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SLIDING INTO THE GAMES — Students dove in headfirst at this years Dead River Games.

Dive into the Dead River Games

Abigail Faix September 21, 2023

The final 2023 homecoming event, Dead River Games, took place on Sept. 17. The Dead River Games is a series of competitions, such as the ice cream drop and obstacle course, that take place at Clark Lambros...

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Join President Tessman for Fun Run

Abigail Faix September 20, 2023

On Saturday, Sept. 30, Northern Michigan University’s President Brock Tessman will be running a fun run/walk starting at the North Trail Head outside the Lodge. The event will begin at 9 a.m. with pre-run...

ALWAYS CLIMBING — Slugs Bluff became the first climber-owned rock-climbing area last year and this years first Slug Fest is a celebration of that milestone. The festival will include programs for climbers as well as community volunteer projects to continue the legacy of stewardship of Slugs Bluff.
Photo courtesy of John Miller.

Climbers gear up to scale Slug’s Bluff

Katarina Rothhorn September 20, 2023

This weekend, Sept. 22-24, nearly 100 people will gather in Palmer, Michigan at an 80-foot-tall quartzite cliff known as Slug’s Bluff to celebrate the inaugural Slug Fest with rock climbing gear, yoga...

SOMETHING IS COOKING — The Hospitality Club hosted a cooking demo with Chef Alex Palzewicz, showing students how to use simple ingredients for simple recipes.

Ideas cooking in the NMU hospitality kitchen

Willow Rasch September 19, 2023

Hosted in the Northern Center, the Hospitality Club makes use of the kitchen that they have access to by having chefs come and demonstrate recipes and techniques for them. The first of these chefs was...

CLOSER BONDS — Students gather to eat ice cream at one of the clubs first socials of the semester. Photo courtesy of Dana Hinckley

Diversity in Disability hosts inclusive ice cream social

Amelia Kashian September 18, 2023

Diversity in Disability is a student organization that strives to create a safe and welcoming environment for students with disabilities on campus. They host weekly educational meetings that advocate for...

PACKED AND READY — The Student Nurses Association chooses an appropriate theme for this years homecoming parade.

Packing for camp at the Pre-Parade Party

Amelia Kashian September 16, 2023

In preparation for this year’s homecoming with the theme “Camp NMU,” the Special Events Committee worked hard to organize exciting events prior to this weekend’s activities. They hosted a scavenger...

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Maneuvering a healthy beginning to the semester

Abigail Faix September 15, 2023

It is that time of year again. Students are returning to school, fall is underway and flu season is back. With the mixing of students in a big, populated area and sharing common spaces, germs are bound...

WELCOME BACK — A welcome back sign hangs outside of Professor Hoppers office who is also the handler of Wildpup Boris

The pups are back on campus

Abigail Faix September 14, 2023

The Northern Michigan University Wildpups return back to campus with meetings in the Lydia M. Olson Library. Their first session will be Monday, Sept. 18 at 12:30-2 p.m. The Wildpups are an animal assisted...

NEW FRIENDS — Students gather to discuss their experiences and what they expect from the program.

Languages, Literatures and International Studies Department hosts Fall Kickoff

Amelia Kashian September 8, 2023

At the start of each school year, many departments host kickoff parties to introduce faculty and staff and to create a welcoming environment before classes begin. The Languages, Literatures & International...

CAMP NMU  — The theme for this years homecoming week.

Being northern at Camp NMU

Abigail Faix September 7, 2023

Next week is Homecoming week for Northern Michigan University. Homecoming is the tradition of welcoming alumni and celebrating students coming back to school after summer break. This year NMU is keeping...

HEAD IN THE GAME — A student pitches the ball to his teammate in the midst of a sweltering game.

Bringing the heat for this year’s kickball tournament

Amelia Kashian September 5, 2023

On Sept. 4 students competed in NMU’s annual Residence Hall kickball Tournament on the Lincoln fields. The games began at 9:00 a.m. and continued throughout the late afternoon. Each player fought hard...

 FALLING FOR FALL FEST — Students flooded the academic mall in waves for Fall Fest 2023.

Students flood Academic Mall for Fall Fest

Abigail Faix September 1, 2023

Northern Michigan University’s annual Fall Fest took place on the first day of classes on Aug. 28. Fall Fest is a day where students, faculty and staff get a chance to see all the clubs on campus and...

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