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Noun: Atavism (AT-uh-viz-um) Definition: 1. A recurrence in an organism of a trait or character typical of an ancestral form and usually due to genetic recombination. 2. Recurrence of or reversion to a past style, manner, outlook, approach or activity. 3. One that manifests atavism: a throwback. Sample sentence: An example of atavism would be […]

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The heavier you are, the more likely you are to be in pain. This finding comes from data gathered by telephone survey of more than one million Americans. Researchers calculated the body mass index of each respondent based on the weight and height they reported. Overall, 38 percent of the participants were overweight and 25 […]

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The annual Tootsie Roll Drive is being held this weekend by the Knights of Columbus in Marquette. The K Of C members will be outside local businesses from Friday through Sunday offering Tootsie Rolls in exchange for donations. The proceeds will be going to the U.P. Special Olympics, Bay Health Camp, and the Camp Nesbit […]

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Adjective: Zoomorphic (zoh-uh-MOR-fik) Definition: 1. Having the form of an animal. 2. Of, relating to, or being a deity conceived of in an animal form or with animal attributes. Sample sentence: Using her new cookie cutters, Angela baked a batch of zoomorphic cookies to bring to the kids in her niece’s classroom.

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If you’re working lots of overtime, you could be at an increased risk of major depression. A new study from researchers in Finland and Great Britain found that individuals who work 11 or more hours per day have 2.43 times the risk of a major depressive episode as those who work the usual seven to […]

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The documentary “Miss Representation” is being shown tonight in the Mead Auditorium in the West Science Building at Northern Michigan University as a part of Women’s History Month. The showing is open to the public and is set for 7pm tonight and a discussion will follow.

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Sunny 101.9 WKQS New Music Adds. Rod Stewart “You’re in My Heart” Rod Stewart “You’re in My Heart” is your new music add and song of the day on Sunny 101.9 WKQS. “You’re in My Heart” is a new song from Rod Stewart and can be heard today on Sunny 101.9 WKQS. It’s always your […]

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Noun: Epaulet (ep-uh-LET) Definition: 1. Something that ornaments or protects the shoulder 2. An ornamental fringed shoulder pad, formerly worn as part of a military uniform. 3. An ornamental strip or loop sewn across the shoulder of a dress of coat. Sample sentence: Vintage military outer wear is back in the fashion scene, complete with […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) -  The All Nations Club at NMU is hosting the International Food Fest this weekend on campus. This annual event will be held on Saturday, March 31st from 4pm to 7pm at the Jacobetti Center. Event organizers Frankie and Wendy stopped in on the SUNNY Morning Show to […]

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Swimming is often promoted as good aerobic exercise for seniors because it is easy on the joints. Now a small study suggests that it can also help lower blood pressure. Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin recruited 43 men and women (average age 60), all of whom had high blood pressure or pre-hypertension. […]

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