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SIBLINGHOOD - Bailey Gomes, Aja Miller and Karlene Howard (left to right) made Kappa Psi Nu sweatshirts during one of their siblinghood nights this semester. Kappa Psi Nu is a recently established non gendered sorority that focuses on creating an inclusive Greek Life experience.

Breaking gender stereotypes in Greek Life

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor April 1, 2022

The longevity of the relationships she had discovered through Kappa Psi Nu first struck Karlene Howard, junior psychology major, at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. It was her second semester as a member...

SAFER SEX - Devin Ziembiec (left) and Reyna Defoe (right) stand in front of the tables for Condomonium in Jamrich Hall. They passed out numerous educational pamphlets, latex-free condoms, dental dams and other sexual education materials.

Condomonium celebrates inclusive safer sex

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor March 15, 2022

Paper bags lined both sides of the hallway in Jamrich for students passing through to pick up on their way from class. But for some reason, many students seemed to find taking these free goodie bags kind...

Devin Ziembiec hands out pamphlets to passing students who stop to take a free dessert and learn more about service animals. The event is a part of the pastries and pamphlets series from the Student Equity and Engagement Center that aims to increase education about specific diversity and inclusion topics every year.

SEEC hands out free cookies, information on service animals

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor March 10, 2022

Passing through Jamrich on their way from class or Starbucks, students stop at the normally vacant ticket booth to grab a free cookie and pamphlet on service animal etiquette and maybe even pet Welles,...

SOCIAL DISTANCED SINGING — Choir students rehearse six feet apart during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now the choirs are able to perform on stage together, but still wear masks as much as possible.

Choirs prepare for first live concert since COVID

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor October 5, 2021

After a year and a half of singing into a room of empty chairs, the NMU University Choir and NMU Arts Chorale will finally get to perform to a live audience. For almost two years, the choirs have been...

Photo courtesy of Jessica Cruz

Chief officer for Diversity and Inclusion steps down

Ashley Beronja February 18, 2021

On Feb. 8, President Fritz Erickson announced that Dr. Jessica Cruz, chief diversity and inclusion officer, would be stepping down from her position to move onto a new opportunity at the University of...

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