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Watch out for riptides; lake safety

Peter Smedley June 4, 2021

Summertime at the beach, a warm breeze and kids shouting at the temperature of the water are all familiar sights around the Great Lakes. While there is no chance of a shark attack on these waters, the...

Sailing the Superior seas

Sailing the Superior seas

Peter Smedley June 4, 2021

Lake Superior is not quite an ocean, yet to many who have not experienced a Great Lake, it might appear as one. The lake is home to local swimmers, kayakers, surfers and sailors who all have learned to...

A return to normal classrooms, health center resources

A return to normal classrooms, health center resources

Peter Smedley June 1, 2021

Distribution of the COVID-19 vaccinations at NMU and throughout the country have recently allowed restrictions to be eased. As of May 19, NMU has allowed students who are vaccinated to enter campus buildings...

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Community disconcerted over potential impacts of Granot Loma spaceport

Peter Smedley April 22, 2021

The U.P is often regarded as one of the few places untouched by industry in America. Home to many outdoor recreation experiences, an economy that thrives off of the environment and a school with a surplus...

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North Coast Dance Festival returns, adopts virtual format

Peter Smedley April 20, 2021

The NMU Department of Theatre and Dance will be hosting the North Coast Dance Festival from April 23 until April 25 at 7:30 p.m. The event will be virtual and tickets will be $17 for the general public,...

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Healthy habits, resources for finals week

Peter Smedley April 15, 2021

Daydreams of summer beaches and warm breezes are heavy on students’ minds as the end of the semester approaches. NMU’s exam week is already less than two weeks away, starting April 26. For many, this...

Vielmetti Health Center secures vaccines for students

Vielmetti Health Center secures vaccines for students

Peter Smedley April 12, 2021

In a campus email update sent by university President Fritz Erickson on April 9, students were informed that the Johnson & Johnson vaccine had been secured and would be available by appointment on...

Marquette coffee crawl to raise funds for Womens Center

Marquette coffee crawl to raise funds for Women’s Center

Peter Smedley April 8, 2021

Marquette is home to an abundance of coffee shops. With so many options to choose from, students often return to the same shops without exploring others. On April 24, the Marquette coffee crawl, hosted...

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Musical bingo for prizes, limited capacity

Peter Smedley April 6, 2021

Thursday, April 8, at 8 p.m singo, or musical bingo, will be hosted in 1100 Jamrich hall. The event corresponds with Winterfest 2021 and offers 85 in-person seats. There is no virtual option to participate. Anna...

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ASNMU vice presidential candidates answer campaign questions

Peter Smedley April 2, 2021

Online voting for the ASNMU elections begins April 5 at 8 a.m. and will conclude on April 7 at 5 p.m. Students can vote online through a platform that will be sent out to everyone in an email on Monday,...

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ASNMU candidates share goals, interests

Peter Smedley April 1, 2021

Online voting for the ASNMU elections begins April 5 at 8 a.m. and will conclude on April 7 at 5 p.m. Students can vote online through a platform that will be sent out to everyone in an email on Monday,...

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Winter UP series: Leave No Trace fire building

Peter Smedley March 23, 2021

On Thursday, March 25, Campus Recreation will be hosting a virtual event that aims to teach students about Leave No Trace fire building. The event focuses on how to build a fire in the outdoors and follow...

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