Day: April 14, 2021

The Student Scoop- April 14, 2021

Spring Fling 2021

Welcome to the World of Sweets, Huskies!

Spring Fling is approaching fast, and it’s time to head down the MAGICAL road to this year’s Candyland Edition!

Festivities will start Thursday, April 15 from 2:30-4:30 PM and Friday, April 16 from 12:00-2:00 PM & 2:30-4:30 PM throughout the main campus. The weather is calling for partly sunny and 45°!  This is a chance for you to interact with many of the amazing organizations at Michigan Tech. Make sure to stop by for FREE food, tie-dye shirts, inflatables, and more! And remember – masks and social distancing are required at all times. This event is brought to you by MUB Board (Memorial Union Board) and we can’t wait to see you there!!

Dumb Debate Night

Choose to argue for or against a variety of fun and/or strange ideas and proposals in USG’s annual Dumb Debate Night! Everyone who attends will get a free $5 Amazon gift card (while supplies last) and have lots of fun! 
Join us on April 15 at 6 PM on Zoom. The event is linked HERE

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

Are you First in your Family to Attend College?

On Thursday April 15, 2021, from 2:30-4:30 PM during Michigan Tech’s annual Spring Fling, we will be celebrating members of our campus community who are first-generation college students. Stop by (and socially distance) at our table outside the CDI, sign our “I’m First” banner and pick up a sticker. We will also be celebrating all of our first-gen accomplishments on social media during the week of April 12th-18th. Tag us and share your stories and photos with the hashtag #MTUFG.

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:

TKE Spring Fling

Join the brothers of Tau Kappa Epsilon at Spring Fling this Friday, April 16th, 2021 between 2:30pm-4:30pm. Stop by to learn more about how we can help you create lifelong relationships that enhance educational, interpersonal, community and professional success!

Out of 250+ chapters throughout the world Tau Kappa Epsilon – Mu Lambda Chapter at Michigan Tech is Number 1! TKE challenges members to live up to the standard of excellence defined by our Declaration of Principles on a daily basis. These principles provide an environment where members are encouraged to develop strong skills for scholarship, character, leadership, teamwork service and brotherhood—the attributes that build success and happiness throughout life.
Learn More at:

MUB Board Presents:

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!!

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!

The Keweenaw’s Second Annual Waste Reduction Drive

The Keweenaw’s 2nd Annual Waste Reduction Drive is this Saturday, 4/17 from 9am to 3pm in MTU Parking Lot 22!  Please bring us the following 6 categories of items:- Plastic film- Plastic bottle caps & rings- Foil-lined wrappers- Dental products- Razors- Egg cartonsPlease refer to the official guide for more details on the items we are collecting.  We are excited to see how much waste the Keweenaw community diverted from the landfill this year!

OAP Kayak Safety Clinic April 21

Are you dreaming of summer and those wonderful paddling months? We can’t get you out on the open water, but we can help you work on your skills in the pool. 
Sign up for the next OAP Kayak Safety Clinic and refine those skills to keep you safe on the water. We try to meet each participant at their level and encourage them to challenge themselves. 
Topics covered include kayak re-entry, de-watering your kayak, and wet exits. The focus will be on practice and improving technique; the more you do it the better you will get. 
All equipment will be provided including PFD’s, kayaks, paddle, and paddle floats. Appropriate swimwear required. We will be in the water between 4-9 feet deep, with lifeguards on duty during the event. 
Clinic will take place in the SDC lap pool on April 21, 8 – 10 p.m. No kayaking experience necessary. Must be at least 8 years old and able to swim at least 15 yards unassisted. A parent must be present for participants under age 14. 
The clinic is free to Michigan Tech Students, SDC Members $5/clinic General Public $10/clinic. Visit OAP Kayak Safety Clinics for more information or to register.

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.
  • 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.

Featured this Week in the Michigan Tech Lode

Featured this week in the Michigan Tech Lode: 
This week in history
Bookworm Books and Coffee closes this week
A rundown of coffee in Houghton, by a local
Escape reality with magician Trent James
Nervous about returning to in-person classes?
Why do I live with these people? 
April in chemistry
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!

Camp Quality Upper Peninsula is looking for volunteers to become camp companions for children who are diagnosed with cancer and blood disorders.   This camp is a result of the partnership with Bay Cliff Health Camp, Camp Quality, and the Upper Peninsula Lions Childhood Cancer Program.  New programs are developing in the Upper Peninsula for Summer of 2021 (virtual, day and weekend camps) and eventually weeklong camps in 2022.  Volunteers can become a companion paired one- to -one with a camper at our weeklong camp, volunteer at our weekend events and help plan and implement other camper and family programs throughout the year.  
Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.  Summer positions for 2021 include Virtual Camp preparation, attend Camp Kick Off Event in June, At Bay Cliff Health Camp and the Fall Family Weekend in September.  Volunteer positions require a short training following the interview process and background check.  For more information go to  or contact Chris Smith, Upper Peninsula Lions Childhood Cancer Chairman at 1-313-682-8900 or

Title IX Upcoming Events:

Teal Ribbons for Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Date: Month of April
Description: During the Month of April there will be Teal Ribbons displayed throughout campus. Teal has become the signature color for sexual assault awareness and wearing a teal ribbon symbolizes supporting survivors of sexual violence. These ribbons are meant to create conversation on campus about how we can create a community in which all members feel safe and supported.

Dial Help TEAL Survivor Support Group
Date: April 14
Time: 6pm – 7pm
Location: Zoom – Contact Paige with for the Zoom link and free art supplies at 482-9077 or  
Description: Free, safe, and non-judgmental phone support group for anyone who experienced sexual violence past or present, including childhood abuse. You are not alone. Funded by: Division of Victim Services 

Cover the Cruiser at Spring Fling
Date: April 16 
Time: 12 pm  – 2 pm
Description: During Spring Fling, Public Safety and Police Services along with the student organizations SAVE and Triangle Fraternity will be covering a Michigan Tech police cruiser with sticky notes to show support for survivors for sexual and domestic violence. Show your support and stop by to help cover the cruiser, show your support for survivors and help us to prevent violence! #CopperCountrySAAM #MichiganTechSpeakUp

Puppy Parade for Awareness
Date: April 21 in person
April 21-25 virtually 
Time: 6pm in person
Description: Walks are a great family activity! Come walk with us April 21 at 6pm at our downtown office to support survivors of sexual assault and abuse. This will be a covid friendly event. Contact Paige at to reserve a time slot for your group and claim your free teal bandana.
You can also participate virtually in Dial Help’s facebook event April 21st to April 25th.  If you need help, call 800-562-7622, text 906-356-3337, or chat @

Dial Help TEAL Survivor Support Group
Date: April 28
Time: 6pm – 7pm
Location: Zoom – Contact Paige with for the Zoom link and free art supplies at 
482-9077 or  
Description: Free, safe, and non-judgmental phone support group for anyone who experienced sexual violence past or present, including childhood abuse. You are not alone. Funded by: Division of Victim Services

Denim Day
Date: April 28
Time: All Day
Description: Michigan Tech Title IX invites you to proudly wear denim with a purpose on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 for International Denim Day to support survivors and educate our community about the forms of sexual violence as a part of  Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Tag us on Facebook and Instagram (@MichiganTechSpeakUp) in a post to social media with a photo of yourself wearing denim and tell us why you chose to wear denim for #DenimDay. #CopperCountrySAAM #MichiganTechSpeakUp

You can find more information about Denim Day at