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will showcase legacies KATELYN WAARA News Editor Many college campuses have a landmark, or something that students remember and graduates get their picture taken by during their final days on campus. What does Michigan Tech have? It isn’t too exciting to get your picture taken by the MEEM or EERC to remember your college career, and that’s part of the reason why Michigan Tech alumni and private investors are contributing money to construct the “Alumni Way.” Originally known as the “West Campus Mall Project”, the “Alumni Way” will likely consist of an archway on the west end of campus as well as a walkway connection to the existing campus mall. It will include a number of other elements to make the location pedestrian friendly. Landscaping will beautify the area, benches will allow for breaks or gatherings between classes

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and the pleasant walkway with commemorative alumni markers will undoubtedly showcase the legacy of those who have passed through Michigan Tech. Shea McGrew, Michigan Tech’s Vice President for Advancement, is one of many people involved in this project’s growth and upbringing. “The idea was always that, hopefully, alumni would contribute,” said McGrew. “The project is to highlight the accomplishments of Michigan Tech Alumni, not so much by naming them, but by celebrating the legacy of alumni here.” Alumni have responded to the call. A committee has been formed in order to gain a sense of what it will take to get the project underway. The committee consists mostly of members of the Alumni Association, but there are also members from the Michigan Tech Foundation Board of Trustees and two students. Many alumni and donors have shown interest in supporting

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KATELYN WAARA News Editor On Friday, Oct. 26, a fire started on the ground level of the J. Robert Van Pelt and John and Ruanne Opie Library. At approximately 11:40 a.m., fire alarms sounded. The building was evacuated shortly thereafter. The installed sprinkler systems in the basement helped to contain the fire until responders were able to get to the scene. It is believed that

the fire began in or near the Michigan Tech Archives and Copper Country Collections. Director of Public Safety at Michigan Tech Daniel Bennett said the fire is under full investigation. No injuries were reported and a cause of the fire is yet to be determined. A state fire marshal from Marquette has been called to assist in the investigation as a precautionary measure. “Right now, we are not ruling anything out, but there is no real suspicion that there was any foul play,” Bennett said. The basement has suffered

some water damage and Archives staff members are taking the appropriate steps needed to preserve the documents, records and other historical items. The library was closed for the remainder of the day. The Houghton City Fire Department, Mercy Ambulance, Michigan Tech Public Safety and Police Services and Michigan Tech EMS First Responders were at the scene. More information about the cause and extent of damage will be available at a later date.

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On Aug. 23 Michigan Tech student and U.S. Air Force Cadet Jacob LaSarge was awarded the U.S. Air Force Cadet Research Award. LaSarge was singled out due to his work on the Aerospace Enterprise’s Oculus-ASR project. “The outstanding leadership and technical expertise provided by Cadet LaSarge on this unique and Air Force relevant research project has advanced this project further than anyone had imagined,” said Lt. Col. Michael Brothers, head of Aerospace Studies and commander of Michigan Tech’s Air Force ROTC program. Jacob LaSarge is a fifth year mechanical engineering student. He became a part of the enterprise team in 2010, as a member of the guidance, navigation and controls section. He quickly moved up within the team, and after one semester was the leader of the section. In spring 2011, LaSarge became the project manager for the Oculus Altitude and Shape Recognition (ASR) nonsatellite team. Currently he assumes leadership for 76 undergraduate students and a $210,000 plus budget for the development, and research of the enterprise. He reports regularly to the Air Force Research Laboratory. He also reports to Kirkland Air Force Base on a weekly basis to keep them updated. In January of 2011, the enterprise team won the Air Force Research Lab’s University Nanosatellite 6

competition. There were 11 teams in the competition, each of them hand picked from across the U.S. to design and build a small satellite or nanosatellite. Taking first place, the enterprise team then had the right to further develop their nonsatellite. LaSarge said he was excited about the continuation of the project. “As the project manager, Jake is the person responsible for ensuring all deadlines and deliverables are met, while maintaining the highest possible quality,” said Brothers. LaSarge played a large role in the designing and building of the satellite. “Cadet LaSarge took the lead in analyzing orbital disturbance torques likely to be encountered by the spacecraft, and used that information to determine if reaction wheels would be adequate for pointing accuracy and attitude control,” said Brothers. LaSarge also assisted with the development of the ASR simulation through merging components of the hardware and software of the satellite. “The spacecraft being designed by Cadet LaSarge’s team at MTU over the past several years is directly relevant to the USAF for advancement of space situational awareness, the evolving ISR mission, and development of future nanosatellites,” said Brothers. The completed satellite will be launched into orbit, although not for a year or two. LaSarge said he is sure the team members will be there for the launch. The Michigan Tech team will remain on the project. “The students will then be responsible for command

and control of the satellite, as well as future mission operations with AMOS and AFRL,” said Brothers. “Our vehicle is a spacebased calibration target for ground telescopes seeking to identify objects in space,” said LaSarge. The satellite will help the U.S. Air Force in keeping track of items in space, whether it is space junk or vehicles launched by other nations. The key is situational awareness, said LaSarge. Technology designed by Michigan Tech students will be used for the benefit of the Air Force, specifically the Air Force Maui Optical Site (AMOS) is recognizing target-nation satellite habits, collection methods and pointing directions, said Brothers. AMOS sends orders and criteria directly to the team. “Previous winners of the competition have had communication issues relating to defective or faulty radio antennas; the MTU project is a pilot for new antenna procedures and designs, and the results could improve current Air Force capability,” said Brothers. The United States Air Force Cadet Research Award is awarded once a year and is a nationally affiliated award. “The award itself is a national Air Force Award -- which means it is a higher award than Air Force Baselevel awards, and even US Air Force Major Command Awards! Plus, it is only given out once per year, to only one AFROTC cadet in the nation,” said LaSarge. Ceremonies were held at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio.

