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COVID-19 dining credit offered for second time, rise in COVID-19 cases

COVID-19 dining credit offered for second time, rise in COVID-19 cases

Dreyma Beronja, News Editor November 19, 2021

Northern Michigan University is providing the $100 dining credit for a second time as a thank you to those who receive their vaccination.  The dining credit opportunity started on Nov. 2 and will go...

NMU Health Center reminds students to stay safe during flu season

NMU Health Center reminds students to stay safe during flu season

Joad Blaauw-Hara, Contributing Writer November 18, 2021

Flu season is here and the NMU Health Center is here to help. Amidst the pandemic, Christopher Kirkpatrick, Health Center medical director, reminds students how to stay safe during the flu and cold season.  In...

Graphic courtesy of NMU Neuroscience Club

Neuroscience Club hosts ‘A Day in The Life of a Neurosurgeon’

Ayanna Allen, Staff Writer November 18, 2021

Northern Michigan University's Neuroscience Club is hosting their first ‘A Day in the Life of a Neurosurgeon’ with U.P. Health System Marquette Dr. Sonia Geschwindt. The event will be hosted in West...

PARKED—Northern Michigan Universitys parking lots will alternate throughout the winter semester for closing weather permitting. These weekend cleanups will help keep lots cleared of snow and ice for students, staff, faculty and visitors to make driving easier.

Winter parking mandates, staying safe during inclement weather

Joslin Brown, Contributing Writer November 17, 2021

It’s that time of year again. As the winter weather begins to become more prominent, driving and parking conditions worsen. For those who are experiencing their first U.P. winter, it can be intimidating...

FIRST GENERATION—Students, faculty and staff at NMU kicked off the First Generation Student Day on Monday at the Wildcat Willy statute outside of Jamrich hall. The celebration was followed on the second floor of Hedgecock.

McNair Scholars celebrates First-Generation Student Day

Ryley Wilcox, Contributing Writer November 12, 2021

The McNair Scholars program hosted First-Generation Student Day on Monday, Nov. 8 to celebrate the experiences and presence of first-generation students, faculty and staff at Northern Michigan University. The...

Marquette After Dusk invites vampires to campus with Friday Night LARP

Marquette After Dusk invites vampires to campus with Friday Night LARP

Dreyma Beronja, News Editor November 12, 2021

The fun doesn’t have to end when the sun goes down. In fact, for NMU’s vampire live-action roleplay, or LARP, group, Marquette After Dusk, the fun begins for them when the sun goes down. Sebastian...

SUPPORT—After 131 days of negotiating for a new faculty contract, NMU-AAUP voted yes in ratifying on the most recent five-year contract.

AAUP votes yes for ratifying five-year contract

Dreyma Beronja, News Editor November 11, 2021

Northern Michigan University’s faculty union, NMU-AAUP, voted yes to ratifying the five-year contract that was recently proposed with 197 for and 30 against. The news broke on Monday with a press...

WILDCAT WELCOME—On Tuesday, Nov. 9, Michigans General Attorney Dana Nessel visited campus and spoke with community members as part of her campaign tour.

Michigan Attorney General receives wildcat welcome

Olivia Apa and Maggie Duly, Staff Writer and Social Media Editor November 11, 2021

Attorney General Dana Nessel is sweeping across the state to meet and engage with Michigan citizens. Nessel was sworn in as Michigan’s 54th attorney general on Jan. 1, 2019, and will be up for reelection...

WEST SCIENCE—Luther S. West Science facility connects with the other science building on campus, Kathleen Shingler Weston Hall as part of the Seaborg Science Complex. The two buildings hosts many STEM related departments and classes.

NMU considers name change for West Science after eugenics involvement

Ayanna Allen, Staff Writer November 4, 2021

Luther West, the namesake of Northern Michigan University’s West Science building, located in the Academic Mall, is under scrutiny after university historian, Dr. Russell Magnaghi, uncovered a past in...

Master of Science in Athletic Training virtual preview

Master of Science in Athletic Training virtual preview

Ryley Wilcox, Contributing Writer November 3, 2021

The NMU Graduate School of Health and Human Performance hosted a virtual preview on Tuesday, Nov. 2 for prospective students in the Master of Science in the athletic training program. The preview was...

GATHERING SPACE—The Center for Native American Studies and the School of Education use Whitman Commons as a social lab space to learn how to create community, Department Head Joseph Lubig said.

Student pressure opposes plan to repurpose Whitman Commons

Akasha Khalsa, Opinion Editor November 2, 2021
Science departments on campus have been desperate for resources and especially lab space, so the administration suggested the possible transformation of “underutilized spaces” into labs. Several students and professors from the Center for Native American Studies spoke out at the forum against this use of Whitman Hall.
Lake Superior water guidelines for staying safe

Lake Superior water guidelines for staying safe

Joad Blaauw-Hara, Contributing Writer November 1, 2021

Marquette is known for its natural beauty, most of which is brought on by its close proximity to Lake Superior. The lake hosts a setting for numerous recreational activities but all who enjoy this...

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