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Opinion—Spooky movies are the best way to celebrate Halloween

Opinion—Spooky movies are the best way to celebrate Halloween

Justin Van't Hof, Editor-in-chief October 22, 2021
Halloween has always been my favorite holiday, and it’s easy to see why. I mean, what other holiday has activities such as the carving of pumpkins, dressing up in costumes and most important of all, spooky movies with friends?
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Opinion—Reflection on delta variant summer: stay vigilant

Justin Van't Hof, Editor-in-chief August 27, 2021

Summer was once my favorite time of year. Sandcastles at the beach, ice cream trucks and playing outside until the sun went down were what kept my young brain entertained. As I continued to grow older...

Counseling services assist students with mental health

Counseling services assist students with mental health

Justin Van't Hof June 4, 2021

Sometimes as students it can be hard to manage mental health issues and the stress of school. Through NMU counseling services, students who are experiencing mental health crises can meet with licensed...

Disability services offer accommodations for students

Disability services offer accommodations for students

Justin Van't Hof June 2, 2021

When it comes to accessing the classroom having the needed resources can be imperative to a positive learning environment. One of the resources Northern has to make barriers to education easier is disability...

ASNMU swears in 2021 assembly following election, addresses carbon neutrality

ASNMU swears in 2021 assembly following election, addresses carbon neutrality

Justin Van't Hof April 15, 2021

The Associated Students of NMU met at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 13 to give reports on what members have been working on since the previous meeting and to swear in the electorates who won the 2021 general...

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ASNMU presidential candidates answer campaign questions

Justin Van't Hof April 3, 2021

Online voting for the ASNMU elections begins April 5 at 8 a.m. and will conclude on April 7 at 5 p.m. Students can vote online through a platform that will be sent out to everyone in an email on Monday,...

Photo courtesy of Sammi Metcalf 
REPRESENTING YOU一 Members of ASNMU gathered in West Science 2906 to hold their regular meeting. Following the meeting, the group posed wearing their ASNMU t-shirts. Emma Drever (left), Tom Kettler, Olivia Fuhrman, Joe Strum (center), Kylie Lanser, Brynn Rowell, Zora Binert (right).

ASNMU holds meeting: proposal to establish university recess approved, recognizing Election Day as holiday

Justin Van't Hof March 18, 2021

This week, ASNMU met on March 16 for their regular meeting to give their routine reports, vote on a proposal for academic days off for mental health and also vote on a resolution about recognizing Election...

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Opinion—Robot dog highlights issues with police spending

Justin Van't Hof March 9, 2021

During the summer of 2020, I watched in horror as police brutally dealt with innocent protestors following the death of George Floyd. For many Americans, especially those living in low-income minority...

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ASNMU adopts resolution urging state senate to reconsider vote to block BOT appointee

Justin Van't Hof February 22, 2021

On Thursday, Feb. 18 ASNMU met for a special session and unanimously approved a resolution urging the state senate to reconsider its vote to block Jason Morgan, NMU alumni and former ASNMU president,...

A picture of the ASNMU office located at room 1203 in the University Center.

ASNMU hears resolutions on internal bylaws, BOT appointment

Justin Van't Hof February 18, 2021

On Feb. 16 ASNMU held its weekly meeting where they hosted a presentation about newly added accessibility options on EduCat, appointed a new member to the food advisory board committee and heard two resolutions...

Picture of Joseph Calderon sitting on the beach listening to stories.

Native American Student Association helps student navigate higher ed

Justin Van't Hof January 28, 2021

Many organizations on campus have students from all types of majors and backgrounds. Few of these organizations have been able to include community members in their group like the Native American Student...

Pictured is a student dining hall worker behind a plexiglass barrier waiting to swipe students into the dining hall.

NMU Dining prepares for winter semester

Justin Van't Hof January 21, 2021

Last week Wednesday, Jan 13. during a COVID-19 news conference, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced that the ban on in-person dining will continue until Feb. 1. She maintained hope that if numbers continue...

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