The Northland College Instagram is a peek into campus and community life at Northland College. Many of the best photos are posted by students using the #NorthlandCollege hashtag. The marketing team chose 22 photos from 2015 that best convey a sense of what it means to be a Northland College student—from meditating on Lake Superior’s shoreline to Outdoor Orientation to a midnight breakfast for finals. —Mikaela Fischer ’17, social media intern.

Northland College student standing on shore of Lake Superior
1. January Morning on Lake Superior

Living in a world where the horizons have no endings. Photo by Hattie Hoffman @hvttiehoffmvn

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2. Celebrating February with Snofest
Thanks to our team captains and the whole team for bringing in the victory!!! We are SofaKing 1st #snofest #mycouchpullsout #northlandcollege #sofaking. Photo by Elizabeth Gerrits @elizabethgerrits

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3. Lake Superior Sea Ice Caves
#lakesuperior #seaicecaves #hoffmanboots #idaho #wisconsin #nature #northland. Photo by Matthew Koszuta @coocookazoo

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4. Northern Lights in March
Northern lights from last night! They were so beautiful! #night #northernlights #aurora #auroraborealis #astrophotography #photography #wisconsin #northland #thenorth.  Photo by Timothy Cline @tcline16

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5. Mapping Their Course
Geology Prof Tom Fitz works with a student mapping regional geological features. #northlandcollege #campuslife #geology. @northland_edu

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6. April Thunderstorms

What’s up, lightning #northlandcollege. Photo by Mikayla Duarte @mikayladuarte

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7. Spring Ice Shove

The ice is my favorite thing #lakesuperior. Photo by Cassidy Smith @sassidyyo

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8. Relaxing, Northland Style

#relaxing #northlandcollege. Photo by Aidan Johan @recyclingoverlord

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9. Earth Day

Happy Earth Day from this beautiful place that I get to call home! #northwoods #northlandcollege #nofilter #lakesuperior #earthdayeveryday. Photo by Haley Hoffman @haleymarieme

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10. May Term Adventures—BWCA

“To see the world in a grain of sand, and heaven in a wildflower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour.”— Sig Olson. Photo by Laura Rethmann @laura_de_explorer

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11. June Morning in the Ponzio
Campus is always so pretty in the morning! #NorthlandCollege #college #Ponzio #LePonz #sunrise #workday. Photo by Jake Oster @jaketoaster

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12. Student Summer Internships
I conducted independent research on Atlantic sharpnose #pufferfish in a program focusing on coral reef ecology and conservation. My study primary focused on intraspecific competition amongst the #pufferfish. During the term, I conducted a behavioral study pertaining to territory in accordance to sex, size(cm), and depth(m). These photos capture my research as an American Academy of Underwater Sciences diver. The fish photo shows both male and female pufferfish off the coast of Bonaire, located in the Dutch Caribbean, approximately 50 miles off the coast of Venezuela. Photo by Marissa Neitzke @rissmonster @northland_edu

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13. Welcome to Campus
Little place I call home now #CollegeHockey #NorthlandCollege. Photo by Kyle Gonzalez @kylegonzalez

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14. Outdoor Orientation 2015
Pretty sick way to start college. Canoeing, backpacking and sea kayaking was pretty fun with this group. #GoPro #hero4 #PureMichigan #NorthlandCollege #OutDoorOrientation #sitkagear. Photo by Carson Ferry @carson_ferry.

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15. Fall Sports
Great job today! #northlandcc #crosscountry #northlandcollege #8k. Photo by Tyler Larson @tyler_el.

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16. Everybody Party
#NorthlandCollege knows how to start the school year off right with music, food, and friends at the Everybody Party! #studentlife. Photo by Kristi Friese @northland_edu

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17. In September Nature is Our Classroom

Today, in class. Photo by Cheyanne Reeves @cheyanne.reeves

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18. EcoLeague Grand Canyon Semester
Watching the sunset from South Rim. #grandcanyon #southrim #sunset #perspective #beauty #humbling #nature #wilderness #getoutside #fall2015. Photo by Rebecca Flesh @awpukeidroppedmysandwich

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19. Sunshine Community Bike Shoppe
Did you know, the Sunshine Community Bike Shoppe has been a biking resource for the Northland Community since the mid-1990’s? Today, it is still a hub for those looking to repair, rent, or even build a bike. Everyone is also welcome and encouraged to volunteer alongside the work-study students who manage the shop. #NorthlandCollege #sustainability. Photo by Mikaela Fischer @mikaelanicholeee @northland_edu

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20. December on Campus
Happy December #thatsthebuildingILivein. Photo by Patrick Shea @lemonsheacup

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21. Paddling in December
Never thought I’d be paddling the caves in December. #winterpaddle #kayak #apostleislands #getoutside #adventure #northlandcollege #lakesuperior. Photo by Kert Wuestenhagen @kertwuestenhagen

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22. Finals Week Moonlight Breakfast
President Miller cooking up eggs for students at the Moonlight Breakfast last night, because who doesn’t love a study break that involves pancakes and eggs at 10 pm!! #NorthlandCollege #FinalsWeek #Traditions. Photo by Mikaela Fischer @mikaelanicholeee @northland_edu


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