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Hope cycles back for annual challenge

Kristen Halsey April 26, 2012

In 2005, a collaboration between Northern Michigan University and Marquette General Hospital enabled the Upper Michigan Brain Tumor Center to be created. On Saturday, May 12, the Upper Michigan Brain...

Audiences show off their spelling skills

Kristen Halsey April 19, 2012

The Forest Roberts Theatre takes you into the world of competitive spelling with “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” The musical is about adolescent spellers from each school district...

‘Spelling Bee’ spells f-u-n for students

Kristen Halsey April 12, 2012

When trying to survive puberty and win a spelling bee competition, the characters of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” will say the best thing to do is sing. The Forest Roberts Theatre...

Food Fest introduces different dishes

Kristen Halsey March 29, 2012

Every year, students and community members get the opportunity to experience food and dance from around the world. The All Nations Club, with the help of faculty in the International Programs Office,...

NMU actors leave U.P. to premier “Near East” in Ohio

Kristen Halsey March 27, 2012

An actor’s work is never done. After a show, everyone involved, actors and technical crew, think about how they could have improved a scene change or their performance. For the cast and crew of “The...

Broadway: Theater major shares experience in New York, attending performances and meeting actors

Kristen Halsey March 15, 2012

The week before spring break, I had the opportunity to go on a field studies trip to New York City. This trip is offered every two years and led by Paul Truckey, a faculty member in the theater department....

Surprising venue heightens experience

Kristen Halsey February 23, 2012

There is something inherent with curiosity to go to a show about the Near East when it is being produced in a predominantly Finnish community. The cast of “The Near East” has accomplished something...

Black history events promote unity

Kristen Halsey February 2, 2012

February is a full month dedicated to celebrating historical events in black culture; and to help celebrate, the Black Student Union will be holding a week full of different events to help educate the...

Original musical rocks theater festival

Kristen Halsey January 26, 2012

When I traveled to the University of Illinois over my break for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, I was looking forward to seeing some of the amazing talent in the region. What...

They’re back: Muppets return to movies

Kristen Halsey December 8, 2011

It has been over 20 years since the Muppets have graced the silver screen. To put this into perspective, I was not even born yet when the last big Muppet movie came out. As I was headed to the...

Student directors show off their skills

Kristen Halsey December 1, 2011

In one week, the students of the directing theory class get to put their newly learned directing skills in action. The class will present a 10-minute play festival with each student presenting their...

Online Exclusive: Indie band experiments with love and style

Kristen Halsey November 3, 2011

If you combine 1980’s pop music with Florence and the Machine, you get the sophomore album “Boyfriends, Girlfriends” by the Pittsburg band Donora. The band is made up of two siblings Jake and...

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