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Student Org Spotlight: Aquanauts EVAN MAYER Lode Writer With Lake Superior and a vast amount of other bodies of water just a short drive from Michigan Technological University’s campus, it is no surprise that the university has organizations that take advantage of all forms of water sports. The organization that has been taking advantage of the Upper Peninsula’s access to water the longest is the Aquanauts. The Aquanauts have a strong tradition, as they are one of the oldest organizations on campus. In fact, there are professors on campus that were members back when they were students. Since at least the 1970s, the Aquanauts have been offering an affordable way to get students and members of the community diving. All those years of experience has resulted in the organization being the largest public dive club in the Upper Peninsula. The Aquanauts meet every other Thursday at 8:15 p.m. in room 121B of the SDC, which is the classroom in the Multi-Purpose Room. Following the meeting and on non-meeting weeks, the organization reserves time in the pool at 9:00 p.m.

so members can dive. The Aquanauts are about more than just diving in a pool. Depending on the season, Aquanaut members can have up to two to three opportunities a week to dive in different locales across the Upper Peninsula. These spots include Eagle Harbor, Copper Harbor, Fortune Pond by Crystal Falls, and they will even dive in the Portage Canal despite its lack of visibility. Joining the Aquanauts is as easy as attending a meeting and paying the dues. The organization is also open to more than just students of the university, as the faculty and members of the community are welcomed to join. Joining does not mean that a new member can suit up and start diving however. First the new member has to take a class and become dive certified, which the organization will help set up for members. The club breaks up the year into three seasons: fall, spring, and summer. The dues are $20 a season or $50 for the entire year. The dues pay for air fills, open water equipment, exposure protection, and wet suits. The club continues to meet in the winter, but only dives in the pool. There are two types of membership currently available: full and associate. A full member’s responsibilities include showing up to meetings and voting for organizational positions and other matters. Associate members, on the other hand, just

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Study Abroad Gives Students an Edge in their Career Pursuit

New Zealand’s University of Otago, the oldest university in New Zealand, is one of many possible destinations for a study abroad.

HANNAH RAMSBY Lode Writer On Tuesday, September 23, International Program and Services (IPS) held the Study Abroad Fair in the main lobby of Fisher Hall. Representatives from the different programs, international students, and Tech students who have already completed study abroad programs all gathered at different booths to answer any questions that students might have about opportunities to study abroad in over forty different countries. Why should I study abroad? What if I don’t speak a different language? Won’t it delay my graduation? What’s the benefit of taking classes in a different country? These were some of the most common questions from students who are considering studying abroad. What if I don’t speak a different language? Dallas Bond, a Michigan Tech student

who spent a semester in Prague, the Czech Republic, was asked about his experience learning the Czech language abroad as opposed to learning it in the U.S. “I knew a few basic words [in Czech] before I went there. Then I took the language course while I was there. Now I’m at about an elementary speaking proficiency,” a level that would take several semesters in the U.S. to reach. “Through learning another language you grow as a person. It opens up the world to you. The more you know a language, the more you become accustomed to how other people act, how they think.” Bond goes on to explain how taking language classes abroad focuses more on conversation, as opposed to grammar. This method of teaching helps students to learn the language faster and adapt better in a culture that speaks that language. Won’t it delay my graduation? “We make sure that all the classes taken abroad are pre-approved by their advisor before they go. So that way they know

that when they get back, all their classes will transfer back into Michigan Tech credits. So study abroad will not delay your graduation in that aspect because you’re still going along with your plan,” says Vienna Chapin, the Study Abroad Coordinator at Michigan Tech. What are the benefits of taking classes in a different country? “They get firsthand experience meeting people from the country. So they get to know the country better. They see the differences just by going into shops or the supermarket. And it’s a great experience because people meet many other students, not necessarily from that country of origin, but from other countries who are also studying there,” says Leyre Alegre Figuero, the Advisor for the Spanish Modern Language Program here at Tech. Figuero is from Spain and studied abroad in France during her undergraduate studies. Why should I study abroad?

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This seems to be the question most relevant to Michigan Tech students. Why bother studying abroad? Besides the cultural experience, the development of critical thinking skills, the opportunity to learn a new language, and many other subjective benefits to studying abroad, there is one clear objective benefit that Tech students might be most interested in. Studying abroad puts you three steps ahead of someone else in the same career field in the pursuit of a job. “Job recruiters are looking for that extra wow factor,” says Chapin. “They already know that Michigan Tech students are smart, so what sets them apart from everybody else? Study abroad happens to be one of those things. They know that when students study abroad they are developing those critical thinking skills, learning how to adapt to a new culture, and just having that overall global experience that’s desirable for when job recruiters are looking for people. So study abroad is a great resume booster and sets you apart from all the other students who haven’t


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Humanitarian Concerns over Deportation of Haitians PETER NOUHAN News Editor In the midst of the media frenzy covering the ongoing migratory crisis in Europe, little attention has been paid to a similar crisis unfolding in the United States’ own backyard. Just a few weeks ago the DR (Dominican Republic) resumed deportations of Dominicans of Haitian descent. Nearly 400 Dominicans have been deported since the beginning of September, and tens of thousands more still face potential deportation. The crisis began with a ruling by the DR’s top court in September 2013, declaring that children of undocumented Haitian immigrants are no longer entitled to citizenship. The ruling denationalized more than 200,000 Dominican born immigrants living within the country and threatened an additional 400,000 non-native Haitian migrants who don’t have legal status. Soon after the Dominican court ruling in 2013, international pressure prompted the Dominican government to promise citizenship to children whose births were in the nation’s civil registry, and a chance for those not formally registered to obtain citizenship. However, fear of discrimination by authorities and difficulty obtaining the required documents kept most Haitian-Dominicans from attempting the registration process. Only onethird of more than 600,000 potential deportees registered by the June 17th, 2015 deadline. The Dominican government resumed deportations last month, arresting migrants during raids on farms and businesses in rural areas. It is estimated that more than 60,000 people have left voluntarily rather than face forced deportation. Thousands of displaced people are living in crowded makeshift camps near border towns like Anse à Pitres as they try to figure out how to reorganize their lives. This has exacerbated the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Haiti, which is still recovering from a devastating earthquake in 2010 that killed hundreds of thousands and displaced more than one million. It is estimated that no less than 80,000 displaced Haitians are still living in tents as a result of that earthquake. Interestingly, the majority of the world’s countries do not offer unconditional, birthright citizenship to anyone born within their state. In the United States, the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees that “all persons born or naturalized in the United States… are citizens of the United States.” However, only 30 countries in

