Baja racers blast through the snow Winter Baja races held on Techâ€™s campus for the first time KATELYN WAARA News Editor
This past Saturday, Michigan Tech was proud to host the annual Winter Baja. Forty-eight vehicles from
21 universities across the Midwest were on campus to race on the mile-long snow course. This is the first year the
event has been able to be held at Michigan Tech. Dr. Bill Shapton, a Michigan Tech professor emeritus, first began the vehicle design competition back in early 1970s. The first baja competition was held at the Great Lakes Research Center
in 1973 and Michigan Tech has participated in baja competitions ever since. What began as a small program, designed to involve students in more hands-on engineering 30 years ago, is now a globallyrecognized competition. Continued on page 5
Public Safety investigates nonaggravated sexual assault KATELYN WAARA News Editor
Baja Enterprise competes in the Winter Baja last Saturday afternoon.
News: Wrestling removed from 2020 Olympic list
Broomball scoreboard installation delayed
Photo by Scott Thompson
Celebrating Wagnerâ€™s 200th anniversary
Public Safety and Police Services is currently investigating an attempted sexual assault that happened at approximately 2:15 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16 in Wads. A female student reported that a male student of unknown race, with no other description given, grabbed her arm and forced her to walk from the
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third floor down to the second floor. He pushed her into an unknown room and attempted to sexually assault her. The female student then left the scene. It was reported that the male was carrying a fast food restaurant bag. At this time, the complainant is not pressing charges. Public Safety is asking anyone with information to contact them at (906) 487-2216 and advise that students take precautions when traveling alone at night.
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Applicants for Student Life positions await final decision ERIKA VICHCALES Lode Writer Each year at this time of the spring semester, student hopefuls begin to apply for various positions with residential life, COMPASS and summer youth programs (SYP). Students looking to becoming involved with these organizations are asked to attend information sessions before applying. Many students chose this path as their summer and next-semester employment options as a way to enjoy themselves as well as a way of giving back to Michigan Tech. “Those information sessions gave candidates everything they needed to know about the different positions, the requirements, the application process, the interview process, and the selection process; all the different steps of pursuing one of these different student leadership positions on campus,” said Associate Director of Housing and Residential Life, Brad Dupay. Approximately 350 students attended the information sessions, with 200-300 people applying after deciding the job was the right fit for them. Students had the opportunity to apply for multiple positions as long as the positions didn’t overlap. For example, a student could have a position with the SYP and still be an orientation
team leader (OTL) or a residential assistant (RA), though one could not be an OTL and an RA at the same time due to overlapping training and work schedules. “The common selection process that we do has been around longer than I have [been in this position]. It was developed within the division of student affairs to streamline the process for candidates and make it so candidates can get all the information for all of the different positions in student affairs,” said Dupay. “So they could go and talk to people from different areas and see if they were going to be a better fit for a position in housing and residential life or COMPASS. It was made so students wouldn’t have to go through one, or two, or three different interview processes. They could maximize their experience and find the best fit for them.” Following the initial information session, students had to complete an online application, participate in an individual thirty-minute interview with both professional and student staff, and attend a three hour SLATE session, another type of interview. “Really what we are looking for, whether it’s for an RA position, OTL position, or an SYP position, is people’s ability to work in groups, communicate with each other, and have good team dynamics. We want to see what knowledge they
have of the university and what services the university offers. Also to see how they handle themselves in problem solving, critical thinking, creative activities... how they react to those and how they work together to solve those,” said Dupay. Some advice from Dupay for those who are hoping to have a student leadership position is to make sure that he or she is academically strong. No matter what position a student may receive, they are first and foremost a student, so making sure that the focus is on academics is important to those in Housing and Residential Life. Further, getting involved in the university is important, whether it is joining a student organization, being a part of a residential hall government organization, or even joining a sorority or fraternity. “They are building valuable leadership skills and teambuilding skills. That gives them different experiences and perspectives to draw from as a candidate applying for a student leadership position,” said Dupay. Overall the process is coming to a close and the candidates will find out the first week of March whether or not they received the position they applied for. “We are really excited about the students we have seen and figuring out what will be their best fit for next year,” concluded Dupay.
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Wrestling removed from 2020 Olympic list members of the Michigan Tech Wrestling Club concerned about the sport’s future NICOLE IUTZI Lode Writer The International Olympic Committee (IOC) recently made the decision to take wrestling off the list for the 2020 Olympic games. Wrestling is one of the oldest events in the Olympics but will be removed from the list of 25 “core sports”. Voting to remove the sport by a panel of 15 IOC members was based on 39 criteria areas, including ticket sales, international participation, television ratings and popularity. Wrestling was up against modern pentathlon, tae kwon do and field hockey, in the vote to be removed from the Olympic list on last Tuesday. Based on the criteria and wrestling’s ratings in those categories, the decision was made to remove it. Wrestling now joins the list along with seven other sports that have been removed, vying for a single spot availble for getting back into the 2020 Olympics. These sports include a joint bid from baseball and softball, karate, squash, roller sports and sport climbing. The announcement for the single sport that will be brought back into the 2020 Olympics will take place in Argentina this September, following a meeting in Russia this May to propose which sports show enough support to be brought back and once again included in the 2020 games. In freestyle and GrecoRoman wrestling, 344 athletes competed in 11 medal events
during the London Olympic games. Women’s wrestling was added in 2004 at the Athens Olympic games. “Wrestling is the oldest sport known to man. The ancient Greeks wrestled to prove who was better. There is nothing like one-on-one competition and taking your opponent down and beating him. When you remove a sport that started the Olympics, that is just wrong,” said John Nowalski, sixth year Mechanical engineering student and member of the Tech wrestling club. The announcement for the removal of wrestling from the IOC affects numerous people, after being included in the Olympics for such a long period of time, since 1896 when the modern Olympics were held again after the ancient games ended in 393 A.D. “I have been around past Olympic wrestlers and probably future Olympic wrestlers. It hurts me to think that some wrestlers that I know might not ever have a chance to compete at the Olympic level. It also upsets me because, as a kid wrestling, it was always a dream of mine to wrestle in the Olympics. Even though I was never able to accomplish this, it hurts to think that kids nowadays might not ever be able to have that dream,” said Mauricio Martinez, first year Mechanical Engineering student and wrestler for 10 years. Students from the Michigan Tech Wrestling Club are concerned about the IOC’s decision, and are trying to inform the public about the IOC’s decision. “In football there’s the Superbowl, soccer has the
World Cup, hockey has the Stanley Cup; for wrestling
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In football there’s the Superbowl, soccer has the World Cup, hockey has the Stanley Cup; for wrestling our world platform is the Olympics.
