One last effort to fling into spring
Left: Students check out the displays at last years Spring Fling. Right: People watch as students do tricks on their dirt bikes at last year’s Spring Fling. Photos by Alex Mager
JANE KIRBY Lode Writer Mother Nature seems pretty set on keeping springtime out of the picture for as long as possible here in Houghton. Despite the cold and snow, Tech will
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not be stopping the annual festivities of Spring Fling on Friday, April 19th. The theme for this year’s Spring Fling is pirates. Each year, MUB Board puts on Spring Fling across campus for students. An event that takes on the role of “K-Day in the spring,” as David Shull, president
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of the MUB Board says, Spring Fling is a time for students to celebrate the closing of a school year full of hard work and good memories. In addition, it gives student organizations across campus the opportunity to showcase what they have accomplished during the year, as well as the opportunity to recruit student
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interest for the upcoming fall semester. Shull says about 75 organizations were involved in Spring Fling 2012, and he expects about the same amount to participate this year. Above the Bridge Records, a studentrun organization that specializes in
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2 Tuesday, April 16, 2013 NEWS Spring Fling Continued from front page recording music for students and community members at no cost, is one organization that will be featured at Spring Fling this year. Their plan, if the weather cooperates, is to set up a small surround sound system that will depict the pirate theme by playing pirate noises, from life on the ship to a night at the tavern. Public Relations Chair of Above the Bridge Records, Peter Falk, says that students will also be able to record their own voices at the booth, which will then be played. Greg Reed, President of the Full Throttle Motorcycle Club, says that they are excited to be putting on their annual stunt show at Spring Fling as well. The Full Throttle Motorcycle Club is a student organization for those interested in all aspects of motorcycling, from racing to riding and beyond. Being part of Spring Fling for over six years, the stunt show is their main focus and event of the year that draws a lot of student interest. Also this year the Smage Brothers, finalists on America’s Got Talent, will perform motorcycle stunts for their third time at Spring Fling. The shows will be held between Fisher and the M&M at noon, 2 and 4 p.m. Some changes from last year include the introduction of gold chocolate coins in place of the punch cards. Last year, students were given punch cards that could be punched at organization booths and traded in for a lei or a beach ball. This year, the MUB Board has purchased over 3000 gold chocolate coins for the organizations to hand out to students who engage at their booths scattered around campus. When students collect a certain number of coins, they can head over to the MUB to exchange them for a pint
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Four Wheel Club shows off their wheels at last years Spring Fling.
mug. There will be 300 mugs available, all with the new MUB Lounge logo on them, to promote the new space. In addition, instead of having free food available for students, the MUB Board decided to bring several exotic animals here from Chicago. The idea is that students will be able to take pictures with a monkey friend, which will last longer than food. This way, student organization booths have more of an opportunity to sell food at their booths. This year’s Spring Fling will feature a “Best Booth” competition, in which all participating student
organizations can create a pirate-themed booth to enter. A panel of judges will then chose the winner, who will tentatively
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booths will not be able to set up in the snow banks, they will have to move to the sidewalks, resulting in a loss of space. “It
Spring Fling is a time for students to celebrate the closing of a school year full of hard work and good memories
receive a free catered dinner at the MUB. As far as the snow issue goes, Shull isn’t entirely sure about what will happen. Since
is a challenge that we are still addressing,” Shull says. The pirate themed audio could be in jeopardy as well. “The equipment doesn’t fare
well in the snow,” Falk says, so they will have to see what happens. Reed says that the stunt show will most likely still happen regardless of the snow, seeing as the Smage Brothers use mostly pavement in their performances, which will hopefully be cleared by Friday. Above the Bridge Records, Full Throttle Motorcycle Club as well as the MUB Board will all be present this Friday, April 19 on campus at the annual Spring Fling. For more information about the student organizations, please visit their Spring Fling booths.
The Lode would like to apologize for a mistake in last week’s story, “New MUB loung to take place this summer.” The MUB board brought the plan to USG and presented a draft, but approval for the project was never given by USG.
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AFROTC plans to defend legacy ERIKA VICHCALES Lode Writer
Winter Carnival is a longstanding tradition at Michigan Tech. That tradition is what drives the competitive nature of students on campus to an all-time high during early February to showcase their skills in the sculptures, skits and special events categories. The overall winners are crowned Winter Carnival Champs. With the large variety of events offered, it’s stiff competition out there. Air
Force ROTC Detachment 400, however, has taken first place in all the competitions except for stage revue, which they received second. This led them to take first place overall at this year’s Winter Carnival, their second year in a row. “Our challenge is that we are not allowed to require people [to work on statue] like the fraternities and Army ROTC can, so it’s all volunteer based,” said Cadet Michael Mandalari. With statues being the largest and, some would argue, most important event to win, the cadets of Detachment 400 put
more than 600 man hours into building their statue, which this year was a Pelican Drop Ship from the popular video game “Halo.” Details were important as the cadets constructed a Master Chief battling an eight foot tall Elite, the alien enemy of the game. “We moved so much snow, I’m not exactly sure on final numbers, but there’s more than seventeen 8’x8’ forms worth of snow in this year’s statue,” said Mandalari. Detachment 400 also competed in the various special events offered during Winter
Carnival. Most notably, the cadets participating in broomball, led by Nick Winkel, showed their skills, defeating Army to win. They took second place for their stage revue skit, led by Holly Zehfus. They also came in first place in the skating, tug-of-war and human dogsled events. One reason they were so successful was due to the organization Detachment 400 showed by having a Winter Carnival Chair and Vice Chair as well as a chair for each special event. Winter Carnival Queen
Felicia Nip was sponsored by Air Force ROTC. Her campaign for queen was organized by Cadet James Webber. Overall, Winter Carnival 2013 was a great success for Detachment 400 and they couldn’t be happier with their results. To help win next year they will need a great team to be in charge of the various events. This second win in a row means a great deal to them and will only help to motivate them as next year’s Carnival approaches. Defending their legacy is surely on everyone’s minds.
