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TIME TO PLAY THE GAME—Here is the brand new gaming setup for the NMU Esports team in Harden Hall. Now the wait is on from COVID-19 to when they can use it. Photo courtesy of Mark Kirkendall.

Esports prepping to start playing in its new home

Sadie Brink November 24, 2020

Earlier in the semester, the North wind published an article about the newly formed EA Sports team. After months of construction on their room being drawn out and prepared, the room is finally ready for...

LAXERS ADD NEW ASSISTANT COACH—Elizabeth Forbes has been hired as an assistant coach to Womens Lacrosse Head Coach Lindsey LeMays staff. Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Forbes.

Elizabeth Forbes hired to Wildcats’ lacrosse staff

Sadie Brink November 11, 2020

Recently, the NMU women’s lacrosse team hired Elizabeth Forbes as a new assistant coach. Forbes played her collegiate lacrosse years at Wartburg College where she played multiple positions and played...

Photo courtesy of State of Michigan DNR
NOT WABBIT SEASON, IT’S DUCK SEASON—Duck season has begun in the U.P. as of Saturday, Sept. 26, and will run through late November.

Fresh duck hunting season takes flight

Sadie Brink September 30, 2020

In Michigan, there are many different duck hunting seasons. In the U.P., the duck season is Sept. 26 to Nov. 22 along with Nov. 28 and 29. Downstate, there are different dates for the two different zones;...

Photo courtesy of NMU Esports Club

Esports: The newest team on campus

Sadie Brink September 22, 2020

Over the past year, NMU has added yet another team to its varsity athletics: Esports.  The Esports team started as a club that over time has gotten permission to start up an actual team and be...

Superior Dome field

PEIF, Superior Dome closed to the public through October 1

Sadie Brink August 26, 2020

The start of the fall semester means many of the campus’ facilities are opening up for the school year, including the PEIF and Superior Dome. Traditionally, the community has been welcome to come inside...

Photo courtesy of Sadie Brink

PEIF reopens in modified style for fall semester

Sadie Brink August 24, 2020

With all that's going on in the world today with COVID-19 many everyday activities for students had to be changed just a little bit so that everyone can stay healthy and safe. One of these everyday...

CHAMPIONSHIP MEET—The Wildcats look to dethrone Grand Valley State, the program that has won every GLIAC championship this century. Photo courtesy of NMU Athletics.

‘Cats run towards GLIAC’s

Sadie Brink February 27, 2020

The NMU Women’s Track and Field team travels to Grand Valley State University (GVSU) to compete in the GLIAC Championship meet on Friday, Feb. 28 and Saturday, Feb. 29. Along with the Wildcats,...

First win of LeMay era sets up new energy

First win of LeMay era sets up new energy

Sadie Brink February 27, 2020

The NMU Women’s Lacrosse team has competed in its first three games of the season, claiming Head Coach Lindsey Lemay’s first career win with a 15-4 drubbing of Lewis at the Superior Dome on Friday,...

BIG TIME AT THE BIG DAWG—Sophomore Anna Kelley runs for the Wildcats with competitors right behind, and everyone was behind the Wildcats at the Big Dawg Invitational this past weekend. Photo courtesy of NMU Athletics.

Track and field impresses at Big Dawg Invite

Sadie Brink February 13, 2020

The successful season for the NMU Women’s Track and Field team continued as the Wildcats won the Big Dawg Invitational held at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UWSP). The Wildcat runners...

RUNNING THE GAUNTLET—The Wildcats have a tough stretch ahead of them, beginning on Saturday, Feb. 8 with the Pointer Invite. Photo courtesy of NMU Athletics

Track and field heads for Stevens Point

Sadie Brink February 6, 2020

The Wildcat Women’s Track and Field team participated in the Jet’s Pizza Invitational at Saginaw Valley State University on Friday, Jan. 24, and Saturday, Jan. 25. NMU ended the meet with 15 top-10...

Head Coach Jenny Ryan

Track and field dominates at only home meet

Sadie Brink January 23, 2020

The NMU Track and Field team hosted its only home meet of the season in the Northern Challenge this past weekend on Saturday, Jan. 18. The Wildcats as a whole dominated the meet, winning 15 out of 16...

CHAMPIONSHIPS IN GRASP—After what has been a very successful start to the season, both skiing teams are pushing towards the NCAA Championships. Photo courtesy of NMU Athletics.

Skiiers win at Tech Trails

Sadie Brink January 16, 2020

The Men’s and Women’s ski team traveled to Tech Trails, hosted by Michigan Tech University (MTU), to compete in the U.S. National Championships on Thursday, Jan. 2 through Tuesday, Jan. 7. Both teams...

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