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Raptor house brought Finding Nemo to life with a wall of jellyfish Photo by Alex Mager

Making a difference JANE KIRBY Lode Writer Giving back to the community can be a fun and rewarding experience. Saturday Oct. 27 was Make a Difference Day, which brought hundreds of Michigan Tech alumni and current students together for a good cause. Created by USA Weekend magazine, Make a Difference Day is a national day of volunteering and giving back. It takes place annually on the fourth Saturday of October. Last year, over 450 Michigan Tech students and 25 alumni participated in a nationwide event that included four different chapters across the country. Assistant Director of Alumni Relations Erin Thompson says that this is a great way for alumni to “continue to be connected” while volunteering at various locations all over the US. This year, Make a Difference Day was featured in four locations including here in Houghton and in the Keweenaw. The Keweenaw Alumni Chapter in Copper Harbor organized an

event for volunteers to help dig out invasive knapweed along the shoreline of the Keweenaw Shores Michigan Nature Sanctuary Plant Preserve. Downstate, Traverse City’s Goodwill Inn Homeless Shelter had volunteers outside, helping people get ready for the winter by raking leaves, pruning plants and moving belongings into storage. In Minnesota, alumni had the opportunity to participate in a “rake-a-thon” in the Minneapolis metro area. They spent the day providing raking assistance to elderly residents. Finally, Nevada hosted a volunteering effort to organize Christmas decorations and assembled Christmas trees for St. Judes Ranch for Children in Boulder City, Nevada. Snow flew here in Houghton on Saturday morning as students from Greek Life and the residence halls took part in giving back to the local community by raking lawns. Student Activities organized the event and even provided rakes and bags. Second-year student Hannah Altscheffel participated with the Hillside

and DHH group. Despite the thin layer of snow, she and about 15 other students from Hillside Apartments and DHH spent two and a half hours raking leaves on four lawns close to campus. One resident in particular was especially grateful, as Altscheffel explained. “She was handicapped, and told us that one of the main reasons she lives in Houghton is because of the helpful community, specifically the Michigan Tech students. She said she wouldn’t get her lawn raked without us, and was very grateful for the help,” said Altscheffel. The warm feeling of giving back to the community and making a difference seemed to combat the cold, snowy morning of this year’s Make a Difference Day in Houghton. Alumni all across the country got the same opportunity, and surely felt the same way. For more information on Michigan Tech’s Make a Difference Day, please visit (http://apps.alumni.mtu. edu/make -a-difference day/2012/)


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Lode Writer The Inter-Residence Hall Council upheld a tradition this past weekend at Michigan Tech. Safehouse, which began in 1988, allows students to transform the residence halls into fun and scary themed “haunted halls” for the community and students to tour. Safehouse is a way for students to partake in a friendly competition while giving back to the


Recently, students were asked to participate in a survey asking about a pond on campus. As a senior design project, students are looking into the impact of putting a pond on campus. The senior design students plan to enter a competition held by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Associate professor of civil and environmental engineering Dr. Brian Barkdoll oversees the senior design team. The team split the campus into five regions, which divides the class into five teams of three. Each team is trying to find a way for rainwater to be restored to how it was distributed before any buildings or parking lots were constructed Barkdoll said. The EPA contest requires students to have plans for a low-impact storm water collection site development for the campus. Plans must be finished by the end of December, near the end of the semester, for the contest. Normally, some water would flow into the ground, evaporate or flow into the nearest waterway. With parking lots

and buildings the rainwater is stopped from flowing into the ground, and instead flows right into the Portage Canal only after collecting pollutants from parking lots. All of the groups have ideas to capture rainwater and restore it to a natural path including using a retention pond, said Barkdoll. One of the ideas included putting a pond on campus, which is why senior design students were interested in getting other Tech students opinions. Currently senior design members are reviewing 1000 survey responses. “Results of the survey will be sent out to students,” said Barkdoll. This is to show students that the information they provided was put to use. Other ideas of students include underground storage tanks with pipes for the water to flow into the ground. The possibility of a pond to capture storm water on campus presents issues. The fertilizer from grass would create thick algae. Other issues include what to do for the pond during Winter Carnival and student’s safety. All of this is just planning, there are no promises to build anything, said Dr. Barkdoll. Students are just thinking about the low impact design for the EPA competition.

Students chopping wood at the Ford Center for Make a Difference Day Photo by Scott Thompson

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Hanka Homestead: a history SAWYER NEWMAN Lode Writer After immigrating to the Upper Peninsula to work in the copper mines, many of the Finnish immigrants missed their farming heritage and rural lifestyle. Today, many of the original families who had moved to this area continue to farm the land, though there has been a growing trend in which outsiders have been buying out chunks of land for vacation homes. Driving through the area, one can see that much farmland has been reclaimed by the forest. Rusted out vintage cars are left in lots near the sides of roads and it becomes apparent that this area, like much of the Copper Country, has seen much change. One of the best efforts of preserving this historically rural image of the Pelkie region is shown by the Hanka Homestead Farm near Askell

Hill. The farm was established during the Copper County’s glory years by Herman Hanka after he had been injured in a mine blast accident. The Hanka homestead was built amidst a community of other Finns who understood the importance of how cooperation was a major part of subsistence. Neighbors traded with each other and shared their workloads. Herman Hanka worked as a tanner and because of this, a part of his contribution to the community came from making and mending shoes. One of his sons was a typical tinkerer and as automobiles became more prevalent, he became a local legend as a self-taught auto mechanic. The family was also involved heavily in the logging industry; they boarded draft horses when the beasts were not being used for hauling timber. In the winters when they were not working the farm, both of the Hanka sons would work in logging camps where their sister also worked

