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EARTH WEEK CELEBRATION—The Conservation Crew poses for a group picture. NMUCC continues to prioritizing outdoor sustainability. Photo courtesy of Conservation Crew.

Conservation Crew co-leaders promote Earth Day, their group

Madoline Plattenberg, Assistant Sports Editor April 27, 2022

As the semester winds down students at NMU can participate in Earth week events hosted by Conservation Crew and other sustainability organizations on and off-campus such as EcoReps, Divest NMU, NMU Animal...

TIME TO PLAY THE GAME—Marquettes newest gaming store, Iron Golem Games, holds new opportunities for gamers to come and enjoy. Dallas Wiertella/NW

Iron Golem Games presents area’s newest gaming hub

Dallas Wiertella, Staff Writer April 22, 2022

A new game store, Iron Golem Games, offers a wide variety of services that extends beyond just selling products to both experienced hobbyist and casual table-top enthusiasts. Located at 328 W. Washington...

CLAWING TO THE FINISH—NMU midfielder #12 Madeline Bittell rifles a pass to a teammate during the Wildcats 13-10 loss to Concordia St Paul on Wednesday, April 13. NMU closes out the regular season this weekend against Davenport and Grand Valley State. Travis Nelson/NW

Lacrosse plays for GLIAC seeding in final regular season weekend

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor April 22, 2022

The Northern Michigan University lacrosse team wraps up its regular season this weekend on the road to take on Davenport and #8 Grand Valley State with clear GLIAC Tournament implications. The Wildcats...

A FUN ENDING—NMU swimmers look ready for an event earlier in the season. Both teams had good seasons, and finished the year with a team scrimmage. Photo courtesy of NMU Athletics

Swim and Dive ends successful season with fun team scrimmage

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor April 20, 2022

The Northern Michigan University Swim and Dive Team faces plenty of pressure to perform at their best when it counts. However, after a successful season for both the men’s and women’s teams, the Wildcats...

FF—NMU midfielder #30 Maddi Bast runs with the ball while being heavily pursued by Concordia St. Paul #4 midfielder Katie Moynihan. The Wildcats have dropped their third straight game, all at home. Travis Nelson/NW

Laxers ousted by Concordia St. Paul, 13-10

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor April 15, 2022

The Northern Michigan University women’s lacrosse team (8-5, 2-3 GLIAC) tried to earn the season sweep of the Concordia University, St. Paul Golden Bears, and despite six goals from midfielder Madeline...

IM-PORTAL — NMU forward Connor Marritt and defenseman Trevor Cosgrove collide with Notre Dame forward Grant Silianoff in the first period of a 5-2 to Notre Dame on Saturday, Oct. 16. Marritt is one of four NMU players to enter the transfer portal since the season ended. Travis Nelson/NW

Hockey goes through flux with transfers

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor April 14, 2022

The Northern Michigan University hockey team has gone through some changes in the past month of the offseason, with three players coming in and four players seeing their way out. The college sports...

A FITTING TRIBUTE —Jayden Hill poses with former track coach Tony Made in a past photo. Hill was remembered by Made and her coaches and teammates to remember someone that wont soon be forgotten. Photo courtesy of Tony Made

Remembering Jayden Hill

Travis Nelson and Justin Van’t Hof April 14, 2022

Jayden Hill was a freshman track athlete at NMU and was an activist looking to become a civil rights lawyer. Hill passed away on Sunday, April 3, and she will be remembered by her friends, family and teammates.  "Jayden...

SUPERIOR SOFTBALL—The Spring Swing Softball Invitational is back after two years away, and will feature 24 high school teams and a doubleheader on Sunday between the NMU and Lake Superior State club teams. Photo courtesy of North Wind Archives

Superior Dome showcases Spring Swing Softball Invitational

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor April 8, 2022

After a two-year absence, the Spring Swing Softball Invitational is coming back to the Superior Dome at Northern Michigan University this weekend. Spanning the U.P. and northern Wisconsin, 25 high school...

TOUGH SLEDDING—Freshman midfielder Maddi Bast controls the ball during Fridays loss to Grand Valley State. Travis Nelson/NW

Lacrosse battered by No. 9 Grand Valley State

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor April 5, 2022

The Northern Michigan University women’s lacrosse team was out to prove that their incredible start was for real, but the Wildcats were met with a tough challenge hosting No. 9 Grand Valley State University,...

SPRING CLEANING—Running back Tyshon King carries the ball against the Wildcats defense in white during the spring game on Saturday. The offense and King had a productive day. Travis Nelson/NW

Football gears up for 2022 season with spring game

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor April 4, 2022

The Northern Michigan University football team divided in half on Saturday afternoon in front of a crowd to scrimmage in their spring game to cap off spring practice. The offense wore green, while the...

CALLING IT A CAREER—Troy Mattson has announced his retirement as the womens basketball head coach after 17 seasons of leading the program. Photo courtesy of NMU Athletics.

Troy Mattson retires after 17 years leading women’s basketball program

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor March 30, 2022

A staple in Northern Michigan University athletics for almost 40 years, women’s basketball head coach Troy Mattson announced his retirement after 17 seasons of leading the Wildcats’ program. Mattson...

CHAMPION CATS—Ondrej Zach poses after winning the National Championship in the 1650-yard freestyle. The Wildcats had a solid go at it at Nationals with 13 All-American recipients. Photo courtesy of Ondrej Zach.

Swim and Dive cherishes postseason accomplishments

Dallas Wiertella, Staff Writer March 24, 2022

Coming home with a first place title and 13 All-American awards, the NMU Swim and Dive team returns from the NCAA DII Championship held in Greensboro, North Carolina. Senior Ondrej Zach took first place...

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