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COUNCIL - Members of the Greek Council gather to strengthen bonds between houses. Council members Schrank and Cruz lauded their experiences on the council as a great way to build leadership skills, interact with the community and grow as a student.

Alpha Kappa Alpha welcomed as new sorority on campus

Harry Stine February 1, 2023

Leadership, teamwork, community: the three pillars of Greek Life. A place where young leaders can hone their skills, work together and keep a smile on their faces the entire time. Alpha Kappa Alpha was...

ICE CLIMBING - Rodriguez enjoys the view during a winter climb. Rodriguez is a PR Major in his last semester at Northern, and is currently president of South Superior Climbing Club.

Profile — Ice and Graduation: Vaughn Rodriguez’s Final Months at Northern

Harry Stine January 27, 2023

Vaughn Rodriguez didn’t know much about Northern before enrolling. All he knew was that he had a friend that needed a roommate at NMU, and before he knew it, he left Grand Rapids and found himself in...

Author Colin Clancy

NMU Alumni Releases Debut Novel “Ski Bum”

Harry Stine December 13, 2022

The novel “Ski Bum” began in Copper Mountain, 2004, with journal entries written here and there. But for NMU alumni Colin Clancy, in some ways it started much earlier.  Clancy graduated from NMU...

Warning Sign in Negaunees Old Town

Local Filmmakers Discuss Iron Town Documentary, Negaunee’s Abandoned Old Town

Harry Stine December 8, 2022

If you were to walk down Negaunee’s Iron Ore Heritage Trail, you’d come across Old Town, an abandoned piece of the area that has now been taken over by nature. Walking through dilapidated roads, you’ll...

EcoReps Compost Bins

EcoReps Zero Waste Event Turns Hockey Rivalry into Waste Reduction

Harry Stine November 30, 2022

EcoReps, NMU’s student branch of the Sustainability Advisory Council, has a new event up their sleeve. On Dec. 2, twelve stations will be set up around the Berry Events Center during the Northern...

Group of Students in CJ 495

Out of the archives, into the classroom: NMU’s cold cases class

Harry Stine November 29, 2022

Some NMU students are given the unique opportunity to reopen old police records and start a deep dive into a cold case. Special Topics in Criminal Justice, or CJ 495, started at Northern over a year...

Concert Stage

Opinion — In defense of nu-metal

Harry Stine November 17, 2022

Last May, I drove to Green Bay to see the band Limp Bizkit play in a half-filled stadium. I was in the very back of the crowd, banging my head in a Hawaiian button-up to songs such as "Rollin’ (Air Raid...

Actors onstage huddling up

NMU students present “Finding Home”

Harry Stine November 11, 2022

The Black Box theatre at NMU held the world premiere of "Finding Home" last Friday, November 4. "Finding Home" is a production developed by NMU students and explores what it means to live in Marquette,...

NMU Archives and the ghost stories within

NMU Archives and the ghost stories within

Harry Stine November 10, 2022

In the NMU Archives, student worker Eliza Compton waves away naysaying coworkers while she gives her theory as to why they might have a ghost messing with one of the filing cabinets. After sharing how...

Students Around the snack table

First Generation Day gives students chance to ask questions, meet other first gen students

Harry Stine November 9, 2022

Students and faculty alike celebrated First Generation Student Day on Tuesday with a panel discussion featuring past and current first-generation students, a photo op and a chance to eat pizza and mingle...

Satire — Political science department unveils trailblazing and emotionally distressing class

Satire — Political science department unveils trailblazing and emotionally distressing class

Harry Stine November 8, 2022

Gorbert Brandon from the political science department at NMU introduced a new class in a public forum last week for the winter semester.  “I’m very excited about this,” Brandon said. “I spent...

ART DISPLAY — Joe Wright shows off his art at the Ore Dock Student Art Galley display. The Student Art Gallery is located on the first floor of the Lydia Olson Library on campus.

SAG* holds pop-up art gallery at Ore Dock, artists talk community support

Harry Stine October 31, 2022

NMU’s Students’ Art Gallery (SAG), hosted a pop-up art gallery at the Ore Dock Brewing Company on Oct. 18, from 5 to 8 p.m. SAG employee and art and design major Lily Lindgren attended the event...

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