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Take your time: NMU Public Safety recommends taking it slow when driving in the snow

‘Take your time’: NMU Public Safety recommends taking it slow when driving in the snow

Dallas Wiertella February 21, 2024

As the weather changes in the UP, so should driving habits, the UP is known for its changing climate and heavy snowfall. Students at NMU range from local to across the country and road conditions may be...

SNOWBANK CITY — My morning walk to campus. Obstacles include darkness that only yields to the occasional street lamp and snowbanks piled higher than my kees.

Opinion — Romanticizing the snow

Megan Poe January 24, 2024

If you’ve spent a winter in Marquette, you know people have to form some sort of delusion to get them through the season and keep from slumping over in a snow bank. Being an off-campus student without...

COWABUNGA — Riders line up before the Irontown Rail Jam on the first night of festivities.

Opinion — Time spent with the snow god

Fischer Genau February 22, 2023

Legend speaks of a god that lives deep in the frozen woods of Tapiola, Michigan, a remote village in the far reaches of the Upper Peninsula. Its name is Heikki Lunta. It is said there’s a magical song...

SNOWBOUND — Visitors admire the Eben Ice Caves, located just north of Chatham, after a brief hike. While more popular in the summer and fall, the outdoor recreation areas in and around Marquette house many winter wonders to be enjoyed.

Opinion – Top 5 winter wonders of Marquette

Abbey Lamb, Contributing writer February 14, 2023

Not only is Marquette home to some of the most fun activities in the summer and gorgeous colors in the fall, but it also has a lot to offer in the winter. If you are a person who is not really into recreational...

Editorial — How to survive the Upper Peninsula winter

Editorial — How to survive the Upper Peninsula winter

North Wind Editorial Board December 1, 2022

Although the snow that fell before Thanksgiving break has melted away, now is the best time to prepare yourself for the next four to five months of cold weather in Marquette.  Winter in the Upper Peninsula...

Group of Attendees At Plaidurday

Twelfth Annual Plaidurday Brings Students, Staff Together With Coffee, Donuts and Plenty of Plaid

Harry Stine October 10, 2022

“Cold, colorful and fun,” said Abby Knight, exercise major, summing up the latest annual celebration of Plaidurday, a U.P.-originated event, and the twelfth so far according to the Plaidurday website. Students,...

DASHING THROUGH THE SNOW—With winter in the air, NMUPD advises students to begin common-sense preparations for the snowy U.P. conditions such as getting vehicles equipped with snow tires and purchasing shovels and scrapers to battle the slush and ice. Photo courtesy of NMU Marketing

Bracing for blizzards

Akasha Khalsa October 24, 2019

This winter may be just as difficult and dangerous as last year’s snowy season, and NMU Police Department (NMUPD) reminds students to be safe with their vehicles and prepare for the ice and snow to...

Global warming in context

Global warming in context

Kelsey Routhier February 28, 2019

Sometimes it seems like the snow never stops coming. A few weeks ago, we had temperatures nearing -50 degrees Fahrenheit with windchill. You’ve probably seen videos of people sledding off their roofs,...

Northern Michigan students had the day off from school Monday and Tuesday thanks to an April snow shower.  The unusual precipitation covered Marquette in 15.8 inches of snow. Photo by: Kat Torreano

Unusual storm hits MQT

Winter Keefer April 19, 2018

NMU’s back-to-back Monday and Tuesday snow days were the latest winter semester weather related cancellations since April 11 of 2014, according to Chief Marketing Officer Derek Hall. From Sunday...

Snowed in 
Photo by: Lindsey Eaton

Snowed In

January 18, 2018

This Subaru Forester is covered in a pile of ice and snow in NMU’s resident student parking Lot 26. Snow is expected going into next week, according to the local weather forecast.

Grounds crew offers suggestions for winter parking

Ellen Holmes March 14, 2013

With winter weather still upon us, the NMU groundskeeping staff continues to fulfill all snow removal needs on campus, and additionally urges students and staff to be mindful and conscious when driving...

WinterFest organizers work to overcome inclement weather

Emily Pagel February 28, 2013

Last week, student organizations, faculty and residence hall houses bundled up and headed outside to show their school spirit for Northern Michigan University’s “Chilly Nights & Carnival Lights”...

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