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Artistic students Create McNair KATELYN WAARA News Editor DHH, Hillside, McNair and Wads each have their own distinct characteristics. DHH, for example, is a building of history and it shows through its structure and aesthetics. Wads, offering a wide variety of spaces for students, is not only much larger than the other residences, it is the most up-to-date of the dorms. Hillside is different because it offers students a feel for apartment living on campus. McNair, with its narrow hallways and east and west wings, is another atmosphere in and of itself. What’s missing from these buildings? McNair and DHH in particular have outdated furnishings in some areas, including artwork and decorations. What is needed are relevant masterpieces to decorate the walls, showcasing Michigan Tech and its students. Raven Rebb, a Software Engineer in her fifth-year at Michigan Tech, began Create McNair during the fall semester of 2012. “After living in McNair for a few years I had seen the same art over and over again as I walked by. I wanted new works of art and thought why not from people living in McNair?” said Rebb. Using Facebook as a tool, Rebb set up a page where students could upload their images. Everyone was then invited to vote on their favorites. Rebb adds, “We did photography, digital art, drawings, paintings and other media categories. Once the deadline for submitting art came, voting started. Votes were based

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on the number of likes an image received. After voting ended we printed the images and hung them up.” Create McNair was the first kind of its kind for Rebb to have done. “It had some challenges but I just started writing down what I wanted to see and the best way to get it done,” she said, nodding to Katy Bird, her supervisor, for support and advice.

Other staff members also helped by encouraging residents to participate in the program. Expanding to include other types of art, Rebb and Travis Pierce, Director of Housing and Residential Life, along with Jeremiah Baumann, Coordinator of Marketing and Multimedia for Housing and Residential Life, and Dan Bennett, Director and Chief of Public Safety and Police Services, organized

a photography workshop. On Saturday, Oct. 5, over 30 people signed up for the workshop. There was, however, only room for 16 participants. That day, the group visited various locations in the Copper Country, including Hungarian Falls, Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and the Copper Harbor outlook atop Brockway Mountain to take Continued on page 3

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The Copper Country Range Railroad ran for 73 years. In its prime, it covered 100 miles of track.

NICOLE IUTZI Lode Writer A man by the name of Mr. C.A. Wright persuaded others to invest in the creation of a rail system for the UP. From there, the Copper Range Railroad was built by the Copper Range Company, the process of which began in 1899. The last line was completed in 1910. The Copper Range Railroad was active for 73 years. Rail lines ran from Mass City to Copper Harbor, with many stops in between. In Mass City the Copper Range Railroad met the Chicago-Milwaukee-St. Paul Railway. The railroad carried passengers, rock, coal and other cargo throughout the

western UP. Trains stopped in a multitude of locations including Atlantic, Baltic, Trimountain, Elm River, Wyandot, Penn, Belt, Adventure, Mass and other Michigan mining areas. In total, over 100 miles of railroads were used by the Copper Range Railroad. At its peak year, the company owned 24 engines of multiple class (class systems among railroad companies vary, for the Copper Range Railroad it was part of the naming number and type of engine). There were: two of class 100, one of 60 class, eight of 50 class, one of class 30, nine of class 20 and two of class ten or below. In 1902, a No. 50 class cost about $10,000. In 1948 the company resorted to steam engines, leading many locomotives to be scrapped.

One of the most popular engines was Old No. 29, bought from the American Locomotive Company in 1907. The engine was retired in 1953, but once hauled rock for the Copper Range mining division in Trimountain, Winona, Champion and Baltic. Larger engines, those in the 100 and 60 class, were called ‘big hogs.’ They carried rock from Mohawk, Wolverine and coal from Ripley and Houghton to Mohawk and Gay. Trains also carried passengers from Houghton to Calumet and Freda. The railroad also transported grade and high school students to the Painesdale High School from Houghton, Atlantic Mine and Freda. A passenger train made trips to Freda

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Park, which was maintained by the Copper Range Railroad. The train ran on Sundays and holidays, carrying about 300 people in 15 coaches. This idea began in 1905 and was a way to boost profits for the company. It became so popular that the route was extended to Calumet. Passage from Calumet was $1; from Hancock roundtrip was $0.75. However, in 1917 with the popularity of cars and less interest in trains, the Freda Park train passage ended, and the park was closed. In 1946 the passenger travel on the Copper Range Railroad ended. Overall the railroad company lasted 73 years, with the last train running in October 1972.

Technology changes transportation demographics SASHA BURNETT Lode Writer Two studies from Public Interest Research Group in Michigan (PIRGIM) have shown that over the past eight years car traffic in Michigan has decreased. The first study, released at the end of August called Moving Off the Road, showed how over the past eight years driving has decreased in Michigan; whereas in the previous six years before that there was a steady increase. The second study A New Way to Go, released on Oct. 1 showed how the decrease in driving is a result of increased

technology. “Real time public transit information on smart phones, that wasn’t available 1015 years ago, allows people to have more options for transportation,” Eric Mosher, program associate at PIRGIM, said. The study has shown that people between the ages of 16-30 are driving 25 percent less in 2009 than in 2001. Part of the reason for this change in statistics is carsharing. Each carsharing vehicle replaces nine to 13 privately owned vehicles and reduces the participants driving by 27-56 percent. Students at Michigan Tech have also contributed to the decrease in driving by using the Zipcar. According to the second study

conducted by PIRGIM, as of 2012 over 800,000 Americans were members of carsharing services such as the Zipcar or

“The second study... showed how a decrease in driving is due to an increase in technology.” City Carshare. Michigan Tech currently has two Zipcars, one parked in Lot 15 by Wadsworth Hall and one by the MUB. Students have 24/7 access to the Zipcars if they pay the $25 annual fee for carsharing

and the additional $7.50 per hour of use ( According to data collected by Transportation Services, from August 2012-August 2013 there has been a steady increase of approved members for the campus Zipcars. In August 2013 the percent of utilization of the Zipcars was only 7.53 percent, but this number of utilization already almost doubled in the month of September. With an increase in the approved members, there has been an increase in the distance and time that the Zipcars have traveled. From 2012-2013 the amount of miles driven increased from 10 miles to Continued on page 5

