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The North Wind

CLIMBING ON UP—There plenty of opportunities to climb and be in the outdoors in the U.P., and none might be better than the opportunity to ice climb with this introduction class. Photo courtesy of Hannah Smith.

U.P. offers climbing opportunities year-round

Hannah Smith, Contributing Writer March 11, 2022

For most people, frozen waterfalls are something to gaze in glory and enjoy from the base of the falls. However, others will stand at the base with ice picks in their hands, crampons on their feet 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...

FALL FISHING SEASON—A local fisher catches a small mouth bass. With the fall season in fall swing, its a prime time to fish in the Marquette area. Dallas Wiertella/NW

Plentiful fishing opportunities surround Marquette area

Dallas Wiertella, Staff Writer October 7, 2021

Fishing is a familiar activity for students attending Northern Michigan University, and the Marquette area offers opportunities in magnitude with lakes and rivers all around. With locations ranging from...

A view of Marquettes wilderness

Opinion—Be cautious of your impact while enjoying natural spaces

Aiden Popour September 14, 2020
One of the main things that drew me to NMU was all the natural beauty surrounding the city of Marquette. All within a couple miles away are Sugarloaf Mountain, beaches on Lake Superior, Dead River Falls and many other beautiful locations. With 906 Day occurring last week, I saw that many people went out to enjoy these natural sites. However, seeing all these people out hiking and exploring has caused me to wonder about the effects of recreation on natural spaces.
Reconnecting our children with nature

Reconnecting our children with nature

Isabelle Tavares February 28, 2019

“What’s your Wi-Fi password?” should not be the first thing that blurts out of my 10-year-old cousin’s mouth when I see him for the first time in a year. The ingredients to a wholesome adolescence...

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...

DeVos exhibit features artists influenced by U.P.

Lucy Hough September 6, 2012

It’s not too late to see the work in this year’s U.P. Focus exhibition. A closing reception for the works featured in this exhibit will take place from 6-8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 14 in the DeVos...

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