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Michigan Tech Huskies party at PaintU on Walker Lawn, August 24. Photo by Kirk deDoes


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NEWS

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A message from USG

The USG e-board in front of the USG office (MUB 106). Braeton Ardell, Joseph Heltsley, Samuel Casey and Joshua Davis (Left to Right)

Samuel Casey President of USG Hello Students, My name is Sam Casey, and I am the President of the Undergraduate Student

Government. I’m a fifth year chemical engineering student with minors in global business and spanish. My role as president includes setting a vision for USG, holding members accountable and beginning new initiatives. My vision for USG is to have a functional, actionbased student

government that effectively represents and advocates for the students’ interests. During our campaign, the Executive Board of USG set three major goals for the year, which we thought would help to achieve this vision. First, we need to have an increase in accountability of the USG body. If our members are

not held accountable, the other goals would naturally fail. Second, we want to increase our transparency to students. By being transparent with our operations, students will have a better understanding of how we operate and the things that we are doing to make the University a better place. Finally, we want to more accurately represent the students’ interests. We hope that, through better communication with the students, we can identify student concerns and opinions. You may have seen my email to students regarding the tuition increase. This letter explained how much your tuition will be changing, requested that the university make more tuition data available, and requested that students be a part of the tuition process. As a result of this, we will be meeting with the Budget and Finance Team within the first couple weeks of the semester to discuss our requests. This was the first step we are taking in representing students’ interests. I think that one of the most important things for us to accomplish early on is building the students’ trust. We are going to do our best to communicate effectively to students, but we need students to come to us with their issues and concerns. I think that students have hesitated from doing this in the past because USG has had a history that lacks follow through. Students are welcome to our weekly general meetings (Wednesdays at 7 p.m in the MUB), they can stop by our office during the week or they can reach us by email at any time. Best regards, Sam Casey

Email threat: Tech on high alert Jon Jaehnig News Editor On the first day of classes for the Fall semester Tuesday, August 29, at 1:40 p.m , a threatening email was sent to an undisclosed member of Michigan Tech’s faculty. Within hours of the email’s receipt Michigan Technological University sent out emails alerting students, faculty and staff of the email, as well as some details about the incident. While the university elected to withhold which faculty member received the message, the contents of the message and the sender were both included in the

email. The message read “I am here to inform you that the next couple of days I will break into the campus and will kill as many people as I can until the police arrives. (sic)”, and was sent from the MTU email of Robert Birdman. The alert sent by the university also stated that the same threatening email was also received by three other known universities as of 4:29 p.m, the time that the alert was sent from the University. A follow up email was sent the following day to state that the threatening email was sent from outside of the country, and that it is possible that the individual who received it had received it as a result of “prior professional affiliation”.

Vice President for Student Affairs and Advancement, Les P. Cook sent out an uncharacteristically short email later the following day, thanking Tech students for their tenacity in the face of the “rude interruption” so early in the school year as well as commenting on the role of Tech Faculty and staff in such situations: “Our investment in you is an investment in a future free of these senseless threats and acts of hate. Seeing you all back on campus is a reminder of all that is possible (even probable) in our world in the very near future despite those who would like to see otherwise.” Undergraduate Student Government stated “we can trust that the University

has the students’ best interest in mind, and I believe that the police will notify us of any further threat.” Unfortunately, many students may not take this situation with the severity that it deserves after a similar but more racially motivated threatening email sent by a student last semester turned out to be an empty threat. While Michigan Tech, local, state and Federal law enforcement are looking into the matter, the University asks that anyone with information contact Public Safety, who will have an increased presence on campus until the situation is resolved.


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NEWS

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World report Daniel Stockard News Writer

Syrian deal ends four-year siege of Damascus suburb The last time that the Syrian city of Daraya received an aid delivery the majority of Tech students were in high school. Since then conditions in the city degraded to the point of becoming nearly uninhabitable. Government and rebel forces struck a deal to lift the siege this past week, which comes as U.S Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Secretary Sergei Lavrov meet to broker a ceasefire in Aleppo. Some 4000 civilians and 700 armed rebels will be allowed to evacuate the city, with civilians heading to government shelters in Damascus and opposition fighters given safe passage to rebel-held Idlib. In addition, the Red Crescent (the Middle Eastern equivalent of the Red Cross) has been allowed to deliver aid to citizens in the city. Terror strikes Afghan university

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange stands on the balcony of the Ecuadorean Embassy in London.

Shveta Dhamankar News Writer With the Presidential elections looming Julian Assange may have the power, albeit self-proclaimed power, to potentially determine the results. He has asked everyone to wait with baited breath for the ‘October Surprise’ that will witness the release the emails and documents pertaining to Democrat Nominee Hillary Clinton and her campaign. However, many are suspecting that this will be a damp squib and that Assange might not, really, have anything. As was reported by Time, information released just before the Democratic National Party Convention did have a considerable impact on Clinton ally Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Schultz had to step down amidst allegations that she had manipulated the Democratic primary process in favor of Clinton. This singular incident, however, did not derail Clinton’s campaign in any way. Although, Assange stated rather

vehemently that his sole reason for releasing information is to introduce transparency and weed out corruption in the administrative machinery his decisions concerning Clinton are far from objective.

