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QUALITY TIME — Simon and Chili go squirrel watching together at their spots on the windowsill.

Opinion — It’s okay to ‘replace’ a pet

Amelia Kashian September 19, 2023

The grief of losing a pet is a kind of pain that I wouldn’t wish on anyone. It’s hard to comprehend the fact that our animals live for only a small fraction of our lives, and that soon our houses will...

CLOSER BONDS — Students gather to eat ice cream at one of the clubs first socials of the semester. Photo courtesy of Dana Hinckley

Diversity in Disability hosts inclusive ice cream social

Amelia Kashian September 18, 2023

Diversity in Disability is a student organization that strives to create a safe and welcoming environment for students with disabilities on campus. They host weekly educational meetings that advocate for...

FREE TRANSPORTATION — The bike I now use to get campus, as parking has become too unreasonable for me. Biking is just one of many ways you can get around without having to cough up the change for gas money.

Opinion — Alternative means of getting around

Harry Stine September 18, 2023

It almost goes without saying that parking on campus is rough. From my experience, if I don’t leave an hour before class, I have to park on a street off campus and walk a few extra blocks. Or if you’re...

PACKED AND READY — The Student Nurses Association chooses an appropriate theme for this years homecoming parade.

Packing for camp at the Pre-Parade Party

Amelia Kashian September 16, 2023

In preparation for this year’s homecoming with the theme “Camp NMU,” the Special Events Committee worked hard to organize exciting events prior to this weekend’s activities. They hosted a scavenger...

STARTING THINGS OFF — The Pick One promotion aims to help students transition to campus life, and increases involvement on campus at the same time. Students have until Monday, Oct. 9, to earn points for the promotion. Photo courtesy of Center for Student Enrichment

“Pick One” encourages campus engagement

Harry Stine September 15, 2023

For the first six weeks of the semester, the Center for Student Enrichment is holding a promotion called “Pick One.” The promotion aims to motivate students to interact with their classmates and campus...

RESEARCH — The Department of Psychological Science accepts volunteers to participate in research studies. Signing up for a study only takes a few minutes at most, and then youre able to find a time that works for you.

Opinion — Becoming a human guinea pig for STEM

Harry Stine September 12, 2023

I, like many college students, am often strapped for cash. This has led to me thinking up creative, if stingy, ways of saving money – whether that may be letting my empty cans pile up until I take them...

NEW FRIENDS — Students gather to discuss their experiences and what they expect from the program.

Languages, Literatures and International Studies Department hosts Fall Kickoff

Amelia Kashian September 8, 2023

At the start of each school year, many departments host kickoff parties to introduce faculty and staff and to create a welcoming environment before classes begin. The Languages, Literatures & International...

Opinion — Managing senior anxiety and imposter syndrome

Opinion — Managing senior anxiety and imposter syndrome

Ryley Wilcox September 7, 2023

As I begin my senior year of college, I find myself having lots of anxiety and a level of imposter syndrome regarding the uncertainty of what is ahead. A lot of what is next in my life is up in the air....

RECHARGE — Me (17) reviving myself with an omelet and coffee after a particularly rough race. To me, one of the best parts of running a 5k is using it as an excuse to do nothing the rest of the day.

Opinion — Life as a UP jogger

Harry Stine September 7, 2023

One thing about me is that I have never been good at sports. My vision is terrible, in turn making my depth perception horrible, taking any sort of throwing/catching activity off the table. Adding insult...

HEAD IN THE GAME — A student pitches the ball to his teammate in the midst of a sweltering game.

Bringing the heat for this year’s kickball tournament

Amelia Kashian September 5, 2023

On Sept. 4 students competed in NMU’s annual Residence Hall kickball Tournament on the Lincoln fields. The games began at 9:00 a.m. and continued throughout the late afternoon. Each player fought hard...

VACATION — A photo of me standing on the breakwall this summer. Since Ive accepted that I only want to go on a vacation when I feel like it, Ive enjoyed my summers much more.

OPINION — Sometimes you don’t have to do anything over the summer

Harry Stine September 1, 2023

Summer has ended and the semester has begun. As we all get used to our new schedules, I hear plenty of people share some fun vacation stories. Whether it was visiting some friends across the country, going...

GET OUTSIDE — Sometimes all you need is some sunlight and fresh air. Give yourself a little time outside every day, even if its only for a few minutes.

EDITORIAL — Managing Early Semester Stress

North Wind Editorial Staff September 1, 2023

For freshmen and seniors alike, the beginning of a new semester can be a very stressful time. From managing an ever-growing stack of assignments, navigating on-campus organizations, and moving into your...

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