Clayton State Lakers, a number two seed, who defeated the Shaw Bears, an eighth-seed, 63-46. The Lakers (34-1 overall) got 13 points from Kayla Mobley and 10 from Renee Jackson to lead their team offensively on the night. The Lakers averaged 80.1 points per game coming into Wednesday’s game. They shoot 32.9 percent from behind the arc and 45.8 percent from the floor. Game time for Friday will be 8 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPN2. Be sure to check out our web site, www., after the game for a detailed recap of all the action and for coverage of the celebration, should the Huskies win.

Guisfredi honored by NCAA DAVER KARNOSKY Sports Editor Senior guard Angela Guisfredi of the women’s basketball Huskies was named the recipient of the prestigious NCAA Elite 88 Award Monday night at the NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball Banquet of Champions. The award is presented to the student-athlete with highest grade point average of any player at the NCAA Elite Eight. The NCAA Elite 88 Award recognizes the essence of the student-athlete by honoring the athlete who has reached the national championship level in his or her sport, while also achieving the highest academic standard among his or her peers. The Elite 88 is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA’s 88 championships, hence its moniker. Eligible student-athletes are at least sophomores who have participated in their sport for

two years or more with their school. They must be an active member of the team and travel with the team to the championship. All ties are broken by the number of academic credits completed. In its second year, the award has been given to a Huskies’ player both times it’s been awarded. Current Huskies’ assistant coach Sarah Stream was announced the winner in the award’s inaugural run. Guisfredi owns a 3.94 cumulative grade point average in exercise science. The 5-5 guard has started 29 games this season and averages 7.8 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game. She is shooting 48.6 percent from three-point range. She is on pace to break the school record of 48.1. Guisfredi has also broken the school record for games played with her 128th on Tuesday night against Arkansas Tech in the national quarterfinal.

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times the women’s basketball Huskies have won their opening game of the NCAA Elite Eight. The first time was in 1993, when the Huskies finished third.


players who scored in double figures in the Huskies victory over top-ranked Arkansas Tech on Tuesday night: Sam Hoyt (18), Angela Guisfredi (16), and Lisa Staehlin (15).


steals made by the Huskies in the win on Tuesday night. Angela Guisfredi finished with a team-high three for the night.


rebounds grabbed by Lucy Dernovsek in Tuesday night’s win. That’s the most by one Huskies’ player since Lindsey Lindstrom grabbed 19 against Tiffin in the GLIAC Tournament.


percent shooting percentage (33.9) the Huskies held Arkansas Tech to for the game on Tuesday night. The Huskies held the Suns to 21-of-62 from the floor.

Schedules/Results Visit for full standings W. Basketball (31-2 overall)

Mar. 14 vs Wis.-Park., W, 69-57 Mar. 22 vs Ark. Tech, W, 69-58 Mar. 23 vs NW Miss. St, W, 89-78 Fri vs. Clayton State, 8 p.m.

M. Basketball (17-11 overall) Feb. 24 at SVSU, W, 71-67 Feb. 26 at Northwood, W, 88-77 Mar. 2 at Grand Valley, W, 74-72 Mar. 5 at Ferris State, L, 73-64

Men’s Tennis (4-6, 0-2 GLIAC) Fri at Grand Valley, L, 7-2 Sat at Ferris State, L, 9-0 Fri vs Wayne State, 1 p.m Apr. 1 at Tiffin, 1 p.m.

Women’s Tennis (10-9 overall) Jumper: Senior guard Angela Guisfredi has excelled both on the court and in the classroom this season. Photo by Ben Wittbrodt

Mar. 8 vs S. Indiana, W, 8-1 Mar. 8 vs W. Vir. Wes., W, 9-0 Mar. 9 vs. St. Leo, L, 5-4 Apr. 9 vs St. Norbert, 3 p.m.

