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ASNMU swears in new assembly

Justin Van't Hof, Editor-in-Chief April 27, 2022

The results of the ASNMU election were announced early last week with a new cohort being sworn into the roles of president, vice president and representatives.  Zora Binert was elected president of...

Opinion—It’s time for an Unhinged Girl Spring

Opinion—It’s time for an Unhinged Girl Spring

Molly Birch, Social Media Editor April 27, 2022
I don’t know about you all, but I always think the most significant changes in my life occur during the spring. Maybe it’s an astrology thing, or I’m just really good at scheduling my annual internal crises for April.
Letter to the Editor—Dotson suspension highly suspect

Letter to the Editor—Dotson suspension highly suspect

April 21, 2022
It’s important to recognize the disparity in treatment received by Dotson, on the one hand, and the treatment received by Greer and Brundage, on the other hand. Greer and Brundage have violated the constitutional and federal statutory rights of NMU students on multiple occasions over the past decade and a half, including illegally discriminating against students with mental disorders—but have not received any disciplinary actions themselves from the university.
Who is Kerri Schuiling?

Who is Kerri Schuiling?

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor April 15, 2022

Kerri Schuiling didn’t plan on becoming NMU’s interim president when she graduated from high school in Grand Rapids. She hardly even planned to attend college at all.  As a first-generation college...

Opinion—Why I’m a recovering perfectionist

Opinion—Why I’m a recovering perfectionist

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor April 15, 2022
I survived high school while clinging to words such as ‘perfectionist’ and ‘high achiever.’ I thought they defined me as someone who was succeeding in this unforgiving game of life.
Satire—Student inexplicably anxious walking past group of students

Satire—Student inexplicably anxious walking past group of students

Harry Stine, contributing writer April 14, 2022
Most people struggle with some form of social anxiety at some point in their lives, and acknowledging that it’s normal to not look great all the time is a good first step towards getting past it.
Editorial—Our community is grieving

Editorial—Our community is grieving

North Wind Staff April 14, 2022
Our community is coping with the loss of our peer in varying ways, ranging from denial to honoring her life. And as a community, finding ways to cope is crucial for our ability to support one another and heal.
Dear North Wind, I wish he was more protective

Dear North Wind, I wish he was more protective

North Wind Staff April 7, 2022
I’m glad that he trusts me enough to know that I won’t cheat on him, but I was hoping for more of a reaction. His reaction made me think that he is taking our relationship for granted.
Editorial—Ketanji Brown Jackson subjected to unreasonable treatment in confirmation

Editorial—Ketanji Brown Jackson subjected to unreasonable treatment in confirmation

North Wind Staff April 6, 2022
Jackson, if confirmed, will be the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court. During Jackson’s confirmation hearings, many partisan issues were dragged to the fore.
Opinion—There was only one way for Coach K’s career to end

Opinion—There was only one way for Coach K’s career to end

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor April 1, 2022
Mike Krzyzewski entered this season in his 42nd and final season as the head coach of the Duke Blue Devils. He announced prior to the season in an unprecedented move that this will be his final season.
YUM!—Served on Thursday, Nov. 18 2021 at Northern Lights Dining, this breaded chicken was presented with carrots and celery.

Satire—The last supper: A farewell to NLD

Akasha Khalsa, Opinion Editor March 22, 2022
And now, oh NLD, we are nearing our final farewell. Our final days together have come. Don’t mourn our time together, don’t cry. For although you may miss my gold dining plan, I shall not.
Editorial—Masking changes on campus

Editorial—Masking changes on campus

North Wind Staff March 18, 2022
Despite the excitement that might come along with a reduction in masking, as with any COVID-related policy change, there are many concerns to take into account.
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