our world platform is the Olympics,” said Jacob Gerdt, second year Materials Science and Engineering major. The question now stands for
wrestlers. Different organizations have been advocating for wrestling, including Facebook pages like Save Olympic Wrestling.
“If the next level after college is taken away then what’s the point to push through and continue, although some will continue to try and be the best they can be,” said Gerdt. “The publicity from the Olympics and [a] possible Gold medal is what most wrestlers strive to. To represent your country in one-on-one competition is the greatest feeling. Take that away from wrestlers and the wrestling community, [and] what will be next to go away, the world championships? It’s just wrong...” said Nowalski.
Michigan Tech Lode 4 Tuesday, February 19, 2013 NEWS New ice rink system cools down cost JANE KIRBY Lode Writer Since it was built in 1971, the John J. MacInnes Student Ice Arena, home of the Huskies hockey team, has housed the same cooling system for its ice rink. After a lot of hard work and planning from Michigan Tech staff members, Commercial Refrigeration and Steven’s Engineering, MacInnes Ice Arena is now the home of a new, greener, ice-making system. When systems began leaking and causing concern a few years ago, Dave Nordstrom, associate athletic director and building manager for the Student Development Complex and ice arena, knew something had to be done. Nordstrom looked into acquiring a new cooling system for the ice rink, as well as contractors to install it and bring it to life. After considering big names like Cimco and others, Nordstrom finally fell on a smaller, family-type
contracting company located in Virginia, Minnesota. Commercial Refrigeration has been responsible for installing cooling systems in about 100 rinks throughout Minnesota and Canada. After Nordstrom visited the AMSOIL Arena in Duluth, he knew he wanted to work with CEO Mark Rodorigo and Commercial Refrigeration to install a new system in MacInnes. One year of planning, three months of tenacious work, 13 miles of piping, 306 cubic yards of concrete and, roughly $1,367,714.74 later, in June 2012, the new ammonia brine coolant system replaced the old Freon 22 system that was originally installed in the MacInnes Arena. Will all of this pay off? Because the old Freon 22 system was harmful to the environment as well as costly to maintain, Michigan Tech made a ‘green’ decision by saving the green in the environment as well as in the bank. Nordstrom says that predicted annual savings round out to be around
Dave Nordstrom, building manager of the SDC, stands by the newly installed cooling system for the Huskies ice Rink. Photo by Kourtney Cooper
$40,000 with the new system. The new cooling system doesn’t only cool the ice, however. It also provides heat for water in the Arena as well as in the SDC’s lap pool and dive tank. One hundred percent of the heated water in the pools and in the
MacInnes Ice Arena is from the ice compressor in the ammonia brine system. So far, Nordstrom has only heard positive things about this new cooling system in the MacInnes Ice Arena. “It’s been great, I am very happy with the new system,”
he says. It will definitely be around to stay for a while, with an estimated 40-50 year lifespan. That’s a lot of hockey games, figure skating competitions, and fun with friends to be had in the future here at Michigan Tech.”
Broomball scoreboard installation delayed KATELYN WAARA News Editor With close to 2,000 students involved in Broomball, it would have been nice to see the electronic scoreboards installed earlier on this season, especially for the Winter Carnival and All-Star games. IRHC Broomball has, however, delayed the scoreboards installation until next season. Unfortunately, at the start of the project, an overly
optimistic estimate was made for the amount of time it would take to get everything up and running smoothly. George Olszewski, IRHC Broomball vice chair, said they began to collaborate with the Robotics Systems Enterprise in April with the planning of the designs for the new electronic scoreboards. Parts were then ordered, many of which came from overseas. First, high shipping costs and delays in shipments from manufacturers took valuable time away from the building of
the scoreboards. Prototyping and testing were done after designs were created. At that point, there was not enough time to properly test the scoreboards before they were installed and able to be used during games. Right before Christmas break ended, members of both IRHC Broomball and the Robotics Systems Enterprise were back on campus working long hours, sometimes 14 hour days, trying feverishly to finish the project. They brought
anyone with knowledge that could be useful in to help, but it proved to be a much larger task than anticipated. The decision has been made to expand the project (and its time scale) in order to redo electrical designs, properly test for bugs and to be sure that when the time comes next season to install the new boards, they will be a welcomed addition to IRHC Broomball. Olszewski and IRHC Broomball are proud to say that the scoreboards were
built on campus by students, some of whom will see the scoreboards in action at the games next year. He also said that IRHC Broomball and the Robotics Systems Enterprise are looking for sponsors as well as more enterprises to become involved. Because the scoreboards are currently structurally sound and support posts were installed during the building of the rinks before this season, the installation process should run seamlessly when the time comes, Olszewski said.