“Wikileaks made approximately 20,000 DNC emails public last month.” He has been public about the fact that he wants Clinton to lose the presidential elections. He has flatly admitted, without the slightest hesitation, that he is taking

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steps – such as the October surprise – to ensure the outcome he wants. Julian Assange has gone as far as accusing Hillary Clinton of being “hysterical” about Russia with a “kind of neo-McCarthyist” politics. As for Trump, Assange has not officially endorsed him but he does make a confident assertion that the Trump campaign has no links whatsoever to the Russia. Russia features repetitively in the Assange-October saga, especially since The Washington Post reported that the DNC hack was led and executed by Russian intelligence. It also being speculated if Assange next set of enlightening information was obtained by Russian means. Assange, of course, has shrugged off all such theories as mere hearsay. Wikileaks made approximately 20,000 DNC emails public last month. These emails specifically targeted Bernie Sanders’ nomination and also gave a peek into how party officials criticized Obama for failing to raise funds.

For years, the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul was a bright spot in a country reeling in constant turmoil. Life there wasn’t too different from life at Tech; students could have open conversations, play basketball and work their way into a better life. That all came crashing down last Wednesday night. Militants first gunned down a guard at a school next door, then one militant drove an explosive-packed car into the university’s wall opening up a hole. They then stalked men and women taking night classes trapped inside, and held off Afghan security forces for almost 10 hours. In the end, 16 people lay dead and 53 had been wounded. The university remains closed due to security concerns. The three attackers were killed and security officials believe that they belonged to a wing of the Taliban. Indigenous peoples fight sex trafficking The Norway House Cree Nation is enacting a program in its schools designed to fight sex trafficking of its children. The community of 6000, located in northern Manitoba, Canada is hoping to prevent children from becoming the prey of sex traffickers who have targeted indigenous communities for years. Many families leave their communities in search of better opportunity in larger cities. When they get there, traffickers identify their children at malls and other public areas, and lure them onto dates where they’re kidnapped and enslaved. The community is hoping that bringing the topic into the forefront will help prevent trafficking in the future.


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NEWS

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Tech’s ever-changing waterfront Jon Jaehnig News Editor Michigan Tech changed a great deal while students were away, and while many students are likely to notice Windows 10 running on computers in the library and the changes to the food court and commons in the Memorial Union Building, the waterfront side of campus may have undergone the most change in the past few months. Many photos of campus taken from the water include large drums that were used to store fuel, which will be absent from more current photos. “There used to be three, but two of them were removed to make room for the Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC) and associated Parking,” explained Kerri Sleeman, Executive Director of Facilities Management. While the GLRC has been open for a number of years one of the large metal drums remained until last month, although it stood empty for some time after having been replaced by six smaller tanks (together called a “Fuel Farm”) closer to the Facilities Management and Husky Motors building. The project was in part a plan to help remove industrial buildings and equipment from the waterfront side of campus. The Fuel farm reduces the cost of maintenance and inspection associated with the older drums, as well as being safer and more environmentally responsible. The Fuel Farm stands where an older

brick building had previously served as a Welding and Industrial Tech lab later used to house power back-ups and was most recently used as a storage building. “There was really a lot of controversy around tearing it down, but no department was willing to take care of it, or fundraise for its repair,” said Sleeman. “The building’s demolition has actually been in the plans since 2006.”

“There was a lot of controversy around tearing it down, but no department was willing to take care of it.” - Kerri Sleeman

Compromise between those who wanted to let the building stand and those who wanted to remove it as a hazard was achieved by saving the bricks for potential use in future projects. Sleeman would like to see the bricks become part of the base for a clock tower that is included in the plans for “Alumni Way”, a series of campus improvements along the main stretch of campus paid for by donors.

This fuel farm as seen from the DOW Building replaces the older fuel tanks near facilities Photo Credit :Michigan Tech Archives and Copper Country Historical Collections.

The welding lab, later heating, later storage building which was torn down to male room for the new fuel farm this summer. The building can be seen between the Husky Motors and Facilities Management building and the current heat and power building. 1975. Copper Country Vertical Photo Credit: Michigan Tech Archives and Copper Country Historical Collections.

A more recent photo of campus shows the locations of the feul drums prior to the building of the GLRC and later Fuel farm. Photo Credit: Michigan Tech Archives and Copper Country Historical Collections.


NEWS

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Earthquake hits Italian town Shveta Dhamankar News Writer Amatrice, the sun-beaten mountain town is now a mausoleum. At least 291 have died since the earthquake struck on Wednesday, August 24 at 3:36 am with a preliminary magnitude of 6.2. The tremors were such that it made residents in Romewhich, is about a 100 miles away in the south east, literally tremble in fear. This, however, was not the end of the massive earthquake which was comparable in intensity to an earthquake in the Abruzzo region in 2009. The earthquake in Amatrice was followed by 200 aftershocks in the subsequent hours, including a tremor of 5.5 at 4:33 a.m. The mayor of Amatrice, Sergio Pirozzi, said that “half the town no longer exists,” adding that rescue teams were digging through the rubble, “hoping that most people were alive.” The historic center of

the town, with buildings dating from the Middle Ages, was destroyed. There is just one road into the oncecharming town, and it is teeming with rescue operations and emergency vehicles balancing precariously on the cliff facing edges of the road. Most of the roads are cordoned off, bridges are on the verge of collapse and tumbling rocks dot the soil and sky alike. The United States Geological Survey said that the people in the region lived in structures that were a “mix of vulnerable and earthquake resistant construction”. For this reason, many people suspect that the consequences of such an earthquake were not the result of nature alone. The Italian magistrates will soon begin an investigation to look into companies that might have blatantly ignored antiseismic regulations when restoring public buildings such as schools in Amatrice. The main point of interest here will be the Romono Caprica primary school where

