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Tips from Career Services Katelyn Waara Lode Writer Whether you are prepared or not, the Spring Career Fair is fast approaching. Taking place on February 21st from 12-6pm in the SDC Multipurpose gym, the event is a great opportunity for students, no matter what year of education they are in, to get an understanding of what goes on at the Fair and upperclassmen can stretch their legs for the co-op, internship or full-time job scene. Members of the Michigan Tech Career Services staff are on campus to assist you with your search for a job by providing resume building, mock interviews and other coaching needed to land the career you are working so hard for here on campus. The Career Center has, in the past few months, moved to the second floor of the Administration building, making it convenient for students to seek valuable information from the friendly and helpful staff.


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Jim Turnquist, Director of Career Services, and his knowledgeable staff help students prepare for their jump into the professional world. In the weeks leading up to the Career Fair (meaning right now!), Career Services hosts events where students can come and get expert help on things such as their resume and interview skills. Resume Blitzes, workshops students can attend specifically to redesign their resume, are being held February 1st in the West McNair Lounge and the DHH Ballroom from 3-5:00pm and on February 2nd in the Wads Annex from 3-5:00pm. Although you may think you’re using the right words to get the employer’s attention, this is not always true. “Looking at an employer’s job description for a position they have posted is the best way to find those key words to put in your resume.” Turnquist said. “The Resume Blitzes we’ve had this year in the MUB Commons were very well attended and successful.” Step one is a strong resume.

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Step two is having the communication skills to approach an interview in a professional manner. Interview Skills Week, February 13-17, will be open for students to schedule time-slot appointments with a Career Services staff member to brush up on your interview skills and get valuable feedback on what you should and should not do to impress your interviewer. The mock interviews will be held in the Career Services offices. Another event offered by Career Services is the Business and Dining Etiquette Dinner, taking place on Thursday, February 16th, from 5:30-7:30 in the MUB Ballroom. Students are invited to buy tickets for $5 at the Career Services office. The money paid for the ticket is a security deposit that the student will receive back upon attendance to the event, which is being generously sponsored by Kohler Company. Professional representatives from companies will “buy a table” of students, thus paying for their meal (and the priceless


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information they are gaining just by attending), making this event free for students. Keynote speakers for the evening include Vice President of Engineering at the Kohler Company Amy Adams and Assistant Vice President for Administration here at Michigan Tech Teresa Coleman-Kaiser, both of whom will give presentations and offer advice about proper dining and business etiquette in a professional setting. By attending the Etiquette Dinner, you will learn valuable skills you could put to use in the future, given the appropriate situation (such as a business luncheon). Need help honing in on your inner professional? Think your resume and interview skills need work, but can’t find the time in your busy class and work schedule to attend any of the events Career Services is offering this semester? That’s ok. Turnquist says you should, above all, “Try and contact Career Services. We’re here to help you. We can schedule a time one-on-one that fits into your schedule.” If your sched-


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ule is still too hectic, he says to contact a faculty or staff member you trust to help you. Lastly, if you still cannot find someone, talk to your family, friends and neighbors. “Finding someone who actually works in the corporate world to seek advice from will help.” Turnquist said. New to the Career Services website this year, and a resource to help if you’re in a jam and need a quick refresher, is Career Spots, a series of professionally created video clips short enough to give you necessary information in a minimal amount of time. Each video is under four and a half minutes and range from topics of the ‘Elevator speech’ to appropriate attire and the importance and art of saying ‘thank you’ after the interview. Any of the events Career Services hosts over the next few weeks will be vital to your success at the Career Fair, but if you’re running around campus all day, check out the Career Spot videos at ( Spring’s Career Fair is fast approaching; over 160 compaContinued on page 2

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2 Tuesday, January 31, 2012 news Career Services Student Orgs: Continued from front page nies have already registered for the event and Turnquist says more will surely follow in the coming weeks. “The number of companies has already increased by 30 percent since last year. We have over 160 right now, and there is still time to register.” Turnquist also said many companies will say they are looking for specific majors, but they might not realize they need you and what you will bring to make their company better. If they “turn you down”, politely ask if they could get you in contact with someone who may be interested in you and the position you are looking to apply for. Initiative is never frowned upon, especially in the highly competitive job market we see today. Finally, and most importantly, Turnquist says to never be afraid to ask for help. “Career Services, our staff, and their expertise are there for anyone and everyone who wants it.” Although you may be shy, venture out, broaden your horizons and do some networking all in the same day. Contrary to what some may believe, Career Services on Michigan Tech’s campus is utilized by everyone, no matter their major. Career Services is located on the second floor of the Administration Building, office 220. For more information on all of the events taking place before the Career Fair, visit the Career Services website at ( If you are interested in speaking to Jim Turnquist or any of the Career Services staff directly, visit the site above and click “staff” under “Home Links” on the left-hand side for their personal contact information.

krysten Cooper News Editor Ridge Roamers is an organization that focuses on one thing: climbing. They climb both rocks and ice. In addition, they focus on teaching their members how to participate in these activities safely. They travel to many places to climb and often end up both climbing and camping. Although you might not have heard of the Ridge Roamers before, you may have used one of the things their club is responsible for on campus: the SDC climbing wall. The climbing wall was a senior design project for a past member of the Ridge Roamers. Since the wall was built, the Ridge Roamers have used it to store their equipment, practice climbing, and raise funds for their organization. When you rent out the climbing wall for an event, the small fee associated with it goes to the Ridge Roamers. A Climbing Competition

is sponsored each spring and fall by the Ridge Roamers. Usually, a little less than 50 people attend. However, this year the numbers were down because the climbing wall had been closed for repairs at the beginning of the semester. As a result, many students were not aware that the climbing wall had re-opened. If you are one of those students, know that the repairs are complete and the wall is back in use. The Ridge Roamers also hold events to help people interested in climbing learn more. They hold specific beginner days, which are advertised around campus. However, if you missed that or can’t wait for the next one, you can attend open club nights on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7-9 p.m. at the SDC climbing wall. The first two times you attend are free, and after that it’s $20 per semester or $30 per year. Sometimes there are teaching sessions before open club night and if you put your name on the e-mail list you will be informed of them. These sessions are

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Ridge Roamers 30min long and teach specific aspects of climbing and safety skills. A l though you may not want to commit to being a member, there are certain perks involved. Members are able to rent out the climbing equipment for free. In addition, there are special training sessions that only members can attend. Beginner Ice Day is for members only and teaches the safe way to climb ice. To interested students, President of the Ridge Roamers Brent Nix said, “Even though climbing is generally associated with this “hippie crowd” there are all types, especially here, at the wall. Come as you are, no ones going to judge you. We just want to get students out and give experience and skills and would love to see more people join.” To learn more about the Ridge Roamers, visit their website (climb.