Editors’ Shootout

The Editor’s Shootout is a competition of knowledge, luck and wits between sports editor Daver Karnosky, editor in chief Stephen Anderson, business manager Jacob Vehring and you, the reader, via online poll. Stephen Anderson won last year and has won two of the last three years (former opinion editor Rob Devaun with the other win). This will be a weekly feature where each editor picks his winners of the three biggest games/series of the week and backs up his decisions with a short rant. THIS WEEK: Ohio State Buckeye vs. Kentucky Wildcats, Nashville Predators vs. Dallas Stars, San Antonio Spurs vs. Portland Trailblazers

JACOB VEHRING Business Manager 1-2 Last Week, 42-27 Overall

STEPHEN ANDERSON Editor in Chief 2-1 Last Week, 42-27 Overall

DAVER KARNOSKY Sports Editor 3-0 Last Week, 29-40 Overall

YOU Readers 1-2 Last Week, 29-40 Overall

Stephen has officially caught me in this competition and now it is time to really give it an effort. I have been able to coast for the last 4 months. Congratulations to Daver and his first 3-0 of the year. About time! This week Ohio State plays Kentucky in a Sweet Sixteen matchup. I usually cannot stand Ohio State but they have looked dominant so far, and expect that to continue in this matchup. Nashville beat the Red Wings last week, and will beat Dallas this week with playoff seeding on the line. The Spurs have been decimated by injuries lately and look for an opportunistic Portland team to boost their playoff positioning with a win over the top team in the NBA.

Buckeyes, 67-58

What good is completing a comeback only to end in a tie. Jake, I hope you enjoyed your months at the top, because I plan to be in first when it matters. As a Duke and Michigan fan, it’s already been a difficult tournament, and now I have to pick one of the teams I hate -- the Buckeyes are a No. 1 seed for a reason (though we all know they’ll lose to Duke). I picked Nashville over Detroit last week, and I’m praying that the Wings don’t have to face the Preds in the playoffs -- picking Nashville over Dallas this time helps that cause. I correctly picked LA over the Spurs IN San Antonio a few weeks ago, but I can’t see the Spurs losing this one or the No. 1 seed in the West.

Buckeyes, 78-70

I hate to admit it, but I have the Kentucky Wildcats winning the national championship this season. Mainly it’s due to the matchups they have along the way. I think they will find the chinks in the Buckeyes’ defense that Wisconsin found earlier this season and exploit them. Blake Geoffrion is making a tremendous impact for the Predators down the stretch and I believe that no Western Conference team wants to see them come playoff time. Finally, I just don’t see the Spurs laying down and letting Portland gain any ground as every win is important down the stretch here.

Each week, we’ll let you the reader vote in our Editor’s Shootout online poll at editors-shootout-polls-7/. The majority of the vote for each match-up will be the chosen team, and your cumulative record will get put alongside our three wannabe experts. We’ll run this feature through the entire year and see who comes out on top.

Predators, 3-2 Portland, 95-88

Predators, 5-3 Spurs, 108-101

Wildcats, 73-68 Predators, 3-2 Spurs, 94-92 Last week’s picks: Heat Red Wings Patriots

Michigan Tech Lode Thursday, March 24, 2011



Evaluating a difficult hockey season JORDAN ERICKSON Lode Writer The hockey Huskies 2010-11 season began when they made history traversing the Atlantic Ocean to compete against professional European teams last August. The Huskies skated in five games against professional teams as they traveled around Germany and Austria. The Huskies finished their European tour with a 2-3 record, but the trip proved to be just as much about development as it was about just playing games. Before the trip the Huskies had ten days of on-ice practice which former head coach Jamie Russell used to change up the team’s systems from the previous season. “It was a great opportunity for us with those new systems to see how they were going to work,” said Russell of seeing the changes in action in Europe. The Huskies arrived back in Houghton, Mich., after a tiring, but successful, trip and began training for the upcoming season. Eight new names were added to the Huskies roster, and redshirted forward Milos Gordic also returned, giving the Huskies nine freshman on the roster for the season. The Huskies also had four seniors starting the season, and named Bennett Royer and Jordan Baker as assistant captains along with co-captains Deron Cousens and junior Brett Olson.

