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A PROUD COLLECTION — Carico (front) and Mary Kelly (back) pose in front of their food pantry collection. Photo Courtesy of Madison Carico

Profile — Education student Madison Carico explores all her passions at NMU

Katarina Rothhorn April 19, 2024

Madison Carico has always loved English and education. When she started her journey in higher education at NMU, she was confident in her decision to continue to an English professor position.  “I've...

HOCKEY FANS — Tessman and his family at a Red Wings hockey game in March. They are still rocking the NMU gear in Detroit.

Brock’s backstory: President Tessman’s journey through running, teaching and finding balance

Katarina Rothhorn April 21, 2023

Brock Tessman was born on June 4, 1976, in the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, exactly one month before the United States’ bicentennial and his planned due date. Despite his early birth and subsequent...

EXPRESS YOURSELF — Greta Hillstrom, owner of Fancy-Free, poses with her cat Bobbi McGee in front of one of the stores several home décor displays. Fancy-Free is a curated thrift store with the goal of promoting creativity and art within the local community.

Fancy-Free, a curated thrift experience

Andie Balenger February 6, 2023

What does it mean to be “fancy-free”? Despite opening a small thrift store by that name in Feb. 2021, U.P. native Greta Hillstrom has been living what she describes as “fancy-free” for the majority...

ICE CLIMBING - Rodriguez enjoys the view during a winter climb. Rodriguez is a PR Major in his last semester at Northern, and is currently president of South Superior Climbing Club.

Profile — Ice and Graduation: Vaughn Rodriguez’s Final Months at Northern

Harry Stine January 27, 2023

Vaughn Rodriguez didn’t know much about Northern before enrolling. All he knew was that he had a friend that needed a roommate at NMU, and before he knew it, he left Grand Rapids and found himself in...

Conservation Data Lab encourages conservation contributions from NMU Students

Conservation Data Lab encourages conservation contributions from NMU Students

Willow Rasch and Katarina Rothhorn November 18, 2022

Randy Swaty’s interest in studying ecology first happened in a tire shop when he was 17.  “I was at a tire shop getting tires and I read this article about how The Nature Conservancy was working...

Who is Kerri Schuiling?

Who is Kerri Schuiling?

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor April 15, 2022

Kerri Schuiling didn’t plan on becoming NMU’s interim president when she graduated from high school in Grand Rapids. She hardly even planned to attend college at all.  As a first-generation college...

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Kaitlyn Bessolo: Wildcat and National Guardsman

Rayna Sherbinow November 11, 2020

On Nov. 11, 1919,  President Woodrow Wilson declared the first Armistice Day to honor those who gave their lives in World War I. The war officially ended in the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th...

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