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Bikers inspire interest

Austin Irwin March 22, 2012

Local bike group Kitchi-Mi-Kana Cycling is holding an interest meeting this month to prepare local Marquette-area bikers for the upcoming 2012 riding season. Kitchi-Mi-Kana is Chippewa for “good roads”...

Alumna loses weight on national TV

Austin Irwin February 2, 2012

A contestant trying to win it all by losing the most, one NMU graduate has received the chance of a lifetime to live a healthier tomorrow. Cassandra Sturos, 25, is one of six contestants (including...

Kaivama honors heritage with music

Austin Irwin December 8, 2011

If there is a better way to celebrate ancestral roots than through music and song writing, folk duo Kaivama hasn’t heard about it. Made up of two Finnish-American artists, Sara Pajunen and Jonathan...

Online Exclusive: Local musicians perform for free with Coffee House series.

Austin Irwin November 3, 2011

An evening of music that will fit anyone’s budget takes place this weekend at the Peter White Lounge in the University Center. The Beaumier Coffee House Series, sponsored by the National Endowment...

Online Exclusive: Women for Women host ‘Smashing Pumpkins’ softball tournament

Austin Irwin October 26, 2011

As Halloween approaches, known for its creative costumes and bags full of candy, an organization within Housing and Residence Life, Women for Women, has chosen to keep the weekend “sweet” in a different...

Student shows pride in restored car

Austin Irwin October 6, 2011

Many car enthusiasts can relate to the feelings of joy and pride in owning unique cars that they have worked on themselves to bring them up to their best standards. Adam Mowafy, an entrepreneurship...

Students eat healthy in Marketplace

Austin Irwin September 22, 2011

Northern Michigan University offers over 10 locations such as the Marketplace, the Wildcat Den, and the new addition of Melted, across campus to give students the opportunity to eat between classes. The...

Quebec band holds workshop

Austin Irwin March 31, 2011

Many bands have come to Marquette to entertain both the campus and surrounding community audience. Few, however, come to Marquette to make a difference for local students before, after and during their...

Tenors sing to raise scholarship funds

Austin Irwin March 17, 2011

Three Tenors of the U.P. to perform songs from musicals at the Forest Roberts Theatre Saturday Fundraisers can vary from bake sales to car washes, and some even involve the use of a dunk tank and...

Jam for Love supports local children

Austin Irwin February 10, 2011

As if the amount of expected snow weren’t a big enough excuse to hit the slopes this weekend, Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is raising money for the Lake Superior Village Youth...

Afrobeat genre comes to Marquette

Austin Irwin January 20, 2011

Attempting to prove that what makes music tasteful isn’t the pair of legs but rather how many are moving on the dance floor, Chicago Afrobeat Project (CAbP) is traveling from Chicago to Marquette for...

Folk band teaches children about music

Austin Irwin December 2, 2010

Many musicians are in the business for themselves and their personal fame, but one Kalamazoo-based band has deeper goals; to teach and make children excited about their music and culture. A folk-based...

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