Cyndi Perkins

Cyndi Perkins


  • Feature Writer


She’s prone to social media binges, but Cyndi also takes time to stop and smell the flowers, especially our campus roses. The award-winning editor, journalist and columnist writes and edits for Michigan Tech’s web pages, electronic media and print publications. She finds work-life balance in the garden, on her yoga mat and anywhere near the water.

About Cyndi

  • The former Daily Mining Gazette journalist and editor hails from Houghton and has written for a variety of international, national and regional publications.
  • She co-creates, writes and edits content for the University’s myriad forms of new media, including websites, blogs and other outreach across departments, for new and existing members of the Michigan Tech community.
  • She is a sailor who enjoys Yoga, social media, gardening, and anything near the water. The debut novelist looks forward to writing more books.

Recent Stories 

Slice of Life

Corner of Oak and 9th, Calumet, Michigan. Across from the train station; built in 1885, demolished in the 1960s. But humans lived here for as long as 2,000 years before the 818 Oak Street address. Timothy Scarlett, associate professor of archaeology and anthropology, expected students conducting a two-week survey to uncover . . . Read More

Huskies Mush: First-of-its-kind Club is Ready to Race

Like the sled dogs integral to the sport, the Michigan Tech club is a unique breed — maybe the only collegiate-level mushing organization in the nation. There are about 30 club members; a core group of 10 heads to the race, which takes place on Sunday. Two mushers will drive teams in the Beargrease: senior chemical engineering major . . . Read More

For the Birds

Tunk. Tunk. Tunk. Neon-green tennis balls strike the double-paned glass that fronts the atrium of the J.R. Noblet building at Michigan Technological University’s School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science (SFRES). Shot from a tennis ball cannon at varying speeds, the balls model the impact of bird-window collisions. They weigh about the . . . Read More

Copper Country Strong

It felt like the lightning strike at 5 a.m. hit the house. Huge crack. Explosion. The structure shook. It was still dark out, the power was out, and rain came down in sheets. "My wife and I hopped up and ran into the kitchen," Michigan Tech Career Services Director Steve Patchin ‘88 says. They stood in four inches of mud. By the light of their . . . Read More