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Photo by Winter Keefer: Senior staff member Andy Slaven reflects on his time as a writer and online editor at The North Wind.

Senior staff member says goodbye

Andy Slaven December 7, 2017

Editor’s note: The following editor is graduating and leaving his time at The North Wind with a personal goodbye column. My journey at the North Wind began nearly two years ago, when a young...

Recycled security  policy evades reform

Recycled security policy evades reform

Andy Slaven October 26, 2017

The NSA: The only part of the government that actually listens (along with the CIA and FBI). While a potentially overused joke, it does have a scary truth to it. Today marks the 16th anniversary of the...

A toast to ‘Baba O’Riley’

Andy Slaven March 23, 2017

My friends and I were walking adventurously through the woods in a place close to home when I first heard it. The night sky was mostly blocked by the tall trees overlooking our trail, but eventually we...

Endless military powers

Andy Slaven March 2, 2017

I’ve heard so often how Americans miss Obama in this time of Trump’s administration. I agree that Trump is not an ideal president. However, I think we are missing the point. The actions of Trump today...

NMU plans to restore OLA

Andy Slaven November 16, 2016

Last April, the NMU campus was abruptly hit with startling news: Part of the outdoor learning area (OLA) was to be destroyed to make room for the new public-private dormitories. For years the OLA had...

New student club joins NMU ranks

Andy Slaven October 5, 2016

A new student organization on campus focuses on the study of plants and everything affecting them such as soils, fungi and other environmental factors. Co-founder of the Plant Ecology Club Alex Graeff...

Let there be a third voice

Andy Slaven October 5, 2016

The first presidential debate took place on Monday, Sept. 26, between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. In other words, it was a yelling battle between the two parties who have had control for over a century....

Sending aid instead of weapons

Andy Slaven September 28, 2016

The inspiration for this piece comes after watching two movies that I relate to the Syrian Civil War and how to handle the conflict. The first film, titled “London Has Fallen,” is how the United States...

New eggs on the block

Andy Slaven September 7, 2016

Breakfast at NMU has just gotten a lot closer to home. As part of a push to buy local, NMU Dining Services is purchasing eggs from BSB Farms in Skandia, located just a 15-minute drive from campus. However,...

A Generation of Sheep: Implications of propaganda on a generation of terror

Andy Slaven August 24, 2016

Nationalism is necessary for any country to prosper successfully. However, there is also a need for questioning in order for a nation not to become a misinformed society who follows the status quo without...

Beware the power of the Fed

Andy Slaven June 1, 2016

Since the Federal Reserve (Fed) was created in 1913 under Woodrow Wilson’s presidency, there has been 16 recessions and two depressions. Not only is the Fed detrimental to the economy by causing greater...

OLA should stay intact for sake of students

Andy Slaven April 20, 2016

Of the many Northern students I’ve met over the last two years, an overwhelming amount have one thing in common: we love nature and the environment. It is what brought us all here in one aspect or...

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