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TIME TO PLAY THE GAME—Marquettes newest gaming store, Iron Golem Games, holds new opportunities for gamers to come and enjoy. Dallas Wiertella/NW

Iron Golem Games presents area’s newest gaming hub

Dallas Wiertella, Staff Writer April 22, 2022

A new game store, Iron Golem Games, offers a wide variety of services that extends beyond just selling products to both experienced hobbyist and casual table-top enthusiasts. Located at 328 W. Washington...

MEDITATION - Connor Ryan teaches an evening class at Unity Yoga Co-Op. Ryan is the founder of Unity Yoga and provides yoga classes in a variety of styles to accommodate every person.

Unity Yoga: connecting the community through donation based yoga

Olivia Apa, Features Writer January 29, 2022

Unity Yoga Co-Op is a quaint space on Washington Street, where anyone can go and forge a deeper connection with the self, with others in the community and with the practice of yoga.   “Yoga has...

WINTER WONDERLAND - The Winter UP program provides students with 15 different outdoor locations to explore over six weeks. By scanning the QR code through The Hub, students earn points and can win prizes such as a beanie, gift card and tumbler.

Winter UP program encourages outdoor adventures

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor January 23, 2022

The Marquette area has a multitude of hidden trails and picturesque locations that students, especially freshman new to the U.P., may not be aware of. Exposing students to these wilderness gems is the...

Mayor to talk about Climate Resolution Plan

Mayor to talk about Climate Resolution Plan

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor January 21, 2022

On Dec. 20, 2021, the City of Marquette passed a Climate Action Resolution that marked their commitment to carbon neutrality by 2050 along with other more sustainable practices. Now, nearly a month after...

(CLIMATE) CHANGE - Marquette City Commission passed the Climate Action Resolution on Dec. 20, 2021 with a unanimous vote. The draft of the resolution was originally written by NMU faculty and students and contributing community members.

Climate resolution incentivizes Marquette to become climate neutral

Olivia Apa, Features Writer January 21, 2022

NMU students are paving the way for a sustainable, climate neutral future for Marquette.  In September 2021, assistant professor Ryan Stock gathered a group of environmentalists from on campus and...

BIG BUCK CHASE—NMU student Travis Bessner poses with one of his two bucks last year. Bessner said that he was lucky to get two a year ago, and time will tell if others can be as lucky this year when the season begins on Monday.

Rifle hunting nearly underway as season approaches

Dallas Wiertella , Staff Writer November 12, 2021

Many Northern Michigan University students and Marquette residents are gearing up and heading off to their camps to get ready for rifle season. With Monday, Nov. 15 right around the corner, so is deer...

Civic engagement skillbuilder postponed

Civic engagement skillbuilder postponed

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor October 12, 2021

When ASNMU President Bethany Beavers was running for her position in April, her main platform was increased civic engagement opportunities and engagement. Students suggested she host a skillbuilder on...

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Blossom Bird brings bubble tea to Marquette

Sophia Huhta , contributing writer September 7, 2021

Bubble tea fanatics from Southeast Michigan turned an idea into reality when they opened their shop, Blossom Bird Bubble Tea, on Third Street this summer. Daniel and Kaila Ball moved to the U.P. a year...

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Opinion—Blossom Bird is here for tea drinkers and tea haters alike

Joshua La Gorio, contributing writer September 4, 2021
I was a mix of nervous and curious as to what I’d think of the drink, considering my history with tea and all. I selected vanilla milk tea with chocolate boba.
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MARCH ON—Protestors on Saturday, Aug. 28 marched together through Marquette to raise awareness for voting rights. The event was held on the 58th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, the same march that Martin Luther King JR. delivered his I have a dream speech.

Marquette marches for voting rights

Dreyma Beronja, News Editor August 31, 2021
On Aug. 28 dozens gathered at Marquette Commons to march for voting rights. The event featured speakers from Social Justice For Us, Voters Not Politicians and Jenn Hill pro tem mayor of Marquette.
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Community disconcerted over potential impacts of Granot Loma spaceport

Peter Smedley April 22, 2021

The U.P is often regarded as one of the few places untouched by industry in America. Home to many outdoor recreation experiences, an economy that thrives off of the environment and a school with a surplus...

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Students look forward to Marquette summer community events

Sophia Huhta April 16, 2021

As the semester is nearing its end, many students are starting to pack up and go home for the summer. For students staying in Marquette, there are ways to get out of the house and be active in the community,...

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