as a cook. As is typical for Upper Peninsula farming, most of the crops raised were cold resistant root vegetables. However, grains were another major focus. Even today in Tapiola, oat hay is the prominent crop grown by farmers as it does not need replanting every year nor does it need to be watered any more frequently than it rains. The Finns in this area were able to maintain an impressively sustainable life style, until around the 1920s, when outside pressures became too great. The 1920s brought on changes in the dairy industry, where the milk sold by Hanka farms did not meet the regulations of Grade A milk, as it was not produced and cooled under refrigerated conditions. Hanka’s milk had become labeled Grade B milk, which could only be sold as cheese. This not only limited what Hanka was able to sell, but also limited what other

people in the community were able to purchase. Being forced to become members of a commerce system on a national scale, less money was being circulated within the small community. This was one of the first major blows to their sustainable lifestyle. Even before 1920, World War I called many sons away to fight over sees. Now having a larger picture of the world, sons became more interested in leaving family farms than the sons of previous generations. This played a part in the large migration to Detroit, where many sons once again left, though this time to work for Henry Ford and his “five dollar work day.” The Hanka farm stopped being improved in 1923, though several more generations lived there over the years. The last Hanka to live on the farm was Jalmar, who died in 1966. Since no modernization had been done to the farm since 1923,

the home is now a near perfect example of old Finnish folkways and of a subsistence lifestyle. The homestead consists of a century old log house, a two-story log barn and several other outbuildings spread out over an 18-acre clearing. The farm is open to visitors during the summer months. The cost is three dollars per adult and one dollar and fifty cents for children.

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City of Houghton tightens parking enforcement ERIKA VICHCALES Lode Writer As students progress throughout their college education, many decide to move off campus and into nearby houses or apartments. This is typically a huge convenience, but recently living off campus has come with some unexpected expenses. A problem students are currently facing is being ticketed by the City of Houghton. The main issue is being ticketed for parking on grass due to lack of parking spots where they live off campus. Though there is a law that prohibits parking in non-

designated areas, it has never been enforced until recently. The city of Houghton has hired two parking enforcement officers to enforce the law and students are seeing the effects of this. The reason for the new enforcement position was the results from a survey of Houghton residents. The issues of lawn care, junked vehicles, garbage and parking on the lawn were raised. These issues fall under the city ordinance, which is why we are seeing the increase in tickets. “The tickets that are issued for parking on the grass are ‘parking tickets’ and carry a $10 fine,” explained law enforcement officer Amy

Zawada. “If tenants are not maintaining their rental in terms of picking of garbage, inside furniture outside of the house, etc., they will receive a warning and have 15 days to remedy the situation or a $50 civil infraction ticket will be issued.” The city is hoping to work with landlords to make sure students have proper parking. The owners of the houses or apartments need to fill out the ‘driveway permit/application’ which is available at the City Centre or can be found online at ( The city then needs to ensure that the parking pad will be built in an appropriate location. Once that is done, approval

must be given at a city council meeting. The Houghton Police Department wants to work with students and landlords alike to provide adequate offlawn parking. Property owners need to make sure there is a hard surface to park on, and due to many houses being older, changes may need to be made. Residents should also know that parking on the lawn is acceptable from Oct. 31 through Mar. 1. In addition to parking, there are are regulations on what furniture may be outside the house. If it is designated “outdoor furniture” then it’s acceptable, but any type of indoor furniture, such as couches, dressers or tables, is

not acceptable to be outside of the house. “College Avenue, and East Houghton, is a gateway to our city, and when people drive through we want it to have a welcoming appearance. Rather than a ‘sloppy’ looking college town, HPD wants Houghton to look like the unique place it is,” commented Officer Zawada. Though many students and landlords are not fans of the necessary changes, there are resources available to help make them possible. This should bring peace to the City of Houghton officials and the students. Even though the students may not like it, the City believes that they will understand eventually.

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Safehouse Continued from page 3 local community. Students prepared for the trick-or-treaters of the Hancock/Houghton area during the day and on the night of Oct. 27 tours ran from 5-8 p.m. through DHH, Wads and McNair. Students began decorating at 10 a.m. on Saturday and were allowed to work until 4 p.m. Judging was held from 4-6 p.m. This year, 42 houses participated in the

competition, with 17 fun (for younger kids) and 25 scary. Results from the judging will be available later in the week on IRHC’s webpage (http:// Overall winners are awarded trophies, and first place plaques are given to the winners of the individual residence halls. Scoring is based on a 20-point system, and halls that chose to have a fun theme were awarded five

points automatically. DHH was an all scary residence hall, while others had both scary and fun tours. Nathan Ford, IRHC President, said that Safehouse, “is also a great chance for Michigan Tech to give engage the Houghton community, and to give the children a safe and welcoming environment where they can come in, get some candy and have fun.” T.V 6 took footage of halls that were mostly done by 2

p.m. This included Midnight Express of DHH and Mafia of Wads. Olivia Woitulewicz, second year student living in Midnight Express, said, “Safehouse was a great hall bonding experience, especially between the returner students and the first years.”

JJR located in Ann Arbor. Using these, a brochure was produced to spread the idea of the “Alumni Way” and to show what could be done. The idea was also pitched at the first Board of Control meeting this month. In addition to the archway and landscaped pedestrian path, a large sculpture of a husky is being looked into as a tribute to Michigan Tech’s mascot. A potential donor has also expressed interest in the possibility of creating a plaza outside of the library, allowing everyone on campus to meet, relax and spend more time. An outdoor entrance to the Library Café is also being considered. Alumni may even have the option of purchasing a brick or paver, engraved with their name and graduation year to be placed along the path as a personal marker to future

generations in celebration of their accomplishments and ties to Michigan Tech. Concerns about the project include the existing service entrance and road that comes around between the Academic Office Building and the Administration building as well as the metered parking spaces. Since the walkways would be located where the angled meter parking spaces currently are, this project would unfortunately take away some of the parking. Many alternatives are being explored, however, to retain the parking. “Alumni Way” is one of many projects included in the Generations of Discovery campaign. The seven-year fundraising campaign is planned to end in June of 2013, but the “Alumni Way” funding will continue following the campaign’s conclusion.


