The Student News Site of Northern Michigan University

The North Wind

The North Wind

The North Wind

Student credit union should replace campus Wells Fargo

Aaron Loudenslager April 26, 2012

Corporate power is everywhere in America. From pervasive corporate advertising in the modern age to the corporate domination of U.S. political institutions through legal bribes called “financial...

Obama must push for new Buffett Rule in next election

Aaron Loudenslager April 19, 2012

Now with the inevitability that President Obama will face off against Mitt Romney in the 2012 U.S. general election, Obama must campaign on an aggressive progressive agenda and defend the idea of government...

More lawyers are needed for poor

Aaron Loudenslager April 5, 2012

There is a bleak job market for many law school graduates; becoming a lawyer doesn’t look so good now. With the average law school graduate borrowing approximately $90,000 to finance their law degree,...

Without a spanking ban, children face future risks

Aaron Loudenslager March 29, 2012

For parents, it is legal in 49 states to spank your child, and in 19 states, it is legal for school teachers to spank children. This is unacceptable to helpless children in America; it is time to ban...

U.S. needs to implement single-payer health care

Aaron Loudenslager March 22, 2012

I hate Obamacare. Seriously, it makes me grind my teeth. While GOP presidential candidates like Rick Santorum hate it for supposedly taking away people’s “individual liberty” from free market health...

Wall Street speculators cause high price of fuel

Aaron Loudenslager March 15, 2012

Republican presidential candidates and congressman are again criticizing President Obama, this time blaming the commander in chief for skyrocketing gas prices. Once again, the Republican Party is not...

Socialism must fix the flaws of modern capitalism

Aaron Loudenslager March 1, 2012

In America, we live in a false dream where capitalism is perfect. At a young age, we’re taught that a free enterprise system facilitates freedom. Freedom is equated with free markets. Not only is...

Presidential candidate visits Marquette

Aaron Loudenslager March 1, 2012

Rallying for votes before Tuesday’s Michigan Republican presidential primary, former U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Rick Santorum visited the Holiday Inn for an event in Marquette last Sunday. Santorum...

Freedom of information celebrated

Aaron Loudenslager March 1, 2012

A week of events will be held to promote Sunshine Week, a national public discussion about the importance of open government and freedom of information. This year’s Sunshine Week will be March 11...

Newt Gingrich threatens federal courts with arrests

Aaron Loudenslager February 23, 2012

Every time I turn on the TV, I see another Republican presidential candidate declaring that federal courts are engaging in “judicial tyranny.” Or if one listens to Rick Santorum, the courts are dominated...

Tap water beats bottled water in numerous tests

Aaron Loudenslager February 16, 2012

Students on college campuses across the country are pushing to ban the sale of bottled water in vending machines and eating establishments on their respective campuses, with the University of Vermont...

Money must be taken out of corrupt elections

Aaron Loudenslager January 26, 2012

I like to think that I have a lot of power as an American citizen. I can vote for candidates, write my legislator with concerns and protest government policies. I even get to try to influence the views...

Load More Stories