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Tips to succeed during finals mentally, physically and academically

Tips to succeed during finals mentally, physically and academically

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor December 3, 2021

The few weeks surrounding finals are typically stereotyped as being a time when students are so stressed they willingly sacrifice their mental health in order to pass their final exams and finish final...

Carisa LaFernier and Ginger Shelifoe from the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community answer questions about victim services or about domestic violence awareness in the Indigenous community. Other resources at the Domestic Violence Awareness and Wellness Workshop included a storytelling workshop and yoga.

Walking the Path Together hosts workshop focused on healing from domestic violence

Sophia Huhta , Contributing writer December 1, 2021

When attendees walked into Whitman Hall on Nov. 15, they found a group sitting at a table, immersed by the words of a woman who found healing in forgiveness. Scattered across the table were books, a copper...

Cast members of the Elf the Musical show prepare for opening night which is Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. The show will run until Dec. 11 and include a matinee performance specifically for those with audio and visual sensitivity.

Don’t be a cotton headed ninny-muggins, see ‘Elf the Musical’

Olivia Apa, Features Writer December 1, 2021

From costumes to lighting to choreography, NMU Theatre and Dance has been working diligently on all aspects to put on their performance of “Elf the Musical.” The show is a live musical adaptation...

Members of the NMU Jazz Combo, including Owen Edwards soloing on alto saxophone, perform during an NMU jazz concert. A group of five students will perform in the library on Tuesday to provide more relaxing studying music for students.

NMU Jazz Combo to provide live study music before finals

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor November 30, 2021

For the second year in a row, the NMU Jazz Combo will be setting a relaxing tone for the upcoming finals week by performing an hour-long set in the lower level of the library. The five-member student band...

Rachel Hauch creates paper snowflakes to hang up as decorations for the write-in on Tuesday and Wednesday. The write-in is designed as a time for students to work on their final papers in a fun and productive environment, but also as a way to inform students about the location of the Writing Center.

Writing Center hosts relaxing write-in event to destress

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor November 30, 2021

As the 2021 Fall Semester comes to a close and professors assign final papers, the Writing Center receives increased traffic and students looking for feedback on their many essays. To help relieve some...

Brian Baumgartner will talk about his experiences on The Office as well as his two podcasts and recently published book.

“The Office” star Brian Baumgartner to help students de-stress before finals

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor November 30, 2021

After receiving an enthusiastic response from students on a Platform Personalities poll earlier this semester, Brian Baumgartner will be visiting NMU’s campus on Tuesday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. Baumgartner...

Yrsala Peterson, Bazile Panek and Kateri Phillips share their perspectives on intergenerational trauma as Indigenous people. As college students, they emphasized the healing their generation is doing following the struggles and trauma the generations before them endured.

Student panel discusses intergenerational trauma for Native Americans

Annamarie Parker, Contributing writer November 18, 2021

Yrsala Peterson, a fifth-year music education major, was one of three Indigenous student panelists who sought to share not only their stories, but the stories of their elders at the annual 2021 Sonderegger...

Kateri Phillips serves sweet fern tea to participants at the Enlightenment of Indigenous Foods event. The goal of the event was to increase awareness around Native foods and their importance in Native culture.

Event highlights ties between Indigenous foods culture

Olivia Apa, Features Writer November 17, 2021

Traditional Indigenous foods, such as corn, beans, squash, quinoa, pumpkin, wild rice and maple syrup, are viewed as sacred due to their medicinal value, health benefits and ties to tribal sovereignty. These...

The Timekeepers, an NMU student jazz band, performs at the Small Business Sunday Crawl in the Marquette Commons. The event was organized by SLFP students as a part of their community service learning project.

Students organize event supporting Marquette small businesses

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor November 15, 2021

Jazz music and sounds of laughter poured out the doors of the Marquette Commons on Sunday, Nov. 14 as people went inside to escape the icy winds with a cup of free hot chocolate and check out the Small...

Hannah Cajandig-Taylor, a local artist and NMU grad, talks about her experiences with finding inspiration in unexpected places, such as at her bartending job, at the Revolve CC. Cajandig-Taylor was one of many local artists who talked about the struggles of being a small artist and ways to discover success.

Local artists share creative opportunities at Revolve CC conference

Olivia Apa, Features Writer November 11, 2021

Revolve Creative Conference is a creative collaboration conference in Marquette that aims to promote creativity through collaboration, cross-discipline work and creative business.  “Revolve … grew...

Students in the Divest NMU organization meet to discuss future ways to increase awareness of fossil fuels on Nov. 9. Their current efforts include a petition to support NMUs complete divestment from fossil fuels, an informational table in Jamrich and posters.

Student-led petition aims to divest NMU from fossil fuels

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor November 10, 2021

Last month, a group of students banded together to form the Divest NMU organization which provides a platform for them to convince NMU to divest from fossil fuel companies and develop more sustainable...

RUNNING INTO CHANGE - Brandon Garlow and Fiona Byrne Ryan along with their two-year-old son and dog packed up or sold all their belongings and are running along the North Country Trail to raise awareness for the Line 3 pipeline. Their journey has taught them invaluable lessons about living life with purpose and are sharing their experiences with others along the way.

Running Into a New Earth: A family’s journey to discover the unknown

Andie Balenger, Contributing writer November 10, 2021

The Center for Native American Studies has organized a number of events and presentations celebrating Native American Heritage Month throughout November. Their kickoff presentation was scheduled for Monday,...

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