Day: April 7, 2021

The Student Scoop- April 7, 2021

Late Night Programming Presents:

The Freedom to be Yourself

This session is an honest, no-offense-taken, collaborative conversation between the facilitators and participants about the reality of diversity in this country, in higher education, and on a personal level. As much as this conversation is about diversity, it’s also about being a leader, stepping outside of our own comfort zones to understand others, and knowing when to lead others to a higher level. It’s about how we can all get the most from our relationships and achieve what we want collectively. It’s for student organizations, advisors, grad students, and undergraduates. It’s for all of us.

The event starts at 8:30 PM on Zoom!

Pixar Trivia Night

Late Night is hosting a trivia night!  The theme is Pixar trivia.  All are welcome!  Students are eligible to win a $25 gift card! Download Kahoot! ahead of time to play and join us on Zoom at 7:00 PM!

Conversation on Understanding Racism and Racial Justice in the US

Please join us for an interactive conversation about racism and racial justice in the United States on April 8th, 2021 at 3:30 pm. Please register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
We suggest watching the movie 13TH (free on Youtube and Netflix) in advance and come ready to discuss. 
The facilitators will be Dr. Angie Carter (Social Science Department), Christopher Sanders (Center for Diversity and Inclusion), and Dr. Mayra Morgan (International Programs and Services).

TKE Night

On Wednesday, April 8th at 7:00pm join the brothers of Tau Kappa Epsilon for the afternoon to play is a multiplayer drawing and guessing game in which every round someone has to draw their chosen word and others have to guess it to gain points!
We hope to see you and your friends there! To learn more about TKE and our mission:
To attend use the zoom link: Click Here
Meeting ID: 985 7346 4642 Passcode: XzqX8f  

MUB Board Presents:

Virtual Magic Show with Trent James

Join the online spectacle for a stress reliever on April 9 at 9PM for an amusing, thrilling, and spectacular virtual magic show with award-winning magician, Trent James!

Follow this link to register and attend! 

Drive-in Movie Night

Grab your pillows, blankets, friends, and popcorn and join in at the Hamar House parking lot for a drive-in style movie night on Saturday, April 17. 

Relax before finals and watch Ferris Bueller’s Day Off with us!

The show begins at 9PM sharp! Don’t forget your popcorn!!

Raphael Xavier
Sassafrazz: From Roots to Mastery

A portrait of Raphael Xavier dancing. Photo Credit: Pentacle

World-renowned hip-hop and breakdance artist Raphael Xavier will begin his virtual residence at Michigan Tech on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. with an exploration of the ways maturity can alter both performer and performance in dance and jazz. 

“Raphael Xavier: Behind the Scenes of Sassafrazz, From Roots to Mastery” is the first in the series of virtual performances and events for the community. “Sassafrazz,” originally intended to be seen live before the pandemic, is a 20-year exploration of the life of a breakdancer and explores birth, life and death through three breaking styles: top rock, footwork and ground text.

What: Raphael Xavier: Behind the Scenes of Sassafrazz: From Roots to Mastery
When: Thursday, April 8, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Virtual event

What: Raphael Xavier: Creative Jam Session With Music by Michigan Tech Students
When: Tuesday, April 13, 2021, noon-1 p.m.
Where: Virtual event

Both the Thursday and April 13 performances are open to the public. Registration for the livestream can be completed at the Rozsa Center website.

The Lode’s 100-Year Anniversary Celebration

Join the Lode for our virtual 100-Year Anniversary Banquet on Friday, April 9 at 6 p.m.

We would not be here today without alumni, readers, and the support of staff. While we are restricted to Zoom, this allows us to invite many more people!

We will begin the celebration with a history of The Lode, then move on to introductions of the current staff. After this, we would like to hear about your experience with The Lode, fun memories, and any other comments you’d like to share.

Those who register will be entered into a raffle to win a Lode hat! We will be picking two winners.

Register here or click here for more information.

Featured this Week in the Michigan Tech Lode:

This week in history
Update your non-payroll deposit now!
Join the Lode for a centennial celebration April 9
12th annual Feminists Reading Feminists hosted by CDI
Video games are a bonding activity!
Houghton: the perfect walking town
Brood X: the comeback story of the year
Is COVID-19 just a severe flu?
Check out our website to see past articles and more!

Do you enjoy writing, editing, photography or graphic design? We are currently in need of new individuals to join our staff! We meet weekly on Wednesdays and publish the same night on our website. Eventually, we will be returning to print publishing as well. We are a dedicated and fun group of individuals who enjoy representing campus life through news. Email us at and find out how you can join the Lode!

Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being Upcoming Workshops

Interested in other workshops or groups from the Center for Student Mental Health & Well-being? Check them out here: 
Workshops: click here
Groups: click here

WMTU Presents:
Greta Van Fleet
The Battle at Garden’s Gate

Join WMTU for the release of Greta Van Fleet’s second studio album “The Battle at Garden’s Gate” when it is released on April 16th, 2021. Greta Van Fleet is a critically acclaimed contemporary American rock band from Frankenmuth, Michigan. You may know them from their hit songs “Highway Tune”, “Black Smoke Rising”, and “Safari Song”. Come listen to and discuss the album with your favorite college radio station, WMTU!
Zoom Link:

Earth Day Special Dinner

Brought to you by the MTU Sustainability Demonstration House and McNair dining hall: Please join us for the first ever EARTH DAY SPECIAL DINNER on Thursday 4/22! The dinner will take place in McNair Dining Hall from 4 – 7PM on Earth Day (4/22).  Both on- and off-campus students are welcome to join!

  • 90% of the food options will be fully plant-based.
  • All waste will be diverted from the landfill.
  • Compostable utensils and containers will be provided.

Please refer to the flyer for our menu options!  If you do not live on campus or do not have a meal plan, single meal passes can be purchased for this dinner at the McNair front desk for $12.95.