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Goodbye, Tobacco

Mary Wardell April 17, 2014

“My only memories of my father are of the man dying from smoking.” The words of Patrick Reynolds, son of R.J. Reynolds, founder of the second largest to­bacco company in the U.S., reso­nate. He...

Campus up in smoke: Quitting for myself (and others)

Mary Wardell April 17, 2014

Addiction is something every human can understand. Love, coffee, cigarettes, television, favorite foods, exercise, meds, the gas in your car and countless other vices and habits we nurture or loathe or...

Community debates mine permit

Mary Wardell March 27, 2014

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) held a public hearing from 6 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, March 25 in Westwood High School’s auditorium in Ishpeming, Mich. at which about 150 people were...

Eagle Mine permit challenged

Mary Wardell March 20, 2014

Thursday, March 20, 2014 - Marquette, MI - To address outcry by individuals and conservation groups over recent proposed changes to the Eagle Mine’s Groundwater Discharge Permit (GWDP), a public hearing...

Raj Patel talks social theory, our global future

Mary Wardell March 13, 2014

Interview by: Mary Wardell & Michael Williams Raj Patel is an internationally renowned author and activist. He currently co-teaches at UC Berkeley with Michael Pollan and has degrees from the...

Former NMU student remembered after death

Mary Wardell February 27, 2014

Former NMU student Bryce Hoduski was pronounced dead on the evening of Tuesday, Feb. 25 in the emergency room at Marquette General Hospital, according to Detective Lieutenant Michael Wasie of the Marquette...

Snow Removal: Take a seat next to the men behind it all

Mary Wardell February 20, 2014 Harvey Scherer, retired from the Coast Guard since 1992, has been plowing since 2005 and celebrated his 42nd wedding anniversary last week. “People ask me ‘how can you...

NMU: Then & Now

Mary Wardell February 6, 2014

A lot of things have changed over the years at Northern. For instance, students don’t dine with the president in their residence hall, kidnap fellow students and leave them stranded on islands to...

Ignorance is bliss when you’re a resource baron

Mary Wardell February 6, 2014

Former Shell Oil CEO John Hofmeister spoke on campus Tuesday, Jan. 21, about the urgent need to make a plan for “affordable and sustainable” energy solutions. CEO from 2005 to 2008, he has “participated...

Ice Ice Baby: Eben Ice Caves

Mary Wardell January 30, 2014

The 20-foot-tall columns of ice at the Eben Ice Caves take on an ephemeral glow, surrounded by snow-laden woods and nestled into a rock face in the Rock River Canyon Wilderness area of the Hiawatha National...

Dietary supplements prove untrustworthy

Mary Wardell December 4, 2013

With an ongoing national health crisis, the exploding cost of medical care (and anxiety to go with), as well as media-twisted perceptions about beauty and health, it is the “perfect storm” for the...

Students cope with stress as semester ends

Mary Wardell November 21, 2013

With only three weeks left in the semester, it’s officially crunch time for NMU students. Health Promotions Specialist Lenny Shible said there are a wide range of stress-related issues he encounters...

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