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A PROUD COLLECTION — Carico (front) and Mary Kelly (back) pose in front of their food pantry collection. Photo Courtesy of Madison Carico

Profile — Education student Madison Carico explores all her passions at NMU

Katarina Rothhorn April 19, 2024

Madison Carico has always loved English and education. When she started her journey in higher education at NMU, she was confident in her decision to continue to an English professor position.  “I've...

Photo Courtesy of Heather Maurer

4Reels club to host 24-Hour Film Challenge

Amelia Kashian April 18, 2024

Students looking for a chance to utilize filmmaking equipment and test their skills could have the chance to this week. On Friday, April 19, all NMU students are invited to partake in 4Reels Digital Cinema...

PHOTO OP — Boynton (back, third from left) poses with his swim and dive teammates. Photo courtesy of Logan Boynton

Resilience and determination in the deep end

Katarina Rothhorn April 11, 2024

Despite having asthma and being attached to his inhaler for most of his childhood, Logan Boynton has always been an athlete. He was on the football team, competed in track and field, played in the marching...

Photo Courtesy of Lewis Goff

Mindfulness and Sustainability session to hold guided meditation

Amelia Kashian April 10, 2024

Many connections can be made between ourselves and the environment, and some argue that it's important to keep those connections held strong. In a peaceful setting, sustainability Professor Angela Miller-Porter...

OPENING SOON -  Katelyn Milano (left) and her father (right) outside of their new business, Milano Smokehouse Meats. Located in the old building of Glenns Smokehouse in Ishpeming, the shop is set to open in mid-April.

Alumni opens family-run Milano Smokehouse Meats in Ishpeming

Katarina Rothhorn April 9, 2024

Katelyn Milano always dreamed of opening her own restaurant, she just didn’t think it would be this soon. When her dad brought the idea of co-owning and opening a shop together last year, she had no...

POSE — The womens lacrosse team poses at the end of their performance, lip syncing the song Thrift Shop.

Busting moves at the Lip Sync Battle

Amelia Kashian April 5, 2024

When lights dimmed and the hosts stepped off, seated NMU students stood and cheered as the freshmen football team flooded the stage. Then and there, the Lip Sync Battle had begun. Players threw flower...

Sustainability Hub for Innovation & Environment to host movie night, clothing swap

Sustainability Hub for Innovation & Environment to host movie night, clothing swap

Amelia Kashian April 1, 2024

The Sustainability Hub for Innovation & Environment (SHINE) is hosting a movie night and clothing swap on April 4 at 5 p.m. The group will be showing the movie, "Why Plastics?" by Patagonia, and students...

PROFILE — Katie Buhrmann is a 2022 alum of NMU and the executive administrative assistant in NMUs Office of Institutional Effectiveness. She recently self-published her first book of poetry. Photo courtesy of Katie Buhrmann

Alumni Katie Buhrmann explores South Korea through language

Katarina Rothhorn March 28, 2024

When Katie Buhrmann was growing up, she had so much energy that her parents kept putting her in different activities, hoping to give her an outlet for her enthusiasm.  “I was in ballet and tap, I...

STEP BY STEP — Students take their time learning each step of the first song in the workshop portion of the event.

Kicking off spring with new moves: SEC hosts line dancing

Amelia Kashian March 28, 2024

A wave of heat hit people stepping into the ballroom on March 22. Rows of people filled the room to each of its corners, aligned side by side and facing the front. As the line dancing instructor led the...

Photo courtesy of Thomas Chicka

“Spring Fever” — NoMAD presents indie rock concert on April 4

Amelia Kashian March 26, 2024

Headlining the upcoming NoMAD concert will be indie rock band Husbands, with their supporting act Pretty Jane  featuring local band and opener The Casper Fight Scene. On April 4 at 7 p.m. at the Northern...

WATCH AND LEARN — Mary Kelly presents her research on the Presque Isle wetlands using LIDAR data at the Society of Wetland Scientists conference in Washington. Photo Courtesy of Mary Kelly

Planting seeds of positive change: EEGS senior shares experience with saying yes and finding balance

Katarina Rothhorn March 22, 2024

Senior Mary Kelly has always had a strong compassion that has influenced her relationship with the world. When she was in elementary school, she had dreams of becoming a physical therapist or a doctor...

EcoReps to host EcoBricking Workshop

EcoReps to host EcoBricking Workshop

Amelia Kashian March 21, 2024

With a handful of clean single-use plastics, NMU students have the opportunity to learn a new way to protect the environment. On Thursday, March 21 at 5 p.m., they can meet in Jamrich 1311 to learn how...

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