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Photo courtesy of Ali Davis instagram
AWAKE ART—One of Davis multiple pieces of art being displayed at Contrast Coffee. The artwork will be on display through March.

Contrast Coffee displays student’s social justice focused artwork

Peter Smedley February 25, 2021

The summer of last year saw a rise in social justice advocacy. Headed by protests from the Black Lives Matter movement, it was a time centralized around accountability and truth. Many students were inspired...

Photo courtesy of Ben Schimpf: Hikers appear minuscule atop the mountainous heights of the Appalachian Trail, a path that spans 2,181 miles from Maine to Georgia and through 14 different states. Ben Schimpf, an NMU senior outdoor recreation and leadership management major, hiked 556 miles of the trail this summer.

Life on the Appalachian Trail: The story of an NMU student that braved the famous path

Zoe Maki October 26, 2017

Sleeping on the trail and ascending mountains every day for months at a time: this is the life of a “thru-hiker,” a long-distance backpacker. For a portion of the summer and 556 miles, this was the...

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