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HANDMADE — Northern alumni Julia Bolton models a sea glass necklace that she handcrafted. Bolton fell in love with metalsmithing after taking an extracurricular class at NMU during her junior year.

Northern alumni makes hand-crafted jewelry

Andie Balenger March 23, 2023

While in high school, Northern alumni Julia Bolton was never given the opportunity to take a class focused on the fine arts. But during her junior year at NMU, she found some room for an elective in between...

time passing

Daylight Saving Time: The good, the bad and the ugly

Abigail Faix, Contributing writer March 23, 2023

Daylight saving time (DST) begins again. With the time recently changing on March 12 at 2 a.m., the practice of turning the clocks back and forth continues to be heavily debated in our country with questions...

CLOGGING — From left to right, Marisa Hoover, Halle Paternoster, Lizzie Kucharek, Asa Naigus and Peter Bowman. Learn the basics of clogging with Double Step Cloggers. The club meets from 5 to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays on the second floor of the Northern Center.

Learn how to double step clog: the basics

Willow Rasch March 16, 2023

The Double Step Cloggers, a newly established student organization at NMU, focuses on teaching students clogging.  “I’ve been clogging for about four years now, and I fell in love with clogging,...

CHEERLEADER — Welles, the mascot of the NMU volleyball team, greets Wildcat Willy at a home match. As the team is introduced, the service dog will bark for each of the players to show his support.

Welles: Companion, confidant, service dog

Andie Balenger March 13, 2023

In the heart of campus lies C.B. Hedgcock, a building often associated with administrative work, financial aid and the dean of students office. The large hallways remain relatively quiet throughout the...

ADVOCACY — EQMI is an LGBTQ + advocacy and victim advocate services organization nonprofit that is based in lower Michigan that advocates for the rights of LGBTQ + individuals and communities as well as providing victim services. Mandy Bonesteel is the current rural outreach coordinator based in the U.P. and is working to provide these services to community members.

Equality Michigan raises awareness for LGBTQ+, victim advocate services in U.P.

Madoline Plattenberg March 13, 2023

Mandy Bonesteel, a graduate administrative assistant at NMU’s Center for Student Enrichment and first-year master’s candidate public administration major, is the first rural outreach coordinator in...

SOLO - Pressnell-Manceau performing mid-song. Pressnell-Manceau expressed her desire to perform and record her songs with a full band.

Her Name Is Lillian: Inside The Student Opener For Hippo Campus

Harry Stine March 3, 2023

It’s been a big couple months for international studies major, Lillian Pressnell-Manceau. On Nov. 29, she released her original song "Resin Way" followed by "Let It Be Me" on Feb. 4. On March 17 she...

Mulholland in a group photo

Suit Up: The unconventional style of Lachlan Mulholland

Harry Stine March 3, 2023

On January 17, NMU began its winter semester, and a new student walked the halls of Jamrich. Wrapped in a lounge jacket, with bright, shiny colors that easily stood out in a crowd, Lachlan Mulholland began...

SPITE AND MALICE - A scene from Salome with King Herod seated at the table. The play has been in rehearsals following winter break, with six performances scheduled in the Black Box Theatre.

Stress, Darkness, Theater: NMU Theatre and Dance performs “Salome”

Harry Stine February 28, 2023

“Well, what are you going to direct?” David Wood recounted his friend Bill Digneit, head of Northern’s Theatre and Dance program, asking him. Wood had been giving Digneit praise for his work...

Two news anchors prepare for their practice show, which occurs an hour before Public Eye News (PEN) airs on live television. Studio A at WNMU-TV received a makeover for the first time since it was established in the 1970s.

The new face of Public Eye News

Abigail Faix, Contributing Writer February 28, 2023

WNMU-TV Public Eye News (PEN), an on-campus news broadcasting club, got a brand new studio. Located in the basement of Harden Hall, the plan for a new studio has been in the works for over a year and the...

Lake safety refresher

Lake safety refresher

Abigail Faix, Contributing Writer February 27, 2023

The body of an ice climber who recently went missing near Miner’s Castle at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore was recovered by local search and rescue teams this past week. The climber was discovered...

ITS ALL DOWNHILL — The Beaumier Heritage Center presents its current exhibit, Its All Downhill: Alpine Skiing in the U.P.

Skiing in the UP: It’s all downhill from here

Madoline Plattenberg February 22, 2023

Dan Truckey grew up skiing in the Western U.P. and has always held a keen interest in the history behind ski resorts in the U.P. “There has been a lot of well-documented history done on ski jumping...

CHORAL PERFORMANCE  — NMU choirs perform at a past choir performance in the Reynolds Recital Hall. Their upcoming performance, Considering Matthew Shepard, will be an hour and a half long and deal with the emotional story of Matthew Shepard.

Choir concert honors Matthew Shepard’s legacy, shifts attitudes concerning hate crimes

Katarina Rothhorn February 20, 2023

In 1998, University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old gay man, was attacked by two other young men, tied to a fence post and left to die. He ended up dying five days later in a hospital...

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