Picture of makeshift border camp near Anse à Pitres in September 2015.

the world offer birthright citizenship, and those countries are primarily in North and South America. The majority of Europe, including Germany and the U.K., do not automatically give citizenship to children born to undocumented immigrant parents. These countries grant citizenship by right of blood. Many experts wonder if the DR’s history of animosity towards its island partner may be responsible for its effort to redefine citizenship and deport Haitians. Ethnic friction has been brewing for decades as thousands of poor Haitian migrants have crossed the border into a richer DR in search of jobs and better lives. Nationalist leaders of the DR have blamed the country’s poverty on these poor migrant workers. Additionally, the two countries are still sensitive about a Dominican led massacre known as El Corte, in which tens of thousands of Haitians and black Dominicans were murdered in 1937 on direct orders from the dictator Rafael Trujillo. There are also racial tensions underlying Dominican-Haitian social

relations. Dominicans continue to differentiate themselves from their more “African” Haitian counterparts, discriminating against Haitians for their cultural traditions and even their way of speaking. Perhaps the only thing that has stemmed the tide of mass deportations thus far has been the intense international pressure on the DR. Amnesty International has been especially vocal about the human rights concerns surrounding the potential deportations, citing cases of Haitian families being removed from their homes and children being banned from attending their schools. Additionally, the Peace Corps has sought the support of U.S. Secretary of State Kerry to suspend aid to Dominican security forces. The Peace Corps believes that continued military aid to the DR would undermine the efforts of human rights organizations to “protect vulnerable people, defend human rights, and bring the country into compliance with international law.” Another factor may have played a huge

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role in minimizing deportations so far. This has largely to do with the crucial sectors of the Dominican economy which depend on cheap immigrant labor. Sugar cane plantations and the construction industry would be struck especially hard if mass deportations were to commence. Unfortunately, there may be very little the international community can do to avoid this impending migratory crisis. It is important to recognize that the DR has the sovereign right to exercise authority over its borders and regulate the presence of foreign nationals. As long as the DR abides by international human rights treaties, there will be little that human rights organizations or foreign governments can do to prevent the DR from deporting hundreds of thousands of people. Many human rights organizations are hoping that continued international pressure will convince the DR to extend its deadline for citizenship registration, but serious doubt has been cast on these hopes with the DR’s most recent deportation efforts.


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DANIEL STOCKARD Lode Writer Picture this: it’s a beautiful Wednesday afternoon, 75 degrees and sunny. The Tech Trails are calling, but the half-finished Word document on the library computer screen forms an insurmountable barrier to freedom. The paper is due tomorrow, but it’s difficult figuring out where to go from here, and the empty chai latte cup on the table isn’t offering any advice. No worries though, because the Michigan Tech Multiliteracies Center (MTMC) is here to help. Located in 106 Walker Hall (the humanities building), the MTMC offers coaches trained to work with students on any written document: course assignments, research papers, lab write-ups, love letters, Facebook posts, and more. But as the name suggests, the Multiliteracy Center coaches are skilled with oral and visual modes of communication, while keeping in mind the diverse range of backgrounds our students represent. That means they can help with oral presentations, reading comprehension, and speaking skills in general. A common misunderstanding students have is that MTMC coaches are mostly humanities students. In reality, there are coaches representing majors from computer programming to environmental engineering, and everything in-between. They are more than happy to help with lab write-ups,

memos, and project reports. For those seeking help landing an internship, fellowship, full-time job, etc., coaches are experienced working with resumes, cover letters, application essays, and conducting mock interviews. For graduate students, coaches can assist with research proposals, dissertations, theses, and articles for publication. The center started offering graduate student writing groups this year, and that’s just one of the changes made in the past few months. Professor Abraham Romney took over as the director of the center last year, and he’s been looking into new ways the center could better serve students. “The MTMC has a history of being led well by former directors Nancy Grimm and Karla Kitalong, so we certainly have an important legacy to uphold,” Romney said. When asked what changes he had made, he pointed to the addition of “digital appointment and record keeping software.” Students can now make appointments online at learningcenters. mtu.edu, which keeps with the trend of making the center more accessible. For instructions on how to make an appointment, visit the center’s webpage at mtmc.hu.mtu.edu. The center is a service available without charge to everyone one campus, so they have their eyes open for ways to expand the user base. “We want students who don’t often venture to the Walker building to be reminded that this service is available for them,” Romney said. With that in mind, the MTMC is experimenting with holding limited hours in the library: 1:00pm-

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3:00pm Wednesday and Thursday across from the main help desk. The center is even looking into online consulting, where students could work with a writing coach from the comfort of their dorm room for at least preliminary feedback. “The goal is, of course, to get students familiar with what we offer so that they can come get more direct feedback from a coach in the center,” Romney said. One of the MTMC’s goals this year is to boost the percentage of students who choose to benefit from their services. “A misconception is that you only come if you’re really struggling,” Romney

“The MTMC has a history of being led well by former directors Nancy Grimm and Karla Kitalong, so we certainly have an important legacy to uphold.” -Professor Abraham Romney Director of Multiliteracies Center said, “Everyone can benefit, from undergraduates to graduate students to faculty”. So the next time there’s a paper that could use another pair of eyes, be sure to head over to Walker 106.