Fall brings more than color changes to Tech NICOLE IUTZI Lode Writer As the 2012-2013 school year comes to a close, new projects for next year will begin. Large construction and renovation projects will take place on campus and online. An exciting change to campus is the creation of the Wahtera Center for Student Success. A project that has been in the making for a few years was sped up due to an accreditation (AQIP) program Michigan Tech has been pursuing. “One project we have focused on is improving student retention and student success at the University,” said Les Cook, Vice President for Student Affairs. “One of the ideas that evolved out of this AQIP project was to provide a student success center where we could more intentionally mentor and advise students,” said Cook. Through a donation from an alum, the area of the Administration building where Financial Aid, COMPASS and the Dean of Students are located will be revamped this summer to become the Wahtera Center for Student Success.
The name for the center is in memory of Waino Wahtera, an alumnus of Michigan Tech who passed away and left a donation for the university, which will be put toward the student success center. A new system, ‘My Michigan Tech’ portal, is already available for new incoming students, and will launched in the fall to current students. “Basically it’s set up to replace Banweb but will be much more user friendly and will have far more information designed for each student,” said Cook.
New ID cards will be issued to all students, faculty and staff this fall, some will begin being issued this summer as a pilot program. “Everybody in the fall will have a new student or staff id,” said Cook. The new ID cards will be proximity cards and new proximity readers will be installed on campus. The cards will also be able to be used as a swipe access card in areas where proximity readers do not get installed. The proximity cards are a very similar technology to the RFID cards the university has discussed using in the past. Starting September 3, 2013
Michigan Tech campus will be tobacco free. The idea is for a gentle rollout of the policy; students have received emails about the policy and will continue to receive updates and reminders as the fall semester approaches. New signage will also be posted throughout the main campus. “We’re not going to be out policing people, rather a campaign to get people to not use tobacco on campus,” said Cook. New in the fall will be a program where a faculty member will reside in a residence hall. Dave Poplawski
from the Department of Computer Science will live in McNair for the fall semester. The Honors Institute will also have a new space in the fall in a house owned by the university adjacent to West McNair. Other potential projects on campus include a number of external and internal renovations to Daniel Heights and a renovation of the laundry facilities, quad core area and game room of DHH. Students should look forward to changes for the coming fall semester and look forward to the sunshine of the summer and fall (hopefully).
Left: Zach Solka is one of many Michian Tech students that will be affected by the smoking ban beginning fall 2013. Right: The DHH laundry room is one area set for renovation. Photos by Kourtney Cooper (top) and Noki Arguello (bottom)
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The Bent to be a highlight of campus NICOLE IUTZI Lode Writer
The Bent engineering symbol to be displayed on campus. Photo courtesy of Kelsey Michael
Whenever a student organization has a significant occasion, it’s exciting for many on campus. On May 2 at 2 p.m. between Rehki and the Library, Tau Beta Pi will be holding a ceremony to unveil their symbol the “Bent” on campus. They invite all faculty, students and staff to attend the ceremony and enjoy refreshments after the ceremony. “Tau Beta Pi is the second-oldest honor society and the only engineering honor society that represents the entire field of engineering,” said member Danielle Ahrens. What is also very unique about Tau Beta Pi is it is the only engineering honor society that represents all different types of engineers. Michigan Tech’s Tau Beta Pi is one of 241 collegiate chapters in the United States with a total of 540,000 initiated members across the country. Michigan Tech’s chapter does many things including organizing and hosting Scholar’s Night each fall. “We hold various professional development opportunities for the general membership throughout the year,” said Ahrens. “We also participate in service projects and community outreach programs such as the Family Engineering Night program, which seeks to educate elementary school students and their families about basic science and engineering principles through fun, hands-on activities.”
Though the chapter has had the “Bent” since the 1970’s, its location was not known on campus and many chapter members didn’t even realize it was there. This is what inspired them to put it between the Library and Rehki because more people would be able to see and enjoy it. The “Bent” is modeled after the load-bearing truss, which makes it both practical to engineers and it represents the role of past engineers supporting the success of the future. This was all made possible for Tau Beta Pi thanks to Dean Worek and Michigan Tech’s Facilities Management. Worek made first contact with those involved to get the process going. “We worked with George Butvilas, Director of Facilities and a group of engineers there. George was a huge help with cutting through the usual University ‘Red Tape’ to get our project underway. We are very appreciative of how quickly this project has moved along. Facilities has helped us pick a location, design the pedestal and surrounding gardens and will be in charge of installation,” said Ahrens. The chapter is very excited to have the “Bent” become a prominent part of campus to be seen by many students, staff and faculty. “Engineering is obviously very prevalent on this campus,” said Ahrens. “The Bent will not only recognize the entire engineering profession but will also serve to remind our members and the general student population to strive towards integrity and excellence in engineering.”
