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Feeding the Bull krysten Cooper News Editor Many of you have probably heard of the Daily Bull, Michigan Tech’s publication devoted to finding and writing funny and satirical things. Although you may look to them only for laughs, they also consider themselves a daily newsletter, trying to report on things happening around campus. The organizations goal is to provide students with something entertaining to read when they want to give their brain a rest at any point during the day. Although the Daily Bull may just be five minutes in-between class for you, for the organization it’s a project with lots of time and effort put into it. For each issue of the Daily Bull, Editor in Chief Liz Fujita has to collect stories from the writers, each story taking between 20-40min to write. After that, Fujita proofreads everything and then the Composition Editor actually puts the design
Katelyn Waara writes about how concusssions affect students in college
together, which takes about an hour. After that, Fujita looks the issue over one final time before printing, which can take another hour. The next morning, someone wakes up early to distribute the publication before 8:00am classes start, which takes about 20min. As you may guess with any sort of satire, sometimes the humor is not always appreciated. More than once the Daily Bull has gotten complaints from one group or another. However, the Daily Bull does adhere strictly to the rules for their organization. In addition, it is important to remember that the Daily Bull is for comedy and does not mean to offend anyone. The organization has a lot on their hands with printing everyday, but that doesn’t stop them from making their mark at on campus events. The Daily Bull attended Spring Fling last year and gave out Vuvuzela’s to promote awareness of the Daily Bull on campus. If you listen closely, some of those Vuvuzela’s can still be heard at
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Japanese Club offers students a chance to connect with foreign culture krysten Cooper News Editor The Japanese Conversation Club is a small student organization that loves to talk about Japanese and even sometimes in Japanese. The organization is very helpful for students who are trying to learn Japanese. “My Japanese has definitely got better since I joined,” said James, a member of the organization. Speaking and learning Japanese is not all this organization does—they also support the country their focus comes from. When all the disasters hit Japan last year, the Japanese Conversation Club raised over $1,100 to help the country. They did this by hosting a 5K
run and by serving Japanese food in the MUB one day as part of Khana Khazana. The Japanese Conversation Club also promotes international activities at events like K-day. This year, their table for K-day was a big hit: students were able to play a Japanese game that consists of scooping Superballs out of a pool with paper paddles. Think that sounds difficult? In Japan, the game requires players to use the paper paddles to scoop out goldfish! The organization also takes part in Parade of Nations and other cultural events on campus. For last year’s Parade of Nations, they walked to represent Japan and sold Japanese food. In addition, the Conversation Club sent two of their mem-
bers to Chicago for a Japanese language proficiency test. The students that went are still awaiting their results, but are hopeful about the outcome. If you are interested in learning Japanese, or are planning to study abroad in Japan, this organization is for you. Approximately 85 percent of the organization members have been to, or are planning to visit, Japan. As a result, the organization is a great resource for students with any interest in the language. If you are interested in joining the Japanese Conversation Club, or just want more information, e-mail the club president, Jonah Steinnon (firstname.lastname@example.org). The organization meets on Mondays at 5:00pm, usually in room 233 of the J.R. Van Pelt Library.
How much is too much? jessica Kennedy Lode Writer Over the last few years, caffeinated beverages such as coffee, tea and highly popularized energy drinks have gained a considerable amount of attention in the marketplace. Among college students specifically, caffeine products such as Monster and Redbull have changed energy drinks from being an occasional pick-me-up to a daily staple, with many students needing them just to stay awake and functioning
throughout the day. Often, caffeine is a way to help recover from all-nighters, or a dose of energy when a paper needs to be finished at the last minute. Ongoing consumption of energy drinks and caffeinated beverages comes with a risk for suffering from a wide range of side effects: dehydration, increased blood pressure, irritability, nervousness, anxiety, headaches, interruption of the sleep cycle, and the potential for substance dependence. College students are regularly being fed new material,
terminology, and having to memorize great amounts of information for exams. When students are looking to increase their alertness, caffeinated beverages may just hit the spot. In fact, a recent study suggests that caffeine has a positive effect on working memory, but the tests are still extremely rudimentary. A number of college students use coffee, tea, and energy drinks as a staple. Most students need it to help them get through their daily lives. Many students use caffeine as a way to help recov-
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Study Abroad: Education in culture Amber voght Lode Writer Third-year Michigan Tech student Samantha Manderfield said studying abroad for a spring semester in Spain was one of the best choices she has ever made. “I met many people, saw many places and learned countless things,” Manderfield said. “The knowledge and experiences I gained from studying abroad are invaluable. They are something that I wouldn’t have been able to gain unless I
left.” Manderfield also noted that being exposed to a large city that was much different than her hometown opened her eyes to the world: “I grasped culture and a new way of living. As I found out more about other people and their culture, I started to learn more about myself.” Going to another country not only helps you grow as a person, it helps in the professional world as well. Companies want to hire students who have travelled abroad as either graduate or undergraduate students. Studying abroad shows
Caffeine overdosing Continued from page 2 er from all-nighters or when a paper needs to be finished at the last minutes. For example, in one study, students were asked to perform tasks that required extremely low-levels of performance; some students watched numbers flash on a screen, others memorized and recalled lists of words, and others performed a task where they tapped on two piano keys as fast as they could. These studies have shown that there is a connection between reasonable consumption of caffeine and improved attention, memory function, and reaction time. These studies suggest that people should monitor and moderate their caffeine consumption in order to boost these benefits and lessen ad-
verse effects. According to recent articles in the Journal of the American Diabetic Association and National Geographic, close to 90 percent of adults consume caffeine every day. Consequently, the authors of these articles identify caffeine as the world’s most popular psychoactive drug; enough of a physical dependence to result in experiencing withdrawal symptoms. As little as 100 mg of caffeine a day can cause a person to develop a dependence on it. It is suggested that a person can benefit from a low dose of caffeine, between 25 to 50 milligrams. However, no one should exceed 250 milligrams a day—equal to 2 cups of coffee.
