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Student-led refund petition circulates amidst virus

Student-led refund petition circulates amidst virus

Jessica Parsons March 25, 2020

In reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic reaching Michigan, students have financial concerns. Sophomore biology major Felicity Maklezow has conducted a petition to reflect these major refund concerns involving...

2020 Vision: Coronavirus does not threaten Trumps second term

2020 Vision: Coronavirus does not threaten Trump’s second term

Jessica Parsons March 25, 2020

There seems to be a lot of articles out there with headlines claiming that the Coronavirus is the biggest threat to President Donald Trump’s reelection this year. I beg to differ, but I do think this...

Corona pandemic from Christian perspective

Corona pandemic from Christian perspective

Jessica Parsons March 18, 2020

A lot of people may be thinking: “If there is a God, why does he allow bad things to occur and people to die?” Of course the answer to this is complex, and not the purpose of this piece, but it’s...

Photo courtesy of NMU events page
STEREOTYPES, EH?—Finlandia University Assistant Professor Hilary Virtanen speaks on misinformed Yooper stereotypes at 7 p.m. March 16.

Finlandia professor to speak on Yooper stereotypes

Jessica Parsons March 12, 2020

When you think of the U.P. and going up north, what are some things or words that come to mind? Maybe your opinion has changed since attending NMU, because all that’s north of here is Canada, really....

Book Review: Never Play Dead will benefit both agendas

Book Review: ‘Never Play Dead’ will benefit both agendas

Jessica Parsons February 20, 2020

I will start by saying that regardless of what political agenda you affiliate yourself with, put your pride aside for a second, and pick up Tomi Lahren’s book “Never Play Dead.” It’ll go by quick,...

Jessica Parsons/NW BON APPÉTIT—Macaroons are amongst the many baked goods that are sold at the Patisserie.

Plethora of Pastries at Patisseries

Jessica Parsons February 6, 2020

If you managed to parallel park and enter from the street view, you’ll be greeted with merchandise, plenty of seating to choose from and bright lights. Entering from the first floor from parking in...

Danger to U.S. comes with electing Sanders

Danger to U.S. comes with electing Sanders

Jessica Parsons February 5, 2020

Normally, if you can’t afford something, you shouldn’t buy it, and before the credit card, you couldn’t. Let’s say you receive a paycheck of $100, and you go on a shopping spree worth $150—which,...

HEAT, MEET SNOW MISER—Carefully and largely-built bonfires near the end of the parking lot and bottom of the 90-meter hill warm up attendees, getting a good view of the tournament while outlasting the cold. Photo courtesy of PhotoYoop/Cory Genovese

Jumping like there’s-snow tomorrow

Jessica Parsons January 23, 2020

The wind blew golden sparks like fireflies and ashes up and over into the air from the two bonfires, as if snowing fireballs were part of the forecast. But creamy hot chocolate never tasted better, each...

NMU needs to offer a technical writing degree

NMU needs to offer a technical writing degree

Jessica Parsons January 23, 2020

After graduating high school in 2015, for the most part, I knew that I was going to attend college for writing. My mind was made up and content with my idea and vision I had in mind for my career path....

CALM BEFORE THE STORM—In less than a week’s time, the Suicide Ski Hill will be filled in full force for the 133rd Annual Ski Jumping Tournament. With the track as peaceful as can be, it is ready for primetime. Photo courtesy of Ishpeming Ski Club.

Ski jumpers launch into 2020 with 133rd Annual Tournament

Jessica Parsons January 16, 2020

The new year has brought about resolutions for many, and as always, the U.P.  likes to bring in more snow. Though if it weren’t for the fresh-falling flakes and snow mounds, how else would the...

Photo  courtesy of Jon Teichman
SWEET FINDS—Vinyl record enthusiasts rummage through cases on cases of every genre of music imaginable at a pervious vinyl record show. One mains trash is another mans treasure when it comes to vintage stock.

Vintage trends keep up with changing times

Jessica Parsons January 16, 2020

The culture of vinyl in the U.P. has shifted throughout the years and transitioned since long before Spotify, Pandora or YouTube were even created. Community members of Marquette and the NMU Vinyl Record...

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