Tech Alum publishes fantasy novel “Land of Enchantas” KATELYN WAARA News Editor Sometimes all it takes is that one, good story idea and off goes your imagination. Faster than Corey LaBissoniere’s fingers could type or his hand could write, his brain created the magical world of the “Land of Enchantas.” As a graduate of Houghton High School and a Michigan Tech Alum with a Psychology degree, LaBissoniere always wanted to become a published
author. His first novel, “Land of Enchantas,” took 12 total years and a major case of writers block to complete. Started and saved on a floppy disk for later, when the time came for LaBissoniere to revive the novel and finally finish it, he had to find a place that would read the floppy disk for him. 4 months later, “Land of Enchantas” was completed. As described on the author’s website, “Land of Enchantas” follows four young high school students, Ryan, Mel, Sally and John, who “know nothing about each other and are unaware of
One day while I was driving with a friend, I thought of this story and began to write.
the secrets held beneath their small town.” Making reference to his home’s mining history, an old mine holds a “magical portal to a colorful world inhabited by taking animals, screaming vegetables, evil sorcerers and other mythical creatures.” The
strangers must embark on a journey to fulfill Fate’s ancient prophecy, bring peace back to the Land of Enchantas and ultimately to get them home. LaBissoniere is currently Continued on page 5
Author Corey LaBissionere. Photo courtesy of Brockway Photography
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Hawaii approves Telescope plan
Building the world’s largest optical telescope is a big project in itself. Putting one on top of a volcano is another. Recently, the Hawaii State Board of Land and Natural Resources approved a plan to do just that. To be placed at the summit of Mauna Kea volcano in Hawaii, the thirty meter telescope will allow astronomers to watch new planets and stars being formed and to observe planets that orbit stars other than the sun. It should also help them to see 13 billion light years away from Earth. Leaders of the project include the University of California system, the California Institute of Technology and the Association of Canadian Universities for Research in Astronomy. They are currently negotiating a sublease for land from the University of Hawaii. Construction costs of the project are expected to top $1 billion. Every project has a downside, however, and some native Hawaiian groups are petitioning against the telescope, arguing that because the mountain summit
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Nike’s recent ad trying to erase negativity around Tiger Woods’ personal life has drawn criticism. Photo courtesy of NYT
is sacred, placing a telescope there would defile it. Tradition in Hawaii holds that high altitudes are sacred.
Nike seeks to regain its footing
Sports equipment and gear is often dominated by a select few brands, including Nike. The company has been in the news recently, however, for an ad congratulating Tiger Woods on becoming the world’s No. 1 golfer. The quote on the ad reads, “Winning takes care of everything.” A number of negative responses to the ad have been seen. Critics believe it appears insensitive, “implying that the
negative publicity about his personal life could be erased by victory on the golf course,” according the the NYT. Nike has had an increasingly hard time standing out from the crowd in terms of memorable advertising. Demographics may be to blame for this; the loyal customers of the 80’s and 90’s ads and products are now older. The younger generations now look at the brand differently. Several athletes Nike has worked with, including Woods, Lance Armstrong and Oscar Pistorius, have been in trouble in recent years for a variety of reasons. Source: NYT
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working on a sequel to “Land of Enchantas.” He hopes to turn the series into a trilogy. “The plan is to first at least have a trilogy. The second book will be a little darker than the first. It will still be a fun read but the characters are going to be more drawn out,” said LaBissoniere. As a member of the Upper Peninsula Authors and Publishers Association as well as a brother of the Zeta Epsilon Chapter of Sigma Phi Fraternity International, LaBissoniere is currently working as an adoption worker at U.P. Kids in Houghton, which he loves. When it comes to writing,
for those who are interested in the art, LaBissoniere has advice to give about the power of your imagination. “As you write, let your imagination flow naturally because you never know where it’ll take you… you’ll be surprised.” “Land of Enchantas” by Corey M. LaBissoniere is published by Martin Sisters Publishing and is now available for purchase at the publisher’s website, Amazon and other locations online. For more information about the author, visit (coreylabissoniere.com). “Land of Enchantas” can also be found on Facebook.
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Keweenawesome Fest 2013
(Above) Students dance to the music beneath the lights at K-fest. (Right) The WMTU Ape shows off his moves at K-fest. Photos by Noki Arguello
Tea for three: Lady Bird, Pat & Betty ROHIT SHARMA Lode Writer The Visual and Performing Arts Department and the Visiting Women & Minority Lecture Series hosted the eternal, theatrical one woman show, “Tea for Three: Lady Bird, Pat & Betty” on Wednesday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the McArdle Theater. Written by Eric H. Weinberger and starring the Emmy Award winner Ms. Elaine Bromka, the play revealed the secrets of the three
former First Ladies. Byam Stevens directed the enthralling eightyfive minute performance. The color character shots were by Marotta: Lady Bird Johnson- in pink dress; Pat Nixonfacing to the side a bit, in teal blue dress and Betty Ford- with hands in the air, in a periwinkle polka dot dress. The play depicts the three small town girls who married political men who later became president of the United States. They suddenly found themselves as celebrities and served through extraordinary circumstances.
“Tea For Three” portrays the germane political era with behind the scenes looks at Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon and Betty Ford. The play won accolades for its humor and passion while touring the country. What makes the play most elegant is the star Elaine Bromka, who has over thirty year’s experience in film, television, Broadway and off-Broadway. She’s shown extreme dedication towards her work as she spent months poring over videotapes studying the body language, speech pattern and
lifestyle. The presence of Bromka was enlightening as she visited classes in the Visual and Performing Arts Department and offered a monologue development workshop. Besides this, she discussed the mandatory entrepreneurial skills. The event was sponsored by the Visiting Women & Minority Lecturer/ Scholar Series, which was funded by the President’s Office and a grant to the Office of Institutional Diversity for the State of Michigan King-Chavez-Parks Initiative.
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Bill Cosby sets sights on Houghton TRAVIS PELLOSMA Lode Writer He’s known as one of America’s most-beloved comedians and storytellers of our time, showering us with the delights of his comedy, albums and even books. Clear out your Friday night schedule this coming May because you will have a once in a lifetime opportunity to see the one and only Bill Cosby perform live in Houghton! Now don’t go off thinking that this is your typical run-ofthe-mill performance. Not only will you have the chance to see Cosby’s comedy routines, but this show also will be doubling as a fundraising event with the money being sent to the Houghton Rotary and the local community. Unlike other events, this will be held at the John MacInnes Ice Arena, which is only fitting to accompany
the thousands of tickets that have already been sold. What makes this event so special to see? Beyond the fact that it’s a fundraising event for the local community, it’s also a family-friendly event filled with laughs and memories that family and friends will be able to cherish for a lifetime. Seeing this amazing performance and helping the community at the same time is certainly worth anyone’s time. Tickets are selling fast, so be sure to purchase yours soon. The event will be held Friday, May 17, at John MacInnes Ice Arena starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are selling from a range of $25 to $75 based on seating location and can be bought by phone at (906) 487-2073 or by visiting (rozsa.mtu.edu). A special thanks goes out to the Houghton Rotary, and the various sponsors that have made this event possible for the community.
