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Through my experience here at the North Wind I have been able to have the privilege of highlighting students through all forms of multimedia journalism. Whether I'm in front or behind the camera, I aim...

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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.

Opinion-- A list of regrets before I graduate
Opinion-- A list of regrets before I graduate
Sal Wiertella March 1, 2024

Flag lowering to honor deceased student

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The NMU flag will be lowered to half-staff Friday in honor of a student who died at the end of last semester.

NMU student Jacob Thomas Roell died on Dec. 10 of 2017. Roell was a first-year student from Iron Mountain and was pursuing a degree in aviation maintenance.

According to Roell’s obituary, he was active in his local church and enjoyed sports and time with friends and family.

“He was very mechanically inclined and had amazing ability to turn his visions into reality,” Roell’s obituary states. “His creativity shone through his many woodworking projects. Ja- cob appreciated and valued his friends and family immensely. His presence will be greatly missed.”

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