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CONTINUED STRESS - College certainly adds a lot of stress, with difficult courses and a steady stream of exams. With how small the multimedia journalism degree is, its almost a given that students must take extra classes.

Is college really worth it? I do not think so

Abigail Faix October 12, 2023

As a soon-to-be Northern Michigan University graduate, taking a look back on the past four years has been interesting. My college career was bombarded by starting during COVID-19 pandemic, being a transfer...

Editorial — How to prepare for the later years of college

Editorial — How to prepare for the later years of college

North Wind Editorial Board January 26, 2023

After a long and relaxing winter break, returning to campus for a new semester may have felt like a fever dream for some students. Reverting to a hyper-scheduled week filled with classes, extracurriculars...

LEARNING TO MOVE ON — Taking a self-reflecting walk along Little Presque Isle my freshman year, in the fall of 2019, after having moved eight hours away from everything I had ever known.

Opinion – Some motherly advice about college my mother never told me

Annamarie Parker, Copy Editor October 11, 2022

The world is flat. The moon landing was fake. Birds are not real - they are government spies. The Illuminati exists. Chemical trails are a thing.  These are all conspiracies built to “stir the pot,”...

SEEING THE WORLD - Sunshine Oxer travels out west to explore National Parks and other wilderness areas before heading back to college. Their journey gave them many life experiences and helped them have a better understanding of why they want to get a college degree.

The stigma surrounding non-traditional students

Annamarie Parker, Katarina Rothhorn, Contributing writer, Features editor March 28, 2022

For Sunshine Oxer, a junior English major, the journey through higher academia was a non-traditional one but it was what worked best for them. They felt pressured to attend college directly after high...

Graphic depicting emergency broadcasting screen with the text GRE: This is only a test

NMU offers free Graduate Record Exam prep course

Rayna Sherbinow September 23, 2020

It isn’t too early to start thinking about the future. Students looking to continue their education in graduate school may need to take the Graduate Records Examinations.  NMU students and the...

‘Cats Coffee Corner: The comfy, cozy Crib

Denali Drake September 12, 2019

Wooden fish decorate the exterior of The Crib, a one-stop-shop for conveniently priced coffee, canned beer and the occasional snack. The small ceramic mugs filled with rich drip coffee can be yours for...

Dropping out may be the smartest decision

Dropping out may be the smartest decision

DeForest Dalbec April 4, 2019

Whether or not you will drop out is a coin toss—about half of NMU students drop out. The graduation rates here aren’t outside the norm for a “four-year” institution (which is a bit of a joke, as...

Reform free speech codes before executive order

Reform free speech codes before executive order

Tim Eggert March 21, 2019

President Trump teased an executive order earlier this month while speaking to activists at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). During the speech, he mentioned plans to issue an order...

Admissions scheme betrays university values

Admissions scheme betrays university values

North Wind Staff March 21, 2019

On March 12, 50 people were charged in federal court with running a nationwide university admission scheme aimed at allowing affluent individuals to pay for their children’s admission into elite schools....

Online Exclusive: Seminar discusses good health

Ellen Holmes December 6, 2012

Dr. Dean Sienko, associate dean for Prevention and Public Health College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University, will be holding a lecture titled “Good Health: It’s more than health care”...

Website places at conference

Braden Linick November 8, 2012

The North Wind editors attended the 2012 National College Media Conference Thursday, Nov. 1 through Sunday, Nov. 4 at the Sheraton in Chicago, Ill. and took third place for best website at the enrollment...

Electoral College represents rural voters

Brian Westrick October 25, 2012

The Electoral College is a confusing concept for many. We’re aware of the simple version of it; presidential candidates attempt to win states, rather than individual votes. By winning these states,...

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