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The North Wind

VERY, VERY COLD — A sheet of ice enveloping the land. The Upper Peninsula gets quite cold during the winter, and not enough people understand that.

Opinion — If you dislike winter, why go to Northern?

Rachel Pott November 16, 2023

With the first snow of the year behind us, many people have already stated their love or hate for the snow. I often hear a lot of complaints about the snow and cold. Many people often go into hibernation...

SECOND HOME — My uncle’s camp sits quietly at the end of a clearing as my dogs race each other to the door. From sunny days spent on the lake to late night card games, cross-country skiing expenditures to bean bag tournaments, there was always fun to be had at camp.

Opinion — Fond memories at a Yooper camp

Andie Balenger February 17, 2023

After returning to campus after winter break, a classmate asked me how I spent my time at home. As I explained that I spent some time with family at my uncle’s hunting camp, my classmate (who is not...

FRIDAY NIGHT BINGO - Students play bingo at a wild west themed bingo night in September. PrimeTime Productions to host Yooper Bingo tonight.

PrimeTime Productions to host U.P. themed bingo

Fischer Genau January 20, 2023

NMU’s PrimeTime Productions will host Yooper Bingo tonight at 8 p.m. in Jamrich 1100. The event is free to all students, is Yooper-themed and will include a costume contest and prizes for the winners. PrimeTime...

Actors onstage huddling up

NMU students present “Finding Home”

Harry Stine November 11, 2022

The Black Box theatre at NMU held the world premiere of "Finding Home" last Friday, November 4. "Finding Home" is a production developed by NMU students and explores what it means to live in Marquette,...

LITTLE BAY — The sun rises above two fishermen on Little Bay de Noc, painting the water shades of yellow in my hometown of Gladstone, Mich. With endless information at our fingertips, Gen Zers now more than ever have been itching to escape their small towns to see what life has to offer them elsewhere.

Opinion — Why young people leave their small towns

Andie Balenger October 13, 2022

When I was in high school, all anyone ever talked about was getting out of our small town. Gladstone, located along the shimmering shores of Little Bay de Noc in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, houses...

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,...

NEW EXHIBIT - Free to the public, the DeVos Art Museum is currently host to works by Lindsey Heiden (foreground) and Linda King Ferguson (background). The two artists take inspiration from the Upper Peninsulas landscape.

DeVos Art Museum unveils new exhibit

Harry Stine, Assistant Features Editor August 31, 2022

The DeVos Art Museum kicked off the semester Friday, Aug. 26 with their latest installation in the ongoing U.P. Focus exhibition series, this year featuring Linda King Ferguson and Lindsey Heiden. The...

Yah 51st state, eh?

Yah 51st state, eh?

Akasha Khalsa October 17, 2019

The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center (BUPHC) unveiled their new public exhibit on Oct. 11, displaying a historical reference to the U.P.’s effort to separation from the lower peninsula.  “The...

Yoopsplaining threatens shared state identity

Yoopsplaining threatens shared state identity

Tim Eggert April 12, 2018

In my two years at NMU, I’ve heard a diversity of skepticism from students toward the weather. Some expressions are ironically cynical, like “if the sun never sets at the north pole, how come it never...

Chili Challenge benefits Beacon House

Analicia Honkanen March 21, 2014

Friday, March 21 - Marquette, MI - The Culinary Students of Northern Michigan University are hosting their annual Memorial Chili Challenge at the Jacobetti Complex Commons this Tuesday, March 24 from...

Kindness in community noticed

Shaina James January 31, 2013

From living in the Upper Peninsula for almost four years, I have learned a few things about the people of this region. One: they are very proud to be “Yoopers,” and two: they are some of the friendliest...

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