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Hookups trade romance for cheap pleasure

Hookups trade romance for cheap pleasure

Isabela Ney February 27, 2019

In my adolescence, I fantasized about my future love life and the promiscuous adventures I would have when I finally escaped my hometown. TV portrayal of love stories and drama of adult relationships gave...

Active listening strengthens our relationships

Active listening strengthens our relationships

Isabela Ney October 18, 2018

Everything we do as a productive society requires focus, but we make attempts to divide our focus among multiple things and think of ourselves as masters of TCOB, or taking care of business. The problem...

Art week returns for fourth season

Art week returns for fourth season

Isabela Ney June 8, 2018

The city of Marquette is hosting its fourth annual Art Week June 24-30. Activities, workshops and featured events will be offered to the public amid an elaborate display of local artistry in the...


Senior anthropology major Elena Torongo gazes at the dancing northern lights at Presque Isle.
Reduced light pollution will create views such as these in the designated area at the park.
Photo courtesy of Elena Torongo

Presque Isle park offers dark sky viewing

Isabela Ney June 8, 2018

June 1st through Oct. 31 marks the trial period for dark sky viewing at the Presque Isle park. Street lights inside the park and in the surrounding areas will be kept off to allow stargazing without...

Nyberg starts new position

Nyberg starts new position

Isabela Ney April 26, 2018

On April 16, NMU’s newest staff member, former deputy legal counsel and tribal governments liaison to Gov. Rick Snyder, David Nyberg began serving as director of corporate engagement. This title...

Occupational licensing limits economic mobility

Occupational licensing limits economic mobility

Isabela Ney March 29, 2018

While some of us prepare to walk across the stage in our green caps and gowns this spring, the rest of us dream of the day we’ll close our last textbook and take on the job market. We’ll find...

TEDx Talk to get Northern’s campus talking

TEDx Talk to get Northern’s campus talking

Isabela Ney March 22, 2018

TED Talks are about sparking conversations on a diverse range of topics. The presentation TEDxNMU will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 24 in Jamrich 1100 and will be hosted by the student...

President Fritz Erickson addresses a crowd of students, staff and faculty.  Prior to NMU, Erickson served asprovost and vice president for academic affairs at Ferris State University.
Photo by: Emma Case

President Erickson holds forum for students

Isabela Ney March 22, 2018

President Fritz Erickson hosted the Winter University Forum at 3 p.m. yesterday in Jamrich Hall to address students, faculty and staff on matters of importance this semester. He informed the audience...

Event to grow knowledge of sustainable foods

Event to grow knowledge of sustainable foods

Isabela Ney November 10, 2017

The seasons are changing and sustainability is the name of the game. The Student Leader Fellowship Program is teaming up for a community service project with Partridge Creek Farm in Ishpeming. “Sustainability...

Cold War: Campus exhibit focuses on the U.P. during tense times

Cold War: Campus exhibit focuses on the U.P. during tense times

Isabela Ney November 2, 2017

The political climate mounted, families built fallout shelters and for decades life went on in the shadow of “The Bomb.” The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center will have a grand opening event for its...

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