Beyond the fact that it’s a fundraising event for the local community, it’s also a family-friendly event filled with laughs and memories that family and friends will be able to cherish for a lifetime.
Comedian Bill Cosby. Photo courtesy of The News Tribune
2012-13 Concert Season finishes with “Springtime Voices” NICK BLECHA Pulse Editor The 2012-13 concert season for Michigan Tech’s Visual and Performing Arts department is wrapping up next Saturday, April 27, with the Michigan Tech Concert Choir and the Michigan Tech Chamber Singers performing a joint concert, “Springtime Voices,” at 7:30 p.m. The first half of the concert will feature the Chamber Choir, “conScience,” a 12-member, student-only, auditioned ensemble, and focuses on what director Jared Anderson calls “Aspects of Imagination.” The chamber choir’s selections will include the six chansons of Paul
Hindemith, “staples of the chamber choir repertoire,” according to Anderson. It will also have three “perspectives on love” via settings of different love poems: “Your Fragrence,” a translation of a text by Rumi; Shakespeare’s Sonnet 64, set to music by composer Dominic Argento; and Claudio Montevedri’s “Ah! dolente partita.” Other selections include two other settings of Shakespeare by jazz composer George Scheuring, and a setting of Stephen Sondheim’s “Sunday.” The second part of the concert will feature the Concert Choir, an 85-member group split about equally between students and community members, and will feature “a real eclectic mix” of
songs. The first set is a “mystical kind of set,” including “Lion of the Heart,” another setting of a Rumi text composed by J. David Moore, as well as a piece called “Past Life Melodies” by Australian composer Sarah Hawkins. The latter is a wordless piece; instead of words, the vocals consist of various kinds of sounds that tie into Aboriginal Australia. Other selections from this part of the concert include “Sun, Moon, and Stars,” which starts with a setting of an old folk melody from Mexico; “Epitaph for Moonlight,” an experimental piece (at least in the 1960s, when it was written) about how the race to put a man on the moon would take away the moon’s romanticism; and “Sure on this Shining Night,” a piece that focuses
on the imagery of stars. They will also perform some of their songs from the planned trip to the Balkans later this year, which includes music from that area as well as some American spirituals. The Michigan Tech Concert Choir has performed since 1980. It was originally organized by Milton Olsson as the Michigan Tech Campus Chorus, and was renamed in 1997 when it had grown to over seventy regular members. It has toured often throughout its history, beginning in 1990 with a tour to Mexico City, and touring to a variety of locations including the Czech Republic, Austria, Brazil, Russia and China since then. “conScience” is a much younger group, founded by Jared Anderson last year.
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Michigan Tech Lode OPINION The MUB Lounge: a step into the future
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 Krysten Cooper
ZONE Have you ever heard of the Miserable Tech Lewd? If not, you are in for a treat next Tuesday. Every year, the Lode staff takes a muchneeded break before finals week and produces a satirical version of our paper, which we call the Lewd. I always enjoy working on the Lewd and not just because it is a break from our typical routine. The ingenuity of the Lode staff is what’s truly exciting. Each year I am amazed at what the Lode staff produces in this genre. It’s a wonderful experience to see the sense of humor of everyone on staff in one place. It’s also a space where creativity from designers and photographers can be showcased outside of our normal guidelines. Each time the Lewd is printed, it is different from previous years. Sometimes there is a theme throughout the entire paper, connecting all the stories. Sometimes there is no connection between the content. Some stories will make readers laugh out loud and others will merit confused grins. So, take a break and relax from the news before finals! Make sure to get your paper copy next Tuesday as stories from the Lewd will not be available online. Since this is our last regular issue until Fall 2013, the Lode staff wishes you a happy summer, wherever it is taking you.
ZACH EVANS Lode Writer Recently, the MUB Board announced plans to renovate the Memorial Union Building’s outdated basement into a modern lounge. The project is designed around the idea of the lounge serving as a trendy coffee house, though talk about the ability to serve alcohol has tainted opening impressions. Unfortunately, this controversy has led many students to believe that the MUB basement will be turned into a bar, which is simply untrue. This misconception could potentially harm the progress of this project, one that has the potential to change the way Tech students interact with their campus. As policy currently stands, Tech is not a “dry” campus. In fact, Dining Services already owns liquor licenses that allow them to serve alcohol at several locations including the MUB, Rozsa and Wads. This service is mainly used in the form of a cash bar, which is set up during special events in which mild alcohol consumption is appropriate. In regards to the MUB
lounge, any alcohol being served would be through this service, not a permanent inhouse system. Another aspect to consider is that no student funds will be used to bring alcohol to the lounge. Alcohol would be served only at events similar to those where it is already served. It would merely be a change of venue to a nicer, modernized atmosphere. Considering
Many of the buildings reek of antiquity and do not have a particularly welcoming aesthetic due to their utilitarian nature, this is especially true of the MUB basement, which hasn’t received proper attention for at least 50 years. On top of the lack of visual competence, there is no real student “hang out” location. Students in the residence halls mainly stay there while off-
As policy currently stands, Tech is not a “dry” campus.
the mixed demographic of campus events, the MUB Board plans on providing extra care during events where alcohol might be available. They will be limiting the number of drinks as well as increasing awareness. Assuming students actually use the Lounge, it can also provide a safer atmosphere for occasional legal drinking, as sober event leaders will keep watch to ensure responsibility. Beyond the issue of alcohol, this project is important in updating Tech’s image as a campus worthy of student attention.
campus students have little reason to stay on campus. Tech needs a place that is not just convenient but also has a pull factor that draws students in, giving them an active reason to hang out on campus. The MUB basement will easily fill this need, and the plans for a high tech atmosphere can even make it a draw factor for potential students. This project is an important step for the Tech community and it would be a shame if initial misunderstandings prevent this idea from coming to fruition.