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Eric Karvonen becomes a Certified Executive Chef Katelyn Waara Lode Writer Have you attended any events that were professionally catered by Michigan Tech? If so, you probably had a great experience. Maybe it was the entertainment that won you over or perhaps it was the memories you made or what you learned that night. Many of you, however, most likely remember the meal you ate. This catered meal, and any meal provided to customers by Michigan Tech Dining and Catering Services, is a meal that was thoroughly thought about and expertly prepared by Executive Chef Eric Karvonen and his staff. Karvonen has been working with Michigan Tech Dining Services since 2006. He graduated from one of the best culinary schools in the world, the Culinary Institute of America, New York, in 1991. While there, he gained priceless experience and sharpened his abilities in the pursuit of becoming an excellent chef. Recently, and most notably, Karvonen gained recognition from the American

Culinary Federation (ACF) as a Certified Executive Chef, a prestigious achievement in the culinary world. The AFC’s mission is “to make a positive difference for culinarians through education, apprenticeship, and certification…” This certification took Karvonen an entire year to prepare for. He took online refresher courses, a written exam and, finally, a cooking practical, the most difficult and stressful aspect of the whole process. As he explains, the course in its entirety took a lot of gusto to prepare for ̶ blood, sweat and tears included. Karvonen evaded sleep and spent many late nights in the MUB’s kitchen preparing for the intense practical, which took place on January 12th in Appleton, WI. He was required to create and cook from his own menu, which needed to demonstrate different culinary skills such as cooking and cutting methods. “They take rulers and measured to see if your cuts were the same size. That’s how closely you are being watched and rated.” Karvonen said. “After the test, they kept me waiting for 45 minutes,

called me into another kitchen, and ripped me apart. In the end, they asked me if I would pass myself or fail myself.” Difficult question. It was hard enough that they had kept him in suspense for over an hour before they told him he passed. That year of sacrifice, heartfelt work and determination had finally paid off in an incredibly gratifying way. “I was overjoyed. I was jumping and screaming and tears were flowing because I had been preparing for this for a long time. It was one of the best moments of my life.” Karvonen said. “I love to cook. I love the craft and the professionalism. This certification verifies you and demonstrates skill, knowledge and professionalism in the food service industry.” Raised in the area, Karvonen enjoys working for the University and being back where he grew up. He is highly involved not only with those students who are employed for catering on campus but students involved in organizations such as International Club and the Indian Student Association, as well as many others. He also

cooks with students for a weekly event held in the Keweenaw Commons. Every Friday, Khana Khazana brings a different international meal to Houghton. “Working with young people is something I enjoy. Michigan Tech is the perfect setting to do that. The people in the community are great, too.” Karvonen said. Like any institution in today’s times, budgets are tight and need to be taken into account. With food especially, trying to stretch the budget without letting quality fall short is always on a chef’s mind, Karvonen’s included. He says preparing quality food with such tight budget constraints is a challenge, but it seems as though attendees of the catered events leave satisfied with the service and the meal they were presented with. While Karvonen and his kitchen staff prepare the food, Heidi Reid, Michigan Tech’s Catering Manager, and her dedicated staff keep a close watch on all events happening on and off campus and make sure things run as smooth as possible. Catering Managers are in charge of bringing excel-


lent service to their customers and CECs are in charge of bringing delicious food to the table, no matter the setting, this staff delivers. Like a welloiled machine, Karvonen, Reid and their on-campus student employees ensure the catered events bring in “thank yous” from the attendees, whether it is the President of the University or a satisfied community member. Michigan Tech Dining and Catering Services and their friendly staff are here to serve the community as well as cater events on campus, from picnics to weddings to the President’s receptions. No matter the occasion, simple refreshments and hors’dourves or a full banquet buffet, newly crowned CEC Eric Karvonen and Catering Manager Heidi Reid will surely make your event memorable. Stop into the MUB kitchen and congratulate Karvonen on his achievement! He’s easy to spot; he’ll be the one wearing the chef’s jacket with “CEC” sewn on after his name.

Copper Country Community Arts Center’s Annual Parade of Confections Bonnie Loukus Assistant Director of CCCAS

Looking for a special treat for Valentines Day? Dress up and come out for the annual Parade of Confections where there will be a live auction of

decadent gourmet desserts. The Parade of Confections is an annual fundraiser for the Copper Country Community Arts Center of Hancock and will take place on Thursday, February 9th from 6:30-9pm at the Michigan Tech Lakeshore Center, on the downtown Houghton waterfront, 600 E. Lakeshore Drive.

Event auctioneer Phil Musser, executive director of Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance, will begin the live auction at 7pm sharp. The evening will also include a silent auction of jewelry and art, live music with Mike Irish and friends and hors d’oeuvres from the Keweenaw Co-Op. People may

bid on desserts individually or may form bidding groups. The Copper Country Community Arts Center(CCCAC) is a non profit arts organization dedicated to fostering an environment where the arts and people grow together. Make this a special Valentine’s night out, all while supporting the CCCAC. Tick-

ets are $10 each or two for $15 and are available at the Arts Center or at the door for this fundraising event. The CCCAC is located at 126 Quincy Street in Hancock. Call (906-482-2333) for more information or visit (w w w.copp ercountr yar t s . com) or ( CCCAC).

