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The North Wind

The North Wind

The North Wind

For about a month over the summer, sophomore Daisy Lupa and her friend traveled to Norway to volunteer on an organic farm through World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms. They stayed on the farm with a host that included room and board in exchange for help around the grounds. The two gained valuable farming experience abroad at little cost.
Photo courtesy of Daisy Lupa

Ultimate summer abroad experience

Maggie Duly August 29, 2019

A month-long scenic getaway to the luscious countryside of Norway with little to no cost shed on living accommodations sounds like a dream. However, sophomore Daisy Lupa was able to make it a reality...

Band members from left: Beau Ranke, Neil Krause, Jens Staff and Soren Staff have produced three albums since forming in 2014. The first two were more Bluegrass while their newest album blends their original sound, punk-folk and Americana.
Photo courtesy of Kyle Lehman

Them Coulee Boys are back in town

Maggie Duly August 29, 2019

Americana band Them Coulee Boys continues to develop music that encompasses the feeling of the Midwest. Originally from Eau Claire, Wisconsin, the band of four are making their third appearance on Friday,...

Photo courtesy of Ben Schimpf: Hikers appear minuscule atop the mountainous heights of the Appalachian Trail, a path that spans 2,181 miles from Maine to Georgia and through 14 different states. Ben Schimpf, an NMU senior outdoor recreation and leadership management major, hiked 556 miles of the trail this summer.

Life on the Appalachian Trail: The story of an NMU student that braved the famous path

Zoe Maki October 26, 2017

Sleeping on the trail and ascending mountains every day for months at a time: this is the life of a “thru-hiker,” a long-distance backpacker. For a portion of the summer and 556 miles, this was the...

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