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Alpine Ski Team starting new ERIKA VICHCALES Lode Writer Houghton is known to be one of the coldest areas in the state, so a love for winter activities typically comes along with living here. A group of Michigan Tech students exemplified this by reinstating the Michigan Tech Alpine Ski Team. A group of motivated first years decided they wanted to take their passion for downhill ski racing and bring it to Michigan Tech. The university had a team during the 1990’s, but due to lack of leadership within the racers it did not continue. To get it going this year the team used social media, such as the Facebook Incoming Freshman page, to find individuals who wanted to race. Alpine ski racing has been around since 1861 and consists of four different

The Michigan Tech Alpine Ski Team.

Photo Courtesy of the Alpine Team

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TKE and Greek community upset by Daily Bull article KATELYN WAARA News Editor The Tuesday, Feb. 19 edition of the Daily Bull has



New video scoreboard approved for Macinnes Ice Arena

become a hot topic across Michigan Tech’s campus, particularly within the Greek community. The article under fire, entitled, “TKE Named

News: Transportation Enterprise proposes improved bus system


as MTU’s Official Joke,” included references to marijuana and sexual assault. Many students accessed the article online since the snowstorm stopped the



TEDx event comes to Houghton

publication from being distributed in print on campus. John Hagopian, TKE President and fifth year Geological Engineering



Women are not yet equal

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NICOLE IUTZI Lode Writer On Thursday Feb. 28 the Michigan Tech Board of Control discussed and approved the purchase of a $615,000 video scoreboard for the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena. Funding for the scoreboard came exclusively from private donors. Significant contributions came from Venus and John Rockwell, Jolayne and Dan Farrell and Ruanne and John Opie, all alumni. Many other donors made contributions for the implementation of the project. Mitsubishi Electric DiamondVision is building the custom video scoreboard for the ice arena. Other

projects built by the company include the display at Texas Stadium, home to the Dallas Cowboys. A tech alumnus Mark Rakoski, executive director for Mitsubishi Electric, was instrumental in the project’s implementation. Completion of the scoreboard is scheduled for the end of summer, with work starting immediately. The scoreboard will be 15 feet high by 14 feet wide; the four-sided board will be much larger than the current score display. Each side of the scoreboard will contain a video display screen, along with a score display, and other game updates and information. To accompany the scoreboard a production room containing the video equipment will be

constructed. Changes will also be made to the press box to accommodate the new technology of the scoreboard. Addition of the new scoreboard is just one of the improvements that has been implemented in the ice arena in recent years. The seats and floors were refinished in 2006 and in 2009 the Ruanne and John Opie Suites were built. More recently, in 2012, a new ice plant was installed. Combined with updates of recent years, the new scoreboard will make the MacInnes Student Ice Arena a technologically updated arena for students, players and hockey fans, allowing them to see replays and other game highlights of our Huskies.

A video rendering of the new scoreboard for the MacInnes Student Ice Arena. Photo courtesy of Michigan Tech Athletics

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Career Fair caters to engineers

Left: A rink staff member works to clear snow out of the broomball rinks. Right: A representative from Innotec speaks to students about career opportunities. Photos by Scott Thompson (left) and Pamela Landrum (right)

NICOLE IUTZI Lode Writer The Spring 2013 Career Fair was held on a blustery Tuesday, Feb 19. A total of 229 companies had registered for the event, which was held in the SDC multipurpose room from 12-6 p.m. Overall, 203 out of the 229 companies ventured through the blizzard, in search of Michigan Tech students for positions in their companies. Nearly 2,000 interviews were conducted in the days after the career fair. Students were able to prepare for the Career Fair by searching for companies seeking students from their major on the Career Services website. While browsing the website, students sometimes found that there were not many employers seeking their major. Some companies refuse to look into hiring students from majors other than engineering. Career Services’ employees push these companies to consider students from majors outside

of what they normally look for. After three years of persistent persuading, Integrys Energy Group decided to offer internship opportunities to students outside of the majors that they normally look for, said Jim Turnquist, director of Career Services. Some majors, such as Mechanical Engineering, had 150 different companies offering possible internships, co-ops and full-time positions. “There were a lot of companies for ME. There were ridiculously long lines. I waited an hour and a half to talk to one company,” said Jacob Demarais, second year Mechanical Engineering major. Chemical engineering

was another major with a high number of companies available. A total of 60 employers were seeking chemical engineering majors. “There were enough companies for my field, although some didn’t show because of the weather. I think as a whole the Career Fair is mostly geared toward engineering,” said Erik Parson, third year Chemical Engineering major. Non-engineering majors were often offered only 13 potential employers to choose from including the U.S Army, Michigan Tech graduate school and AutoOwners Insurance. Jenan Makled, a second year Mathematics major said, “I feel like the career fair is

focused around engineering majors, but there are some opportunities [for nonengineers], you just have to do the research.” There were some engineering majors that had less companies seeking them, including Civil Engineering and Materials Science Engineering. Emily Blaney, second year Civil Engineering major, said that she spoke with about 12 companies. “It seems that not as many companies are looking for Law and Society majors. If there were more companies for my major, I would be more likely to go,” said Molly Knappenberger, second year Social Science major. With the overall feeling of stress that comes with

the competitive job market outlook, students have expressed both praise and woe regarding the list of companies attending the Career Fair each year, depending on their area of study. Career Services is available to help students. Even though companies do not list a specific major under the list of what they are seeking, this does not mean they won’t hire a student from another major. With enough preparation and determination, students may find there are more opportunities available to land a job. “Remember to be positive and get help, we have good people here to help,” said Turnquist.

