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SPOTTED — A blue-spotted salamander stops in its tracks on a roadside of Presque Isle Park. Many salamanders could be seen migrating through the park, which caught the attention of students and led to further studies and protective measures.

Students and faculty block roads, conduct studies for blue-spotted salamander project in Marquette

Amelia Kashian April 26, 2024

When blue-spotted salamanders (Ambystoma laterale) began to migrate in late March, hundreds of them were seen crossing the roads of Presque Isle. To protect the herds as they cross, road closures were...

ON POINT — Undergraduate student Julia Lietz presents her study on Marquette transportation to an audience member.

Students’ work appreciated at Celebration of Student Scholarship

Amelia Kashian April 25, 2024

Stands were set up all around Jamrich Hall last Thursday in long rows. Large posters with complex formulas, long paragraphs and graphs were placed on them. The room was filled with the discoveries and...

Gamma Theta Upsilon to host Earth Week Trivia Night

Gamma Theta Upsilon to host Earth Week Trivia Night

Amelia Kashian April 24, 2024

This week marks the 10th Annual Anderton's Earth Week. Many environmentally friendly activities are to be hosted around campus offering education about ways to live sustainably. One of these events will...

A PROUD COLLECTION — Carico (front) and Mary Kelly (back) pose in front of their food pantry collection. Photo Courtesy of Madison Carico

Profile — Education student Madison Carico explores all her passions at NMU

Katarina Rothhorn April 19, 2024

Madison Carico has always loved English and education. When she started her journey in higher education at NMU, she was confident in her decision to continue to an English professor position.  “I've...

Photo Courtesy of Heather Maurer

4Reels club to host 24-Hour Film Challenge

Amelia Kashian April 18, 2024

Students looking for a chance to utilize filmmaking equipment and test their skills could have the chance to this week. On Friday, April 19, all NMU students are invited to partake in 4Reels Digital Cinema...

PHOTO OP — Boynton (back, third from left) poses with his swim and dive teammates. Photo courtesy of Logan Boynton

Resilience and determination in the deep end

Katarina Rothhorn April 11, 2024

Despite having asthma and being attached to his inhaler for most of his childhood, Logan Boynton has always been an athlete. He was on the football team, competed in track and field, played in the marching...

Photo Courtesy of Lewis Goff

Mindfulness and Sustainability session to hold guided meditation

Amelia Kashian April 10, 2024

Many connections can be made between ourselves and the environment, and some argue that it's important to keep those connections held strong. In a peaceful setting, sustainability Professor Angela Miller-Porter...

OPENING SOON -  Katelyn Milano (left) and her father (right) outside of their new business, Milano Smokehouse Meats. Located in the old building of Glenns Smokehouse in Ishpeming, the shop is set to open in mid-April.

Alumni opens family-run Milano Smokehouse Meats in Ishpeming

Katarina Rothhorn April 9, 2024

Katelyn Milano always dreamed of opening her own restaurant, she just didn’t think it would be this soon. When her dad brought the idea of co-owning and opening a shop together last year, she had no...

A LEGACY - Elijah Bieri still keeps up on the Marquette salamander migration as well as he can from across the world in Sydney, Australia. He still has a fondness for the study craze he started six years ago. Photo courtesy of Elijah Bieri

Alum Elijah Bieri becomes savior of the salamanders

Antonio Anderson April 8, 2024

Even halfway across the globe, one Wildcat manages to keep tabs on the legacy he left at his alma mater. Studying for his Ph.D. in Sydney, Australia, Fulbright Scholar Elijah Bieri still keeps an eye on...

POSE — The womens lacrosse team poses at the end of their performance, lip syncing the song Thrift Shop.

Busting moves at the Lip Sync Battle

Amelia Kashian April 5, 2024

When lights dimmed and the hosts stepped off, seated NMU students stood and cheered as the freshmen football team flooded the stage. Then and there, the Lip Sync Battle had begun. Players threw flower...

COUNTING CASH - Two student volunteers organize their station, before the event starts.

NMU’s Poverty Simulator finishes up for the year, issues arise

Antonio Anderson April 4, 2024

Students gathered last Wednesday to simulate living in poverty as a part of an exercise in empathy and compassion, as well as to understand a little of what it is like for those many peoples dealing with...

LINED UP - Students pack in and wait patiently for their turn to get into the WellBeing Fair.

Success of the Wildcat WellBeing Fair

Antonio Anderson April 4, 2024

Rebranding is not always a good thing. That's the question with the Wildcat WellBeing Fair, formerly the Wildcat Wellness Health Fair, hosted earlier this March. Was the new event a success? With the 300...

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