A rescued woman is carried away on a stretcher following an earthquake in Amatrice Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. Photo Courtesy of Assoicated Press

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244 out of the total 291 casualties were recorded. In order to make certain that Amatrice won’t be engulfed in a political and legal turmoil, Matteo Renzi, the Italian Prime Minister, has ordered Italy’s anticorruption agency, Anac, to monitor the distribution of reconstruction funds. Italy’s anti-mafia prosecutor, Franco Roberti, is not very optimistic about this move. Roberti is of the opinion that such a step will be grossly insufficient to prevent the underworld from infiltrating all developmental and structural plans. “We need to ensure transparent, checked, simple procedures absolutely, above all entrusted to people of proven honesty,”

Rescuers and residents walk amid collapsed buildings in Amatrice, central Italy Photo Courtesy of Assoicated Press

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he said. “The Anac super controller is not enough. We need honest people on the ground.” Italy has plans to set up 250 temporary homes. There have been calls for blood donations by several NGOs. These efforts, however are falling short as Italian officials have found it difficult to gauge the number of casualties or the damage as the ground was shaking throughout the night and into the wee hours of morning. National emergency services have been activated as the town of Amatrice lives in bated breath, not knowing how many more people would die and how many more buildings would crumble to the ground.

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PULSE

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The hottest spots of Houghton-Hancock Amy Joy Patterson

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t times it may seem that the only activities one can do in Houghton are eat, sleep and study, but this mentality should be avoided. It not only puts undue stress on the shoulders of our newest students, but it also robs students of the “college experience” that earlier generations have had the luxury of enjoying. Despite its small size, Houghton actually offers a wealth of activities that even couch potatoes can appreciate. Take a look at some of the Lode’s top suggestions and be sure to let us know what your favorite hot spots of Houghton are on our Facebook page! The A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum Although Michigan Tech is now known for its excellent engineering programs and cutting edge research, not long ago, the focus of the university was much narrower. Initially, it was established as “The Michigan Mining School,” and its sole purpose was to train mineral miners. This made Michigan Tech the

perfect place for a mineral museum. For the last 114 years, our mineral museum has been growing in size, quality, and reputation. With the largest display of minerals in the Great Lakes Region, the A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum is a hot spot you can’t afford to miss. There is no admission fee for Michigan Tech students.

Pizza and music come together for smooth nights on the town in this mysterious and sophisticated venue. Located in the back of the Studio Pizza building, The Orpheum brings in talent from all over the world for unforgettable evenings of entertainment. It’s an excellent choice for a date or for an outing with friends.

The Rozsa Center Where can you see breakdancers on rollerskates, a breathtaking ballet and a thought-provoking film festival? Closer than you think! The Rozsa Center hosts all kinds of productions that are sure to provide something for everyone to enjoy. The Rozsa Center provides not only a venue for culture, but also a warm and inviting atmosphere. It’s the perfect place to spend an evening alone or with friends. With the Experience Tech fee, many events at the Rozsa are available free of charge. The full season schedule is online, so mark your calendars for your choice shows now.

The Copper Country Humane Society Who doesn’t love a puppy? The Copper Country Humane Society is always looking for animal-loving students to stop by and provide some much needed attention to the dogs and cats waiting to be adopted. For students who have left their dogs or cats behind to go to Tech, this can be a particularly fulfilling place to visit. (Although you might be tempted to smuggle a furry friend back to your dorm room, so watch out!)

The Orpheum The Orpheum is one of the coolest places you can visit in the Keweenaw.

The Four Seasons Tea Room Walking into The Four Seasons Tea Room is like walking through a time portal. The decor is a mixture of delicate and eccentric. The food is light and tasty and the tea selections are as numerous as one could imagine. It is one of my

personal favorite places to visit in the winter when the stress of school starts to eat away at my mental stamina because the atmosphere is so relaxing and the tea warms the body from the inside out. It is also a highly romantic place for a date and can be quite inexpensive. North Canal Township Park Although most Tech students will visit this place during their academic career, few know it by the name North Canal Township Park. Rather, the majority of students refer to it simply as “Breakers.” This colloquial nickname refers to the breaker wall made of giant stones that runs through the water. One can walk or run across these stones for an exhilarating exercise with a beautiful view. The beach at Breakers is also a popular spot for bonfires in the evenings. Did we miss your favorite hot spot? Shoot me an email at ajpatter@mtu.edu and let me know which places or events you would like to read about this semester in the Pulse section of the Lode, or, if you would like to cover events yourself, you can always become one of our writers. Happy adventuring, Tech students!

Crowds enjoyed an exhilirating evening at the PaintU Paint Party concert last week.

