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TAKE A STAND—Students, professors and community members gathered in front of the Northern Center on Oct. 19 to protest Enbridges harmful Line 5. The protest was organized in part by NMU professor Martin Reinhardt.

Opinion—Say no to Line 5

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor October 22, 2021
I decided to stand with them and join in the chants of “can’t drink oil, keep it in the soil.” As someone who believes in protecting human and environmental rights, the existence of Line 5 contradicts many of my core values. 
Opinion—Drake’s new song “Girls Want Girls” fetishizes lesbians and queerbaits

Opinion—Drake’s new song “Girls Want Girls” fetishizes lesbians and queerbaits

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor October 13, 2021
He doesn’t just manage to objectify and fetishize women-loving-women relationships, but he simultaneously undermines those who identify as lesbians and the authenticity of their identity.
Opinion—Land over landfill: composting helps reduce food waste

Opinion—Land over landfill: composting helps reduce food waste

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor September 13, 2021
According to Feeding America.org, nearly 40% of all food in America is wasted. At every stage in food production and distribution, unwanted and uneaten food is thrown away. This waste totals 108 billion pounds of food each year.
photo of Native American students around a fire circle

Spotlight on Native American Student Association

Katarina Rothhorn June 4, 2021

The Native American Student Association is an inclusive organization that strives to increase the appreciation and awareness of Native American culture, language and history, as well as provide support...

EcoReps talk to students at outdoor table for Earth Fest 2021.

Spotlight on EcoReps

Katarina Rothhorn June 4, 2021

The goal of EcoReps is to encourage students and the university to participate in more sustainable actions on campus. They organize recurring workshop series such as Fix It Fridays and Mend It Mondays...

photo of participants carrying signs after Slut Walk

Spotlight on Women For Women

Katarina Rothhorn June 4, 2021

Women for Women is centered around intersectional feminism and activism, not only on campus but in the surrounding Marquette community. Their weekly meetings start off with the question “what are y’all...

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Spotlight on Radio X

Katarina Rothhorn June 4, 2021

NMU’s campus radio station, Radio X, is run by student and faculty volunteer DJs who can choose to broadcast music or simply talk during their hour-long time segment. DJs do not have to be majoring...

LSU decorating pumpkins this past fall.

Spotlight on Latinx Student Union

Katarina Rothhorn June 4, 2021

Latinx Student Union was created to make a safe space for Latinx and Hispanic students on campus. While LSU is more of a social club, they also provide opportunities for members to be involved in events...

photo of BSU members at the end of one of their weekly meetings

Spotlight on BSU

Katarina Rothhorn June 4, 2021

Black Student Union is a space for Black students on campus to come together, hang out and have understanding and constructive conversations about race. BSU has many of these conversations amongst themselves,...

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Spotlight on ASNMU

Katarina Rothhorn June 4, 2021

The Associated Students of Northern Michigan University are NMU’s student government who act on behalf of the larger student body.  “ASNMU’s goal is to make campus better for all students...

Spotlight on Queers and Allies

Spotlight on Queers and Allies

Katarina Rothhorn June 4, 2021

Queers and Allies aims to create a safe space for students and faculty of all different backgrounds and identities. They host weekly, non-mandatory meetings where members play games, make crafts and can...

Community cleanup for Earth Day

Spotlight on Conservation Crew

Katarina Rothhorn June 4, 2021

The Conservation Crew is a sustainability organization on campus that focuses on protecting the natural environments surrounding Marquette. They host events that encourage local policy action, trail maintenance...

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