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CHANGING SEASONS — As Marquette heads into summer, some experts say the implications of this warm winter could be long-lasting.

Analysis — UP scientists, businesses expect lingering effects after warm winter season

Emily Radke April 10, 2024

The winter season of 2024 in Marquette has been anything but predictable. The unfamiliar warm front that has been taking control of the better part of the Upper Peninsula’s winter has led to many professionals...

NEVER STOP RUNNING — Many people turn to the treadmill once temperatures start to drop. The truth is, with proper protection, you can keep running outside as long as youd like.

Opinion — Outdoor exercise in the chilly seasons

Harry Stine December 5, 2023

As some of you may know, I am a jogger. For a large portion of my life, I regularly run outside in no particular direction until I’m tired. Last summer I ran every single week, even when temperatures...

LAYER UP — A fuzzy hat and large jacket, two essential parts of staying warm in the winter. Adding a few extra layers is highly encouraged, especially when temperatures start to drop into the negatives.

Editorial — Proper protection against cold weather

North Wind Editorial Board November 30, 2023

According to the Farmers' Almanac, the winter solstice begins on Thursday, December 21. This puts us a little over a month away from another long, teeth-chattering cold Upper Peninsula Winter. You’ll...

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...

Editorial — How to survive the Upper Peninsula winter

Editorial — How to survive the Upper Peninsula winter

North Wind Editorial Board December 1, 2022

Although the snow that fell before Thanksgiving break has melted away, now is the best time to prepare yourself for the next four to five months of cold weather in Marquette.  Winter in the Upper Peninsula...

PARKED—Northern Michigan Universitys parking lots will alternate throughout the winter semester for closing weather permitting. These weekend cleanups will help keep lots cleared of snow and ice for students, staff, faculty and visitors to make driving easier.

Winter parking mandates, staying safe during inclement weather

Joslin Brown, Contributing Writer November 17, 2021
Experiencing your first U.P. winter can be intimidating, however, taking the extra time to know how to be safe will make the winter a little less scary.
Peter Holliday (left) and Haley Rhoades (right) sell baked goods donated by home cooks and NMU staff members to raise funds for Ripple Effect. Ripple Effect helps students stay warm in the brutal U.P. winters if they cannot afford appropriate winter gear.

Bake sale raises money for student winter wear

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor November 1, 2021

Cinnamon rolls, almond poppy seed cookies, roasted almonds, homemade bread, muffins and even candy corn brownies were for sale outside of the Dean of Students’ office on Thursday, Oct. 28 for their annual...

KEEP WARM - NMUs Student Nurses Association collected new socks for those in need during the month of October. They placed collection boxes around campus including in Jamrich, West Science and the dorms.

Nursing students collect socks for those in need

Sophia Huhta, Contributing writer October 28, 2021

Fall is coming to a close as the wind blows its colorful leaves across the campus lawn. The community has already started to say goodbye to 80 degree weather and beach days, but not everyone is prepared...

Graphic courtesy of NMU

University finance committee meeting held, WNMU-TV and WNMU-FM audit

Ayanna Allen February 10, 2021
On Feb. 9 the NMU Finance Committee discussed the 2020 fiscal year audit for WNMU-TV and WNMU-FM stations as well as address the upcoming retirement of WNMU's general manager, Eric Smith.
Members of Campus Cinema sitting in front of The Shoreline Theatre banner in masks.

Campus Cinema showing Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” virtual, in-person options

Ashley Beronja January 28, 2021
On Saturday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m., NMU's Campus Cinema will show Marvel Studio's "Black Panther" both in-person and virtually.
Event flyer for the Gift of Life Campus Challenge

Student Nurses Association to participate in first Gift of Life Campus Challenge

Ashley Beronja January 26, 2021
Student Nurses Association will participate in the 2021 Gift of Life Campus Challenge for the first time.
Storefront of Donckers restaurant located downtown Marquette

Michigan indoor dining set to reopen Feb. 1

Joad Blaauw-Hara January 26, 2021
Indoor dining in Michigan is set to reopen by Feb. 1. NMU dining hall will continue to practice COVID-19 safety precautions as they open back up.
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