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Dallas WiertellaApril 30, 2024

Scratches, furry pets and less stress with the NMU Wildpups

The Lydia M. Olson Library hosted The Northern Michigan University Wildpups on Oct. 5. All the original furry friends were there, including Sal, Hugo, Madison, Ben, Boris, Ramsey, Rosie and Molly putting smiles on students’ faces and relieving everyone’s stress. The room was full of laughter, barks and dog hair as everyone went from dog to dog, getting as many pets and cuddles as possible. 

Anna Gemar is Sal’s handler and says these are Sal’s favorite days. 

“Students see any of the Wildpups, and they end up melting and kind of just spitting out what’s going on and the stress level comes out and a lot more joy enters their face after they’ve hung out with a dog,” Gemar said. 

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Abigail Faix
Abigail Faix, Features Editor
My name is Abby, I am a fourth-year student at Northern. I am studying Multimedia Journalism with a minor in Political Science. I've always been passionate about journalism since I was in high school. I was offered this position as a Journalism Practicum student and am now so thankful to have the opportunity to write for The Northwind as the new Features Editor. I've found that The Northwind has led me to more connections throughout the university and community than I would find on my own. I'm always interested in getting to know new people and what's happening around Marquette.