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Letter to the Editor—Don’t mythologize Columbus

DeForest Dalbec October 29, 2020

To be clear: I agree with the conclusions of the recent opinion column, “Columbus doesn’t deserve a day of celebration.” We should not have a “Columbus Day;” the whole idea of it was contrived...

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Opinion—How intolerance is pushing me to vote Trump

DeForest Dalbec October 22, 2020

A couple of weeks ago, former Opinion Editor Riley Garland wrote a piece about why he switched his support this election from Donald Trump to Jo Jorgensen, the Libertarian Party candidate. Here’s how...

Letter to the editor

Letter to the editor

DeForest Dalbec April 8, 2020

Last week, The North Wind published an editorial, titled “Are Students Getting the Short End of the Stick?” This struck me as lacking careful consideration or curious compassion. I can hardly think...

Donating to democrats: Bernie Sanders wasted $230 million

Donating to democrats: Bernie Sanders wasted $230 million

DeForest Dalbec March 18, 2020

Over the course of his lifetime, Bernie Sanders has had approximately $400 million dollars donated to his political campaigns. 55%, or about $220 million, of his contributions are $200 or less, another...

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Get drunk on D&D

DeForest Dalbec January 30, 2020

Alcohol is rife with hazards. Drinking alone is a well-known sign of a problem, and heavy-drinking is the cause of several crippling diseases. It’s a sad truth that more than half of alcohol sales are...

Consider the ignorance behind voting in 2020

Consider the ignorance behind voting in 2020

DeForest Dalbec January 23, 2020

Socrates, “I know that I know nothing.” Confucius, “When you do not know a thing, to allow that you do not know it; this is knowledge.” It’s a lesson taught throughout history and around the...

Next step: recognize freedom of conscience

Next step: recognize freedom of conscience

DeForest Dalbec April 11, 2019

The individual freedoms protected in this nation are our most cherished cultural heritage. From John Locke’s “A Letter Concerning Toleration” to Thomas Paine’s “Rights of Man,” the appropriate...

Dropping out may be the smartest decision

Dropping out may be the smartest decision

DeForest Dalbec April 4, 2019

Whether or not you will drop out is a coin toss—about half of NMU students drop out. The graduation rates here aren’t outside the norm for a “four-year” institution (which is a bit of a joke, as...

Capitalisms dead, but a straw man remains

Capitalism’s dead, but a straw man remains

DeForest Dalbec March 13, 2019

There is an overt anti-capitalist sentiment growing in the political left. This sentiment is strongest in universities particularly, where the left-wing undeniably constitutes a majority. Mainstream...

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