Photo Courtesy of Kirk deDoes

This week in events: September 1 Thursday, Sept. 1

Friday, Sept. 2

Saturday, Sept. 3

Welcome Week Blood Drive

Film Board presents Captain America: Civil War

Mojo Perry live at the Orpheum Theater

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Tuesday, Sept. 6

Wednesday, Sept. 7

Earth Planetary and Space Sciences Institute Seminar Series

Downtown Houghton Farmer’s Market

Aerospace Day


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PULSE

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The tastes of Houghton: Unexpected diversity Alex Roberts Pulse Writer

medium salsa, sour cream, guacamole and veggies, but they serve tacos, burrito bowls and salads, too!

hen I first got to Houghton three years ago, I was shocked by how few choices there were in terms of restaurants. Coming from suburban Illinois, I was used to having the ability to drive five minutes and having a plethora of options close to me, with even more available if I was willing to drive fifteen to twenty minutes. As I’ve lived here, however, I’ve come to realize that there are plenty of good choices available to those who know where to look. With that being said, there might be some things you cannot find in Houghton at a restaurant, but you’d be able to make yourself. A surprising lack of Indian cuisine can be remedied by a trip to Jim’s Food Mart (near the Pearl Street Mall), or to Econofoods. Both have great international sections and will allow your food fancies to go wild. If you’re not into the DIY side of food, there are plenty of places that serve up great food at a reasonable price. If you’re looking

In the mood for some fresh seafood? Joey’s Seafood and Grill has you covered. Located in downtown Houghton, they’re not that far away from campus and it is definitely worth the walk if you don’t have a car or benevolent hall neighbor. I’m partial to the fish tacos and get them every time I’m there, but they also serve crab, shrimp, fish, ribs, steak and so much more. They’re a little on the pricey side, but you get what you pay for.

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Are you looking for the best pasty in town? Look no further than Roy’s Pasties & Bakery.

A pork bowl with extra vegetables and salsa from Rodeo Mexican Kitchen. Photo Courtesy of Alex Roberts

Every time I’m there I find myself trying something new, but their filet mignon is to die for. Are you looking for the best pasty in town? Look no further than Roy’s Pasties & Bakery. They have a wide variety of pasties to choose from ranging from original, chicken and broccoli, and even turkey cranberry. If you’ve never had a pasty before, this is the place to go. Their baked goods are delicious, and their jelly donuts are the best I’ve ever had. They’re more than their bakery, though, and they make sandwiches on fresh baked bread, soups and wraps. If you’ve got a craving for pizza, you’d do

Roy’s Pasties & Bakery at its Lakeshore location.

for Mexican, there’s a great place right off of campus called Rodeo which is located in the Pearl Street Mall. They serve fresh food with a build-your-own feel and plenty of interesting mix-ins that will have you coming back. I recommend the chicken burrito with

well to try out Pizzaworks in downtown Houghton. They have delicious crusts, and tons of signature pizzas that are just amazing. My favorite is the Mediterranean pizza which comes with gyro meat on it and tzatziki dipping sauce. You can also flavor your crusts, which is a good way to spice up an old classic like meat-lover’s. Houghton’s small town feel has definitely grown on me as I’ve lived here, and I find myself missing all of these restaurants whenever I’m away. My suggestion to you? Find that restaurant that has you coming back years later.

Photo Courtesy of Alex Roberts

Maybe you’ve got a car and are looking to take a crush out on a date. Pilgrim River Steakhouse is the place for you. Their menu is huge, ranging from delicious sandwiches, savory steaks and fresh fish, and their portions are incredibly fair for the price.

Local favorite Jim’s Foodmart, located across from the Harold Meese building. Photo Courtesy of Alex Roberts


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COMICS

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Thursday, September 1

OPINION

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Should you vote third party?

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The presidential election is nearing us, and for many voters neither candidate is deserving of a vote. Some Americans will pick the lesser of the two evils and others will vote third party. So the question is should you vote third party? In the upcoming election we have on one side the most untrusted politician ever, and on the other we have the most inexperienced, unqualified candidate ever. The good thing about such a scenario is that it opens up the possibility for a third choice, a better choice. A candidate who represents the majority of Americans, a person who doesn’t believe lifetime politician is a legitimate career choice. I am speaking of Gary Johnson, a libertarian who I’m sure most of us could get behind if his message was heard. His policies promise to bring common sense back to the government. I won’t go into detail about them but basically they would tone down government control of personal liberties and reduce federal government control overall. The most compelling arguments against him are “a vote for Johnson is a vote for Trump”. These aren’t the arguments voters should consider when choosing the leader of the country.

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You’re absolutely right, voting should be based on more than just raw pragmatism. I was an avid supporter of Bernie Sanders before Clinton was nominated. Bernie was very much an idealist but he used his populist message to fundamentally alter the platform of the Democratic Party. He forced the party to make concessions with him and now they have a more aggressive stance on climate change, the minimum wage, criminal justice, and even marijuana legalization. We have to continue the political movement that Bernie started. That’s why he dropped out of the race instead of running as a third party candidate, because he knows that working within the system and respecting the power of existing institutions is the only way to make long lasting and meaningful change. If you want to take action and do something that is morally right, vote in your local and state elections and speak out against those that want to divide us.

Even when you take into account the better policy positions that come from third parties, actually casting a vote for a third party is a wasted vote. The reason why we have a two-party system is because of a thing called first-past-the-post. What this means is that it only takes one vote to put your party in power while leaving the rest of the voters feeling unrepresented. As long as we have a FPTP system we will only have two parties. The best that third parties can hope for is to push the mainstream parties in a different direction. However, this presidential election is extremely unusual. Americans risk making Tangerine Mussolini president; an authoritarian sexist, racist and xenophobic individual who would damage American values and bring shame to the presidency of the United States. I think it’s naive to think that casting a vote for a third party is more noble than doing anything that we can to prevent Trump from becoming President.

