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SHAKE IT OFF—Mark Shevy, professor and Zumba instructor, leads a Zumba class with a positive attitude. Shevy will lead the Stress-Buster Zumbathon event tomorrow from 7-8:30 p.m. at the PEIF.

Stress-Buster Zumbathon held Friday for students to shake off stress

Dallas Wiertella, Staff Writer April 21, 2022

NMU Rec Sports and Marquette Ending Hunger have teamed up to create an open Zumba event for students to enjoy and loosen up during finals. The Stress-Buster Zumbathon charity event is being held at...

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...

COMING BACK CHAMPS—The NMU Mens Swim and Dive team won the CSCAA Open Water Nationals in Lawrence, Kansas this past weekend. Pictured is the winning team Grant Combs, Jasper Pullinen, Ondrej Zach and Thibault Auger. due to a lack of lifeguards

Wildcat swim and dive finds success despite adversity

Dallas Wiertella, Staff Writer September 30, 2021

The NMU Swim and Dive team have returned from the Open Water Nationals in Lawrence, Kansas taking home a first place victory in the CSCAA men's competition.  The winning men’s team consisted of four...

Photo courtesy of NMU Rec Sports
OPEN SWIM—Beginning on Sept. 29, NMU Rec Sports will close the open swim offered on Mondays and Wednesdays due to a lack of lifeguards.

Open swim closes due to lack of lifeguards

Dreyma Beronja, News Editor September 29, 2021

Northern Michigan University's Physical Education and Instructional Facility has closed its open swim due to a lack of lifeguards. The PEIF announced Tuesday morning through email that the open swim...

Exercise and recreational resources available at the PEIF

Exercise and recreational resources available at the PEIF

Dallas Wiertella June 2, 2021

The PEIF is NMU’s recreational and physical fitness center and offers many different facilities open to all students throughout each semester. Home to a weight room, two basketball courts, six racquetball...

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CLOSE CALLS— Students who continue to fail in meeting COVID-19 guidelines at the PEIF risk suspension from the facility for the rest of the semester, and potentially the year. With the U.K strain now in the U.P it is important to continue to maintain protocols.

Students fail to follow COVID-19 guidelines, risk PEIF closure

Nate Jacobs March 22, 2021

In response to a number of students not complying with the mask mandate at the Physical Education Instructional Facility, President Fritz Erickson has cautioned students that the university will have...

BOWING OUT—NMU sophomore guard Samantha Potter goes up for the contested layup over two Davenport defenders during Tuesday nights game. The NMU Womens Basketball team lost to Davenport in the GLIAC Tournament, ending their season with a final record of 10-9. Dallas Wiertella/NW.

Wildcats’ Women’s Basketball season ends in GLIAC Tournament with 61-45 loss to Davenport

Dallas Wiertella March 4, 2021

The Northern Michigan Women's Basketball team clashed with the Davenport Panthers on Tuesday night in their first game of the GLIAC Tournament. After a long struggle, the Panthers took the victory back...

WINNING WILDCATS—Sophomore guard Makaylee Kuhn goes up for a contested layup on multiple Purdue Northwest defenders. She had 34 points for game, and the Wildcats won 73-61 over Purdue Northwest. Dallas Wiertella/NW.

Wildcats’ Women’s hoops win series opener to set up sweep over Purdue Northwest

Dallas Wiertella March 1, 2021

The NMU Women’s Basketball team faced off against Purdue Northwest’s Pride on Friday inside of the PEIF Gymnasium. The Wildcats struggled hard and brought home the victory with a 73-61 win. NMU...

NMU FLAME THROWERS—The NMU Mens Basketball shot 51.6% from the field in a dominant 91-70 win over Lake Superior State on Sunday afternoon. Travis Nelson/NW

NMU Men’s Basketball scorches nets with 91-70 victory over Lake Superior State to earn series split

Travis Nelson February 1, 2021

Here are three numbers: 45, 52 and 60. Those were the scoring totals for the NMU’s Men’s Basketball team’s three games prior to its Sunday, Jan. 31 afternoon match-up with Lake Superior State. On...

NOT ENOUGH OFFENSE—A great defensive effort was not enough for the NMU Mens Basketball team, as its struggled offense fell flat in a 61-52 home loss to Michigan Tech. Travis Nelson/NW

Men’s basketball loses back-and-forth rivalry battle with Michigan Tech

Travis Nelson January 27, 2021

It was a tooth and nail game all night long between the NMU Men’s Basketball team and its arch-rival Michigan Tech, but the better offense prevailed as the Huskies finished the game on an 8-0 run for...

CATS BOUNCING BACK—After making both offensive and defensive adjustments, the NMU Womens Basketball team earned a split with Saginaw Valley State University this past weekend. Travis Nelson/NW

The difference a day makes: ‘Cats women’s basketball splits series with Saginaw Valley

Travis Nelson January 17, 2021

With a 10-point lead at halftime on Saturday in the first game of the doubleheader, the NMU Women's Basketball team caved to Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU)’s pressure in a 56-52 loss. In Sunday’s...

The NMU Mens basketball team plays their game at UW-Parkside. They were unable to defeat them losing 72-55.

Wildcats’ men’s basketball falls to UW-Parkside

Travis Nelson January 11, 2021

The NMU Men’s Basketball team got off to a hot start in its game on Sunday against University of Wisconsin-Parkside, but the Rangers went on a big run in the middle of the game en route to a 17-point...

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