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Lake Superior safety becomes necessary as beach season reaches peak in U.P.

Travis Nelson August 10, 2020

One can’t help but think of Marquette’s fascinating scenery when coming to school at NMU. There are more sites to see than imaginable, but the main attraction Lake Superior tops the list. Despite...

MAKING CHANGE—Jordan Matterella stands with Ian Parkkonen, project leader for the planting of 500 cedar trees on behalf of the Interfaith Water Stewards in the summer of 2018.

Artist duo celebrates water

Akasha Khalsa October 10, 2019

October brings a new environmental art exhibit to Marquette, with “Water Rising,” a husband and wife project, on display at the Arts and Culture Center from Oct. 1-30. The exhibition is free and open...

Photo by Emmalene Oysti

Editorial: It’s called Superior for a reason

North Wind Staff November 2, 2017

Half the allure of living in Marquette is the town’s proximity to the largest body of freshwater in North America. Mama Superior’s piercing blue water, vast expanse and thrashing waves make her a sight...

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...

Wildcats demolish No. 14 ranked Lakers

Jon Young October 18, 2012

The NMU football team went into the game on Saturday, Oct. 13 winless in the GLIAC and facing the No. 14-ranked Grand Valley State University Lakers. “This week our motto was believe,” said senior...

Cliff-jumping thrills present many risks

Amanda Monthei September 20, 2012

Cliff jumping at Black Rocks and Little Presque is a popular pastime for many Northern students, and yet the dangers associated with cliff jumping are often disregarded by those who do it most frequently. With...

Golfers host only home match of the season

Karly Ratzenberger September 13, 2012

The men’s golf team held their only home tournament of the season and finished in ninth out of 10 teams.The teams participating in the Greywalls tournament included Finlandia University, University of...

New lifeguard program makes swimming safer

Kaitlyn Doane September 13, 2012

Summer has come and gone and school is back in session, but many college students are still enjoying Marquette’s gorgeous beaches and of course, the lake. Lake Superior is just a short walk away from...

Know risk before plunging into Lake Superior

Amanda Monthei September 13, 2012

Regardless of how long someone has been a student at NMU — a couple weeks or five years — the dangers of Lake Superior are evident. From the posters on campus and warnings from NMU staff and Marquette...

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