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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.
Opinion—Growing up in a cult…not fun

Opinion—Growing up in a cult…not fun

Akasha Khalsa, Opinion Editor April 26, 2022
A couple of my friends recently explained to me what they think of in relation to the term “cult”, and the results ranged from “like in the movies, like a massive hierarchy, living together, all of them are having to dress the same” to “strange rituals, the kool-aid guy, hidden remote areas.” So what was it really like?
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.
Editorial—Caring for yourself during exam week

Editorial—Caring for yourself during exam week

North Wind Staff April 19, 2022
Many of us are struggling with healthy studying habits and balancing well-being with productivity at this time of the year. So, we’ve collected some helpful ideas for getting things done during exam time.
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.
Opinion—Will Smith is a modern-day version of Sartre’s Orestes

Opinion—Will Smith is a modern-day version of Sartre’s Orestes

Mary Kelly and Andrew Johnson, contributing writers April 14, 2022
Following March 27, the internet went crazy for the ‘slap heard around the world.’ We are, of course, talking about the meme-worthy performance that was Will Smith smacking Chris Rock across the face after Rock told an ill-received joke about Smith’s wife.
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—Hate against Russian people needs to stop

Opinion—Hate against Russian people needs to stop

Justin Van't Hof, Editor-in-chief April 1, 2022
I alongside many have watched in horror as Vladimir Putin and his regime have waged an inhumane assault against Ukraine. With the horror being cast all across social media, it is impossible not to be outraged at the Russian government for the destruction, but I urge everyone to not assign this blame to the Russian people as a whole.
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.
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