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Transportation Enterprise proposes improved bus system KATELYN WAARA News Editor Michigan Tech’s Transportation Enterprise (TE) is at it again, this time proposing a new public transit system connecting Michigan Tech to Houghton and Hancock. Katie Gauthier and Kyle Pepin, members of the Enterprise, presented to the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) last Wednesday at their weekly meeting to share the team’s ideas and gain support for a project that has been in the works for the past two years. Looking to improve the overall accessibility of the bus system, the team is proposing to add six fixed bus routes, making over 100 stops per day at the MUB with fare-free access. Currently, Houghton has one fixed-route, with a onehour wait between buses, and on-demand service. Hancock provides an on-demand service to its residents. The TE is proposing to keep the ondemand service, although the fare would be at a reduced rate for students. Upon conducting a systematic study, including

an open forum to get a better understanding for what the community feels would be useful, it was found that the current system in both cities is seldom taken advantage of by students. The TE found that the current system does not provide adequate service to Michigan Tech, making it difficult for students who would rather take a bus to do so. The TE has also met with Houghton and Hancock City Managers to regularly involve them in the process. The TE also completed analyses of the proposed consolidation and expansion of the Houghton and Hancock transit system. As part of a Ford Foundation College Community Challenge Grant, the Enterprise would like to improve the system by implementing a fixed-route system. By offering routes, including the “Houghton Express,” “Houghton Commuter” and “Hancock Commuter,” the hope is to provide students, as well as faculty, staff and the community, a better public transit system, reducing the carbon footprint and relieving some of the current gripes on campus, including parking. Dr. George Dewey, associate

professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering and faculty advisor for the TE, said one of the biggest challenges of the project is the overall cost associated with implementation. After preparing a detailed financial analysis, the Enterprise estimated the cost of the entire project to be $1.32 million per year of operation. To raise the funds needed to begin the implementation of the project, the TE is looking into a $40 per semester fee, similar to the current Student Activity fee, which would be added to a student’s tuition bill. The transit fee would give students a U-Pass, allowing them unlimited access to ride the bus system. The new Transit System Proposal is in competition with other financial needs of the University. In current budget negotiations, the State of Michigan is proposing to limit tuition and fee increases, requiring all increases to be less than four percent, similar to what was done last year. So, if the proposed $40 fee is approved for the 20132014 school year, it would be counted as part of the four percent cap. Ultimately, the Board of Control would need

to approve including the cost of this project into the budget. “The transit proposal represents a 0.55 percent increase over current tuition and fees and if approved would be considered part of the maximum 4 percent tuition and fee increase currently being considered by the state. With the transit project, students would definitely see something tangible,” said Dewey. The proposed system will not only increase the accessibility of public transit, but could also help reduce traffic on and around campus, improving safety for pedestrians and bikers. With the vast majority of the vehicles coming to campus being single-occupancy, and the potentially high costs involved were Michigan Tech to build new parking facilities, the public transit system, the Enterprise believes, is a better option in the long run. “Whether you use the new transit system often or not, you will still receive benefits… by reducing congestion driving to school, more parking availability and the safety of the late night shuttle running on the weekends,” Gauthier added. In her opinion, the

biggest issue this new system would help to relieve is the congested parking situation on campus. One option, if the project is approved, is to schedule a student referendum after a few years to decide if it should continue. It has also been suggested that a transit advisory board with student representation be formed to address complaints and provide suggestions to improve the system. The TE hope that feedback will also come from both USG and GSG (Graduate Student Government), respectively. The proposed fare-free fixed routes would run between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on weekdays and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the weekends. The system would also include a late night bus on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. The complete details of all routes can be found on the “Proposed Routes” page of the TE website. The team is looking for your feedback. For reports and assorted analyses associated with the project, and to voice your opinion, please visit the Transportation Enterprise’s website at (http:// transportation.enterprise.mtu. edu/transit/).

have stepped away from the issue, leaving it to be sorted out between TKE and the Daily Bull. The Daily Bull did formulate a response to the many heated emails they received following the release of the article. Hagopian, on behalf of the

entire TKE organization, has approached USG with their own letter, stating their feelings towards the article and suggesting a retraction article be published to help clear the air. The writer of the original Daily Bull article has declined comment on the issue.

TKE and Daily Bull Continued from front page reference, where the Daily Bull writer stated “women were warned away from the [TKE] house with tales of roofies being slipped into drinks.” Hagopian added that the statement is a “defamation of character.” That part of the original article has since been removed from the online

version and replaced with “REDACTED BY ORDER OF THE EIC.” Although stereotypes associated with fraternity organizations can be used for satire and comedy, this article seems to have crossed a line. Jon Mahan, Editor in Chief of the Daily Bull

and fourth year Biomedical Engineering student, agreed, saying that the writer did not apply enough satire to the article. Unfortunately, it was instead written in a ‘matterof-fact’ tone. According to Mahan, Student Activities and university administration


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Alpine Ski Team starting new Continued from front page

downhill skiing disciplines: slalom, giant slalom, super giant slalom and downhill. The Michigan Tech Alpine Ski Team competes in the slalom and giant slalom events against ten other teams at each race. The team currently had five ski racers: Alex Schultz, Haley Crites, Brian Gronevelt, Libbey Held and Josh Ellis. “We started it by talking to the Mont Ripley Race Team with Bob Vial coaching because that is the only way it was going to work,” said Schultz. “Bob is a great coach and we train with him every day of the week.” The team races through the United States Collegiate Ski Association (USCSA) in the Midwest region and Lake Superior division. They had races every weekend in January and February. It takes three skiers to qualify for a team score, so the women race as individuals and the men qualify as a team. To be a part of the ski team one must race two regular races a season as well as divisional and regional competitions in Marquette. Proving that size doesn’t matter, the small team had a successful ski season. Everyone who raced at regionals was in the top forty out of over one hundred racers. The team hopes to continue to expand for next year and to eventually qualify for national competition. To go to nationals, skiers must be in the top three teams. With only three racers, the men were

The Michigan Tech Alpine Ski Team.

seventh of seventeen teams. “We just want to thank Tech for giving us the money to get started and for giving us the opportunity to race,” said

Photo courtesy of The Alpine Ski Team

Gronevelt. The Michigan Tech Alpine Race Team has overcome the challenge of starting a new organization and finding

a coach. They hope with each year they will continue to attract new members and someday make it to the national competition.

IEEE holds poster competition for students JANE KIRBY Lode Writer Looking to get a break from all those exams and projects as the spring semester gets busier and busier? How about broadening your horizons and designing an electronic poster that could be picked to be displayed at the next International Professional Communication Conference at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada this summer along with a cash prize for first or second place? Well, here’s your chance. The IEEE, of the Institute

of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Professional Communication Society is inviting both undergraduate and graduate students to submit electronic posters for an Electronic Poster Competition that relates to the theme “Beyond Borders: Communicating Globally.” This theme dives into how communication technologies “shape, alter and reinvent global communication,” as well as how engineers of today are working to communicate in the workplace. The submissions must represent topics related to the theme, or another area of technical communication.