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Global Campus: Sleep deprivation jessica Kennedy Lode Writer A survey conducted by the Harvard Women’s Health Watch reports that the average person is getting fewer than six hours of sleep each night and nearly 75 percent of people have some type of sleep difficulty throughout the week. Although a transient period of sleep deprivation is not generally a cause of concern, the consequences that result from it are. Protracted periods of sleep deprivation and unidentified ongoing sleep disorders can result in a range of harmful conditions including

mood alterations, cardiac problems and other mental and physical disorders. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration projects that approximately 100,000 automobile accidents involve sleepy or drowsy drivers. Crashes involving drowsy drivers have estimated to result in 1,500 fatalities and 71,000 injuries each year. A recent study of 1,200 university students found that only 30 percent were achieving the recommended eight hours of sleep each night on a routine basis. Students who reported less sleep said that school and life related stress prevented

Transportation Enterprise: Open Forum Adam Wenneman Guest Writer The Transportation Enterprise at Michigan Tech is currently working on a multi-year project to increase the use, efficiency, and sustainability of the Houghton and Hancock transit systems. The student group is working with professional advisers from Michigan Tech and industry sponsors, as well as the City Managers of Houghton and Hancock, Scott MacInnes and Glenn Anderson. The group is con-

sidering several alternative route alignments for analysis, and is inviting student input on system enhancements. This Wednesday, at 6:30 p.m. at the Portage Lake District Library œthere will be an open forum for students to voice any comments, concerns, or ideas related to the transit systems. Those unable to attend can email their comments to ( All student input will be considered as the project moves forward.” Look for more on the Transportation Enterprise in an upcoming issue of the Lode.

them from resting. Other studies have concluded that stress is responsible for college student’s failure to get an appropriate amount of sleep, even more than alcohol, caffeine and late-night technology video gaming. Another intriguing study found that 34 percent of students, who reported having no instances of daytime drowsiness, exhibited the symptoms of sleep deprivation in tests undertaken by the researchers. These results would indicate that many people are walking around half asleep even though they don’t recognize their diminished capacity. Sleep specialists assert

that every individual has their own sleep requirement. If a person falls short of their required sleep, those occasions will result in that person becoming sleep deprived. Adding sleep time to the normal sleep cycle is the only action that can alleviate accumulated sleep deprivation. Today’s college students tend to ignore signals of sleep deprivation. It’s only when the sleep debt becomes overwhelming that students might come to recognize that getting some sleep is the only way they’ll be able to continue functioning. Surrendering to profound sleepiness can have tragic

results, however, if the person happens to be behind the wheel. Falling asleep and missing a class or test may be a less serious consequence. Resorting to energy drinks, caffeine or prescription amphetamines will only delay the inevitable crash that comes from an accumulated lack of sleep. If you find yourself falling asleep in class or dozing off every opportunity you can, you might want to pay a visit to a sleep disorder clinic to find out if the problem stems from time management difficulties or some more serious organic condition.

The History and Tradition of Winter Carnival Statues Sawyer Newman Lode Writer In 1936, the Detroit Red Wings beat the Montreal Maroons in the NHL’s longest game, Hitler broke the Treaty of Versailles by sending troops to Versailles, Jesse Owens set the 100 meter record at 10.2 seconds and the first snow statues of Winter Carnival were built. This addition to Winter Carnival, or as it was known then, “Winter Sports Carnival,” meliorated the event and increased local involvement.

During the first several years of building snow sculptures, the rules and regulations differed somewhat from what they are currently. Perhaps the most visually significant difference in regulation involving the statues was that, originally, dyes and flood-lights were allowed to be used to add accents of color. Today, the only permissible colorations are those of the letters denoting the title and group belonging to the sculpture. The three groups with the highest ranked statues in the year 1936 were The Indepen-

dents with their “King Winter,” statue (1st place), the Mechanicals having created colored books and bookends (2nd place), and Alpha Sigma Mu having made huge snow ingots, which were properly lighted with a copper colored light (3rd place). We can see in this first year of the statue tradition of winter carnival that coloring was once a weighted strategy. We can also see how the domination that Greek organizations currently have over the competition has not always been the case. Other social Continued on page 5

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History of Winter Carnival Statues Continued from front page organizations such as the Independents and the Mechanicals repeatedly rank highly in the first several decades of carnival. Over time, however, the continued importance of tradition, safeguarded practices, and easy access to labor have kept the Greeks winning regularly in the more recent years. Earlier Winter Carnivals also featured a contest for local school children, sponsored by the Houghton Rotary Club. The Winner of the 1936 Houghton Rotary Club Prize was a 14-foot Statue of Liberty that a group made and then lighted blue. From their more humble beginnings, the statues of Winter Carnival have become a popular favorite and have since depicted not only students’ artistry and craftsmanship, but also their humor and, occasionally, some of their concerns. Year after year, the ingenuity of method and design car-

ried out by student groups is seen, regardless of the theme and weather conditions. In 1943, a blizzard tore across campus and through many of the statues. Students then spent the following night resurrecting their sculptures so that they would not be left out of the competition. 1943 was also the last Winter Carnival to happen during World War Two due to students being drafted and respect for the global struggle occurring at the time. The next Winter Carnival did not occur until 1946. Since then, war themes have been seen frozen in the statues along with some other concerns students have had over the years. In 1976 the theme “Icy Blast from our Frozen Past” acted as a throwback to 1776 and the foundation of the United States. For this theme, the Wesley Foundation created a simple sculpture of a Christian cross next to an atomic cloud,


which they entitled, “Our Heritage?” depicting a conflict of the American identity. 1967’s “Midwinter Mockery” also saw a statue with a similar theme, though this time it was a scene with Uncle Sam and Satan looking at a map of the world called, “It’s all a game” (created by Sigma Phi). “Midwinter Mockery” saw a whole array of ideologically founded statue themes including a Lady Liberty chained up by inflation, Beta Sigma Psi’s “Merry Santamas”, a crucified Santa character and statues relating to fear over the draft. The Winter Carnival Statues, though not the only event, do shape the winterized landscape of our campus. Each year they attract traveling visitors that fill nearby hotels and give a substantial but short-lived boost to our local economy, making the Yooper-loop an icy death trap in the process. Even after Carnival has ended and the statues have been worn down due to changing seasons or the drunkenly and mischievous, they are not so quick to melt from the minds of Tech students. Editions of Michigan Tech’s yearbook show photos of Winter Carnival events from previous decades, for those who are more curious about what is debatably the best thing to happen to the Keweenaw since copper.