The Huskies also added a new season, 6-2. effort and mental strength was assist coach to replace Chris “This sweep on the road will go outstanding.” Tok who left to coach the Aus- a long way toward being a conAfter the Superior Showcase tin (Minn.) Bruins of the North fident team,” said Russell at the wins, all signs were pointing toAmerican Hockey League. Damon time. “We are getting great lead- wards a positive comeback from came to the Huskies as a former ership from our senior class and last years season when the HusMichigan State Spartan, where he our freshman have demonstrated kies went 5-30-1 overall. played from 1997-2001. Whitten’s terrific maturity. We have a long A 4-4 tie with Northern Michiprevious job was working for the way to go on this journey but our gan would put the Huskies at Spartans as the Director 3-0-1 so far in the of hockey operations at season, and the Michigan State. Huskies had yet to The first test for the be defeated. new-look Huskies came The Huskies on Oct. 2 when they continued to gain hosted Nipissing. The momentum when Huskies would win, 5-2, they defeated with freshmen getting Minnesota State, seven of the Huskies’ 13 5-2, and then got total points, and freshtheir second tie man Ryan Furne leaving of the season the the ice with two goals. next night in a 5-5 “I was impressed with standoff. That our freshmen,” said Ruswas the last time sell. “They are one of the the Huskies would most mature classes I win for about 27 have been involved with.” games. That game seemed to After a weekhave set the tone for the end off the Husseason, with freshman kies went south to being an integral part of visit the Wisconsin the Huskies’ scoring dyBadgers, where namic. they would suffer The Huskies extending their first losses of their winning streak into the season. Things the Superior Showcase would continue to where they defeated riget worse. val Northern Michigan A significant loss Young gun: Forward Milos Gordic was one of several in overtime, 4-3, and beat came to the Hustalented freshmen who gained valuable experience Lake Superior State in kies on Nov. 13 this season. Photo by Ben Wittbrodt what would be their highwhen co-captain est scoring game of the Brett Olson would

be injured in the Saturday loss to Minnesota Duluth, and would be out for more than 10 weeks. Without Olson there to help lead the team, the Huskies proved unable to get out of their slump and went onto lose eight straight leading into their winter recess. The Huskies arrived in Detroit for the Great Lakes Invitational after a 12-day break from games to take on the Michigan Wolverines in the first game of the tournament equipped with two new players, Tyler Gubb and Alan L’Esperance. The Huskies would have the score at a 1-1 tie after a goal from Gordic, and then again, 2-2, but would give up two more unanswered goals for a 4-2 loss. In the third place game, the Huskies took on Michigan State in what would turn out a 5-3 loss, giving the Huskies fourth place. The worst was yet to come for the Huskies when on Jan. 15 the Huskies were shut out, for the second time this season, against St. Lawrence. While hosting Minnesota Duluth the following weekend, the Huskies were shut out both nights. Getting ready to host Wisconsin, it had been 10 periods since the Huskies had scored a goal. The Huskies would drop the series to the Badgers, but, at the very least, found themselves out of their scoring rut.

assists (29) and is second on the team in points (42). Captain Chay Genoway is back in full force after his injury, and leads all Sioux blueliners with 26 assists and 32 point in 33 games. Since returning to the lineup in that 11-2 drubbing the Sioux put on the Huskies on March 5, Genoway has seven points in five games. The Engineers snuck into the NCAA Tournament on the strength of their nonconference schedule, where they won nine of the 15 games they played. With a record of 11-9-2 in the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC), the Engineers finished sixth in the conference. Senior forward Chase Polacek, a Hobey Baker finalist, leads the team in goals (21), assists (27), and points (48). He is tied for sixth in the country in power play goals (11). Polacek scored four points in the Engineers’ three-game loss to Colgate in the ECAC playoffs. Senior forward Tyler Helfrich, who hadn’t scored more than 23 points since his freshman year, has enjoyed a break-

CCHA Championship to Miami, 5-2. Senior forward Max Campbell has been great all season long, posting career-highs in goals (18), assists (17), and points (35). He is the teamleader in goals and points. In their first-round series with Ferris State, Campbell posted two goals and six points in the three games. The Broncos have a pair of freshmen forwards who have made things very exciting in Kalamazoo, Mich.

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Michigan Tech to host NCAA Midwest Regional this weekend DAVER KARNOSKY Sports Editor Despite not getting there themselves, Michigan Tech will be playing host for the NCAA Midwest Regional for hockey this weekend at the Resch Center in Green Bay, Wis. Fans from the area who venture down to the tournament will get to see two familiar foes in North Dakota and Denver, and two whom the Huskies haven’t faced in several seasons, Western Michigan and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). In the first game on Saturday, the top-seeded Fighting Sioux will face off against the RPI Engineers. The Sioux come having won nine in a row, including four in a row over the Huskies and one over Denver in double overtime at the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) Final Five. Senior forward Matt Frattin continues his storybook final campaign, leading the country in goals (35) and is second in points (57). Sophomore forward Corban Knight has also played extremely, leading the team in

