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Opinion — Be extra kind to service industry workers this holiday season

Opinion — Be extra kind to service industry workers this holiday season

Andie Balenger December 5, 2022

The holiday season is a busy time for everyone, but those working in the service industry are set to be working triple time this year. According to the National Retail Federation, sales within November...

SHOP AND SIP — I discovered the fun drink phenomenon while searching for a FitAid at a local grocery store in Marquette. To ensure my shopping trip is not a bore or a chore, I now select a “fun drink” to enjoy while checking off my grocery list.

Opinion — The fun drink phenomenon

Andie Balenger, Opinion Editor September 27, 2022

I refuse to believe that I am the only person who hates grocery shopping. The thought of driving across Marquette to the nearest grocery store, getting overwhelmed by prices and lugging around a basket...

BROWSE AROUND — Poster Sale attendees flip through large booklets of various images as Lydelle Jackson, left, assists a customer who is purchasing a Johnny Cash poster. Jackson, director of poster sales at the College Poster Sale Company, has been providing Northern Michigan University students with unique posters of famous artwork, popular musicians and video games since last Thursday as part of NMU’s welcome back festivities.

Poster Sale equips students with creative pieces

Andie Balenger, Opinion Editor August 29, 2022

Northern Michigan University has welcomed its annual Poster Sale back to the Academic Mall, providing students with colorful prints to help decorate their living spaces before the fall semester begins....

entrance to flea market

Opinion—How to bargain-hunt

Adan Mulvaney November 4, 2020
I think it was the way that I was raised that made me gain an appreciation for secondhand items and thrift stores. When I was a young child, my family opened a flea market in lower Wisconsin.

Shopping local smart choice

Jon Young October 25, 2012

In the four years that I’ve been in Marquette, I’ve noticed an influx of name-brand chain stores popping up on the highway. I’m sure a lot of college students get excited that they can get their...

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