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The North Wind

BEAUTY IN THE FOREST—In the fall, the forest is the best place to be. The sounds, the smells and the sights of the trees are a balm for overwork and burnout.

Opinion—Best places to see fall colors in MQ

Akasha Khalsa, Opinion Editor October 15, 2021
The Upper Peninsula as a whole is known as one of the best places to go to see the fall, and we’re lucky enough to be present here as the trees change and show their full, fiery hues.
Graphic of logo for the Winter UP event

Winter UP program provides outdoor adventures and prizes

Katarina Rothhorn January 27, 2021

Brenna Dill, a senior majoring in outdoor recreation and management, walked into the Outdoor Recreation Center asking about internships and suddenly found herself organizing events for a new Winter UP...

no dogs allowed

Opinion—Dogs should always be on a leash in public, and kept away from me

Jesse Wiederhold November 16, 2020

Most people are pretty good about keeping their large and furry four-legged friends on leashes in the Marquette area. Unfortunately, even though there is a law to enforce leashing dogs and keeping pets...

emotional vulnerability

Opinion—The importance of emotional vulnerability in strengthening friendships

Katarina Rothhorn October 12, 2020

I spent my first week as a freshman in college during the COVID-19 pandemic orienting myself on campus, trying to figure out how hybrid classes worked and leaving my dorm room as much as possible, hoping...

Photo courtesy of Brady Rudh.

Hike for Mental Health October calls for getting fresh air to support the cause

Travis Nelson October 1, 2020

With the beautiful scenery of fall colors surrounding the area as October arrives, one of NMU’s newest traditions will take place outdoors. The Conservation Crew, a club at NMU in its third year,...

DON’T LOOK DOWN—At Little Presque Park, Freshman business finance major Anna Platz gazes over Lake Superior’s vast surface, poised on a treacherous platform of ice at the shore’s edge.

Michigan’s ice: power, beauty and danger

Aiden Popour February 20, 2020

As the harsh Marquette winter continues, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) urges students to remember that Lake Superior’s icy surface is not to be trusted. Especially due to the recent fluctuations...

Respect nature, act responsibly

Shaina James November 29, 2012

When I first came up to Marquette, there were no signs saying “Do not swim,” no gates blocking off the breakwall and no signs saying “no camping” or “no bonfires.” Marquette County has...

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