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CLAWING FOR A WIN—The Wildcats fell 28-10 to Northwood to drop to 1-7 on Saturday, Nov. 2. NMU has two more games to break the streak. Photo courtesy of NMU Athletics.

‘Cats lose seventh straight

Joe Rowles November 7, 2019

The NMU Wildcats dropped its seventh straight game in a 28-10 loss to Northwood on Saturday, Nov. 2.  NMU started hot but couldn’t keep up with the resilient Timberwolves. Head Coach Kyle Nystrom...

RIVALRY GAME, PART TWO—After falling to MTU 3-0 earlier in the season, the Wildcats are looking to avenge themselves against the 18-4 Huskies on Saturday, Nov. 2. Photo courtesy of NMU Athletics.

Volleyballers set for Huskie rematch

Joe Rowles October 31, 2019

The battle of ‘Cats and Huskies continues with a rematch on Saturday, Nov. 2 when the 10-12 NMU Volleyball team squares off against 18-4 Michigan Technological University (MTU) at the Vandament Arena.  While...

PASS DEFENSE DOOMS—NMU lost its sixth straight game of the season on Saturday, Oct. 19, when they were defeated 45-17 by Grand Valley State. Safety Brady Hanson provided one of the highlights for the Wildcats with an interception in the second quarter. Northern looks to rebound and end its losing streak next weekend against the Northwood University (NU). Photo courtesy of NMU Athletics.

Anchored down: Lakers defeat Wildcats

Joe Rowles October 24, 2019

The Grand Valley State (GVSU) Lakers came into the Superior Dome with the most victories in Division II history and left with another following its 45-17 win over the Northern Michigan Wildcats.   GVSU...

Enrollment drops for sixth straight year

Joe Rowles September 10, 2015

Northern Michigan University’s enrollment has decreased for the sixth straight year, dropping by an unexpected 423 students according to a 10 day enrollment report released Wednesday, Sept. 9. “We...

Book it: NFL Picks

Joe Rowles September 10, 2015

The preseason is to NFL fans what a strip club is to bachelors, nothing more than a tease (for most, anyway).After seemingly the longest of dry periods, real football is finally back, and with it my first...

The cost of higher education?

Joe Rowles September 10, 2015

Palms sweat, hearts race and all eyes are on the clock as the professor hands out an exam that will determine a whopping 40 percent of the students’ final grade. Such is the typical last week of class...

Man injured from fall at Black Rocks

Joe Rowles September 3, 2015

An 18-year-old man was hospitalized after falling off of Black Rocks in Marquette Friday, Aug. 28th.   According to a statement issued by the Marquette City Police Department, officers were dispatched...

Rollin’ on out | Derby prepares for last bout of season

Joe Rowles August 27, 2015

Marquette’s own Superior Sirens face off against the Rolling Riptide at the Lakeview Arena Saturday, August 29 for the last Dead River Derby of the 2015 season. Tickets will cost $8 in advance or $10...

Update: Paper adviser, editor sue Board of Directors

Joe Rowles June 4, 2015

Oral arguments will be heard June 29, 2015 in a First and Fourteenth Amendment lawsuit filed by The North Wind adviser and managing editor against the student paper’s board. The lawsuit, Reed et al...

This man is dangerous

Joe Rowles April 23, 2015

It was apparent from the start that conviction was inevitable, and that death was creeping ever closer. Athens feared his inquisitive nature and opposition to the status quo. Facing charges of corrupting...

New veteran rep advocates for service dogs

Joe Rowles April 16, 2015

When Michael Rutledge stepped onto a college campus for the first time, he was not a traditional first-year student. He joined the Army at 19 and was arriving at a university at 42. His entire adult...

Syria photographer shares insight

Joe Rowles April 2, 2015

The picture is of a broken building, holes in the wall from which a child and a man peer through at the camera. Garbage bags are strewn about, having been collected to salvage something, anything that...

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