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The North Wind

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...

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Satire — Resident advisors are “people” too

Harry Stine, Assistant Features Editor September 19, 2022

West Hall, which was torn down by NMU earlier this year, appears to have been home to hundreds, possibly thousands, of mole people before its removal.  In a press release, an NMU spokesperson denied...

BROWSE AROUND — Poster Sale attendees flip through large booklets of various images as Lydelle Jackson, left, assists a customer who is purchasing a Johnny Cash poster. Jackson, director of poster sales at the College Poster Sale Company, has been providing Northern Michigan University students with unique posters of famous artwork, popular musicians and video games since last Thursday as part of NMU’s welcome back festivities.

Poster Sale equips students with creative pieces

Andie Balenger, Opinion Editor August 29, 2022

Northern Michigan University has welcomed its annual Poster Sale back to the Academic Mall, providing students with colorful prints to help decorate their living spaces before the fall semester begins....

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Editorial—Initiative for LGBTQ+ priority housing a must

Akasha Khalsa September 17, 2020
There is currently an initiative on campus gathering information and pushing for the creation of two LGBTQ+ priority and gender-blind houses in the on-campus residence halls.
Photo courtesy of NMU

Optionalize dorm living after first year

Maggie Duly September 12, 2019

It’s 3 a.m. on a Tuesday and the echoes of rolling chairs, heavy footsteps and laughter are preventing the sweet wave of sleep to take over. Class starts at 10 a.m. and I count on my fingers: I’ll...

The finalizing aspects of a winning dorm for the Rock Your Room competition are cleanliness, use of university furniture and display of unique

Photo by: Isabelle Tavares

How to: “Rock Your Room Competition”

Jessica Parsons June 8, 2018

Each year, Housing and Residence life holds “Rock Your Room,” a competition for students to deck out their dorm rooms. Winners will be rewarded with a prize depending on that year’s offer,...

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