that you are able to adapt to different situations and are willing to take on new experiences and challenges. Studying abroad also gives students a chance to grow academically by enrolling in international courses that Michigan Tech does not offer. Students can also gain different perspective on courses taught., Another great reason to study abroad is to learn a language. The best way to become proficient in speaking another language is to become immersed in it. If you are considering a language minor or certificate
at Michigan Tech, look into a language-immersion program that can help your fluency. If you’re interested in studying abroad, there is definitely an option to suit your needs. The Study Abroad Program at Michigan Tech offers opportunities to learn in over 40 countries during the school year. If you’re nervous about taking the plunge in another country for a whole year or semester, summer programs are just as valuable and are offered in over 20 countries. To find out more about study abroad, attend one of the Inter-
national Programs and Services’ informational sessions. There, you can learn about financialaid options, credit transfer and how to choose a program to best suit your academic goals. The sessions take place in the International Programs and Services Office, 200 Administration Building, every Tuesday at 11 a.m. and every Thursday at 2 p.m. To read blog posts from MTU students studying abroad, visit (http://blogs.mtu.edu/studentabroad).
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The effects of concussions Katelyn Waara Lode Writer Hockey is, and always has been, a hard-hitting contact sport. Don’t expect to go out there on the ice and have the opposing players to leave you alone completely—there will be some physical contact between their bodies and your’s. Like any sport, injuries are expected, and some are more severe than others. Circulating in the news recently was Pittsburgh Penguins Captain Sidney Crosby and his consecutive concussion diagnoses and neck injury. This injury, as well as the heightened number of concussion
and body-checking related injuries to the players’ heads in recent years, has sparked talks in the National Hockey League (NHL) and many other parts of the sports world, about changes to regulations in reference to contact to a player’s head or neck. Some lower leagues have restrictions on whether or not you can hit and in what ways—but what if this form of contact was banned from all leagues everywhere, including the NHL, in order to prevent serious head and neck injuries that sustain lasting effects? Dr. Syd Johnson, assistant professor of philosophy and adjunct professor of kinesiology and integrative physiol-
ogy here at Michigan Tech, wrote an article published in April of 2011 where she proposed to “break the cycle” of concussions (and subsequently, other head/neck injuries) in youth hockey. “My research involves reading the medical literature and writing about it from a bioethical perspective.” Johnson said. Her responses have been published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, the American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience and, forthcoming in April of 2012, the Journal of School Health. She also presented her research at a conference in Rome, Italy 2010; an open sports forum in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 2011;
and has done a lot of work in Canada, including radio interviews and television appearances. Johnson argues that, “because body checking is the dominant mechanism of brain injury and concussion in hockey, it should be eliminated from recreational hockey.” She suggests that changes need to be made to the rules and modes of play in order to better protect players from injury. Dreaming of the NHL and “going pro” is on the minds of young hockey players everywhere. “Younger, smaller players are more vulnerable to concussions for both physiological reasons, and because
of size and skill differences between players,” Johnson said. Johnson believes most of the changes need to be done at the youth levels. Because these younger kids are mostly playing for recreation and fun, more training should be done and changes should be made to protect them when they are young and, in that, protecting them as adults. According to Johnson, if a player makes it to a higher league, they’ll have most likely been playing the sport for 10 years or more and, in that time, experienced some form of injury. The risk cannot be eliminated completely, Johnson says. “One way to protect adult athletes with-
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out changing anything about the way professional sports are played is to just protect them better when they’re kids.” Teaching young players, in leagues where body checking is admissible, to stay away from hits to the head and neck area will ultimately prevent them from inflicting future injuries, intentional or not. Contrary to popular belief, helmets are not advantageous in preventing concussions. Helmets became mandatory for all players in 1979, but that piece of equipment is designed to stop fractures to the skull, as Johnson explains. “Helmets are designed to prevent fatal skull fractures. Concussion is a different kind of injury; it occurs when an impact to the head or body occurs that essentially jogs the brain inside the skull. Your brain and body are moving in one direction, but when you get hit, your body stops,
and your brain, inside your skull, keeps moving until it bumps into your skull. That’s how concussions happen.” Helmet’s makes it easier to for players to hit one another much harder than they would if they were not wearing a helmet, causing much concern and, sometimes, more injuries. The supporting evidence is overwhelming and it has gained attention across the board. According to nhl.com and the rules posted there for the National Hockey League in reference to “illegal hits to the head”, Rule 48 states “A hit resulting in contact with an opponent’s head where the head is targeted and the principal point of contact is not permitted. However, in determining whether such a hit should have been permitted, the circumstances of the hit, including whether the opponent put himself in a vulnerable position immediately prior to or simultane-
news ously with the hit or the head contact on an otherwise legal body check was avoidable, can be considered.” Implemented into the NHL rulebooks for the 2011-2012 season, Rule 48 was written so players would know they would be punished if they inflicted a “lateral or blindside hit where the head is the principal area of target” (nhl. com). The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), the NCAA and the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), already ban their players from body hits to the head, and some players in the NHL would like to see that change come to their league. In September of 2011, the New York Times published an article in their sports section about the debate, quoting Steven Stamkos of the Tampa bay Lightning saying, “We have to be accountable as players for where our shoulders are or where our elbows are when you go to
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make a hit.” In the article, Stamkos goes on to say, “If a guy’s in a vulnerable position, don’t hit him. Take the puck, rub him out; you don’t have to hit him — hopefully that will prevent some more concussions.”(New York Times) Stamkos, a well-known player and NHL star, has a point. Players should not deliberately try and smash another to boost their ego. As a player, no matter the level, you’ve been practicing and working towards becoming a better player since the day you first stepped out on the ice. Don’t throw is all away because you want to prove how tough you are. And if you are in a situation when you feel like you’re going to be hit hard, try and protect yourself in the best way you can; keep your eyes open and be aware of what (and who) is around you. Beneath the NHL, leagues such as the NCAA and
WCHA have specific rules for body contact to the head. Husky’s Head Coach Mel Pearson will express his thoughts on this same topic in an article to be published in next week’s edition of the Lode—make sure to watch for it. If you’re interested in learning more about her research and the changes she would like to see in hockey and other contact sports’ regulations, Syd Johnson can be reached via email at (firstname.lastname@example.org). The New York Times article can be read online by scanning the QR code below.
