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Lake Superior water guidelines for staying safe

Lake Superior water guidelines for staying safe

Joad Blaauw-Hara, Contributing Writer November 1, 2021

Marquette is known for its natural beauty, most of which is brought on by its close proximity to Lake Superior. The lake hosts a setting for numerous recreational activities but all who enjoy this...

BEAUTY IN THE FOREST—In the fall, the forest is the best place to be. The sounds, the smells and the sights of the trees are a balm for overwork and burnout.

Opinion—Best places to see fall colors in MQ

Akasha Khalsa, Opinion Editor October 15, 2021
The Upper Peninsula as a whole is known as one of the best places to go to see the fall, and we’re lucky enough to be present here as the trees change and show their full, fiery hues.
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NMU Mycology Club continues to enjoy fall season with foraging

Ayanna Allen, Staff Writer September 24, 2021

The foraging season has yet to come to an end here in the local Marquette and NMU community. NMU’s own mycology club has continued to utilize the fall season to study and enjoy the outdoors. Marquette’s...

MOUNT BOHEMIA CLOSED FOR SEASON—Its not snowy anymore like the picture of a ski lift, and that means spring is coming soon. Mount Bohemia is now closed for the season, and will be welcoming new guests in the winter. Photo courtesy of Samantha Tschirhart.

Ski season at Mount Bohemia now closed, but future visits require experience

Dallas Wiertella March 23, 2021

As the skiing season comes to a close, we pack up our ski and snowboarding gear away and get ready for the warmer weather. If you still have snow on your mind for next year and maybe want to change the...

Photo courtesy of Lily Capodilupo
FEATURED FALLS— (pictured) Black river falls, located near Marquette county. Capodilupo visted the falls last autumn as one of the many during her experience visiting all the falls on the Travel Marquette list.

Waterfalls warm-up around Marquette

Nate Jacobs March 15, 2021

Home to over 70 natural waterfalls, Marquette County is the hot spot for adventurers of all levels. Travel Marquette offers a comprehensive waterfall guide to over 12 falls on an easy-to-follow waterfall...

FISHING IN THE YOOP— Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, theres opportunities to get outside and do some fishing while maintaining social distancing. Photo courtesy of Kelby Reichard.

Catching a break during the pandemic

Kelby Reichard October 29, 2020

While it may seem complicated for those with no previous experience, fishing offers students a way to connect with the outdoors and remain socially distant during the pandemic. The age of COVID-19...

Photo courtesy of Micah Carroll
WALK DOWN THE LINE—Each week outside of the Berry Events Center, you’ll find the South Superior Climbing Club’s slacklining group. For beginners to experts, slacklining is available for everyone.

Safe and friendly atmosphere of slacklining group makes it worth trying

Travis Nelson September 30, 2020

From tree to tree on Wednesday nights, hang slacklines of the South Superior Climbing Club. Despite difficult times, the group provides an experience to get outdoors and make new friends. South Superior...

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Fitness, nutrition habits under distress

Peter Smedley September 10, 2020

Mass closure of gyms state-wide saw many struggling to maintain their healthy habits. Others fell into old habits and let go of their regimented dieting and exercise, and many never had a routine at all....

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Places to enjoy around town while staying socially distant

Peter Smedley September 3, 2020

Experiences in Marquette have been altered drastically over the summer and students may be unsure as to what is still available, or looking for a more comprehensive idea of which businesses are taking...

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...

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