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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword nick blecha Pulse Editor

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The Legend of Zelda is a veritable institution in the world of video gaming. Every time a new Zelda is released, especially on a non-portable console, it’s a major news story in the gaming world. Such was the reaction to the most recent entry in the series, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, for the Wii. Skyward Sword is in many ways the opposite of the previous non-portable Zelda title, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. Twilight Princess was a launch title for the Wii ,while Skyward Sword comes as Nintendo prepares to launch the Wii’s successor, the Wii U. More importantly, while Twilight Princess in many ways celebrated and embraced the clichés and tropes that have built up in the series over the years,Skyward Sword goes in the opposite direction: while still unmistakably a Zelda game, Skyward Sword also tries many new things with the game—and almost all of them work. The biggest change is in sword combat. No more pressing B to swing your sword or swinging the Wii remote wildly. Skyward Sword uses Wii MotionPlus, and, as a result, your sword swinging in the game will accurately reflect how the

Wii Remote is used. Swing the remote downward, and Link will perform a downward chop. Swing from left to right or diagonally down and to the left, and Link will swing his sword that way. With sword control that much more precise, enemies have been upgraded to keep the challenge. Even Bokoblins, the cannon-fodder early enemies, will parry your attacks if you just swing blindly. Similarly, boss fights have largely gone from simply knowing how to use the item you just got in the dungeon, to really knowing how to use your sword. Knowing how to use your shield becomes important, too, for two main reasons. First, using the shield will not only protect against enemy attacks (which is very necessary, since enemies hit harder than ever), but smart use can even create openings for an attack against your opponent. Secondly, shields no longer last forever. Each shield has a durability meter, and if that meter runs out, the shield will break, requiring the player to buy a new one. The new controls do take some getting used to, but the game eases you into it. The aforementioned Bokoblins teach players how to read an enemy’s attacks, and the difficulty scales at a pretty good pace. Exploration works largely the same, but with a few significant differences. Link’s home, a floating city called Skyloft, functions as a sort of hub. By flying on large birds called Loftwings, players can fly to other floating islands and drop to the surface below. There are three separate surface areas and they are not interconnected. To go from one to the other requires travelling though the sky.

This works much better than it sounds. The sky works like the Great Sea from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker done right, and the surface areas are just big enough to not feel constrained. There’s a lot going on in each area, anyway. The dun-

geons are shaken up a bit as well: the “compass” item, which had inexplicably shown where treasure chests were located, has now been folded into the dungeon map item. There’s less reliance on keys and the “Boss Key” becomes a rotational puz-

zle appropriate to the theme of each dungeon. Story-wise, this game is set long before any of the others in the series. That means no Ganondorf. Instead the villians are Girahim, a somewhat flamboyant Demon Lord


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The Legend of Zelda who pursues the protagonists throughout the game, and The Imprisoned, a gigantic blackfeathered beast that nearly destroyed the world in the past. The new villains work well; Girahim’s evilly oddball moments serve as a nice contrast to Ganondorf’s straight villainy— and, by the end of the story, the Imprisoned causes pretty much every other game in the series to be seen in a different light. Some of the other changes are nice too. The game actually requires you to manage your inventory instead of pulling everything from some kind of mysterious unlimited space. It forces the player to decide between, say, packing a spare shield, bringing along some Heart Potion, or taking some kind of “medal” that affects how often items drop from enemies. There’s a rudimentary crafting/ upgrade system, and many of the side quests are more varied and fun. The one potential issue has to do with how secondary items are handled. Instead of assigning secondary items

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to a button, they are selected by holding down the B button, pointing at the item you want to use, then the items are generally used with the A button. While this makes sense intellec-

tually, there are plenty of “Darn it, muscle memory!” moments to be had when a player tries to ready the slingshot by holding B but brings up the item-select window instead.

Give credit to Nintendo: it would have been easy for them to rest on their laurels and take a “don’t fix what isn’t broken” attitude towards Skyward Sword. After all, its predecessor

was fairly popular. Instead, they shook up the formula and the result might be the best Zelda game since The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

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MUB Board Euchre Tournament a success Abigail Dillon Lode Writer January the 26th found me in a long line waiting to enter the MUB Ballroom. The Memorial Union Board table tent had promised a Euchre tournament and Tech students responded en masse. While the cash prizes available to the top four teams certainly gave an edge to the competition, most people were there just to play the popular game. Euchre is a card game that requires teamwork, strategy and a little bit of luck and guts. Teams of two sit around a common area, often a table, with the teammates sitting across from each other. The cards from all

four suits, from nine to ace, are dealt out, five to each player. Each round results in the seizing of five tricks, and the team with the most tricks wins points for the hand. A trump suit is decided at the beginning of each round and the team that selects the trump is required to take at least three of the tricks in order to score one point; two points are possible if they take all five tricks. The game is played up to ten points total, using the four cards (typically fives, but some play with fours and sixes) as a way of keeping score (uncovering a club, diamond, heart or spade for each point earned). When the team that selects the trumps does not make their quota, but the other team steals