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Safety rail for McNair Hill RAND SILVERS Lode Writer Anyone who has experienced a Michigan Tech winter knows how treacherous McNair hill can get in the snow. This year, students will have some help in getting up and down more safely. Construction began this week on a safety rail for the hill. The rail was designed by Tim Griffin, who was recently promoted to Director of Maintenance and Custodial Services. “We came up with a design that supported both snow removal and safety for the students as they are going up and down that sloped sidewalk,” Griffin said. The project has been in the works for a couple years, according to Griffin. “[It started in the] Customer Touch program… and then, working with Housing, Grounds and Facilities, this plan was put together and submitted to Housing for their review. The changes were made to ensure that we could accomplish a safer path and also the snow removal,” he said. The rail will complement current procedures of

salting and sanding to keep the hill safe. The project calls for the construction of two separate railings on McNair hill, each 150 feet long. The lower rail will stretch from the base of the hill at Lot 15 up to West McNair’s Courtyard, while the upper rail will lead from the courtyard up toward Hillside Place. The rail will be 6 feet high, and be embedded in a newly constructed concrete curb that will protect the rail from snow removal

equipment. Four bids were collected for the construction of the rail, ranging from $33,109 to $19,500. LJJ Construction Inc. had the low bid and was awarded the contract. McNair Hall residents were first informed in an email sent by Trish Bennet, Assistant Director of Housing, on Oct. 11. Construction began on Oct. 14. The project is scheduled to be completed

by Oct. 31 at the latest, but may be done as early as the end of next week, weather permitting. The university is actively engaged in a number of renovation and construction projects, including work on the Keweenaw Research Center, and Safety Work Platforms for a number of building on campus. For more information, visit ( engineering/bids/).

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photos and learn about the art form. Images students took during the workshop are currently hanging in the newly-renovated area in DHH. Create McNair, like any art project, is still a work in progress. Rebb worked to hang the favorite pieces of art herself, which has been the most rewarding experience of the project thus far. “After it was complete, it was really cool to listen to people commenting on the art and

how cool it was,” Rebb adds. “While we have yet to set the dates, we are planning additional photography workshops,” said Pierce. Potential topics for future workshops include night photography (including light painting), travel, studio and additional landscape photography opportunities. Rebb plans to expand Create McNair to each of the other residences on campus, creating Create DHH, Create Wadsworth

and Create Hillside. Rebb said, “We have many open areas with blank walls left that we could fill up. [Another] goal is to have a continuing change in art and encourage students to create new pieces. Once we have new images this year, we will replace last year’s and give the prints to the students who created them.” For information about future workshops, visit ( photoworkshop).

Winter Campus Overnight Parking Effective: November 1, 2013 – April 30, 2014 To allow for snow removal, parking is prohibited on campus between 2:00AM and 7:00AM, from November 1 through April 30, except as follows: 1. In designated parking areas for occupants of University Housing. 2. Employees working on an assigned shift and parking in assigned overnight parking spaces. 3. Anyone issued a special overnight parking permit by Public Safety & Police Services or Transportation Services.

This regulation is in effect regardless of the amount of snow on the ground. VEHICLES VIOLATING THIS REGULATION WILL BE TICKETED AND MAY BE TOWED AT THE OWNER’S EXPENSE.

Any questions regarding the winter campus overnight parking regulation? – Contact Public Safety & Police Services at 487-2216 or Transportation Services at 487-1441.



Tuesday, October 22

The world at a glance

Budgeting part III: budget process RAND SILVERS Lode Writer

A still from The Purge, Blum’s latest film courtesy of Universal Pictures.

Low budget, high success horror Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions, the company who brought you movies like “Paranormal Activity,” “Sinister” and “The Purge,” seems like a normal guy at first. Looking into the way he produces the films he works on, though, is a whole other story. By using a low budget, Blum is capable of making box office showstoppers. His most recent film, “The Purge,” cost $5 million to make and sold $116.5 million in tickets. Blum’s business model is anything but average; established directors and actors work for a unioner’s scale. Much of Blum’s success came with the popularity in streaming and on-demand video services since the majority of Blumhouse’s movies rely on surveillancestyle video and hand-held camera work. This makes the movie seem made specially for the audience who was raised on a camera phone and YouTube. It’s a small niche, but he’s captured it well. Currently, Blum is trying to expand his spread, looking into low-cost scripted and unscripted television shows on various networks. Like most trends, though, the horror craze will move on, which begs the questions as to where that will leave Blum. Blum’s time preceded the craze of torture films like the “Saw” series, replacing them with the new “shaky video” style. It will be interesting to see what the future holds, but for now, Blum and Blumhouse Productions are basking in their successes.

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The university’s audited financial report comes out at the end of October, and so in preparation the Lode is releasing a number of articles on the university’s finances and budget. This week’s article focuses on the budgeting process at Michigan Tech. “The budget is on a 12-month schedule, it never stops,” said Dr. Dave Reed, VicePresident of Research. “The (Board of Control of the university) approves a budget at the May meeting for the next year. Then, at the September/October meeting we’re talking to the Board about the draft of budget planning parameters for the next year. By December we do Room and Board rates for the next year and we have our first enrollment projections for the next year. By February we’re giving (the Board) a preliminary draft budget for the following year. We try to have them approve the budget at the spring commencement in May. So it’s a continuous cycle,” said Reed. But it doesn’t end when the budget gets approved. While the new budget is being prepared, the current year’s budget is being closely monitored. Dan Greenlee, the University’s Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer on the Board of Control said, “We give the Board early projections of where we’re going to be at the end of the year.” Reed, Greenlee, and Debbie Lassila, the Executive Director of the Office of Budget and Planning, who reports to Reed, each make independent quarterly analyses to ensure that the university’s spending is on-plan with the year’s budget. Lassila said that her “office does all the number crunching affiliated with the budget, but more importantly my office provides a lot of analysis… on a number of issues pertaining to the budget that essentially influence policy-making and decision-making…. But we’re not the ultimate decision-makers on the policies.” “We’ve tried to be focused on being data-informed, not data-driven,” Lassila said. There is quite a bit of data to be informed about. Reed adds, “We’re trying to balance what sometimes feels like an

infinite number of factors… At the end of the day we’re trying to make sure we have adequate resources to offer quality academic programs, and also to make sure they’re affordable and accessible to our student population.”

by themselves. The Admissions Office is absolutely crucial in determining enrollment (for instance),” said Reed. Once all this data is collected, the budget is put together by the Budget Team, which consists of President Glenn

“We’ve tried to be focused on being data-informed, not data-driven.” -Debbie Lassila, Executive Director, Office of Budget and Planning The budget has to take into account different amounts of state appropriations, levels of enrollment in different programs, financial aid packages offered by the university, campus construction or renovation projects, research grants, payroll and fringe benefits and a list of other innumerable factors. “The Budget Office doesn’t do all that

