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DIVEST - NMU students gathered around the wildcat statue during one of DivestNMUs protests against the universitys continued investment in the fossil fuel industry.

Letter to the Editor — How to get involved in environmental justice

Marley Wolff February 28, 2023

Dear Editor,  Oftentimes our young generations are told the world is in their hands. Though what do we do when the world placed in our hands is on fire in some regions and extreme droughts in others?...

NIGHT CROSSING — A section of the Peter White Road is seasonally closed off at night to protect the blue-spotted salamanders who migrate to the wetlands to breed in the spring. This road closure was first introduced by an NMU student who started a research project when he noticed salamanders were being crushed by passing cars.

Saving the salamanders

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor March 24, 2022
A section of Peter White Drive will be closed from March 15 to April 30 from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. This partial road closure protects the blue-spotted salamanders while they migrate to the wetlands where they reproduce and then as they migrate back to various areas around the U.P.
Graphic courtesy by Superior Watershed Partnership

Superior Watershed Partnership holds information table, job openings for students

Dreyma Beronja, News Editor March 16, 2022
The Superior Watershed Partnership will hold an information table today on current job postings for students interested in the field.
Opinion—One year later: NFTs are (still) a scam

Opinion—One year later: NFTs are (still) a scam

Nicholas Conroy, Copy Editor February 12, 2022
Well, here we are again. Around this same time last year, I published an opinion piece titled “NFTs are killing the planet.” At the time of publishing, I understood NFTs as a fringe concept, something that existed on the peripherals of the tech industry, and I was concerned about its spread into art-related fields.
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—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.
Students in the Divest NMU organization meet to discuss future ways to increase awareness of fossil fuels on Nov. 9, 2021. Their current efforts include a petition to support NMUs complete divestment from fossil fuels, an informational table in Jamrich and posters.

Student-led petition aims to divest NMU from fossil fuels

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor November 10, 2021

Last month, a group of students banded together to form the Divest NMU organization which provides a platform for them to convince NMU to divest from fossil fuel companies and develop more sustainable...

Editorial—Support city climate initiative

Editorial—Support city climate initiative

North Wind Staff October 27, 2021
Although the issues we face are worldwide, there is much to be done locally. In Marquette we can labor to create a positive impact on the environment rather than contributing negatively.
TAKE A STAND—Students, professors and community members gathered in front of the Northern Center on Oct. 19 to protest Enbridges harmful Line 5. The protest was organized in part by NMU professor Martin Reinhardt.

Opinion—Say no to Line 5

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor October 22, 2021
I decided to stand with them and join in the chants of “can’t drink oil, keep it in the soil.” As someone who believes in protecting human and environmental rights, the existence of Line 5 contradicts many of my core values. 
Opinion—Land over landfill: composting helps reduce food waste

Opinion—Land over landfill: composting helps reduce food waste

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor September 13, 2021
According to Feeding, nearly 40% of all food in America is wasted. At every stage in food production and distribution, unwanted and uneaten food is thrown away. This waste totals 108 billion pounds of food each year.
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...

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Community disconcerted over potential impacts of Granot Loma spaceport

Peter Smedley April 22, 2021

The U.P is often regarded as one of the few places untouched by industry in America. Home to many outdoor recreation experiences, an economy that thrives off of the environment and a school with a surplus...

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