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UPHS Testing

Marquette offers new COVID-19 testing spots, old hospital used again

Jesse Wiederhold November 20, 2020

Many students want to take a COVID-19 test before traveling home for winter break. Whether they are symptomatic or not, it is possible to receive testing in Marquette and surrounding areas. It is important...

Pile of books

Opinion—Long essays in college are simply silly

Jesse Wiederhold November 17, 2020
This semester, I feel that all I have been doing is checking boxes and reading whack books to make my professors happy (except for two professors that I do love). However, this leaves me paying a good chunk of money just to be overloaded for one last ride on the rollercoaster that is college. Luckily, after this semester I get that diploma—assuming I get my work done. However, in the meantime I am just wondering why I have to do all this menial stuff.
no dogs allowed

Opinion—Dogs should always be on a leash in public, and kept away from me

Jesse Wiederhold November 16, 2020
Most people are pretty good about keeping their large and furry four-legged friends on leashes in the Marquette area. Unfortunately, even though there is a law to enforce leashing dogs and keeping pets safe, people (especially in more wooded areas) still let their troublesome hounds run amok.
MDHHS closure

MDHHS issues three week pandemic order, NMU moves to online instruction

Jesse Wiederhold November 16, 2020

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has ordered the closure of highschools, colleges, indoor bar services and dine-in restaurants in light of an alarming spike of COVID-19. This decision...

Internship Draft Day

Internship Draft Day offers job opportunities and great prizes for students

Jesse Wiederhold November 10, 2020

Internship Draft Day is happening Tuesday, Nov. 10 from 3-6 p.m. The event, which normally happens on Lambeau Field, will naturally occur online due to COVID-19. Even though the high-energy event is online...

Northern Now Permafrost

Monthly presentation series Northern Now welcomes permafrost expert

Jesse Wiederhold November 10, 2020

This Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m., NMU will welcome Fritz Nelson, a former member of the NMU Alumni Association Board as well as a recipient of the 2007 Distinguished Alumni Award, who will speak about...

NMU closes PEIF

PEIF & Fit Zone close along with campus restaurants after surge of new COVID-19 cases

Jesse Wiederhold November 4, 2020

The PEIF, Fit Zone, Temaki, Fieras and Smoothie King will be closed as of Nov. 4 after midnight. This means that the facilities will all be shut down with Temaki, Fieras and Smoothie King looking at tentatively...

election day

Marquette casts votes on election day, positivity seen at polls

Jesse Wiederhold November 4, 2020

Election Day spread steadily over Marquette as students and members of the community trickled through the polls to vote. Though the atmosphere was very busy in the morning, the polling stations were pretty...

scuba diving

Marquette history center to host online shipwreck and scuba diving presentation exploring Lake Superior’s secrets

Jesse Wiederhold November 2, 2020

Students, faculty or staff interested in scuba diving the Great Lakes can tune in to a livestream event Wednesday, Nov. 4 at 6 p.m. The event is put on by The Marquette Regional History Center as they...

Mental Health

Counseling now offered after-hours through crisis line

Jesse Wiederhold October 30, 2020

NMU launched a new mental health service which is available to students this week. The new service, in collaboration with Health Advocate, a team of health/medical experts, is going to be operating after...

Sam Rush/NW

COVID-19 threshold ranges, expectations for rest of semester

Jesse Wiederhold October 30, 2020

As Northern navigates the final month before exams some may wonder what could happen if there was a large spike in COVID-19 cases. Could this affect the outlook or final piece of the semester? There is...

ELECTION RESULTS – Grab your free ticket to attend ASNMU’s livestream event of the presidential election results. Students will watch the presidential debates, vice presidential debate and then see the numbers. Photo courtesy of Element5 Digital on Unsplash.

ASNMU to host election results livestream event on campus

Jesse Wiederhold October 27, 2020

ASNMU is hosting an election results livestream event on Nov. 3 from 7:30 p.m. through 1:00 a.m. the 4. Students will be able to watch both of the presidential debates, as well as the vice-presidential...

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