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The North Wind

Preserve biodiveristy in Michigan

Lee McClelland April 25, 2013

On Monday, April 22, I celebrated Earth Day by educating myself about issues that could potentially affect the health of Upper Peninsula ecosystems. The Michigan Senate passed a bill on Tuesday, March...

Sixth season of ‘Mad Men’ stays hellishly entertaining

Lee McClelland April 25, 2013

With Spring comes a new season — of “Mad Men.” The season six premiere aired on Sunday, April 7 and marked the return of Matthew Wiener’s highly-acclaimed, award-winning series. The two-part...

Music education important part of K-12 curriculum

Lee McClelland April 18, 2013

On Friday, April 12, I sat in a crowded Kaufman Auditorium and took in the airy, brass tones of the NMU Jazz Band. On Saturday, I sipped on a cup of coffee while the talented Goldmine Girls played in the...

Know where you stand on issue of gay marriage

Lee McClelland April 11, 2013

While the United States Supreme Court makes its determinations on arguments heard in Hollingsworth v. Perry (the Proposition 8 case), the definition of marriage and its protection under the law has come...

President Haynes: increasing enrollment, keeping tuition low

Lee McClelland April 4, 2013

On Monday, May 14, 2012, David Haynes was appointed as president of NMU for an interim period after former president Les Wong departed from NMU. Since Haynes’ appointment, many students have expressed...

Find out where candidates stand

Lee McClelland March 28, 2013

ASNMU elections are right around the corner, and students need to start researching the various candidates’ positions on campus issues. While I encourage you to study the ASNMU insert in this issue...

Online voting begins Monday, April 1

Lee McClelland March 28, 2013

Voting for the 2013 ASNMU spring election begins at 8 p.m. on Monday, April 1 and ends at noon on Wednesday, April 3. Voting will be held completely online this year. To vote, visit The...

Measuring ASNMU’s performance by past administrations

Lee McClelland March 21, 2013

Looking back on the ASNMU’s history of leadership and effectiveness is essential in order for students to evaluate progress ASNMU has made during the present term. Jump back in time with me to September...

The sequester comes to NMU; which cuts affect students

Lee McClelland March 14, 2013

After another session of partisan brinkmanship, Congress failed to pass a deficit reduction plan, thus triggering $1.5 trillion in federal budget cuts over the next 10 years: this is being referred to...

Anderson, Hoffman shine in ‘The Master’

Lee McClelland March 14, 2013

Writer, producer and director Paul Thomas Anderson is known for his odd choice of subjects and settings in his films. Anderson’s early work comes to mind: “Boogie Nights” (1997), a film that follows...

Batman, Americans fight for glory

Lee McClelland February 28, 2013

The core tenet of American foreign diplomacy — the “Peace through Strength” doctrine — has docked at the harbor and returned home. Americans are looking at violence in a whole new light after...

Wildcat pride lacking on campus

Lee McClelland February 21, 2013

Being a Marquette native, I have heard my fair share of negative sentiments about attending Northern Michigan University. Local colloquialisms like “Northern: where the N stands for knowledge” or...

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