FYE Wads hard at work on their scary hallway Photo by Alex Mager

Alumni Way Continued from front page the project, but until the money is available for budgeting and use, no changes will be made. Depending on the response, some of the elements, such as a bell/clock tower, may be taken out so that other areas can

be more heavily focused on. Needed funds for the “Alumni Way” project are expected to be near $2 million. Currently, designs and sketched plans are being provided by SmithGroup

Sketches of a potential design for the Alumni Way.

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Because of the heavy reliance on monetary support from alumni and donors, no start date has been estimated yet. The project could be done in stages, however, allowing progress to be made as funding milestones are reached. While Michigan Tech’s campus is beautiful in some areas, it is lacking in others. Mainly the west end of campus. With the “Alumni Way,” the university hopes to establish a more personal connection with potential and current students who can picture themselves as a future or current member of the legacy that is Michigan Tech’s alumni. McGrew agrees. “To highlight the legacy of our alumni is important because there have been so many phenomenal people who have graduated from this University who have gone on to contribute to society. For the future of Michigan Tech, I think the better our facilities, the more attractive we’ll be to potential students…” Making an impression is important. The “Alumni Way” project’s main goals are to highlight the legacy of the alumni and to enhance the look and feel of campus as a whole. With the walkway and other landmarks as connecting mediums, the hope is to create a sense of togetherness and pride in Michigan Tech’s alumni, past and future.

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Superior Wind Symphony Blends Wind and Percussion ALEX SAARI Lode Writer On Friday, Nov. 2, the Superior Wind Symphony (SWS) will play at the Rosza Center. The Superior Wind Symphony blends wind and percussion performers and has a current roster of about forty-five members. Director of Bands at Michigan Tech, Dr. Mike Christianson will conduct the ensemble.

Christianson was able to give a little background history of ensemble groups and the SWS. The typical wind ensemble blends military band and chamber wind sound. Until 1950 or so, military bands were the prominent musical ‘force’ on college campus in the U.S. Post1950, wind ensembles started to gain rising fame and featured the “chamber aspect” of ensemble music. The SWS roster includes performers who don’t

necessarily specialize in music fields. Past and present members include engineers, computer technicians, architects and teachers. In addition, performers are versed in both historical and national chamber wind styles. The upcoming concert covers the 1600’s until 2008 and features music from prominent wind and percussion artists of that four-century span. Selections from artists such as Prokofiev, Gabrieli and

Grainger will be performed. In addition, artists such as Holst and Erb, Steven Grimo and Hollenbeck made other featured works of art famous. In the past, other Michigan Tech members and local musicians have been featured alongside the ensemble and this performance is no different. Assistant Professor Dr. Jared Anderson will be featured during this concert. Anderson was chosen specifically because of his

knowledge of Tibetan-style throat overtone singing. Assistant Professor of Sound Dr. Denny McKaig also has a role in the upcoming event. McKaig will be re-purposing old audio materials for use on a new avant-garde piece. The piece will be one of the first created for wind bands. “Superior Wind Symphony: What We Imagine” begins at 7:30 p.m. with each ticket set at $12.75. Michigan Tech students get in free with the Experience Tech benefit.

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large. The downsides of this performance were few and Lode Writer far between, but they were “The Musical Comedy there. First, perhaps this is Murders of 1940” was a fault of this writer, but the performed at 7:30 p.m. each plot was a little fuzzy and night last weekend starting hard to follow at times near on Thursday, Oct. 25 and the end of the play. Second, concluding Saturday, Oct. 27. the length of the play was just All in all, “The Musical a bit too long at two hours, Comedy Murders of 1940” as attention and patience was mildly entertaining. As started to waver towards the with most things, however, finale. Lastly, Helsa’s thick the performance had its German accent made it hard Due to supplytoavailability at at each positives and negatives. understand her, shots will be on a first-come, first-serve The actors played their Was “The Musical Comedy parts well and the stage Murders of 1940” worth basis; no appointment is necessary. meant to recreate a 1940’s watching? Overall, yes it era mansion The was cost nicely statedand previously, per was. shot As is $25 is payable done. If a particular character the performance’s positives at the time of service. was the best of all, it was outweighed its negatives. As Eddie McCuen, played by C. a side note, Michigan Tech Anyone under the age Dierberger. The revolving students are granted access of 18 cannot and lifting bookcases really atbe no charge to such Visual were a clever vaccinated touch. Small without and Performing Arts events bursts of humorparental injected into through the Experience Tech permission. the actors’ dialogue made fee. “Free” is almost always for some laughs among the great incentive for cash For more information, contact Benefits at audience, which was fairly strapped college students.

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Review: “Pokémon Black and White 2” nick blecha Pulse Editor It’s been the same through every generation of Pokémon games. Red and Blue led to Yellow. Gold and Silver versions led to Crystal version. Ruby and Sapphire led to Emerald. Diamond and Pearl led to Platinum. Every generation has featured two “original” paired versions, followed later by a third version that adds some new features, has some minor plot differences and has slightly different Pokémon available for catching, but in general is considered to take place as an equal “alternate” to the original two versions in the series overall timeline. When Pokémon Black and White versions were released, everyone expected to follow the same pattern. There was even an obvious title for it: “Pokémon Gray Version”–to go along with the likely featured Pokémon Kyurem, which was gray; White’s Zekrom was black and Black’s Reshiram was white. Of course, as is now obvious at this point, that

didn’t happen. What we got instead was “Pokémon Black and White Versions 2”. As one might expect from the series’ first numbered sequels, the plot of these games is a direct continuation of that of the original Black and White versions, set a few years later. Many characters return, some in the same roles they originally had while others are in new roles. The plot focuses on the return of Team Plasma, the organization that originally stole Pokémon from trainers in order to liberate them but which now seems to be more straightup evil. Similar to the first Black and White, the plot is pretty involved by Pokémon standards but isn’t terribly important overall. It does feature Kyurem, though. In terms of gameplay, these games feature the return of pre-Generation V monsters to the pre-Elite Four areas. T h e original Black a n d White

versions only had Pokémon that were created for those games up until the postgame areas, and even then there was a fairly limited selection. In contrast, Black and White 2 have such fanfavorites such as Mareep, Marill and Riolu available before the first Gym. Many areas are different in these games as well: some entirely new areas have been added (such as the Castelia sewers under Castelia city), some areas return with a massive overhaul (Route 4 has changed from a desert area under construction to a heavily built-up desert area) and about a quarter of the game has been completely replaced (the first town up until Castelia City including the first two Gyms takes place in completely different areas; the original areas leading up to Castelia can be visited in the post-game). There is also quite a bit of new postgame content as well, with the main feature being the Pokémon World

