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Sociology professor brings Icelandic perspective

Kayla McLane June 1, 2016

On the second floor of Jamrich Hall lies a nearly empty office with almost naked walls and a perfectly neat desk. Multi-color crayon drawings decorate a small portion of the wall behind a charismatic slim...

Counseling resources available to students

Kayla McLane April 20, 2016

No concern is too small or too big for staff at NMU’s free Counseling and Consultation Center, said Marie Aho, Ph.D., licensed clinical psychologist and department head. “We deal with the whole...

The one with the breakup

Kayla McLane April 13, 2016

Amidst the chaos of moving into the dorm freshmen year, my phone screen lit up with a text from my soulmate —my other half and true love, or really any other barf-inducing cliché you can think of. But...

Birds of a feather flock together

Kayla McLane April 13, 2016

A mere 4 ounces comprised the tiny owl sitting in front of a crowd of over 50 people. The owl, although miniature, is fully grown. His large eyes, which account for most of the surface area of his face,...

Artist speaks at NMU

Kayla McLane March 30, 2016

On Thursday night, about 30 students and faculty members filed into the stadium seating of the lecture hall of the Art and Design building to listen to a Canadian-native artist discuss his artwork titled,...

No shame for mental illness

Kayla McLane March 16, 2016

One in four American adults suffer from mental illness according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Despite this number, a negative stigma still surrounds the disease. Why is seeing a therapist...

Swiping for safety

Kayla McLane February 24, 2016

Students have been swiping their university ID cards for food on campus for years; now they are swiping for access into their dorms. At the beginning of the fall semester, the residence halls made a...

It’s not delivery, it’s Dia de los Tacos

Kayla McLane February 24, 2016

Parked on wet cement and surrounded by melting snowdrifts during an unusually warm February afternoon is a bright blue food truck—one that is hard to miss. A sugar skull logo dominates the side of the...

Education with a side of waffle fries

Kayla McLane December 2, 2015

Every week, my Sunday mornings look just about the same, but a Sunday morning a couple of weeks ago was different. I was going to lunch with  a friend, and this friend just happened to be a prospective...

Students break from routine at Art Scramble

Kayla McLane November 18, 2015

As students entered the art building last week, they were greeted by music in the lobby and a game of putt-putt golf in the hallways amongst other activities. The Art and Design department held its...

NMU professor honored

Kayla McLane November 11, 2015

English and Education Professor Kia Richmond was presented with the Charles Carpenter Fries Award on Oct. 30 at the Michigan Council of Teachers of English (MCTE) conference in East Lansing. Richmond...

Fall Colors in Marquette 2015

Kayla McLane October 27, 2015

Photo Credit: Emma Tembreull/NW Marquette offers a beautiful view in the fall months. As colors peak, many students and community members spend their time among the changing leaves. North Wind photographer...

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