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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.

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Spotlight on ASNMU

(from left to right) Emma Drever, Tommy Kettler, Olivia Fuhrman, Joe Sturm, Kylie Lanser, Brynn Rowell, and Zora Binert in ASNMU shirts following a GA meeting in March. Photo courtesy of Bethany Beavers

The Associated Students of Northern Michigan University are NMU’s student government who act on behalf of the larger student body. 

“ASNMU’s goal is to make campus better for all students through responding to student need effectively, and advocating for students when voting on matters that affect students,” Bethany Beavers, president of ASNMU and senior biology and physiology major, said.

Members of ASNMU are able to create and spearhead projects that benefit students and work with administration to create change on campus. Some of the projects ASNMU has worked on in the past include increasing voter registration among students, a health week during the Winter 2021 semester, the Career Closet that allows students to get a free professional outfit and the Grad Closet which allows students to rent a cap and gown. 

Being a member of ASNMU can be time consuming but a worthwhile experience, according to Beavers. 

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“Collaborating with other students to make campus more inclusive and people-friendly is a wonderful and fulfilling experience,” Beavers said. “Specifically, ASNMU has seen lots of positive feedback regarding the period project and Grad Closet, and it’s encouraging knowing that our efforts are benefiting students.”

As the newly elected president for the Fall 2021 and Winter 2022 semesters, she has plans to connect more students and improve student health. These projects and other events hosted by ASNMU are open to all of campus but encourage volunteer participation.

“I’d like to continue bridging student orgs together, because student connections are a powerful and underutilized resource that would allow all students to be better represented,” Beavers said.

Students interested in joining ASNMU can visit their website to submit an application or email them at [email protected].

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Katarina Rothhorn, Features Writer
The first message I ever sent from my Northern Michigan University sanctioned email was to the editor-in-chief of the North Wind asking if there was any way I could join the staff. Classes hadn't even started yet but I knew if there was one place I was going to be in college, it was going to be in the news room helping create an archive of campus life. Being a part of the North Wind has shown me a sides of NMU that I would not have known existed otherwise and has given me a platform to raise up the stories of those who are often overlooked. After being a copy editor, features editor and now the editor-in-chief, I feel so grateful to be a part of an excellent staff and have the opportunity to learn, grow, and make mistakes along side a great support system.