Tournament, which lets the player battle against Gym Leaders and Champions from every prior game. Graphics and music-wise, there isn’t much of anything to say that wasn’t said about the originals; they’re almost completely the same. The only thing worth noting is that nearly all Trainer battles now feature a short animation on the Trainer sprite at the start of the battle (in the originals, this was reserved for the most important characters). In addition, a few characters have updated sprites to reflect the passing of time. Overall, despite distancing themselves from the concept of a Pokémon Third Version, these games play a lot like one. Plot and premise aside, there isn’t a ton of difference between these games and the originals. What this means is how much you like these g a m e s is pretty much going to depend on how you liked Black and White

Final Grade:

B+ versions. If you liked the originals, you’ll probably be interested in picking these up to see what’s changed, enjoy the simple story there is and just have fun collecting and training Pokémon. On the other hand, if you didn’t particularly like the originals, you probably won’t care for these either unless the main reason for your dislike was the lack of “classic” Pokémon in the maingame areas. Either way, it’s a pair of games that doesn’t take a lot of risks and sticks to the current iteration of the classic formula, for better or for worse–those wishing for more shakeups will have to wait for Generation VI to come out.

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No. 1021 BYPASSING SECURITY By Caleb Rasmussen/ Edited by Will Shortz

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ZONE As exciting as the freshly fallen snow can be, I get sick of being cold quickly. Two winters in Houghton have prepared me for what’s to come and I’d like to share with you how I’ll stay warm through the cold in addition to wearing warm clothes (like fleecelined jeans and thick socks) and drinking hot chocolate. First, you want your home to be as warm as possible. Heat costs money, so you’ll want to make the most of it. At my apartment, we use rope caulk around the windows, plastic insulation sheets on the windows and a door draft stopper to keep the cold out. There are many things you can do inside of your house that can help keep you warm as well. Baking will create heat and you can hang out around the open oven while it cools. Exercising will raise your body temperature and if done with some friends can warm a room up. Hot showers, bubble baths and saunas provide quick relief. Slippers are an athome standby; cold feet are the enemy. Another essential for me is warm fluffy blankets and cuddling. Houghton is a beautiful place to be in the winter, but the cost of living among the beauty has to be paid in body heat. Good luck staying warm and I hope these tips help!


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Posting Offensive Material on Social Media:

Prosecutable or Just Unethical? krishnan Raghavan Lode Writer People post messages to their public news feeds or blogs on the Internet all the time. While most of them are enlightening, funny or generally harmless, some of them are indeed quite offensive and vile. According to Dailymail news, Matthew Wood, a 20-yearold from Chorley, Lancashire, was recently given a 12 week jail term for posting offensive messages on Facebook about the missing schoolgirl April Jones. It also reports that yet another 20-year-old man in England, Azhar Ahmed of Ravensthorpe, West Yorkshire, was fined 300 British pounds and given 240 hours of community service, for posting a message on Facebook in which he said that he hoped the United Kingdom soldiers killed in Afghanistan would “go to hell.” Publicly mocking or defaming an individual, a group or a community such as those in the examples above, is in stark contrast to the basic human value of intellectual maturity and universalism. Ronald Yi, a PhD student in mechanical engineering, believes that, although people have a right to their own beliefs and opinions, criticizing someone else’s beliefs or thoughts in a degrading manner, especially in a public forum, is just not right. Rahul Janarthanan, a Masters in mechanical engineering student, shares a similar view. He said, “If it [the post] is racially offensive or targeting a section of people, affecting their feelings, it might be deemed offensive. However, making a minor offensive statement prosecutable will amount to impairing freedom of expression, which people

Azhar Ahmed was charged after the mother of one of the soliders called the police Photo courtesy of Adrew McCaren/ Ross Parry Agency

usually expect out of a social forum, where they express their feelings and thoughts freely. Therefore, it will be like curtailing their freedom.” While many posts are quite harmless, some tend to do considerable damage to the reputation of a person, especially if the forum is viewed by a large number of people. It seems unreasonable to expect someone to wait and watch if a post is really doing any damage to him or her. Also, while some other posts might not be substantially damaging to someone’s reputation, they may have significant psychological impact on the intended subject of the post or a number of other people. This is especially true in the case of posts about a community or sensitive events that have affected people on

a national scale. According to graduate student Abdul Moiz, “An educated and informed consideration should be given to any issue, thoughts or idea, before coming to a ‘personal’ conclusion. The worst case is to post a biased and impromptu thought on some website which is seen by millions of people at the same time. People start taking sides on the topic and the issue may rise to a new scale altogether. This is an incorrect way of going about things, citing ‘freedom of speech’ for support each time.” Therefore, retorts to any person or issue must be made in a responsible and dignified manner, especially if done publicly. Moreover, an individual is responsible for the content he or she posts on a public forum. If upon a complaint by the affected

party, a post is assessed to be unjustly either damaging to a person or a group or having the capacity to do such damage, the poster of such a message should be considered liable for prosecution. To view the entire Dailymail story, visit (http:// ar ticle -2215239/Man-20p o s t e d - v i l e - Fa c e b o o k message -soldiers-k illedspared-jail.html).