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6 Tuesday, February 7, 2012 Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra performing at the Rozsa nick blecha Pulse Editor The Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra is nearly ready to perform its third concert of the 2011-12 season. On February 18 at 7:30 pm, the KSO will not only kick off 2012 with the ever-popular William Tell Overture, but will also debut a brand-new piece by Milton Olsson. The William Tell Overture was originally composed in 1829 for the opera William Tell. William Tell was the last of Gioachino Rossini’s 39 operas. The twelve-minute overture describes musically life in the Swiss Alps, where the opera is set. In the first part, Dawn, a solo cello is answered by the other cellos and double basses, with quiet timpani rolls representing distant thunder. In the second part, Storm, the full orchestra begins to play, representing the titular storm. The third part, Ranz des Vaches (“Call to the Cows”), is a much more calm part that has often been used as a “morning” theme in cartoons. Finally, the Finale is the most famous and well-known part, representing a cavalry charge. It has famously been used as the theme music to The Lone Ranger. The second piece of the concert will be Franz Liszt’s symphonic poem Hamlet. The symphonic poem was an attempt by Liszt to create a single-movement work besides the traditional concert overtures. Hamlet is widely considered to be among the
best in Liszt’s efforts in that regard. The piece, which actually began as a prelude to the Shakespearean tragedy of the same name, premiered in 1858. The third piece will be the second movement of Johannes Brahms’ Symphony No. 4, which was completed in 1885. Symphony No. 4 was the last of Brahms’ symphonies. Brahms was a great fan of Ludwig van Beethoven, and it shows in this symphony: allusions to various Beethoven works can be found throughout the symphony. The second movement is described as having an “archaic and restrained air.” Finally, the KSO will perform the world premiere of Michigan Tech’s own Dr. Milton Olson’s Dialogs. Olsson was the previous director of the KSO, before current director Dr. Joel Neves, and has written other pieces for Michigan Tech’s musical ensembles: in 1999, the KSO premiered his Konzertstück, and in 2000 the KSO and Michigan Tech Concert Choir teamed up to premier his Mass for Choir and Orchestra. Tickets for the concert are $15 for general admission; Michigan students get in free. Tickets can be ordered online at rozsa.tickets.mtu.edu or by calling (906) 487-2073. Please note that although the concert is appropriate for all ages, concerts are recorded and parents with very young children should consider if noise may interfere with the recording.
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Dominic Fredianelli’s graffiti art on display at Rozsa Gallery mandy barbulcouch Lode Writer
If you haven’t taken the time to go to the new Rozsa Gallery, now is the time. The gallery is featuring local artist Dominic Fredianelli, who “Spare the Introductions” is an installation of graffiti, collages, and a video of his work on the 2010 Jutila Center mural project. Fredianelli will also be completing a piece in the art gallery starting on Monday February 3rd. The public is invited to view him at work
in the gallery, and also to the opening reception on Saturday, February 11, 4:00 PM 7:00 PM. The show will run through March 1, 2012, and is free and open to the public. Fredianelli’s work is urban meets rural, and shares his experiences with war, loss, and traumatic injury. The pieces are emotional, in an untraditional way. In the words of Dominic, “I want to share where I am thus far in my life. Art is so important to me, and to the people around me. Something I didn’t grasp until as of late. I want to continue my current work and hope to bring graffiti and its bright exposure and luring concepts to rural
areas. I hope to come across challenges that test my realities as an artist. I also hope to reach new levels with urban art and graffiti and continue to try to vent my emotions of war, war injuries, hardship of small towns, and alcohol and drug abuse onto canvas to reach out to those that may be trying to do the same.” The Rozsa Art Gallery invites you to experience work from a hometown hero, and invite you to visit during normal operating hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM 8:00 PM.
