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Student Responses to Review Topic: What To Do For Fun
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  • Emma from Madison, WI
  • Mar-02-2015 I am a current student here

    To enjoy Tech, you have to love snow. On average, we get over 200 inches per year and it's snowing on most days. Tech has some amazing cross-country ski trails and its own ski hill, Mont Ripley. We also have a huge yearly festival called Winter Carnival. Student organizations build enormous snow statues and compete in various winter events, including broomball. Broomball is an odd version of hockey, played with no skates and using a broom and ball instead of a stick and puck. It's hilarious to watch and even more fun to play. Tech is also proud of its nerd culture so you can find all kinds of nerdier pursuits when it's too cold to be outside. There are always people willing to play D&D, talk about Star Trek or debate the latest Game of Thrones episode. If you're more interested in social activities, Greek life can be a great way to go.

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  • Elise from Allegan, MI
  • Nov-12-2014 I am a current student here

    The Keweenaw is limitless in possibilities for exploration. There's Frieda, Red Ridge Dam, Breakers, McClain State Park, Calumet Waterworks--all of which require a little bit of driving before you can explore them. If you're going to stay on campus, there's Frisbockey in the fall, Oozeball, Broomball, various intramural sports, tons of clubs (which you can see at K-Day in the fall). Or you could round up some people and head up to the SDC and play Wallyball.

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  • Ryan from Linden, MI
  • Jul-18-2014 I am a current student here

    As a student you can ski for free at the mountain about 5min away. They also show movies for free or really cheap almost every weekend.

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  • Student from Midland, MI
  • May-31-2014 I am a current student here

    The university offers many opportunities for different activities. There are many varying performers that come to the theater. Also, the Keewenaw has awesome opportunities for adventures to ice caves as well as skiing, snowboarding and snow-shoeing. When the weather is warm, there are many trails for hiking and biking.

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  • Crystal
  • Mar-26-2014 I am a current student here

    Michigan Tech offers a lot of things to do for fun. In the â??Experience Techâ?? fee thatâ??s part of tuition, students can go to every sporting event, have access to the ski hill, and a lot of other stuff essentially for free. The ski hill, Mont Ripley, is my favorite area. Snowboarders and skiers alike of every skill level can go there and have a blast on the bunny hills, jumps, and, for the daredevils out there, the black and double black diamond runs. Also, there is an Outdoor Adventure Program in which students can rent things, such as kayaks, slack lines, skis, and a lot of other stuff, for cheap. Being situated right next to Portage Lake, there are a bunch of things to do on the water, and in upper downtown, as well as across the bridge in Hancock, there are beaches for people to go swimming or hang out with friends. An annual tradition at Tech is Winter Carnival. The students build snow statues (the main event), have competitions, dance, and do a whole lot of other stuff during this amazing time. The many clubs and organizations at Michigan Tech compete against each other for fun and trophies.

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  • AC
  • Sep-23-2013 I am a current student here

    running, hiking, skiing, snowboarding, biking, explore the Keweenaw! And there is so much more!

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  • Todd
  • Aug-06-2013 I am a current student here

    Hahahahah, you like skiing? I do, but you can only do that so many days a week. Bars, well there are two bars that you won't get in a fight at. The 1 girl to 20 guys ensures that even looking at someone's women (and they are all someone's women) will get you in a match of words or fists depending on how many drinks you've had to numb the pain of living in Houghton and attending Michigan tech.

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  • Kailey from Houghton, MI
  • Aug-04-2013 I am a current student here

    Michigan Tech is located in the middle of a giant forest. It is not a big city or even a big town, so finding things to do requires you to be adventurous and resourceful. If you love the outdoors Tech is where you want to be. There are hiking and biking trails everywhere. The number of waterfalls nearby is outstanding. Many students will go to the waterfalls in the summer and winter, because for each season they hold a new kind of beauty. There is also the Outdoor Adventure Program which will allow students to rent equipment from bikes to kayaks at a more than fair price. If you don't like the outdoors so much, Tech has options for you too, although this is where you become resourceful. There is a place on campus called the Center for Diversity and Inclusion where you can rent books and movies for FREE, doesn't get better than that as a college student. The University holds movie nights almost every weekend in one of its larger lecture halls. These movies are ones that are out of the theater but not yet able to be rented. There is also a bowling ally on campus that students can use for free. There is also way more to do than I've listed here. These are all just some things that come to mind right away.

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  • Dimitrios from Detroit, MI
  • Jul-23-2013 I am a current student here

    If you are into sports such as skiing or snowboarding this is a large hill not too far away that you can use along with a golf course. There are plenty of clubs encompassing all interests. Also if you love play video games then you will also fit right in with most of the student population.

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