Children and Medication MEGAN WALSH Lode Writer All throughout my childhood, I was a quiet kid. I preferred playing by myself and I stressed out over little things that most children would never worry about. After a couple years of struggling with this anxiety, my parents decided to bring me to a psychiatrist. After just a few visits, I was diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and put on Zoloft to deal with my quiet, anxious personality. The medication made me feel like a robot. It completely altered my personality, which, looking back, wasn’t as “messed up” as I thought. Luckily, after a couple of years I took myself off of it and embraced my introverted nature. According to the Archives of General Psychiatry, from 1993 to 2009, prescriptions of antipsychotic drugs per
100 children (0-13 years old) rose from 0.24 to 1.83. The majority of these antipsychotic drugs are being prescribed to children who have been diagnosed with Attention Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). One of the major causes of this increase in the use of prescription drugs has to do with the changes that have been made to the American Psychiatric Association’s manual (DSM). The newest version of the DSM has been altered so that children and adults who may not have been diagnosed with certain disorders now fall into a category that labels them as having a disorder. For example, now typical toddler tantrums can identify a baby as having a mood disorder. Children and adolescents have normal bouts of anxiousness and grief. This is not to say that there are not children who need medications to help them to live a normal, happy life, however, many are now being
misdiagnosed and prescribed medications that can cause severe physical and mental side effects. When asked why millions of children are being wrongly diagnosed, Jerome Kagan, a key pioneer in developmental psychology, responded by saying, “Well, most of all, it means more money for the pharmaceutical industry and more money for psychiatrists and people doing research.” This is not a reason to continue to put children on such harsh medications. By putting an energetic third-grade boy on Ritalin, you are telling him that there is something wrong with him. It stereotypes him as a child with a mental disorder. When a child is struggling, medication should not be the first option to turn to. There needs to be a shift in importance from money to health. Making sure that our children are healthy and free to be themselves is more important than profiting from a new drug.
The Lode would like to apologize for a mistake in last weeks article “Condom machine: help or harm?” IRHC only allocated $500 for the cost of the machine and this money could not be used for maintenance issues.
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This feature is aimed at helping the Michigan Tech community with sex-related questions from both male and female student perspectives. Feel free to email us questions or comments at email@example.com or submit them on our website (www.mtulode.com) under “Submit a News Tip.”
“My boyfriend is graduating this semester, but I’ll be stuck here for another year and away from him for that year at least. How can we keep the intimacy, both physical and emotional, despite the distance?”
Peaches Perspective Since we started writing, Cream and I have discussed how important physical intimacy and emotional intimacy are to each other many times. Most of the time we discuss issues of on-campus couples, so the focus is usually on physical intimacy. In a long distance relationship, there’s not much you can do about the physical side, so if you want to keep the relationship strong, you have to focus on the emotional bond. As I said, options to keep your sexual appetite satisfied are pretty limited. It’s more or less like being single, except there’s no possibility of fooling around until you see him again. I would encourage both of you to please yourselves often. You can’t touch each other, but you can still give each other plenty of stimulation. While it’s a serious risk, visuals get a lot of people going. Whether it’s video or photos, showing each other what you’ve been missing can drive you both crazy. Phone sex is another option with much less risk. It can be really awkward, but hearing each other’s sex sounds makes it worth getting used to. Another option is to send sex stories via text, email or letters. This may seem
Cream’s Commentary less exciting, but writing allows more detail and story development. It’s also easy to break out when your boyfriend is too busy to talk. If you’re not sure where to start, describe your favorite sexual experiences or things you really want to try. All of this can make you feel closer, but there is no substitute for the real thing. Visit as often as is reasonable. Not being able to have sex is really frustrating, but from a year worth of long-distance dating during college, nothing is worse than if the emotional bond crumbles. Here are a few things I’ve learned from mine and friends’ long-distance relationships: Skype or Google+ is worth figuring out how to use so you can see each other. Mail is really exciting, so send each other letters, mixed CDs, colored pictures, photos, care packages, etc.—the cheesier and more over-the-top the better. Send each other funny videos or songs that express your feelings. Talking will get old, so find games to play online or watch the same movies or read the same books or articles and discuss them. If you need more ideas or support many long distance couples have advice online.
Based on responses from 83 Lode readers.
Do you think that you will spend more time at the MUB after it is renovated?
During my time here at Michigan Tech, I have been in a long-distance relationship or two. Although they haven’t turned out quite as I had hoped, I learned some important things from them. In your situation, you have hope that you can live happily after a year if everything works out correctly. This might seem like a long time right now, but in the grand scheme of things it is a relatively short period of time. You also have the advantage of having spent time together at this glorious institution, so you know each other fairly well and have established a level of trust. Trust is a must-have in a successful long-distance relationship. Trust allows you to still go out and have fun without offending your significant other or making them feel bad that they can’t be with you. It also allows them to be social and make friends at their new job without you having to fret. Worry and suspicion will put unnecessary stress on your relationship. Along those same lines, there will be nights when you want to be next to someone and he won’t be able to be there. Nights like that aren’t
easy, but you have to keep your eyes on the prize. For keeping physical intimacy, there are a few options. First and foremost, visit each other often. Hopefully, with their fancy new job, they will have weekends off and will be willing to make the drive to come see you every now and again. If the drive is too far, video chat is available online for free from several services. Men are very visual when it comes to sexuality, so a little video tease every now and then may be a nice treat for him. Trust comes into play here too since screenshots can come back to haunt you. Make sure that you have an agreement about what to do with pictures and videos should the relationship go south. To stay emotionally close, I would suggest talking as often as possible. Both people have to be on board for this to work since one-sided conversations can become annoying if you aren’t careful. A well-timed phone call or text can go a long way in keeping emotionally close to your partner. On the opposite end of this spectrum, it can be healthy to give each other some space and freedom too.
