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From right to left, Sarah ONeill and Alex Belz (Assistant News Editor).

The North Wind Celebrates 50 Years of student voices, independent journalism

Madoline Plattenberg December 9, 2022

Sarah O'Neill, former assistant news and opinion editor at the North Wind (2007-2009) shared a nostalgic memory of weekly Wednesday production nights during the semesters when the paper was still printing....

DEER SEASON - NMU student and hunter Sydney Kapp with the deer she shot this season.

Michigan DNR Releases Statistics on 2022 Firearm Season

Emily Seven, Contributing Writer December 9, 2022

Hunters all across Michigan bundled up to celebrate the start of firearm season on Nov. 15. The date also signified the end of archery season, which began Oct. 1.  Although this year brought new regulations,...

Conservation Data Lab encourages conservation contributions from NMU Students

Conservation Data Lab encourages conservation contributions from NMU Students

Willow Rasch and Katarina Rothhorn November 18, 2022

Randy Swaty’s interest in studying ecology first happened in a tire shop when he was 17.  “I was at a tire shop getting tires and I read this article about how The Nature Conservancy was working...

DONATION BASED — All of the kombucha Vancheck makes, she offers on the side of the road and uses an honor system to accept donations in exchange for the drink. She prints the labels and processes the kombucha herself, but the longevity of the kombucha stand is a community effort.

Kombucha? You Betcha

Emily Seven , Contributing Writer November 10, 2022

A little black fridge sits on the side of County Road 550 — to the unassuming passerby, its presence would hardly be noticed. Inside, bottles of home brewed kombucha sit neatly lined up, a product of...

NEW HORIZONS — Olivia Apa (left) and Anna Fry (right) talk to prospective members at Fall Fest 2022. Apa and Fry started Yoga Club in partnership with Unity Yoga Co-op in downtown.

New yoga club partners with local co-op

Willow Rasch November 2, 2022

NMU’s new Yoga Club was born out of an offer from Marquette’s local yoga co-op. Connor Ryan, an instructor at Unity Yoga Co-op, got in contact with environmental studies and sustainability major Olivia...

PRIDE FLAGS - The removal of three LGBTQ+ pride flags from Gwinn public school classrooms has sparked a community-wide debate. Two NMU students are working to convince the Gwinn Area School Board to allow the flags to be reinstated.

NMU students write letter in support of LGBTQ+ students in Gwinn

Katarina Rothhorn October 13, 2022

During the week of Sept. 20, Gwinn Area Schools’ Superintendent, Brandon Bruce, instructed three teachers to remove the LGBTQ+ pride flags from their classrooms. This prompted a debate from the school...

STUDENTS LIVES -  Student gather in front of the Wildcat statue on April. 8, 2022 in honor of NMU student, Jayden Hill. The protests in support of mental health and vigils following Hills death were organized by students.

Vigil for Virgil Mongozid to be held Oct. 13

Katarina Rothhorn October 12, 2022

Students, staff and community members will gather tomorrow by the Wildcat statue to honor the life of fellow student Virgil Mongozid. Mongozid was reported missing on Thursday, Sept. 22 and found dead...

NEW CHAPTER - Brock Tessman talks with students during his visit to campus on Sept. 20. Tessman was recently hired as NMUs 17th president and starts his term on Feb. 1.

NMU’s new president discusses mental health, goals for presidency

Katarina Rothhorn, Editor-in-Chief September 30, 2022

At 10 a.m. on Sept. 29, NMU’s Board of Trustees officially announced Brock Tessman as NMU’s 17th president. He was selected out of four final candidates who visited campus during the weeks of Sept....

OVERCOMING OBSTACLES - Scott Tencate navigates a rock garden.

The Marji Gesik: The Bike Race Whose Name Means ‘Bad Day’

Emily Seven , Contributing writer September 27, 2022

The Marji Gesick, sometimes referred to as the country’s toughest 100-mile race, took place this weekend for its sixth and most brutal year ever. Mountain bikers and runners traveled from all over the...

TEAM PLAYER - Jacqueline Smith earns GLIAC Player of the Week after averaging 4.44 kills per set and totaling 80 points. The NMU womens volleyball team is currently 4-0.

Jacqueline Smith earns GLIAC Offensive Player of the Week, Wildcats go 4-0

Chris Anderson, Sports Editor September 9, 2022

After the 3-1 start to the season, the Wildcats went on their way to Owensboro, Kentucky to play in the Kentucky Wesleyan Tournament for another four-game stretch on Sept. 2 and 3. “I tell my team...

TOGETHER- The Wildcats work together to move the ball up the field against the Golden Eagles.

Women’s soccer maintains intensity at the start of the season

Nathan Kwapisz, Sports Writer September 9, 2022

The NMU women's soccer team won against the Golden Eagles this past Saturday. Justina L’Esperance, sophomore pre-nursing major, has scored for her fourth straight game in the season with two goals notched...

IN IT TO WIN IT - After being down 6-13 to the Beavers in the final match of the NMU Open, the Wildcats call a critical timeout. NMU went on to win 3-1.

Meyer, Smith earn NMU Volleyball Open All-Tournament honors as the Wildcats open season 3-1

Chris Anderson, Sports Editor September 2, 2022

As the season opens up for the NMU Women's volleyball, great things seem to be in store. Led by All-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference players Meghan Meyer, Jacqueline Smith and Lizzy Stark,...

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