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Blizzard Baja Continued from front page Previously held in Lake Linden, the Winter Baja races are this year’s kickoff event to Engineering Week. Winter Baja is meant to test universities’ Baja vehicles before SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) competitions, attracting student teams and their supporters from around the world. This winter, with the support of the University and corporate sponsors, the Baja Enterprise successfully had the races on campus. Preparing for such a large event is “like having a second job,” said Mandi Severn, a junior Business Management major, business manager for the SAE Blizzard Baja Enterprise and event coordinator for the Winter Baja races. In charge of budgeting, purchase requests and many other business-
related activities for the enterprise, Severn spends 5-10 hours each week making sure things are running smoothly. Around Winter Baja time, however, that time jumps up to about 15 hours per week. The student engineers spend countless amounts of time building their vehicles from the ground up, with only an engine as a starting point. This year, the team was looking to improve upon the weight of their vehicle. To do this, they implemented carbon fiber into their design. Robert Cooper, a fourth year Mechanical Engineering student and member of the Alternative Materials Senior Design team, explained that using carbon fiber in places like their steering shaft has already reduced the weight of the car. The steering shaft, using the old design, weighed
about 2 pounds, but by replacing it with a carbon fiber material, the weight dropped to a little over a half a pound. Another area the team used carbon fiber was on the radial links, where they were able to cut down 1.25 pounds compared to the old design. Races began Saturday morning near the SDC. Many community members and students were in attendance to watch the vehicles. Severn estimated the number of spectators was about the same as last year, although everyone was more spread out because of the larger size of the track area. Following a parade lap at 9:45 a.m. to showcase each team’s vehicle, the endurance races began. Although the competition is designed to be all in fun, results were taken. Michigan
Tech took both fourth and fifth place (having two vehicles in the competition), third place went to the South Dakota School of Mines and second place was given to Virginia Tech. First place overall went to Northern Michigan University. To wrap up the afternoon outside, teams were invited to participate in the Dynamic event, a themed race designed by the hosting univeristy. This year, Tech decided to hold a fast lap. Each team was asked to choose one of their vehicles to enter in the fast lap. After timing how fast it took each vehicle to complete one lap, third place went to Central Michigan University, with a time of 2:53:56; second place went to South Dakota School of Mines with a time of 2:48:59; and first place
went to Northern Michigan University, with their speedy time of 2:37:45. Holding the event on campus was a highlight in itself, but Severn said, “It was just awesome to see that many baja vehicles from that many different schools all in one place.” She also said Michigan Tech’s team is looking forward to the testing phase of their newest baja vehicle. “This was the first time being in a new location so there is opportunity for improvement.” Following the races, all teams were invited to warm up in the SDC wood gym, gathering for food and to view the Winter Baja sponsors’ displays. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Baja team or looking for more information, please visit (http://baja.eit.mtu.edu/).
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PC vs Consoles
NICK BLECHA Pulse Editor
Video games are a fun hobby for many people. Whether it’s the thrill of competition against other gamers, or the satisfaction of completing some solo challenge, games are a way for people to blow off some steam after work, school, homework, or anything. Furthermore, with a wide variety of games and platforms available now, many kinds of people play games. However, as with any hobby, there are people who inevitably take things too far. In the case of video games, there are actually several categories in that respect, but this article will focus on two in particular: the PC and Console elitists. After all, mobile and social games aside, basically all video games are on one of the two, sometimes both, and each kind of platform has its own strengths and weaknesses. And while most gamers are perfectly willing to just play on whatever has the games they like and respect the choices of others, the elitists in each camp won’t have any of that. To PC elitists, console gamers are all either prepubescent boys screaming obscenities into a headset or frat boys who couldn’t use a keyboard if given step-by-step directions. In the opposite direction, PC gamers are mouth-dwelling übernerds that all live in their mom’s basement. The thing is, ad hominem attacks aside, each side
does have a point; as mentioned above, some games do work better on one platform or another. Real Time Strategy games, for instance, require large sections of the keyboard and the kind of fine control that only really works with a mouse, not an analog stick. When Blizzard tried porting “Starcraft” to the Nintendo 64, the result was a disaster. The same is true for any genre that requires a large number of buttons to be available, or needs the same motor precision as a mouse. Conversely, PCs have never really been able to get around the fact that they are personal computers; they’re designed to be used by a single person at once. For that reason, pretty much any kind of game that benefits from sharing a screen (e.g. fighting games, party games) is going to work much better on a console, where friends can crowd around on a couch. Finally, there are a number of genres that don’t really have any advantage one way or the other, or where people don’t agree which is better. Platform games, especially the 2D variety, can often be played with just a few buttons and a D-pad or arrow keys; such a setup would work fine on both consoles and PCs. On the other hand, untold digital ink has been spilled arguing whether a mouse or dual analog stick is better for first-person shooters, and that’s actually where the entire PC/Console war tends to focus. In addition, there’s the
issue of development. For game programmers, consoles are (in theory) much easier to work with, because the specs
everything you have to work with. The flip side to that is that consoles only receive technical upgrades between generations,
Most gamers are perfectly willing to just play on whatever has the games they like and respect the choices of others.
are a known entity: if you’re programming for the GameBox U, you know exactly how much memory you have, what kind of CPU, GPU and
which is a span of years. On the other hand, PC games can target the cutting edge of technical power, but because a game might be running on
who-knows-what kind of hardware, and competing with other programs for system resources, testing can be a pain. Many games are available on both, but even then most cases have the game written for one “side,” then ported to the other, and if the porting job is done poorly, the “wronged” size will be very vocal in their complaints. Ultimately, the “moderates” have the right idea. If you want to play games, just play on whatever you like. Some people may look down on you, by you can ignore them.
