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NMU sophomore engineering design major Jordan Walker-Jenkins showcases his yo-yo skills, which he has practiced since 2011, to prepare for the National Return Top Championships held in Toronto, Ontario this May. 
Photo courtesy of Jordan Walker-Jenkins

Ain’t yo-yo average guy: NMU student to follow yo-yo dreams, competing in Canadian championship

Brianna MacLean March 29, 2018

The story begins for Jordan Walker-Jenkins, a sophomore engineering design major, at about the age of 7. It was a warm summer day, as he and his family were on vacation in Florida. He was down by the pool...

Pow wow invites public to celebrate Native culture

Pow wow invites public to celebrate Native culture

Brianna MacLean March 22, 2018

The sweet smell of Native food fills the air, with the sounds of traditional drumming and singing echoing throughout the room. This will be the environment on Saturday, March 24 at the 25th annual...

Gender Fair features hour of gender inclusive bathrooms

Gender Fair features hour of gender inclusive bathrooms

Brianna MacLean March 22, 2018

During NMU’s second “Gender Fair” on Tuesday, March 20, the Multicultural Education and Resource Center (MERC) was given permission to allow gender neutral bathrooms on the first floor of John X....

‘Gender Fair’ to increase  gender awareness on campus

‘Gender Fair’ to increase gender awareness on campus

Brianna MacLean March 15, 2018

Gender has become a topic of discussion in recent years. How many genders are there? Is there more than just male or female? This year’s “Gender Fair” on campus is opening up this conversation by...

The Marquette History Centers Centennials celebrates the Centers 100th year as an organization and also Marquette history and culture dating back to 1918. Photo by: Emma Case

MQT history center celebrates its 100th year

Brianna MacLean February 15, 2018

In 1918, World War I came to a close, the worst flu epidemic in history killed around 675,000 Americans, and Mississippi became the first state to ratify the 18th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, prohibiting...

Photo by Neil Flavin

Fringe Fest plays to showcase senior voices

Brianna MacLean February 8, 2018

Looking for a spot of entertainment in February? The Fringe Festival is coming back to campus this month with three different theatrical pieces, each performed, produced and directed by the students...

Queens and kings perform on stage before a cheering crowd at the Vandament Arena for the 22nd Annual NMU Drag Show on Jan. 26, hosted by the student diversity group Queers & Allies.
Photo by Neil Flavin

NMU Drag Show, royalty on the runway

Brianna MacLean February 1, 2018

The time was 6:36 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 26, only a little less than an hour until NMU’s 22nd Annual Drag Show started. Hundreds of students lined up outside the Vandament Arena, eagerly awaiting to watch...

Drag queens perform at the NMU Drag Show last year. Queens and kings will take the stage again at the Vandament Arena for the annual show at 7 p.m. this Friday. The show is $5 at the door and is free for NMU students with their student IDs. This year’s performers will include six professionals from the Chicago area and the winner of NMU’s amateur drag show, which will be chosen tonight at 7 p.m. in the University Center.
Photo by: Michael Wilson

NMU Drag Show to return this weekend, queens, kings to showcase their diversity

Brianna MacLean January 25, 2018

A night of dancing, creative costumes and high-energy performances is coming back to NMU’s campus with the annual drag show. Queers & Allies, an LGBTQA+ club on NMU’s campus, will host the 22nd...

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