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Longyear family featured in exhibit

Alisa Fox April 26, 2012

A recent addition to the permanent collection at the DeVos Art Museum, photo albums from the Longyear family shed light on their travels in the early 1900s. Melissa Matuscak, the museum director and...

Young Wildcats take NMU campus

Alisa Fox April 19, 2012

This summer, high school graduates won’t be the only ones getting the college experience. For three days in May, before the summer semester starts, sixth graders from charter schools all over Michigan...

Local housing should allow pets

Alisa Fox March 29, 2012

Because of my impending graduation, I’ve been spending a lot of time recently looking at apartments in different areas of lower Michigan. I expected it to be a lot harder than it was to find a place...

Classes to consider: Interesting topics offered at NMU

Alisa Fox March 29, 2012

For some, registering for classes can be a daunting task, with making sure the requirements add up and that double-booking doesn’t happen, but, after that song and dance, some find that they are able...

Project Compassion takes over runway

Alisa Fox March 22, 2012

They sit in classes, work on-campus and even belong to clubs; they are models for the fashion show Project Compassion. NMU’s Public Relations Student Society of America is hosting the Project Compassion:...

Art and science of making a good home brew

Alisa Fox March 15, 2012

Sometimes it may seem like beer at the bar is too expensive, and even store-bought beer can cost a bit more than you are willing to pay. Collin Gaudard, a senior graphic communication major, has solved...

Table tennis hooks students for life

Alisa Fox March 15, 2012

There’s broomball, ice hockey, basketball and even water polo. Now, NMU’s PEIF is offering table tennis as an intramural sport that anyone with a recreational sports pass can join. The table tennis...

Volunteer trip an alternative break option

Alisa Fox March 1, 2012

While some students are fantasizing about the sun and beaches they’ll see over spring break, others are dreaming about the people they’ll help when they participate in an alternative spring break....

Sororities get an unfair reputation

Alisa Fox February 16, 2012

This week is sorority recruitment week on NMU’s campus. Many view this as a negative thing. They think of parties, binge drinking and pledges being forced to do things like run around naked, steal things...

Snowboarders and skiers hunt ducks

Alisa Fox January 26, 2012

Once a year in January, families, friends and NMU students gather at Marquette Mountain for the annual Rubber Ducky Hunt and a night of guaranteed fun. This year the hunt will take place at 1 p.m....

For the holidays, students should volunteer: Give a gift to those who are less fortunate

Alisa Fox November 17, 2011

As we all can see, the holidays are quickly approaching. Thanksgiving is just around the corner and many of us are looking forward to the short reprieve of class work and responsibility that it gives us. I,...

NMU Afghanistan Veterans

Alisa Fox November 10, 2011

Many people have been affected by the overseas campaigns that U.S. troops have been called to serve in. The United States has troops in over 135 countries, including Iraq and Afghanistan. In honor of Veteran’s...

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