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Editorial — How to survive the Upper Peninsula winter

Editorial — How to survive the Upper Peninsula winter

North Wind Editorial Board December 1, 2022

Although the snow that fell before Thanksgiving break has melted away, now is the best time to prepare yourself for the next four to five months of cold weather in Marquette.  Winter in the Upper Peninsula...

Editorial — A better way to celebrate Thanksgiving

Editorial — A better way to celebrate Thanksgiving

North Wind Editorial Board November 16, 2022

As we near Thanksgiving break, many of us are longing to return to our hometowns and reunite with family and friends for the holiday. The longstanding tradition in American society is to clasp hands with...

Editorial — NMU suffers from lack of diversity

Editorial — NMU suffers from lack of diversity

North Wind Editorial Board November 10, 2022

Every year, Northern Michigan University releases a several-page report on the demographic of the student population on campus. According to NMU’s Institutional Effectiveness office, this annual...

Editorial — Your vote matters

Editorial — Your vote matters

North Wind Editorial Board November 3, 2022

Midterm elections are right around the corner, which means the time has come for you to practice one of the most important civil service acts afforded to you as a United States citizen — voting. We...

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.
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