A students'-eye view from The Michigan Tech Lode.

"That was me, last Friday morning, in the library, snapping pics of my coffee and muffin. With earbuds in, I was listening to music, 'studying,' browsing Facebook and posting to Instagram. What is wrong with me?"

Katelyn Waara, news editor, on her increasingly intimate relationship with procrastination. (April 1)

"The first time I ever [saw] an e-cigarette was in Dillman, and I was caught completely off guard."

Katherine Baeckeroot on the fallout from a tobacco ban that went into effect on campus last fall. Should e-cigarettes also be banned? she asks. (March 18)

"The prices are expensive . . . even though [the food] is not high quality."

Yummy stir fries and salad bars not withstanding, Leslie Mundell blames the University for the Freshman 15 and upholds a hallowed tradition passed down through generations of college students: bad-mouthing dorm food. (December 10)

"After extensive research I discovered that, contrary to popular belief, soy isn't just that nasty tofu that you heard about watching cartoons as a kid."

You heard it here first. Garret Patterson determines soy is, in fact, edible. (February 25)

Michigan Technological University is a public research university founded in 1885 in Houghton, Michigan, and is home to more than 7,000 students from 55 countries around the world. Consistently ranked among the best universities in the country for return on investment, Michigan’s flagship technological university offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science and technology, engineering, computing, forestry, business and economics, health professions, humanities, mathematics, social sciences, and the arts. The rural campus is situated just miles from Lake Superior in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, offering year-round opportunities for outdoor adventure.