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PROMOTED - Abby O’Connell and Jondular Schertz are NMU Marching Bands new drum majors for the 22-23 season. They are expected to have around seven performances this year which is more than usual and will keep the drum majors busy with practicing for each show.

Meet NMU’s new drum majors chosen for ’22-’23 season

Annamarie Parker, Contributing writer May 1, 2022

The Northern Michigan University band elected two drum majors this past month who are looking forward to the 2022/2023 season and working closer with the band in a new way that neither of them have experienced...

FINAL PERFORMANCE - Erin Colwitz directs her choirs on Thursday April 21. For many senior performers, this was their final choir performance.

Choirs reflect on social justice issues in final concert

Annamarie Parker, Contributing writer May 1, 2022

The Northern Michigan University choral performed their last concert of the winter semester, A Celebration of Renewal and Rebirth, on Thursday April 21, in Reynolds Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. The Arts Chorale...

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ASNMU swears in new assembly

Justin Van't Hof, Editor-in-Chief April 27, 2022

The results of the ASNMU election were announced early last week with a new cohort being sworn into the roles of president, vice president and representatives.  Zora Binert was elected president of...

POETRY IN MOTION - Topaz Winters reads aloud some of her work as a part of the Visiting Writers Series. Winters is an accomplished writer from Singapore at only 22 years old who recently published her third poetry collection.

Visiting poet Topaz Winters reflects on her writing journey

Annamarie Parker, Contributing writer April 26, 2022

As a part of the Visiting Writers Series that the Northern Michigan University’s English Department’s Masters in Fine Arts program hosts, Topaz Winters, an internationally award-winning poet, was featured...

Medicine garden to be created over summer months

Medicine garden to be created over summer months

Olivia Apa, Staff writer April 26, 2022

Two indoor medicine gardens are coming to campus that will hold traditional medicines such as tobacco, sage, sweetgrass and cedar. Students and community members will have year-round access to the medicine...

Coffee Crawl raises awareness about sexual assault

Coffee Crawl raises awareness about sexual assault

Joshua La Gorio, Contributing writer April 22, 2022

Starting at the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum, the Public Relations Student Society of America will be conducting a journey through ten of Marquette’s local coffee shops to help raise funds to...

Landmark Inn hosts first grad luncheon

Landmark Inn hosts first grad luncheon

Hannah Jenkins, Contributing writer April 22, 2022

Marquette’s Landmark Inn is hosting its first-ever graduation luncheon for this year’s NMU graduates. Decked out in green and gold, the Inn is inviting everyone who is in town, including friends and...

BRAS, CORSETS, GIRDLES OH MY! – Phyllis Michael Wong displays authentic fabrics and outlines that were used by the Gossard Girls during their production of women’s undergarments. The Gossard Girls kept the town of Ishpeming, Michigan economically well for over 50 years while pushing the societal boundaries that limited union and labor rights for women at the time.

Phyllis Michael Wong gives a voice to the Gossard Girls

Andie Balenger, Staff Writer April 18, 2022

The Upper Peninsula of Michigan has been considered a special place for Phyllis Michael Wong since she moved up here in 2004. While the beautiful views along the Lake Superior Bay and the unique culture...

Who is Kerri Schuiling?

Who is Kerri Schuiling?

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor April 15, 2022

Kerri Schuiling didn’t plan on becoming NMU’s interim president when she graduated from high school in Grand Rapids. She hardly even planned to attend college at all.  As a first-generation college...

VOLUNTEERING - The first Resolve to Get Involved event was in 2019 and garnered a lot of community interest. The event will host around 20 local non-profit organizations at the Northern Center for students and other attendees to learn more about them.

Non-profit organizations to gather at Northern Center

Joshua La Gorio, Contributing writer April 10, 2022

Students looking to make connections to non-profit organizations and find ways to give back to the community will have the chance to meet with organizations at the “Resolve to Get Involved” volunteer...

Bryce Vine welcomed back to NMU for concert

Bryce Vine welcomed back to NMU for concert

Hannah Smith, Contributing writer April 4, 2022

California rapper and singer Bryce Vine will return to Northern Michigan University in early April for the first major event sponsored by Northern Arts and Entertainment in two years since the onset of...

SIBLINGHOOD - Bailey Gomes, Aja Miller and Karlene Howard (left to right) made Kappa Psi Nu sweatshirts during one of their siblinghood nights this semester. Kappa Psi Nu is a recently established non gendered sorority that focuses on creating an inclusive Greek Life experience.

Breaking gender stereotypes in Greek Life

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor April 1, 2022

The longevity of the relationships she had discovered through Kappa Psi Nu first struck Karlene Howard, junior psychology major, at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. It was her second semester as a member...

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