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Opinion — An unconventional guide on how to keep a journal

Opinion — An unconventional guide on how to keep a journal

Megan Poe February 9, 2024

Journaling is good for you. That’s what the therapist says, that’s what your friends say when you’ve bothered them long enough, and that’s what every blog on self-improvement will tell you. It...

READING - Me, hooked on a chapter of Game of Thrones. George R.R. Martin has quickly become one of my favorite authors over the past few months.

Opinion — My dark descent into nerd status

Harry Stine March 14, 2023

It was the first Sunday of last November. I was sitting on my couch with my laptop on a Zoom call, eating a turkey burger with waffle fries from Vango’s. Three of my friends were on the call, all of...

Brian Dettloff Presenting

NMU Alumni Return For Visiting Writers Series

Harry Stine, Assistant Features Editor September 15, 2022

Professor Patricia Killelea’s office feels a lot more like someone took a museum, a library and an art exhibit, and mashed them together - more than the average English professor’s office. That’s...

POETRY ON TAP - Patrons gather inside Superior Cultures main room to listen to local community members perform their poetry. Superior Culture also hosts local musicians and artists throughout the week.

Superior Culture brings artists together with “Electric Words and Music”

Dreyma Beronja, News Editor February 23, 2022
Superior Culture brings artists together again to share their written work as a reflection during their time spent during the pandemic.
Visiting Writers hosts journalist Tracy Ross

Visiting Writers hosts journalist Tracy Ross

Akasha Khalsa, Opinion Editor September 9, 2021

The Visiting Writers program is bringing author and adventure journalist Tracy Ross to students virtually this semester. Ross will discuss her award-winning career and provide pointers from her experience...

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WRITERS UNITE—xxx shares her original piece with the Creative Writer’s Club members at their weekly meeting on Thursday, Jan. 30.

Creative Writer’s Club supports evolving skills

Travis Nelson February 5, 2020

In a room full of windows, the members of the Creative Writer’s Club (CWC) meet to nurture their passion for writing as they see the campus peering back. However, just looking at the sky, they can see...

Study shows students write at basic level

Emily Stenson September 20, 2012

A recent report published by the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) shows that only 27 percent of 12th grade students write at or above a proficient or advanced level. This was the first...

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