Mroz, the various Vice-Presidents and the Budget Director. The policy priorities that guide this process come from the university’s strategic plan, which will be covered in more detail in next week’s article. Do you have questions about the university’s finances you’d like answered? E-mail

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Safehouse EVAN MAYER Lode Writer Haunted houses are intimidating enough, but throw one into a college dorm and there is a recipe for something straight out of your nightmares. That is exactly what the Inter-Residential Housing Council (IRHC) has been doing every year since 1988 in their annual Safehouse event. With 150 individuals directly working with IRHC and countless others helping to decorate their hall, this year’s event is set to be as successful as in the ones in the past. This year’s edition of Safehouse will take place on Oct. 26, which is also the night that the Michigan Tech Huskies and the Northern Michigan Wildcats collide on the ice for their first hockey meeting of the season at the John J. MacInnes Student Ice Arena. Hockey fans are in luck as Safehouse tours begin for the public at 3:30 p.m. and go until 6 p.m. so fans can kick-off the night’s festivities by taking part in the Halloween tradition. Like every year, everyone from the young to the old are encouraged to enter Safehouse if they dare. All the eager participants need to do is go to one of the three residence halls (Wads, Douglas Houghton Hall, or McNair) front desks as tours will happen in all three buildings.


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Leave the money at home though as once again Safehouse is absolutely free to guests of all ages. Sound and Lighting Services will also be showing off some of their newest technology in the Douglass Houghton Hall ballroom during the event. This is a new feature that has been added for this year. An event like this is naturally going to have some challenges. According to first year IRHC president Steve Knudstrup, the biggest challenge is the communication involved with the event. For example, keeping everybody involved in the loop with all the new ideas and plans is a difficult task, as a lot is going on at any given time. “There is a lot more pre-planning and organization than you’d expect that goes on behind the scenes that the public never sees,” said Knudstrup. IRHC will admit that all the hard work pays off. “Safehouse is a great way for the students to interact with the community. Usually we are secluded in the dorms, but with Safehouse we get to have a positive interaction with the people of the Houghton area,” Knudstrup proudly mentioned. Whether you are feeling brave or just looking for a few treats, swing by campus on Oct. 26 between 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. to experience one of Tech’s time honored traditions: Safehouse.

Transportation demographics Continued from page 2 1,134 miles and the time increased from only 2 hours to 112 hours during the month of August. “Carsharing is only one of the variables to help change the driving trend. Say that

you are 22 and sign up for a carsharing program. This means that you only drive when you need to because you have to rent a Zipcar,” Mosher said. According to Mosher, the decrease

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in driving is going to continue and the transportation landscape that we see now will not look the same in the future. “Our underlying conclusion from the studies is that the down shift in driving

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“Brighton Beach Memoirs” a play worth experiencing JAMES WOOD Lode Writer “Brighton Beach Memoirs” proves that plays still have lots to offer with its charming characters, heartwarming moments and hilarious dialogue. Many people see plays as a dying media. With movies where the actors can do everything over until they get it right and special effects that make magic seem

Orpheum events fun for all SARAH HARTTUNG Lode Writer

On Friday, Oct. 18, the Orpheum Theater in Hancock hosted Dede Alderman and Steve Jones and the Garden City Hot Club. The former began the show a little before 8 p.m. in the evening to a small crowd with her vibraphone and another member of her band, Dede and the Dreamers, on a drumset. She performed many original compositions and a few covers, including “Plain Gold Ring” (originally by Nina Simone). Based out of Traverse City, Dede and the Dreamers consists of Alderman, Jason Schewe, Chris Michaels, Eli Halpin and other transient musicians. Her joyful stage presence was the perfect compliment to her soulful and open vocals. To end Dede Alderman’s set and begin GCHC, the two joined to become one in a song describing how all the world’s a stage. Steve Jones then took over the venue with his band and got the audience on their feet to dance to some swing. Garden City Hot Club is built around Jones’ lead guitar and vocals with Bob Hiltunen as the lead/rhythm guitarist and Scott McIntosh on the bass. More events to come at the Orpheum include: Oct. 25 with Fauxgrass and Nov. 1 with The Board, a band of local musicians. For those who have never been to the theater, it is in the back of The Studio Pizza on Quincy Street in Hancock. Be sure to stop by and enjoy both the dinner and the show.

real, what can plays offer that movies can’t? A personal connection exists in live performances; what the audience sees in a single play, no one will ever see exactly the same way ever again. In a live performance, anything can happen, whereas in a movie, the same thing is guaranteed to happen with every viewing. The Michigan Tech performance of “Brighton Beach Memoirs” reminded audiences of this connection. “Brighton Beach Memoirs” is about a Jewish family at the time just before the start of World War 2. Times are hard; each day is a struggle to put food on the table, but that doesn’t stop the enthusiastic Eugene from having a great sense of humor about the whole ordeal. Eugene is a 15-year-old who’s just discovering girls, which makes for some entertaining, though inappropriate, dialogue between him and his brother. Eugene also narrates the play to the audience through his memoirs. Eugene is the lead, and Toby Mahan did a great job portraying him, but the best

actor on the set was Kate van Susante, who portrayed Eugene’s mother. An actor must truly become their character to successfully represent, and Susante fooled the audience into believing she actually was a struggling mother going through a family crisis. At some moments, it was difficult to understand the youngest actor, Eva Niemeroff; but she played a minor role in the play anyway. Sometimes an actor would stutter during conversation, but things like this add personality to the individual play without doing any real harm to the performance. The scenery was pretty good, but not without its faults. It was a little awkward seeing people go up-stairs only to find themselves on the same floor as the other characters but in a different room. This is one of the aspects in which movies are undoubtedly superior, but suspending disbelief shouldn’t be too difficult considering the actors do a respectable job selling the scene. Often a character would spend the

majority of a scene sitting in his or her room while the main action took place in a completely different room. The little details like this make up for the lack of authenticity in scenery. The script itself was exceptional, having both heartwarming scenes of family affection and believable bickering between the household members. It also contained a brilliant array of humor from each character, but mostly from Eugene. This not only made the characters more believable, it kept the audience entertained throughout. The serious moments were always alleviated by humor soon after they began, adding to the success of the play. The play wasn’t necessarily trying to deliver a message about family or about having faith that things will turn out alright no matter how bleak things seem. Honestly, it was just about telling the interesting story of a likable family at a difficult time in their lives. In that aspect, the performance achieves its goal.

