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THE END — Me, sipping my tea, as I prepare for my last few days at Northern. Finishing college is a tad more anxiety-inducing than I expected, but it feels good nonetheless.

Opinion — A nervous editor’s reflections on time spent at NMU

Harry Stine December 8, 2023

My first week at Northern ended with me crying in my backyard because I was so nervous about being around people all the time. I used to go to a small underfunded high school with a graduating class of...

LIFE OF WORK — Me sitting at my desk, preparing for another shift of directing news. Other than the occasional complaint of having to leave for work, I welcome the idea of working for the rest of my life.

Opinion — Preparing to work for the rest of your life

Harry Stine November 14, 2023

When talking to people my age, I often hear them say how excited they are to be done with college, but how nervous they are about the outside world. Specifically, stress about life when there is no college...

MEMORY BOX — For the chances I did not take, the people I did not meet and the places I did not go. A little fear meant nothing in comparison to that regret. Life is short, but man is it full when you look back at all the things you were too scared to do, but did it anyways.

Opinion – The everyday life of your average hermit

Annamarie Parker January 27, 2023

Dealing with social anxiety as an overly friendly person who loves meeting people means talking to them even though they terrify me. It is pushing myself to do what I feel I should be able to do, despite...

Mental Health

Editorial — Mental health matters more than midterm exams

North Wind Editorial Board October 20, 2022

If the potential for several inches of snowfall did not excite you enough this week, how does midterm exams coupled with the cold weather sound? Jokes aside, we have reached the halfway point of the...

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.
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Opinion—Live in the present, that’s what I tell myself

Maggie Duly March 24, 2021
I bought a journal three weeks ago. Cognitive behavioral therapists often recommend journaling to help improve your mood by self identified problem solving. I haven't written in it yet. I’m not much of a handwritten person, I prefer typing and making to-do lists and notes on my phone and computer. But I also struggle with anxiety, which isn’t something I hide, in fact, I'm sure many people can tell after a few times meeting me. I don’t mind acknowledging it, it’s better than hiding it.
16-year-old Swedish Climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks at the 2019 United Nations Climate Action Summit at U.N. headquarters in New York City, New York, U.S., September 23, 2019. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri - HP1EF9N1AIFX9

Listen for intent, not words

Jessica Parsons October 3, 2019

The words of Environmental Activist Greta Thunberg, 16, have been heard across the globe, at this point. Her wit and passion to speak out against world leaders and politicians have been an example for...

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