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FALL COLORS — A large tree in my yard that always explodes with color during the fall. While some people may view it as a chore, one of my favorite fall activities is spending a Sunday raking the leaves in my yard.

Editorial — Approaching autumn holidays

North Wind Editorial Board October 19, 2023

As of the time of writing this article, we are well into fall, and plenty of trees have switched colors accordingly. Despite being a somewhat short season in the Upper Peninsula, fall highlights some of...

IN THE WOODS — The Evil Dead series, with their deep woods settings and offbeat humor, make excellent horror movies to watch in the U.P. With October just starting, there isnt a better time to check them out.

Opinion — Michigan in Movies: “The Evil Dead” Series

Harry Stine October 4, 2023

My home state of Michigan is a place that is represented few times in film, and rarely in a faithful manner. Sure, we have the campy political commentary of "RoboCop," the serious political commentary...

Hayes Corn Maze provides fun for all ages including a pumpkin patch, corn maze and hay ride.

Hayes Corn Maze finishes for fall season

Olivia Apa, Features Writer October 28, 2021

Hayes Corn Maze is a farm that offers fun fall activities located about an hour south of Marquette in Rock, Michigan.  “We are celebrating our 20th anniversary this year … It is just more popular...

Students prepare to rake leaves in community for Make a Difference Day

Students prepare to rake leaves in community for Make a Difference Day

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor October 19, 2021

Since 1992, Make a Difference Day has been recognized every fourth Saturday of October as a national holiday dedicated to volunteering. Northern Michigan University's contribution to this tradition has...

A view of Marquettes fall trees

Opinion—Autumn brings both beautiful colors and homesick feelings

Alexis Stalker October 13, 2020
My sweet little farm back home in Clarkston, MI is something I’ve been missing lately. My mother has always had a deep connection to nature, and we finally got our own slice of happiness on the farm during our recent move to the property. I’ve always viewed autumn as a vulnerable state of nature, as everything is in the process of its passing. Going to the woods during this time is a cleansing experience to reset for just a moment with nature. My mother and I always strap on our Tevas and Smartwool socks to brace for the crisp autumn morning air before venturing out with our dog, Junior—who of course gets his own sweater—to wander the woods together.
spaghetti squash bowls

Cooking with Maggie: Preparing spaghetti squash bowls

Maggie Duly October 12, 2020
Scrap the pasta noodles and the ceramic bowls, this dish has everything all wrapped up in one vegetable. Spaghetti squash is a seasonal vegetable that is most popular and accessible in the fall months. The squash family is versatile and can be either the heart of or a side to many recipes.
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