at least three of the tricks, the latter gets two points. This is called a “Euchre.” Additionally, it is possible to “go alone” and play without the aid of your partner; if you take a majority of the tricks (3 or 4) you get a point, but if you can take all five tricks, then your team earns 4 points. When I finally made it into the ballroom, joining both veterans and those who had just learned to play that morning, I slipped into a nearby chair of an unoccupied table. It was barely five minutes before so many people had shown up that the MUB Board had to shuffle people into a previously walled off portion of the ballroom. Looking up from the

game rules I had been reading, I found myself without a seat as the Board struggled valiantly to find tables for all the students. I was soon returned to a seat, however, and I found myself partnered with another player. After a quick review of the rules, the first round began. Unfortunately, my teammate and I did not make it past the first round, but I stayed to watch the other games taking place around me as the winners moved on. Light banter and good sportsmanship were the order of the evening and good humor lasted all the way up to the final tables. At times, excitement overtook poise with occasional shouting; I saw one player leap

upwards so excitedly that his chair tipped backwards. Winners and losers shook hands at the end of rounds, both glad for the opportunity to play. The members of the MUB Board told me that this was the first time they had ever organized a Euchre tournament. They usually hold a Texas Hold ‘Em event during each semester, with a turnout of about eighty. This first Euchre event exceeded those events by 150 percent, with a total of 120 people in attendance. With such popularity, the Board is definitely adding this to their list of events and, by the end of the meeting, they were already discussing plans for future Euchre tournaments.

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79 Carnal craving 80 European freshwater fish 81 Super ___ 82 George nicknamed Mr. Basketball 83 “Tsk! Tsk!” 84 Baseball family surname 86 Enrollment at a TV station? 92 Shocked 95 How some stocks are bought 96 Hold fast 97 Seize 98 Playful response to a good insult 101 You might rub a knife across it 103 Country singer David Allan ___, writer of “Take This Job and Shove It” 104 Recruiters at a TV station? 106 Fish holder at a TV station? 109 It’s picked in the Pacific 110 One taking the gold? 111 Meal with wine 112 Missouri relatives 113 It was dropped at Woodstock 114 “___ Got a Brand New Bag” For answers, call 1‑900‑285-5656, (1965 James Brown hit) $1.49 a minute; or, with a credit card, 1‑800‑814‑5550. 115 Orange or olive Annual subscriptions are available for the best 116 Await decision of Sunday crosswords from the last 50 years:

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83 ___ decay 85 One-point score, of a sort 86 It might be batted at a knockout 87 Clerics’ homes 88 Half of a title role for John Barrymore or Spencer Tracy 89 Goddess associated with witchcraft 90 Like some T-shirt designs

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Newt Gingrich and the Myth of the LincolnDouglas Debates

Luke Gublo Opinion Editor During the course of the 2012 Election cycle, Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich (RGa.) seemingly has said many bizarre things. The latest rhetorical caper undertaken by the former House Speaker is a claim made earlier this week while campaigning in Florida that under a Gingrich presidency, a colony would be established on the moon at the end of his second term. Setting aside the fact that Gingrich hasn’t even won the nomination, let alone a first term, the statement was ambitious to say the least, considering the high price tag that such a development would entail. Nonetheless, it’s quintessential Gingrich. In addition to this, Gingrich has mentioned (on multiple occasions) that, if nominated, he would want to challenge President Barack Obama to a multitude of debates modeled after the 1858 Illinois Senate race between incumbent United States Senator Stephen Douglas and the soon-to-be 16th President Abraham Lincoln. To give some background

on the Lincoln-Douglas debates, the candidates debated nine times in each of Illinois’ (then) nine congressional districts. The first two debates were back-to-back speeches in Chicago and Springfield, so the candidates dedicated the remaining debates to the other seven districts in Illinois. The format of these remaining debates were that the first candidate spoke for 60 minutes, the second candidate spoke for 90 minutes, and then the first debater was given a 30 minute rejoinder period in which to speak. Ultimately, though Lincoln lost the general election in 1858, the debate format gave him national prominence and set up a rematch between him and Douglas for the 1860 Presidential Election. An example of Gingrich’s fascination with the LincolnDouglas debates is a statement that Gingrich made in advance of the Iowa Caucuses, challenging fellow candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney (R-Mass.) to a Lincoln-Douglas debate. “I’ve challenged Governor Romney to meet me for ninety minutes in Iowa next week, anywhere, anytime,” said Gingrich. “Timekeeper. No modera-

tor. And we will bring all of his negative ads and show them for free and he can explain them.” As previously mentioned, the debates were extremely important for Lincoln, as he was more or less a political neophyte at the time. However, the actual history of the LincolnDouglas debates pants a much less romantic picture than Gingrich would let on to. In part borne of the polarizing nature of politics in the pre-Civil War era, the debate dialogue was actually very personal and biting. Lincoln and Douglas were both very nasty, rivaling even the current nastiness that we associate with politics. Furthermore, the debates were very long-winded, and ultimately helped lead much of the dialogue into bigotry. Even Lincoln, who we now remember as the Great Emancipator, was not above making statements that were bigoted. At the debate in Alton, just outside of St. Louis, Lincoln qualified the founding fathers’ vision of equality, as declared in the Declaration of Independence. “[The authors of the Declaration of Independence] intended to include all men, but they did not mean to declare all men equal in all respects. They did

not mean to say all men were equal in color, size, intellect, moral development or social capacity,” said Lincoln. “They defined with tolerable distinctness in what they did consider all men created equal — equal in certain inalienable rights, among which are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness ... They meant to set up a standard maxim for free society which should be familiar to all: constantly looked to, constantly labored for, and even, though never perfectly attained, constantly approximated, and thereby constantly spreading and deepening its influence and augmenting the happiness and value of life to all people, of all colors, everywhere.” A statement made at a previous debate in Charleston went even further. Exclaimed Lincoln, “I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races, that I am not nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people; and I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and

black races which I believe will forever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality.” To be fair, these statements by Lincoln were made in the context of the time in which Lincoln lived. The country, since its inception, had states which promoted the use of slave labor, especially in the Antebellum South. Legislation at the time, such as the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854, was extremely contentious, eliciting violence on both sides of the slavery issue. By any measure, Lincoln’s views on race, though bigoted, could probably be considered progressive compared to his contemporaries. Nonetheless, it remains interesting to see such a romantic view of the debate espoused by Newt Gingrich. Unfortunately, Lincoln-Douglas debates between Gingrich and President Obama would not serve much good, and like history shows, could very well devolve and personal attacks. And the last thing we need in this country is an even more poisonous political atmosphere.

