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Haylee Kuehl-Weisser presents her research at another cannabis focused conference in California. She will be presenting her research involving different methods of oil extractions for cannabis at the Cannabis Education Conference on April 19 along with other students from NMU.

Cannabis Education Conference will showcase student scholarship

Andie Balenger, Staff Writer April 15, 2022

Morgan Naumaan and Haylee Kuehl-Weisser, senior medicinal plant chemistry majors, have been conducting cannabis research for the past year. Now that they have finished their research, produced results...

STUDY BREAK - The Crib coffee shop offers a productive atmosphere with lots of seating for students looking for a change of scenery while studying for finals week. Marquette has a number of other coffee shops on Third Street and Washington that offer nearby caffeine and a relaxing atmosphere.

Local coffee shops to check out during finals week

Olivia Apa, Staff Writer April 13, 2022

With finals approaching, there are many coffee houses around Marquette that offer a space for students to bring their work. With everything from caffeine-free tea to lattes with three shots of espresso,...

DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY - NMU students gathered in the atrium of Hedcock to celebrate a queer prom on April 1. For many LGBTQ+ students, this was the first prom they were able to comfortably celebrate in their identity.

Students celebrate identity, music, dancing at Queer Prom

Andie Balenger, Staff Writer April 7, 2022

When reflecting on her solo appearance at high school prom, Lilith Popour could only associate the event with feelings of sadness. Unaware of her gender identity in the harbored town of Jennison, Michigan,...

SHOW TIME - Student performers rehearse for NMUs production of The Producers. The show itself wont change for the Theatre for All version of the performance, but will have reduced light and sound stressors and allow patrons to have more movement and noise flexibility.

Theatre for All program creates inclusive theatre experience

Hannah Jenkins, Contributing Writer April 7, 2022

Mel Brooks’ hit Broadway show “The Producers” is coming to NMU’s Forest Roberts Theatre.  This comedy musical follows the fictional exploits of theatre producer Max Bialystock and his accountant...

Womens Center advocates for Sexual Assault Awareness month

Women’s Center advocates for Sexual Assault Awareness month

Olivia Apa, Staff Writer April 6, 2022

Throughout the month of April, the Women's Center has several activities scheduled to help spread awareness for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Recognizing this as a time to support sexual assult victims...

Gender-inclusive dorm housing applications open

Gender-inclusive dorm housing applications open

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor April 5, 2022

Sarah Pilto started dreaming an inclusive living space into existence after they became an resident advisor. Pilto, a third year secondary education major, RA in Magers Hall and founding member of Pride...

CANNABIS RESEARCH - Gino Pacifico and Tyler Watson present their research on the pharmaceutical applications of chemicals in birch bark. They were personally invited to present their research at the conference by the head of the Cellulose and Renewable Materials.

Students present medicinal plant chemistry research in California

Olivia Apa, Staff Writer April 1, 2022

Three NMU students from the chemistry department attended the annual American Chemical Society conference last week in San Diego to present their capstone research.   The ACS conference brings...

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Interesting courses to consider this Summer, Fall 2022

Joshua La Gorio, Contributing Writer March 31, 2022

With the winter semester coming to an end, returning students are now registering for summer and fall classes. For students looking for course offerings that are different from the usual fare, there are...

Gala of the Galaxy is out of this world

‘Gala of the Galaxy’ is out of this world

Madoline Plattenberg, Assistant Sports Editor March 31, 2022

For one night only, the lobby of the Jacobetti Center will be transformed into a spaceship called the "HM Voyager," presenting out of this world galactic décor, high-end food and exceptional entertainment...

PROM NIGHT - Members of the LGBTQ+ community have been invited to attend Queer Prom. Queers and Allies are offering a safe space for queer students to dance, have fun, and be themselves in a traditional prom setting.

Queer Prom to provide night of inclusivity and fun

Andie Balenger, Staff Writer March 30, 2022

In campaigning for the presidential position of Queers and Allies, Miranda Miller knew that there was a demand for a queer-specific prom on campus. For many queer community members, the word “prom”...

JAZZ FEST - Mike Tomaro is the Director of Jazz Studies at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA and a well known saxophonist as well as composer. He is the guest artist at this year’s NMU Jazz Festival and has written original music for his performance with NMU students on Friday, March 25.

Jazz Fest returns to NMU with original music

Olivia Apa, Staff Writer March 25, 2022

Live music is returning to Northern’s campus this week through the NMU Jazz Festival, in-person after a two year long hiatus.  The NMU Jazz Festival is an annual educational event that has been going...

CELEBRATION - CNAS and NASA invite the campus community to learn about and participate in a virtual educational Native American powwow. The event will be livestreamed over FaceBook and can be viewed via Zoom.

Celebration of culture through song, dance, drums: Powwow 102

Andie Balenger, Staff Writer March 24, 2022

Despite being enrolled with the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians since birth, Shelby Boggs, first-year NMU student and member of the Powwow 102 promotional committee, did not fully comprehend...

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