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Peaches & Cream This column is aimed at helping Michigan Tech students with sex related questions. Written by two students, Peaches & Cream, the column will address your questions from both the male and female perspective. We will discuss sex safety, health issues, and advice in this column. Feel free to email us questions or comments at

“I’ve heard of people using condoms during blow jobs, but none of my friends mention it when we girl talk and I am embarrassed to ask if they do. Should I be making the guy wear a condom? Would flavored condoms be worth buying?”

Peach’s Perspective Whether your friends use condoms for oral sex or not, the fact that you’ve never discussed it shows how unimportant keeping sex safe is compared to all the fun details for many of us. Somehow making sex safe makes it less sexy; maybe it cuts down the excitement because we’re being responsible. You know what’s even less sexy? Having a sexually transmitted infection (STI) affect your genitals or mouth. Many of us assume no one else wears condoms during oral and there’s no reason we should. However, there are some very good reasons we should be practicing safer oral sex. The CDC reports that HIV, gonorrhea, chlamydia, HPV (which can cause cancer), syphilis and herpes can be transmitted through unprotected oral sex ( scripts/std/std.asp#1e). If you’re unenthusiastic about having any of these diseases, to be safe you should be using condoms during blowjobs. That being said, it’s not something guys are going to be happy about. A layer of latex dulls the sensation to the point where some guys would give up blowjobs all together if they had to wear condoms. It won’t be particularly pleasant for you either. For one, condoms aren’t made to taste good. Even the flavors of flavored ones wear off fast (it doesn’t taste as bad as a normal condom even after the flavor is gone, so if you’re going to use a condom they are worth it). Also, it feels awkward—going

down on a guy who’s wearing a yellow condom that smells like a banana might make you giggle. Other issues include the necessity for more lube, more effort, and that the reservoir at the tip can irritate your throat. Honestly, it’s not pleasant. Using condoms is the safest way to give a blowjob, so using them is the right thing to do. Unfortunately, many people would rather take the risk because of the downsides. The second safest way is to be in an STI-free monogamous relationship. Even in a relationship, it’s important to get tested if there’s been previous sexual contact— STIs affect all sorts of people. If you aren’t in a relationship, I’d have to say if you don’t know him, don’t blow him without a condom. We’d all like to think we’ll never get any diseases, especially sexually transmitted ones. The reality is that we aren’t invincible and it’s a real possibility and we have to take measures to protect ourselves.

Cream’s Commetary Oral sex is considered by many to be less intimate than vaginal intercourse. Even though it may seem less intimate, there is still risk involved and preventative measures should be taken. Condoms, female condoms and dental dams can be employed to protect both parties involved both during fellatio and cunnilingus. It is very easy to view condoms simply as a contraceptive, but it is important to remember that condoms are an effective measure against the spread of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). A wide variety of these diseases can also be spread through oral exchange of bodily fluids. If you wouldn’t have unprotected vaginal intercourse with a person, unprotected oral sex is not an acceptable alternative. Even though conception is highly unlikely with oral sex, common sense tells us to use protection to prevent the spread of STIs. The second reason oral protection is often ignored is because oral sex is a common favorite because of the intense stimulation. The tongue can be a powerful force in the bedroom, but a layer of latex can take the edge off of the most toecurling licks. This reduced pleasure keeps condoms out of mouths far too often. The third reason that oral sex usually is given and received without proper protection is that latex tastes awful. If you don’t believe me, just think back to your last dentist appointment. The latex or nitrile gloves used there are composed of similar material that you find in condoms and dental dams. Several things can be

done to disguise the taste of latex. Flavored condoms are an attempt to make oral protection more enjoyable for the person performing the action. From my limited experience with flavored condoms, I have heard that they are mostly condom-flavored with a hint of the advertised flavor. Flavored lubricants can also be added to condoms and dental dams to enhance the experience. Un-lubricated condoms are a good choice to use flavored lube with because normal lube also tastes awful. To answer your questions more specifically: If you would not be comfortable having unprotected vaginal intercourse with your man, you shouldn’t have unprotected oral sex with him either. If you are planning to use protection in the future for your oral adventures, you would be wise to invest in condoms specifically for that purpose to prevent you from having to suffer through the latex taste to pleasure your man.

The Michigan Tech Lode would like to correct a misprint in last week’s issue. The article featured in last week’s highlight, “Rate my professor”, will be appearing in next week’s paper.

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Jenna Phelps

JORDAN ERICKSON Sports Editor Its no secret the soccer Huskies have been dominating the GLIAC this season. The Huskies are 13-3-1 overall, with eight of those wins coming from shutouts by net-minder Jenna Phelps. The freshman goaltender has started all 17 games for the Huskies this season, taking wins in all but

three. In her first season as a Husky, the Green Bay Wisc. native has 1.03 goals against average and a .804 save percentage. Her latest shutout performance came last Friday when Phelps and the Huskies sent Malone home with a 3-0 win. Before donning the Huskies jersey, Phelps served as captain her senior year at Bay Port High School in Green Bay and was also named to the All-Fox River Classic Conference three times.

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P.m. Time of Husky football’s last home game of the season. They take on Hillsdale for the final game at Sherman Field this season.

Photo courtesy of MTU Athletics

MTU Rowing Club donates shells to benefit adaptive athletes ELLIE FURMANSKI Lode Writer Rowing is a sport for everyone. People of all ages, skill levels and range of cognitive and physical abilities can participate and succeed in the sport. For athletes with disabilities, however, specially designed equipment is needed to better fit each rower. Often times, making equipment available and affordable for adaptive rowers can be difficult to achieve. Recently, the Michigan Tech Rowing Club made an effort to overcome this challenge by donating two of their previously used shells to the Louisville Adaptive Rowing program. Louisville Adaptive Rowing was organized in 1996 as part of the Lousiville Rowing Club. Head coach of the adaptive rowers Bob Hurley

and program director Randy Mills started the program to give disabled individuals in their Kentucky community the opportunity to get involved in rowing while building strength, endurance and self-esteem. The athletes involved in the program have a wide range of cognitive and physical disabilities, but all is forgotten as these individuals row away and leave their wheelchairs, artificial limbs and other assistive devices back on shore. The program’s success has grown over the years and now even facilitates training for elite athletes. Recently, the program sent two of its athletes, Oksana Masters and Rob Jones, to the 2012 London Paralympic Games. Masters and Jones took bronze in the mixed double sculls race. This success, however, would not be possible without the availability of its adaptive equipment.