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Continued from page 3 studied abroad. Say there is a company who has an international office. They would rather hire someone who’s already been abroad and experienced being abroad for a while opposed to someone who hasn’t.” The University of California Merced has compiled a list of statistics found related to studying abroad. According to their website, 97% of study abroad students find employment within 12 months of graduation and starting salaries for graduates who have studied abroad are on average 25% more than students who have not studied abroad. Michigan Tech offers a great education for its students, preparing them for competitive careers with the critical skills to survive in these careers. Students looking for an advantage in their career field should consider studying abroad. Anyone who did not make it to the Study Abroad Fair can find out more about opportunities to study abroad at the International Programs and Services office located on campus in the Administrative Building, room 200. The office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm.

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What connects microRNA and proteins in the pancreas?

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“What makes studying microRNAs so difficult is that a single microRNA could have more than one target. This one microRNA can bind to a different functional RNA, which can have a totally different effect.”

many microRNAs. Tang and her team set out to separate which microRNA could be the culprit for increased alpha cell activity and glucagon production. Clues to MicroRNA Impacts Using a microRNA array in mouse models, Tang examined which strands were active in beta cells and alpha cells. Only a few stood out, and one – miR483 – shows a clear pattern. In the array image on the TKleft, each box is darker or lighter depending on how active a microRNA is. In alpha cells, miR-483 is light and low; in beta cells, it is dark and very active. Tang says “that means they have different functions” and, in this case, miR-483 increases insulin and inhibits glucagon. “But it’s quite hard to figure out which microRNA plays major functions,” Tang admits. “What makes studying microRNAs so difficult is that a single microRNA could have more than one target—this one microRNA can bind to

a different functional RNA, which can have a totally different effect. The key is to find the right microRNA and the right target and their interactions in the right cells inside the pancreas. To further complicate this relationship, miR-483 also targets a particular coding protein, called SOCS3, short for Supressor Of Cytokine Signaling 3, which magnifies its influence on insulin and glucagon production. On its own, SOCS3 inhibits beta cell growth; miR483 inhibits SOCS3, allowing for beta cell growth to increase. As Tang and her co-authors point out in their study, “the imbalance of miR-483 and its targets may play a crucial role in diabetes pathogenesis.” Only once more research has been done on these microRNA interactions will we better understand the genetic drivers of diabetes. But with this new data, the clues point to miR-483 with SOCS3 in the pancreas.

MicroRNA strands were once thought of as junk genetic material. Now, researchers know that these small structures help program surrounding genes, affecting everything from eye color to cancer. For diabetes, one such connection is a classic whodunit—it was miR-483 with the SOCS3 protein in the pancreas. Unraveling this mystery is the subject of a new paper published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry. Pancreatic Cells Xiaoqing Tang, one of the study coauthors and an assistant professor of biology at Michigan Technological University, is poised. She is as calm microRNAs can bind into functional as you’d expect a sleuth to be, and genes, though, which alters how those she explains the complex interactions genes are expressed,” she adds. of pancreatic microRNA with the Within alpha and beta cells, there are meticulousness of a crime scene investigator. First, Tang says, we have to start with the big picture—the pancreatic cells where these genes interact. “We’re interested in the alpha and beta cells,” says Tang, explaining that beta cells secrete insulin and alpha cells secrete glucagon, which regulate our blood sugar levels. A normal ratio is generally 80 percent beta cells and 15 percent alpha cells. “In type 2 diabetic patients, the ratio is imbalanced and we see beta cell loss and alpha cell expansion,” the researcher says. Balancing these hormones is difficult to coordinate because several organs— the liver and brain as well as the pancreas—are involved. But the real nuance is within the alpha and beta cells themselves. Genetics of Diabetes If DNA is like a blueprint, then RNA is the ink—it serves as the messenger between the genetic code stored in DNA and the molecules that are built following the blueprint model. MicroRNA is then the paper; and like empty space in a design, it’s easy to assume that the paper doesn’t affect the blueprint. “Before 1998, researchers just ignored the regions with microRNA,” Tang says, explaining that microRNA is non-coding, so it doesn’t carry direct genetic material, and is only tens of nucleotides long compared to DNA’s tens of thousands of nucleotides in length. “These small Xiaoqing Tang works with her students to study microRNA in pancreatic cells. Their findings could influence how to treat diabetes.

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Michigan Technological University Six is a perfect number, as any mathematician knows. So it’s fitting that Fabrizio Zanello’s latest—and finest—Patek Philippe timepiece rounds out his collection to an even half dozen. For in the world of watches, Patek is as perfect as it gets. Zanello, an associate professor of mathematical sciences at Michigan Technological University, has been collecting fine watches since 2005. They range from the everyday Rolex Submariner he wears to work to his latest acquisition: a 90,000-euro, limited-edition piece from Patek Philippe’s 175th anniversary collection. You are not likely to find that on his wrist, however. Along with his other ultra-luxury watches, it

spends most of its time in a safe, locked up in an undisclosed location. Which is too bad, in a way, because it would be something to see. Artisans took months to craft the dial from dozens of slivers of wood. It replicates a 1914 postcard showing a summer afternoon on Lake Geneva, complete with sailboats and the lake’s iconic fountain. “They only made three or four of these,” says Zanello. You can’t just buy a timeless timepiece like this off the rack. “Patek is the only company that doesn’t have to convince you to buy their product,” he says. “You have to convince them they should sell to you.” Not For Sale And if you are fortunate enough to be selected, good luck flipping your rare Patek to make a quick buck. Each has a unique number, and if yours shows up on Ebay, well,

don’t expect the company to sell you another if you start having regrets. “They have an office that checks the auctions, and if your watch is for sale, your name is crossed off,” says Zanello, the proud owner of 5089G-020. The G stands for “gray,” or white, gold, which he prefers for its subtlety. To qualify him for the commemorative watch, Zanello’s jeweler submitted his full curriculum vitae and proof that he was already a devoted collector. “It took me five previous Pateks,” he says, “including a beautiful calendar watch with the sun rising.”

