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HANDS UP — A student raises his hand as Miller teaches surrounding students in her class. Photo Courtesy of Miranda Miller

Profile — Becoming an ‘unapologetically queer’ teacher

Katarina Rothhorn March 14, 2024

Miranda Miller has been out and proud since middle school. A large part of her childhood and high school years was marked by her self-identity discovery within the queer community.  “My college essay...

THE MOMENT — Drag star BoyJ basks in the crowd after their performance.

More than 500 people attend NMU drag show

Antonio Anderson February 14, 2024

Collective cheers enveloped a single idol, drowning out the playing music. People of all kinds reached out to touch them and give them money, all of them expressing love. This was NMU's 27th annual drag...

Queer Prom offers prom re-do for LGBTQ+ community

Queer Prom offers prom ‘re-do’ for LGBTQ+ community

Jackie Phillips April 10, 2023

Queers and Allies hosted their annual Queer Prom on Friday, April 7. The prom was held in the Northern Center in Ballrooms I and II from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. With drinks, food and music, Queer Prom was...

WINTER FAIR - The Winter Student Organization Fair gives student organizations an opportunity to share their clubs with other students and recruit new members.

Center for Student Enrichment hosts Winter Student Organization Fair

Fischer Genau January 27, 2023

The Winter Student Organization Fair was hosted by the Center for Student Enrichment this past Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the first floor of Jamrich.  The event was an opportunity for students...

Graphic courtesy by Queers & Allies

Queers & Allies celebrates ‘Transgiving’

Dreyma Beronja November 17, 2022

Thursday night from 6-9 p.m. in Jamrich room 3317, members of NMU's Queers & Allies invite anyone to join them for s'mores, hot chocolate and cider and a few other treats while they watch 'How to Train...

DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY - NMU students gathered in the atrium of Hedcock to celebrate a queer prom on April 1. For many LGBTQ+ students, this was the first prom they were able to comfortably celebrate in their identity.

Students celebrate identity, music, dancing at Queer Prom

Andie Balenger, Staff Writer April 7, 2022

When reflecting on her solo appearance at high school prom, Lilith Popour could only associate the event with feelings of sadness. Unaware of her gender identity in the harbored town of Jennison, Michigan,...

PROM NIGHT - Members of the LGBTQ+ community have been invited to attend Queer Prom. Queers and Allies are offering a safe space for queer students to dance, have fun, and be themselves in a traditional prom setting.

Queer Prom to provide night of inclusivity and fun

Andie Balenger, Staff Writer March 30, 2022

In campaigning for the presidential position of Queers and Allies, Miranda Miller knew that there was a demand for a queer-specific prom on campus. For many queer community members, the word “prom”...

Aurora Gozmic poses in style during her second solo performance.

Chicago queens dazzle at drag show

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor February 15, 2022

The Vandament Arena was decked out on Saturday night in blue curtains and pulsing colored lights changing in time with the bass line blaring from the surround sound speakers. Every seat, from the metal...

Aurora Gozmic performs at Michigan Tech Universitys drag show on Sept. 25, 2021. Aurora Gozmic is one of the professional drag queens who will be judging the amateur drag show and performing the following night.

Students take to the stage in amateur drag show

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor February 10, 2022

Professional drag queens are not the only ones performing this weekend at NMU. Prior to the 25th annual drag show on Saturday, Feb. 12, students will get the chance to perform in an amateur drag show and...

LGBTQ+ workshops to delve into queer history, butch/femme identities

LGBTQ+ workshops to delve into queer history, butch/femme identities

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor February 8, 2022

This Saturday, Feb. 12, Queers and Allies will be hosting their 25th annual drag show at Vandament Arena. In this week leading up to this event, they are bringing in guest speakers to present on topics...

Finding a middle ground: how student orgs navigate online challenges

Finding a middle ground: how student orgs navigate online challenges

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor January 26, 2022

The Winter 2022 semester began with a sudden announcement that the first two days of classes would be canceled, the rest of the first week would be online and student organizations would have to meet virtually...

QUEER TREES - Mossy Schumann plants a young pine tree along the Lake Superior shoreline. Schumann organized the PRIDE Tree Planting Event which encouraged queer youth to plant trees together and help restore the eroding shoreline.

LGBTQ+ groups, Great Lakes Climate Corps plant 100 trees

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor October 27, 2021

LGBTQ+ groups from across Marquette including Upper Peninsula Rainbow Pride and NMU’s Queers and Allies group gathered at McCarty’s Cove on Friday, Oct. 22 to plant 100 trees at the PRIDE Tree Planting...

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