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Matches played by men’s tennis over the weekend. They went 1-2 in the GLIAC action.
Overall wins by men’s tennis this season. They went 6-5 in GLIAC play and wrapped up their 2012-13 effort this past weekend.
Place jumper Jevon Maddox took in the triple jump at the Hillsdale meet this past weekend.
Jevon Maddox competes in the triple jump. As of April 8, Maddox became the school record holder for this event. Photos courtesy of MTU Athletics
JORDAN ERICKSON Sports Editor Track and field athlete Jevon Maddox broke the school record for the triple
jump April 8 at the UWOshkosh Open. Maddox’s jump of 47-7 inches landed him at second place in the meet and was also a new personal best, despite the cold and rain of the meet.
Days until Husky football’s spring game. The game will take place April 20 on Sherman Field.
also competed in the 4x100 meter and the 4x400 meter races at the meet. This past weekend, the sophomore took first in the triple jump with a jump of 4715.
MTU Cross Country welcomes five new athletes ALYSSA DEBELAK
Games Husky hockey alum Chris Conners has played with the NHL’s Pheonix Coyotes.
“I am proud of Jevon’s performance today,” said head coach Joe Haggenmiller. “The weather was less than ideal, but his hard work helped him excel today.” The sophomore jumper
Michigan Tech Cross Country and Track head coach Joe Haggenmiller announced that there will be five new members of the team next season. There are two women and three men. Both of the women who signed the National Letter of Intent are Upper Peninsula natives who ran track in high school. Jamie Dompier is a Panther from Chassel High School, which is a Division Three school. At an Upper Peninsula State Track and Field Meet she set a record in the 200 yard dash with a time of 26.36 seconds, which she won. She also won the 100 yard dash with a time of 12.7 seconds. For the 400 dash she took just over a minute, with a time of 63.05 seconds. Julia Lean is a Copper King from
Calumet High School. She has had six all-state performances. At the Upper Peninsula Division One State Track Meet in 2012 she finished second in the 1,600 and the 3,200. The mile took her five minutes and 32 seconds. The two mile took her 11 minutes and 51 seconds. Kyle Petermann is a thrower from Clintonville, Wisc. At the 2012 Wisconsin Division Two State Track Meet Kyle got a third place finish in the discus with a throw of 160-10. He got tenth in shot put with a 48-6.5 throw. His junior year he was named the Eastern Valley Field Event Athlete of the Year. At Clintonville High School he has school records for both shot put and discus. Along with being the regional champion for discus, he also has three Easter Valley All-Conference titles for throwing under his belt. Jason Saliga is from Leonard, Mich. and attended Romeo High School. He
qualified for states two times and he finished 19th in Division One cross country his senior year with a time of 15 minutes and 41 seconds. His junior year he finished 30th in the 3,200 at the Division One State Track Meet. He earned all-state, all-region and all county-honors during his time at Romeo. Jason has two older brothers currently on the Michigan Tech Track and Field team. Sean Pengelly from Howell, Michigan attended Hartland High School where he ran cross country and track. He qualified for states two times for cross country. His junior year he finished ninth with a time of 15:42, and his senior year he finished 27th with a time of 15:49. He has two records for the five-kilometer, at Hartland High School and Livingston County. The Huskies are very proud to have five new athletes on the Cross Country and Track Team.
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Men 1st, Women 5th at Hillsdale Invite ELLIE FURMANSKI Lode Writer Amidst cold temperatures and blowing snow, the Michigan Tech Men’s and Women’s Track and Field teams competed on Saturday, April 13 at the Hillsdale Invitational in Hillsdale, Michigan. The men’s team was able to put forward an impressive showing of events, leading them to a first place finish out of nine teams with 158 points. The Huskies were able to edge Grand Valley State by 11.5 points for the win. Meanwhile, the women’s team continues to hang in the middle of their field. They placed fifth out of nine teams with 44 points. The depth of talent on the men’s side is evident given the numerous athletes able to contribute to the overall team score. In sprints, Quinn Parnell demonstrated his dominance in the 100 m and 200 m dashes by placing first in both events. He won the 100 in a time of 10.88 and the 200 in 21.89. This was Parnell’s third consecutive meet this spring placing first in both events. Once again, Nathan Saliga’s
performance in the 400 m dash stood out. Saliga placed second with a time of 48.91, just 0.01 seconds behind Grand Valley’s first place finisher. The Huskies had four runners place in the top five in the 800 m run. Dylan Anderson took first in a time of 1:56.56. Teammates Jani Lane and Benjamin Kramka tied for second after both finishing in 1:58.91. Kyle Hanson rounded off the scoring for the Huskies in the event with a fifth place finish (2:00.32). In the 3000 m steeplechase, Bradon Kampstra and Derek Brandt earned first and second place finishes for the Huskies. Kampstra won the race by a fairly large margin in a time of 9:48.58 over Brandt’s time of 10:32.47. The Huskies earned two first place finishes in the jumping events. Nathan Hood took first in long jump with a 22’-5.25” leap, and Jevon Maddox’s 47’-1.5” score blazed the triple jump competition by nearly a one foot margin. Maddox fell 5.5” short of the triple jump school record which he set last week at 47’-7”. Jared Berryman and Steven Saliga stood out for the Huskies in throws. Berryman earned a pair of third place finishes in the discus throw (148’-5”) and shot put (46’-3.25”). Saliga’s 155’-
