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SOCIAL DISTANCED SINGING — Choir students rehearse six feet apart during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now the choirs are able to perform on stage together, but still wear masks as much as possible.

Choirs prepare for first live concert since COVID

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor October 5, 2021

After a year and a half of singing into a room of empty chairs, the NMU University Choir and NMU Arts Chorale will finally get to perform to a live audience. For almost two years, the choirs have been...

Editorial—COVID-19 rates in Marquette concerning

Editorial—COVID-19 rates in Marquette concerning

North Wind Staff September 30, 2021
If there’s any hope of convincing a campus community that’s become tired of the constant reminders and pleas for caution, we would like to try. Please, make it a personal goal to continue to wear your mask correctly, even in the grocery store or in social gatherings. Don’t go to class if you feel ill. Again, COVID-19 is still here. We’ve talked about it enough, we know how to combat it. At this point, a year and a half later, it’s just a matter of discipline.
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Marching band prepares for homecoming game

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor September 23, 2021

For Joe Sturm, senior alto saxophone player and president of the marching band, this year’s homecoming will be his last. He will march into the Superior Dome on Oct. 2 to play his last homecoming halftime...

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NMU opens self-monitoring surveys, Health Center taking vaccination appointments

Dreyma Beronja, News Editor September 16, 2021

NMU is now in week four of the academic semester with being fully back in person. Precautions are continuously being made to make sure campus is safe by mask mandates, social distancing and as of Sept....

SURVEILLANCE TESTING—As part of the three month pilo program, NMU lab will work with ddPCR machines to analyze wastewater from various different lift stations around Marquette to locate COVID-19 and its variants.

NMU lab continues to surveillance COVID-19 in local wastewaters

Ayanna Allen, Staff Writer September 3, 2021

Surveillance of COVID-19 and its variants in local and on campus wastewater have continued with the use of ddPCR machines since last October after Josh Sharp, associate professor of biology, and his team...

STAYING SAFE—Students in HON101 follow NMUs mask protocols by wearing masks properly above the nose. NMU implemented the mask mandate shortly before the start of the Fall 2021 semester in accommodation to CDC guidelines.

NMU COVID-19 cases reach all-time low

Dreyma Beronja, News Editor September 2, 2021

While the Fall 2021 semester has brought more focus towards vaccinations, COVID-19 cases still exist on and off campus. As of Sept. 1, NMU has had one active case according to the Safe on Campus dashboard....

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Opinion—Upload your vaccine cards for an accurate count

Akasha Khalsa, Opinion Editor September 1, 2021
This semester promises to be leagues better than the past three. With some mask requirements lifted and social interaction possible, we’re sure to experience significantly less isolation. I’d certainly like to preserve these gains, so I encourage my peers, if you haven’t already done so, to upload a completed COVID-19 vaccine card for NMU’s records.
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Opinion—Reflection on delta variant summer: stay vigilant

Justin Van't Hof, Editor-in-chief August 27, 2021

Summer was once my favorite time of year. Sandcastles at the beach, ice cream trucks and playing outside until the sun went down were what kept my young brain entertained. As I continued to grow older...

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STAYING SAFE—The updated mask mandate now requires everyone on campus whether vaccinated or not to wear masks in all buildings. The updated mandate came Monday afternoon to comply with CDC recommendations.

Mask protocol update, masks required in all buildings

Dreyma Beronja, News Editor August 26, 2021
On Aug. 24 President Fritz Erickson sent out an email updating the mask protocol for campus stating that masks would be required in all campus buildings.
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NMU offers COVID-19 related grant to students

Dreyma Beronja, News Editor August 26, 2021
NMU's Board of Trustees approved a COVID-19 related grant to help aid students while recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. Students can receive grants up to $1,000.
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MASK UP—NMU will continue to have those on campus wear masks while in classrooms and labs to keep everyone safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 guidelines for fall, vaccination dining credit

Dreyma Beronja, News Editor August 24, 2021
With NMU kicking off the Fall 2021 semester, those on campus can expect to see similar safety protocols that were implemented the previous year to continue to keep everyone safe. NMU also pushes a focus on encouraging vaccinations with giving a $100 dining credit to those who upload their vaccination card to The Bridge.
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Food Pantry provides aid, summer hours

Nicholas Conroy June 2, 2021

Food insecurity is an issue that is currently facing millions as financial hardship has affected the ability of households to afford essentials. The NMU Food Pantry provides food and at-home essentials...

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