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Opinion — Its okay to give up

Opinion — It’s okay to give up

Megan Voorhees March 22, 2024

Growing up, I was always told “Megan don’t give up! Just keep trying and you'll get there!” Perhaps this simple saying worked with tasks like learning how to tie my shoes or even riding a bicycle,...

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...

COOKING — Having an oven is an easy way to make and prepare meals of almost any kind. If you live in the dorms, using the shared kitchen may be awkward, but it can lead to friendly interactions with your neighbors.

Editorial — Learning to cook for yourself

North Wind Editorial Staff September 26, 2023

One of the most crucial parts of living on your own is being able to properly feed yourself. For some, learning to cook may come easy, and for others, giving up and making a frozen pizza has become second...

READING - Me, hooked on a chapter of Game of Thrones. George R.R. Martin has quickly become one of my favorite authors over the past few months.

Opinion — My dark descent into nerd status

Harry Stine March 14, 2023

It was the first Sunday of last November. I was sitting on my couch with my laptop on a Zoom call, eating a turkey burger with waffle fries from Vango’s. Three of my friends were on the call, all of...

INDEPENDENCE — The chair that I often sit in, pondering how mentally efficient I am. I have developed poor social skills and I will not take any responsibility for that.

Satire — I love college, I just cannot stand people

Harry Stine February 6, 2023

I am your pretty average NMU student. I like music, jogging and sitting on my kitchen floor late at night after a hard day of work to pet my cat. I study harder and harder, and my hours at work get longer...

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...

COFFEE COMPLICATIONS —  How do you reconcile loving coffee with also hating it? My relationship with this beverage is now more complicated than ever.

Opinion — My complicated relationship with coffee

Hannah Jenkins, Copy Editor October 18, 2022

I hate coffee.  I am also trying to curb my growing addiction to it. Like a relationship with a toxic guy that you know you should avoid but just cannot; my love of - or obsession with - coffee is...

Opinion—Battling the Back to School Blues

Opinion—Battling the “Back to School Blues”

Andie Balenger, Opinion Editor August 30, 2022

As I enter my final year of undergraduate studies at Northern Michigan University, it has become eerily apparent how bittersweet the month of August has always been for me. In part, I associate the final...

Next semester courses: plan ahead, but dont fret

Next semester courses: plan ahead, but don’t fret

North Wind Staff October 17, 2019

You may have noticed that NMU has released a list of courses with its dates and times that are available for next semester. If you haven’t done so already, please take the time and save yourself the...

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