Athletes in the program use rowing shells which have been adapted to meet their specific needs. This is largely made possible due to Hurley and Mills’ vision and hard work. The duo creates most of the adaptive equipment used in the program either from scratch, or they retrofit used equipment to cater to the athletes’ needs. As a philanthropic effort, the MTU Rowing Club donated two previously used shells to be refurbished for adaptive rowers in the program. The donated boats haven’t been used in some time, so rather than let them sit uselessly in storage, head coach of the MTU Rowing Club Terry Smythe decided to give them away in order to benefit a good cause. “I donated them because I wanted to assist the adaptive program,” said Smythe. Smythe has been the head coach of the Michigan Tech Rowing Club since

the program was founded over fifteen years ago. Establishment of the program was made possible after a former MTU alum made a donation of shells. Since then, the program’s success has grown with increased student athlete participation and the acquisition of new boats, a trailer and a dock. The team competes competitively from September to November and participates in three to five regattas per season. Their training continues year round with the assistance of indoor rowing machines. Without an initial donation, the Michigan Tech Rowing Club would cease to exist as it is today. By donating two of its shells back to the rowing community, the club seems to have come full circle. The donation will benefit adaptive athletes, perhaps even future paralympians, and will no doubt spread the joy of rowing to others.


Shutouts so far this season by soccer netminder Jenna Phelps. Phelps and the Huskies start their playoff run today at Sherman Field at 2 p.m.


Home volleyball games this week. The Huskies host Northern Michigan, Northwood and Hillsdale as their GLIAC season begins to come to a close.


Goals by point-leader Dennis Rix so far this season. Rix has six points total for the hockey Huskies at this point in the season.


Seed soccer was placed at in the GLIAC tournament. The Huskies had 13 wins this season and look to add to that number today.


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Soccer Receives No. 2 seed in


ELLIE FURMANSKI Lode Writer The Michigan Tech Women’s Soccer team closed out their regular season at home this past weekend with wins against Malone and Walsh. The back-toback victories raised the Huskies GLIAC record to 11-1-1, making their overall record this season 13-3-1. As a top eight finisher in the conference, the Huskies will advance to the GLIAC tournament for this first time this week as the No. 2 seed. Friday’s game against Malone marked the first matchup between the two schools. The Huskies dominant performance helped them to a 3-0 win against the Pioneers. Janelle Riedl struck first for the Huskies in the 35th minute after putting away a loose ball in the box. The Huskies ended the first half up 1-0 but had more scoring to take care of in the second half. Lexi Herrewig and Rachel Hook added one goal each in the 65th and 88th minutes, respectively, to put away the win. The Huskies finished with a 31-4 advantage in shots. Sunday, Oct. 28, the Huskies took on Walsh in their final conference match of the year. The Huskies started out strong and made a statement early on in the game with a header goal by MacKenzie Jordan. Jordan’s goal came off of a free kick from Janelle Riedl in the 11th minute. Just before halftime, Walsh’s Mollie Vanover sailed a shot over goal keeper

Lexie Herrewig battles for possession of the ball in the Huskies win over Tiffin earlier this season. Photo by Ben Wittbrodt Jenna Phelps’ hands to tie the game 1-1. The second half stalemate ended in the 83rd minute of the match in favor of the Huskies when Lindsey Van Rooy scored off a high shot from outside the box. Play in the midfield was a key aspect of the Huskies’ success. “Our midfielders being able to get into the open gaps and play quickly made a big difference and made them have to chase us,” said head

coach of the Huskies Michelle Jacob. Tech and Grand Valley State were GLIAC Co-Champions after finishing with 34 points each. The Huskies, however, received the No. 2 seed in the tournament after losing to GVSU earlier in the season. The quarterfinal round of the tournament will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 30. Tech is set to host Tiffin at 2 p.m. at home. Tiffin enters the tournament

as the No. 7 seed after closing out their season with a 5-5-2 GLIAC record. Winners in the quarterfinal round will move onto semifinals on Nov. 2, and the championship game will be held Nov. 4. The Michigan Tech Women’s Soccer program has come a long way since it first began in 2010. The team’s success this season can largely be attributed to their work-hard attitude. “It

goes to show how hard those girls have worked and our staff, too. All the hard work that they put in is paying off,” said Jacob. The Huskies hope to make it to the final of the tournament this Sunday where a victory against GVSU would put the cherry on top of what has already been a sweet season.

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Huskies fall to the Cardinals JACOB SHULER Lode Writer The Huskies fell short on Saturday’s game in University Center, MI. The major weapon that the Saginaw Valley Cardinals brought was a strong passing game. Overall, the Cardinals posted 342 yards of passing. 226 of these yards were from receptions by receiver Jeff Janis. The first half of the game was close. The Huskies entered half time only a touchdown behind the Cardinals. During the second half, Janis had two scoring touchdown receptions pushing the score to 34-16. A final drive from the Huskies resulted in a 12 yard touchdown pass to Alex Elsenheimer. This ended the game with the score being 23-34. The touchdown pass to Elsenheimer was Scarlett’s 21st of the season, setting a school record. This game was purely about offensive defensive battles. There were no turnovers in the game. Overall, the Huskies were not able to get their defense off the field. The Cardinals had possession of the ball for 33 minutes. The Huskies also had difficulty avoiding fourth downs only having

a 33 percent third down efficiency. “Once again, I think the key to the game was that we couldn’t get off the field on defense,” commented head coach Tom Kearly. The Huskies struggled with getting the defense off the field while playing the Ferris State Bulldogs a week ago. Even with the Cardinals offense, the Huskies were able to put up 344 yards of offense. Tyler Scarlett threw for a 70 percent completion percentage for a total of 253 yards. Bryan LaChapelle helped achieve 86 of the passing yards with a total of 10 catches. The Huskies are still very much in the battle for the post season. A win next weekend against the Hillsdale Chargers who are one spot ahead of the Huskies will improve the Huskies position in the GLIAC North Division. The Chargers bring them a decent passing and rushing game. The Chargers are also coming off a loss to the Grand Valley Lakers this weekend. This coupled with the travel up the Keweenaw will give the Huskies a good home field advantage on Saturday. These two teams are each fighting for a spot in the post