Some topics that the theme may encompass include engineering communication, information quality, tools and techniques for collaboration, accessibility and software user assistance, visual or multimedia communication, crosscultural communications and many more. In addition to the one page PDF file of the electronic poster in landscape orientation, students must write a 300 word abstract to accompany their poster. This abstract should explain the topic as well as how the poster itself succeeds in communicating the message visually. The deadline for submissions is May 15.

After the deadline, the Electronic Poster Competition submissions will then be evaluated by the competition committee, which is made up of academic and practitioner members of PCS. The undergraduate and graduate level posters will be evaluated separately. Once the submissions are evaluated, the winners will be announced by June 30. The first and second place winners from each level will be awarded with cash prizes, and the third place winner will earn an honorable mention. All of the winning posters will then be displayed electronically at the conference, which takes

place in July at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. For more details on how to submit an electronic poster to the competition and for more information, please visit ( or e-mail ipcc.2013.poster.


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TEDx event comes to Houghton ALEX SAARI Lode Writer This March, a national program makes its way to the Copper Country. The famous TED events focus on sharing ideas among inventors, collaborators and those passionate about certain areas of life. TEDx, the spinoff of TED, is an independently organized event that brings the structure of its parent to areas where people want to host it. At each TEDx event, TEDTalks videos and live speakers are hosted. While only two major TED events take place each year and have included such people as Bill Gates, Jane Goodall and Isabel Allende, TEDx events focus on speakers (local to that area) and/or anyone else who the event coordinators think is appropriate. This particular conference currently has seven confirmed speakers but may have as many as fourteen. Jane Summersett is a U.P. native and an Olympic

ice dancer. After traveling to compete globally, she’s decided to pursue her latest idea and attends the University of Detroit Mercy Dental School. Dr. Andre Laplume is an Assistant Professor in the School of Business & Economics. With a career focusing on organizational competitive advantage, environmental sustainability and stakeholder management, he has worked as a business and Information Technology consultant before joining MTU. Sara Salo’s topic of discussion is “Inspiration as a Tool for Change.” Sara received a Master’s degree in Public Health from Oregon State University and is the current Health Education Coordinator for the Western UP Health Department. Using the knowledge gained from her studies and professional life, she founded the School Food Tour, a 5,000-mile solo bicycle ride focused on empowering people to make healthy life changes. She also serves as Houghton

and Hancock’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Committees chair. Dr. Timothy Scarlett is a Social Sciences professor at Tech. Speaking on “A Vision for Industrial Heritage Professionals in the 21st Century,” his research uncovered how both artisans and laborers solve problems ranging from technical issues to social dilemmas. With a Master’s from Boston University in Archaelogy and a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Nevada, Dr. Scarlett also directs the Industrial Heritage and Archaeology Graduate Degree program on this campus. Mechanical engineering alumni Grant Cox is now a technical marketing representative for Caterpillar, Inc. While at Tech, Grant was a campus tour guide and an Orientation Team Leader. He also served as the Pep Band’s official announcer, President and Student Conductor with his official title as “President-Regent to the Late EERC Tree.” He was also a member of a FIRST Robotics

team and after making a presence in the competitive robotics arena, has served as Master of Ceremonies or Game Announcer at twelve domestic events since 2008. At two VEX Robotics events, Grant took home both world championships, alongside ‘Mythbusters’ co-hosts Grant Imahari and Kari Byron. His talk will be “The Power of Non-Conformity.” Tim Gallaway is an extreme kayaker and takes out to the water year-round. After graduating from Lake Superior State University with a degree in mechanical engineering, he set out on a solo kayak expedition starting from the St. Sault Marie and ending on the coast, all while following the St. Lawrence Seaway. I also had the pleasure of sitting down with event organizer Danielle Boettger and assistant event organizer Caitlin Wilkins. Both gave insight into the TEDx event and TED. Ms. Boettger recently traveled to a TEDx event in Marquette and while there, found inspiration for

TEDx Houghton. While organizing this particular event, certain rules from TED had to be followed. For instance, 25% of the event must be pre-recorded talks from However, the power to choose speakers lies completely with the event organizer. She also stated that “TedX Houghton is designed to inspire good conversation.” The series of talks is divided into four sessions with two sessions both before and after a provided lunch. After the talks conclude, dinner will be served and discussion allowed. Tickets are $15 a piece and go on sale March 6. A limit of three per customer exists and only a hundred tickets are available. They can be purchased at the Outdoor Adventure Program office on 207 East Street in Houghton and at Cyberia Cafe downtown. Note that Cyberia Cafe only accepts cash for tickets. For more information on TEDx and TED, visit the TEDxHoughton Facebook page and (

Young Cassidy, Club Indigo Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day Lode Writer Coming to Calumet is the film “Young Cassidy,” the story of Johhny Cassidy, a young idealist who is restricted by his family responsibilities. Club Indigo is putting on the film in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. Cassidy is in search of a better life and falls in love with a woman who encourages him to pursue a life of playwriting. The film is a biographical drama based on the life of Sean O’Casey, an author, as he goes from the slums of Dublin, Ireland to his early plays in Abby Theatre. Directed by John Ford and Jack Cardiff, the 1965 film follows the dramatic unfolding of O’Casey’s life (O’Casey gave himself the name of Cassidy in his early writing years). Rod Taylor plays John Cassidy and

Maggie Smith plays Nora, Cassidy’s love interest. “It’s one that should appeal to Tech Students who have enjoyed John Wayne and John Ford movies of the past, full of guts, action and fascinating colorful

Irish Times Restaurant & Irish Bar. It will feature a corned beef meal, with corned beef sent from Dublin, and only true keg Guinness Stout, accompanying the true ceremony of a true Irish pub.