Superior Wind Symphony Returns to the Rosza ALEX SAARI Lode Writer
Now that Winter Carnival is officially over and Valentine’s Day has passed us by, you may think that there aren’t many events left to make room for. The Superior Wind Symphony (SWS) aims to change that this coming Friday. The SWS will present “Re:Location”, an evening of music focusing on the marvels and experiences found in small towns, large cities and hole-inthe-wall counties. As in the past, a special guest conductor will lead the
symphony. Frank Battisti, emeritus conductor of the New England Conservatory, will hold that role for this concert. Michael Christianson, current Director of Bands, said of Battisti that “he is one of the wisest living authorities in the areas of wind bands and music education [that we have].” The Superior Wind Symphony will perform eight pieces for the concert. “NYC: George Washington Bridge” pays homage to composer William Schuman’s appreciation of one New York landmark. “Avenue X”, composed by Jonathan Newman, is meant to
evoke the experience of riding the Brooklyn subway line F Train to the final stop near Coney Island. Sousa’s “The Northern Pines” reveals his inspiration for Michigan and was written during his time as guest conductor at Interlochen’s Center for the Arts, near Traverse City. “Blue Lake Overture” is in honor of John Barnes Chance’s time spent at a fine arts camp in Twin Lakes. “Else’s Procession to the Cathedral” is set in a fictional time and place and draws detail from his ‘Opera Lohengrin’. Jean Sibelius’ “Finlandia” Continued on page 7
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200th anniversary NICK BLECHA Pulse Editor
The Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra will have its third, and final, regular concert of the season on March 2. “KSO Presents: Wagner’s 200th Anniversary” is, as the name implies, a celebration of the works of Richard Wagner. However the concert is not devotedly exclusively to him and the work of others from around his time and later, such as Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev and Saint-Saens will also be featured. The concert will take place in the Rozsa Center at 7:30 p.m. The list of songs featured in the concert is available on the KSO website. Included are: Tchaikovsky’s “March Slav”, Wagner’s “Prelude to Act III, Tristan Und Isolde”, Gliere’s “Russian Sailor’s Dance”, Prokofiev’s “Romeo and Juliet, Montagues and Capulets”, Saint-Saens’ “Suite Algerienne, March
Militaire Francaise”, Strauss’ “Bauern Polka”, and Wagner’s “Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral, Logengrin”. The concert is also advertised as featuring the KSO “singing a German drinking song.” Wagner is considered by music historians to be highly influential in regards to modern music. Wagner popularized the concept of the leitmotif, a repeated musical phrase that is associated with a person, place or idea. Leitmotifs are widely found in soundtracks for films, video games, and even web comics; the soundtracks to the Star Wars films are a particularly famous example of the concept in use. Beginning with his opera Tristan und Isolde, part of which is included in the concert, he also experimented with the idea of atonality, a break from the traditional hierarchy of tones common in music of the previous centuries. Despite opposition
Richard Wagner, famed German composer, was born 200 years ago this May. Photo courtesy of guardian.co.uk
from another famous composer of the time, Johaness Brahms, and his followers, atonality became increasingly common in 20th century music. Less positively, Wagner was infamously appropriated by the Nazis as one of their own (he died in 1883, half a century before the Nazis took power). Historians are divided on the degree
to which Wagner and the Nazis agreed: some argue that his writings and work reflect anti-Semitic beliefs, while others dispute that, noting that Wagner had several Jewish friends throughout his life and may have been part-Jewish himself. Tickets for the concert are $18.75 for the general public, and free for Michigan Tech students.
More information is available at the Rozsa Center web site, (rozsa. tickets.mtu.edu), and the KSO website, (berlioz. wix.com/kso-website). The concert is appropriate for all ages, but like all KSO concerts it is recorded and all audience members are asked to remain quiet throughout the performance.
Bridge” and “Avenue X” both reveal pieces of his former New York City residence and he is especially pleased to feature both selections. The concert is on Friday,
Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $12.75 for the general public; MTU students get in free. Guest conductor Battisti will host a free pre-concert talk at 4 p.m.
Wind Symphony Continued from page 6 (and his most famous composition) displays a patriot with deep love and respect for his home country of Finland and its struggle towards independence. “Valdres”
by Johannes Hanssen describes his favorite area of Norway. Henry Brant’s “American Debate” uses location as a key musical ingredient. For this title, the symphony divides and
has a musical ‘discussion’ with short bursts by each half answering the other. Director Christianson will lead the symphony for “Re:Location”. “NYC: George Washington
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Tuesday, February 19, 2013 Taylor Domagalla
ZONE I hope you’ve been polishing your resumé and practicing interview questions because it’s Career Fair week. There is a lot of potential for a lot of students to have a great time, but for many Career Fair is a day of dread. Somewhere between fighting with Microsoft Word to align bullets correctly, waiting in line for longer than you’ll get to talk to a company representative and sweating in the warmest temperature you’ve felt in months, Career Fair can really suck. If you don’t get an interview, you spend so much time doubting yourself that you completely forget to carry out the infamous instructions, “Apply online.” The thing is that “apply online,” isn’t a death sentence. It might not be the sparkling opportunity we dream of, but even when watching classmates walk around in interview clothes feels like the biggest kick to the stomach, we have to remember that the door is still open. Maybe the companies asking people to apply online is their way of weeding out people who aren’t interested enough to make that effort. Regardless of the reason, at the end of the semester I’d rather return home saying that I did everything I could to get a job than go home knowing I didn’t give it my all. Keep your chin up!
