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Water safety continues to be important

Scott Viau June 6, 2011

With the academic year winding down for students, summer offers fun with friends at the beach. While most students know about the dangers of Lake Superior, the new incoming crop of freshmen may not be...

‘Scream 4’ makes a killer comeback

Scott Viau April 21, 2011

The “Scream” trilogy has always held a special place in my heart, so when news of a fourth film broke, I was skeptical. I didn’t want anything to ruin what I considered to be a relatively great horror...

Brugman, Janego win election

Scott Viau April 14, 2011

The results are in. Justin Brugman and his running mate Drew Janego have won the ASNMU election as president and vice president, respectively, in what was the lowest voter turnout in the past ten years....

Rally at the Capitol

Scott Viau March 31, 2011

On the streets of Lansing, over 300 students from colleges across the state, including nine students from NMU, gathered to walk to the Capitol in order to protest Gov. Rick Snyder’s proposed budget cuts...

Students protest proposed funding cuts

Scott Viau March 31, 2011

Late Wednesday, March 23, at 10:30 p.m., nine students from NMU boarded a bus in order to travel to Lansing to attend a higher education rally, which protested Governor Rick Snyder’s proposed cuts to...

Menthol ban not helping smokers

Scott Viau March 17, 2011

In Sept. of 2009, flavored cigarettes were effectively banned by the FDA. Among the flavors banned were coffee, fruit and candy. Now, the FDA wants to take things a step further and ban menthol cigarettes,...

Bath salts – Bathing product banned in Marquette after misuse

Scott Viau February 17, 2011

Marquette County has recently placed a ban on bath salts that have been used to obtain a cocaine-like high. The ban comes after at least one death and several hospitalizations occurred as a result of ingestion. The...

Students and faculty react to lockdown of university

Scott Viau February 3, 2011

When the lockdown occurred, it wasn’t just for students in class. Regardless of where students were, they were asked not to leave the premises. Student workers in the Wildcat Den had been there from...

‘King’s Speech’ is a t-t-t-terrific film

Scott Viau February 3, 2011

Tales about the British monarchy are starting to become a dime a dozen, and most deal with how heavy hangs the head that wears the crown.  While “The King’s Speech” may be cut from the same cloth,...

WikiLeaks helps keep integrity

Scott Viau January 20, 2011

There’s been a lot of talk about the WikiLeaks controversy over the past few months. While some people have championed founder Julian Assange as being a man who is in support and pursuit of the truth,...

Marquette welcomes international students

Scott Viau January 20, 2011

The International Programs Office will bring a group of students from Central America to NMU this week. The program is sponsored by a grant given by the U.S. State Department Bureau of Cultural Affairs. The...

‘Black Swan’ nearly achieves perfection

Scott Viau January 20, 2011

The quest to be perfect takes center stage in Darren Aronofsky’s “Black Swan,” a film about jealousy, betrayal and the fabric that holds the seams of reality together. While the audience may know...

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