It’s one that should appeal to Tech Students who have enjoyed John Wayne and John Ford movies of the past, full of guts, action and fascinating colorful country

country,” said Joe Kirkish, retired Michigan Tech professor of communications, photographer and film and theatre critic. The film will be shown this Friday at 7:15 p.m., at the Calumet Theatre. As a part of Club Indigo’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration there will be a buffet from Cormack’s

The buffet will begin at 6 p.m., before the movie. To make reservations for the buffet call the theatre by this Thursday, at 5 p.m. Price for the buffet and movie is $19, and for just the movie, $5. If you have questions or would like to make a reservation, call the Calumet Theatre at 906-337-2610.


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KSO celebrates 200 years of Wagner Pulse Editor The Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra held its final concert of the 2012-13 season last Saturday, March 2. The theme of the roughly twohour concert was “Wagner’s 200th Anniversary” and traced the development of Wagner himself, as well as those who followed him and those who rejected him. The KSO performed one movement each from three of Wagner’s operas, from Wagner’s early, middle and late phases in his career. The first selection, “Arrival of the Guests at Wartburg”, from “Tannhäuser”, represented what KSO director Dr. Joel Neves described as the “Imitation” phase of Wagner’s career; although the music had traces of the chromatic

dissonance and romanticism that would define his career, the work was clearly an imitation of the Italian greats of the time. The second Wagner piece, “Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral”, from “Lohengrin”, represented the “Discovery” phase of Wagner’s career,

Wagner had mastered his own style. The KSO also performed the works of other composers who had either followed or rejected Wagner. Johannes Brahms’ “Symphony No. 4, Second Movement” represented the anti-Wagner side, although

“Marche Slav”. The highlight of the night might well have been the performance of Johann Strauss II’s “Bauern-Polka”, a drinking song written by “the hip-hop artist of 1860’s Vienna.” The orchestra even sang along to the polka, an obviously

Neves also talked about Wagner himself, including the development of his career over time and the fact that he was in

many ways not a very good person, explaining that “Wagner... rejected conventional morality.”

in which Wagner stopped imitating those who came before and started to experiment with his own style. The final Wagner piece, “Prelude to Act III”, from “Tristan und Isulde”, represented the period where

Neves admitted that work was possible the most Wagnerian selection of Brahms’ career. Other selections from both sides included Reinhold Gliere’s “Russian Sailor’s Dance”, Edvard Grieg’s “Solveig’s Song” and Piotr Thaikovsky’s


uncommon act in a symphony orchestra, to which Neves joked “ can see why. We’re no MTU concert choir.” Between songs, Neves explained to the audience what made Wagner’s music so unique at the time. Music

that could be described as “Wagnerian” involved chromatic dissonance, a wide variety of contrast and was highly emotional. Neves also talked about Wagner himself, including the development of his career over time and the fact that he was in many ways not a very good person, explaining that “Wagner... rejected conventional morality.” Most infamously, he was a notorious anti-Semite, whose works were later favored by Adolf Hitler. The orchestra itself had a bit of a shaky start in the first few seconds of the concert, but otherwise played very well throughout the night. Neves also took the time to recognize the graduating seniors in the orchestra. The KSO’s next performance will be “Fiddler on the Roof”, which will be in collaboration with the Tech Theatre Company.

“G.I. Jane” ending unpredictable and original TRAVIS PELLOSMA Lode Writer The woman’s film series presented “G.I. Jane” last Thursday night bringing up the issue of women in combat. Chosen from amongst various women, Lieutenant Jordan O’Neil was picked to showcase a test study dealing with women in combat. Little did she know that the Department of Defense was against this idea, and decided to put her into the navy SEAL program which has a dropout rate of 60% because of the physical and mental conditions needed to meet this role. Being

set up for failure, she has to prove to everyone that she has what it takes. O’Neil goes the length of being put on the men’s standards rather than a curved women’s standard. With this in mind, she must endure all the challenges thrown at her and prove to everyone that not only herself, but any woman, will have what it takes to be in combat. Right off the bat, you could tell that O’Neil would make a difference for women in the military. Throughout the movie, she was training in private to become stronger and wanted to be treated just like every other man. The creators added key aspects to

O’Neil’s character such as her determination and willingness not to give up. These characteristics allowed her to grow more slowly throughout the movie rather than seeing an abrupt change from the weakest link to the strongest. After watching the first few minutes of the movie, I already had a good feel for how the plot would span out. You have an average woman who isn’t as strong as the men, but by the end, she will be just like any other man and saves the day. The movie is far too predictable for the first hour and a half, but as it reaches the end, the movie itself grows. It reaches a point where

it’s not longer just about O’Neil’s struggle, but it grows to the struggle with African Americans in the military and to the political corruption in Washington. All the characters in the movie grew closer together, which allowed the final scene to pan out perfectly. The final major scene really defines the movie. Rather than ending with O’Neil striking back against the injustice she is receiving, they put her and her fellow comrades into real life combat. It’s the first time that I was really caught off guard and unsure of how the movie would end. The ending is truly marvelous because every detail in the movie actually comes

together rather than ending with something tacky. The details in the final combat scene can be directly traced back to different scene and dialogue during the course of the movie. These elements just put you on the edge of your seat through the final half an hour. The movie’s title is very misleading and gives the wrong perception to the movie. One might view the movie and see that in order for a woman to be in combat, they have to be as tough as a man and essentially be like a man. However, I see it that the movie shows that women can be equally as strong, and even stronger than any man.

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Michigan Tech Lode

Women are not yet equal LODE ing Un

Krysten Cooper


ZONE While sitting in the office on production day, I received an interesting press release. “Governor Snyder Declares March as ‘Michigan Maple Syrup Month’.” This was done in order to recognize everyone who works hard to produce fresh, safe Michigan Maple Syrup. Michigan has a yearly production of about 100,000 gallons of maple syrup - placing them at number 7 in the rankings for the state that produces the most maple syrup. Although I don’t often keep track of what’s being honored each month, maple syrup month is one that I will definitely remember. From the time I was young my family has always made their own maple syrup. I always looked forward to the first signs of spring, which meant that maple trees were ready to be tapped for their sap. My mom, sister, grandpa and I would spend hours traipsing through the woods looking for the largest maple trees. After we had collected buckets of sap from the trees, we would bring it home and throw it into a big pot. We’d put the pot on our wood burning stove, waiting for the magic transformation that brought about syrup. Of course, all of that came with a lot of hard work and dedication. It’s exciting to see that makers of maple syrup are being recognized for their contribution.