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All too quiet on the home front JACE FRITZLER Lode Writer Chris Kyle was a highly decorated US sniper. During his tours in Iraq, Kyle accrued more confirmed kills than any other sniper in American history. Known by insurgents as “The Devil of Ramadi,” he saved countless soldiers’ lives by eliminating threats from a long distance. Most people would consider Kyle to be the perfect example of an American hero. After his service, Kyle returned to his home in Texas. Back in the States, he wrote a book on his experience in Iraq called American Sniper. Kyle was a vocal advocate of the belief that Americans have the right to bear arms to defend themselves and their families. This belief has become an issue after recent shootings and threats of legislation to restrict access to firearms for law-abiding citizens. Kyle was murdered on February second. Due to his military history and outspoken views on gun rights, his death has caused a number of conspiracy theorists to work overtime. The issue I take with the subject is the lack of national attention that his death has received. It is most dramatic when compared to the reaction of the
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nation when Whitney Houston overdosed. Barack Obama personally addressed the nation and ordered flags to be flown at half-mast for her, but hasn’t had as much as a press conference to honor Kyle’s service to the country. This is just one of many signs of a trend in our country. What is important to the average American has taken a tragic turn in recent history. There is little-to-
no representation of patriotism, only partisanship. Is it because of Kyle’s rightist views that he didn’t receive the coverage that he deserved? There is no real way of knowing. All we can do is remember his service to the United States and be thankful that there are men and women like him who are still willing to die for their beliefs. Without people like Chris Kyle, this country wouldn’t exist.
Boy Scouts of America rethink equality NICK BLECHA Pulse Editor On Jan. 29, the Boy Scouts of America surprised the nation by announcing that they were considering an end to their controversial policy of excluding openly gay Scouts and leaders from membership, instead allowing sponsoring organizations of individual troops to decide. The BSA stated that they would vote on the issue at the national meeting in a week, a week in which the organization was heavily pressured from people both for and against the change. In the end, they punted, saying they would wait until May before making a decision. I have to say I was disappointed. As an Eagle Scout, I can say with confidence that the Boy Scouts played a major role
in shaping the person I am today, and despite the idiosyncrasies of the national organization, I have a lot of respect for the program… except on that one issue. Scouting teaches a number of important values, such as maturity, hard work, selfreliance and preparedness. None of these values are unique to straight people, and hardworking Scouts who strive to live out Scout principles do not deserve to have their efforts denied just because they are gay. In fact, there’s a good argument that Scouting’s core values actually promote equality. Consider the Scout Law, recited at the beginning of nearly every Scouting function. It goes: “A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.” Nearly every point of that Law is broken by the BSA’s current policy. Who is a Scout loyal to, for example, if his
organization requires him to pretend to be something he’s not? Certainly not himself. Defenders of the discriminatory policy like to stand on the last line of the Scout Oath, which reads “…and to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.” These people argue that “morally straight” means that gays should be excluded. But that only works if you consider being gay to be “immoral”–and considering many of the people making these claims fall back on tired, disproven slanders against gay people, it’s hard to take that seriously–plus there are many other meanings of “morally straight.” This is a chance for the BSA to get on the right side of history. Their proposed change isn’t perfect, but it’s progress, and that has to be worth something. Most importantly, it’s a long-overdue recognition that gay Scouts and leaders are people, just like the rest of us.
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Is affirmative action a form of soft racism or an attempt at equlity? Point:
ZACH EVANS Lode Writer The modern world is a diverse place full of a variety of colors and experiences, as seen in places like Tech where dozens of students from across the country and world call home. Communities like these help paint a brighter future, which contrasts from our divided past. Affirmative action has been used in secondary education to promote this vibrant diversity. By taking into account factors like race and socioeconomic status, colleges can present opportunities to students that might not otherwise see college as an applicable path. During the end of the Civil Rights movement, President Lyndon B. Johnson proposed the idea of affirmative action in an attempt to reconstruct education for minorities. “You do not take a person who, for years, has been hobbled by chains and liberate him, bring him up to the starting line of a race and then say, ‘You are free to compete with all the others,’ and still justly believe that you have been completely fair,” he said. While laws like the 14th Amendment, which provides citizenship to anyone born within the country, guarantee equal protection, very little national policy is focused
on the subtle disadvantages faced by minority groups. These blanket policies that declare universal equality cannot correct the culture created when a group is regarded as less than equal. This alienation forms cultural identities filled with nearly impossible to break limitations. Affirmative action serves as a route for those that might otherwise not be inclined to attend college; hopefully creating a future belief in education that could break apart these unfortunate tendencies. Not only is affirmative action used to combat racial and cultural inequity but it also provides opportunities for all students to diversify their worldview. College is about expanding horizons and meeting different people is one of the best ways to achieve that goal. While it might seem artificial to enforce diversity, it prevents demographic tendencies from forming like the ones here at Tech. While we bring in a greater level of diversity than the surrounding area, the college is still over 75 percent male and 75 percent caucasian. By using factors like race and culture, colleges can ensure some level of a diverse experience to their students. While affirmative action is not a cure-all solution it does provide us with a bridge to walk over as we progress into a society where race is no longer an issue to be concerned about.
TAYLOR DOMAGALLA Opinion Editor In October 2012, Abigail Fisher argued before the Supreme Court that she was denied admission to the University of Texas at Austin in 2008 because of her race. Fisher is a white woman who feels that less-qualified minority students were admitted to the university instead of her. If she wins, affirmative action could be prohibited from all admissions criteria. Would getting rid of affirmative action be a bad thing? In 1996, California voters decided it was not, passing Proposition 209, which banned using race and gender as factors in hiring and university admissions. California University Regent Ward Connerly ardently supported Proposition 209 and established the American Civil Rights Institute, whose goal is “to educate the public on the harms of racial and gender preferences.” It may seem that such strong opposition to affirmative action must come from a white man dolling out accusations of reverse discrimination. However, Connerly is a black man who grew up in a lowincome neighborhood under the care of his grandmother. Connerly believes that when
What Lode readers said about Affirmative Action: Do you value diversity in school or the workplace? Indifferent 22.2% No 17.8%
Yes Yes 60%
Based on responses from 45 Lode readers.