ROUND 2

First of all (to readers), I recommend that you research Johnson’s policies for yourself before agreeing with Mr. Nouhan’s opinions. Anyway, yes there are risks to electing Trump, just as there are risks to electing Clinton. The private email server was a big security violation; if your average Joe had done what she did they’d be fired or worse. They certainly wouldn’t be running for president right now. It bothers me that a president wouldn’t be held to the same standards as the rest of us.The people representing our country should be held to higher standards if anything. Regardless of who gets elected, the president doesn’t own the country. It’s not like hiring a new CEO who can make all the decisions. The president has to find common ground with the other branches of government before he or she can make any progress. To not vote for Gary Johnson or another third party candidate of your choice for this reason isn’t justified.

Johnson’s policies are the most important reason not to vote for him. He wants to eliminate the income tax and replace it with a “consumption tax.” This would only increase the tax burden on lower income individuals and families. He thinks that humans are “probably” contributing to climate change but he doesn’t want to take the aggressive action to mitigate the damage that will inevitably come from sea level rise, more droughts, and the massive migrations of people that will result. Perhaps the most damaging of Johnson’s policies, however, is his plan to balance the budget without increasing taxes. It sounds great on paper but it is not mathematically possible unless you want to leave Americans with just the shell of the government that we have now. We definitely need to manage government waste and make spending more efficient but more importantly we need to deal with income inequality. That means increasing taxes on the rich and pouring public dollars into job creation, education and healthcare.

Voting should be based in principles and philosophy, not raw pragmatism. The vote you cast is a reflection of your personal values. Of course there is no way a single candidate will reflect your own values perfectly, but why wouldn’t you choose the one that most closely resembles your own? People may say such a way of thinking is naive, but it’s also extremely important. I think American citizens would agree with this. Our country prides itself on taking action, not because it benefits Americans, but because it is morally right. That’s why our politicians have to convince us that we are spreading democracy to a foreign land before we can invade it. That’s why despite the massive wealth inequalities in our country, many of us still are against taking money from the richest and giving it to the poorest. I believe this is what makes America stand out among other countries, and it would be a shame to forgo our principles out of fear or pragmatism.


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Thursday, September 1

The amenities of our sovereign overlord Un Alexander Crawford Lode Writer

Michigan Tech Internet however, so don’t think you’re getting free TV when you head home for Thanksgiving, you little rascal! There are those of us who understand that the dining halls close way too early for our own good. So it was a good thing when Dining Services opened up the café in Wadsworth Hall, to satisfy all your latenight snacking needs. Their menu includes all the greasy stuff your diet doesn’t allow for, plus a few items that even seem downright healthy. Now let’s get serious here for a second. I know that there are people who… who have issues and problems that they’d rather not disclose to the average Joe. And that’s completely understandable. We’re all weird in our own way. For those who feel the need to talk to someone, on a completely confidential basis, go talk to Counseling Services. They can help from the mildest of ailments, all the way to full-blown insanity. And Counseling Services are always free, so you don’t have to worry about paying for the issue any more than you already are. This great college has a great many things to take your mind off the fact they charge an arm and a leg. But that money goes to all these great amenities. Amenities that keep us sane during exams, and allows you to blow off a bit of steam while studying for 37 hours straight for that Calc 3 exam.

Does college make us overeat? Aditya Joshi Lode Writer Most universities today require all freshmen to live in the residence halls for a year or two. This requirement brings along the issue of food, which in most cases is provided by the dining hall. The infamous “Freshman 15” refers to the gain of 15 pounds or more that usually happens during the first year or two of college. Have we ever thought about what contributes to the fact that, in the first two years, most of us gain weight? One might need to consider the unlimited plans in the dining halls. I had a similar experience in my first year when I gained 20 pounds when I lost the fine line between “enough food on my tray” versus “my capacity to ingest food.” I think dining halls have become hubs that promote obesity instead of substitutes to home food. Unlimited plans unknowingly promote obesity since we lose our track of the food we should limit ourselves to. Given the options we are given access to I accept that it’s hard to stop yourself from trying out everything available. I am sure all of us have experienced it if we went to a college where we lived in the residence halls. This is beginning to become a problem in developed countries like the U.S., U.K.,

Australia and New Zealand where freedom to choose has disadvantaged rather than advantaged students due to the dining halls being designed in a buffet style atmosphere. Research has shown that more than 60 percent of college students today commonly ingest sugary and fatty foods like chocolates and chips over fruits and vegetables. Currently, sugar accounts for 20 percent of an American youth’s diet which equates to 90 pounds of sugar per person per year. I believe dining halls are somewhat responsible for these terrifying figures in an indirect way. Dining halls introduce newer and more appealing options almost every year to catch the students’ eyes but in doing that they are indirectly promoting obesity, one of the most haunting problems in America, promoting many health problems. Dining halls today should go trayless; that might limit their customers in the amount of food they are able to carry and hence decrease overeating. The idea for going for a second round of food is usually dropped due one reason or another like laziness, exhaustion after the tiresome day at school, time limitations and so on. On our campus McNair Hall and Douglas Houghton Hall have already used this strategy and have been successful so far in the amount of food wastage recorded after going trayless

and the amount of food being consumed has been decreased. This strategy has not only helped the students but also the dining halls. Labeling all the foods with the amount of possible calories in each serving could help the students understand what they should consume and what they should limit themselves to. This might be a very successful step towards sustainable development in the teenagers and young adults who might start calculating their calorie consumption. In my opinion, this strategy should be mandated by the government to promote healthy living in its budding successors to secure the nation’s future. I know as college students we always have time limitations and need to be well organized to be successful but we shouldn’t ignore the nutrition requirements of our body. We need to try to eat a wellbalanced diet which also includes fruits and vegetables and keep food a well-organized priority just like academics. If our bodies do not get what it needs most, it might just refuse to help us reach our goals and this could negatively affect our goal of getting a good education and better future which is the reason we attend college today. We should all prioritize and organize what we eat and try not to overdo it.

