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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 Latinx Student Union

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LSU decorating pumpkins this past fall. Photo courtesy of Monica Arredondo

Latinx Student Union was created to make a safe space for Latinx and Hispanic students on campus. While LSU is more of a social club, they also provide opportunities for members to be involved in events throughout the year. 

“We are hoping to grow our organization on campus and raise awareness on social issues that affect our community,” Monica Arredondo, vice president of LSU and junior elementary education major, said. 

LSU hosts gatherings for members such as a pumpkin painting party, casual hangouts where they play lotería and their annual Christmas party. Their Christmas party is one of their big member events where they exchange gifts, drink hot chocolate and enjoy fun conversation. 

The club is still looking for ways they can provide COVID-19 safe events for the wider community, and is open to suggestions for future events. 

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“Our goal is to promote inclusivity, therefore we would love for our member’s input on how our club moves forward throughout the year,” Arredondo said.

LSU’s weekly, non-mandatory meetings create a space where students can hang out with each other and help plan potential events. With an all-new executive board next semester, Arredondo said, members will have a lot of input on what events will look like and can provide meaningful suggestions on how the club should move forward. 

“We hope to think of ideas and create plans with the help of our members,” Arredondo said. “We are looking forward to our future meetings and events.”

Students interested in joining LSU can contact them by emailing them [email protected] or message them on Instagram @nmu_LSU.

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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.