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WAILING OUT—NMU alumni Brady Skewis performs with local band Joel & the Good Boys at local DIY music
venue, The Motel on Feb. 1. The Motel has hosted various house shows for up and coming bands in the area.

Reflecting on photography growth, giving advice

Rachel Haggerty April 22, 2020

I’ve been attending NMU for five years with a concentration in photography. As graduation approaches, I reflected on my growth as a photographer.  Most importantly, I learned to have confidence...

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Pet adoption increases health by finding a best friend

Rachel Haggerty November 14, 2019

I’ve always been a huge advocate for pet adoption. About 3.3 million dogs enter shelters in the United States every year. Of that number, only 1.6 million get adopted. The rest either stay in the shelter...

YOUR FRIEND, CHUCKY—Junior graphic design major Ali Davis displays his work “Chucky” based on the film series “Child’s Play.”
Photo courtesy of Ali Davis

Culture of Cult presents spooky pop-up show

Rachel Haggerty October 30, 2019

Ever feel like you’re being watched? The ninth semi-annual Culture of Cult installation ‘Bump in the Night’ was full of everything horror and thrill. Artworks of your favorite and most-feared characters...

ZOO ZOO KAZOO—Senior English and psychology major and lead singer of Cosmic Sans Zoe Maki plays rhythm guitar and also dabbles in the buzzing sounds of the kazoo to add a little something extra to the group. 
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Cosmic Sans normalizes female-fronted bands

Rachel Haggerty October 23, 2019

If you’ve spent any time in the Marquette music scene, you may have noticed most bands are male-fronted. The music industry, as a whole, has been primarily male-dominated, but a recent wave of female-fronted...

SIP SIP, AHH—Yoopers celebrate after Plaidurday Photo on Pete White Public Library steps at Ore Dock Brewing Co. during seasonal Six Pointer beer release. 
Photo courtesy of Rachel Haggerty

Brewing up, rocking out Plaidurday style

Rachel Haggerty October 9, 2019

A sea of plaid enthusiasts entered the Ore Dock Brewing Co. last weekend as it hosted the Plaidurday Photo After Party and the seasonal release of the Six Pointer beer.  Hundreds of people dressed...

THAT JOHN HANCOCK—On the 2018 trip to Pasadena, California, the Anchor Point students met Shepard Fairey the designer of the Obama Hope poster. Junior graphic communications major Ali Davis was able to snatch an autograph upon meeting the famous designer. 
Photo courtesy of Anchor Point Instagram

Anchor Point arts trip approaches deadline

Rachel Haggerty October 3, 2019

Northern Michigan University’s design group Anchor Point is accepting applications until Oct. 8 for their Portland, Oregon trip in April 2020.  Anchor Point is a student-based organization dedicated...

A FUNGI—One of the many Honey Mushrooms
growing this season.
Photo courtesy of Maddie Pederson

Fall mushroom foraging in U.P.

Rachel Haggerty September 25, 2019

As the leaves change to warm shades of auburn and the first signs of fall appear, the forest floor becomes a mushroom forager’s paradise. For “Mushroom Joe” Lane, being in the woods surrounded...

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