Lode Writer One in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. That is one in four women with hopes and dreams. One in four women who are told that, now a days, they should stop complaining about women’s rights because they’re already “equal.” That is

Two weeks ago, a woman on our campus was taken by an unknown man into a room in Wadsworth Hall where the man tried to sexually assault her. A warning was sent out to students living on campus and the story got a very small corner in the Lode, but that was all. There was no story in the Mining Gazette. Commuter students and faculty didn’t receive any alerts. Living off

garden outside of Fisher Hall will. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, women between the ages of 20 and 24 are at the greatest risk of intimate partner violence. This is happening on college campuses across the United States, behind locked doors and in alleyways between buildings. These stories need to

If we really do want more women at Tech, we cannot dismiss gropings and sexual assaults. Sweeping these issues under

the rug is not going to bring female students here any more than putting a rock garden outside of Fisher Hall will.

one in four women who want to be loved, not beaten and tossed aside. Not made out to seem like their case isn’t important, like their abuse doesn’t matter. That is one in four women among us, at the gas station, the supermarket, sitting beside you in class, hiding their pain from the world; encouraged to keep it a secret.

campus, I heard nothing about this incident until a friend brought it up to me. I could have been his next victim. If we really do want more women at Tech, we cannot dismiss gropings and sexual assaults. Sweeping these issues under the rug is not going to bring female students here any more than putting a rock

be shared. It needs to be known that women still face these tragedies, even on some of the safest campuses in the country. These things still happen. It is true, however, that things are looking up. Last week, the Violence Against Women Act was passed, transforming the way that we treat victims of abuse and rape. President

Obama reacted to the passage stating, “Renewing this bill is an important step towards making sure that no one in America is forced to live in fear.” This renewed act expanded federal protections to gay Americans, Native Americans, immigrants and transgender Americans; this is truly a big step in our society. But our journey is not complete. A woman should not have to worry about walking home from a night class by herself. She should not have to worry about whether or not what she chooses to wear that night puts her at risk. And she should not have to be part of the millions of women in this country that are physically abused by a person they thought loved them. So no, we are not yet equal. We will not be quiet until violence against women is a thing of the past. Until we know that we are safe from harm. Until we know that our gender no longer makes us an easy target. Until one in four becomes none.

Unleash your inner artist MICHAEL HILLIARD Guest Writer There’s something about art. Throughout the history of the human race, the arts have permeated and punctuated our existence. From the earliest paintings on cave walls, to the explosion of the arts in the Renaissance, to the meticulously crafted black and white landscapes of Ansel Adams, to the provocative graffiti stencils of underground artists like Banksy, art continues to find a place in our culture. By making art, we tap into

a creative part of our brains that helps us to see things from new perspectives, to think abstractly, to relax and to communicate with languages that go beyond what words can say. Beautiful art makes us feel good, tragic art gives us compassion and political art drives us to action. Everyone can be an artist, but you are what you do—to be an artist, you have to make art. In a TED Talks video from a TEDx event in Seoul, South Korea, Young-ha Kim talks about how, as children, we are all naturally are driven to express ourselves artistically, but “devils” (often

in the form of well-meaning parents, friends and spouses) hold us back, telling us that we need to do something more valuable with our time. Everyone’s heard tales warning of becoming a starving artist. Kim argues that we’re limiting ourselves when don’t let ourselves be creative, missing out on a world of possibilities that is unlocked when we learn to express ourselves creatively. He’s right. The solution? Quoting the famous line by world-renowned modern dancer Martha Graham, Kim says, “JUST DO IT.” That’s my challenge to you this Spring Break: Just do it!

Take the plunge and unleash your inner artist. Push yourself to try something new. Don’t worry about being perfect, think about having fun and finding new ways to express yourself creatively. You might be surprised how much you like it. To help you get started, I’ve compiled a list of websites with exciting art projects, sources of inspiration and links to a variety of art tutorials, all on the Lode’s Facebook page. Submit a photo your Spring Break artwork to The Lode at for a chance to be published in the next edition of the Lode!


Michigan Tech Lode

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Point, Counter-point


Pornography Halla Gunnarsdottir, an Icelandic advocate of banning violent and degrading Internet pornography, said “There are laws in our society. Why should they not apply to the Internet?” Why should they not apply to pornography?



TAYLOR DOMAGALLA Opinion Editor Most people think of pornography as everything written, photographed or recorded that is solely made to sexually arouse consumers, and that regulating pornography would mean banning all of it. Many conservatives think all sexually explicit material is harmful to conservative family values and should be banned. Many liberals argue that government should not regulate personal freedoms (provided that they don’t harm others), and that no pornography is harmful. Many feminists feel that violent and degrading pornography is harmful to women, and only this subset of pornography should be banned. I find fault with all of these stances. The conservative view is lacking because the law should not be used to uphold family values that are not agreed upon. The liberal view leaves the concept of harm and the amount of harm necessary for regulation ambiguous. Defining violent and degrading in pornography is subjective, leaving a hole in the feminist view. In 1983, Catherine MacKinnon and Andrea Dworkin, two leading feminists, defined violent and degrading pornography in an ordinance to regulate it. Pornography is violent and degrading if women are “(ii) presented as sexual objects who enjoy humiliation or pain;” and “(v)

Poll Results:

presented in postures or positions of sexual submission, servility, or display;” among other things. While some people find these things subordinating to women, others would state that some women enjoy these things, so regulation would be unjust. Other aspects of the MacKinnonDworkin definition are less objectionable: it also includes pornography in which “(iii) women are presented as sexual objects experiencing sexual pleasure in rape, incest or other sexual assault; or (iv) women are presented as sexual objects tied up, cut up or mutilated or bruised or physically hurt.” Each of these pieces of the definition describe events that are, in reality, crimes. Pornography that falls in this category should be regulated because, according to several studies, it encourages arousal at crime and degrades empathy for victims at least, and it encourages violence-prone viewers to commit these crimes against women at most. Our society has accepted laws against sexual violence. We should not condone the creation or consumption of sexual depictions of things that are, in real life, illegal. Rape-porn, porn in which women are beaten, mutilated, killed, or cannibalized, incest-porn, child-porn… These things are all accepted as illegal in the real world— they should not be accepted as harmless entertainment in the fantasy world of pornography.

