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NMU dorms covered in snow

Inclement weather, increased snow days

Ashley Beronja February 11, 2021

Marquette, MI is notorious for inclement weather and more specifically, extreme winters. Back in Feb. 2019, Marquette recorded just over 200 inches of snow. This number equaled the average snowfall for...

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MILD WINTER— A small collection of rocks along the shoreline of Presque Isle are a small reminder of the time of year, despite warmer temperatures.

Upper Peninsula facing snow drought

Rayna Sherbinow January 22, 2021

Over halfway through January, the Upper Peninsula has less snow than usual. Data from Michigan Tech indicate that from October 2019 to January 2020 the Keweenaw Peninsula and the surrounding area received...

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WINTER WEATHER—The U.P is home to heaps of snow, and while it has not hit yet, driving in these conditions is not far away.

Driving home in winter weather

Joad Blaauw-Hara November 18, 2020

For decades, students of Northern Michigan University have driven home for winter break to get back in touch with their families and friends. This trip’s quality can vary greatly depending on many factors,...

Photo courtesy of Andy Smith
PLOWING WITH PURPOSE— Plow truck drivers wake up well before sunrise to ensure students can still make it to school.

Campus plow drivers share their experience

Ashley Beronja November 17, 2020

As many students know, Marquette is notorious for it’s winter weather. When showing up to campus in August, students have a couple months to enjoy the ending of summer and brief autumn season before...

DON’T LOOK DOWN—At Little Presque Park, Freshman business finance major Anna Platz gazes over Lake Superior’s vast surface, poised on a treacherous platform of ice at the shore’s edge.

Michigan’s ice: power, beauty and danger

Aiden Popour February 20, 2020

As the harsh Marquette winter continues, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) urges students to remember that Lake Superior’s icy surface is not to be trusted. Especially due to the recent fluctuations...

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...

A group of Northern students enjoy last Tuesday’s snow day by hiking around the trails at Tourist Park.

Photo by: Lindsey Eaton

Staying safe in inclement weather

Jake Bekemeyer January 25, 2018

Snow has been picking up in the Marquette area and has potential to continue into early spring, leaving many wondering how to stay safe and stay warm in extreme conditions. Sgt. John Kovar of Public...

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