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One-day exhibit draws from pop culture

Mark Merritt April 24, 2014

Inspired by artistic life in the city, alumnus aims to bring artists together NMU alumnus Mike Forester returned to his native metro Detroit and found independent art galleries, DIY ethics and a slew...

Google Glass: Social breakthrough or Orwellian nightmare?

Mark Merritt April 17, 2014

I grew up in a household cluttered with gadgetry: PDAs, laptops, Walkmen, Frisbee-sized LaserDiscs, modems, MiniDisc players and Sega Genesis cartridges. And yet, after undergoing a millennial upbringing,...

Crimea referendum legitimate

Mark Merritt March 27, 2014

Thousands of ethnic Russians across the Crimean Peninsula, a scenic enclave on the Black Sea’s northern coast, took the streets en masse Sunday, March 23 celebrating their reunification with their...

Olympic training contract renewed

Mark Merritt January 16, 2014

Northern Michigan University and the U.S. Olympic Committee agreed on Friday to renew a contract and transform NMU’s United States Olympic Education Center into an Olympic training site for student athletes. Formerly...

‘Msging’ memories rich, future not

Mark Merritt November 21, 2013

It was 2003 when AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) became popular at my middle school. Myspace had launched the same year, but most kids were too busy updating their LiveJournal accounts to bother with the newfangled...

Ambient techno album earthy and intimate

Mark Merritt October 24, 2013

During the late ‘70s, Brian Eno’s “Music for Airports” and Steve Reich’s “Music for 18 Musicians” captivated listeners with their minimalistic charm. Progressive guitar licks and up-tempo...

Students find new ways to get around: NMU students look for travel alternatives as gas prices creep higher

Mark Merritt June 6, 2013

It’s a blustery Marquette afternoon, and NMU student Michael Williams, a junior environmental science major, waits for a bus on the corner of Presque Isle Avenue and Union Street. Williams’ intended...

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