Amy Joy Patterson

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Welcome to Michigan Technological University, home of the Huskies and the 3:1 guy/girl ratio. Up here in picturesque Houghton, you can find many things to suit your fancy, but the best parts are just inside campus. You can enjoy the wonderful dining halls, where you can eat to your heart’s content. There’s the Rock Garden, in which you can study rocks native to the area. And of course there’s the Rozsa, where you can watch wonderful performances on the “Big Stage”. Whatever you want, Michigan Tech can provide. Sports may not be what Michigan Tech is known for, but that doesn’t mean that we don’t play hard. Besides intercollegiate sports, Michigan Tech also offers a wide variety of intramural sports. With all the usual basketball, volleyball, football, soccer, baseball, softball and ultimate, there is never a dull moment. And to top it all off, once spring semester rolls around, broomball begins. For those who do not understand, broomball is the possibly the best Michigan Tech tradition ever. You take hockey, remove all the safety requirements, and you have broomball. Very dangerous, which paradoxically makes it very fun.

Are athletics just not your thing? That’s fine, we can go to all of Michigan Tech’s great academic organizations! It’s great if you want to be involved in your major’s individual professional society such as ASCE, ASME, SPS or some other such organization because it can help you get great contacts and experience within your field. Just don’t forget to check out the other great organizations which aren’t major specific, such as quiz bowl, film board, or gamers anonymous. They’re not only a great place to network, but also a safe place to just be yourself and have fun. Speaking of film board, every weekend there’s a new movie playing in Fisher. These movies came out fairly recently (2-6 months ago), so there’s always something good playing. And to make this club even more awesome, sometimes production studios use Michigan Tech as a pre-release location, meaning you get to see movies before they come out, FOR FREE! And as my mama always said, free is always worth waiting for. A new feature has come to campus just this Fall. It’s where you can stream live TV straight to your phone, tablet, smart TV, etc. This service is completely free, and is honestly one of the best things if you’re a bit of a recluse, and can’t afford Netflix. This service is only available when connected to

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There’s nothing quite like a Houghton summer. My dad always used to say that he wasn’t sure if the summer was our reward for toughing through the brutal winter or if the winter was our punishment for enjoying the summer too much. I like to think it’s a little bit of both. I know it seems like the most important thing in the world right now is to get our work done and be model students, but I implore all Tech attendees, new and old, to spend some time outside this week without the ol’ ball and chain — that being your trusty laptop. I am a compulsive, obsessive worker. I will forget to eat. I will sit in the same office for six hours without getting up to go to the bathroom because I feel like getting up out of my office chair is “quitting.” This seems to not be an uncommon characteristic here at Tech. Sometimes, it scares me. Is there really any work that is more important than our health and happiness? Although I know there is not, I still often default to my old tendencies to over work and under rest. If you’re a freshman, do yourself a favor and forge your healthy work habits early. Take frequent breaks. Breaks outside are preferable. Set a timer so you remember to eat. Don’t allow yourself to be excessively bothered by a deadline that is coming up too quickly or a test that you did poorly on. Your happiness matters more than your grades. Your straight A’s mean nothing if you’re a miserable, nervous wreck. Avoid crutches that will eventually let you down. You may think getting drunk at a party will let you forget your troubles, but when you wake up in the morning, you’ll still have homework to do — you’ll just have to do it with a hangover. Enjoy the end of the summer while you still can. There will come a time when going outside will no longer be a comfortable, relaxing thing. The sunshine won’t last forever and neither will your bright resolve. The winter will come to punish us sooner than you think, so make the most of what you have now. Classes will still be here in three months. The leaves, on the other hand, will not.


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Games lost by the Husky men’s basketball team while in Spain.

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A careful examination of any Michigan Tech student bill will reveal a $90 Experience Tech fee. Most students know that it exists, but not everyone actually knows what that $90 gets them, and even fewer take full advantage of them. So, for new students Experiencing Tech for the first time or old hands looking to get a better bang for their buck, here’s a full explanation. Mont Ripley Ski Hill: Anyone who’s looked north knows about Mont Ripley Ski Hill, and most of them are aware that students get free lift tickets. That’s pretty well covered. A few specifics sometimes get left out though. In order to get a day pass, a student needs to go the chalet and swipe their ID. The hill can only support 1,000 skiers, and the sign-in ensures that limit is adhered to. Students can also get 50 percent off a daily ski or snowboard rental package. Gates Tennis Center: The tennis center is a little less obvious than the ski hill, but equally available for students. Just call 906-487-2774 to make a reservation. Students need to bring their student ID and non-marking tennis shoes. Shoes can be purchased at the front desk, and cards can be replaced at the Van Pelt and Opie Library. The fee also covers one hour of non-student court rental. Portage Lake Golf Course: Two full miles

off campus, the Portage Lake Golf Course is still the closest Michigan Tech students will get to free access to 18 holes of golf. Unless they win it in a contest, or find one that’s been abandoned and still happens to be in good condition, or come to own a golf course later in life. There are lots of things that could happen, but still, it’s a good deal. Students can call 906-487-2641 to book a tee time, and rent clubs for $5. Be sure to bring a student ID. Husky Hockey: At every home game, 750 seats are reserved for Michigan Tech students to get in free with their student ID. After that, students can purchase tickets for $5. Students who want to be guaranteed a seat can purchase season tickets for $95, which is a 63 percent savings over the general public price and infinitely more expensive than showing up early enough to get a free ticket.