Lode Writer For all the beauty found in the world, it is far from a perfect place. Last week, in an attempt to move closer to perfection, Iceland drafted a law to ban the viewing and purchasing of violent and degrading pornography over the Internet (the creating and distribution of all porn is already illegal, but not enforced), citing its availability to children as the reason for the ban. Although this seems like a golden plan for saving the moral standards of society, the use of censorship fails to address the realities of the modern world and ultimately threatens the rights of individuals. In reference to violent pornography, there is no question that this material is often degrading and that it perpetuates negative perceptions and stereotypes. However, it is important to remember that the actors themselves have rights. Despite personal apprehension for their actions, it is important to preserve the right for people to do what they want with their bodies as well as have the right to face the consequences of their actions. With the issue of pornography, even violent and fetish pornography, it comes down to a matter of simple economics: a demand results in a continual supply. The pornography industry and its actors serve this basic

tenet of capitalism, seeking to find a way to survive in a monetary society. While this leads to the creation of questionable material such as BDSM films, the basic intent is no different from any other business venture. Before people accuse the industry with the corruption of moral standards, they should first look at their peers who possibly support the creation of this material. If society truly finds such content to be worth eliminating, people should attempt to curb the demand that creates it and stop voting for its continuation with their dollars. Violent pornography is a dirty business, but it is a reality of the world that is impossible to ignore. Children will be exposed to porn at some point, be it an old fashion playboy or a hardcore bestiality film, regardless of any attempts to censor it. It could potentially be even more dangerous to preserve kids in a perpetual state of ignorance because eventually they will grow up and lack the tools to properly handle these controversies. While this does not mean hardcore porn should be used to complement a “birds and bees” talk, parents should actively engage their children/ teens in healthy and frank discussion about sexuality, including porn. By addressing the topic of sex, we can place the responsibility of monitoring pornography where it belongs--in the hands of parents and individuals, not the government.

Based on responses from 44 Lode readers.

Do you find pornography offensive?




Yes 20% Indifferent 13.3%

Should pornography by regulated?


44.4% No 35.6%

Indifferent 20%

Next week’s poll: Visit ( page for our next poll.

Do you think that violent pornography is connected to violent sex crimes?


43.2% No 34.1%

Indifferent 22.7%


Tuesday, March 5, 2013


Michigan Tech Lode


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Jamie Phillips

JORDAN ERICKSON Sports Editor After watching from the sidelines for a majority of the season, freshman netminder Jamie Phillips was given his first WCHA start of the season Saturday night as the Huskies faced off against the

nationally ranked St. Cloud State Huskies. Phillips turned away 36 shots in the 5-1 win over the top team in the conference. “It felt really good to get the two points,” said Phillips of the win, “I’m happy to get the first win out of the way.” The Caledonia, Ontario native is now 1-1-0, with

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his last start coming from a 1-2 loss against Northern Michigan earlier this season. The Winnipeg Jets took Phillips in the seventh round (190 overall) in the 2012 NHL draft. Phillips and the rest of the Huskies are at home this weekend for their final regular season weekend as they host Colorado College.

Photo courtesy of MTU Athletics

Pirate Sheep claims Championship 2013 IRHC Broomball season comes to a close

ELLIE FURMANSKI Lode Writer Seven weeks ago, the inaugural Ball Drop kicked off the first broomball game of the highly anticipated 2013 IRHC Broomball season. After six weeks of regular season games, broomball events, cocoa sipping from the IRHC Cocoa Shack and much camaraderie and fun, the season wrapped up last Tuesday, Feb. 26. Looking back, the season seemed to pass as fast as it came. 240 teams participated in broomball this season, divided between twelve on-campus conferences, nine off-campus conferences, and three women’s conferences. For the on-campus teams, Spetsnaz was the DHH champion, team Who won the McNair division, Gitche Gumee took East Wads and Troy Hall And 4 Guys won the West Wads title. Of these four teams, Troy Hall And 4 Guys was crowned the on-campus champion after defeating Who 6-3. Pirate sheep won the offcampus championship after defeating Ridikilous 11-1, and Goals-R-Us took first in the women’s championship. The consolation and

Home playoff basketball games this Wednesday.



Wins by Husky men’s tennis this season. The team heads to South Carolina for spring break play .


Saves by netminder Jamie Phillips in the Huskies’ 5-1 win over the top-ranked St. Cloud State Huskies.

Pirate Sheep dominated the broomball championships this year. championship games took place on Feb. 26 at 7 and 8 p.m., respectively. The consolation game was a matchup between on-campus runner up Who and off-campus runner up Ridikilous. Both teams came in first in their respective conferences with a 13-1 record during the regular season. In the end, team Who was able to edge out Ridikilous by a score of 6-5 for the third place title. Following the consolation match, Pirate Sheep took on Troy Hall And 4 Guys in the 2013 IRHC Championship game. Out of 240 teams, Pirate Sheep proved their dominance in IRHC broomball

by defeating Troy 8-1 to claim the championship. The championship winners have been together for the past couple of years with only slight modifications to the roster from season to season. In addition, most of the players either have previous hockey experience or play for the Michigan Tech Club Hockey team. Needless to say, Pirate Sheep’s history together and hockey skills largely contributed to their ability to dominate. Pirate Sheep’s goalie Jack “Jacky Boy” Nagle noted, “We had great team chemistry. Weyland to Weyland for the

Photo by Kevin Madson

goal,” referring to the brotherly duo of Ben and Dave Weyland. Ben “Pylon” Weyland, one of two rookies this year, was one of Pirate Sheep’s contributing defenseman. He continued, “Winning the tournament was especially exciting after only making it to the first round of playoffs last year.” While the season is over, the Michigan Tech broomball passion never dies. The closing of this season only brings anticipation for the next. Thank you IRHC, broomball staff members and all participating teams for another great broomball season!


