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Editorial—Administration has a lot on their plate; faculty just trying to put food on the table

Editorial—Administration has a lot on their plate; faculty just trying to put food on the table

North Wind Staff October 13, 2021
With the two main conflicts occurring on campus at the moment, namely the search for the next president and the negotiations for a satisfactory faculty contract, newly appointed interim president Kerri Schuiling certainly has her hands full.
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.
WAVE OF BODIES—Performing in Breathe are Josie Taylor, Thailey Leak, Christina Ferrera, Rose Goltz, Paige Myers, Eden Langlois, Madison Tasson, Kendalyn Persons, Kylie LHuillier, Ciara Witkowski, Isabella Bekkala, Skylar Taavola, Emma Sweet and Sylvia Gravel.

Opinion—Review: Save the date for CO/LAB Collective

Akasha Khalsa, Opinion Editor September 30, 2021
Anyone interested in dance or performance arts should certainly consider attending the production when public performances begin on Sept. 30. Not only will this be the first in-person performance in the theater since the beginning of the COVID-19 quarantine in Dec. 2019, it features exciting student-led choreography.
Board of Trustees terminates President Erickson

Board of Trustees terminates President Erickson

Dreyma Beronja and Akasha Khalsa, News Editor and Opinion Editor September 24, 2021

Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees has terminated President Fritz Erickson, effective immediately. The vote was unanimous. With less than 48 hours’ notice, a special BOT meeting was called...

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.

Comic—Testing the waters

Paul Leow, contributing artist September 17, 2021

 

Opinion—Heartbeat Bill violates rights of Texas women

Opinion—Heartbeat Bill violates rights of Texas women

Adan Mulvaney, contributing writer September 17, 2021
Getting an abortion is a deeply personal choice for a woman—and it’s also a form of healthcare. There are many things that can necessitate a woman’s need for an abortion: contraceptive failure, rape, incest, intimate crime violence, sickness for the duration of the pregnancy or health conditions so severe that the only option to save the mother’s life is to terminate the pregnancy. 
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.
Editorial—Slut Walk is for everyone who wants to end victim blaming

Editorial—Slut Walk is for everyone who wants to end victim blaming

North Wind Staff September 9, 2021
A movement which was begun after a Toronto police officer told young women they “should avoid dressing like sluts” to prevent sexual assault, the Slut Walk continues to be relevant in 2021.
Editorial—We stand behind faculty on contract dispute

Editorial—We stand behind faculty on contract dispute

North Wind Staff August 31, 2021
If faculty choose to go on strike to secure a reasonable contract, NMU students must support them. We at the North Wind hope our instructors succeed in teaching administration a lesson.
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. 
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Spotlight on ASNMU

Katarina Rothhorn June 4, 2021

The Associated Students of Northern Michigan University are NMU’s student government who act on behalf of the larger student body.  “ASNMU’s goal is to make campus better for all students...

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