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Editorial—Get involved with fossil fuel divestment

Editorial—Get involved with fossil fuel divestment

North Wind Staff November 18, 2021
Currently, NMU pays a great deal of money to fossil fuel companies in order to keep the lights on around campus. This money comes from our tuition dollars and ends up supporting unsustainable energy. Yet there are other, more sustainable, energy companies the university could benefit from investing in, argues the Divest NMU club.
Letter to the Editor—NMU should have a day care

Letter to the Editor—NMU should have a day care

Travis Bessner November 18, 2021
Now, if you don’t have a child please try to imagine if you did. We can all agree college can be hard, but imagine raising a child at the same time.
Satire—I will consume your soul in this course evaluation

Satire—I will consume your soul in this course evaluation

Harry Stine, contributing writer November 17, 2021
The semester is a few weeks from over, which means teachers will be asking you to fill in their course evaluations yet again.
Letter to the Editor—Renaming West Science the wrong call

Letter to the Editor—Renaming West Science the wrong call

Philip Niswonger November 16, 2021
Interim President Kerri Schuiling recently sent out a statement about potentially taking the name of Luther West off of the West Science Building. I believe this to be a shameful act by the university and I hope the committee will reject the name change.
WHAT COULD BE LOST—Many are concerned that pieces of campus life such as the important gathering space in Whitman Hall may be lost due to facilities plans created with the aim of increasing university profit.

Letter to the Editor—Robert Mahaney’s conflicts of interest

Kadin Fox November 11, 2021
On Oct. 1, Chair of Northern Michigan University’s Board of Trustees Tami Seavoy accepted Robert Mahaney’s resignation as liaison to the university’s foundation board. Mahaney, CEO of the local real estate giant Veridea Group, claimed his decision was made in order to avoid the “appearance of a conflict of interest,” in regards to the foundation contracting with Veridea Group.
Editorial—Why cultural appropriation harms

Editorial—Why cultural appropriation harms

North Wind Staff November 11, 2021
Around this time of the year, we notice evidence of cultural appropriation most often in the Halloween costumes around us, and in the mascots and logos of our sports teams.
MAKING KIMCHI—Kimchi is easy to make, nutritious and full of beneficial bacteria which can help your gut. Try making it; your health might thank you!

Opinion—Kimchi: my flavor of the month

Maggie Duly, Social Media Editor November 10, 2021
Recently, I’ve been obsessed with this one recipe that may or may not be very nutritious. I call it college ramen but I try to make it chic. Yeah, okay, the base of this dish is everyone’s favorite: Maruchan Ramen. What really brings this dish home is the toppings. Kimchi is a staple food in Korean cuisine and it is the real star of my daily dinner. It’s a traditional side dish of fermented vegetables, most often napa cabbage.
Opinion—In a pandemic-fatigued society, flu season arrives all the same

Opinion—In a pandemic-fatigued society, flu season arrives all the same

Nicholas Conroy, Copy Editor November 4, 2021
The concept of two viral illnesses going around at once is scary, yes, but we know the best ways to deal with both. Remain vigilant and take action to protect yourself. Rinse. Repeat. We are all well-seasoned health safety veterans at this point.
Opinion—Tips for learning a new language from scratch

Opinion—Tips for learning a new language from scratch

Akasha Khalsa, Opinion Editor November 4, 2021
At this stage, you won’t be able to understand much, perhaps just the gist of what’s being said. But you’ll start to get a feel for how the language sounds, and how speakers of the language put together their thoughts. Keep building your knowledge of grammatical structures and slowly augment your vocabulary. Soon, with a lot of work and patience, you’ll notice your comfort with the language improves.
QUESTIONS?—Long lines of students, faculty and community members stand before microphones at the Oct. 26 university forum. So many people were in attendance that the room was expanded to meet fire code.

Editorial—Students will be heard, one way or another

North Wind Staff November 1, 2021

Recent events on campus, such as the abrupt termination of former president Fritz Erickson, the ongoing contract dispute between faculty and administration and the vote of no confidence in NMU’s Board...

Opinion—Review of Denis Villeneuve’s Dune

Opinion—Review of Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Dune’

Andie Balenger, contributing writer October 28, 2021
As the previews began to roll, there were only a few things I knew for certain: “Dune” would contain a lot of sand, a painful box, and a blue-eyed Zendaya.
Staying safe during the spooky season

Staying safe during the spooky season

Dreyma Beronja, News Editor October 28, 2021

Halloween is a special holiday for many that enjoy the spooky season. Getting dressed up in the costume you’ve spent all month prepping for the big night, enjoying the king-sized Snickers bar that you...

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