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Editorial—Caring for yourself during exam week

Editorial—Caring for yourself during exam week

North Wind Staff April 19, 2022
Many of us are struggling with healthy studying habits and balancing well-being with productivity at this time of the year. So, we’ve collected some helpful ideas for getting things done during exam time.
Editorial—Our community is grieving

Editorial—Our community is grieving

North Wind Staff April 14, 2022
Our community is coping with the loss of our peer in varying ways, ranging from denial to honoring her life. And as a community, finding ways to cope is crucial for our ability to support one another and heal.
Editorial—Ketanji Brown Jackson subjected to unreasonable treatment in confirmation

Editorial—Ketanji Brown Jackson subjected to unreasonable treatment in confirmation

North Wind Staff April 6, 2022
Jackson, if confirmed, will be the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court. During Jackson’s confirmation hearings, many partisan issues were dragged to the fore.
Editorial—Recovering our social lives in this post-crisis stage pandemic

Editorial—Recovering our social lives in this post-crisis stage pandemic

North Wind Staff, Opinion Editor March 25, 2022
Two years ago this month, COVID brought the world to a halt. It’s hard to think how detrimental the past two years have been for our socialization.
Editorial—Masking changes on campus

Editorial—Masking changes on campus

North Wind Staff March 18, 2022
Despite the excitement that might come along with a reduction in masking, as with any COVID-related policy change, there are many concerns to take into account.
Editorial—Reflecting on the Russia-Ukraine War

Editorial—Reflecting on the Russia-Ukraine War

North Wind Staff March 16, 2022
Russia’s unprovoked aggression towards Ukraine has alarmed many of us. We now see videos and live streams of people trying to survive in Ukraine, and meanwhile we read and hear news about many countries and global businesses collaborating to punish Russia for Putin’s actions.
Editorial—Appreciating impacts of ASNMU’s Period Project

Editorial—Appreciating impacts of ASNMU’s Period Project

North Wind Staff February 11, 2022
For those who menstruate, any price reduction on hygiene products can make a big difference in their finances. The statewide talk surrounding the removal of the tampon tax prompted us at the North Wind to think about accessibility of period products in our community. We have ASNMU’s Period Project to thank for greatly increasing this accessibility for students.
Editorial—Important considerations in the presidential search

Editorial—Important considerations in the presidential search

North Wind Staff February 4, 2022
As NMU continues its search for a president to replace Fritz Erickson, we at the North Wind have given some thought to the type of individual we believe would be an ideal candidate. As students, we appreciate the administration’s efforts to take student and community voices into account through listening sessions during this process. We hope NMU will listen to the voices who speak up during these forums.
Editorial—Parental Rights in Education Bill threatens education

Editorial—Parental Rights in Education Bill threatens education

North Wind Staff January 30, 2022
A Florida bill passed by a house committee and introduced to the state senate seeks to prevent teachers from discussing LGBTQ+ topics and history in the classroom, with parents able to sue the school in question if they feel their child has been exposed to topics pertaining to gender identity and the LGBTQ+ community that interfere with their parenting.
Editorial—Omicron safety in a new semester

Editorial—Omicron safety in a new semester

North Wind Staff January 22, 2022
According to NMU’s Safe on Campus Dashboard, Winter 2022 COVID-19 cases are already going to pass the Fall 2021 total cases. We aren’t even two weeks in.
Editorial—Generation Z and the holidays

Editorial—Generation Z and the holidays

North Wind Staff December 3, 2021
The generation which is currently coming of age in this period of time relates to holidays with a different attitude from previous generations. Many factors play into our view towards holidays, including how we view the origins of holidays, efforts to be more inclusive with multicultural holidays, political divides in family gatherings and even our experiences with COVID-19.
Editorial—Get involved with fossil fuel divestment

Editorial—Get involved with fossil fuel divestment

North Wind Staff November 18, 2021
Currently, NMU pays a great deal of money to fossil fuel companies in order to keep the lights on around campus. This money comes from our tuition dollars and ends up supporting unsustainable energy. Yet there are other, more sustainable, energy companies the university could benefit from investing in, argues the Divest NMU club.
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