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A LEGACY - Elijah Bieri still keeps up on the Marquette salamander migration as well as he can from across the world in Sydney, Australia. He still has a fondness for the study craze he started six years ago. Photo courtesy of Elijah Bieri

Alum Elijah Bieri becomes savior of the salamanders

Antonio Anderson April 8, 2024

Even halfway across the globe, one Wildcat manages to keep tabs on the legacy he left at his alma mater. Studying for his Ph.D. in Sydney, Australia, Fulbright Scholar Elijah Bieri still keeps an eye on...

COUNTING CASH - Two student volunteers organize their station, before the event starts.

NMU’s Poverty Simulator finishes up for the year, issues arise

Antonio Anderson April 4, 2024

Students gathered last Wednesday to simulate living in poverty as a part of an exercise in empathy and compassion, as well as to understand a little of what it is like for those many peoples dealing with...

LINED UP - Students pack in and wait patiently for their turn to get into the WellBeing Fair.

Success of the Wildcat WellBeing Fair

Antonio Anderson April 4, 2024

Rebranding is not always a good thing. That's the question with the Wildcat WellBeing Fair, formerly the Wildcat Wellness Health Fair, hosted earlier this March. Was the new event a success? With the 300...

A QUESTION ON CAMPUS - The truth behind Casino Night is simple - it is all real.

The truth behind the secret student ‘casino’ on campus

Antonio Anderson April 3, 2024

In busy halls, on five-second Snapchat Stories, waiting in line at Starbucks or even in classrooms before the professor walks in, whispers and rumors have been circulating of a 'Casino Night' on campus....

SPREADING SOUNDS - Local music legends Jim and Ray share their music with any and all passing through in the Lydia B. Olson Library basement.

Jim and Ray spread goodness through music at NMU

Antonio Anderson March 18, 2024

This past Wednesday, students and faculty passed through the lower level of the Lydia Olson Library, grabbing something to eat at Fieras or enjoying the Commuter Lounge. More than 200 people experienced...

BOUNCING BALLOONS - A child works on keeping a balloon in the air to win a prize, one of the many games the PSY 312 class put on.

Psychology class hosts activities for kids

Antonio Anderson March 1, 2024

Psychology students gathered at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette last Tuesday to perform an activity for kids, assessing what activities kids like engaging in. Professor Vincent Jeevar pitched...

TAKING A HIT — Two athletes on the NMU Womens Wrestling team grapple during practice.

The battle between wrestlers and weight

Antonio Anderson February 27, 2024

Cutting weight has long been associated with wrestling, and the two words themselves hold a history of untimely and unnecessary death. Nearly 30 years ago, the nation was reeling as news outlets told the...

GETTING READY — McArthur sets up a film for an audience attending the Culture Shock Film Society showing last Thursday.

Culture Shock Film Society loses its leader

Antonio Anderson February 27, 2024

Waiting for a week, nearly 15 people gather in a small room under a humming projector as a night of entertainment starts with a simple click of a button. Hunter McArthur, president of Culture Shock...

THE MOMENT — Drag star BoyJ basks in the crowd after their performance.

More than 500 people attend NMU drag show

Antonio Anderson February 14, 2024

Collective cheers enveloped a single idol, drowning out the playing music. People of all kinds reached out to touch them and give them money, all of them expressing love. This was NMU's 27th annual drag...

The NMU hospitality programs 2022 main event, the Gala of the Galaxies. Photo courtesy of the NMU Hospitality Program

A new beginning for the Hospitality Main Event

Antonio Anderson February 7, 2024

People were lined up out the door of the Jacobetti Complex on Saturday, April 16, 2022. At least 10 couples, dressed in space themes, waited to enter. When they passed through the curtained entrance, they...

Eli Saylor gives advice on how they won an  NMU english award.

Past participant gives advice on NMU’s English Awards contest

Antonio Anderson January 31, 2024

As English majors, some strive to earn money for their writing and recognition for its quality. Those are both obtainable if one were to win one of NMU's Annual Writing Contests. Though the contests are...

WATCH PARTY — The Northern Michigan College Democrats hosted a watch party for Gov. Whitmers State of the State address. The event was open to all NMU students and community members.

NMU College Democrats club hosts watch party

Antonio Anderson January 30, 2024

Watching politics can be hard for anyone, especially with the modern age provoking many to avoid politics and news altogether. Yet around 50 people gathered to do just that with the Northern Michigan College...

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