A victory for technology and our rights Elijah Haines Lode Writer

Last week, the Supreme Court reached a decision in the case United States v. Jones. The subject of this case was Antoine Jones who

unsuspectingly was tracked for 28 days via a GPS placed on his vehicle by an FBI-DC Metropolitan Police task force. Every ten seconds, his

exact position would be updated to law enforcement. The Supreme Court had to decide whether this constituted a search. They decided

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Victory for technology rights. The Fourth Amendment assures American citizens that “the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated.” People who might actually be in possession of contraband or a corpse should be particularly aware of this right. It’s surprising then that the majority of searches that lead to an arrest are consented to. The fact that an individual who has a trunk full of narcotics would consent to a search speaks volumes about the value organized crime places

on intelligence. The GPS issue is one in a long string of cases addressing rapidly-advancing technology and the impact it has on our civil rights. In 1928, the Supreme Court ruled that the content of phone calls was not protected by the Fourth Amendment. Although overturned thirty years later it showed a similar hesitancy to marry technology with civil rights. Today, almost any activity one intends to keep private can be exposed by technology whether it’s GPS, the Internet, thermal imaging, or face recognition. However, just because information can


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Continued from page 10 be obtained doesn’t mean we shouldn’t have a reasonable expectation that it will be kept private. Unfortunately for Jones, GPS is an incredibly powerful tool. The agents tracking him were able to see every place he went at every time of day. This is why the Court’s decision is so important. If they had ruled otherwise, then you might be tracked by law enforcement if they merely suspected you of a crime, but had no probable cause whatsoever. Although I’m certain the FBI would be incredibly bored watching me go between class, the gym, and work every day,

I’d still prefer they weren’t watching. Antonio Jones was certainly involved in some shady activity. Before his conviction was overturned, he was facing a life sentence for conspiracy to distribute cocaine along with a few other charges. He’s hardly the image of the wrongfully accused “little guy” it’d be nice to see him as. All the evidence obtained by the GPS was thrown out of the case as it was unlawfully collected. Although some harmful individuals may escape justice, it’s a necessary evil for the protection of our priva-

cy. The justice system is not perfect and cannot always ensure that every guilty person is put behind bars; we must always protect personal freedom while doing our best to punish the guilty. This ruling is comforting, especially as we recover from nonsense like SOPA. Although you should be aware, that if the government suspects you of terrorist activities you’ll be stripped of all your civil rights. But until that day comes, they’ll have no idea how often you pig out at the local fast food joint.

Illegal Immigration Policy Misses the Mark Luke Gublo Opinion Editor One of the most important issues of our time is illegal immigration. Few political issues are more polarized, and the discussion cuts across the economic and social fabric of American society. Despite how the argument is framed, there really is no easy answer to fix the problem: It’s simply not possible to remove 13 million people from the United States, and even if it was, there would be innumerable untold consequences from doing so. It’s important to consider that a large reason illegal immigration is so prevalent in our society is because there is a demand for labor in areas that ordinary Americans do not want to do—such as farm work or housekeeping jobs. The effect of eliminating illegal immigrants from society would force higher wages for

these jobs, which would ultimately raise the cost of goods and services. This is the economic aspect. The social consequences of illegal immigrant deportations are often overlooked within the context of this debate. Many illegal immigrant families have been within the country for over 20 years, have kids, ties to the community, and so on. Many pay taxes and, ultimately, do provide value to our society. Many end up detained, despite having no criminal record. More importantly, deportations also have the negative effect of separating families. One particular program, administered by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), has recently drawn the ire of the immigration rights community. According to the Immigration Policy Center, “Under Secure Communities, participating jurisdictions submit arrestees’ fingerprints not only to criminal databases,

but to immigration databases as well, allowing ICE access to information on individuals held in jails. While state and local law-enforcement officers are not directly enforcing federal immigration law or making arrests for immigration violations, the transmission of fingerprints allows ICE to tap into information about detainees and make determinations about additional ICE enforcement action.” An important component of this policy is that it sets a quota that municipalities have to meet. Furthermore, most of the people who are caught under this program are not serious criminals. The Governor of Illinois, Pat Quinn (D-Ill.), upon withdrawing the state from the program, announced that fewer than 20% of the people deported in Illinois through the program were ever convicted of a serious crime. In addition to Illinois, New York and Massachusetts are looking at withdrawing

from the program for similar reasons. Ultimately, the real tragedy surrounding the Secure Communities program lies in the many horror stories coming from the people who have been targeted. One high profile example of the program in action is the story of 25 year old Susana Ramirez. An illegal immigrant living in Harvard, Ill., Ramirez was pulled over for a minor traffic violation. Though Ramirez does not present a clear and present danger to society, the wideranging scope of the program has put her at risk of being detained indefinitely. It should be noted, as well, that Ramirez came to Illinois after being kidnapped and ransomed in her native state of Durango, Mexico. The fact of the matter is, while illegal immigration involves laws being broken, the people who come here are often escaping the hellish circumstances of modern Mexi-

can society. And while it’s easy to say that they should wait to legally immigrate, the arduous nature of the immigration process and the conditions on the ground can make it very difficult to wait. Really, it boils down to a simple matter of opportunity cost. Provided the options of living in Mexico or coming to America illegally and risking deportation, it’s simply more palatable to risk deportation. Instead of saber-rattling about deporting illegal immigrants, we need to recognize that the problem is not that they are here, rather that there isn’t documentation for them. This is a serious issue, but it gets lost in the heated and emotional debates surrounding the issue. Ultimately, with respect to Secure Communities, one hopes that other states follow Illinois’ lead. The program doesn’t really solve the problem and lacks the compassion necessary to address the issue.