“Every time Patek makes a new watch, there is this reach for something better, something that pushes the science of time measurement forward.” - Fabrizio Zanello

Fine Swiss watches are not the only beautiful things he loves. In a T-shirt and jeans world, Zanello has style. He buys all his clothes back home in Italy and speaks knowledgably about the best cashmere, made from the longest, finest strands of hair combed every spring from the undercoats of Mongolian goats. Under his desk is more footwear than most men have in their entire closet, including a to-die-for pair of black and white spectator shoes. Milan, Paris Fashion Week With such a wardrobe, it may seem that Zanello should be Michigan Tech’s poster child for Milan Fashion Week; on this particular day, models a thousand miles away are striding up and down Italian runways, selling fancy clothes to even fancier people.

But his appreciation for beauty goes back and far beyond what’s trending on #MFW15, which concludes today, or Paris Fashion Week, #pfw, which begins Wednesday as the stylish spectacle ripples its way ‘round the globe. It started in elementary school. “I always cite my Montessori teacher, Vanda Mazzarello,” he says. She showed him the beauty in his favorite subject. “Pure math is flawless,” says Zanello. “I really like the certainty, the perfection it gives.” Years later, as a doctoral student at Queen’s University in Canada, Zanello researched algebra; now he focuses on algebra and combinatorics and has held appointments at MIT, Notre Dame, the University of Genoa and the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden. Since coming to Michigan Tech in 2007, he has received his department’s research award three times. And he sees his own passion and curiosity for math reflected in the innovation and craftsmanship underlying his watches. “When you do research, you try to push the boundaries, and this is what horology does,” he says. “Every time Patek makes a new watch, there is this reach for something better, something that pushes the science of time measurement forward. And that’s what I do; I reach for the excellence, the beauty, the perfection that is at the center of pure mathematics.” Ironically, Patek watches, which are mechanical, fall short of perfection in one crucial area: telling time. “I have a crappy quartz watch that is many times more precise,” Zanello notes. “But my Pateks are totally different. They are all made by hand, by a human, for a human. They are the marriage of science and art.” For more information on Fabrizio Zanello and his watches, see http://www.mtu.edu/ math/department/faculty-staff/faculty/ zanello.

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OPINION

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Debate:

The electric car controversy:

SHAN AMARNANI Lode Writer

Did you know battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) comprise approximately one percent of new car sales this year? Although sales of EVs have been steadily increasing since 2010, have you ever wondered: Are EVs really better than gasoline-powered Vehicles (GVs)? Some argue that EVs are not as efficient as EV advocates would like you to believe. Others argue that EVs are a cleaner and greener alternative to GVs. To determine whether EVs are, indeed, better than GVs.

Are electric cars better than gasoline?

We must ask the question: What benefits do EVs have over GVs? Some advantages of driving an EV are: quiet operation - Quick acceleration - Cheaper to operate - Charge anywhere an outlet can be found - No toxic emissions - No more engine-related maintenance Of course, EVs have their limitations as well. Some of the disadvantages include: - Limited range - High purchase cost - Limited vehicle choice - Long recharging time - Battery pack replacement is expensive Gasoline-powered vehicles have been

around long enough that nearly all gearheads know what the pros and cons are. Although GVs are performing significantly better than they were decades ago, the demand for oil has increased so dramatically that in a matter of a few decades, GVs will no longer be a viable mode of transportation. This is where electric vehicles come in. Many believe the electric vehicle to be the solution but is it really? The most common method to generate electricity is by burning coal to produce steam to power turbines in thermal power plants. Coal, just like oil, is a fossil fuel and fossil fuels are finite in number. Another thing to note is the by-products produced by burning coal. Burning coal produces carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide, mercury, and harmful particulate matter. A typical coal plant generates 3.5 million tons of carbon dioxide per year. The high carbon dioxide level is one of the major causes of climate change. If everyone replaced their GVs with EVs, yes, there would be a drastic reduction in demand for oil but there would also be an increasing demand for electricity, which would then require more coal to be burned to produce steam to power the turbines to generate electricity. Burning more

Tech, let’s get social: ANDREA SPENCER Opinion Editor These days you can’t walk around campus without taking note of the influence of electronics. There’s a girl with headphones walking down the hallway, hoping to minimize the dreariness of a plain fisher hallway with her own musical style. There’s a guy checking his smartphone or smartwatch to see what the latest email says. There is a group of students sitting in a study room in the library with laptops, iPads and a surface, all in the process of knocking out that homework assignment or the next netflix series. One aspect of this reign of electronics is the social media that yells for our attention daily. What areas of this empire are Tech students involved in, and which sites does the University use to connect with and inform its students?

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coal would cause even more harmful byproducts to be produced, which would in turn accelerate climate change. Yes, there are other ways to generate electricity but this is, so far, the more efficient and safer way to do it. Other methods may include the use of nuclear fission, natural gas

Electric cars can be seen as an alternative to gasoline-powered vehicles, but they only serve as a temporary fix and eventually other ways of powering vehicles need to be thought of. (a fossil fuel), solar energy, water, and wind. Evidently, EVs are not as clean as they appear. Electric cars can be seen as an alternative to gasoline-powered vehicles, but only serve as a temporary fix and eventually other ways of powering vehicles need to be thought of.

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Facebook: This is by far the most common site to use with the most users. Michigan Tech has its own page, with 27,020 likes and 30,877 people that have been there. This page is used to inform students of exciting events, such as the bloodmoon of last weekend, and interesting research and accomplishments of current students or professors. Photos of sporting events, to northern lights, to the next best engineering feat can be shared. There are separate pages for a menagerie of other Tech-related groups, such as admissions, clubs, student activities, greek life, career services, athletic orgs, the graduate school, and yours truly the Lode. There are also pages for certain students, such as incoming classes or those who stay up in Houghton for the summer. It’s a community worth looking into if you haven’t already!

