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ALWAYS CLIMBING — Slugs Bluff became the first climber-owned rock-climbing area last year and this years first Slug Fest is a celebration of that milestone. The festival will include programs for climbers as well as community volunteer projects to continue the legacy of stewardship of Slugs Bluff.
Photo courtesy of John Miller.

Climbers gear up to scale Slug’s Bluff

Katarina Rothhorn September 20, 2023

This weekend, Sept. 22-24, nearly 100 people will gather in Palmer, Michigan at an 80-foot-tall quartzite cliff known as Slug’s Bluff to celebrate the inaugural Slug Fest with rock climbing gear, yoga...

 FALLING FOR FALL FEST — Students flooded the academic mall in waves for Fall Fest 2023.

Students flood Academic Mall for Fall Fest

Abigail Faix September 1, 2023

Northern Michigan University’s annual Fall Fest took place on the first day of classes on Aug. 28. Fall Fest is a day where students, faculty and staff get a chance to see all the clubs on campus and...

DECORATION — Students flip through numerous albums of posters on multiple tables set up on the Academic Mall.

Sorting through the poster sale: Taking a deeper look

Willow Rasch August 30, 2023

Many students, both new and returning, find themselves at the annual poster sale that goes on at the beginning of NMU’s fall semesters.  This year it was split between two tents, and in the days...

KICK OFF — Player at last years kickball tournament prepares to serve the ball onto the field. The annual tournament will be this weekend at the soccer field behind Lincoln Apartments.

Kicking off the semester with kickball

Abigail Faix August 30, 2023

Monday, Sept. 4 will host Northern Michigan University’s annual kickball tournament. The tournament is run by the housing and residence life department at NMU and will take place at the Lincoln soccer...

Joleigh Martinez/NW

Welcome Home Party greets students during move-in weekend

Amelia Kashian August 28, 2023

Amid the chaos that comes with college move-in days, Housing and Residence Life hosted its Welcome Home Party between the Woods and the Quad this past Thursday. The event showcased NMU’s lively atmosphere...

OFFICIAL SIGNING — President Brock Tessman formally signs the Okanagan Charter on April 26. The charter is a commitment by NMU to support and implement holistic health programs and initiatives for students, staff and faculty.

Tessman signs Okanagan Charter, committing to holistic health for NMU

Katarina Rothhorn April 28, 2023

On Wednesday, April 26 at 1 p.m. NMU President Brock Tessman signed the Okanagan Charter and formally committed NMU to “embed health into all aspects of campus culture and to lead health promotion action...

HOCKEY FANS — Tessman and his family at a Red Wings hockey game in March. They are still rocking the NMU gear in Detroit.

Brock’s backstory: President Tessman’s journey through running, teaching and finding balance

Katarina Rothhorn April 21, 2023

Brock Tessman was born on June 4, 1976, in the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, exactly one month before the United States’ bicentennial and his planned due date. Despite his early birth and subsequent...

Kinomoaage translates to education or more directly, Earth shows us the way in Anishinaabemowin. (Joleigh Martinez/NW)

Opinion — Should NMU divest from fossil fuels?

Katarina Rothhorn April 20, 2023

As we celebrate Earth Week at NMU, I am proud to participate in the various activities that help us appreciate and give back to the land. Even if this is just picking up trash or going on a hike to learn...

FUN IN THE SUN — Kylie Saunders on a fun trip to Mackinac Island with Sarah Triemstra (not pictured) in 2022. Most of their trips are medically focused so they try to take advantage of the time and money when they can.

Profile — Living with Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome

Katarina Rothhorn February 17, 2023

When Kylie Saunders was 14 years old, her life growing up in Chicago revolved around sports: soccer, volleyball, track and field and basketball. “I was hoping at the time to eventually get a soccer...

Statement regarding “Alpha Kappa Alpha welcomed as new sorority on campus”

February 2, 2023

Dear North Wind Readers, In response to our recently published article, “Alpha Kappa Alpha welcomed as new sorority on campus,” we formally apologize to Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc for publishing...

SPECIAL MEETING — NMUs Board of Trustees met on Thursday morning for an eleven-minute special meeting to discuss the UAW Memorandum Number Four asking for an acceleration in the 2021-2026 contract pay scale. This increase in the pay scale affects roughly 70% of the union members.

Board of Trustees approves UAW pay scale acceleration in special meeting

Katarina Rothhorn February 2, 2023

On Thursday morning, the NMU Board of Trustees convened on Zoom for a special session meeting to discuss Memorandum Number Four presented by the UAW (International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and...

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