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The North Wind

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Ryley Wilcox
Ryley Wilcox
News Editor

I found my passion for journalism during my sophomore year of college, writing articles here and there for the North Wind. Since joining the staff this past semester as the news writer, I have been able...

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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.

Students protest against Israel-Hamas war with campus encampment
Students protest against Israel-Hamas war with campus encampment
Dallas WiertellaApril 30, 2024

Divest NMU Climate Change Protest- April 20, 2023

Divest NMU hosted a march this Thursday that began at the Wildcat Statue at 12:30 p.m. in a cold rain, and proceeded to Cohodas Hall, where students stopped and drew messages and mantras near the entryway.

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Fischer Genau
Fischer Genau, News Writer

I’ve been called many things over the years. A thinker, a maverick, the homeschooled kid, “a little arrogant”, and “kind of an intellectualizing jerk”. I’ve also been called a writer. Mostly by my mom and my Nana, as they were the ones reading the manuscripts I wrote on PowerPoint slides when I was 10, but I’d like to think that I’ve grown into the label.

I served as a staff writer, Photo and Design Editor, and columnist on my high school newspaper, plus I’ve written tons of journal entries, hilarious text messages, incisive movie reviews on Letterboxd, and pithy little bios like this one.

I’m also a working photographer and videographer, a pretty good drummer, a passable rock climber, and an atrocious surfer. And I’m psyched to jump into journalism.