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HANDS UP — A student raises his hand as Miller teaches surrounding students in her class. Photo Courtesy of Miranda Miller

Profile — Becoming an ‘unapologetically queer’ teacher

Katarina Rothhorn March 14, 2024

Miranda Miller has been out and proud since middle school. A large part of her childhood and high school years was marked by her self-identity discovery within the queer community.  “My college essay...

Opinion — iPad kids and the illiteracy crisis

Opinion — iPad kids and the illiteracy crisis

Megan Poe February 2, 2024

Every generation critiques its successor generation. There are accusations that the children are getting softer, less teachable, disciplined and motivated, even though the accusers were also called soft,...

FREAKY FRIENDS -- Northern Scales Reptiles presents a rare opportunity for students to be educated and safely interact with reptiles. Leila, the owners pet, is a Burmese python with one eye.

Freaky Friends with Freya and Northern Scales Reptiles

Annamarie Parker November 9, 2023

If there is one thing we love about the U.P., it is the outdoors and all of the life that comes with it. On Monday, Nov. 6, students were offered the chance to get a little more up and personal with some...

NEW FACILITY — Department of Psychological Sciences opens Behavior Education Assessment and Research (BEAR) Center on Presque Isle Avenue. New space allows for more learning experiences for students and more adequate treatment for clients.

Behavior Education Assessment and Research Center relocation provides greater opportunities

Rachel Pott September 8, 2023

The Behavior Education Assessment and Research (BEAR) Center is now located on Presque Isle Avenue, near the Superior Dome and next-door to Rice Paddy.  The BEAR Center is a facility run by the Department...

HIKE AND HANG — One of several panoramic views that can be seen along the hike to the hidden Wetmore Pond. Students from the ORLM department have planned a relaxing, yet educational, hiking event or people to attend.

Students lead hike to Wetmore Pond

Andie Balenger April 18, 2023

As part of the Earth Week festivities on campus, students from the outdoor recreation leadership and management (ORLM) department will be guiding people on a mile-and-a-half loop hike to the hidden Wetmore...

Editorial — Embracing innovation in education with ChatGPT

Editorial — Embracing innovation in education with ChatGPT

North Wind Editorial Board March 16, 2023

A recent hot topic in the educational world has been artificial intelligence (AI), particularly that of ChatGPT, and its potential to heighten levels of cheating and plagiarism at all levels of schooling.  The...

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.
Photo courtesy of Lower Kuskokwim School District
LEARNING—Alaskans Lower Kuskokwim School District was established in 1991. For the last 18 years, the school district has came to NMU in hopes of recruiting new employees.

Career Services partners with Alaskan school for teaching opportunities

Ayanna Allen, Staff Writer December 3, 2021
NMU students will get the chance to learn more about the Alaskan school district of Lower Kuskokwim and teaching opportunities today from 6-7 p.m. in Hedgcock.
Letter to the Editor—NMU should have a day care

Letter to the Editor—NMU should have a day care

Travis Bessner November 18, 2021
Now, if you don’t have a child please try to imagine if you did. We can all agree college can be hard, but imagine raising a child at the same time.
GATHERING SPACE—The Center for Native American Studies and the School of Education use Whitman Commons as a social lab space to learn how to create community, Department Head Joseph Lubig said.

Student pressure opposes plan to repurpose Whitman Commons

Akasha Khalsa, Opinion Editor November 2, 2021
Science departments on campus have been desperate for resources and especially lab space, so the administration suggested the possible transformation of “underutilized spaces” into labs. Several students and professors from the Center for Native American Studies spoke out at the forum against this use of Whitman Hall.
Sailing the Superior seas

Sailing the Superior seas

Peter Smedley June 4, 2021

Lake Superior is not quite an ocean, yet to many who have not experienced a Great Lake, it might appear as one. The lake is home to local swimmers, kayakers, surfers and sailors who all have learned to...


Opinion—#BLM, we’re not off the hook

Akasha Khalsa February 16, 2021
Black Lives Matter protests, police reform, and related discussions received a lot of media attention in the summer of 2020, but now the furor has left the news cycle. That does not mean we are free of our responsibility to enact change.
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