An example of Dominic Fredianelli’s art. Dominic is a local community artist and will be on display in the Rozsa Gallery February 3. Photo by MTU
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John Cariani play performed at McArdle Theatre
Abigail Dillon Lode Writer Dr. Roger Held, the Theater Department Chair and director of Almost, Maine, had a number of reasons to choose this particular play. Some productions performed at Michigan Tech are very symbolic and different than our everyday experiences. However the setting, characters, and plot of Almost, Maine have a certain familiarity. A small northern town in the dead of winter is far from foreign to the Houghton residents, and Dr. Held has avoided cleaning up the actors’ pronunciation of words, leaving dialogue to sound like the people we hear around us every day. Plot-wise, the play takes place on one winter’s eve as the Northern Lights dance across the sky and release a little bit of magic into the lives of the small town resi-
dents. While this may border on fantasy, the meat behind the tale is that of changing relationships, and turning point in our lives. Dr. Held said that theater often takes the little, almost insignificant moments in out lives and bring them to the forefront. Almost, Maine does that with those changes and turning points, something again familiar to our own community. The nature of the piece is nine stories that take place simultaneously as the Northern Lights awaken new feelings in people all across the town. To create the sense of a single moment in time over a number of scenes, a great deal of time was put into creating a set, lightscape, and sound-scape that were repetitive yet unique for each individual scene. Other technical challenges were met, some with scientific rigor. A projectile’s path was tracked from its source
while the composition of the snow substance needed was developed and tested. Almost, Maine by John Cariani will be performed at the McArdle Theater in Walker by the Tech Theater
Company. Show dates are February 16-18 and 23-25 at 7:30 PM. Tickets can be purchased at the Rosza or online at Michigan Tech’s Visual and Performing Arts page, under the event tab.
Cost is $10 for the general public and it is free for Tech students.
Some of the sheet music John Cariani had wrote for the play being featured int he McArdle Theatre this February 16-18. Photo by John Cariani
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90 11 or 12, but not 13 92 Paint choice 94 “___ teaches you when to be silent”: Disraeli 95 76-Down near Springfield? 98 Mugful, maybe 99 Actor Quinn 102 Before, in verse 103 Pioneer in quadraphonic music 104 Caustic soda 105 Against 107 Badge earner 109 This and that: Abbr. 111 61-Across near Phoenix? 113 9-Across near Boston? 118 Critter whose name comes from Nahuatl 119 Cookout item 120 Roll of bills 121 Bring out 122 Assails 123 Staff ___: Abbr. 124 Whirlpool 125 Exorcism target
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I hate college, but love all the parties? Luke Gublo Opinion Editor “That party last night was awfully crazy…my good friends is all I need pass out at 3, wake up at 10, go out to eat then do it again man, I love college,” are some of the most recognizable lyrics from “I Love College,” showing the relationship between the college student and college life. At its debut, in 2009, it was number 85 on the Billboard Pop 100 list, presumably for its catchy rhythms and displays of excessive bad behavior. Asher Roth’s song seems to support the conclusion that all college students party, have sex, drink beer, smoke marijuana, and essentially do nothing during the 4+ years spent at institutions of higher education. This distorted view of college students not only taints their image but also creates an unnecessary fear of the disintegration of modern American society, especially among its younger generation. As I walk the campus at
Michigan Tech I can’t help but compare it to larger and more well known universities. Michigan State hosts approximately 47,800 students on its ample campus, located in the state capital of Lansing, Michigan. Even in this small city, Lansing residents struggle to bond with their university, having trouble with the students that attend and the reputation that follows them. Five minutes on campus, and you will likely hear of the awesome parties, hot girls, and the infamous rape trails; it’s easy to see why so many feel a prejudice towards college students when the main attraction to a Big Ten university are its rape trails and parties not its tradition of education and history. Through the “more modern” take on life, college students often don’t find anything wrong with either their reputation or their actual actions. Drinking, partying, and having casual sex often staple the college experience—things that, twenty years ago, were huge social faux pas. Now, parents let their children leave the nest and live four years on a campus filled with
the “debauchery” and “sin” that perpetuates the college student stereotype. What many do not realize, is that although college is filled with parties and frat boys, the college student stereotype is simply that—a stereotype. While Michigan State can be known for its rape trails and Michigan Tech for its high alcohol tolerance, these stereotypes do not fit the entire college student population, nor should they be blamed for the degradation of American values. Reflecting on the past, we notice a shift in various aspects of society and life. Technologically, we have progressed to unimaginable levels, yet socially American society seems stuck. Many older generations criticize the openness and downright disregard of America’s youth; in particular those ranging from ages 18-23. Our grandparents and great grandparents grew up in eras where the issue of the social faux pas was more widely acknowledged and accepted—societal standards of right and wrong were more clearly defined. Un-
derage drinking and casual sex among campuses seemed little known. Women were often kept out of universities, simply because they were women and a woman’s place was in the kitchen—barefoot and pregnant. Once society began to shift, allowing more freedoms to women, the age of feminism was in full swing. Many women felt that the only way to compete with men was to act like a man, leading to the concept of the modern woman: one who can have casual sex, a good job, and eventually a family as well, if she so chooses. These changes in society have contributed to what we as college students experience today and the stereotypes we must endure. Most college students take anywhere from 12-18 credit hours (depending on their major) and barely have time to sleep. While society embraces the college stereotype, many college students embrace their textbooks, 3 a.m. bed times, and thousands of dollars spent in student loans. It seems wrong that college students today are judged for their “Thirsty
Thursdays,” when probably 20 years ago those “Thirsty Thursdays” did exist but were just not known openly in society. Although massive changes have occurred in the United States in the past 50 years, the openness of society and its “downfall” is often blamed on the youth, particularly those in college. Stapled with partying, drinking, sex, and illegal substances, many feel that college is a time to play and college students essentially have no conscience. Apart from their disregard of excessive behaviors, college students are often blamed for the loss of traditional American values. As a society, we must not blame a shift in social views on a youthful population nor classify this shift as the degradation of American society and values. College students have enough to deal with as it is without adding the weight of the image of a society gone awry on their shoulders.
