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Splitting the cost: Finances for fiancés

Trent Podskalan November 21, 2013

Couple considers benefits of sharing cost of engagement ring Couples split a number of different things in their time together – between groceries, rent or the cost of a date, the norm for couples has...

Students aim to alleviate local hunger

Trent Podskalan November 7, 2013

Between 2007 and 2011, more than 5,000 Marquette residents lived below the poverty level, according to the United States Census Bureau. Senior speech, language and hearing sciences major Lauren Larsen...

Campus involvement helps land jobs

Trent Podskalan October 31, 2013

Many students join student organizations not realizing the impact they can have on their college career and beyond. NMU alumnus Will Burns, who graduated with a degree in communication studies in 2013,...

‘Zombies’ Attack NMU

Trent Podskalan October 24, 2013

It’s not every day someone sees people chasing each other while wearing bright lime green bands and throwing marshmallows. It is however a sight one would expect to see during NMU’s Humans versus...

Country music star sparks excitement

Trent Podskalan October 17, 2013

Dust off your boots, pull out your cowboy hat and prepare for a night of country music in NMU’s Vandament Arena. Rodney Atkins will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 with openers Rose Falcon and...

Apple’s iOS 7 for iPhone best yet despite drawbacks

Trent Podskalan October 3, 2013

Apple has done it again. No, not make another smartphone, but the multinational corporation has made drastic changes to its newest operating system. iOS 7 was released on Wednesday, Sept. 18, replacing...

Superior Edge plans trip to Thailand

Trent Podskalan September 26, 2013

Elephants, beautiful beach shorelines, markets and small villages: these are just some of the things you will see if you attend this winter’s International Service Trip to Thailand. Associate Director...

Beach games charge through poor weather

Trent Podskalan September 19, 2013

Homecoming week holds many traditions that have been around for a number of years and one of the many traditions is Dead River Games, which kicks-off Homecoming week.Special Events Coordinator Jordan Paquet,...

Homecoming: Ancient Myths and Timeless Tales

Trent Podskalan September 12, 2013

 Do you know who Crius is? What about Argus Panoptes? If you don’t know who they are now, you might by the end of next week. The 78th annual Homecoming kicks off next week and this year’s theme?...

Forest Roberts 2013-2014 Theatre Season

Trent Podskalan September 5, 2013

The Forest Roberts Theatre (FRT) is gearing up for another year of laughter, music and dance both on the mainstage and in their studio series. Director of Theatre and associate professor Ansley Valentine...

Second City Brings Four Nights of Humor

Trent Podskalan September 5, 2013

Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey, Chris Farley, Ryan Stiles: what do all these people have in common? Well, besides being prominent figures, they also are all former members of Second City, an improv comedy...

Beaumier Coffee House Series Returns

Trent Podskalan September 5, 2013

Folk music has had a long standing part of the Upper Peninsula culture and it’s no wonder why it’s sticking around the Marquette area. The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center, which hosts exhibits on the...

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