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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 Radio X

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photo courtesy of Julia Emery

NMU’s campus radio station, Radio X, is run by student and faculty volunteer DJs who can choose to broadcast music or simply talk during their hour-long time segment. DJs do not have to be majoring in anything music related to volunteer. 

“I never thought I would work at a radio station, but it’s just super cool,” Julia Emery, junior forensic biochemistry major and station manager, said. “I have nothing to do with the radio for my major, but it’s just super cool to go in there playing music, knowing that other people are also jamming out to it somewhere in the world.” 

DJs have the same time slot every week for the semester and can choose any theme for their shows such as EDM, classic rock and satanic gospel. The DJs also have biweekly meetings and occasionally social events where they can get to know each other outside of the studio. 

Radio X works with the surrounding community and is open to professors hosting their own shows as well. It not only provides a space for students and faculty to share their own interests, musical and otherwise, but it is also a place to make connections.

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“Definitely go out of your comfort zone, like I did,” Emery said. “Look at all the different organizations and especially if you’re interested in music and sharing your love for music, check out Radio X.”

Students interested in joining Radio X can visit their website or sign up to be a DJ. To listen to Radio X, visit their website or tune in to 91.5 on the radio.

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Katarina Rothhorn
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.