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GETTING STARTED — Lex Koltowicz begins his presentation by discussing cannabis varieties.

High on science — Science on Tap presents history of marijuana

Amelia Kashian October 13, 2023

Marijuana is a plant known for its psychoactive effects and has only recently been legalized in Michigan. As its popularity grows, many questions are posed — where did cannabis first come from, and what...

CLAIMING MICHIGAN — The canoe showcased at the exhibit, Claiming Michigan: The 1820 Expedition of Lewis Cass, which is now on display at the The Beaumier Heritage Center until January.

Exploring the expedition of Lewis Cass at Beaumier

Rachel Pott September 29, 2023

With great celebration, the Beaumier Heritage Center welcomed the opening of its newest exhibit, "Claiming Michigan: the 1820 Expedition of Lewis Cass." The exhibit opened on Sept. 16 with a ceremony and...

Opinion — Podcasts are the future of news

Opinion — Podcasts are the future of news

Andie Balenger January 18, 2023

If you are reading this, you likely consume the news on a daily basis. For most of American history, people purchased a daily print newspaper as a means of staying up to date on the latest news in their...

Maude VanAntwerp was one of NMUs influential English teachers in the mid 1900s. The Hunt-VanAnterwerp residence halls are named after her legacy.

The influential women NMU residence halls are named after

Olivia Apa, Features Writer February 21, 2022

Correction: This article has been updated on March 6, 2021 to more accurately represent the historical documents found regarding Grace A. Spalding. As we approach the month of March, and consequently...

FIGHTING BACK - Charles Griffis, the student whose suspension led to the sit-in in Al Niemi’s office, lines up a shot at pool. Griffiss suspension led to a sit in protest by over 100 NMU students in 1969.

A brief history of racism and the fight for racial equality at NMU

Olivia Apa, staff writer February 10, 2022

February is Black History Month and it is important to recognize the racial inequality, specifically for Black students, that has occurred globally but also at our own Northern Michigan University. The...

WEST SCIENCE—Luther S. West Science facility connects with the other science building on campus, Kathleen Shingler Weston Hall as part of the Seaborg Science Complex. The two buildings hosts many STEM related departments and classes.

NMU considers name change for West Science after eugenics involvement

Ayanna Allen, Staff Writer November 4, 2021
After a recent discovery on Luther S. West's past with eugenics, NMU has considered changing West Science to be dedicated to someone that fits NMU's core values.
A beautiful location

Heritage Center holding exhibit on history of NMU architecture

August 27, 2021
Through photos, maps, architectural diagrams and artifacts, students can learn about pieces of the campus which no longer exist, including Kaye Hall, and about the significance of structures which are still present, such as Harden Hall.
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Former ASNMU presidents offer advice to incoming representatives

Rayna Sherbinow April 8, 2021

The results of the ASNMU elections will be announced soon. As new representatives take charge, their predecessors will step down into the ranks of history. NMU’s student government has a long and storied...

graphic of paper being digitized onto a laptop

UPLINK makes history for the Upper Peninsula

Rayna Sherbinow February 4, 2021

The NMU archives recently launched the development of The Upper Peninsula Digital Network or, UPLINK, which will enable heritage organizations around the UP to digitize their collections of historical...

Graphic of signs being held up stating voting rights are human rights

A glance at voting rights in America

Peter Smedley October 29, 2020

The right to vote is a privilege given to the citizens of the United States, yet voting has been a monumental point of contention throughout U.S. history. The ability to vote was once allowed to only...

Columbus Statue

Columbus doesn’t deserve a day of celebration

Justin Van't Hof October 12, 2020

Growing up, I remember learning in Elementary school that in 1492 Christopher Columbus was an explorer who sailed the Atlantic ocean and discovered the Americas. In my history book, he was painted as...

Picture of tools found during survey

Beaumier exhibit to offer look into past of Marquette Mountain

Charles Griffin August 11, 2020

Mount Marquette for many people can be a big part of living in Marquette, be it going there for skiing in the winter, or hiking in the summer. What a lot of people don’t know is what went on in...

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