The EU and you Elijah Haines Lode Writer The EU is an organization that has had some problems lately. The Eurozone crisis makes our recovering reces-
sion look like a minor hiccup. And some countries (like my home country last semester, the Czech Republic) are constantly skeptical of the organization. Why does the EU matter to us? Besides the powerful influences it has on our trade, economy, and
actions around the world, there’s another facet of the organization that has lately become inspirational, if not just plain interesting to me. The EU has made great strides in improving rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBt)
people around the world. If you hate Europe because of their small fridges and bidets or are enraged with jealousy because they have free health care, perhaps you should focus on the progress they’ve made for human rights. I mean, who can ar-
gue with that, right? Unless you’re a member of a proud, but quickly vanishing minority in the United States who actually wants to limit their fellow citizens’ civil rights. The history of the EU’s affect on LGBT people incontinued on next page
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The EU and you volves lots of dates and long-winded names of human rights proclamations. Therefore, I’ll just throw a few out there otherwise I’m afraid this fine publication would end up at the bottom of some God-forsaken trashcan in Fisher, slowly absorbing grease from the pizza box that was thrown in with it. The European Union (EU) emerged from the wreckage of the Second World War as an attempt to foster peace and economic stability in the continent. Since its inception in the 50s, the EU’s reach has expanded as it attempts to secure human rights in addition to its ini-
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tial objectives. For lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender residents of Europe, this has meant expansion and protection of civil rights. Through acts, directives, and charters, the EU has created a standard for LGBT rights that all countries are encouraged to meet. But it was in 2000 that the EU enacted the Charter of Fundamental Human Rights which boldly declared in Article 21 that discrimination based on sexual orientation was against the law. So, all the gay people are happy in Europe, right? If you’re in Amsterdam, they probably are. I’ve heard fantastic things about the
gay clubs there (from two straight men, which shows you how truly fantastic it must be). However, there are a few countries that you wouldn’t want to hang a rainbow flag in the window of your flat. Poland’s laws paint a mixed picture of LGBT support, opinion polls of its population show an entirely different picture. Nearly 80 percent of Poles oppose marriage equality. 93 percent oppose adoption by same-sex couples. And almost 70 percent of Poles oppose demonstrations by gay rights activists. Certainly the strong presence of the Roman Catholic Church,
whose stance against homosexuality and marriage equality is staunchly negative, has an enormous influence on Poles. That being said, they had a wonderful pride parade in Warsaw that went off without a hitch. Well, there were protestors but there was no tear gas, rotten vegetables, or baseball bats in sight. Also, Poles elected an openly gay MP and a transgender MP last year. Perhaps some positive change is on the horizon. Not only does it make me feel good inside to know that my fellow European sexual deviants are enjoying a happy life, but it provides
the always-needed encouragement that things in my own country will get better. As candidates and elected officials continue to tell the country how horrible LGBTpeople are, it’s nice to see an impressive, influential country like the EU making some sensible progress. The statistics obtained for this article are from the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association. It’s a fantastic organization that works all over the world to protect and promote LGBT rights.
Point - Counter Point This week’s topic: Should you give gifts on Valentine’s Day?
Point: Jack Ammerman The other day I bought my girlfriend a gift. It was February 2nd. When she opened it she was surprised, happy, and most importantly, honestly thankful. My random gift was rewarded by her reaction, which was truer than any you might expect if I had given it to her twelve days later. The problem with Valentine’s Day is that it’s become expected, taken for granted. Every girl expects a gift from someone, and it is this expectation that makes it mean less. Giving gifts on any other day of the year shows that you honestly wanted to get the gift, honestly wanted to be nice. Not just guilt tripped or pushed into it by some Hallmark creation. That expectation, coupled with the reluctant giving, not only hollows out every ounce of meaning behind the gift in the first place, but also makes Valentine’s Day a mockery of caring for someone. My girl-
friend knows how I feel about Valentine’s Day and is completely fine with it. If we find something that the other person would love, we get it for each other. Why stress trying to find something nice in the beginning of February? I’m not dreading trying to buy nice flowers for her when there’s a rush on the flower section. Instead I might pick some up on my way home from work any other day of the year if it crosses my mind. A day marked in red on the calendar should not be needed to spur me into action to show that I care. And this is all before going into the commercial aspect of the so called “holiday.” I personally boycott Valentine’s Day and think that everyone else should too. Some nationwide anti-Valentine’s Day movement will never happen, honestly it would be a waste of time, but life is definitely less stressful not worrying about it.