“Preparing for the snow with ‘Natural Frequency’” JANE KIRBY Pulse Editor Though still a month or so out, some students at Michigan Tech are already gearing up and preparing for the snow here in Upper Peninsula. To get the winter juices flowing and to get revved up for the cold and powder, several of Michigan Tech’s very own students released “Natural Frequency,” a movie featuring a group of friends who are passionate about snowmobiling with each other in local backcountry areas. Featuring riders and students Chad Kromrey, Tory Baughan, Travis Berro, Dylan Truskolaski, Ryan Koll and others, “Natural Frequency” takes the audience on a ride through the snowy forests of the Upper Peninsula while telling the story of a close group of friends who wanted to cherish their last winter together in Houghton. They never planned ahead or really thought about creating the movie until they began filming spontaneously last winter, and from there, “Natural Frequency” was born.

With clips featuring each rider, “Natural Frequency” combines action as well as individual interviews that give an inside look at their friendship and their lives as students at Michigan Tech. Each rider mentions how they need a balance between schoolwork and having fun here in Houghton, and how they maintained

“They used to work until the wee hours of the morning to get schoolwork done so they could ride for the majority of the next day.” that balance by working hard and playing hard. An upbeat music track list fuels the theme of adventure and heart-pounding moments as each rider plows through powder on gorgeous sunny afternoons. For audiences looking forward to winter, this film is sure to get them in the right mood for when the flakes start flying, regardless of what their go-to winter activity is. Although it gets a little repetitive, the length of “Natural Frequency” is good. At forty-five minutes, it’s not so short that

the audience is left craving more, but yet not so long that they get bored. The action clips are balanced with the more personal shots, which is also a good touch. As for the quality of the film and the editing of the film, it is very good for being an unplanned production that Kromrey and Baughan put together on their own during the summer of 2013 and released on Sept. 27. t’s safe to say that this film is extremely relatable to most Michigan Tech students, whether they snowmobile or not. Students here are not only known to be smart, but they also know how to work hard and play hard. The students in “Natural Frequency” demonstrate this trait by telling stories of how they used to work until the wee hours of the morning to get schoolwork done so they could ride for the majority of the next day. Receiving an abundance of positive comments on Facebook and on YouTube, Kromrey and Baughan are happy with their production, as their views on YouTube have surpassed 15,000 in less than two weeks. To view this film, search “Natural Frequency” on YouTube or visit (

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Tuesday, October 22

“2000 Years of Pep”


ARIC RHODES Lode Writer There is an axiom that you can’t please everyone, that no matter what you do some will dislike it. This was proven to an extent with the performance given by the Huskie Pep Band in their “2000 Years of Pep” concert. While each piece was played well and with all the enthusiasm that should be expected from a pep band, the variety of pieces played was possibly the greatest strength and weakness of the concert. Let it first be stated that the Pep Band did a great job playing their music, the gusto in playing alone deserved applause. This was yet another concert in which earplugs were given out before the first notes were played. These earplugs were nearly necessary when the band began playing in full force. The volume was exactly that which is hoped for with a pep band: loud. While this is advantageous in a crowded stadium or on a football field, in a concert hall it was complete overkill. Coming with these deafening dynamic highs were entirely underwhelming lows. It was very obvious that the band was used to playing in more standard pep band venues in which volume takes priority over dynamic contrast. In the more refined place of a concert hall, the lack of contrast made the sound significantly less lively. At times it almost seemed as if the band’s volume switch had been left on eleven and then destroyed. This problem, however, was made even worse by the variation in the pieces. While variation is admirable to an extent, it was obvious that the band was at times playing outside their comfort zone. The true difficulty with the extreme variety in the pieces was that, although there was bound to be something anyone would

Blizzard flies above the Pep Band who delivered last week’s performance with their usual gusto.

enjoy there would also likely be some pieces which they would not. It was a testament to the talent of the band that they were able to play so many varying pieces of music. Yet, despite this, there was very little chance that anyone in the crowd would leave that night without having sat through a song which simply wasn’t their thing, be it “O Fortuna” or “Cupid Shuffle.” With all of that having been said, the

Huskies Pep Band put on a brilliant performance, with only minor caveats. The band demonstrated admirable flexibility by playing so many different genres and eras of music history. The only real problem that the band members were in charge of was, indeed, something that is a strength in the more typical performance that the Huskies give. Beyond this problem of volume, there is only the paradox of the variety in the

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performance. This variety was great to hear, but left certain songs falling flat to particular members of the audience. Thus, the concert may have been about as good as it could be for what it was trying to be, an exhibition of pep music. Considering this, the Pep Band did a great job, and it will be a pleasure to see what they learn from this performance for their next concert.

Waterfalls of the Keweenaw JAMES WOOD Lode Writer The Keweenaw can be a daunting place with its many mountains and waterfalls that are scattered throughout the area. While venturing out into the unknown provides spontaneous fun, it can be really time consuming or even disappointing. Jacob Emerick, however, has provided the public with the ultimate guide to the Keweenaw’s most awe-inspiring attractions: waterfalls. After graduating from Michigan Tech five years ago, Emerick began exploring

and marking the locations of waterfalls throughout the Upper Peninsula from the “Porkies” in the west, and the Yellow Dog Plains in the east, to the Keweenaw in the north. His database, waterfalls.jacobemerick. com, includes 111 waterfalls, all with descriptions, pictures, directions, and ratings. The ratings cover everything from flow rate to the drive one must take to get there from Houghton. Another important feature of the site is its easy-to-use map. The map gives the option of viewing the area in a standard map format, from satellite imaging, on a terrain based map, or even on a topographical map.

Blue pins mark the waterfall locations, and clicking on one will bring up a photo and options for more information on the fall. With this cool feature adventurers are one click away from finding the waterfall nearest to them. He also made a log during the time he worked on the website, which displays certain falls in different seasons of the year and brief descriptions. It’s interesting to see what falls look like during different seasons, and it could help determine when to visit a certain location. In the photo tab there are nearly 200 pictures of various waterfalls taken at various times throughout the year. It’s worth a look, unless beautiful pictures of

waterfalls don’t seem interesting. While this site is really informative, Emerick has many other useful things on his own personal website, Here, links to his other sites can be found along with interesting things about his many adventures. Reading about his adventures could inspire other adventurers to explore these areas as well. Without the pain of worrying about where to go, or if the trip will be worth it, an adventure can be much more fun. With this guide anyone can go on their very own escapade into the wild with a destination well worth journeying to see. Everybody owes it to Jacob Emerick