Some subcategories of the MTU Facebook series include a secret admirers page, for those who wish to compliment someone but don’t want to say it faceto-face. While a rather easy way out of a good conversation with someone, this page can really brighten someone’s day. Keep on spreading the positive vibes y’all! Another fun page is the MTU Snapchats page. Filled with humorous photos to take a break from the strictly informative, this page has more than a few gems. Sngglr: A bit out of the ordinary, this is Tech’s version of the popular matching and dating app tinder. Users create an account by providing a simple description of yourself and uploading up to four photos. Part of your profile will be choosing your sought-after activity, gender, gender you are interested in, and class. Then the site matches you with other users, of


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OPINION

Thursday, October 1

I spy with Cortana’s prying eye JOSEPH PIETRZYK Lode Writer

These new bells and whistles make the operating system look and feel great, but they also mask many of the more intrusive features. Most notably, Windows 10 does an exceptional amount of spying on its users. notably, Windows 10 does an exceptional amount of spying on its users. The vast amount of spying that Windows which you can sort into yes, maybe, and no categories. Disclaimer: this site is not restricted to MTU, there are officially 11 users from Finlandia. You might get a laugh out of the fact that the expansion to Finlandia occurred due to “a critical mass of dudes”. Sngglr also as a Facebook page for your liking pleasure. Safety First Alert: While not conducted through or structured like mainstream social media, this is an important tool in order to be informed on campus. All students are encouraged to set up alerts via text, email, and phone calls. This can be done through a simple form found on mtu. edu/emergencycontacts. Each year the University sends a reminder to update your information. If you haven’t done that yet- it’s a good idea! Any information given will only be used to communicate time-sensitive information. The alert system will also send posts to Facebook

and Twitter. Tapingo: The app and website that let students pre-order and check the wait time on near-by campus eateries. Simply download the app on your smartphone or go to the website and set up an account. Tapingo is partnered with many other universities, but recognizes your location and displays the restraunts in order from closest to farthest. One useful option is to see what deals are currently going on at each location. Canvas: While many students already know their way around the website used to keep track of grades, assignments, and announcements from professors, some may not realize there is an app! This makes it even easier to check your latest grades and deadlines. Having access to canvas from your phone is quite convenient. Some useful qualities of this

an ID that persists across startups. This means that no matter how many times you shut off your computer, that ID will stay the same. That also means that this ID could be traced back to your machine and is therefore not anonymous. Secondly, some of the information will be sent regardless of user settings. Users are reporting that data is still be sent to Microsoft servers despite opting out of that specific option. To put it bluntly, Windows 10 lies to its users about spying on them. It asks the user if they would like to send their data “anonymously” to their servers to improve the product, then ignores the user’s reply. The user agreement that you must agree to in order to install the operating system most likely outlines Microsoft’s right to collect information from their users, but you’d have to be a lawyer to read and comprehend the agreement. It also sets

[Windows 10] sets a dangerous precedent for operating systems. a dangerous precedent for operating systems; are all future operating systems going to collect and send information on its users to their servers? Should we expect all future operating systems to lie to us, and to have to read the user agreement to get the truth? The unfortunate truth is that, despite these controversial spying practices, Windows 10 is still a massive improvement over its predecessors. It’s an amazing operating system if you don’t mind being spied on, even though it represents a dangerous path for future software. app are the option to color-coordinate your courses, view a to-do list, and a calendar. Corq: The latest and greatest way to be informed on all things happening around campus. All student activities that are listed on the university calendar will show up here. The optional filters to help control the results [Tech offers an impressive number of involvement opportunities] are walking, biking, or road trip distance, perks such as free stuff, and themes to appease your various interests. Honorable Mentions: More popular apps include instagram, twitter, snapchat, the Michigan Tech app, YikYak, and Scuttlebug. Be sure to check out any new names and see what they are all about. Happy social media browsing!

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Windows 10 is the newest operating system released by Microsoft. It’s undoubtedly an improvement over Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. Many of the nuances of Windows 8 have been packaged into much more intuitive features, and the feel of Windows 10 is very much reminiscent of Windows 7. There are myriad new features as well, with many of them being counterparts to the Apple and Android features we know and love. Among them are Microsoft’s own app store, simply called “Store,” the automated assistant named Cortana, and a start menu which appears to draw inspiration from iOS and Android menus. These new bells and whistles make the operating system look and feel great, but they also mask many of the more intrusive features. Most

10 performs is hinted at as soon as you install the operating system. Many of the installation settings involve privacy. The user can opt out of some of the options that collect and anonymously send user data to Microsoft. However, these installation settings don’t encompass nearly all of Microsoft’s spying settings, and users need to make a visit to the Control Panel to opt out of all of the settings. To put the amount of spying settings featured in Windows 10 into perspective, the sheer volume of settings in which the user is automatically opted into upon installation has spawned many internet blogs helping users find and disable all of the settings, as well as applications which assist users in doing so. Windows 10 heavily also pressures the user into opting into sending their data. The “quick” installation of Windows 10 will turn on all of the spy settings. Some operating system features, such as Cortana, require these settings to be turned on. The functions that Cortana replaces, such as the quick search bar for files and the web, are incredibly buggy and may not function at all without Cortana being enabled. At a glance, this tradeoff doesn’t seem too terrible-- the user sends their information anonymously to Microsoft to help improve their products, and they get access to all of the operating system’s features. If it were as simple as that it would be difficult to find any fault in their spying; it would be perfectly fair. However, some of the spying practices employed by Microsoft and Windows 10 are cause for serious alarm. First and foremost, when Microsoft claims user information will be sent “anonymously,” that’s not entirely true. Some of the data collected is attached to

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Color. This time of year reminds me more than any other that color is one of my favorite things in the world. Nature breaks free from its defined roles and displays a beautiful spectrum for us to see. Wonderful things happen when I stop for a moment to think about this gift. I value color because it reminds me that life isn’t just black and white. I value color because it reminds me that being different and unique and undefinable is okay! I value color because it reminds me that the vibrance of individual moments is precious. I value color because it reminds me that as one shade fades to another, so does our journey in life. Lately I’ve noticed the leaves changing from green or yellow to orange, red and brown. The last flowers and fruits are holding on to the trees and all too soon this will all be white. The sky has also graced my dorm room window with orange, purple and blue sunrises. Not only nature, but students as well are donning their colors. From the ecstatic yellow of school spirit to the neon Nike sportswear, I can always find a colorful outfit. This, surprisingly, brightens my day. I try to be colorful, in my appearance as well as in my attitude. I dyed my hair, partially because color really has stood out to me so much lately. Yet in my efforts I am never the person I picture myself being. The colorful, bright, extroverted person I try to be sometimes doesn’t show up. I could always be something more or try a little harder. It makes me appreciate everyone in my life who knows I’m not all I can be, but who still supports me. Running the risk of being way too cheesy, it’s nice to let my true colors be seen. I’m trying to be more genuine, but it’s a long journey that I’ve only just begun. Hopefully as time passes I will more freely burst into color as nature does so well.


