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Harry Stine
Harry Stine
Opinion Editor

In 2021, after one year of college and a semester of studying as a Public Relations major, I realized I wanted to be a journalist and not much else. After eagerly applying to be a Copy Editor, without...

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The North Wind is an independent student publication serving the Northern Michigan University community. It is partially funded by the Student Activity Fee. The North Wind digital paper is published daily during the fall and winter semesters except on university holidays and during exam weeks. The North Wind Board of Directors is composed of representatives of the student body, faculty, administration and area media.

THE END — Me, sipping my tea, as I prepare for my last few days at Northern. Finishing college is a tad more anxiety-inducing than I expected, but it feels good nonetheless.
Opinion — A nervous editor's reflections on time spent at NMU
Harry StineDecember 8, 2023

Correction to March 9 “Respect is a given, so look without touching”

The article said “Legally speaking, anything short of penetration is only considered misconduct, but it shouldn’t matter when it’s all still in the same category. Rape should and can be considered as any act of sexual advancement that is unwanted and unreciprocated, such as inappropriately touching someone or the unwarranted exposure of genitalia. Therefore, this concept can take on many forms of intensity based on the situation and the people involved. While everything is not considered ‘rape’ in the eyes of the court, it doesn’t mean that anything short of penetration should be considered less serious than what the actual definition is.”

Section 750.520b of Michigan Legislature states that inappropriate touching can be legally considered as criminal sexual conduct and is punishable by law.

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