out season skating alongside Polacek, recording career-highs in goals (14), assists (24), and points (38). Sophomore blueliner Nick Bailen leads the offense from the back end, leading the Engineers’ defensemen in assists (28) and points (36). Between the pipes, junior Allen York has taken the reigns and played well, going 18-10-4 overall, with a 2.05 goals against average and a .927 percent save percentage. On top of all that, he has a pair of shutouts. In the second game Saturday, the second-seeded Pioneers will play the Broncos, the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA)’s Cinderella story. The Pioneers swept past the Minnesota State Mavericks before finally ending Bemidji State’s magical run through the WCHA tournament. The Pioneers took the Sioux to double overtime before succumbing, 3-2. Senior forward Drew Shore leads the Pioneers in goals (23), power play goals (8), and points (45). Freshman forward Jason Zucker, the WCHA’s top rookie,

First home match of the season on tap for Men’s Tennis DAVER KARNOSKY Sports Editor After playing their first ten matches of the spring season on the road, the men’s tennis Huskies finally return to the friendly confines of the Gates Tennis Center for a home match to open the home portion of their Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) schedule. The Huskies will face the Wayne State Warriors tomorrow, while their home match against the Northwood Timberwolves will be postponed due to inclement weather. The Warriors (9-4 overall, 2-0 GLIAC) come into Friday’s match riding a two-match winning streak. The two wins came in GLIAC action against Lake Erie and Ohio Dominican. Sophomore Thomas Ducret (6-4) paces the Warriors from

the top singles spot. Freshman Aman Gill (2-4) and sophomore Oscar Gamarra (2-1) have both seen a fair amount of time in the number two spot. Gill has been the better of the two the number three role (3-1 and 2-2, respectively). Freshman Michael Fitzgerald (4-3) and sophomore Jon Groszek (3-0) have split time at number four. Galmarra (30) and freshman Melvin Joseph (2-3) have both spent time at number five. Junior Matt Fisher and senior Eric Szydlowski are both 3-0 in matches at number six. The Timberwolves (7-3 overall, 5-0 GLIAC) come in riding a four-match winning streak. Unlike in previous years when they’ve been extremely dominant, the Timberwolves dropped three of their five matches in Florida, including one to St. Leo, who also beat the Huskies.

Sophomore Antoine Pangaud (6-4 overall) holds down the top spot on the Timberwolves’ roster. Freshman Valentin Bayle is 6-3 overall in the number two spot. Freshman Jean Menard (43) and freshman Ramazan Nureev (3-0) have split time in the number three role. The pair has also shared time with sophomore Marcus Oliveira (1-3) in the number four spot. Oliveira has spent the majority of his time at number five (5-0), splitting the role with freshman Oleksiy Krylchuck (3-2). Sophomore Florian Boggia (4-3) rounds out the top six singles players. Friday’s match with the Warriors will take place at 1 p.m. No date has been set yet for the Timberwolves’ match. Be sure to check out our web site,, after each match for a detailed recap of the action.

continues to play well, scoring 21 goals and 41 points so far. Sophomore defenseman Matt Donovan leads the Pioneers’ defense with eight goals and 30 points. Freshman goaltender Sam Brittain continues to the tradition of strong goaltending for the Pioneers, with an 18-8-5 record and a 2.24 goals against average. The Broncos earned a home playoff spot in the CCHA Tournament after finishing fourth with a record of 10-9-9-5 in league play. They are 19-1210 on the season, falling in the

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The week is geared towards bring the Greek community together on campus. The focus for the weeks is fun activities that build bonds as well as service. The theme for the week is Ancient Greece and it was decided funds raised would go towards the American Red Cross. The goal is to bring Greek members closer together and improve the image on campus.

Here are activities set up for the later half the week. Thursday: Blood Drive in the Rozsa lobby from 10am-5pm. Friday: Blood Drive in the Rozsa lobby from 9am-2pm and members of the Greek community will be dressed in togas. Saturday: Scavenger Hunt at 11am and on campus service project at 1pm. Sunday: Mock Rock from 3pm-6pm in Fisher 135. $2 to watch. Donations also welcome. The blood drive is being organized by the American Red Cross. Appointments are every 15 minutes. Call the Student Activities office at 7-1963. The Mock Rock is the main fundraiser for the American Red Cross and it will be performances to music. If you have questions, contact Tiffany Korn at tmkorn@ or Jess Turuc at 906-487-1963 or


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