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Nordic teams prepare for competitive second half of season

Ellie Furmanski Lode Writer If a little work goes a long way, or so the old adage says, then a lot of hard work must go an extra-long way, right? The men’s and women’s Nordic Ski teams hope to prove this to be true as the second half of their season brings intense competition. After months of conditioning and training, which in fact began at the end of last ski season, the Huskies have been preparing for the competition which they will face over the course of the next few weeks. Between running, weight lifting, roller skiing, and skiing on the Tech Trails, the athletes are in prime condition and hope to deliver some of their best performances yet of the season. Both teams will take the coming weekend off from competition before diving into the heart of the season. Their end of season lineup includes the CCSA Championships, NCAA Central Regional Championships, NCAA Championships, US Jr. National Championships, and the Canadian National Championships. Despite a slow start, due to mild temperatures and the absence of snow, the Husky skiers have proven themselves with some impressive individual and team finishes throughout the season. To name a few, there was Alice

Flander’s fifth place finish in the women’s freestyle sprints at the US National Cross Country Skiing Championships, Mikko Harju’s sixth and Jesse Smith’s eighth place finishes in the men’s 10-kilometer freestyle race at Duluth’s Hilltop Invite, and Malin Erikkson’s 24th place finish in the women’s 5-kilometer classic race at the Minneapolis Mayor’s Challenge Super Tour. As of January 22, the CCSA (Central Collegiate Ski Association) has ranked six men and seven women from the Michigan Tech ski teams in the top 25 of the CCSA division. These rank-

ings are based on a combined average of each skier’s individual two best freestyle and two best classic race finishes of the year. The skiers are ranked amongst other skiers from the eight additional schools which compete in the CCSA. On the men’s team, Matt Wong, Matt Dugan, Andrew Keller, Luke Gesior, Mikko Harju, and Jesse Smith are ranked 10, 12, 14, 15, 18, and 19, respectively. On the women’s team, Lynn Duijndam, Sarah Daniels, Christina Mishica, Deedra Irwin, Malin Erikkson, Alice Flanders, and Rachel Mason take 8, 10, 11, 16, 17, 19, and 21 in the

rankings. The Michigan Tech Nordic Ski teams are undoubtedly talented. Going into these last few races, they will be counting on strong individual finishes to contribute to the teams’ overall scores. Their main focus now remains on the CCSA Championships which Michigan Tech will host on Saturday, February 11 and Sunday, February 12 at the Tech Trails. Hopefully the Husky skiers will see their hard work pay off as they head into this competitive second half of the season.




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Points senior Lindsey Lindstrom netted for a career high last Thursday at Northwood. The senior also made 22 points in Saturday’s game at Hillsdale.


Goals the defending national champions, Minnesota-Duluth scored after the first period of Friday night’s game. The Huskies are gone to Minnesota again this weekend.


Home basketball games in the next two weeks. Both teams are looking to rebound after falling to Hillsdale on the road last week. Two games this week and one on Winter Carnival Saturday will wrap up the home stretch.


Hockey Huskies tied for the most goals on the team. Four forwards all have eight goals on the season. Brett Olson still leads the team in overall points with 24.


Week until nordic skiing is back on the Tech Trails. The Huskies host the CCSA Championships during Winter Carnival, February 11-12.

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Women’s basketball looks for win


Jacob Shuler Lode Writer After a close loss against Hillsdale last weekend, the Huskies are returning home for two conference games against the Finlay Oilers on Thursday and the Wayne State Warriors on Saturday this week. Last week’s games were two good shows of basketball. The Huskies were able to pull out a 73-66 win against Northwood. Senior Lindsey Lindstrom had an excellent have having double digit points and rebounds. She had a career high 26 points in that game. The Hillsdale Chargers were able to edge off an 82-77 victory over the Huskies last Saturday. The Huskies were trailing by just one point with two minutes to go in the game but did not convert on the next two possessions. The Chargers pulled ahead on four free throws to finish the game. This Thursday, the Huskies will challenge the Oilers in Houghton. This season, the Oilers have had averaged 67 points per game which is a good amount of offense for their team. During away games the Oilers are 3-2 this season. They are coming off a two loss streak after two home games. One player watch out for is Kayla Brown. Brown is a 5-10 guard from Mt. Blanchard, OH. Last season she played in 18 games averaging 13 points per game. She had a career high scoring game of 23 points. The Oilers are not the best team in the GLIAC this season but have the capability to put points on the board. The Warriors are taking on the Huskies this Saturday. They have not had a stellar season either with a overall record of 11-9. On the road the Warriors have split their games with four wins and four losses. Still, they have several players coming to the court that can be dangerous near the Huskies defensive zone. The Warriors have five players that all average 10 points or more per game. Leading this group is Juanita Cochran. Cochran also has an average of 10 rebounds per game this season. The Warriors are in a bit of a lull right now after an 84-70 loss to Tiffin last week. The Huskies are facing two average teams over the next week. However, both teams have the ability to be dangerous. If the Huskies are to win, they will have to stay ahead in points and not fall behind like they did last week against the Chargers. Come out and support your Huskies this week as they face the Oilers at 5:30pm on Thursday and the Warriors at 1:00pm on Saturday. Both games will be held in the Wood Gym.