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Everyone somehow has a dog in their life. Whether it’s the one you passed on your walk to campus this morning, or your beloved furry friend at home, those four legged rascals are everywhere, and there’s no denying that they are some of the most loved creatures on the planet, and they have a lot to offer the world. I grew up with big golden retrievers. I got my first puppy as an 8 year old, and as an only child, it was safe to say she was almost like my sister. Not long after, we acquired a large, loving male golden, and together, these two goofballs taught me many things about life that no human could ever depict. One, be loyal. Life is too short to forget who has been there for you, and it’s much too short to stay mad at people you love. Forgive easily, and stay by their side. Next, be curious. Explore your surroundings, meet new people, and keep an open mind. Get outside and frolic around whenever you get the chance. Greet each and every day with gusto. Chase after what you want, and never give up. Embrace life’s little things. Seize every opportunity that comes your way. Make time in your day to play, no matter how busy you are, But don’t be afraid to nap. Finally, love unconditionally and wholeheartedly. Dogs never seem to let anything get in their way of loving others. This quick list is just the beginning of what dogs can really teach us about how to live our lives. So next time you see Fido walking your way, I encourage you to reach out and let them show you the way.


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Is online privacy dead? RYAN GRAINGER Lode Writer According to research done by Twitter, on an average day Twitter sends 5,700 tweets each second. According to data published by Facebook, Facebook users post over half a million comments, 293,000 status updates and a whopping 136,000 photos every 60 seconds. In today’s world of smartphones, social media and ever-invasive government agencies, online privacy seems like a thing of the distant past. Is it dead, though? Have we lost our ability to use the internet anonymously? While it certainly looks bleak, I believe that there are still ways to keep your digital life private. One of the best ways to secure your digital privacy is by removing yourself from social networks. According to the recent leaks regarding the NSA, companies like Facebook, Microsoft and Google give user data to government

Women’s Halloween costume options disappoint MEGAN WALSH Opinion Editor Halloween is awesome. As children, we got to dress up and run around the neighborhood getting free candy. Now, we look forward to friends, parties and coming up with unique costume ideas. When it comes to men, the majority of costumes at the Halloween store for them are hilarious. There are sumo wrestler suits and hot dog suits and even baby costumes. But for women, these costumes look a little bit different. I went into the Halloween store at the mall a couple of days ago because it happens to be a great place to buy socks for roller derby. But I couldn’t help but notice that 95 percent of the costumes for women featured tight mini-skirts, revealing tank tops and horribly painful high-heels. I compared the men’s police uniform costume to the women’s and Continued on page 11

agencies like the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National Security Agency, only occasionally asking them to get warrants first. Information published by Google, Facebook, Apple and other social media giants has revealed that services like Gmail-hosted email addresses are susceptible to intrusion from government agencies, and often are. In 2012 Google received 16,400 requests which gave the government access to 31,000-plus user accounts. Between Facebook and Google, the government was given access to the private information of 64,936 individual user accounts between July and December 2012 alone. This includes emails, private messages and any personal information. In short, skip the social networks if you can. But if you simply can’t stay away from social networks, you’re going to have to use other means to protect your electronic life from prying eyes. You’re going to have to encrypt

everything you can. If you need to send messages through a service you think is giving away your information, you should use a program called Pretty Good Privacy (PGP). PGP encrypts the body of the message you’d like to send; even if the email or message is seen by a third party they will not be able to understand it as they lack the proper tools for decrypting it. Unfortunately, PGP only works if both parties are using it. In addition, most modern operating systems allow the user to encrypt their files automatically. On Windows computers this is called BitLocker and it’s known as FileVault on Mac OS machines. Encrypting your files and messages is the best way to keep people out of your digital life. Securing all of your private information can take a tremendous amount of work but the recent revelations regarding the NSA have made the need for digital privacy that much greater. Privacy on the internet isn’t entirely gone, but in order to be truly secure you need to put in the effort.

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Questions are submitted to, or submit them on our website ( under “Submit a News Tip.” A female student (Peaches) and a male student (Cream) respond to the best of their ability. These are not professional answers; they are simply the opinions and experiences of peers.

“My girlfriend wants to get a little kinky in the bedroom. When I asked what she meant, she mentioned things like spanking and pinning her wrists. I’m not against it, but I have never done anything like it and I’m nervous about accidentally hurting her. How can we experiment without going too far?”

Peach’s Perspective The prospect of brand new sexual experiences is very exciting, but I’m glad your excitement is tempered with a fear of hurting your girlfriend. There are three ways I think you could end up going “too far”: to perform actions that either of you are uncomfortable with, to cause excessive pain or damage, or to allow this new sexual dynamic to affect the love and respect in your relationship. To avoid the first two outcomes, have a conversation about each other’s boundaries because what’s acceptable is subjective. List all the activities you can think of that fall in this realm and discuss if you would be comfortable experimenting with them. You’ll find some things you want to try and some you don’t. For example, I like biting sometimes but I would never, ever get into choking. Once you’ve established acceptable activities, figure out how much force you should use. Try to define some outcomes that would be unacceptable. Are both of you okay with bruises, welts, small cuts, etc.? Be realistic about potential effects—bruises sound harsh, but it doesn’t take a hard bite to leave a mark. Knowing what you don’t want may help set some limits, but there’s only so much you can learn from talking. When you’re experimenting, start gently

and gradually increase intensity, asking her if it feels good or if it hurts too much with every increase. Being in the moment may make you both underestimate how much force you’re actually using, so aim to satisfy her without approaching her limits. Aside from all that, making sure she knows she can tell you to stop and that you will without anger or disappointment is crucial. Allowing the power balance between you and your girlfriend in the bedroom to shift so radically could mess with that dynamic in the rest of your relationship if you do more than lightly play with this. Your girlfriend’s willingness to be vulnerable implies that she trusts you not only to not damage her body but also to continue treating her as an equal even after she submits to you sexually. You will completely betray that trust if you don’t continue to take her needs into account or don’t treat her with respect. To avoid this betrayal, I recommend never initiating this without asking if she’s in the mood, excluding all derogatory language, having typical sex more often than this kinky sex and making sure you tell her you love her and respect her immediately after kinky sex to reestablish your norm. I hope this helps you stay where you want to be on a potentially slippery slope!