Intramural Sports: The Experience Tech fee covers entry fees for all intramural sports at Tech. Students that would like to play can go to IMleagues.com/MTU. Teams are still responsible for forfeit fees. If a team is forced to forfeit due to a lack of players, they will be required to pay a $10 forfeit fee. A second forfeit drops the team from the league. Hockey forfeits are treated more severely, and teams pay $150 up front. The deposit is returned at the end of the season minus a $75 fee for each forfeit. Outdoor Adventure Program: The OAP organizes numerous events and other opportunites for students to get active which are funded by the Experience Tech

fee. Students also get one day of free snowshoe rental, which can be redeemed by visiting OAP in person with a valid student ID. Nordic ski equipment is also available for rent at reduced rates for students. Presenting Series: Last year the Rozsa Center began a series of events called the “Presenting Series,” which were featured touring artistic and educational performances with 300 free seats reserved for students. Students can reserve their tickets in advance at the ticketing operations office in the SDC or get them at the door up to two hours before the performance, in either case by presenting their student ID. Tech Trails: The Tech Trails are available to students for hiking, biking and skiing as well as numerous events such as the Big Foot Snowshoe, the Muck Run, and Winter Carnival Races. Maintenance and care for the trails is funded by the Experience Tech fee. Visual and Performing Arts: Everyone knows students get free access to VPA events with their ID. But, students may not realize that they don’t have to wait in line at the box office anymore; IDs will be scanned at the door. Students are also able to bring one non-student guest to each event free of additional charge. Wellness: Wellness puts on a variety of events each year to promote the health of students, all of which are paid for using the Experience Tech fee.

Years since New York had appeared in the Little League World Series Championship games prior to their victory on Sunday.

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Number of Sports writers I’m looking to hire. Email me. Like right now. You have a phone. Rasilver@mtu.edu.

Mont Ripley Ski Hill, one of the most visible and well known Experience Tech advantages for students.

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Thursday, September 1

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Sidelines Welcome to the Sports Section!

Hearthstone began as another way to experience the characters and fantasy of World of Warcraft, but has surpassed it in userbase. Image courtesy of Blizzard Studios

Hearthstone: More than a card game Siddarth Shetty Lode Writer Anyone who’s into massively multiplayer online role playing games [MMORPGs] knows what World of Warcraft [WoW] is. Released by Blizzard in 2005, the game hit its peak in 2010 when it had 12 million players. But if you think WoW is Blizzard’s most successful game of all time, you’re off by about 28 million! On March 11, 2014, Blizzard released ‘Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft’, a collectible card game based on the Warcraft franchise. To say that it picked off well would be an understatement. In just over two years, the game has a user base of over 40 million and generates a revenue of $20 million per month! That’s right. The user base is higher than the combined user base of WoW, Counter Strike Global Offensive and DotA 2, and is second only to Riot Games’ League of Legends. But enough with the numbers. What exactly is this supposed card game that’s gotten 40 million people hooked? Let’s take a look! Whenever you start a game, you get to pick which hero you want to play with. The basic objective of the game is to defeat the opponent in a 1 on 1 duel by bringing down his hit points from 30 to 0. Out of over 1,000 unique cards, you create a deck

of 30 and then use those cards and your hero’s unique power, you have to outwit and defeat your opponent. The game is quite simple to pick up but as you delve into its depths, you start realizing that there’s a lot more to it than meets the eye. There are certain cards that are specific to certain heroes while others can be used in any deck. The sheer number of cards available gives you endless possibilities to build your deck.

In just over two years, the game has attracted a user base of over 40 million and generates $20 million in revenue a month. There are three main kinds of cards. The first are minions. A minion has his own damage and health points [HP]. The number on the left indicated the attack while the one on the right indicates the HP of a minion. A minion occupies the board and at one point of time, you can have a maximum of seven on the battlefield. It can be used either to damage the enemy hero or

to damage one of his minions. The second kind of card is a spell. A spell can do anything from directly dealing damage to transforming a powerful minion into a sheep and everything in between! The third variety, weapons, are tools heroes can use to directly attack the opposition personally. You start off with three or four cards in your hand depending if you’re going first or second and you draw a card at the start of each turn. Every card has a mana cost. You have one mana at the start of the game and with each turn, you get an extra mana point till you get to ten. So at turn three, you have three mana which means you can play one card that costs three mana or three that cost one When you begin the game as a new player, all you have are the basic cards. Card packs, which each contain five cards, can be bought with in game gold which you get from quests or with real money and you keep on adding to your card collection. All in all, Hearthstone is a simple game with a lot of variables. What makes it so interesting is that doesn’t depend on your reactions like LoL or DotA. It’s a game that totally depends on the intellect of the player. Well, that and luck. If you’re one that likes exercising your brain while having fun at the same time, Hearthstone might just be the game for you!