Husky offense carries the ball up field earlier this season against Grand Valley. Photo by Ben Wittbrodt season which should make for an exciting matchup.

Come support your Huskies as they take on the

Chargers this Saturday at 1 p.m. on Sherman Field.

Muck run held on Saturday JACOB SHULER Lode Writer More than 100 runners came out to participate in the Muck Run held on Saturday, Oct. 27th. Runners registered for the race in early October.

The race was open to anyone who wanted to participate. Students paid 14 dollars and the general public paid 16 dollars to enter the race. Runners competed in a 5K race. Some runners wore costumes to the event to compete in a costume

contest. Runners wore everything from angry bird suits to Ghostbusters suits. A Pod Racers costume was the contest winner. The weather was perfect for getting mucky this weekend. Temperatures were a chilly 36 degrees. Snow began

accumulating making the course muddy and slippery. The men’s race was won by Scott Kentner with a time of 18:51. Kentner was a runner for the Huskies up till the 2010-2011 season. The women’s race was won by Sarah Daniels. She had a

time of 19:49. The Muck run was hosted by the Huskies Cross Country Teams. After this week, the Huskies return to competition at the NCAA Regionals. This race will be held on Nov. 3rd in Kenosha, WI.


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Hockey hosts mavericks JORDAN ERICKSON Sports Editor After falling in two five-goal losses on the road, the hockey Huskies are back at home at hungry for wins. Both teams enter the series after winless play in the previous weekend.

The Mavericks

Justin Fillion sends the puck to the net in the Huskies loss against Minnesota Photo Ben Wittbrodt

After one weekend in regular season play, the Mavericks have yet to find a win. The team took a 3-3 tie and 2-3 loss to Bemidji State while at home this past weekend. Unable to generate any sustainable momentum, the Mavericks struggled offensively against the Beavers, failing to keep a lead. The Mavericks have yet to find an anchor in net, time being about split between their two

goaltenders John Faulkner and Anthony Stolarz. Both goalies saw action this weekend, as Faulkner was called into Saturday night’s game after Stolarz allowed the third goal of the night.

The Huskies

After a hot weekend against the No. 1 team in the nation the Huskies headed west to Denver, hoping to keep the momentum generated against the Gophers. Wins would be hard to find for the Huskies who were sent packing with 5-1, 5-2 losses. Freshman netminder Jamie Phillips saw his first WCHA action, relieving Pheonix Copley in the third period of Friday night’s game.

Who’s Hot

Dennis Rix added a goal to the stat sheet Saturday night

to take over the scoring leader position for the Huskies. The junior forward leads the Huskies in points and goals with five goals and one assist this season. Leading in points for the Mavericks is Brock Montpetit who has one goal and six assists on the season.

Winter Campus Overnight Parking Effective: November 1, 2012 – April 30, 2013 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.

Puck Drop

Home field advantage combined with an offense that just wont quit are two of the Huskies’ biggest assets going into the weekend. The Mavericks are arguably one of the weaker teams the Huskies have faced so far this season, and the Huskies will need to take advantage of their powerful players such as Rix Blake Pietila to generate scoring.


Events October 30 - November 5

Last day to drop full semester classes

The last day to drop full term fall semester classes is Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 by 5 p.m. All drops must be done in person in the Student Service Center. Drops cannot be done via the web. Also, please note: The last day to drop track B classes with no grade is Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. The last day to drop track B classes with a “W” grade is Friday, Nov. 23, 2012.

2012 Northern Lights Film Festival Saturday, November 3

Thursday, November 1 6:30 p.m. El Velador 8 p.m. Only the Young

Friday, November 2

5 p.m. The Interrupters 7 p.m. Beasts of the Southern Wild (introduced by Ray Tintori) 9 p.m. Q & A with Ray Tintori 9 p.m. Beasts of the Southern Wild

Noon Student Academy Award films 2 p.m. Ray Tintori shorts, music videos 4 p.m. The Arbor (Barnard, 2011) 6 p.m. Shorts Program 8 p.m. We Need to Talk About Kevin (with an introduction by Communication, Culture, and Media seniors Andrew Benda and Justin Jones)

Tailgating social with Panhellenic Council

Saturday, November 3

Come dance with Nosotros! (Black & White party)

Saturday, November 3

Come socialize with the women of the Greek community at Michigan Tech and Support your Huskies! Food will be provided for this event, it is open for all Undergraduate Women and runs from 12 - 1 p.m.

Wear your Black & White costume and join us to celebrate “The Day of the dead.” Learn how to dance to Latin music and make new friends! Dance lessons begin at 8 p.m. followed by open floor dancing at 9 p.m.

ASK TECH Corey Tindall “When I was a car accident victim. I had a lot of fake blood and injuries.”

Madi Alden “I went as either a bride or a clown every year. It was great.”

“What was your favorite Halloween costume when you were a kid?”

Johnny Risch “Definitely Batman.”

Will DeVries “Tommy Pickles from the Rugrats!”

-Erika Vichcales


The October 30, 2012 issue of the Michigan Tech Lode.


The October 30, 2012 issue of the Michigan Tech Lode.