Counter Point: Taylor Domagalla Do you know when I expect a gift from my boyfriend? My birthday, Christmas, our anniversary, and Valentine’s Day. There are four whole days of the year when I’m anticipating a little something extra sweet. While the holidays are overly commercialized, there is still something truly valuable at the core of them: giving to those you love. I’m not a bratty kid with a pile of presents waiting to rip each one open and not really caring about the thought and effort required to make the pile. As an adult, I can see the time and effort my boyfriend put into a gift. I’m aware that he had to take time out of a very busy life filled with classes, homework, work, etc. to think of something to give me then either make it or go spend his hard earned money on it. Everyday romance often gets lost in the stress. It’s unfortunate, but predictable. The reality of our lives as college students is that we’re rarely able to be together during the week until 10pm. He’s got work; I’ve got reports to write; life is just too busy on
the average day to have spontaneous flowers cross his mind. So, amid all this hustle and bustle of life, is there something really wrong with marking one day of the year as the day for everyone to show his or her love interest exceptional affection? I won’t argue that it shouldn’t be needed to spur us into spoiling each other, but we might as well face the facts of life. It usually is. While life would be less stressful without having Valentine’s Day on our plates, life would also be less stressful if I’d decided to go to some other college to be practically anything but an engineer. Oftentimes the things that pay off are the things that stress us out. Reluctant giving and shallow, materialistic expectation can ruin Christmas, too. Should we boycott every occasion when gifts are expected? No. Our gifts should be a genuine reflection of our feelings. Give me an oversized teddy bear and I might puke, give me a card that echoes our relationship and you’ll get genuine appreciation.
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Husky hockey hosts tie-breaker By # the ers weekend numb 19 Jordan Erickson Sports Editor
Hockey Huskies host tiebreaker weekend Jordan Erickson After last weekend of WCHA play, three teams found themselves tied for the fifth place spot of the WCHA with 22 points a piece. As regular season play winds down to the last weeks of play, every point is necessary for teams to grab home ice for the playoffs, and something the Huskies haven’t had in over two decades. The Huskies return to home ice after spending two weekends on the road. In their first weekend away the Huskies tied and defeated the No.1 team in the nation in 4-4 and 5-0 decisions leading to net minder Josh Robinson and forward Blake Pietila earning WCHA recognition. The Huskies hoped to continue their hot streak but had a tough fight in Mankato as they took on Minnesota Duluth ending the weekend with a 3-5 loss and a 7-3 win on the weekend for 3 points. Nebraska-Omaha took a tie
Freshman David Johnstone looks for an open lane in AlaskaAncorage series. The freshman forward was one of three Huskies to have three points Saturday night at Minnesota State in the Husky’s 7-3 win. Photo by Ben Wittbrodt
and a loss to Bemidji State
the same weekend, getting
only one point and placing them at the same level as the Huskies. With points and Winter Carnival glory on the line, the Huskies will have to bring their best if they want to break the tie for fifth place. The best has been coming in the form of team captain, Brett Olsen. Olsen leads his team with 27 points in conference play. Senior net minder Josh Robinson has been the Husky’s anchor in net as he was the first to shutout the Bulldogs on their own ice since 2008. The game earned Robinson his third shutout of the season. The Mavericks enter hostile territory this weekend, as the Huskies have only lost three WCHA games on home ice. Combined with the Huskies hunt for the Winter Carnival champions. The winner of the Winter Carnival series is decided by goals and the champion is awarded with the John MacInnes trophy. Game time is set at 7:07 p.m. for Friday and 5:07 p.m. for Saturday night.
Athlete of the week Lindsey Lindstrom Basketball Husky Lindsey Lindstrom has extended her games with 20 plus points to four after netting 21 points in Saturday’s win over Wayne State.
The senior’s high scoring streak began January 27 on a road trip to Northwood when she tallied a career-high 26 points and also raked up 10 rebounds in the
win. The following night in a 77-82 loss at Hillsdale, the 6 ft senior repeated her double-digit performance adding 22 points for the Huskies.
Place junior basketball Husky Ali Haidar is at in career points for Michigan Tech. Ali added 28 points last week to his 1000+ points he has netted throughout his Husky career.
Teams tied for 5th place in the WCHA. This tie includes the Huskies and their Winter Carnival opponent, the Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks. The puck drops at 7:07 p.m. Friday and Saturday!
Home ski meets this season. The Huskies were unable to host the Husky Challenge earlier this season but are back home for Winter Carnival, skiing Saturday and Sunday on the Tech Trails.
Out of three matches won by men’s tennis in their opening weekend on the road. They take the weekend off before returning for home play February 18 and 19.
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Home games lost by the women’s basketball team this past week. They stay at home for a Winter Carnival game Sturday in the Wood Gym of the SDC.
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Men’s Basketball take on Lakers for Carnival Jacob Shuler Lode Writer Men’s basketball takes on the Lake Superior State Lakers this Saturday for the Winter Carnival weekend. The Huskies are looking for another win this week after a loss and a win last week against the Findlay Oilers and the Wayne State Warriors. The win against the Oilers finished with solid score of 70-56. Mike Hojnacki scored double digit rebounds (12)
and points (16) in the game marking his first of the season. The Huskies had a 34-29 advantage in rebounds. The Warriors proved to be too much for the Huskies with the final being 60-54. Turnovers hurt the Huskies with the Warriors scoring 14 points off of 12 turnovers. Overall, the game was competitive, but the Huskies did not quite have enough to win. This week the Huskies are home once again and are looking for a big win for the Winter Carnival weekend.
This season, the Lakers have struggled posting only a 1011 overall record. At away games they have only won 2 of 8 giving the Huskies a big advantage with a home crowd.
