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Marquette bingo shop evokes the past

Josh Stanton March 23, 2016

A ticking clock breaks the silence in perfect repetition while the display room of the Bingo Shop on Washington Street sits ever-so-quietly. The shelves on the walls are lined with row after row of bingo...

Not all Propaganda is bad Propaganda

Josh Stanton March 23, 2016

“The State Standards.’ Why do you insist this is still the industrial age? My child is not a widget. And a school should not be an assembly line.” “Dear Bored of Education, there’s not a Scantron...

I couldn’t be happier near the end

Josh Stanton March 9, 2016

As I sit here at the mid-point of my final full semester of school, life is hitting me hard as I realize that my college career is just about up. My student status that has for so long gotten me free...

Spring rain won’t sap skiers’ enthusiasm

Josh Stanton February 24, 2016

The sky was gray, the air temperature hovering around 38 degrees. The snow was soggy, soft and slushy, and rain was pelting the ground—not exactly prime conditions for hitting the slopes. Nonetheless,...

Rail Jam returns to downtown for fourth year

Josh Stanton February 17, 2016

Freeskiers and snowboarders of all ages and skill levels will take to the 100 block of Front Street for the Downtown Showdown Rail Jam Saturday evening. The event features a terrain park built from...

NMU converts to LTE

Josh Stanton January 27, 2016

The Northern Michigan University IT department will be shutting off the WiMAX broadband system and switching to an LTE network in the city of Marquette at the start of the fall semester 2017. According...

Winter surfing a blast—if you can stand it

Josh Stanton October 14, 2015

Surfing in the chilly, fresh waters of the Great Lakes might seem out of place and more appropriate for California or Hawaii, but a dedicated group of surfers in Marquette are growing accustomed to the...

You’re no longer a slave to fear

Josh Stanton October 14, 2015

In America today, when we hear the word “slavery,” it is logical to think first of the African-American struggle during the Civil War. We think that slavery, a seemingly savage act, couldn’t possibly...

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