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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...

eating meat

Opinion—You are what you eat

Maggie Duly January 21, 2021
Whether it is a “fad” or not, I think it’s time for us to thoroughly ask ourselves to consider if we can do more for our environment by way of our diet. For example, implementing vegan/vegetarian meals into our weekly diets as an alternative to giving up meat and dairy altogether.
BURNING NIGHT OIL—Evening students drift through the 24-hour study lounge in the lower level of the LRC, taking care of their studies before the morning comes again.

Veganism on backburner, NMU dining lacks options

Calista Rockwell January 30, 2020

NMU’s Northern Lights Dining (NLD) isn’t exactly mom’s cooking, but it isn’t hard to tell that the dining services team at least somewhat cares about our digestive tracts. Between The Grate, Global,...

Groundwork for healthy dieting

Groundwork for healthy dieting

Peter Smedley September 19, 2019

Veganism has gained substantial ground in recent years. The rising popularity of this diet has created stigmas against a culture largely misunderstood. A plant-based diet is strained by the circulation...

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