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Take your time: NMU Public Safety recommends taking it slow when driving in the snow

‘Take your time’: NMU Public Safety recommends taking it slow when driving in the snow

Dallas Wiertella February 21, 2024

As the weather changes in the UP, so should driving habits, the UP is known for its changing climate and heavy snowfall. Students at NMU range from local to across the country and road conditions may be...

Pizza Cat Vol. 2

Pizza Cat Vol. 2

Deirdre Northrup-Riesterer February 19, 2024

Back and better than ever, Pizza Cat comes in swinging with his coworker, Francis! At any given day, Boss Cat sends the workers down to the basement to retrieve "Ingredients," but why would Pizza Cat need...

OPENING CEREMONIES — Wildcats gather at Marquette Mountain for the Meijer State Games.

Meijer State Games kick off at Marquette Mountain

Caden Sierra February 15, 2024

From Feb. 9 to Feb. 11, the Meijer State Games of Michigan, Marquette Winter Games returned for the third year, drawing in athletes from across the state to compete in various competitions. The Meijer...

BLACK LOVE DAY — BSU sells baked goods to raise funds for future events and celebrate Black Love Day.

Black Student Union celebrates Black Love Day with bake sale

Ryley Wilcox February 14, 2024

The Black Student Union (BSU) hosted its annual Black Love Day Bake Sale on Feb. 13 in the Jamrich Hall ticketing booth.  “[Black Love Day] supports the forgiveness, acceptance and love amongst Black...

Pizza Cat Vol. 1

Pizza Cat Vol. 1

Deirdre Northrup-Riesterer February 12, 2024

Pizza Cat is a silly cat who works at Northern Lights Dining, making pizza and battling inter-dimensional horrors in the NLD basement. In this first edition of Pizza Cat, we are introduced to our protagonist.

A call for ceasefire: Wildcats take action for Palestine

Amelia Kashian February 7, 2024

Voices boomed as students and community members took a stand on Saturday, as they marched from Lower Harbor's bell tower to Harlow Park, demanding a ceasefire in Gaza. Participants held their heads high...

Home victories all around as Wildcat Husky split weekend hockey matchup wraps up

Home victories all around as Wildcat Husky split weekend hockey matchup wraps up

Molly Birch December 9, 2023

Men’s hockey took on their Upper Peninsula rival the Michigan Tech Huskies in a weekend split starting in Houghton. Defenseman Colby Enns scored the first goal of the game, keeping a Wildcat lead through...

Campus Cinema hosts Barbenheimer double feature

Campus Cinema hosts ‘Barbenheimer’ double feature

Abigail Faix December 3, 2023

On Sunday, Dec. 3, NMU Campus Cinema and Special Events Committee hosted the infamous double feature “Barbenheimer”. Oppenheimer started at 3 p.m. with Barbie following at 6:30 p.m. Outside Jamrich...

Noah Richardson, Iridescence rock the Northern Center at NAE concert

Noah Richardson, Iridescence rock the Northern Center at NAE concert

Abigail Faix December 1, 2023

Excitement, laughing and screaming was spread throughout the evening at the Northern Arts and Entertainment (NAE) Noah Richardson Concert featuring Iridescence on Nov. 30 at the Northern Center Grand Ballrooms. The...

Students can peruse and purchase plants propagated by teaching staff at the campus greenhouse. The sale runs through this week.

Campus greenhouse hosts plant sale at library

Molly Birch November 14, 2023

This week, the campus greenhouse is hosting a plant sale in the Lydia M. Olson Library's main lobby.  Students can buy plants propagated and grown by teaching staff in the greenhouse in the Science Building....

Jamming the night away with NoMAD

Jamming the night away with NoMAD

Abigail Faix October 29, 2023

Lights, music, cheering and dancing filled the Northern Center Ballroom on Saturday, Oct. 28 as Northern Michigan University’s NoMAD hosted their Halloween-themed concert, The Witching Hour. A mix of...

Yellow and Green as far as one can see

Yellow and Green as far as one can see

Abigail Faix October 26, 2023

Tis’ the beginning of hockey season with Northern Michigan University’s Helmet Night, hosted by NMU Puckheads. Students gathered in the Wildcat room at the Berry Event Center on Oct. 25 to celebrate...

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