Points from Kylie Moxley basketball Huskies’ 13th win of the season over Northern Michigan. Moxley had the game high.


Men’s basketball team sharing the GLIAC Regular Season Champion Title. The Huskies share this with Findlay and Wayne State in the 3-way tie.


Michigan Tech Lode

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Basketball Beats


The basketball Huskies finished their regular seasons at the top of the GLIAC North Division standings

Ben Stelzer looks for an opportunity in Saturday’s game against Northern.

Photo by Kevin Madson

Men ALYSSA DEBELAK Lode Writer The Michigan Tech men’s basketball team finished regular season play on Saturday (March 2) finishing at number one in the GLIAC standings, the first time for the Huskies since 2003. It was a three-way tie for the title with Findlay and Wayne State. Wayne State is the top seed and

Paige Alby protects the ball in Saturday’s victory over Northern.

Photo by Kevin Madson


Tech is the number two seed. On Wednesday (March 6) the Huskies will begin the tournament, hosting number seven Northwood at 5:30 p.m. at the SDC gym. On Saturday (March 2) Northern Michigan University travelled to Houghton to play the Huskies. The Wildcats were beaten 72-48 for a Husky win. The Wildcats never had the lead, Michigan Tech played strong Continued on page 14

ALYSSA DEBELAK Lode Writer The Michigan Tech women’s basketball team finished the regular season with the GLIAC North Division title, shared with Wayne State University. The Huskies have a 17-5 North Division GLIAC record and are the number four seed for the tournament.

On Wednesday (March 6) the Huskies will host number threeranked Grand Valley State University at 7:30 p.m. at the SDC gym to start out tournament play. Last Saturday (March 2) the Huskies played the Northern Michigan University Wildcats and defeated them 71-58. The Wildcats will also continue on to tournament play, finishing the Continued on page 14

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Puck Drop

Michigan Tech Lode

Hockey Huskies prepare for their last home game and end of regular season play JORDAN ERICKSON Sports Editor After five months of play, the hockey Huskies season is winding down, ending with a home series against the Colorado College Tigers.


The Huskies return home from visiting St. Cloud State University where a weekend of firsts was had. After falling to the No. 7 team in the nation Friday night, the Huskies came back strong Saturday and took a 5-1 win from the top team in the conference. The win marked the first time the Huskies had defeated St. Cloud at the National Hockey Center since 1998. The win also marked the

first conference start, and first career win for freshman netminder Jamie Phillips. Phillips turned away 36 shots and almost clinched the shutout when St. Cloud managed to sneak in the only goal of the game with less than three minutes remaining in the final period. Sophomore defender Riley Sweeny also tallied his first career goal to put the Huskies up by three. The win marked a strong comeback for the Huskies, who fell 3-5 in the previous night’s effort.

Team Preview

The Tigers

This weekend’s series marks the first meeting between the two schools since the Huskies ended the Tiger’s season last year in the

first round of playoffs. The Tigers sit two spots above the Huskies in the number eight slot in WCHA standings. In their latest effort, the Tigers took a split while hosting Minnesota State. Starting Friday night strong, as senior goaltender Joe Howe turned away 31 of 32 shots in the 4-1 win. Saturday’s night square-off against one of the top teams in the nation didn’t end on the same positive note with the Tigers falling in an ugly 2-7 final. The loss dropped the Tigers to a 13-16-5 overall record and 10-12-4 conference record.

The Huskies

The Huskies are also coming off a weekend against a top-10 team in the nation.

Basketball Beats: Men Continued from page 13

defensively and offensively to make sure they stayed ahead. This was Northern’s final game of the season, ending with a 4-18 conference record, placing them last in the North Division. They will not continue to the tournament. Senior TJ Cameron was the high scorer for the Wildcats sinking 15 points, including three 3-pointers. Cameron made both of his two free throws. Junior Matthew Craggs had 12 points and seven rebounds. Sophomore Quinten Calloway had four assists. Northern shot 43.9 percent from the floor and 62.5% from the free throw line. Every Michigan Tech player got to play in the final game of the regular season, having a 19-3 advantage with points off the bench. Senior Ali Haidar had a doubledouble with 17 points and 10 rebounds, leading the Huskies to

victory. Junior Austin Armga had 15 points, nine of them from 3-pointers. Senior T.J. Brown had six of the teams 21 assists. Freshman Kyle Stankowski had five rebounds of a total 27 rebounds for the Huskies. In the first half Tech was shooting at 75 percent, missing just three shots. The Huskies led 36-28 at the end of the half. In the second half their shooting dropped to 56 percent, but where the offense lacked, the defense picked up the slack. In the last 20 minutes of the game Northern was shooting at 37 percent. The Huskies finished with a 32-14 advantage in the paint. The Huskies will be working hard in preparation for Wednesday’s game against Northwood. Being the number two seed puts the Huskies in good position to succeed if they continue to play the way they have been.

Scoring came easier for the Huskies as the weekend wore on in St. Cloud, with the Huskies having multiple players net multi-point weekends. Sophomore forward David Johnstone snuck in two goals in the weekend, while freshman Alex Petan led the Huskies with one goal and two assists. Petan remains the points leader for the Huskies with 31 (14 goals, 17 assists) with Johnstone following behind with 26 (10 goals, 16 assists).

Who’s Hot

Sweeny netted his first goal of the season with a blast from the high slot to add to his 10 assists on the year. The sophomore is an anchor for the Huskies on the defensive end and continues

to perform. Jamie Phillips proved himself between the pipes in his first conference start. Phillips has seen action in seven games this season, with his 5-1 almost shutout as the first conference test.

Puck Drop

The Huskies bring back momentum from St. Cloud that will benefit them in their final regular season effort. The Tigers meanwhile take to the road for the first time since Feb. 8. Combined with their dejected state after Saturday’s loss caused them to be out of the running for home playoff ice, the Huskies have a major advantage this weekend. Both games have a 7:07 p.m. start time this Friday and Saturday at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena.

