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Editorial—Generation Z and the holidays

Editorial—Generation Z and the holidays

North Wind Staff December 3, 2021
The generation which is currently coming of age in this period of time relates to holidays with a different attitude from previous generations. Many factors play into our view towards holidays, including how we view the origins of holidays, efforts to be more inclusive with multicultural holidays, political divides in family gatherings and even our experiences with COVID-19.
Editorial—Get involved with fossil fuel divestment

Editorial—Get involved with fossil fuel divestment

North Wind Staff November 18, 2021
Currently, NMU pays a great deal of money to fossil fuel companies in order to keep the lights on around campus. This money comes from our tuition dollars and ends up supporting unsustainable energy. Yet there are other, more sustainable, energy companies the university could benefit from investing in, argues the Divest NMU club.
Editorial—Why cultural appropriation harms

Editorial—Why cultural appropriation harms

North Wind Staff November 11, 2021
Around this time of the year, we notice evidence of cultural appropriation most often in the Halloween costumes around us, and in the mascots and logos of our sports teams.
QUESTIONS?—Long lines of students, faculty and community members stand before microphones at the Oct. 26 university forum. So many people were in attendance that the room was expanded to meet fire code.

Editorial—Students will be heard, one way or another

North Wind Staff November 1, 2021

Recent events on campus, such as the abrupt termination of former president Fritz Erickson, the ongoing contract dispute between faculty and administration and the vote of no confidence in NMU’s Board...

Editorial—Support city climate initiative

Editorial—Support city climate initiative

North Wind Staff October 27, 2021
Although the issues we face are worldwide, there is much to be done locally. In Marquette we can labor to create a positive impact on the environment rather than contributing negatively.
Dear North Wind, should I call the police on my ex?

Dear North Wind, should I call the police on my ex?

North Wind Staff October 22, 2021
When he asked me to give up my own ambitions to follow him overseas, I said no. I would have had to quit school and stay home being a housewife rather than having a career. I wouldn’t have a support system where he wanted to bring me. That just wasn’t a future I could say yes to. I was even a little bit angry that he expected me to make these sacrifices for him.
Editorial—Campus burnout: just getting through this semester

Editorial—Campus burnout: just getting through this semester

North Wind Staff October 20, 2021
It’s fairly normal for there to be some burnout at this time of the year. Many students and professors expect it. And we have to keep in mind that COVID-19 is still around as an additional stressor, along with ongoing tensions having to do with administrative upheaval and the faculty contract situation.
Editorial—Reflections on Erickson’s termination

Editorial—Reflections on Erickson’s termination

North Wind Staff October 5, 2021
It has now been over a week since the Board of Trustees unexpectedly terminated former President of the university Fritz Erickson on Sept. 24. For several days after the event, blindsided students watched and rewatched the meeting, analyzing each word spoken by BOT members, trying to fully understand the abrupt termination.
Editorial—COVID-19 rates in Marquette concerning

Editorial—COVID-19 rates in Marquette concerning

North Wind Staff September 30, 2021
If there’s any hope of convincing a campus community that’s become tired of the constant reminders and pleas for caution, we would like to try. Please, make it a personal goal to continue to wear your mask correctly, even in the grocery store or in social gatherings. Don’t go to class if you feel ill. Again, COVID-19 is still here. We’ve talked about it enough, we know how to combat it. At this point, a year and a half later, it’s just a matter of discipline.
Editorial—We support the Pride Rock housing initiative

Editorial—We support the Pride Rock housing initiative

North Wind Staff September 22, 2021
For many students coming to NMU as members of the LGBTQ+ community, finding comfortable housing is an ordeal. Now, as of Sept. 20 the Pride Rock proposal has been submitted to NMU administration, and it details plans for an LGBTQ+ priority house in the dorms which would significantly reduce housing-related stress for many queer students.
Editorial—Housing and parking experiencing growing pains

Editorial—Housing and parking experiencing growing pains

North Wind Staff September 16, 2021
As we settle into the semester, a few changes have become noticeable on campus. Perhaps foremost are the full dorms and parking lots. While we’re pleased for the university that more parking passes and housing contracts were purchased this year than last, thus bringing in greater revenue, the sudden growth from the emptiness of COVID-19 also causes some discomfort.
Dear North Wind, how do I get over my toxic ex?

Dear North Wind, how do I get over my toxic ex?

North Wind Staff September 10, 2021
We ‘broke up’ at the end of last semester, but were on and off again over the summer since we could barely go two days without talking to each other. A week ago she came to visit in person and it ended in a huge fight; we didn’t even say goodbye before she left. 
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