10” throw earned him a second place the women’s side with a second place finish in javelin. finish in the 5000 m run. Her time of Also noteworthy 18:31.02 was just shy were the men’s of four seconds behind 4x400 m relay teams’ The men’s Wayne State’s first place performances. The finisher. team Huskies’ ‘A’ relay squad Once again, Deedra placed second in a time was able Irwin and Melanie of 3:25.47. Maddox placed well to put forward Hoffman led the relay followed for the Huskies in their by Shawn Shove, an impressive respective events. Irwin Dylan Anderson and took fourth in the 1500 showing of Nathan Saliga. The m run (4:54.86) and ‘B’ relay, made up of events, leading Hoffman placed fifth Pat Spalding, Allen the 100 m hurdles them to a first in Harrison, Sam McKay (16.78). and Quinn Parnell, place finish out of The women’s 4x400 finished fifth in 3:34.19. m relay team also nine teams with earned points for the The women had a greater variety of 158 points. The Huskies with a sixth athletes contribute finish. Danielle Huskies were able place to the team score Brzezinski, Melanie compared to past to edge Grand Hoffman, Deedra Irwin meets. Natalie Elizabeth Wohlford Valley State by and Berryman led the completed the relay in Huskies with 22 points. 11.5 points for 4:12.71. She took first in discus Up next for the the win. with a 134’-8” throw Huskies will be the and earned a pair of Al Owens Invite in third place finishes in Allendale, Mich. this shot put (36’-9”) and javelin (99’-9”). coming weekend. The meet will be a Amanda Halonen put forward one two day event taking place Friday, April of the best performances of the day on 19, and Saturday, April 20.
Men’s Tennis finishes 1-2 in Ohio this past weekend ELLIE FURMANSKI Lode Writer This past weekend, the Michigan Tech Men’s Tennis team closed out their regular season with three consecutive matches. The Huskies lost to Ohio Dominican and Tiffin on Friday, April 12, and Saturday, April 13, respectively, but were able to pick up a win against Findlay on Sunday, April 14. Friday’s match against Ohio Dominican ended in a 7-2 loss. The Huskies earned a point each in doubles and singles. Duo Built Yumuang and Javier Oliveros picked up the Huskie’s first point with an 8-4 win at No. 2 doubles. Pedro Rodriguez at No. 4
singles capped off the Huskies’ scoring. Rodriguez came back from a 6-7 loss in the first set and won the second set 6-1 to send the match into a tiebreaker. The third set was tightly contested, but Rodriguez was able to hold on to a 14-12 win. Two other singles flights were sent into a tiebreaking third set. Oliveros at No. 2 went down 6-1 then fought back to win the second set 6-2. Unable to capitalize in the end, he lost the third set 6-4. The second was at No. 6. Jimmy Konarske started out with a 4-6 first set win but lost the second set 6-1. Ohio Dominican’s Gerardo Perez came back with all cylinders firing and swept the tiebreaker 10-1.
Saturday’s loss to Tiffin was by a closer margin. After earning only three points in singles, the Huskies lost by a score of 6-3. The match started off in favor of Tiffin with the Dragons sweeping the doubles competition 3-0. Felipe Dos Santos/Pedro Rodriguez at No. 1 and Andrew Kremkow/ Jimmy Konarske at No. 3 both fell 8-4. Built Yumuang and Javier Oliveros at No. 2 lost 8-5. In singles, the Huskies picked up points at Nos. 1, 4 and 6 where Dos Santos, Rodriguez and Konarske each won by straight sets. Dos Santos won 6-4, 6-4, Rodriguez earned a comfortable 6-0, 6-3 decision and Konarske picked up the win going 6-0, 7-5.
Sunday’s match against Findlay marked the Huskies’ final match of the regular season. Kicking off with doubles, the Huskies found themselves down 2-1 after managing to earn only one win on the three doubles courts. Yumuang and Oliveros at No. 2 picked up the win with an 8-3 decision. The Huskies fell 8-5 at No. 1 and 8-4 at No. 3. A much stronger showing in singles earned the Huskies five additional points to solidify their 6-3 win over the Oilers. The Huskies won by straight sets at Nos. 1, 4 and 6. Yumuang and Nick Kremkow at Nos. 3 and 5, respectively, were able to piece together third set wins each. Findlay earned their lone point in singles at No. 2 where
Oliveros fell 7-5, 7-5. The Men’s Tennis GLIAC Tournament will be held this weekend. The first matches will be held starting Friday, April 19, at the Midland Community Tennis Center in Midland, Mich. Only the top eight teams based on regular season conference winning percentage will compete. The Huskies ended their regular season with a 6-5 conference record, 15-8 overall. While the standings have not been finalized, currently the Huskies stand tied for sixth with Tiffin with a 0.545 win percentage. Best of luck to the Huskies as they close out their season this weekend at the GLIAC Tournament.
