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Senior Art Show

amanda.shellnut and amanda.shellnut April 26, 2007
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April 26 Crossword

crystal.gochenour and crystal.gochenour April 26, 2007
ACROSS 1 American sign language 4 Seat 9 Kitten 14 Downwind 15 Indian horse 16 City 17 Hold 18 Blemished 19 Belly button 20 Tails 22 Glue 24 Ram's mate 25 Alien's spaceship 27 Evergreen tree 29 Believers in reincarnation 32 Murderer 35 Foreign Agricultural Service 36 Metal tip on the end of a lance 38 Group of conspirators 40 Want 42 Hearkens 44 What a leaf comes from 45 Affirmative noise 47 Become active 49 Pester 50 French Painter, "Sunday Afternoon." 52 One who dies for a cause 54 Jitney 55 Grain 56 Kitten 59 Squares and circles, for example 63 Great 67 Accept 69 Hints 71 Be 72 Synthetic fabric 73 Upper body 74 Cake or Bread ___ 75 Fix firmly 76 Commercials 77 Picnic visitor DOWN 1 Healing plant 2 Stitched 3 Loan 4 Certified public accountant 5 Hiccup 6 Green Gables dweller 7 Object 8 Traveled by car 9 ___ Sunfire 10 United States 11 Scrimp 12 Alter 13 Harvard's rival 21 Heat giver 23 Football assoc.

Bumpus disc proves unimpressive

becky.korpi and becky.korpi April 19, 2007
With so many bands infiltrating the music scene these days, it's difficult to find one that stands out. A band that can sidestep the current emo/punk trend with an original sound is usually a winner on my list, which was why I held high hopes for Bumpus - a Chicago-based funk band known for incorporating high-energy drums and bass with gospel lyrics.

New, simpler FAFSA form to be unveiled

steve.puroll and steve.puroll April 19, 2007
After the tax forms, the phone calls home to his mom and dad and the long hours of paper work, NMU freshman Dan Moore thought he'd be getting his financial aid. What he got instead was a long wait, and more frustration. "Right now I'm still waiting on [a FAFSA form] to be processed that I turned in a month ago," Moore said.

‘Hot’ times at the university

josh.perttunen and josh.perttunen April 19, 2007
Life is full of lies. Most of them are small and white. They can be motivated by the desire to spare a loved one from having their feelings hurt or to avoid upsetting them. However, some lies can topple empires. This is the crisis at hand for the Pollitt family in Tennessee Williams' "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," the final play in the Forrest Roberts Theater's "Blockbuster" season.

Illegal downloading continues unabated

laura.mead and laura.mead April 19, 2007
Despite the Recording Industry Association of America's (RIAA) recent crackdown on illegal downloading, a survey found that 67 percent of college students are not concerned with the issue of illegal downloading and file sharing. The survey was conducted by SurveyU, a Brooklyn-based group of technologists and researchers who are credited as experts in creating online surveys for college students.

Seeking Employment

caitlin.morski and caitlin.morski April 19, 2007
With the end of the winter semester nearing, many students are seeking internship and job opportunities to support themselves through the summer. With job opportunities limited in the Marquette area, many students are turning to internships for paid positions and college credit.

Climb for Science

johanna.boyle and johanna.boyle April 19, 2007
Phil Watts leaned forward, adjusting the mask over the child's face. He ran one last check over the straps and stood back, examining his handiwork. "Oh yeah, Darth Vader, very cool," he said, laughing. But this isn't a costume: it's a metabolic analyzer, a mask which collects the air breathed out.

Surrogate soccer mom

jamie.reed and jamie.reed April 19, 2007
The school bell rings, and Rachel, clad in a hooded sweatshirt and jeans after a tiresome day of nursing classes, patiently waits outside the building. After Kelsie, Carlie and Charles -- ages 14, 12 and 11 respectively -- pile into her small car with their book-heavy backpacks, her afternoon routine of escorting the kids to hockey practices, basketball games, voice lessons and tutoring is about to begin.

Marquette Music Scene

NW Staff and NW Staff April 19, 2007
Thursday, April 19 Nordic Bay Lodge Sahl Metivier & Jeff Krebs, 7 p.m. Northland Pub Billy Alberts, 9 p.m. Ramada Inn Tom Laverty, 9 p.m. Upfront & Co. Slipt, 10:30 p.m. Vango's Jim & Ray, 8 p.m. Friday, April 20 Matrixx/Skyboxx Overtones, 10:30 p.m.

Recruiting Update: Wildcat hockey signs second recruit

kyle.whitney and kyle.whitney April 19, 2007
It seems that the NMU hockey team is making a trend out of signing European talent.

Sports column: The triumphs of black athletes assist society

rj.walters and rj.walters April 19, 2007
Sunday marked the 60th anniversary of Jackie Robinson becoming the first ever African-American in the Major Leagues, yet the celebration was about so much more. It was a realization that sports and society wouldn't be the same today without a group of classy black athletes that cashed in on a few small chances during the first half of the twentieth century.
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