Should affirmative action play a role in admissions for college? Indifferent 15.9%
No Yes 61.4% 62.2%
minorities are treated differently, their ability to compete is discredited. “…The mere fact that they are ‘a minority’ carries with it the belief that they wouldn’t be there were it not for the largesse of somebody giving them an edge, giving them a benefit.” Being a female engineering student, I understand what Connerly means. When I apply for a job, I want my credentials—my hard-earned GPA, involvement and experience—to stand on their own. I do not want to be hired because the company is only interested in me as a demographic. Even if in reality I am qualified, I do not want to have coworkers look as me as though the only reason I was hired is because I am a woman. From many conversations with other female engineering students, I can tell you that this is a common sentiment. If Fisher wins, rejected students will no longer be able to point their fingers at minority students and accuse them of being less-qualified; they will have to accept that their own credentials are lacking. Minority students will no longer be able to question whether they deserve to be where they are or if a policy mandated their acceptance in order to enrich the campus diversity. If affirmative action is banned, everyone will know that the work they have done is what got them into college.
Should affirmative action play a role in who gets hired for a job? Indifferent Yes 11.4% 15.9%
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JORDAN ERICKSON Sports Editor Senior basketball player Emma Veach contributed 11 points and 10 rebounds for the double-double in the Huskies’ 72-46 win over Saginaw Valley State
University this past Saturday. The Grand Haven, MI native is averaging 8.4 points per game in 23 matches this season. Last season Veach was awarded the All-GLIAC Academic Excellence Award. She played in 12 games before suffering an injury but would return for four
more games later that season. The psychology major transferred from Grand Valley State University in 2010 where she also played basketball. Veach and the rest of the Huskies return to home Feb. 21 and 23 as they host Northwood and Lake Superior State.
s r e b m u n Goals from Alex Petan in the hockey Huskies 4-2 loss at Mankato.
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Skiers edge out St. Scholastica, earning third at CCSA Championships ELLIE FURMANSKI Lode Writer The Michigan Tech Men’s and Women’s Nordic Ski teams competed this past weekend at Mt. Itasca in Coleraine, Minnesota. After four days of competition spread out over two weekends, the Central Collegiate Ski Association (CCSA) Championships concluded on Sunday (Feb. 17) with a third place Husky team finish. Saturday (Feb. 16), the skiers competed in interval start classic races. Finishing first for the Huskies was Deedra Irwin who placed 6th in the women’s fivekilometer classic race (15:26). Rounding off the topthirty were teammates Sarah Daniels who placed 13th (15:42), Lynn Duijndam in 25th (16:20) and Rachel Mason who came in 26th (16:37).
All around, the women came in third for the day with 174 points behind number two Alaska (197 points) and number one Northern Michigan (220 points). The men’s team competed in a 10-kilometer classic race. Luke Gesior placed 10th overall (27:07) and was the top Husky finisher. Raphael Bechtiger and Matt Wong followed closely behind in 15th (27:31) and 16th (27:32) for Michigan Tech. Four additional skiers from the men’s team made top-thirty finishes. Heading into the final day of the championships, the men’s team also came in third with 174 points behind St. Scholastica (196 points) and Northern Michigan (227 points). Sunday, the CCSA Championships concluded with a 15-kilometer women’s and 20-kilometer men’s mass start freestyle race. Dugan, who placed 10th
in the men’s race in a time of 58:27, earned the Huskies’ top finish of day two. Wong and Kyle Hanson trailed Dugan closely and took 12th (58:48) and 13th (58:49) place finishes. Alaska rounded out the podium in third behind St. Scholastica and Northern, pushing the Huskies into fourth in the men’s final standings. On the women’s side, Duijndam came in first for the Huskies with an 11th place finish overall (50:24). Daniels and Mason also broke the top-twenty with 13th (50:26) and 17th (52:01) place finishes. After the freestyle races, the women were able to maintain their third place standing with 225 points. The Huskies earned bronze behind Alaska who took second with 272 points and Northern who came in first with 292 points. Overall, Northern took a comfortable lead in the team standings. The
Wildcats earned 595 points, a large margin over Alaska’s 514 points. The Huskies took third in the team standings with 454 points, beating out St. Scholastica by one point. CCSA skiers will head into their final NCAA qualifier races of the 2012-2013 ski season this weekend in Houghton as the Huskies host the NCAA Central Region Championships. Saturday, Feb. 23, the men’s 10-kilometer classic race will begin at 10 a.m. with the women’s fivekilometer classic race following at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, action will conclude with the women’s 10-kilometer freestyle race at 10:30 a.m. and the men’s 15-kilometer freestyle race at 12:30 p.m. Come support your Huskies at the Michigan Tech Nordic Ski Trails this weekend as they vie for spots one last time in the NCAA National Championships.
Husky men skiers who finished in the top-30 in the Central Collegiate Ski Association classic races Saturday.
Point difference in the Huskies 5350 loss to Saginaw Valley State this past Saturday.
Overall wins by women’s basketball this season. The Huskies have only seven losses.
More home games left for the hockey Huskies. After a bye week this weekend and a road trip to Minnesota, the Huskies will be back home March 8 and 9.
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The basketball Huskies take a split on the road against Wayne State and Saginaw Valley University
Sam Hoyt dribbles past her opponent.
Womens ALYSSA DEBELAK Lode Writer The Michigan Tech womenâ€™s basketball team will take on Northwood and Lake Superior State University this week, both at home. They will play Northwood Thursday (Feb. 21) at 7:30 p.m., and Lake Superior State University Saturday at 3 p.m.
Photo by Pam Landrum
Northwood is ranked sixth in the North Division GLIAC standings, and Lake Superior State is in last place at number eight. On Thursday (Feb. 14) the Huskies traveled to Wayne State University to take on the lady Warriors. It was a close match, but the Warriors fought it out and won 55-53, for their seventh straight win. Continued on page 14
Huskies mens basketball huddles during a timeout.
