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FUN FACTS — Dallas Wiertella (far right) explains different misconceptions about reasons for food insecurity, including laziness, high unemployment or the economy, when accessibility is the main driver of food insecurity. The trivia night was hosted by Marquette Ending Hunger to raise awareness and donations for the NMU Food Pantry.

Trivia night raises awareness about food insecurity in the UP

Katarina Rothhorn December 4, 2023

Nearly 30 people gathered in Jamrich on Thursday night to play a game of Kahoot and raised $100 for the NMU Food Pantry in the process. Marquette Ending Hunger, a student organization dedicated to raising...

THE AMAN PROJECT — The Refugee Outreach Collective Humanitas and NMUs philosophy department is hosting a fundraiser to raise funds for the Aman Project, a humanitarian organization located in Istanbul, Turkey, that supports LGBTQ+ refugees and asylum seekers are in need of assistance. Donation are encouraged but not required to enter the events raffle.

Refugee Outreach Collective Humanitas raises funds for Aman Project

Madoline Plattenberg April 26, 2023

The Refugee Outreach Collective Humanitas (ROCH) and NMU’s philosophy department are hosting a fundraiser and raffle today from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Jamrich 1322. The goal of the event is to raise funds...

FUN IN THE SUN — Kylie Saunders on a fun trip to Mackinac Island with Sarah Triemstra (not pictured) in 2022. Most of their trips are medically focused so they try to take advantage of the time and money when they can.

Profile — Living with Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome

Katarina Rothhorn February 17, 2023

When Kylie Saunders was 14 years old, her life growing up in Chicago revolved around sports: soccer, volleyball, track and field and basketball. “I was hoping at the time to eventually get a soccer...

Event co-organizer Mandy Bonesteel shows off her forest spirit themed masquerade outfit.

Holiday Masquerade Ball raises funds for Families Against Narcotics

Madoline Plattenberg December 9, 2022

The Student Leader Fellowship Program hosted a Holiday Masquerade Ball Fundraiser on Wednesday, Dec. 7 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. to raise funds for Families Against Narcotics Marquette, a community nonprofit...

RUNNING INTO CHANGE - Brandon Garlow and Fiona Byrne Ryan along with their two-year-old son and dog packed up or sold all their belongings and are running along the North Country Trail to raise awareness for the Line 3 pipeline. Their journey has taught them invaluable lessons about living life with purpose and are sharing their experiences with others along the way.

Running Into a New Earth: A family’s journey to discover the unknown

Andie Balenger, Contributing writer November 10, 2021

The Center for Native American Studies has organized a number of events and presentations celebrating Native American Heritage Month throughout November. Their kickoff presentation was scheduled for Monday,...

Peter Holliday (left) and Haley Rhoades (right) sell baked goods donated by home cooks and NMU staff members to raise funds for Ripple Effect. Ripple Effect helps students stay warm in the brutal U.P. winters if they cannot afford appropriate winter gear.

Bake sale raises money for student winter wear

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor November 1, 2021

Cinnamon rolls, almond poppy seed cookies, roasted almonds, homemade bread, muffins and even candy corn brownies were for sale outside of the Dean of Students’ office on Thursday, Oct. 28 for their annual...

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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...

INAUGURAL GALA—The first-ever Green and Gold Gala was held at the freshly built Northern Center Sept. 21 to raise money for a series of scholarships to help students in need. The money raised came from half the price of the attendee’s tickets which were $150 a person.
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Can someone just look me in the eye?

Mary McDonough November 7, 2019

Kids dream about what they want to be, and more often than not, it’s those dreams that set the path for the rest of their lives. But in those innocent years, it all seems easy as if things will just...

VAST returns with new fundraiser for men’s health

VAST returns with new fundraiser for men’s health

Jake Bekemeyer November 9, 2017

No Shave November is back this year for a group of men who are dedicated to growing their beards for a charity event to raise money and spread awareness about the importance of men’s health. Sixteen...

Northern student nurses holding second annual function for charity

Emily Pagel March 14, 2013

The Student Nursing Association (SNA) will be holding their second annual charity event for the Medical Care Access Coalition (MCAC) from 7 to 11 p.m. on Friday, March 15 at the Ramada Inn Ballroom in...

Citizens take plunge for Special Olympics fundraiser

Kate Clark March 14, 2013

Marquette’s Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) Polar Plunge will be held on Saturday, March 16 at Marquette Mountain. Registration will begin at 1 p.m. and the actual plunge takes place at 2:30 p.m. “Unlike...

Robert Burns Supper raises money for ‘Folk in Schools’

Nolan Krebs January 24, 2013

The Beaumier Upper Peninsula Heritage Center will be hosting the annual Robert Burns Supper on Friday, Jan. 25 as a fundraiser for the Folk in Schools Initiative. The event is held each year to celebrate...

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