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Hockey Huskies debut at No. 15 in USCHO.com poll MICHIGAN TECH ATHLETICS Press Release Jackie Aird has been with the Michigan TeHOUGHTON, Mich. – The Michigan Tech hockey team will open the season ranked No. 15 nationally by USCHO. com, which released its annual preseason poll today (Sept. 28). The Huskies won 29 games in 2014-15 and returned to the NCAA tournament for the first time in 34 years. Tech, which started last season 10-0-0 and was ranked No. 1 on Nov. 17, earned a spot in 21 straight polls before finishing the season at No. 9. Six programs on Tech’s 2015-16 schedule were either ranked or received votes, including WCHA foes Minnesota State (No. 6), Bowling Green (No. 16), Ferris State (RV), Bemidji State (RV) and Alaska (RV). Michigan Tech opens its season Oct.

The Michigan Tech Huskies score a goal on the rival University of Michigan. Photo by Maxwell Curtis

9-10 with an exhibition series against Laurentian in Houghton. The Huskies will play an intrasquad game Saturday (Oct. 3) at 6 p.m. and host Skate with the

Huskies at the conclusion of the contest. Tickets for all Tech hockey home games are available at BuyHuskiesTickets.com or by calling 906-487-2073.

Strong Second Half Pushes Soccer Huskies Past ODU 3-1 MICHIGAN TECH ATHLETICS Press Release

Assists were recorded by volleyball Husky Rachel Pohlod during a game against Lake Erie

The football Huskies have climbed to the top of the rankings in the GLIAC poll

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Jacqueline Mielke scored twice and Janelle Riedl added one goal as the Michigan Tech women’s soccer team beat Ohio Dominican, 3-1, at Panther Stadium today (Sept. 27) in a GLIAC women’s soccer matchup. Tech capitalized on its opportunities in the match, scoring three times on five shots on goal. The Black and Gold also had strong play out of goalkeeper Kirsen Hudak, who made six saves. “ODU is a good team that is very wellcoached,” said Tech head coach Michelle Jacob. “They play a very similar style to us and we were forced to adjust. We came out with a goal in mind, kept our composure and never stopped doing what we needed to do. Overall, it was a great team effort as we battled for everything and really had to work hard.” Mielke found the back of the net twice in a five-minute span midway through the second half to break the game open. Her first goal came in the 70th minute

Kathryn Farkas pushing the ball ahead of Ashland during an earlier game this year. Photo by Maxwell Curtis

off a pass from Lexi Herrewig. After picking up the ball, Mielke worked her way into the box and fired a shot into the left side of the net. Then, in the 75th minute, Mielke grabbed a loose ball and sent it over the ODU keeper to give the Huskies a two-goal cushion. The two teams traded first-half goals

with Riedl breaking through to open the scoring in the first minute and ODU’s Lauren Pratt knotting the score in the 11th to send the contest to halftime tied at 1-1. Michigan Tech (4-3 overall; 1-2 GLIAC) returns home next weekend to host Lake Erie (Oct. 2) and Malone (Oct. 4).


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Huskies Strike Gold: The Miner’s Cup

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The Outdoor Adventure Program Hiking, biking, canoeing and camping? The Outdoor Adventure Program has you covered! OAP provides many inexpensive rentals available to students for all of their outdoor gear needs. OAP also provides guided tours in many of the area’s must-see places, information sessions and fun-filled spring break trips. Their upcoming event, the GNAR (Great Northern Adventure Race), is a four to six hour, three member team race in which groups compete in areas such as orienteering, mountain-biking and canoeing. The race will be held this Saturday, Oct 3. For more information about OAP you can reach them at oap@ mtu.edu or 906-487-2290.

The Huskies hold up the Miner’s Cup on Saturday after defeating the NMU Wildcats in a last-second play

DAVY MCLEOD Lode Writer The Michigan Tech Huskies won the Miner’s Cup on Saturday Sept. 26 over the Northern Michigan Wildcats, keeping the classic trophy in their grasp for a sixth straight year. It was a hard-fought win that came right down to the wire. With three seconds remaining in the match, Northern Michigan kicker Ryan LaBerge attempted a 45 yard field goal while close to 4,000 spectators looked on. If the kick was good, the Huskies’ lead of 24-23 would be lost. However, Tech’s own Tanner Agen and Evan Mayer swatted the ball down before it could find the uprights. According to coach Tom Kearly both teams demonstrated their desire to win, but in the end the Huskies landed heads up. Kearly went on to say that games like these that come down to the last play are like a coin flip- either team could win just as easily. “Right now we’re nine and two in our last eleven coin flips,” Kearly said. “Pretty soon that coin’s going to go tails on us.” Kearly is a strong believer in preparation. Just the day before the team reviewed footage of a blocked kick that Northwood had against Northern, and Kearly had the

team practice that. As it turned out, this would be the game deciding play. The Wildcats made the Huskies earn every yard though, and at the half the score was a close lead by Huskies. Alex Sherbinow received a short two yard pass to score the first touchdown of the game for the Huskies. Josh King widened the gap further by making a 24 yard field goal in the second quarter, but Northern answered before halftime by sneaking into the end zone leaving the score 10-7. When the ball was kicked off third quarter, the Wildcats came out swinging. They scored on their first drive, and picked off a pass from Tech for another touchdown. The visiting crowd started to turn up the volume. “They had us on the ropes,” Kearly recalled later. “It was a key moment in the football game.” In the fourth quarter the Huskies pushed their way into good position and scored. With the defense in high gear, Northern opted for a field goal trying to keep the upper hand. The score was 1723 after the kick, and the Huskies called a timeout with three minutes left in the third.