Cream’s Commentary A little roughness in the bedroom can really spice things up every now and again, but the line between “kinky” and “abusive” can surprisingly become a little blurry in the heat of the moment. Actually, a lot of things get blurry when you are being choked. But that’s beside the point! Most of us, me included, are awkward to some degree when trying new things. The key to keeping things kinky is to get over the awkwardness enough to actually ask your partner if he or she is enjoying what you are doing. If you can figure out where the line between pleasure and pain is by asking what feels good and what is painful the first few times, you can get a good idea of how hard to squeeze, spank, pull, or dig in with your nails for the rest of your relationship. Now that you know a trick to finding how far you can take things, you are probably wondering where to start. I can help you with this as well. From my limited experience with sadism, I can tell you that incorporating a little bit of nibbling into your kissing is a great first step. Whether you lightly bite a lip or dig into her shoulder, it’s bound to set the mood for some rougher-than-usual action.

I really enjoy using my mouth for things, so biting has always been my goto for when my partner is in a mood to be roughed up a little, but I have also done some hair-pulling in my time. The trick to this is to get a lot of hair and gently pull it so it applies the pressure to a large area of the scalp. This reduces the amount of pain, but still gets the point across. One of pop-culture’s biggest fetishes is choking. I have always considered this right on the bubble of what I am willing to do for a girl. I have been asked by a woman or two to do so, but I resign to just applying a little pressure to her neck. The reason I hesitate is because your partner is not in a good position to let you know when you have gone too far with choking. This is dangerous and I cannot recommend you try it. You aren’t always going to be the one dishing out the blows. If your partner is into pain, chances are she will give a little back to you. I personally enjoy some good scratch marks on my back every once in a while and a little biting here and there (more here than there). Oh, and be sure that you never forget the safe word: Fluggaenkoecchicebolsen.

Halloween costumes Continued from page 10 the blatant sexism in the differences was horrifying. I’ll take us all back to the movie Mean Girls for a second. When Lindsay Lohan’s character walked into the Halloween party dressed as a pretty realistic dead bride while all of the other girls were wearing skimpy outfits, she was made fun of. Now, although this is just a movie, my 15 year-old niece already knows that if she wants to have “cool” friends, she better only dress up as a zombie if that zombie

was a stripper in her past life. When we talk about women’s Halloween costumes, there is always a discussion surrounding how all these girls “like to dress like sluts” or how they are “just asking for it.” But the problem is, this is what we expect in women. The majority of pre-packaged costumes are telling women that they are only valued when sexualized and objectified. Our choices are limited to say the least. In an article about

“Halloween sluts,” the author says, “The past decade has solidified Halloween’s position as the one holiday that squeezes even the most bashful of women into costumes fit for your local strip club. We love it, right? Barely dressed women surrounding us at every party, eye candy as far as we can see — yes, we love it.” This is a symptom of a larger problem. There is nothing wrong with women looking sexy. But there is something wrong when that is their only option in order to be

socially accepted. The larger problem is a sexist issue – men are judged by how funny they are and what they achieve, women are judged by how sexually attractive they are. So to all the women out there who are going out to celebrate Halloween next week, dress how you want to dress. Whether you make a costume or buy one, make sure that you are comfortable in whatever you wear. In the words of Tina Fey, “Do your thing and don’t care if they like it.”



Tuesday, October 22

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Jordan McConnell

ELLIE FURMANSKI Sports Editor Wide receiver for the Michigan Tech Football team Jordan McConnell found the end zone in the final play of Saturday’s game against Northwood to edge the Timberwolves in a cliffhanger 33-31 victory. With less than a minute of play left in the game, the Huskies found themselves down on the scoreboard 27-31. Coming off of an 85-yard drive led by quarterback Tyler Scarlett in nine plays, the Huskies had enough momentum in their favor to make their final mark in the last ten seconds of play. Down at Northwood’s six yard line,

Scarlett found McConnell in the end zone and made for a pass. Despite being tipped off in transit and flying up into the air, McConnell managed to complete the pass and came down with the football at the goal line just as time expired to earn the final points of the game and put the Huskies in the lead 33-31 for the win. The victory advances the Huskies’ record to 4-2, landing the Huskies a third place standing in the GLIAC North Division. McConnell’s game-winning touchdown marks his third touchdown of the 2013 season. So far, the senior has played in each of the Huskies’ six conference games where he has totaled 453 yards, averaging 75.5 yards per game.

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Paintball madness JOHN REYNOLDS

“The adrenaline is!”

Lode Writer Explosions, guns and copious amounts of paint; a recipe for disaster in the hands of many, but in the capable hands of Michigan Tech’s Paintball Club, it becomes a recipe for a great time. This group plays predominantly around the Midwest as part of the Midwest North division of the National Collegiate Paintball Association. The paintball club travels to various places around the country to compete in tournaments against other college teams. Nationals this year are being held in Florida, but most events take place in Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota. Tournaments are a round robin format of capture the flag. The matches are five on five and typically last about two-anda-half to three minutes, but there is a five minute time limit if the match lasts too long. “These matches happen at a rapid pace. You are exhausted by the end of the day,” commented Ray Innis, a member

of the paintball team. “It is a marvelous workout.” The way you win capture the flag is, quite simply, to capture the flag. You eliminate players on the opposite team by hitting them with a paintball. Any shot on the body counts, even if it only clips you. “The adrenaline is like… wow,” explained Ray. Once every player on the other team gets eliminated, you can walk over and take their flag. Points are awarded for every player eliminated on the other team, for every player on your own team still standing, for capturing the flag and for a time bonus, if applicable. The Michigan Tech Paintball club meets on Fridays at 6 p.m. in Fisher 101. These meetings are open to the public and can be an excellent chance to learn about upcoming practices, open play, sponsorship or upcoming tournaments. There is also open play from 10-5 on Saturdays. If you don’t have your own

-Ray Innis

gear, you can rent one of fifteen sets of gear from the club. The next event for the Paintball Club is in River Falls, Wisconsin, on Oct. 27. The team gets to their events by carpooling or renting a Michigan Tech van. Events can be spread out over the weekend, and time spent playing the tournament is typically only three to four hours, so there is plenty of time to explore the tournament area with the team. “One of the things I like most about paintball club is all the time spent talking to some of the coolest people,” Ray exclaimed enthusiastically. Good luck to the Michigan Tech Paintball club team. They took eighth place at their last tournament on Sept. 28th. Hopefully this time around they can take home the gold for the Huskies. This club can make the 906 a force to be reckoned with.

