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Briefs: 12/8/11

Drag show raises curtain again

The annual drag show sponsored by Outlook will be held Friday, Dec. 9 in the Vandament Arena.

Several queens and kings will perform on stage at the event. There will also be an amateur competition where anyone can perform. People who wish to participate in the competition must arrive at the drag show with their music.

“The show is a fine and ever should experience it at least once in their lifetime,” said Drag Show Coordinator Danielle Steffes.

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The show starts at 8 p.m. and usually runs until 11:30 p.m. The event is free for students with a student ID and is $5 for non-students.

— Shaina James

Police search the Backroom

Law Enforcement executed a search warrant at Backroom Obsession Wednesday, Dec. 7.

The Marquette Police Department and the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team performed a search after three months of investigation into allegations that the store was selling synthetic controlled substances that have the same effect as illegal drugs, according to the police report.

At the same time this was happening, Houghton County and City law enforcement executed a search warrant on a store owned by the same owner in Houghton, said the police report.

The investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made at this time.

— Adelle Whitefoot

Commencement keynote and student speaker announced

Johnnetta Cole, director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, will be the keynote speaker at Northern Michigan University’s mid-year commencement on Saturday, Dec. 17.

Cole will also receive an honorary doctor of humane letters degree. Graduating senior Lauren Fusilier of Mason, Mich., was selected as the student speaker.

Cole was appointed to her current position in 2009, but has worked with a number of Smithsonian programs since the mid-1980s.

Fusilier will graduate with a degree in elementary and special education with an emotional impairment emphasis.

NMU’s commencement ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m. It will be broadcast live on WNMU-TV and streamed free online through B2 Network. A link to the latter will be available at

— NMU News Bureau

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