Monthly Archives: November 2016


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Sonita, directed by Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami, was shown at the 41 North Film Festival at Michigan Tech. Sonita followed the life of an Afghan refugee, Sonita, who is living in Iran with her sister and niece. Sonita is an aspiring rapper who wishes her parents were Michael Jackson and Rihanna. Sonita, only being 14 when […]

41N Film Festival: Sonita


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Territory The first short film that was shown on Saturday, 5th November, during the 41 North Film Festival at Michigan Tech was Territory directed by Eleanor Mortimer. Territory captured the interactions between the humans and monkeys that inhabit the rock of Gibraltar. The monkeys were there before people began to move into the area. The […]

41N Film Festival: Shorts Program #2


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The film Operator, directed by Logan Kibens, was about a programmer working to create the “perfect” voice for the company’s automated answering system. Programmer, Joe, is happily married to his wife, Emily. Emily works as a hostess at a hotel. During one of Joe’s calls to Emily, he realizes that Emily has that “perfect” voice. […]

41N Film Festival: Operator



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Isle Royale’s striking landscape, features, and qualities render it a place not easily forgotten. One of these notable features includes being home to the, now famous, longest running predator prey study in recorded history. Unfortunately, negative factors have caused a decline in the number of wolves on the island; putting the predator prey study, and […]

41 N Film Review: Predator/Prey– Prefaced with Counting Wolves


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On Friday 4th November, the 41 North Film Festival featured the film Life, Animated directed by Roger Ross Williams. Life, Animated shared the journey of a young adult, Owen Suskind, who is on the Autism Spectrum. The Suskinds found out Owen was on the Autism Spectrum when he was about 3 years old. Owen was […]

41N Film Festival: Life, Animated


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Last week, on Monday, October 31st, the Multiliteracies Center hosted a Halloween Social. Students had the opportunity to recite their favorite poem or scary story or share an original piece. Thanks to one of the IGSC3 coaches, hot cider and amazing pumpkin pie was served. A student recited “The Raven” by Edgar Allen Poe from […]

Halloween Social



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November is the National Novel Writing Month, and to celebrate the MTMC and the Lode are co-hosting a writing competition. There will be two competitions: a short story competition and a poetry competition. Submissions should be no more than two pages in length, and should address one of the following prompts: 1. You are tasked […]

Writing Competition: NaNoWriMo 2016