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David Walter then caught an important pass from Brandon Cowie and so the Huskies had the lead, however slight, at 24-23. In the last two minutes of the game, NMU’s Wildcats scraped towards the end zone with a series of runs and quick passes. The Huskies’ defense made key tackles and sacks to keep them 28 yards from crossing the goal line. Paul Kuappala had six tackles with a sack during Northern’s final drive.  Cedric Jones  had nine tackles for Tech and Brandon Hutchinson had three including a sack.  After the game, the Tech captains and coach Kearly were presented with the trophy. Out of the 14 Miner’s Cup games, this is the eleventh time it’s in Tech’s possession. The Huskies gathered around Kearly and the trophy, steam rising from them like a fog. “This thing may be worth two or three bucks,” he told the team, lifting the trophy up. “But in that trophy case, it’s priceless.” Kearly went on to tell his players to enjoy the win, but be ready still for their next game Oct. 10 against Northwood. They have a week until then, the anticipated homecoming game.

Intramural Sports and More Varsity sports are not for everyone; luckily Michigan Tech offers a large array of intramural sports available to students in both the fall and spring semesters. In the fall there are opportunities to play basketball, wallyball, water polo and much more. During spring table tennis, hockey and dodgeball are just a few of the fun sports to participate in. Intramurals are available to students at no cost thanks to the Experience Tech initiative. There are still other options available for students to get active. 55 sport’s clubs and organizations are available on Tech’s involvement link. These clubs range from the Cheer Team all the way to the Fishing Club. For more information about intramural sports email crpelliz@ mtu.edu or call 906-487-3040.


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Starcraft 2 at the Dreamhack Open JOEL SMITH Lode Writer

The 2015 Dreamhack Open took place in Stockholm, Sweden, last week on Sept. 24 and 25. Dreamhack is one of the largest gaming conventions in the world and hosts several different e-sports tournaments. One of those tournaments is for Starcraft 2, a popular real-time strategy game. It consisted of 96 total players in a single-elimination bracket where each player needed to win a best-of-three series to progress. The first group stage had the 64 lowest-ranked players competing to see who would move on to the second group stage, where they would be able to face off against the top ranked 32 players for a chance at the playoffs. Upon reaching the quarterfinals, the tournament transitioned to a bestof-five series, which held through the finals. The tournament had $25,000 in winnings, with $10,000 going to the winner and $5,000 going to the runnerup. Within Starcraft 2, each player starts with a basic base from which they gather minerals and gas, two resources that are essential to development. Those resources can be spent on new buildings, and those buildings allow the construction of various units, each with their own abilities and methods of attack. Selecting which units to build, and when, is critical to winning a game. Furthermore, just like in chess, the specific positioning of those units can drastically change how effective they are. A game is over once all structures belonging to one player are destroyed, but players almost always recognize when they are too far behind to win and surrender. Some promising players in the Dreamhack Open were Jaedong, Reality, and sOs. Jaedong, a veteran from the days of the original Starcraft, continues to be a very proficient player, though he is no longer in his prime. In this tournament, Jaedong was defeated before reaching the quarterfinals. Reality, a relatively new player, has shown himself to have a lot of promise. Until the semifinals, where he was defeated 1-3, he had not lost a single game, and looked to be unstoppable. Many wondered if he would keep up that streak all the way through the grand finals. sOs is another player who initially looked unstoppable but fell off later on. Losing 2-3 in the semifinals, sOs showed an incredible aptitude to predict his opponents strategies and make clever plays.

Competitors at the 2015 Dreamhack Open compete for prizes as large as $10,000 per team. Photo courtesy of http://www.wikimedia.org/

In the end, the players who made it to the grand finals were HyuN and Solar, with Solar pulling out a 3-1 win for first place and $10,000. This is his second time in a row placing first in this particular tournament. Being only 19 years old and having played his first professional game less than three years ago, this is quite a noteworthy achievement. HyuN, a player even older than Jaedong, is a very solid player who showed us some great games, but he will have to be happy with second place. This tournament is one of the last opportunities for players to earn a spot to compete in the 2015 World Championship Series. The WCS, being the largest Starcraft 2 event each year, has a points system that ranks all professional players in the world based on how they performed in all other tournaments that year. The 16 players with the most points are invited to compete in the Global Finals, and a chance to win up to $100,000. Despite their success in Dreamhack Stockholm, HyuN, Solar, and Reality did not earn enough WCS points to make it to the top 16. Dark, Rain, FanTaSy, and sOs managed to secure their place in the WCS at Dreamhack, due to sufficient winnings at previous tournaments. The WCS Global Finals will hold the Round of 16 on Nov. 1, with the Round of 8 being held Nov. 6-7.


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15 Meet the Michigan Tech Senior Volleyball Players

Michigan Tech Lode KENDALL BELOPAVLOVICH

Thursday, October 1

Player number 1, Aubrey Havlichek is a senior right side hitter. In 2014 Havlichek was named to the GLIAC AllAcademic Team. In 2012 she recorded a staggering score of 233 kills-over ten kills during 11 different games, with a season high of 16 against Walsh. In 2013 Havlichek brought her game face with 60 digs, 20 kills and 10 service aces. In 2014 she had an extraordinary 80 kills, 11 of them during a game against Malone. This year Havlichek has appeared in two matches, scoring one kill and two digs along the way. During the entirety of her career, Havlichek has made 334 kills and 260 digs.