The Lakers are led by Derek Billing. The Anna, Ohio native has led the team this year in scoring with 16 points per game. He is complimented by two other double digit scorers
Junior T.J. Brown works around Wayne State defense Saturday night in the Husky’s 54-60 loss Photo by Ben Wittbrodt
Athlete of the Week Continued from page 12 Returning to home court the following Thursday, the Huskies added another win to the season and Lindstrom recorded her fourth double-double of the season with 20 points and 16 rebounds. Lindstrom finishes her final season as a Husky this year, after being a part of the national
runner-up team last season. Throughout her career, the Superior, WI native has earned multiple conference awards including GLIAC North Division All-Defensive Team in the 201011 season and also being named to the GLIAC All-Academic Team two times.
with the players Derek Kinney and Kyle Hunt. Billing is playing his second full season this year after playing point guard in all 27 games last season. He led the GLIAC in steals last year with an average of 2.1. The Lakers have a very dangerous player with Billing but the team does not stop there. Kinney brings a lot of defense with a total of 155 rebounds this season. The Lakers have also not been a slouch overall when it comes to scoring. They have been outscored by only 2 points in comparison to their opponents this season. This weekend brings a bigger game than usual for the Huskies with Winter Carnival. More people will be at the game to support their team which should help the Huskies put another win in their stat book. The Lakers are a big rival for the Huskies just after Northern Michigan. This will put a lot of pressure on the team to perform well. In the end, the players will be focused on the game and not the particular date that it is played. They will look to contain players like Billings and control the offensive and defensive sides of the game. Come support your huskies this Saturday at 3:00pm in the Wood Gym.
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First home meet of the season for Nordic Skiing teams Ellie Furmanski Lode Writer With only trace amounts of snow early last December, the Michigan Tech Nordic Skiing teams were forced to continue with dry land practices, impatiently waiting for the arrival of ski season. As a result of the slow start to winter, both NMU’s Wildcat Challenge and Tech’s own Huskies Challenge, which were scheduled back to back December third and fourth, were both canceled. Since then, the men’s and women’s Nordic teams have had to travel consecutive weekends for away races. However, this Carnival weekend, the Huskies are excited to host their first home meet of the season, the CCSA Championships, here in Houghton on the Tech Trails. Regardless of what sport you play, there’s always a certain nostalgic feel and competitive edge when playing on your
own turf. “We have a huge advantage racing at home, “ said nordic skiing head coach Joe Haggenmiller. “The fact that we train on these trails on a daily basis means that the skiers are familiar with the course. They will be aware of which points in the course could potentially help or hurt them.” Although the Huskies will be on familiar territory, the course is different than from home meets in the past. The trails in which this weekend’s races will be held have not been raced on in five or six years, according to Haggenmiller. Not only is the route different, but so are the trails themselves. Efforts made this summer to widen
Malin Eriksson has worked her way to being one of the top spots for the Husky’s Nordic Skiing team. Photo by MTU
the trails and improve trail grades will hopefully benefit the skiers and facilitate in the
overall flow of the race. The results of the CCSA Championships will play a huge role in determining the remainder of the Nordic teams’ season. Based on the CCSA rankings, which average the score of each individual skier’s two best classic and two best skate races, only the top seven women and top eight men in the CCSA will be eligible to compete in the NCAA Championships. The results of the classic race this Saturday will be one of the races tabulated in the rankings. Currently, the men’s team holds two eligible skiers for the NCAA Championships, Mikko Harju and Jesse Smith, continued on page 15
QUICK LOOK HOCKEY Jan. 21 vs NMU 2-5 L Jan 27-28 at UMD 4-4 OT, 5-0 W Feb 3-4 at MSU 3-5 L, 7-3 W Feb. 10-11 vs. Nebraska 7:07 p.m. 13-13-2 overall, 10-8-2 WCHA • Tied with Nebraska-Omaha and North Dakota for 5th place • Last home series of regular season this weekend • Three Huskies had three points last Saturday including David Johnstone, Brett Olsen and Ryan Furne •
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Feb 2 vs Findlay 5:30 p.m. Feb 4 vs Wayne St. 1 p.m. Feb 11 vs Lake Superior State 1 p.m. Feb 16 at Ashland 5:30 p.m. •Swept both home games last week • Ranked 2nd in the GLIAC with a 10-4 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 • Course change for this year’s CCSA route at the Tech Trails •
MEN’S BASKETBALL Feb 2 vs Findlay 70-56 W Feb 4 vs Wayne State 54-60 L Feb 11 vs Lake Superior State 3 pm Feb 16 at Ashland 7:30 p.m. •11-10 overall and 9-5 GLIAC• Two players with over 1,000 points in their careers • Jesse Smith continues to have a hot-streak for Michigan Tech Nordic Skiing and looks to continue it this weekend on the Tech trails. Photo by MTU
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Weekend Roundup Saturday night revenge The hockey Huskies were on the road this past weekend for a series against Minnesota State in Mankato. Arriving with momentum after shutting out the No.1 Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs the previous weekend in a 5-0 decision. The Huskies fell into a 3-0 deficit in the first, managing to fit in a goal in the last minute of the first period as David Johnstone netted his fifth power play goal in the last four games. The Huskies took control in the second, out shooting the Mavericks 24-13 and adding two goals to the score-sheet. The Mavericks took the reigns back in the third, adding a power-play and even strength goal to put the game at 5-3. Saturday night the Huskies showed how powerful they could be. Ryan Furne began the scoring for the Huskies in the first period. After the Huskies added five more goals in the first, and the Mavericks notched two of their own, the Huskies and Mavericks each added a goal in the second, but the home team was never able to close the wide gap giving the Huskies the win. Husky net minder Josh Robinson earned his 12th win of the season and the Huskies added another win for a 10-8-2 WCHA record. Sweep the Week Women’s basketball swept their home games last week when they hosted Findlay and Wayne State Thursday and Saturday. The Huskies didn’t start off on a strong foot, only shooting at 23 percent and ended the first half trailing by one point, 21-22 to Findlay. Rebounding back after a lackluster first attempt, the Huskies improved their shooting to 32 percent helping them to the 58-55 win over their GLIAC opponent. Wayne State was next on tap for the Huskies in the teams first meeting of the season. Play remained even in the first half that ended in a 36-36 tie. Tough defense by the Huskies proved be they key in the 78-65 win over the visitors to seal in a sweep of their home games. Junior Sam Hoyt led the Huskies in scoring with 23 points with senior Lindsey Lindstrom on her heels with 21. Men take a Split Thursday night the men’s basketball team dominated the Findlay Oilers from start to finish for their first win over the Oilers since January 2004. Taking a six-point lead into the second half after a 40-percentage field goal shooting percentage from the field. The Huskies shot 59-percent in the second half helped the Huskies to their 70-56 win over the Oilers. Junior Ali Haidar added 13 points to the night, moving up to 19th in career scoring. The tables turned on the Huskies Saturday night as they got outplayed by visiting Wayne State. Haidar added 15 points but it wasn’t enough and the Huskies took a 54-60 loss.
