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HOME AWAY FROM HOME — NMU Senior Rylynn Sladek poses for a photo while on a hike in Marquette. Sladek has chosen to stay in the Upper Peninsula for the past two summers due to the variety of activities, from beach days to farmer’s market hauls, that the community has to offer.

Opinion – Should I stay or should I go?

Abbey Lamb, Contributing Writer May 5, 2023

Many students have the same thought each year: “Should I stay in Marquette for the summer, or should I go back home?" This tough choice plagues the minds of students year after year for good reason....

Satire — Please stop making movies about me

Satire — Please stop making movies about me

Dallas Wiertella May 2, 2023

Dear Mr. Hollywood, It has come to my attention that, in the past decade or so, you may have used my likeness as an inspiration for some of the characters in your films. While flattered, I don't remember...

Editorial — Best of The North Wind 22-23

Editorial — Best of The North Wind ’22-’23

North Wind Editorial Board April 26, 2023

With the end of the school year quickly approaching, The North Wind ends another year of publishing. In these final weeks of the 2022-2023 school year, we took some time to reflect on our favorite articles...

REFLECTIONS — I am posing at South Haven beach during sunset. With graduation approaching swiftly, I wanted to reflect on my college experience and how it has positively impacted my character and outlook on life.

Opinion — Leaping into the unknown

Madoline Plattenberg April 26, 2023

As I sit down to reflect on the past four years of my life, I want to start from the beginning.  During my first year of college, everything and everyone was new. I wanted a completely fresh start...

Opinion — Review of NMU Theatre and Dances production of Grease

Opinion — Review of NMU Theatre and Dance’s production of “Grease”

Harry Stine April 25, 2023

I went to "Grease" on Saturday, April 22, and even though it was the production’s last showing of the season, it was far from low energy. I had the privilege of sitting in the center of the front...

DESK EDITOR — A picture of me sitting at my desk in The North Wind office, fully equipped with a black coffee that is spilled and a bag of Fritos — a seemingly natural sight as a journalist. When I first walked into the newsroom, I was completely unaware of the transformation this work experience would have on me.

Opinion – Reflecting on my experience as a student journalist

Andie Balenger April 24, 2023

Today marks the last week of publishing for the semester at The North Wind. For an institution that I never imagined myself working for when I first stepped on campus, my turning of a new leaf is bittersweet....

Opinion — How to buy a house before you graduate

Opinion — How to buy a house before you graduate

Elise Crossman, Contributing Writer April 24, 2023

I know what you're thinking: “I can’t afford to buy a house right now. I'm a broke college kid.” What if I told you that if you open a Michigan First Time Home Buyer savings account you will have...

BUSY BEE — Finding ways to bring a little happiness into your routine is key to navigating adulthood. I’m the busiest I’ve ever been: working at the North Wind, TV6 and taking a full course load. That doesn’t stop me from making my own happy where I can.

Opinion — Find a little happy

Molly Birch April 21, 2023

I was late for a work meeting in Gries Hall, walking in a frenzy through the canopy walk when I saw it. The scene stopped my frantic shuffling abruptly.  I saw a crow hopping down the sidewalk, kicking...

Kinomoaage translates to education or more directly, Earth shows us the way in Anishinaabemowin. (Joleigh Martinez/NW)

Opinion — Should NMU divest from fossil fuels?

Katarina Rothhorn April 20, 2023

As we celebrate Earth Week at NMU, I am proud to participate in the various activities that help us appreciate and give back to the land. Even if this is just picking up trash or going on a hike to learn...

Editorial — Tennessee students have right to protest gun violence

Editorial — Tennessee students have right to protest gun violence

North Wind Editorial Board April 19, 2023

At the end of March, three children and three adults were killed in a mass shooting at the Covenant School, a private elementary school in Nashville, Tennessee. The shooter was equipped with three guns,...

Opinion — Review of “Tár”

Opinion — Review of “Tár”

Harry Stine April 19, 2023

It was Wednesday, March 29, a little after 10 a.m. I was still in my pajamas. I was on my third cup of coffee, and I was sitting in front of my laptop thinking about Tár, last year’s critical hit film...

Opinion – Review of “The Super Mario Bros. Movie”

Opinion – Review of “The Super Mario Bros. Movie”

Jakob Ross April 18, 2023

This may come as a shock, but “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” has got to be one of the best video game movies to ever hit the big screen. There, I said it. Both the beautiful animation and the movie’s...

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