Player number 13, Sylvie Rokosh is a senior right side hitter and middle blocker. In 2013 and 2014, Rokosh was named to the GLIAC (Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) AllAcademic Team. In 2012 she recorded an outstanding 257 kills, averaging 12.3 kills per match in the last 13 matches of the season. In 2013 she recorded an exceptional 260 kills, racking up 16 kills while playing both Saginaw Valley State and Winona State. In 2014 she recorded 206 kills with an impressive ten or more kills nine times. This year Rokosh has played in 11 matches, racking up 48 kills along the way. In total, Rokosh has accumulated 769 kills. Each season has also seen an impressive number of digs, totaling 113 in her career so far.

Player number 4, Jacqueline Aird is a senior defense specialist. In 2012 Aird racked up an outstanding 443 digs, just shy of the Michigan Tech record. During that season she also made 72 assists and an impressive 21 service aces. In 2013 she was again shy of the Michigan Tech record, recording 419 digs, and had double-digit digs in 25 out of 30 matches. In the 2013 season Aird also had 54 assists and 13 service aces. In 2014 she served as team captain, tying the Michigan Tech record for most digs at 491. Aird was named to the GLIAC All-Conference Second Team, earned team MVP honors and received the Tech Digger Award. She also recorded 79 assists and had a season high of 39 digs during a game against Malone. This season, Aird has already made 187 digs, totaling to 1,518 in her career.

Player number 2, Sarah Rasmussen is a senior defense specialist. In 2013 and 2014, Rasmussen was named to the GLIAC All-Academic Team. In 2012 she recorded a mind-blowing 125 digs and a career-high of 17 digs against Quincy and Saginaw Valley State. In 2013 Rasmussen racked up 86 digs; ten against St. Joseph’s and nine against Lake Superior State. In 2014 she tallied up a remarkable 90 digs, having made ten digs a piece during three matches. Over her career, Rasmussen has made an impressive total of 361 digs. This season she has already recorded 60 digs, with many more to come.

Aubrey Havlichek

Sylvie Rokosh

Jacqueline Aird

Sarah Rasmussen

Sports Editor

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Varsity Events Thursday, 1

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Home Game ** Conference Match Saturday, 3 @ Hillsdale 2:00 p.m. **

Sunday, 4

Women’s Tennis

Vs. Wayne State, 10:00 a.m. **

Vs. Hillsdale 10:00 a.m. **

Hockey

Intrasquad Scrimmage, 6:00 p.m.

Volleyball

Friday, 2 @ Findlay , 7:00 p.m. **

Soccer

Vs. Lake Erie, 7:00 p.m.**

Cross Country

@ Eau ClaireBlugold Invitational.

Vs Malone, 12:00 p.m.**

Monday, 5

Tuesday, 6

Wednesday, 7


Upcoming

Events October 1 - 7 GSG and KAC Fall Color Tour

Thursday, Oct. 1 4 - 7 p.m. Rides leave from the MUB

Check out the beautiful fall colors of the Keweenaw from atop Mt. Ripley! Take the chairlift up, enjoy the gorgeous view, and socialize with friends while enjoying a cup of hot apple cider. Rides will leave from the MUB beginning at 4 PM. Hosted by the Graduate Student Government and the Keweenaw Alumni Association Chapter.

Day Hike Series- Paavola Wetlands

Thursday, Oct. 1 5 - 8 p.m. O’Connor House

Join the Outdoor Adventure Program at the Paavola Wetlands Nature Area, just north of Hancock. We will be hiking around the beaver pond on some trails and boardwalks, stopping at pond overlooks along the way. This is easy terrain, a perfect trip for all levels. The trip cost is $15 and includes a trip leader and transportation to and from the Nature Area. Space is limited and you must sign up in advance at the O’Connor House, home of the Outdoor Adventure and Wellness Programs.

Dog Walking with Circle K

Friday, Oct. 2 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. DHH Ballroom

Meet by the DHH Sign at 5:30 on Friday to generously walk gentle puppies and cuddle kittens at the Copper Country Humane Society!

Maria’s Macho Madness

Friday, Oct. 2 7 - 9 p.m. DHH

Her award winning show, Macho Men and the Women Who Love Them has sold out the Kodak theater, toured in 16 cities in 6 countries worldwide - now she is setting campuses on fire across the country with “Macho“ - having performed on over 50 campuses and now Michigan Tech!! You do not want to miss this FREE event.

GNAR- Great Northern Adventure Race

Saturday, Oct. 3 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Houghton

This is the sixth running of the Great Northern Adventure Race, The GNAR, and we want you to be a part of it. This introductory 4-6 hour race will consist of orienteering, mountain biking, running/walking, canoeing, and other mystery challenge events working in three person teams. This is a great race for first time adventure racers as well as a good warm up for the seasoned veterans. The race will take place in the rugged and picturesque area around Houghton. Online registration is available at GNAR Team Registration link on Eventbrite.comFor more information contact the OAP at 487-2290 or oap@mtu.edu

Success Summit 2015

Saturday, Oct. 3 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Wadsworth Annex

The 2015 Success Summit offers an exciting array of sessions related to career development, self-management, leadership and academic success! Join us on October 3, 2015 from 10:00 AM-3:00 PM for conference style sessions including: Creating healthy and satisfying meals on a budget, the skills, habits and tendencies of a successful “modern” leader, an insider’s habits and tips for excelling in your math classes, a panel discussion with Q&A opportunities with young alumni. In total, there will be 3 presentation times with 12 unique sessions to choose from. This opportunity is open to all Michigan Tech students, but registration is limited to the first 125. Registration is located at: http://goo.gl/forms/WQC2XU0M6e .

Keweenaw Quidditch Cup

Saturday, Oct. 3 12 - 4 p.m. Walker Lawn

Come enjoy a magical afternoon thats gonna be some smashing good fun. Sign up for your desired time and team, composed of 7 people, by reserving the respective ticket and entering in your email. If you already have a team in mind, simply have each member reserve a ticket for the same time/team, otherwise pick an open time/ team and you will be paired with the other players in that same spot. Show up to your match 5 minutes early so you can sign your waiver and meet your team!

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The October 1, 2015 issue of the Michigan Tech Lode

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