Another new semester! And they’re still letting me run the Sports Section after last semester! Can you believe it? For those of you who weren’t around last semester, I’m Rand Silvers, and I’m the Sports Editor for the Lode and resident breaker of editorial protocol. I edit and design the section every week, along with coordinating the various Sports writers. They’re the real heroes, putting in hours, going to games, getting interviews, and generally being fantastic. If you’d like to join our team, send me an email at rasilver@mtu.edu. It doesn’t pay much, but if you like sports, you might as well. It gives you a great excuse to go talk to the athletes and coaches who make Michigan Tech Athletics happen, to write about the things you’re personally excited about and have the pleasure of my conversation once a week. Here at Sports, we strive to put together an informative and engaging section each and every week. We’ll give you reviews of games for the Husky Teams you know and love so that you can study instead. If you do want to go to the games, check out the calendar on the next page. But that’s not all we cover. Check out this week’s article on Hearthstone, the first in a series on E-Sports we’ll be running. Some might see this as “blatant pandering to nerds.” We like to think of it as “being considerate of the interests of our athletically-disinterested readers.” Sports isn’t just what there’s a college league for. If you or your organization has an event going on that you want to let people know about, let us know at lodesubmit@mtu.edu. We cover intramurals, co-curriculars, competitions, events, games, you name it. Then there’s this column, which I like to think of as my own little playground. On the Sidelines is my own personal commentary, sometimes snarky, always frivolous. Content will be generally be at least tangetially related to sports. I do try to stay on topic. Here’s the Sports Section, wishing you a happy and successful semester. Get out there and have fun!


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Athletic Calendar: September Sunday, Aug 28

Monday, Aug 29 Tuesday, Aug 30 Wednesday, Aug Thursday, Sept 1 Friday, Sept 2 31 Women’s Volley- Women’s Volleyball @ ball @ Lewis Romeoville Women’s Soccer vs Winona State

Sunday, Sept 4 Monday, Sept 5 Women’s soccer vs St. Cloud State

Tuesday, Sept 6

Wednesday, Sept Thursday, Sept 8 Friday, Sept 9 7 Women’s Tennis @ Ferris State Women’s Volleyball @ Kenosha Women’s Soccer @ Minnesota Duluth

Saturday, Sept 3 Women’s Volleyball @ Romeoville Football vs Walsh

Saturday, Sept 10 Cross Country @ Midwest Open Women’s Tennis @ Grand Valley State Women’s Volleyball @ Kenosha Football vs Ferris State

Sunday, Sept 11 Monday, Sept12 Tuesday, Sept 13 Wednesday, Sept Thursday, Sept 15Friday, Sept 16 Women’s Soccer 14 Men’s Tennis @ India@ Bemidji State napolis Women’s Volleyball @ Lake Superior State

Saturday, Sept 17 Cross Country @ St. Olaf Open Mens Tennis @ ITA Regionals Women’s Tennis vs Ashland Football @ Ohio Dominican Women’s Soccer @ Northern Michigan Women’s Volleyball @ Saginaw Valley State Sunday, Sept 18 Monday, Sept 19 Tuesday, Sept 20 Wednesday, Sept Thursday, Sept 22Friday, Sept 23 Saturday, Sept 24 Men’s Tennis @ 21 Women’s Tennis @ ITA Men’s Tennis @ Bulldog ITA Regionals Regionals Invitational Women’s Tennis Women’s Volleyball @ Women’s Tennis @ ITA vs Walsh Ashland Regionals Women’s Soccer vs Ferris Women’s Volleyball @ State Tiffin Football @ Hillsdale

Sunday, Sept 25 Monday, Sept 26 Men’s Tennis @ Bulldog Invitational Women’s Tennis @ ITA Regionals Women’s Soccer vs Grand Valley State

Tuesday, Sept 27 Wednesday, Sept Thursday, Sept 29Friday, Sept 30 Women’s 28 Cross Country @ Blugold Volleyball Invite @ Northern Women’s Volleyball vs Michigan Findlay Women’s Soccer vs Findlay

Saturday, Oct 1 Women’s Tennis vs Northwood Football vs Saginaw Valley State Women’s Volleyball vs Wayne State Men’s Ice Hockey @ Minnesota Duluth


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Rand Silvers Sports Editor Class may just be starting, but the Michigan Tech Basketball team is already hitting the court! Kind of. Contrary to the chart on the right, the college basketball season proper doesn’t start until November, with the Saturday, Nov 12 game against UW Parkside at Lewis and the last regular season game against Northern Michigan at home on Thursday, Feb 23. But the Huskies won’t let that stop them. Finding a distinct lack of basketball going on at home, the team went abroad. A team trip to Spain offered cultural and team bonding experiences in Madrid and Barcelona along with three games against European teams, netting three wins for Tech.

Finding a distinct lack of basketball going on at home, the team went abroad.

For those just as eager, there’s no need to wait until November. One of the games played on tour, a 75-70 Husky victory against Europrobasket, is featured in its entirety on the Europrobasket YouTube channel with the title, “Europrobasket vs Michigan Tech University, August 22nd 2016” if you’d like to catch all 126 minutes. Sorry to spoil the ending.

Reasonable sports opinion of the week

The home plate umpire at the Little League World Series Title Game on Sunday did a very bad job, though it probably didn’t affect the outcome of the game very much. The team from New York beat the team from South Korea 2-1. Prior to this game, American teams had lost five of the last six international championship games, and New York had not been in the championship game since 1964. Little League umpires are unpaid volunteers, even at the World Series.

I would subscribe to a twitter feed that supplied you with one reasonable sports opinion every day, like, “The Red Sox can’t make the playoffs (championship games), but in last night’s game their win seriously damaged the chances of the Yankees (longstanding rival team).” Comic courtesy of Randall Munroe


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