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LATE NIGHT—Senior sports science major Kaity Benson studies for final exams in Jamrich, taking advantage of the 24-hour open study lounge.
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Tips and tricks on how to face finals week

Denali Drake December 4, 2019

As final exams approach, NMU students are preparing for sleepless nights, coffee-fueled study sessions and long walks to the library.  There is no one way to make sure the exam results in a perfect...

Cats Coffee Corner: Seriously good Velodrome

‘Cats Coffee Corner: Seriously good Velodrome

Denali Drake November 21, 2019

The scream of the espresso machine greets me as I walk into Velodrome Coffee Co. in an attempt to drink something that is both warm and will wake me up. With finals just around the corner, I wanted to...

IT FITS—In this archived photo from 1998 Miriam Hilton (left) and Jane Huibel, members of American Association of University Women, gather for a meeting. 
Photo courtesy of the Central Upper Peninsula and NMU Archives

Celebrating intergenerational collegiate women

Denali Drake November 21, 2019

Ornate red curtains, white lace and gold statues adorned the Women’s Federated Clubhouse, but this event was not your grandmother’s tea party.  The American Association of University Women...

Womens groups to sponsor mentorship event

Women’s groups to sponsor mentorship event

Denali Drake November 14, 2019

The second annual “Mentoring Women as they Launch” event will be hosted by the Marquette chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14 at the Women’s...

YOUTH VICTORIES—Andrew Lorinser (left), NMU student—junior, public relations major—wins the second seat to the Marquette City Commission Election held on Nov. 5 as Evan Bonsall, Marquette born and raised, leads the race with 2,440 votes and is one of the youngest elect candidates.

Young power dominates city election results

Denali Drake November 7, 2019

After 20 weeks of campaigning, the Marquette City Commissioner race has ended with Evan Bonsall taking the lead with 2,440 votes and Andrew Lorinser winning the second seat by 20 votes over his opponent...

MONEY TALKS—Author Diedre McCloskey advertises for her newest book, titled, “Why Liberalism Works” before her discussion and Q&A session. Denali Drake/NW

Liberalism Talk

Denali Drake October 31, 2019

Is it really better to be rich? Author, economics professor and transgender advocate Diedre McCloskey spoke upon her newest book, “Why Liberalism Works” and why it is indeed good to be among the wealthy. The...

PLAYOFF BOUND—The Moosemen pounded UW-Milwaukee by 61 points on Saturday, Oct. 26. The Moosemen now await their postseason fate, as the team qualified for the playoffs. Denali Drake/NW

Moosemen win big

Denali Drake October 31, 2019

On a trademark crisp fall afternoon, the NMU Moosemen took on University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), resulting in a whopping 66-5 win on Saturday, Oct. 26.  Head Coach Jordan Buss said he was...

House passes Great Lakes bill, heads to Senate

House passes Great Lakes bill, heads to Senate

Denali Drake October 17, 2019

A resolution that aims to protect Michigan’s most vulnerable lakes, ecosystem and people has been passed unanimously by the House and will move forward to Congress.  House Resolution 160 was...

Bashing English majors hurts creativity

Bashing English majors hurts creativity

Denali Drake October 17, 2019

Choosing a major in college is easily one of the most stressful experiences that a young adult can face. Personally, I spent two years in nursing school before leaving and deciding to pursue a degree...

EMBRACING LOVE— Free Mom Hugs was one of the many organizations with a booth set up during Marquette Comes Out at the Ore Dock on Friday, Oct. 11.
Mary McDonough/NW

Marquette gathers in support of LGBTQIA+

Denali Drake October 17, 2019

Rainbow merchandise lined the walls of the Ore Dock Brewing Co. preparing for an emotional, empowering and exciting night of acceptance. Marquette Comes Out was designed as an open event for the community...

MQT comes out for celebrations

MQT comes out for celebrations

Denali Drake October 10, 2019

A celebration designed for inclusivity, community and acceptance will be hosted at the Ore Dock Brewing Co. on Friday, Oct. 11 from 5 to 8 p.m. in coordination with NMU students, staff and community members. “There...

NUM NUM, CORN—Children that came to the Harvest Festival with their family feed corn to the miniature animals at a travel petting zone. 
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Celebrating Harvest Fest

Denali Drake October 10, 2019

The temperature was freezing, the air was sharp and as a light mist sprayed over the town, people gathered on Baraga Avenue to celebrate the annual Harvest Festival. Live music, parking spot painting,...

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