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Students in the Divest NMU organization meet to discuss future ways to increase awareness of fossil fuels on Nov. 9. Their current efforts include a petition to support NMUs complete divestment from fossil fuels, an informational table in Jamrich and posters.

Student-led petition aims to divest NMU from fossil fuels

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor November 10, 2021

Last month, a group of students banded together to form the Divest NMU organization which provides a platform for them to convince NMU to divest from fossil fuel companies and develop more sustainable...

RUNNING INTO CHANGE - Brandon Garlow and Fiona Byrne Ryan along with their two-year-old son and dog packed up or sold all their belongings and are running along the North Country Trail to raise awareness for the Line 3 pipeline. Their journey has taught them invaluable lessons about living life with purpose and are sharing their experiences with others along the way.

Running Into a New Earth: A family’s journey to discover the unknown

Andie Balenger, Contributing writer November 10, 2021

The Center for Native American Studies has organized a number of events and presentations celebrating Native American Heritage Month throughout November. Their kickoff presentation was scheduled for Monday,...

EATING GREEN - Parsnip at Northern Lights Dining Hall offers vegetarian and vegan options, such as tofu burgers and snap peas. The Peas On Earth Challenge encouraged students to eat vegetarian and vegan to benefit the environment and their own health.

Peas on Earth project challenges students to eat vegetarian for a week

Olivia Apa, Features Writer October 27, 2021

The Peas on Earth Challenge was a challenge started by the NMU Animal Club to encourage students to eat more plant-based foods on-campus.  “By participating in this challenge, we are hoping students...

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...

Joe Pera interacts with the audience after the premiere of his new episode of “Joe Pera Talks With You on Saturday, Oct. 16. Peras show was one of many shown at the Fresh Coast Film Festival over the course of four days.

5th annual Fresh Coast Film Fest encourages climate awareness through film

Olivia Apa, Features Writer October 22, 2021

The Fresh Coast Film Festival is a documentary film festival celebrating the outdoor lifestyle and conservation of the Great Lakes region, features documentaries with a range of topics from a humongous...

Reid Kenyon cleans out a garden bed of watermelon vines to prepare it for a new crop. Kenyon is one of the student volunteers helping keep the hoop house running and growing produce for the community to enjoy.

Hoop house grows produce for NMU Dining, prepares for winter

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor October 8, 2021

Every Sunday at 6 p.m. Cole Bonino dresses in work clothes and prepares to get her hands dirty while pulling weeds and turning compost. For Bonino and the handful of other students that join her, this...

The Food Sovereignty Symposium in-person event was postponed this year due to COVID-19. The event will be rescheduled for May 2022. NMU student Reese Carter designed the promotional poster for the symposium this year.

Virtual Food Sovereignty Symposium looks at decolonizing food systems

Olivia Apa, Features Writer September 27, 2021

The Food Sovereignty Symposium is an event held to educate people on the process of decolonizing food systems and reestablishing an intimate relationship with plants, animals and one another.  Martin...

composting at hoop house

Initiative aims to make industrial composting more accessible

Olivia Apa, Features Writer September 21, 2021

An industrial composting project is currently underway to come to all NMU Dining services.  Zoe Tardy, senior environmental science and natural resource management major, submitted a model for an on-campus...

Climate@Noon event discusses gendered livelihoods, farming in Ghana

[email protected] event discusses gendered livelihoods, farming in Ghana

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor September 6, 2021

Hanson Nyantakyi-Frimpong, assistant professor of geography at the University of Denver, has been researching how ineffective farming in the floodplains of Ghana has led to greater societal issues, especially...

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NMU Rural Health partnership established with new grant

Joad Blaauw-Hara, Contributing Writer September 1, 2021

The NMU Center for Rural Health has been established following a grant from the Michigan Health Endowment fund. From the $194,421, the center plans on improving the flow of nutrient-dense food throughout...

New degree program for sustainable business practices

New degree program for sustainable business practices

Sophia Huhta , Contributing Writer August 31, 2021

NMU College of Business kicked off the fall semester Monday with the launch of their newest bachelor’s degree program in sustainable business and enterprise creation. The new major has three different...

Sailing the Superior seas

Sailing the Superior seas

Peter Smedley June 4, 2021

Lake Superior is not quite an ocean, yet to many who have not experienced a Great Lake, it might appear as one. The lake is home to local swimmers, kayakers, surfers and sailors who all have learned to...

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