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Letter to the Editor—Don’t mythologize Columbus

DeForest Dalbec October 29, 2020
We should not have a “Columbus Day;” the whole idea of it was contrived on mythology, some historical inaccuracy and speculative mind-reading of a historical figure. I’m principally concerned with not repeating these mistakes, and wish to recover what we can from the mythologies of Columbus-haters and Columbus-lovers, both of which are addressing only a phantom of a man whose entire identity, let alone motives, are lost to time. Here I try to dispel some phantoms.
Columbus Statue

Columbus doesn’t deserve a day of celebration

Justin Van't Hof October 12, 2020

Growing up, I remember learning in Elementary school that in 1492 Christopher Columbus was an explorer who sailed the Atlantic ocean and discovered the Americas. In my history book, he was painted as...

Trevor Drew /NW
Members of Northern Michigan University’s Board of Trustees met the morning of Dec. 15 in Cohodas Hall, room 602. During this meeting, the board unanimously elected trustee Robert Mahaney as the Chair of the Board of Trustees for the calendar year 2018.
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Several students address Board of Trustees

Trevor Drew January 18, 2018

While Columbus Day has come and gone, the controversy surrounding it remains on campus with numerous students attending the most recent Board of Trustees meeting to voice their concerns. Indigenous...

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