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Visiting poets to electrify

Jake Bekemeyer November 21, 2019

Two award-winning experimental writers will visit NMU this week to perform their new augmented and virtual reality show that incorporates poetry along with other forms of media. The NMU Visiting Writers...

Bon appétit: quality meal on a college budget

Bon appétit: quality meal on a college budget

Jake Bekemeyer November 7, 2019

Modern paella recipes have roots traceable to 19th century Spain, remaining consistent with its use of regional meat such as rabbit, along with rice and saffron. At its base level, this is what separates...

CAPTIVATED AUDIENCE—Jericho Brown takes the podium in Jamrich to read from his new book of poems, “The Tradition.”

Poet mesmerizes crowd

Jake Bekemeyer October 24, 2019

A half hour before he was slated to read poetry and answer audience questions in Jamrich 1100 on Thursday, Oct. 17, Jericho Brown took slow, meandering steps through the rows of chairs before sitting...

TACKLING THE NOW—Poet Jericho Brown, recipient of prestigious awards such as the National Book Award and a 2009 American Book Award, is scheduled to present at NMU.

Poet finds art in current issues

Jake Bekemeyer October 17, 2019

A critically-acclaimed poet who tackles complex societal topics and has recieved several awards for his writing will visit NMU this week. The NMU Visiting Writers series will host Jericho Brown at...

FAN FRENZY—The Men’s Hockey team opens Berry Events Center with large, rowdy fanbase known as the Knuckleheads. Photo courtesy of NMU Athletics

Knuckleheads rally up for hockey opener

Jake Bekemeyer October 10, 2019

The Berry Events Center has been a notoriously intimidating place for visiting teams to play. For two periods, the student section faces the visiting goalie. Screaming, chanting and otherwise going crazy...

PUSHED TO THE BREAKING POINT—In order to be at the top of the mountain in wrestling, these athletes are pushed to their limits. Coach Andrew Bisek makes sure his team can do anything on the mat, however, nothing can teach them more than losing a match. Photo courtesy of Five Point Move.

Competitive Olympic attitudes

Jake Bekemeyer October 3, 2019

Ten times a week, the 48 members of NMU’s Olympic Greco-Roman wrestling team gather on the second floor of the Superior Dome for practice. The room is large—the floor covered in padded mats to soften...

SCHOOL OF NURSING —The school of nursing is currently located in Weston Hall but has been a part of NMU’s academic programming for 50 years as of 2019.

Nurses celebrate alumni

Jake Bekemeyer September 18, 2019

This weekend the nursing department is hosting two days of festivities to celebrate the success and leadership that the program has brought to campus since its creation 50 years ago. The department...

Pells plaque deserves to taken down

Pell’s plaque deserves to taken down

Jake Bekemeyer September 12, 2019

In late August, a group of comedians called The Chasers added an amendment to George Pell’s plaque at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney reading “and convicted pedophile,” underneath his title of...

LOCAL BREWS—Marquette resident, Lucas Dishinger, enjoys a beer outdoors. The U.P. Fall Beer Fest hosted 101 beer vendors and over 4,000 attendees on Saturday. Photo courtesy of Rachel Haggerty

U.P. Fall Beer Fest

Jake Bekemeyer September 12, 2019

The near quarter-mile line, ending past Sol Azteca on Lakeshore Boulevard, buzzed with people talking about what beer they were going to drink, and more prominently, how much. When the clock struck 1...

A group of Northern students enjoy last Tuesday’s snow day by hiking around the trails at Tourist Park.

Photo by: Lindsey Eaton

Staying safe in inclement weather

Jake Bekemeyer January 25, 2018

Snow has been picking up in the Marquette area and has potential to continue into early spring, leaving many wondering how to stay safe and stay warm in extreme conditions. Sgt. John Kovar of Public...

Freshman zoology major Kaylee Brace enjoy furry friends at the “Rat Meet & Greet” on Dec. 5 in the Learning Resources Center, an event part of many hosted by the NMU student group Cause4Paws to foster people’s love for all animals.
Photo by: Emma Case

Cause4Paws loves animals of all sizes

Jake Bekemeyer January 18, 2018

Animals are important to a lot of people on and off campus. Cause4Paws is an NMU student organization dedicated to increasing awareness about proper animal care, and just simply loving animals. Members...

Photo by Lindsey Eaton: The second floor of the LRC building and first floor of the Lydia Olson Library will feature many improvements during the renovation including additional group study rooms.

LRC awaits $5.8M renovation set for 2019

Jake Bekemeyer December 7, 2017

Multi-million dollar renovations have been planned for all three floors of the Learning Resource Center (LRC) in a phased approach over two years starting with the Lydia M. Olson Library in 2019. The...

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