“These matches happen at a rapid pace. You are exhausted by the end of the day. It is a marvelous workout.” -Ray Innis

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Status update on Sidelines intramural rule changes Away Scoreboard

ELLIE FURMANSKI Sports Editor Over the summer, Michigan Tech Intramural-Recreational Sports Services introduced a series of procedural changes for intramural sports during the 20132014 academic year. In order to assess the effectiveness of the newly instated changes so far this year, the Lode reached out to Craig Pellizzaro, Director of Intramurals and Physical Education, and Amber Leonard, Intramural Coordinator, in addition to Michigan Tech students to get their firsthand opinions on the subject matter. Leonard expressed the root of these changes from an administrator’s perspective: “Our ultimate goal is to have as many games as we can and to allow students to play. We’re just trying to put in new processes to make sure that that happens smoothly.” One of the more notable changes, particularly for team captains, was the elimination of preseason captains’

“Our ultimate goal is to have as many games as we can and to allow students to play. We’re just trying to put in new processes to make sure that that happens smoothly.” -Amber Leonard, Intramural Coordinator meetings. Instead, Pellizzaro was inspired by other schools to create an online slideshow and proceeding quiz in order to convey the same information that would be verbalized in a meeting. Colton Wesoloski, who currently participates in multiple sports, shared his opinion on the quizzes as a multi-team captain. “The quizzes are nice because they can be done on the captain’s time instead of having a time set that all the captains need to make.” Having that said, it just might be too convenient to be able to take these quizzes at your leisure. Anyone who knows how to use ctrl-F can pass the quiz in no time at all without actually digesting the material. “I’m pretty sure most people didn’t put any effort into the quizzes,” Wesoloski admitted.

Zac Cavins, a soccer fours team captain seemed to agree that while the taking the quiz from the comforts of your own home is convenient, it may not be the most effective way to instill game rules. “I think the quizzes might need to be timed or something because it’s too easy to just keep trying and look through the power points and end up not knowing the rules still,” Cavins said. A meeting for the teams who make playoffs, however, is required. Pellizzaro noted that by holding these meetings, “we have something to hold over their heads. If they don’t show up, we won’t schedule them for playoffs.” Wesoloski agreed that it is important to hold pre-playoff meetings, especially for those who blew off trying to actually learn the rules during the preseason. Leonard, who has taken part in managers’ meetings for sand volleyball and softball so far this year said, “We have the managers’ meetings for teams that are serious and do want to play, and I think that’s been pretty successful this year.” A couple changes were also implemented in regard to teams not being able to attend games. First, a team can request to reschedule a match completely penalty-free if the request is made with the IM staff a minimum of three days prior to the original scheduled date of the contest. Second, if the three day timeframe is void, notifying the IM staff before 1 p.m. the day of the match will result in a default, meaning you take a loss but avoid forfeit penalties. Coming firsthand from Leonard, who works on scheduling games, having to reschedule matches can be an administrative nightmare and is something that most students take for granted. “To a student it may seem like ‘ok, can we reschedule our game because this doesn’t work for us,’ but then we have to go back and sometimes adjust the entire season schedule.” From the students’ perspective, sometimes it’s impossible to know three days in advance you’ll have enough players to field a team. “You can’t really control classes and homework all the time,” said Cavins. That is why the default option is nice, because taking on the penalties of a forfeit is brutal. A team which forfeits will have the match recorded as a loss, will automatically be eliminated from playoff

consideration and will have to pay a forfeit fee. After looking through the stats recorded so far this year, Pellizzaro believes that the number of forfeits has in fact decreased. Rob Walker, a soccer fours player and captain, believes threatening teams with a fine should help reduce the number of

“While some changes have gone over better than others, intramurals this year seem to be operating more smoothly with the new changes inplace. The IM staff will be sure to reassess the effects of these changes come the end of the year.” forfeits, but “a fine and no playoffs is too harsh.” Cavins’ opinion coincided with Walker’s. “The penalty might be ok, but the not being able to make playoffs thing I don’t think should be there.” The “For the Love of the Game” rule is the final major change that students have had something to say about. The rule states that if a team is unable to field enough players, they can recruit from outside their roster or share players with the opposing team in order to still play the game, but despite the result, it will be recorded as a loss. The main reason this rule was instated was to help teams avoid forfeit penalties while still allowing games to be held. Pellizzaro expressed, “Teams will walk from the dorms all the way up to the sand volleyball courts, no one comes, and they’re walking back without playing the game. That’s disheartening.” Overall, general student consensus indicates a positive outlook on this rule. For Cavins, it’s especially nice not having to waste time heading up to a match in hopes of playing a team that doesn’t end up showing. While some changes have gone over better than others, intramurals this year seem to be operating more smoothly with the new changes in place. The IM staff will be sure to reassess the effects of these changes come the end of the year. In the meantime, Pellizzaro and Leonard are always looking to hear feedback and ideas from students. You can find them in the IM office located in the SDC (room 202) or by email at and

Cross Country: The Huskies competed against NMU and LSSU on Friday, Oct. 18, in Marquette at the U.P. Championships. Both the men’s and women’s teams took second place with 33 and 54 points, respectively. Sonja Hedblom led the Huskies on the women’s side, finishing the 4-kilometer course eighth overall in 15:44.5. Leading the men was Daniel Kulas who completed the 5-kilometer course in16:31 to a third place finish. Football: The Huskies narrowly defeated Northwood 33-31 on Saturday, Oct. 19, advancing their record to 4-2. Trailing 27-31 with ten seconds to go, it was Jordan McConnell who completed a pass from quarterback Tyler Scarlett just as time expired to give the Huskies the victory. Hockey: Michigan Tech Hockey faced No.4ranked UND in a double header over the weekend in non-conference play. Despite coming back from a twogoal deficit, Friday’s game ended in a 3-2 Husky loss. Cj Eick and Ryan Furne posted goals to equalize the scoreboard in the second period, but a late Notre Dame goal in the third proved costly for the Huskies who were unable to make a second comeback. Sunday, Oct. 20, the two teams faced off again. The Irish edged the Huskies once again by a score of 7-3. A very physical match resulted in 32 penalties total, 18 of which were against the Huskies. UND managed to score four of their seven goals on the power play. Soccer: A weekend in Ohio for the Women’s Soccer team advances their GLIAC record to 6-1-1. Friday’s match against Ashland ended in a 1-0 overtime loss. An Ashland header goal ended the scoreless stalemate with seconds left on the clock in the first overtime, handing the Huskies their first conference loss of the season. The Huskies came back on Sunday, earning a 4-1 victory against Ohio Dominican. The Huskies posted three goals in the second half to cap the win. Volleyball: Women’s Volleyball split the weekend 1-1, advancing their GLIAC record to 5-6. Friday’s match against Tiffin resulted in a 3-1 loss, but the Huskies were able to comeback on Saturday and post a 3-2 win against Ohio Dominican.



