The Student News Site of Northern Michigan University

The North Wind

The North Wind

The North Wind

Opinion—Growing up in a cult…not fun

Opinion—Growing up in a cult…not fun

Akasha Khalsa, Opinion Editor April 26, 2022
A couple of my friends recently explained to me what they think of in relation to the term “cult”, and the results ranged from “like in the movies, like a massive hierarchy, living together, all of them are having to dress the same” to “strange rituals, the kool-aid guy, hidden remote areas.” So what was it really like?
Alumnus and TikTok influencer to hold book reading

Alumnus and TikTok influencer to hold book reading

Akasha Khalsa, Opinion Editor April 12, 2022
Murphy will be reading from his self-published children’s book It Only Takes 1, which tells the story of him becoming an entrepreneur at age 13.
YUM!—Served on Thursday, Nov. 18 2021 at Northern Lights Dining, this breaded chicken was presented with carrots and celery.

Satire—The last supper: A farewell to NLD

Akasha Khalsa, Opinion Editor March 22, 2022
And now, oh NLD, we are nearing our final farewell. Our final days together have come. Don’t mourn our time together, don’t cry. For although you may miss my gold dining plan, I shall not.
Opinion—The importance of vulnerability

Opinion—The importance of vulnerability

Akasha Khalsa, Opinion Editor March 10, 2022
I’m a firm believer that oversharing has its place in building strong friendships and relationships, and sometimes it even has its place in public discourse when we’re trying to break down certain stigmas or misconceptions about real people’s personal lives.
Wildpups to comfort students throughout semester

Wildpups to comfort students throughout semester

Akasha Khalsa, Opinion Editor January 27, 2022
Feeling particularly stressed or burned out as the Winter 2022 semester gets underway? There’s certainly a great many reasons to feel that way — ongoing COVID-19 concerns, Zoom fatigue, isolation, dining hall food. But never fear, the Wildpups are coming to the Lydia M. Olson Library regularly this semester, making a total of eight appearances.
NMU Wildpups to provide comfort during finals

NMU Wildpups to provide comfort during finals

Akasha Khalsa, Opinion Editor December 2, 2021
The Wildpups are returning to the Lydia Olson Library this exam season. Students can find the pups there on Monday, Dec. 6 from 1 to 3 p.m.
BEAT THE STRESS-Half of the trouble with dealing with stress is knowing when to push yourself to finish your task, and when to give yourself a little break to recharge.

Opinion—Self-care during finals

Akasha Khalsa, Opinion Editor December 2, 2021
At this time of the year, tensions are running high. Stress is peaking for many students, and much of that is a result of final exams. We all share the feeling of urgency and uncertainty about how we will measure up when comparing our performance to previous semesters.
Opinion—Tips for learning a new language from scratch

Opinion—Tips for learning a new language from scratch

Akasha Khalsa, Opinion Editor November 4, 2021
At this stage, you won’t be able to understand much, perhaps just the gist of what’s being said. But you’ll start to get a feel for how the language sounds, and how speakers of the language put together their thoughts. Keep building your knowledge of grammatical structures and slowly augment your vocabulary. Soon, with a lot of work and patience, you’ll notice your comfort with the language improves.
GATHERING SPACE—The Center for Native American Studies and the School of Education use Whitman Commons as a social lab space to learn how to create community, Department Head Joseph Lubig said.

Student pressure opposes plan to repurpose Whitman Commons

Akasha Khalsa, Opinion Editor November 2, 2021
Science departments on campus have been desperate for resources and especially lab space, so the administration suggested the possible transformation of “underutilized spaces” into labs. Several students and professors from the Center for Native American Studies spoke out at the forum against this use of Whitman Hall.
BOT holds special meeting, hears student and faculty statements, discusses financial statements

BOT holds special meeting, hears student and faculty statements, discusses financial statements

Akasha Khalsa, Opinion Editor October 29, 2021
NMU’s Board of Trustees (BOT) held a special meeting via Zoom, beginning at 9 a.m. on Wednesday Oct. 28, in which they approved the audited financial statements for the previous year, assessed the next year’s budget and heard many student and faculty members speak on topics of interest to the community.
Coffee hour explores career opportunities in native communities

Coffee hour explores career opportunities in native communities

Akasha Khalsa, Opinion Editor October 22, 2021
Students with an interest in aiding Native Communities are invited for coffee and conversation during the “4 C’s Coffee Hour” event, held by Walking the Path Together. The event will take place at 10 a.m. on Nov. 4 in 112 Whitman Hall.
BEAUTY IN THE FOREST—In the fall, the forest is the best place to be. The sounds, the smells and the sights of the trees are a balm for overwork and burnout.

Opinion—Best places to see fall colors in MQ

Akasha Khalsa, Opinion Editor October 15, 2021
The Upper Peninsula as a whole is known as one of the best places to go to see the fall, and we’re lucky enough to be present here as the trees change and show their full, fiery hues.
Load More Stories