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EXPRESS YOURSELF — Greta Hillstrom, owner of Fancy-Free, poses with her cat Bobbi McGee in front of one of the stores several home décor displays. Fancy-Free is a curated thrift store with the goal of promoting creativity and art within the local community.

Fancy-Free, a curated thrift experience

Andie Balenger February 6, 2023

What does it mean to be “fancy-free”? Despite opening a small thrift store by that name in Feb. 2021, U.P. native Greta Hillstrom has been living what she describes as “fancy-free” for the majority...

GATHER TO CREATE — The Lydia M. Olson Library will be hosting their family-friendly homecoming event, “Create at the Library,” this Saturday. Campus and community members alike are encouraged to attend, with arts and crafts, stories and conversations are expected to be shared.

Lydia M. Olson Library to host family-friendly hoco event

Andie Balenger, Opinion Editor September 19, 2022

The Lydia M. Olson Library will be hosting “Create at the Library” this Saturday, Sept. 24, as part of NMU's homecoming celebration. Located in Harden Hall, this family-friendly event invites students,...

NEW EXHIBIT - Free to the public, the DeVos Art Museum is currently host to works by Lindsey Heiden (foreground) and Linda King Ferguson (background). The two artists take inspiration from the Upper Peninsulas landscape.

DeVos Art Museum unveils new exhibit

Harry Stine, Assistant Features Editor August 31, 2022

The DeVos Art Museum kicked off the semester Friday, Aug. 26 with their latest installation in the ongoing U.P. Focus exhibition series, this year featuring Linda King Ferguson and Lindsey Heiden. The...

Hannah Cajandig-Taylor, a local artist and NMU grad, talks about her experiences with finding inspiration in unexpected places, such as at her bartending job, at the Revolve CC. Cajandig-Taylor was one of many local artists who talked about the struggles of being a small artist and ways to discover success.

Local artists share creative opportunities at Revolve CC conference

Olivia Apa, Features Writer November 11, 2021

Revolve Creative Conference is a creative collaboration conference in Marquette that aims to promote creativity through collaboration, cross-discipline work and creative business.  “Revolve … grew...

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WRITERS UNITE—xxx shares her original piece with the Creative Writer’s Club members at their weekly meeting on Thursday, Jan. 30.

Creative Writer’s Club supports evolving skills

Travis Nelson February 5, 2020

In a room full of windows, the members of the Creative Writer’s Club (CWC) meet to nurture their passion for writing as they see the campus peering back. However, just looking at the sky, they can see...

Bashing English majors hurts creativity

Bashing English majors hurts creativity

Denali Drake October 17, 2019

Choosing a major in college is easily one of the most stressful experiences that a young adult can face. Personally, I spent two years in nursing school before leaving and deciding to pursue a degree...

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