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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,...

Madelyn Gabka performs at the Ode to Joy/remembrance of Sorrow event.

Marquette commemorates one year with COVID-19

Rayna Sherbinow March 18, 2021

Wednesday, March 10 was the one year anniversary of the pandemic in Michigan. The date was recognized at the state level. A press release from The Office of Governor Gretchen Whitmer detailed the governor’s...

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GHOST GRUB-- Nikkis Snack Dispatch operates out of the currently closed Outlanders. Both restaurants are co-owned by Nichole Klingler

Ghost restaurants surge, adjust the traditional format

Peter Smedley February 12, 2021

The term ‘ghost restaurant’ would be foreign to anyone a year ago. With many restaurants and local businesses struggling to keep their doors open, this new style has become an unlikely pivot in the...

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MDHHS issues three week pandemic order, NMU moves to online instruction

Jesse Wiederhold November 16, 2020

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has ordered the closure of highschools, colleges, indoor bar services and dine-in restaurants in light of an alarming spike of COVID-19. This decision...

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SKI SEASON- Marquette mountain will be ready for winter sports enthusiasts at the end of the month.

Marquette Mountain prepares to open amid pandemic

Kelby Reichard November 5, 2020

Despite the many challenges that come with operating a recreational business during the age of COVID-19, Marquette Mountain is preparing to open to the public on Nov. 27. “It’s complicated, but...

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Halloween guidelines, activities in Marquette

Ashley Beronja October 31, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people’s sense of ‘normality’ have been lost due to the unexpected and unfamiliar change to their daily lives. School, work and everyday life is drastically different...

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Sheriff candidates campaign for student votes

Jesse Wiederhold October 15, 2020

The title of Marquette County Sheriff is up for grabs this fall, and two candidates are running. The sheriff oversees about 90 people who patrol roads and answer calls among many other duties. The role...

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