By Danny Messinger

Ever wonder what today’s students are talking about? For an honest perspective on campus issues and events, we’ve pulled lines from a few recent articles in the Lode to illustrate what matters to students.

“I survived a sudden wave of hypotension that resulted from a sudden lack of stress.”

Alex Slepak, on an unintended side effect of snow days, in the “Ask Tech” column. Spring Fling, oozeball, and spring frisbockey were all canceled last spring—as well as one-and-a-half days of class—thanks to Heikki Lunta (or Father Winter to non-Finns). (February 26)

“. . . the MUB Board plans on selling memorial ‘bricks’ that are more modern and can apply to the high-tech atmosphere here at Tech. These bricks are made of transparent material that can be engraved with a donor’s name and lit up with LED lights.”

Writer Jane Kirby shares details of fundraising opportunities for Memorial Union basement renovations. Plans include a hip, coffee-shop-like lounge where local brews will be available at special events. (April 9)

“College is about learning how to be an adult, and in the adult world there won’t be a machine to help make responsible decisions.”

Lode writer Zach Evans comes down squarely against free condoms. A dispenser in Wads allows students up to three per day. (April 9)

“Pregnancy, from what I have heard, is not an easy thing. Having a child can completely change a person’s life.”

Jace Fritzler, in a “Point- Counterpoint” column on abortion. (April 9)

Michigan Technological University is a public research university, home to more than 7,000 students from 54 countries. Founded in 1885, the University offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science and technology, engineering, forestry, business and economics, health professions, humanities, mathematics, and social sciences. Our campus in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway and is just a few miles from Lake Superior.