Tuesday, October 22

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Annual Turkey Trot

a successful event once again IAN HATZILIAS Lode Writer The Turkey Trot is an annual event held either rain or shine by IntramuralRec Services at Michigan Tech. This year’s race took place last Thursday on Oct. 17th. Contestants could not have asked for a better day to run with the weather being comfortably mild, unlike last year where it was snowing and sleeting by the end of the race. In the women’s student division, placing first was Leigh Miller and Elizabeth

Waters placed second. Shannon Brodeur came in first in the women faculty and staff division with Alane Isaacson trailing behind her in second place. Troy Drabek and David Waters took first and second, respectively, in the men’s student division. Last but not least, Joel Vertin took first place in the men’s faculty and staff division. The course for the trot was around the grounds of the SDC on campus. Runners began at the tennis center, went around the soccer fields, to Sherman Field and ended back at the tennis center. The total distance covered by the trotters was estimated to be 1.5 miles.

“Participants were appreciative of the togetherness and camaraderie the Turkey Trot brought.” Roughly 20 people participated last Thursday, 17 of whom were students, and the remaining three were faculty and staff members. The event is a good way for the faculty and staff of Michigan Tech to connect and learn more about the students. “The Turkey Trot was a fun, relaxed run,” said participant David Waters. He enjoyed the low-stress environment brought by the run and enjoyed the exercise.

The best part of the run was the chance to win one of three turkeys. Those who complete the run are eligible to win. Both the Waters siblings won a mug and a turkey for placing second. The turkeys will be awarded in November, just in time for Thanksgiving. In good Husky spirit, as runners were finishing the race, they waited at the finish line to cheer on those still on the track. “No one worried about their time or pace,” noted Elizabeth.

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Husky-Wildcat rivalry series on the horizon IAN HATZILIAS Lode Writer This upcoming weekend, the Michigan Tech Hockey team will take on their rivaled Wildcats of Northern Michigan University in a split series, with Friday’s game taking place in Marquette and the series closer in Houghton on Saturday. Both games are set to start at 7:07 p.m. These games are bound to pack both teams’ respective arenas on each game day with students and local fans alike filling the stands. The last time these two teams met, the Huskies dominated the Wildcats in an 8-2 blowout victory. The Huskies out-shot the Wildcats 31-2, a much smaller margin than in the game against Laurentian three weekends ago and yet a much more glaring score differential. Michigan Tech enters this series as almost a reliever coming back from road games against Minnesota Duluth and Notre Dame. Expect to see high intensity coming from the Huskies as they have gained valuable experience in facing the defending CCHA champions, the Fighting Irish. Just as Tech is expected to come out strong in the series, Northern is just as hungry for revenge coming into the series with a devastating loss at the rivals’ last meeting. They will be fast, aggressive and composed knowing they have to do everything right in order to edge the Huskies. With the home ice advantage in the first game of the series, Northern is bound to

The Huskies are coming into this game with experiences against UND and UMD.

keep momentum strong as they draw from their crowd’s enthusiastic support. Come Saturday, however, anybody who has ever been to a Tech hockey game knows that the Mac will be roaring. If Tech loses the first game, fans will be as rowdy as ever to support the Huskies throughout the whole game to push their team to victory. If Tech wins the first game, then the crowd will be just as electric, and the Wildcats will be at

a large disadvantage going into that game having already posted a loss in the series. Either way, both games are bound to be ones for the books. There will be many students traveling from both schools to make sure they get to be a part of both games. Mitch’s Misfits are likely practicing chants already such as, “It’s alright, it’s okay, you’ll all work for us some day.” The one thing that can be almost

Varsity Events Schedule: October 22-28 Tuesday, 22

Wednesday, 23

Thursday, 24

Friday, 25

Saturday, 26 **Vs. Ferris State @ 1 p.m.

Cross Country

GLIAC Championships @ 11 a.m. **Vs. Northern Michigan @ 7:07 p.m.

Women’s Soccer Women’s Volleyball

**@ Northern Michigan, 7:07 p.m. **Vs. Grand Valley St. @ 7 p.m.

guaranteed from Tech is a strong offensive showing. Now household names in the arena-Petan, Kero, Pietila, etc.-will be skating hard to take their team to victory. Regardless of what happens on the ice, it is going to be a great weekend for hockey in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Students and locals in both towns will be buzzing about it for days. Follow the Huskies on Twitter for all things hockey at @mtuhky.

Home Game



Photo by Kevin Madson

GLIAC/GLV GLIAC/GLV Crossover @ Crossover @ Aurora, Ill., TBA Aurora, Ill., TBA

** Conference Match

Sunday, 27

**Vs. Ferris St. @ 12 p.m.

Monday, 28


Events October 22 - 28 Peace Corps at Michigan Tech

Wednesday, October 24. MUB Ballroom A

This could be your chance to launch an international career. Come talk to a recruiter about how you could serve the Peace Corps in the areas of education, health, the environment and agriculture. For more information, contact Peace Corps Midwest Regional Officer Brett Heimann: or Michigan Tech Peace Corps Master’s International Recruiter Scott Hillard:

“Brighton Beach Memoirs”-Tech Theatre

Thursday-Saturday, October 24-26.

7:30 p.m.

McArdle Theatre

Neil Simon’s “Brighton Beach Memoirs” will be performed by the Tech Theatre Company. Students with a valid Tech ID get free admission to the performance. For more information, visit (

Bike to School Day-SfES

Friday, October 25. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. All Over Campus

Students for Environmental Sustainability invite you to bike to school this Friday. If you do, you may win a prize! Representatives will be handing out prizes of bike accessories and Cliff bars to random students that chose to ride their bikes to school. If you have any questions, contact Nicole Iutzi:

“The Shining”-Film Board

Friday, Saturday, October 25 and 26. 5:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 11:30 p.m. $3 Fisher 135

Join Film Board for their showing of Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining.” Tickets cost $3 and food and beverages are available for purchase at the door.


Saturday, October 26. 3:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. Residence Halls

Come see what students living in the residence halls have created for Safehouse. Tours for each residence hall start from the main entrance of each hall. Scary and Fun tours are available.

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ASK TECH Jerrid Burdue

Evan Long

“Dark Chocolate”

“Laffy Taffy”

What is your favorite Halloween candy? -Aric Rhodes

Cooper Abel “Twix”

Nils Miron “Reeses Pieces”


The October 22, 2013 issue of the Michigan Tech Lode.

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