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who are ranked fifth and seventh, respectively. From the women’s team, Malin Eriksson and Deedra Irwin are in qualifying positions standing at fourth and fifth. The Nordic teams are excited to be hosting such an important race over Carnival
weekend. “Come watch, cheer on the team, and celebrate winter. We would love to have some rowdy fans cheering and watching the skiers in action,” said Haggenmiller. On Saturday, February 11, the men’s 20-kilometer classic race will begin at the
Tech Trails at 12:30, and the women’s 15-kilometer classic race starts at 3:00. On Sunday, there will be a 3x5 skate relay. The men’s race starts at 10:30, and the women’s race starts at 12:30. Make sure to come and support your Husky skiers!
Women’s Basketball looks to extend home winning-streak Huskies can pull away early and insure the win. A big player for the Lakers is Lode Writer Maria Blazejewski. Blazejewski is a six foot, junior forward Continuing their home from Beulah, MI. She was streak, women’s basketball named All-GLIAC Second team takes on the Lake Team last year after averageing Superior State Lakers this 13 points and 5 rebounds per weekend. This will come after game. This season she has two big wins last week continued that trend with against the Wayne State an average of 16 points Warriors and the Findlay per game and 6 rebounds Oilers. per game. She will be a The Oilers game was major factor in the way of a close one with the final a Husky’s victory. score being 58-55. After The Huskies are looking struggling in the first half, at a strong defensive team the Huskies were able to this week. While they climb back to the lead in may not be very strong the second improving on the offensive side of their shooting percentage the ball, they still have to 32-percent. players like Blazejewski Against the Warriors, that can be dangerous. If the Huskies excelled the Lakers can get ahead winning by more than in rebounds like they have ten points with a score against their opponents of 78-65. The Warriors all season, they can make also pushed the Huskies this a very close game. to perform their best The Huskies will be when they ended the focusing on playing first half tied at 36-36. another strong basketball After adjustments made game and look to win during half time, the Senior Lindsey Lindstrom works her way to for Winter Carnival. The Huskies were able to a 21 point game Saturday against Wayne weekend makes the game pull ahead in the second State even bigger at least in the Photo by MTU half and pull away with minds of fans. the win. Support your Huskies The Lakers team has had a 42-31 by their opponents. this Saturday at 1:00pm in the rough season this year with a Something like this could be Wood Gym. losing record of 8-13. At away a major factor and determine games, the Lakers have only if the game is close or if the
won two of nine games. The Huskies are 8-1 this season at home. One area where the Lakers are strong is on rebounds. This season they have out rebounded their opponents 42- 39. The Huskies on the other hand have struggled in this area being out rebounded
Schedule of Winter Carnival Events Wednesday, February 8: 4:00 p.m. - All-Nighter Construction Begins
Thursday, February 9: 9:00 a.m. - Statue Judging Begins 9:30 a.m - Sleigh Rides - Outside DHH 1:00 p.m. - Beards Competition - Fisher 135 2:00 p.m. - Banner Contest - SDC 7:00 p.m. - Stage Revue Performance - Rozsa Center
Friday, February 10: 8:30 a.m. - Campus Tours - Admissions Office 9:30 a.m - Sleigh Rides - Outside DHH 10:00 p.m. - Snow Volleyball - SDC Practice Field 11:00 a.m. - Sled Dog Rides - Ouside DHH 11:00 a.m. . - Human Dogsled - SDC Practice Field 11:00 a.m. - Tug-O-War - SDC Practice Field 12:30 p.m. - Downhill Skiing - Mont Ripley
Saturday, February 11: 8:30 a.m. - Big Foot Snowshoe - SDC Multipurpose Room 9:30 a.m - Sleigh Rides - Outside DHH 10:00 p.m. - Broomball Pictures - Broomball Rinks 10:00 a.m. - Sled Dog Races - Ouside DHH 10:00 a.m. . - Kidsâ€™ Sled Dog Ridess - Outside DHH 11:00 a.m. - Hot Chocolate Warm-up and Book Sale - Library 12:00 p.m. - Campus Tours - Admissions Office 8:30 p.m. - Torchlight Parade - Mont Ripley 8:45 p.m.. - Fireworks - Mont Ripley