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Men’s basketball gears up for two games this week The men’s basketball team faced a tough game against the Hillsdale Chargers this week after a 91-69 loss on Saturday. This week they look to

string together some wins to Jacob Shuler improve their position in the GLIAC North Division. They Lode Writer play Finlay Oilers on Thursday and the Wayne State Warriors on Saturday. The Chargers made life difficult for the Huskies with five players scoring double digits during the game. This meant the Huskies were playing catch up the entire game not allowing them to set a pace for the game. The Chargers also outperformed the Huskies defensively with seven steals and seven blocks. This Thursday the Huskies will look to another difficult game against the Oilers. The Oilers are on a 3 win streak right now after winning all three of their last home games. This included a big win over the Chargers on January 19th. Leading the scoring on the Oilers team is Kyle Caiola. Caiola averJunior T.J. Brown flys over Tiffin’s defense earlier this season. The Huskies ages 14 points have a three game home streak starting Thursday. per game this season. He is a Photo by Ben Wittbrodt 5-10 senior from

Parma, OH. Last season he played in all 28 games and was named First Team All-GLIAC. He also averaged 14 points per game last season. Caiola joins two other players that average more than ten points per game this season. This offense will put the Huskies on their toes on Thursday. The Huskies will play in a game against the Warriors on Saturday. The Warriors have a slightly less impressive record of 9-4 but they are also coming off a three win streak. Leading the offense for the Warriors is Mike Hollingsworth who has averaged 17 points per game this season. Hollingsworth leads a total of three players that have averaged double digit scoring this season. He is a 6-1 junior from Utica, MI. He is currently ranked 68th in career scoring with 552 points. The Huskies are not facing a team that lacks on offense this week. With big scoring on both the Oilers and the Warriors teams, the Huskies will need to slow down the pace of the game and focus on keeping up a good defense. They have proved they can win any game they enter this season which is shown by the fact that they are currently in second place in the GLIAC North Division. Keeping a tough defense and quick offense will help contain the offense of their two opponents. Support your Huskies this week at the Wood Gym at 7:30pm on Thursday against the Oilers and at 3:00pm on Saturday against the Warriors.

QUICK LOOK HOCKEY Jan. 13-14 vs UAA 6-2,6-4 W Jan. 21 vs NMU 2-5 L Jan 27-28 at UMD 4-4 OT, 5-0 W Feb 3-4 at MSU 8:37, 8:07 ET 12-12-2 overall, 8-7-1 WCHA • Takes on no. • Will not return home until January 13 when they take on Alaska- • 8-5-1 overall • Freshman David Johnstone scored both of the Husky’s goals this past weekend against NMU •

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Jan 26 at Northwood 73-66 W Jan 28 at Hillsdale 82-77 L Feb 2 vs Findlay 5:30 p.m. Feb 4 vs Wayne St. 1 p.m. •Lost first home game since January 2010 this past week • Ranked 2nd in the GLIAC with a 7-3 conference record • Next home game Feb. 2 • 12-4 overall•

NORDIC SKIING Jan 28-29 at Central Super Tour Feb 11-12 CCSA Championship Feb 17-18 NCAA Cent. Reg. Champ. • First home meet Feb. 11-12 • Dominated SuperTour races taking 3 out of the 4 • Huskies Challenge is one of two home races, but was cancelled •

MEN’S BASKETBALL Jan 26 at Northwood 66-62 L Jan 28 at Hillsdale 69-91 L Feb 2 vs Findlay 7:30 p.m. Feb 4 vs Wayne State 3 p.m. •Went 1-1 on the road• Two players with over 1,000 points in their careers •8-4 in GLIAC play and 10-9 overall• Visit for full standings

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Weekly Roundup

Nine Unanswered The Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs were on a roll in the first period of Friday night’s game, scoring four goals in the opening night of the series against the Huskies. After a major mental overhaul during the first intermission, a new Husky team skated into the second period. Sophomore Ryan Furne began the scoring for the weekend with only five minutes left in the second. The game closed with neither team able to break the 4-4 tie. Saturday night was a night the Huskies could do no wrong. Senior goaltender Josh Robinson turned away every shot the No.1 Bulldogs could throw his way (that’s saying a lot considering the team boasting three Hobey Baker nominees). Robinson finished the night with his third shutout of the season after turning away 29 attempts, for a total of 105 minutes of scoreless play. Three out of Four Three of the four races the Huskies competed in this weekend at the SuperTour in Lake Elmo, MN had Husky names marked in first place as they wrapped up their second weekend of the race. The men’s 10-kilometer featured Huskies in the first and second spots as Mikko Harju crossed the finish line in 27:13 with teammate Jesse Smith on his heels finishing in 27:40 for second. Two Huskies also took the top spots in the women’s 5-kilometer classic race featuring Malin Eriksson in the top spot and Deedra Irwin in the second place finish. Third on the Road Women’s basketball lost their third game on the road this season bringing their total losses to four after a 82-77 loss at Hillsdale. They went 1-1 in their games last week, winning their game Thursday at Northwood in a 73-66 decision. Senior Lindsey Lindstrom scored in the 20-point range both games, netting a career-high 26 points against Northwood and 22 points in the loss at Hillsdale. Senior Lynn Giesler also netted 22 points for the Huskies, but Hillsdale’s offense proved to be to much for Husky defense. “We can’t give up 82 points and expect to win,” said head coach Kim Cameron. Twenty too many Men’s basketball fell in a 20 point gap to Hillsdale Saturday in a 69-21 final to put them at 8-4 in conference play. The Huskies remain in second place in GLIAC standings, taking a 66-62 win over Northwood last Thursday. Ali Haidar lead the Huskies with 21 points in the GLIAC win. Saturday finished with a different ending as they Huskies gave up a season-high 91 points in the loss.


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Athlete of the week Josh Robinson

Four goals in the first 20 minutes of play against No.1 Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs on Friday would be the only ones the home crowd would celebrate, as senior net minder Josh Robinson spent the next 105 minutes turning away every shot faced. Holding strong after the initial four goals, Robinson stopped the next 23 shots of the game to allow the Huskies to bring the game to a 4-4 tie after neither team could break the score in overtime, allowing the Huskies to remain undefeated in overtime play this season. Saturday night the Frankenmuth, MI native earned his third shutout of the sea-

son, making 29 saves. Robinson’s performance marked the first time the Bulldogs had been shutout on home ice since 2008. The senior business ad-

ministration major is 11-9-2 this season, and the Huskies are 12-12-2 in WCHA play, sitting at 7th place in the conference behind Nebraska-Omaha.

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