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FREAKY FRIENDS -- Northern Scales Reptiles presents a rare opportunity for students to be educated and safely interact with reptiles. Leila, the owners pet, is a Burmese python with one eye.

Freaky Friends with Freya and Northern Scales Reptiles

Annamarie Parker November 9, 2023

If there is one thing we love about the U.P., it is the outdoors and all of the life that comes with it. On Monday, Nov. 6, students were offered the chance to get a little more up and personal with some...

ADRENALINE — Vaughn heading down the static line to scope the route. This was the rope that I hung on while the others climbed.

Opinion — Ice climbing and the cold, cutting edge

Fischer Genau February 15, 2023

My friend likes to imagine himself falling when he climbs. A lot of climbers caution against this, saying you'll psych yourself out. Instead, it's best to just focus on the next move, the next handhold...

SNOWBOUND — Visitors admire the Eben Ice Caves, located just north of Chatham, after a brief hike. While more popular in the summer and fall, the outdoor recreation areas in and around Marquette house many winter wonders to be enjoyed.

Opinion – Top 5 winter wonders of Marquette

Abbey Lamb, Contributing writer February 14, 2023

Not only is Marquette home to some of the most fun activities in the summer and gorgeous colors in the fall, but it also has a lot to offer in the winter. If you are a person who is not really into recreational...

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...

EARTH WEEK CELEBRATION—The Conservation Crew poses for a group picture. NMUCC continues to prioritizing outdoor sustainability. Photo courtesy of Conservation Crew.

Conservation Crew co-leaders promote Earth Day, their group

Madoline Plattenberg, Assistant Sports Editor April 27, 2022

As the semester winds down students at NMU can participate in Earth week events hosted by Conservation Crew and other sustainability organizations on and off-campus such as EcoReps, Divest NMU, NMU Animal...

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...

CATS PULL THE UPSET—This beautiful view overlooks Harlow Lake in Marquette. This is one of many places in the outdoors that the community can visit to take advantage of what the U.P. has to offer. Photo courtesy of Jack Green

Local trails and outdoor adventures provide student fun

Dallas Wiertella, Staff Writer February 24, 2022

Northern Michigan University is one of few campuses where outdoor adventures are just a couple of blocks away, and even in winter, there are many opportunities to get out and enjoy nature. With options...

THE GREAT OUTDOORS—PEIF Outdoor Rec Center (ORC) student employee Lexi Hagan stands at the ORC window during business hours. Students can get rental equipment here. Dallas Wiertella/NW

Marquette area offers winter equipment rental opportunities

Dallas Wiertella, Staff Writer February 10, 2022

Winter in Upper Michigan is known for bitter temperatures and piles of snow, but it also opens up new opportunities for the community to go and embrace the season with outdoor activities.  One option...

Lake Superior water guidelines for staying safe

Lake Superior water guidelines for staying safe

Joad Blaauw-Hara, Contributing Writer November 1, 2021
Lake Superior is one of the many Great Lakes that should be experienced by everyone. However, it is important to remember to be safe while exploring out in the water.
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.
Joleigh Martinez/NW

NMU Mycology Club continues to enjoy fall season with foraging

Ayanna Allen, Staff Writer September 24, 2021
NMU's Mycology Club offers students a community to share quality time outdoors foraging and studying the natural organisms of the area.
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.
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