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Opinion — Equality and equity: What’s the difference?

Opinion — Equality and equity: What’s the difference?

Andie Balenger March 16, 2023

As a political science student at NMU, I have had just about every convoluted vocabulary term in my realm of study thrown at me. From utilitarianism to nihilism, trickle-down economics to political realism,...

Feminism For All to sell baked goods in support of equal pay

Feminism For All to sell baked goods in support of equal pay

Andie Balenger November 28, 2022

Highlighting pay disparity within the United States workforce, Feminism For All will be hosting its annual Wage Gap Bake Sale on Dec. 6 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Baked goods, including cookies, Oreo balls...

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CHANGE FOR SALE—Senior graphic design majors Maya Aalsburg and Caroline Harvitt sell their original work at the Rise U.P. event put on by Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) that followed the women’s march on Jan. 18. This is the second year PRSSA has put on a female empowerment event after the march.

Women Rise U.P. for equal opportunity

Sam Rush and Maggie Duly January 23, 2020

Women of all ages marched through the streets of Marquette on Saturday, Jan. 18 to celebrate the rising of women. This year’s women’s march emphasized that women deserve their rights and they need...

POET AND INSPIRATION—Martin Luther Kind Jr. touched the world with his passionate orations about equality between people and respect for human dignity, and he is honored as a hero.

March to honor MLK Jr.

Mary McDonough January 16, 2020

NMU and Marquette will have the chance to take part in a full week of events geared toward diversity in the form of Martin Luther King Jr. Week: Diversity Through the Ages, which begins on Jan. 20. Brought...

Know where you stand on issue of gay marriage

Lee McClelland April 11, 2013

While the United States Supreme Court makes its determinations on arguments heard in Hollingsworth v. Perry (the Proposition 8 case), the definition of marriage and its protection under the law has come...

Definition of marriage in society re-evaluated after Supreme Court hearings

Zac Cogley April 4, 2013

Marriage is much in the news this week with the Supreme Court hearing oral arguments in two cases that will help shape whether lesbians and gay men will have the legal right to marry. All this focus...

Editorial: ASNMU lacking judicial branch

Northwind Staff March 14, 2013

NMU students have been without an ASNMU Judiciary (ASNMUJ) for far too long. The lack of members on the ASNMUJ became noticeable when the former articles of impeachment were filed during the Monday, Oct....

Scouting out equality for gays

Lee McClelland February 7, 2013

On Monday, Jan. 28, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) made an announcement: the ban on gays in the Boy Scouts is up for elimination in May. Director of Public Relations for the BSA Deron Smith gave a...

How identity shaped Civil Rights

Lee McClelland January 31, 2013

W.E.B. Du Bois asked in his 1897 essay “The Conservation of Races” a question that would split African American communities from then on: “What, after all, am I? Am I an American or am I a Negro?...

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