Mens ALYSSA DEBELAK Lode Writer The Huskies won against number one ranked Wayne State University in overtime 67-61 on Thursday (Feb. 14) to continue the Warriors three game losing streak. There were 17 lead changes and 12 ties, to make this an exciting game for
Photo by Pam Landrum
everyone involved. Junior Gerald Williams-Taylor led the Warriors with 17 points and 15 rebounds. Senior Cole Prophet added five assists and 12 points for the team. Junior Bryan Coleman contributed nine rebounds and 15 points. Wayne State out rebounded the Huskies 44-39. Junior Chene Phillips tied up the game for the Warriors. Continued on page 14
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The hockey Huskies fell to 11th in the WCHA standings after getting swept by the No. 9 Minnesota State Mavericks this past weekend JORDAN ERICKSON Sports Editor Friday night, freshman forward Alex Petan netted the only two goals of the game for his 12th and 13th goals of the season. The solo effort would not be able to overcome the Mavericks, as they took the Huskies in 4-2 final. Petan’s first goal of the night came on the power play for the Huskies with Jujhar Khaira and Ryan Furne assisting Petan as the Huskies were the first on the board. Before the period ended, the Mavericks would even the score at 1 with a power play goal of their own as Chad Pietila was sidelined for a holding call. Just over a minute into the second period the Mavericks would take their first lead of
the game. Alex Petan would even the score with a second power play goal. However, the Mavericks would take the lead again by the end of the period and netted a third period goal to seal in the win. “We couldn’t quite get in sync,” said head coach Mel Pearson. “Give them credit. Their speed and quickness gave us problems on the big sheet. They played a more tenacious game tonight.” Game two faired no better for the Huskies who fell in a 6-1 final to the Mavericks to seal in a sweep for the home team. Net minder Jamie Phillips was called into action at the start of the third as he relieved Pheonix Copley after Copley allowed four goals in the first two periods. Freshman forward CJ Eick netted his second goal of the season and the only goal of
Tanner Kero scores in Tuesday’s game against Northern.
the game after accepting a long pass from Carl Nielsen, which he buried just inside the left post. “You have to play solid
Photo by Scott Thompson
defense on those nights when the puck doesn’t go in,” said Peason of Saturday night’s effort. The Huskies are off this
weekend for their final bye weekend of the season. They return to action March 1 and 2 when they head to St. Cloud State University.
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Basketball Beats : Men
Wayne State is number one in the North Division GLIAC standings, with a 15-3 conference record. Seniors Sam Hoyt and Emma Veach led the way for the Huskies. Leading the way for Wayne State University were seniors Juanita Cochran and Phaebre Colbert. Cochran had 18 points, along with 14 rebounds, and Colbert had 11 points and 15 rebounds. The Warriors only let the Huskies score 15 points in the first half. Sam Hoyt led the Huskies with 27 points, three steals and a block. Veach had 11 points and six rebounds. The Huskies struggled in the first half, but came back strong in the second half. With only 20 seconds to go, Emma Veach sank a three-pointer, putting the score at 54-53, but it wasn’t enough to win the game. With a day of rest before taking on the Saginaw Valley State Cardinals the Huskies must have made some changes. They played strong both offensively and defensively, winning 72-46. The Huskies had four players in double digits, while
He scored with 27 seconds remaining in the game, which sent the game into overtime. Michigan Tech senior Ali Haidar was on fire with 29 points, 14 rebounds, three blocks, two steals and an assist. Senior Matt Esters had four assists, six rebounds and 12 points. Helping out for the win in overtime were seniors T.J. Brown and junior Alex Culy. This was the first time since 2003 that the Michigan Tech men’s basketball team beat Wayne State at Wayne State. Unfortunately for the Huskies, the winning streak did not continue Saturday (Feb. 16) when they lost 53-50 against number seven ranked Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU). The Cardinals led at the half 2016, scoring six of their seven three pointers in the first half. The Huskies played hard, but couldn’t win it after the Cardinals sank a three with 11 seconds left to play. Senior Brett Beland was the high
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the Cardinals only had one. Ranked number five in the North DivisionGLIACstandings,SaginawValley was led by freshman Emily Wendling with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Sophomore Samantha Zirzow had nine points and seven rebounds. In the first half the Cardinals shot at 22 percent from the field, and brought it up to 31 percent in the second half. Sam Hoyt again led the team in scoring, throwing in 16 points. Emily Harrison had 12, Emma Veach had 11 and Kylie Moxley finished with 10. Veach also had 10 rebounds for a doubledouble. Jillian Ritchie had eight assists. Harrison had five blocks. The Huskies were shooting 52 percent from the field in the first half. The Huskies did not let the Cardinals score from behind the arc, but were 10-20 of 3-pointers. The Huskies will be put to the test this week against Northwood and Lake Superior State in hopes to be number one in the GLIAC standings.
