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Yrsala Peterson, Bazile Panek and Kateri Phillips share their perspectives on intergenerational trauma as Indigenous people. As college students, they emphasized the healing their generation is doing following the struggles and trauma the generations before them endured.

Student panel discusses intergenerational trauma for Native Americans

Annamarie Parker, Contributing writer November 18, 2021

Yrsala Peterson, a fifth-year music education major, was one of three Indigenous student panelists who sought to share not only their stories, but the stories of their elders at the annual 2021 Sonderegger...

Kateri Phillips serves sweet fern tea to participants at the Enlightenment of Indigenous Foods event. The goal of the event was to increase awareness around Native foods and their importance in Native culture.

Event highlights ties between Indigenous foods culture

Olivia Apa, Features Writer November 17, 2021

Traditional Indigenous foods, such as corn, beans, squash, quinoa, pumpkin, wild rice and maple syrup, are viewed as sacred due to their medicinal value, health benefits and ties to tribal sovereignty. These...

The Timekeepers, an NMU student jazz band, performs at the Small Business Sunday Crawl in the Marquette Commons. The event was organized by SLFP students as a part of their community service learning project.

Students organize event supporting Marquette small businesses

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor November 15, 2021

Jazz music and sounds of laughter poured out the doors of the Marquette Commons on Sunday, Nov. 14 as people went inside to escape the icy winds with a cup of free hot chocolate and check out the Small...

Hannah Cajandig-Taylor, a local artist and NMU grad, talks about her experiences with finding inspiration in unexpected places, such as at her bartending job, at the Revolve CC. Cajandig-Taylor was one of many local artists who talked about the struggles of being a small artist and ways to discover success.

Local artists share creative opportunities at Revolve CC conference

Olivia Apa, Features Writer November 11, 2021

Revolve Creative Conference is a creative collaboration conference in Marquette that aims to promote creativity through collaboration, cross-discipline work and creative business.  “Revolve … grew...

Students in the Divest NMU organization meet to discuss future ways to increase awareness of fossil fuels on Nov. 9. Their current efforts include a petition to support NMUs complete divestment from fossil fuels, an informational table in Jamrich and posters.

Student-led petition aims to divest NMU from fossil fuels

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor November 10, 2021

Last month, a group of students banded together to form the Divest NMU organization which provides a platform for them to convince NMU to divest from fossil fuel companies and develop more sustainable...

RUNNING INTO CHANGE - Brandon Garlow and Fiona Byrne Ryan along with their two-year-old son and dog packed up or sold all their belongings and are running along the North Country Trail to raise awareness for the Line 3 pipeline. Their journey has taught them invaluable lessons about living life with purpose and are sharing their experiences with others along the way.

Running Into a New Earth: A family’s journey to discover the unknown

Andie Balenger, Contributing writer November 10, 2021

The Center for Native American Studies has organized a number of events and presentations celebrating Native American Heritage Month throughout November. Their kickoff presentation was scheduled for Monday,...

NY MET VET - Janet Hopkins has performed at the New York Metropolitan Opera for 16 years and is now a voice teacher at the University of South Carolina. She will be performing a solo concert and a masterclass for NMU music students on Friday, Nov. 12.

NY Met Opera singer Janet Hopkins visits NMU

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor November 8, 2021

The second visiting artist of the Siril Concert Series is mezzo-soprano Janet Hopkins who performed for 16 years at the New York Metropolitan Opera. She has also been featured at the Kennedy Center, sang...

Nicola Falco performs with his band “The Kitchen Sink at Superior Culture’s outdoor stage on Sept. 30 before the venue was taken down for the winter season.

Kombucha bar offers space for live music, local artists to thrive

Maggie Duly, Social Media Editor November 5, 2021

Superior Culture is a kombucha brewery and taproom established in 2018 centrally located on Third Street in Marquette. The business was created by brewmaster, Alex Rowland, Michigan State University graduate...

Skillbuilder to teach Buddhist mindfulness practice of Falun Dafa

Skillbuilder to teach Buddhist mindfulness practice of Falun Dafa

Olivia Apa, Features Writer November 4, 2021

Falun Dafa is a traditional Chinese Buddhist practice to improve the mind and body, and its key principles are truthfulness, compassion and tolerance.  “Falun Dafa practitioners not only do five...

Members of Feminism For All sell homemade baked goods such as banana muffins, vegan chocolate chip muffins and rice crispies. The price differences for each patron emphasized the disproportionate wages people are typically paid based off of their identity.

Bake sale emphasizes pay gap

Joshua La Gorio, Contributing writer November 4, 2021

In Jamrich, many students lined up for Starbucks to start another day when the smell of muffins, cookies and Oreos wafted over from the ticket booth only a few steps away. A white board listed prices:...

EVERYTHING BUT THE KITCHEN SINK - The Kitchen Sink performs in the Landmark Inn lobby on Friday, Oct. 15. The band plays free jazz, covers of classic jazz songs and a few originals as well.

Jazz band performs everything but “The Kitchen Sink”

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor November 1, 2021

Rishi Prasadh, senior medicinal plant chemistry major, had been hosting jam sessions, playing in a few bands and exploring as many musical opportunities as physically possible during his college career,...

Peter Holliday (left) and Haley Rhoades (right) sell baked goods donated by home cooks and NMU staff members to raise funds for Ripple Effect. Ripple Effect helps students stay warm in the brutal U.P. winters if they cannot afford appropriate winter gear.

Bake sale raises money for student winter wear

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor November 1, 2021

Cinnamon rolls, almond poppy seed cookies, roasted almonds, homemade bread, muffins and even candy corn brownies were for sale outside of the Dean of Students’ office on Thursday, Oct. 28 for their annual...

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