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Athletes at all levels, whether students or Olympians, struggle with their wellbeing just like everyone else.

Editorial—Athletes and mental health: even our heroes are human

North Wind Staff August 26, 2021
We view athletes as heroes and idols, even statues representing our values as a collective. And perhaps that goes for anyone in the spotlight: we see them on a pedestal and forget they are just people. But they still have a life. They’re not invincible; they do the same things everyone else does. 
Could testing requirements disappear altogether?

Could testing requirements disappear altogether?

Northwind Staff April 16, 2020

This week President Erickson sent out an email to faculty and staff saying there will be a 10% decrease in enrollment for Fall 2020, and the university should prepare for cutbacks—what could be a loss...

Neighbor, can you spare a drop?

Neighbor, can you spare a drop?

Northwind Staff October 9, 2019

Whether you spare some time and a pint of blood, or you find some way to volunteer your time with the Red Cross or other organizations, you have an opportunity to save a person’s life.  Excuses...

Photo courtesy of NMU Athletics

Wildcat of the week

Northwind Staff November 15, 2018

Senior guard/forward Isaiah Johnson joined an elite crew last weekend, becoming the 32nd member of the 1,000 point club in NMU history. Johnson led the team in scoring in both games, scoring 24 points...

Photo courtesy of NMU athletics

Wildcat of the week

Northwind Staff January 18, 2018

Sophomore Jessica Schultz scored a career 22 points against Lake Superior State University on Jan. 11. Schultz scored first for NMU during the game and made two free throws and then a three-pointer later...

Photo by: EMMALENE OYSTI

New year, new North Wind

Northwind Staff January 18, 2018

With the turn of the new year, you probably thought of a few resolutions to conquer for yourself, and The North Wind has a few of its own. The last few years there has been an atmosphere of distrust...

Weird News

Weird News

Northwind Staff January 18, 2018

It’s summer in Australia and extreme heat is causing bats’ brains to fry. Hundreds of bats dropped from the trees in Sydney, Australia as their brains fried due to temperatures that rose up to 117...

International News

International News

Northwind Staff January 18, 2018

North and South Korea will unify under the same flag and form a combined women’s ice hockey team for the first time in the Winter Olympics. The two countries have not spoken in over two years, but have...

National News

National News

Northwind Staff January 18, 2018

The Veteran Affairs Department apologized to a Connecticut man after a scalpel was allegedly left inside him for years after surgery. The scalpel was used during Glenford Taylor’s surgery in 2013 and...

State News

State News

Northwind Staff January 18, 2018

A meteor hit southeastern Michigan at approximately 8:08 p.m. Tuesday evening. The asteroid was about 1 to 2 yards in diameter and was moving at a speed of 28,000 mph. It began melting away at extremely...

NMU Cross Country Preview

Northwind Staff August 29, 2013

By: Erin McCumons Northern Michigan University’s cross country team will soon be starting their 2013 season, following their last season that resulted in three meet championships for the team. During...

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