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COWABUNGA — Riders line up before the Irontown Rail Jam on the first night of festivities.

Opinion — Time spent with the snow god

Fischer Genau February 22, 2023

Legend speaks of a god that lives deep in the frozen woods of Tapiola, Michigan, a remote village in the far reaches of the Upper Peninsula. Its name is Heikki Lunta. It is said there’s a magical song...

Students Around the snack table

First Generation Day gives students chance to ask questions, meet other first gen students

Harry Stine November 9, 2022

Students and faculty alike celebrated First Generation Student Day on Tuesday with a panel discussion featuring past and current first-generation students, a photo op and a chance to eat pizza and mingle...

TREATS GALORE — Students hand out candy to a passing vehicle at last year’s Trunk or Treat event. The Special Events Committee will be hosting its third annual Trunk or Treat on Oct. 29, offering community members a twist on traditional trick-or-treating that is more convenient and accessible.

Special Events Committee to host third annual Trunk or Treat event

Andie Balenger October 24, 2022

The Special Events Committee (SEC) will be hosting Trunk or Treat on Saturday, Oct. 29, offering community members a drive-through trick-or-treating experience from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Student organizations...

MEDITATION - Connor Ryan teaches an evening class at Unity Yoga Co-Op. Ryan is the founder of Unity Yoga and provides yoga classes in a variety of styles to accommodate every person.

Unity Yoga: connecting the community through donation based yoga

Olivia Apa, Features Writer January 29, 2022

Unity Yoga Co-Op is a quaint space on Washington Street, where anyone can go and forge a deeper connection with the self, with others in the community and with the practice of yoga.   “Yoga has...

Interns Sarah Huiber and Mandy Helppi (left to right) help restock the shelves in the NMU Food Pantry. The food pantry is open to any student, faculty or staff member that may require extra assistance getting food or personal items.

NMU Food Pantry assists students, faculty in need

Olivia Apa, Features Writer October 13, 2021

The NMU Food Pantry is a place where any students, faculty and staff needing assistance can get free food and personal care items. Joey Bogaudo, junior bio-physiology major and intern at the NMU Food...

Civic engagement skillbuilder postponed

Civic engagement skillbuilder postponed

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor October 12, 2021

When ASNMU President Bethany Beavers was running for her position in April, her main platform was increased civic engagement opportunities and engagement. Students suggested she host a skillbuilder on...

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Dog wash fundraiser provides animal experiences to pre-vet students

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor September 15, 2021

Kiddie pools, bottles of baby shampoo and milk bones attracted many dog owners behind Weston Hall on Sunday afternoon. They were following bright pink signs put up by NMU’s Pre-Veterinary Medicine club...

UPABA to hold caregiver webinars on behavior analysis

UPABA to hold caregiver webinars on behavior analysis

Akasha Khalsa April 22, 2021
Relatives and caregivers of individuals who might benefit from Applied Behavior Analysis will be provided an informational webinar series hosted by the Upper Peninsula Association of Behavioral Analysis.
Photo courtesy of Mackenzie Meyer
GIFTING GOODNESS— Jakob Lippert (left), Dallas St. Onge, Mackenzie Meyer, Amber Essenmacher (right). The CSE staff has been planning Spread Goodness Week since January. The book drive is a way to spread goodness by spreading knowledge.

A week to spread goodness

Sophia Huhta March 10, 2021

The Center for Student Enrichment is hosting Spread Goodness Week on campus March 8-12. Part of the week-long activities the CSE has organized is a collaborative Spotify playlist, aptly named “Radiate...

Dr. Keith English

Public webinar to educate on potential COVID-19 immunization

Akasha Khalsa October 7, 2020
An upcoming webinar which is part of a recent series on public health during the COVID-19 pandemic, will be entitled “Immunizations and Respiratory Infections: Pertussis, Influenza and COVID-19.” This lecture is part of the Your Health Lecture Series put on by Michigan State University (MSU) and other educational partners in the state of Michigan.
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Opinion—Where has all the sincerity gone?

Nicholas Conroy September 13, 2020
If you take any time out of your day to stop and check the latest social media posts, chances are the news you learn won’t be particularly uplifting.
Photo by Neil Flavin: The International Dance Club circles up for a round dance on Tuesday evening at the Dance Zone in Marquette.

Finding community in international dance

Jamie Glenn November 30, 2017

Dance styles from all over the world shine bright when you step into Marquette’s Dance Zone studio. The studio opens its doors to styles of all kinds, and is a local hub for dance education. NMU’s...

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