In the News:  Upper Peninsula Featured in the New York Times

In the News: Upper Peninsula Featured in the New York Times

Tom Thulen for The New York Times Last fall I mentioned how the Marquette County Fair was featured in the New York times. This time around the New York Times has featured a photo story in the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. The article is titled, “Snowshoes and S’Mores; Camping in the … Read more

Winter Carnival 2008 First Place: Phi Kappa Tau

Winter Carnival 2008 First Place: Phi Kappa Tau

Phi Kappa Tau takes 1st place in the Fraternity Division of the 2008 Winter Carnival ice statues at Michigan Tech University. Their statue titled, “Van Helsing Calms Hysteria in Transylvania,” showed precise detail in a number of features. It would be incredible to spend some time seeing what … Read more

Catching Back Up With Yooper Steez

Catching Back Up With Yooper Steez

Photo courtesy of Ryan Cordell Yooper Steez has been a bit stagnant in the first two weeks of 2009, at least on the front end. I wanted to post a quick update to everyone that I have been working hard on some back-end stuff (this means things like SQL, PHP, SEO, etc. Sounds exciting doesn’t it?) to … Read more

LSSU Announces their 2009 List of Banished Words

LSSU Announces their 2009 List of Banished Words

Rabe started one of the greatest public relations campaigns in history. And it is right here in the Upper Peninsula, at Lake Superior State University.** During 1971 many people still believed that Lake Superior State University (LSSU) was a branch of Michigan Tech University (and is was, just a … Read more

Tom Izzo, a 'groovy' Yooper

Tom Izzo, a 'groovy' Yooper

of the college basketball section. I thought this would be a good of time as any to post an entry about arguably the most famous and successful Yooper. I am, however, a bit biased. After spending five years at Michigan State it was hard not to see Izzo climb up on my list of most famous Yoopers of … Read more

Jeff Finger Autographed Yooper Steez T-shirt Giveaway!

Jeff Finger Autographed Yooper Steez T-shirt Giveaway!

Out of the 600+ players in the NHL, there is only one who was born and raised in the Upper Peninsula, Jeff Finger. Born and raised in Houghton, Finger was selected in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft. And the winner is….. Ben B. of Grand Haven And of course you’re still welcome to sign up for our RSS feed … Read more

Poll Results: What is your favorite Yooper color scheme?

Poll Results: What is your favorite Yooper color scheme?

The results are in… Here in the Upper Peninsula we like certain things, and we like them a lot. We love pasties. We love referring to people below the bridge as “trolls”. We love Lake Superior. Turns out, we also love red and black plaid! . Thanks to everyone who participated in the poll. It was a … Read more

Is this the Most Ridiculous 'Yooper' Definition Ever?

Is this the Most Ridiculous 'Yooper' Definition Ever?

Over the years every Yooper hears stereotypes, jokes, and definitions of the word “yooper” that we can all chuckle about, roll ours eyes at, or even confirm in rare instances. At Yooper Steez we’re always looking for people using the word “yooper” online, in books, or anywhere else. Well, our latest … Read more

Unicyclers Set to Ride 100 Miles to Raise Money for Leukemia Treatment

Unicyclers Set to Ride 100 Miles to Raise Money for Leukemia Treatment

Between August 13th and August 17th three Upper Peninsula Unicyclers will hit the road riding their single-wheeled bikes from Houghton to Marquette (100 miles) to raise money for the leukemia treatments of two Upper Peninsula boys. Jason Cattelino, Bob Evans, and Ben Bachran will be displaying … Read more