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Photo of NMU Archives

Evening at the Archives ends for the year, future events planned

Ayanna Allen November 11, 2022

Many students may pass by the Archives every day and not even realize what it is. The NMU Archives, located in the basement of Harden Hall, hold a wealth of history. According to their homepage, the...

Graphic of NMU mascot Wildcat Willy holding a sign that says: I voted!

What to know before casting vote in upcoming Midterm Elections

Ayanna Allen, Assistant News Editor November 4, 2022

Election Day is approaching. Next Tuesday, Nov. 8, anyone registered to vote will be able to go and cast their ballots for the midterm elections. As it is a midterm election year, all seats in the House...

WILDPUPS? WILDCAT! - Butterscotch (left), the first cat to join Wildpups, the animal assisted therapy program on campus debuted with his handler, Diana Perry (right).

NMU Wildpups welcomes first feline member, Butterscotch, into program

Ayanna Allen October 28, 2022

NMU Wildpups, an Animal Assisted Intervention (AAI) program, introduced their new feline member, a cat named Butterscotch, into the group on Oct. 27 in Lydia M. Olsen Library. The program aims to enhance...

SUBSTANCE USE - NMUs Social Work department is now offering a Substance Use minor. This provides students with knowledge and training that is much needed in the U.P.

Lack of addiction resources in U.P.; NMU Social Work Department provides Substance Use minor

Ryley Wilcox, Staff Writer October 6, 2022

The Social Work Department at NMU is now offering a substance use minor as of the Fall 2022 semester to provide education to Upper Peninsula students in the substance use disorder treatment field. The...

WNMU-TV to host town hall discussion about “Facing Suicide” documentary

WNMU-TV to host town hall discussion about “Facing Suicide” documentary

Ayanna Allen, Assistant News Editor September 22, 2022

A panel of UP mental health professionals will be hosted by WNMU-TV to discuss PBS’s documentary, “Facing Suicide,” on Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. in the Northern Center’s ballrooms. WNMU-TV has hopes that...

MARCH ON — Protestors and their children marched to raise awareness about a lack of childcare in the Marquette area.

Early Childhood Education Task Force hosts Children’s March due to lack of childcare

Ryley Wilcox, Staff Writer September 21, 2022

The Great Start Parent Coalition held a Children’s March on Sept. 20 at the Marquette County Courthouse to express community concerns of the lack of childcare in the area. We the People MI and the...

7,000 TESTS — The Vielmetti Health Center on campus will continue to provide COVID related services, such as at-home tests.

COVID-19 Fall Semester Update; Vielmetti Health Center offers at-home COVID tests

Ryley Wilcox, Staff Writer September 12, 2022

NMU began the fall semester on Aug. 29, the first semester in two years in which students, faculty and staff returned to the classroom without masks in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. For the last...

HEALTHY CAMPUS — NMUs Health Center offers various services to the campus community, including monkeypox testing.

Monkeypox: What to know

Ayanna Allen, Assistant News Editor September 9, 2022

COVID-19 was the largest collective trauma event that has happened in this lifetime. Many people have reported that their lives have been permanently changed because of the ongoing pandemic. With monkeypox...

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