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Opinion — Be extra kind to service industry workers this holiday season

Opinion — Be extra kind to service industry workers this holiday season

Andie Balenger December 5, 2022

The holiday season is a busy time for everyone, but those working in the service industry are set to be working triple time this year. According to the National Retail Federation, sales within November...

HERO — A photo of me holding Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber. The adaptation of Luke’s character in the “Star Wars” sequels has been a hotly debated topic by many generations of the franchise’s fans, some questioning whether their childhood hero would truly act in the way he did.

Opinion — A take on Luke Skywalker’s character in the “Star Wars” sequels

Nathan Kwapisz December 2, 2022

Luke Skywalker is a hero for many generations of "Star Wars" fans; he embodies many ideals in the story and in real life.  To me, Luke is shown as a person that loves unconditionally. His objective...

Opinion — My top four albums of 2022

Opinion — My top four albums of 2022

Andie Balenger December 1, 2022

While I would not describe myself as a music connoisseur, I do listen to a lot of music. Not only does my taste in music know no bounds in terms of era, but I also have no particular genre that I predominantly...

Editorial — How to survive the Upper Peninsula winter

Editorial — How to survive the Upper Peninsula winter

North Wind Editorial Board December 1, 2022

Although the snow that fell before Thanksgiving break has melted away, now is the best time to prepare yourself for the next four to five months of cold weather in Marquette.  Winter in the Upper Peninsula...

Opinion — Song dissection of “Funny the Way It Is”

Opinion — Song dissection of “Funny the Way It Is”

Andie Balenger November 30, 2022

At a recent worship service, my church celebrated All Saints Day. The service was dedicated to acknowledging those from our congregation who have passed away in the last year, with a candle being lit and...

CARROT FLOWERS — A great way to decorate your carrot cake are with sliced raw carrots. For a sweeter design, you can also boil some carrots in a sugar syrup and bake them to make candied carrots.

Cooking with Kata — Spontaneous carrot cupcakes

Katarina Rothhorn and Hayden Bruzewski November 28, 2022

Picture this: my friend and I sitting under a tree on the academic mall, trying to do homework while enjoying one of the last sunny days of the year.  Hayden (friend) says, “Dining hall had carrot...

Opinion — Dear holidays, you suck

Opinion — Dear holidays, you suck

Dallas Wiertella November 18, 2022

I wake up in a cold sweat to the ding of my phone and multiple messages from family members. They are all reaching out to wish me a happy Thanksgiving.  I groggily get out of bed. It is 3 p.m. and...

Letter to the Editor — NMU must do more for student mental health

Letter to the Editor — NMU must do more for student mental health

November 17, 2022

Several weeks ago, Northern Michigan University’s Board of Trustees announced the appointment of Brock Tessman, deputy commissioner of higher education for the Montana State University system, as NMU’s...

Concert Stage

Opinion — In defense of nu-metal

Harry Stine November 17, 2022

Last May, I drove to Green Bay to see the band Limp Bizkit play in a half-filled stadium. I was in the very back of the crowd, banging my head in a Hawaiian button-up to songs such as "Rollin’ (Air Raid...

Editorial — A better way to celebrate Thanksgiving

Editorial — A better way to celebrate Thanksgiving

North Wind Editorial Board November 16, 2022

As we near Thanksgiving break, many of us are longing to return to our hometowns and reunite with family and friends for the holiday. The longstanding tradition in American society is to clasp hands with...

Man pushes a boulder up a slope

Opinion — We came here to graduate, push through and get your degree

Chris Anderson November 14, 2022

College is the place where people go to better their life by continuing their education and learning valuable skills that will translate to a comfortable position doing what they have always wanted to...

Editorial — NMU suffers from lack of diversity

Editorial — NMU suffers from lack of diversity

North Wind Editorial Board November 10, 2022

Every year, Northern Michigan University releases a several-page report on the demographic of the student population on campus. According to NMU’s Institutional Effectiveness office, this annual...

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