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The Michigan Tech Fishing Club
Members of the Michigan Tech Fishing Club show off their catches from various spots around the Keweenaw. Photos courtesy of Benjamin Limberg (lower left) and Courtney Sian (all the rest)
ALYSSA DEBELAK Lode Writer The Michigan Tech Fishing Club was established two years ago by Jordan Pontoni
and Mitchell Murphy. They both love fishing and felt like Michigan Tech didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have enough to offer in the way of fishing. They decided to take the initiative to start a club so they and others who are also
interested in fishing could have opportunities to go out and catch some fish. Two years later, the fishing club has 73 members, 25 who are involved regularly, and is continuing to grow. The club
recruits members by having booths at K-Day and Spring Fling, along with advertising every event with flyers and table tents. A lot of members have joined because they have heard positive things
from current members. The club meets every Thursday in Fisher 131 at 7 p.m. to plan for weekend events and to talk about Continued on page 15
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Fishing Club Continued from page 14 fishing. The club takes fishing trips almost every weekend. On Saturday, April 13 the club went to Chassel Bay to fish for crappie and perch. Eight people went on the outing, leaving at 7:45 a.m. and staying until 4 p.m., which is an average day for the fishing club. The club is usually not ice fishing in April, but the fishing all depends on the weather. On Sunday, April 14 the club hosted a fly fishing class where they learned how to cast a fly rod. The club has fished in Copper Harbor all the way to Huron Bay, and they have attended tournaments in Wisconsin before. Mitchell Murphy said, “I enjoy the members and the opportunities we have to get out and explore the great landscape and fishing that the UP has to offer,” when he was asked what his favorite
thing about being in the fishing club was. Benjamin Limberg has had many positive experiences with the fishing club at Michigan Tech. He was unable to pick his favorite part of being in the club. Coming to school can be a really hard transition, so the fishing club is a way to help people get out and do things. “When you are new to an area it is hard to go fishing right away because you don’t know the spots, bait shops, bodies of water, and so on. The club really helped me with that. I learned from people who already know the area and it really helped me adjust.” To be in the fishing club you do not even need to have your own equipment. Limberg said, “We have a ton of gear for both regular and ice fishing, and we will be getting a boat soon; being a member gives you access
to all of this. This is so nice because in college it is hard to afford the basic stuff let
don’t want to share their fishing spots or they don’t want to have to fish with
The club is always looking for new members and if you love fishing and exploring the Upper Peninsula it could be the thing for you
alone fancy fishing rods and gas powered augers, so it gives members a chance to fish even if they can’t afford the equipment.” A lot of people are skeptical about joining a club for fishing because they
other people, but Limberg disagrees. He said, “The reason why I love being in a fishing club in the first place is the combined, fishing based knowledge of a large group of fishermen allows you all to really get out and
share info, catch them, learns spots, which is what we’re after. As for sharing your fishing spots; just because some people share all their spots doesn’t mean you have to share all yours and you can learn about a ton of new hot spots without giving up all of yours.” The fishing club at Michigan Tech is a great way to get outside, go fishing and meet people with the same interests as you. The club is always looking for new members and if you love fishing and exploring the Upper Peninsula, or just want to learn more about the sport it could be the thing for you.
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Needed: Building Materials, Appliances and Home Furnishings your donations will benefit local families in need
We will be on campus at the Mub with the ReStore truck accepting donations on April 30 and May 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Or items may be dropped off at
Habitat for Humanity Calumet ReStore
Pine Street Calumet or contact Michael D’Angelo at 281-6295
Find your remodeling and home repair materials at the ReStore!
d Events f Upcoming
April 16 - April 23
“Fiddler on the Roof”
Thursday-Saturday, April 18-20.
A musical theatre classic featuring many memorable tunes. Economic depression, threats of war, ethnic hatred and violence grab at Tevye’s shirt sleeve as he makes his way through the world caring for his family and horse, seeing his children married well and dreaming of a better life. Tevye is “every man,” every one of us who share hope, joy and heartache. Fiddler on the Roof remains one of the world’s favorite musicals, for just these reasons it affirms the goodness and oddness of life, of love. Tickets for general admissions cost $18.75 and Michigan Tech Students attend at no cost via the Experience Tech Fee.
Spring Fling 2013-Pirates Edition
Friday, April 19. 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. All Over Campus
Are you ready to celebrate the end of the school year and hopefully enjoy nice weather? Then check out Spring Fling! Spring Fling 2013 will see a pirate theme. This is a time where students celebrate the end of the year by engaging in all sorts of fun activities while enjoying food, music and fun! Registered organizations set up booths all around campus and hand out free goodies, host a game and/or provide more information about their organization. This is a great opportunity to get involved with the campus community and celebrate spring.
Gear Swap-Outdoor Adventure Program
Friday April 19.
4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Looking for gear for your outdoor adventures? Outdoor gear will be for sale at the OAP House, some large-ticket items will be available through a silent auction. Name your price and bring your swap-able gear to the OAP House. They are accepting gear at their location until 3 p.m. on April 19. Call 487-290 for more information.
I-Night-Hosted by International Club
Saturday, April 20. 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. MUB Commons
The International Club would like to invite you to International Night 2013! Enjoy a multi-course dinner while watching international performances including: singing, dancing and community drumming. Tickets are available for $12 for students, faculty and staff. Community tickets will be sold for $15. Tickets will be available for purchase starting the week of April 15 in the MUB Commons and will also be sold at the door of International Night.
White Water Rafting Peshtigo River-OAP
Sunday, April 21.
9:30 a.m. OAP
Join the Outdoor Adventure Program on a roadtrip to the Peshtigo River in Wisconsin for an awesome day of White Water Rafting! A wet suit and lunch are included in the $75 cost to attend the trip. Departure time is 9:30 a.m. from the OAP. Contact OAP for questions and more details.
Enter to Win a Semester of Tuition -Bosch-Honors Institute Scholarship Raffle
Now - September 6.
The Michigan Tech Honors Institute is pleased to announce the Bosch-Honors Institute Scholarship Raffle, offering a scholarship for one semester of tuition at Michigan Tech or one of two $250 gift cards to the University Bookstore. Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased online starting April 15 and will continue until 5 p.m. on September 4, 2013. This raffle raises funds for undergraduate research at Michigan Tech by funding the Undergraduate Research Expo and Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships. The winners of the scholarship and gift cards will be drawn at K-Day at McLain State Park on September 6, 2013 at 3 p.m. Ticket holders need not be present to win.
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after finals? -Katelyn Waara
“Fly fishing in Montana”
Faye Dompier “No class, more sleep!”
Melissa Wilber “Graduating!”