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HANDMADE — Northern alumni Julia Bolton models a sea glass necklace that she handcrafted. Bolton fell in love with metalsmithing after taking an extracurricular class at NMU during her junior year.

Northern alumni makes hand-crafted jewelry

Andie Balenger March 23, 2023

While in high school, Northern alumni Julia Bolton was never given the opportunity to take a class focused on the fine arts. But during her junior year at NMU, she found some room for an elective in between...

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...

MEDITATION - Connor Ryan teaches an evening class at Unity Yoga Co-Op. Ryan is the founder of Unity Yoga and provides yoga classes in a variety of styles to accommodate every person.

Unity Yoga: connecting the community through donation based yoga

Olivia Apa, Features Writer January 29, 2022

Unity Yoga Co-Op is a quaint space on Washington Street, where anyone can go and forge a deeper connection with the self, with others in the community and with the practice of yoga.   “Yoga has...

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