Basketball Beats: Women Continued from page 13

regular season with a 10-12 GLIAC record, making them the number eight seed. It was a close first half with seven lead changes, but the Huskies came back in the second half ready to win. Three of the Huskies finished in double digits. Sophomore Lauren Gruber led the Wildcats with 15 points, shooting six for 10 from the field. Sophomore Alyssa Colla had eight points, five rebounds and five assists. Freshman Nea Makela and sophomore Courtney Lemon each had nine points. Freshman Alyson Matkovic had eight points. Northern outrebounded Tech 31-22. The Wildcats shot 47.8% from the floor. Freshman Kylie Moxley was on a mission to win with 20 points, six rebounds, three steals and two assists. Senior Sam Hoyt had 12 points, four assists, two rebounds, two blocks and two steals.

Junior Jillian Ritchie had 10 points and three steals. Sophomore Emily Harrison had nine points. Freshman Danielle Blake had eight points, six rebounds and a game high of seven assists. Going into halftime Tech led 3230. When the lady Huskies came out of the locker room they took their playing to another level. In the first six minutes of the second half the Huskies had a 17-4 run. In the final 20 minutes the Huskies outscored the Wildcats 39-28. Tech scored 22 points off of 19 Wildcat turnovers. Tech shot 50 percent from the floor. The Huskies are hoping to continue their winning streak as they move into the tournament. Having the GLIAC North Division title under their belts the women Huskies have a good chance of going far if they continue to work hard.

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013


Men’s Tennis falls 7-2 to Northwood ELLIE FURMANSKI

first loss in singles play this season. The Huskies’ second and final point of the day came Lode Writer at No. 3 singles where Built Yumuang earned a straight Saturday, March 2, the 6-3, 6-1 victory. Michigan Tech Men’s Tennis While the Huskies played team competed in their fourth well overall, the depth of the home match of the year Northwood squad proved against the Timberwolves too much to overcome. of Northwood University. Northwood now stands at After earning lone points in the top of the conference with both doubles and singles, a 3-0 GLIAC record. Ferris the Huskies lost their first State and Grand Valley State conference match of the join Northwood at 3-0 in the season, falling to Northwood conference. The Huskies fall 7-2. next in line along with Lake The Huskies Superior have posted State at 3-1 a 3-1 GLIAC For the past each. record this 28 years, The Huskies season and men’s and will be back stand 9-2 women’s college overall. in GLIAC tennis teams action the The match throughout the weekend of began with doubles. The country have March 23 and Huskies’ No. 1 visited Hilton 24 to take on team of Felipe Head Island to Grand Valley dos Santos practice and State and and Pedro State. play regular Ferris Rodriguez Before then, season matches the Huskies earned the over spring will play five Huskies’ first break. point of the day matches after defeating during their their opponent 8-6. At No. spring break training trip in 2, Javier Oliveros and Built Hilton Head, South Carolina, Yumuang fell 8-3. In the March 9-14. third doubles match, Huskies For the past 28 years, men’s Andrew Kremkow and Jimmy and women’s college tennis Konarske were up 7-6 and had teams throughout the country the chance to serve for the have visited Hilton Head match. Northwood’s Samual Island to practice and play Walendowsky and Konstantin regular season matches over Khukov, however, were able spring break. to come back and upset Just like last year, both Kremkow/Konarske 9-7. the Michigan Tech Men’s In singles play, Northwood and Women’s teams will be claimed victory in five of the participating in the weeklong six flights. No. 1 Felipe dos event known as Spring Santos, No. 2 Javier Oliveros, Tennis Fest. The Huskies will No. 4 Pedro Rodriguez and compete against Florida Tech, No. 6 Jimmy Konarske each West Liberty, George Mason, lost by straight sets. Nick Chowan and St. Joseph’s (Ind.) Kremkow at No. 5 lost the starting this coming Saturday. first set 6-3 but came back After a week full of sun, in the second 6-4 to send the beach and competitive tennis match to a tiebreaking third matches, the Huskies hope to set. Northwood’s Victor Kasak be prepared upon returning as was able to win the tiebreaker they enter the second half of 10-3, making this Kremkow’s the 2013 spring tennis season.

Top: Felipe Dos Santos lunges skyward in Saturday’s match against Northwood. Bottom: Bryan Bartelt rallies the team during Saturday’s match against Northwood. Photos by Scott Thompson


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March 5 - March 12

Spring Break Safety and Self-Defense Workshop-Women’s Month

Tuesday, March 5.

7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

MUB Ballroom A2

Are you looking forward to leaving Houghton for spring break? As a part of Women’s Month, join Public Safety Officers as they provide important spring break safety tips and self-defense strategies. This event is co-hosted by Panhellenic Council.

Free Fitness Extravaganza-Women’s Month

Wednesday, March 6.

6 p.m. - 9p.m.

MUB Ballroom A & B

Enjoy all the exercise you can handle! Try kickboxing (Ballroom A) or ultimate conditioning (Ballroom B) at 6 p.m., pilates (Ballroom A) or cardio mix (Ballroom B) at 7 p.m., and yoga (Ballroom A) or zumba (Ballroom B) at 8 p.m. Due to equipment limitations, please email Renee Wells at to sign up for classes if you plan to attend. All classes will be 45 minutes long to allow for equipment clean up and set up.

Social Dance Workshop- Hosted by Wellness and the Social Dance Club

Thursday, March 7. 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. DHH Ballroom

Come to get some exercise and learn some awesome dance moves just in time for spring break! This workshop is open to anybody who is interested in learning social dance and all levels are welcome. For more information contact Wellness at

Volunteer Opportunity- Volunteers needed for Family Fun Day

Saturday, March 10.

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. SDC

Calling any and all volunteers for Family Fun Day! Volunteers are needed for a variety of activities: the prize/raffle table from with three shifts from 10 a.m. to Noon, Noon to 2 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.; the registration table with the two shifts being from 10 a.m. to Noon, and from Noon until 2 p.m.; and skaters to supervise the ice arena from 1 p.m. to 2:50 p.m.; as well as, for concessions from 10:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. as two volunteers are needed per hour for both the coffee/pop stand and for the ice cream stand.

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d What is your most exciting plan for Spring Break? -Taylor Domagalla


Will Ashbaugh

Michael Polkinghorn

Joseph Perez

“Helicopter skiing in Alaska”

“Lynyrd Skynyrd concert”

“Visiting the family”



Scott Hall

“Red Wings game”