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scorer for the Cardinals, throwing in 18 points, 12 coming from three pointers. Senior Chris Webb attacked the boards, ending the game with six rebounds, along with 15 points and four assists. Again, Ali Haidar led the Huskies with 25 points and 11 rebounds. Sophomore Ben Stelzer was in double digits with 10 points, six of his points coming from threes. T.J. Brown had two of the five Husky assists of the night. Tech shot 43.2 percent in field goals, while SVSU was shooting at 40 percent. The Michigan Tech Men’s basketball team will take on Northwood University and Lake Superior State this week at home. They will take on number five, North Division GLIAC ranked Northwood on Thursday (Feb. 21) at 5:30 p.m. They will then play number six Lake Superior State on Saturday (Feb. 23) at 1 p.m. Michigan Tech is currently ranked number three.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 15 SPORTS Men’s Tennis made their 2013 GLIAC debut They went 2-0 for the weekend with a pair of 8-1 wins
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ELLIE FURMANSKI Lode Writer The Michigan Tech Men’s Tennis team made their 2013 GLIAC debut this past weekend. A pair of 8-1 match wins added to an impressive seven game win streak. The Huskies defeated Lake Erie on Saturday, Feb. 16, and Malone on Sunday, Feb. 17, at home. Two games into conference play, the Huskies stand with a 2-0 GLIAC record, 7-0 overall. Saturday’s competition against Lake Erie opened with doubles play where the Huskies went 3-0. The number one doubles team Felipe dos Santos and Pedro Rodriguez played out the closest match of the morning with an 8-4 victory. The number two and three duos of Javier Oliveros/ Built Yumuang and Jimmy Konarske/Andrew Kremkow won their matches 8-0 and 8-2. In singles, the Huskies defeated the Storm 5-1. Three players, No. 3 Yumuang, No. 4 Rodriguez and No. 6 Konarske won both sets 6-0. Nick Kremkow at No. 5 came back from a 3-6 loss in his second set to win the match with a 10-4 third set victory. Lake Erie’s No. 1 Liam Goldberg salvaged the Storm’s lone point by defeating dos Santos at No. 1 6-3, 6-2. The Huskies returned to the Gates Tennis Center Sunday morning to compete against Walsh University. Doubles competition
panned out with another 3-0 Husky victory. With teams unchanged from the day before, the number one, two and three duos won their matches 8-4, 8-3 and 8-5, respectively. So far, the Huskies are undefeated in doubles in conference play. Once again in singles play, the Huskies won by a 5-1 margin. Matches were much tighter, however, against the Cavaliers. The Huskies’ No. 1 dos Santos played an exciting match against Walsh’s Pablo Cabezon. After winning the first set 6-3, dos Santos found himself down 0-6 in the second set. A closely contested 13-11 third set win handed dos Santos the match. Oliveros (6-3, 6-3), Rodriguez (6-3, 6-0), Nick Kremkow (6-4, 6-1) and Konarske (6-3, 6-2) at numbers two, four, five and six won their matches by playing two sets each. Walsh’s Alex Portelance recovered one point for the Cavaliers at number three against the Huskies’ Built Yumuang, making this Yumuang’s first match loss of the season. Yumuang won the first set 6-3 but was unable to maintain his lead and ceded the second and third sets 4-6, 12-14. Monday, Feb. 18, the Huskies finished out their three day weekend of GLIAC competition against Malone. Since you were there to support your fellow Huskies, you already know the end results of the match. This coming weekend, the Huskies will travel to
Freshman Built Yumuang returns a serve in Sundays match.
Romeoville, Illinois. Friday, Feb. 22, and Saturday, Feb. 23, the Huskies will take on
Lewis University and Olivet Nazarene in non-conference play.
Photo by Scott Thompson
Conference play is set to resume March 2 against Northwood at home.
d Events f Upcoming
f February 19 - February 26
CDI Corporate Reception
Tuesday, Feb. 19. 6:30 p.m.- 7:45 p.m. Wads Hall annex
Are you a woman, a student of color, or a GLBTQ student? Then this event is for you! Each semester on the night of the Career Fair, a Corporate Reception is hosed by the Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI). Corporate representatives that requested to meet with the aforementioned students will be at this event, looking to recruit. This is a unique networking opportunity for students!
Bra Show Workshop - Hosted by Society of Intellectual Sisters
Thursday, Feb. 21. 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Rozsa Center
Join the Society of Intellectual Sisters in their annual fundraiser for the National Breast Cancer Foundation! Both workshops are free and there is no need to attend both. Bras and decorations are provided, you only need to find a male model. The theme this year is ‘The Seven Wonders of the World’ so bring your creativity! The Bra Show performance is March 1, 2013. For more information or to sign up for modeling email email@example.com.
Superior Wind Symphony
Friday, Feb. 22. 7:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. Rosza Center
“Re: Location” is presented by the Superior Wind Symphony. This event will feature wind music that was inspired by and associated with wonderful places. Tickets cost $12 for general admission and are free for Michigan Tech students.
Meme Contest- Study Abroad Scholarship Opportunity
Friday, Feb. 22. 11:59 p.m.
Filmboard Presents- Hotel Transylvania What do you think of when you hear Study Abroad? Create a meme about your vision and you could win anything from a study abroad t-shirt to a $1,000 USAC 18, 19p.m. Showtimes: scholarship. To enter, email your entry form and your MEME as a PDF to firstname.lastname@example.orgJan. by 11:59 on Feb. 22. 5:30, 8:30, and 11:30 p.m.
Film Board- “Red Dawn”
February 22 - 23.
Runtime: 93 minutes.
Showtimes: 6 p.m. , 8:30 p.m., 11 p.m.
In this film, a group of teenagers try to protect their town from an invasion of North Korean soldiers. Rated PG-13. Tickets available at the door, $3.00.
Cabin Fever Carnival - Community Service Opportunity
Saturday, Feb. 23
8 a.m. - 3 p.m. MUB Ballroom
The Michigan Tech Preschool is looking for volunteers for their ‘Cabin Fever Carnival’ event. The event is for all ages, including high school and college students and adults. There will be many games for the children to play, and food to eat. Volunteers are desired to watch the areas to ensure the safety of the participants. Interested? Contact Rhys Edwards by Feb. 18 with a names and/or numbers of volunteers that your organization can commit to.
“Why do you think it is important for students to be able to attend Career Fair?” -Megan Walsh
Katherine Baeckeroot “Attending Career Fair gives students an idea about their options. It gets you out and talking with people in your field.”
“Internships are probably more important than GPA’s; they let students know what employers are looking for.”
“Career Fair helps students to gain professional experience in a formal setting.”
“Career Fair provides and easy way for students to get in contact with employers in his or her specific field... and you get to dress up!”