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SUN POWER — NMU students listen as a member of the solar panel installation crew explains how the bifacial panels work. The fully operational panels, located next to the SHINE building on Presque Isle Avenue, are the largest project to be financed entirely by the Green Fund, a five-dollar per semester student-paid fee.

Campus solar panels funded entirely by NMU students

Andie Balenger January 30, 2023

Thanks to the student-paid Green Fund, a $50,000 solar panel array has been installed next to the Sustainability Hub for Innovation and Environment (SHINE) building, located at 1400 Presque Isle Ave. The...

FRESH FROM THE OVEN - Cinnamon rolls straight from the oven are a luxury everyone should experience at least once this semester. Even if its not from this recipe that includes sourdough, look up a recipe that fits ingredients in your kitchen and make some this weekend!

Cooking with Kata — Sunday Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls

Katarina Rothhorn January 27, 2023

I am fully aware that not many college students have, let alone want, to keep a sourdough starter alive while they have all the responsibilities of life and classes. However, I became the proud mother...

MEMORY BOX — For the chances I did not take, the people I did not meet and the places I did not go. A little fear meant nothing in comparison to that regret. Life is short, but man is it full when you look back at all the things you were too scared to do, but did it anyways.

Opinion – The everyday life of your average hermit

Annamarie Parker January 27, 2023

Dealing with social anxiety as an overly friendly person who loves meeting people means talking to them even though they terrify me. It is pushing myself to do what I feel I should be able to do, despite...

Editorial — How to prepare for the later years of college

Editorial — How to prepare for the later years of college

North Wind Editorial Board January 26, 2023

After a long and relaxing winter break, returning to campus for a new semester may have felt like a fever dream for some students. Reverting to a hyper-scheduled week filled with classes, extracurriculars...

Opinion — Streaming services have killed movie magic

Opinion — Streaming services have killed movie magic

Andie Balenger January 25, 2023

One of the most incredible things about growing up in Gladstone was the Front Row Video store on Delta Avenue.  I still remember the excitement I felt when my dad would ask me if I wanted to rent a...

Opinion — How Ticketmaster is ruining live music

Opinion — How Ticketmaster is ruining live music

Andie Balenger January 24, 2023

Anyone who frequently listens to music can attest that watching your favorite artist perform live is an incredible experience. Not only does the music sound better, but the positive environment that tends...

NMU International Studies Program

Study abroad informational sessions to be hosted weekly

Andie Balenger January 23, 2023

The International Programs Office will be hosting weekly learning sessions over Zoom for students interested in studying abroad.  With travel opportunities in over 50 different countries, Study Abroad...

Opinion — Is it me or is it my professor?

Opinion — Is it me or is it my professor?

Dallas Wiertella January 20, 2023

Something that I hear most around campus when discussing classes is that some professors fail to instruct their classes, which leads to the downfall of their students.  We have all heard the horror stories...

Opinion — Review of “Skinamarink”

Opinion — Review of “Skinamarink”

Jakob Ross January 20, 2023

I do not have a clue how it was done but watching “Skinamarink” was like reliving childhood trauma.  Like everyone else, I was afraid of the dark as a kid. I was not necessarily afraid of the dark...

Opinion — Podcasts are the future of news

Opinion — Podcasts are the future of news

Andie Balenger January 18, 2023

If you are reading this, you likely consume the news on a daily basis. For most of American history, people purchased a daily print newspaper as a means of staying up to date on the latest news in their...

RECOGNITION — A picture of my awards for the fall 2022 publishing season at The North Wind.

Opinion – I did not want to be a journalist

Ayanna Allen December 13, 2022

Every English major hears the words, “What are you going to do with that?” at least once in their lives. The phrase loomed in the back of my mind since I transferred to NMU in the fall semester of...

Editorial — Graduating seniors encouraged to celebrate achievements uniquely

Editorial — Graduating seniors encouraged to celebrate achievements uniquely

North Wind Editorial Board December 8, 2022

With finals week just around the corner, seniors at NMU are undoubtedly counting down the days until they graduate. For those who intend on graduating this semester, the North Wind Editorial Board would...

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