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VACATION — A photo of me standing on the breakwall this summer. Since Ive accepted that I only want to go on a vacation when I feel like it, Ive enjoyed my summers much more.

OPINION — Sometimes you don’t have to do anything over the summer

Harry Stine September 1, 2023

Summer has ended and the semester has begun. As we all get used to our new schedules, I hear plenty of people share some fun vacation stories. Whether it was visiting some friends across the country, going...

HOME AWAY FROM HOME — NMU Senior Rylynn Sladek poses for a photo while on a hike in Marquette. Sladek has chosen to stay in the Upper Peninsula for the past two summers due to the variety of activities, from beach days to farmer’s market hauls, that the community has to offer.

Opinion – Should I stay or should I go?

Abbey Lamb, Contributing Writer May 5, 2023

Many students have the same thought each year: “Should I stay in Marquette for the summer, or should I go back home?" This tough choice plagues the minds of students year after year for good reason....

LOST IN FILM — In an attempt to break out of my everyday routine, I ventured to the Bay Park Cinema in Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin, to catch a late showing of Ti West’s “Pearl. By being more spontaneous, I hope to not only take my life less seriously but also soak up every ounce of joy that my college years have left to offer me.

Opinion — Practicing spontaneity

Andie Balenger, Opinion Editor September 22, 2022

I am a creature of habit. The intricate details of my school year routine have not changed since I first came to Northern Michigan University in 2020. While the shift in class times from semester to...

Online Exclusive: Students prepare for winter break

Shavon Harris December 6, 2012

Winter semester officially ends at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday Dec. 16, so students who live on and off campus should start wrapping up last details before leaving town for the month. Students on campus...

NMU Senior bikes entire East Coast

September 12, 2011

By Mindy Grabko Grace Harcz, a senior and graphic design major at NMU, arrived in Miami Beach, Fla. on July 18 not by car or plane, but by biking from Bar Harbor, Maine. “Trying to describe the...

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