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NMU CARES — President Brock Tessman shares his feelings on the universitys new CARE Team. Photo Courtesy of Northern Michigan University

Letter to the Editor — Our New CARE Team

Brock Tessman February 23, 2024

There is a lot of talk about wellbeing at NMU, but action is a lot more important than talk. So what resources are we actually creating to support your wellbeing? One important resource is our new CARE...

OPINION — Beginners ski safety

OPINION — Beginner’s ski safety

Megan Poe February 23, 2024

Just three weeks ago, in a much warmer place than Marquette, a woman spent the night trapped on a gondola ski lift after an error made by the lift operator. In Lake Tahoe, California, the temperature dropped...

CAMPUS DEVELOPMENT — NMU announced it will receive state funding for the Northern Enterprise Center. This graphic is based on renderings posted by the university with their original announcement for the project.

Editorial — Construction of the Northern Enterprise Center

North Wind Editorial Board February 20, 2024

In the last few years, NMU has been making renovations to its campus to increase student success and bring in more prospective students who share similar values of having energy-efficient, program-specific...

SNOWY CAMPUS — Though NMU has much to offer its students, mainly in its outdoor amenities, is the university missing some degree programs?

Opinion — Missing majors at NMU

Megan Poe February 19, 2024

NMU offers a variety of programs to suit every type of student. As a university with a student population of only around 7,000, Northern’s list of 120 majors is comparatively diverse. With the inclusion...

Opinion — An unconventional guide on how to keep a journal

Opinion — An unconventional guide on how to keep a journal

Megan Poe February 9, 2024

Journaling is good for you. That’s what the therapist says, that’s what your friends say when you’ve bothered them long enough, and that’s what every blog on self-improvement will tell you. It...

5 of my all-time favorite books

5 of my all-time favorite books

Rachel Pott February 9, 2024

Reading is one of my favorite hobbies and throughout the dozens of books I have read, several have stuck with me over the years. These are some of my favorites – the books that I have not stopped thinking...

Opinion — Mammoth resurrection in Michigan

Opinion — Mammoth resurrection in Michigan

Megan Poe February 2, 2024

Nearly 8,000 miles from Marquette, Michigan, Kenyan scientists had a breakthrough just one week ago that will potentially save the highly endangered northern white rhino from going extinct. They have successfully...

Opinion — iPad kids and the illiteracy crisis

Opinion — iPad kids and the illiteracy crisis

Megan Poe February 2, 2024

Every generation critiques its successor generation. There are accusations that the children are getting softer, less teachable, disciplined and motivated, even though the accusers were also called soft,...

Opinion — Gypsy Rose Blanchard: Innocent influencer or glorified criminal?

Opinion — Gypsy Rose Blanchard: Innocent influencer or glorified criminal?

Megan Poe January 30, 2024

Since the prison release of Gypsy Rose Blanchard on December 28, 2023, the media has formed a split moral narrative about the now 32-year-old murder accomplice of her mother. Most of the controversy lies...

CLOTHING AND STYLE — The differences of places and an understanding of situations.

Opinion — Online thrift reselling

Megan Poe January 29, 2024

With the amount of (blissful) washed-up Northern alumni rebranding a previously fashionably conservative town in the U.P., there comes some aesthetic territory to be conquered by the current and following...

TAKING UP SPACE — The difference between college, a sitting area in Jamrich Hall used for example, and life after it.

Opinion — The death of free public spaces in America

Megan Poe January 26, 2024

Have you ever been told that college is the best four years of your life? Your answer, especially as a student right now, is probably no. However, college is a unique environment where while you’re growing...

Opinion — Review of Saltburn

Opinion — Review of Saltburn

Megan Poe January 26, 2024

Somebody– the internet– told me this was the movie of the year. This was the movie that would change my view of cinema, and my view of life. There would be before Saltburn and after Saltburn. I did...

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