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DONATION BASED — All of the kombucha Vancheck makes, she offers on the side of the road and uses an honor system to accept donations in exchange for the drink. She prints the labels and processes the kombucha herself, but the longevity of the kombucha stand is a community effort.

Kombucha? You Betcha

Emily Seven , Contributing Writer November 10, 2022

A little black fridge sits on the side of County Road 550 — to the unassuming passerby, its presence would hardly be noticed. Inside, bottles of home brewed kombucha sit neatly lined up, a product of...

FALL COLORS — The top of Mount Marquette provides a great view of the fall foliage. With leaves at their peak, now is the perfect time to take a hike and enjoy the shades of orange, red and yellow while they last.

Opinion — 8 places to photograph around Marquette before the leaves drop

Emily Seven, Contributing Writer October 19, 2022

Fall in the Upper Peninsula is taking winding back roads to amazing displays of fall foliage. Get outdoors and see the colors while they are here. Below you will find some go-to fall places along with...

EXPLORE - Marquettes Presque Isle is one of the areas many beautiful places for outdoor excursions. Tourists and locals alike go to Presque to walk or bike the forest trail and relax on the beach.

Opinion — Exploring Marquette

Hannah Jenkins, Copy Editor September 15, 2022

Although small, the city of Marquette is a vibrant and active community, set against the beautiful backdrop of Lake Superior. Like most Midwestern towns, its people are friendly to neighbors and newcomers...

VINYL GALORE — Over 10,000 records, CDs, posters, hundreds of stickers and more will be available at Geoff Walker and Jon Teichmans 5-day vinyl record show.

5-day record show to spin in vinyl enthusiasts

Madoline Plattenberg, Features Editor August 31, 2022

Nine years ago on March 23, 2013, Geoff Walker set up three tables of records upstairs at the Ore Dock Brewing Company. He made the decision to try selling his records there after talking with his brother,...

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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