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The North Wind

BEAT THE STRESS-Half of the trouble with dealing with stress is knowing when to push yourself to finish your task, and when to give yourself a little break to recharge.

Opinion—Self-care during finals

Akasha Khalsa, Opinion Editor December 2, 2021
At this time of the year, tensions are running high. Stress is peaking for many students, and much of that is a result of final exams. We all share the feeling of urgency and uncertainty about how we will measure up when comparing our performance to previous semesters.
Skillbuilder to teach Buddhist mindfulness practice of Falun Dafa

Skillbuilder to teach Buddhist mindfulness practice of Falun Dafa

Olivia Apa, Features Writer November 4, 2021

Falun Dafa is a traditional Chinese Buddhist practice to improve the mind and body, and its key principles are truthfulness, compassion and tolerance.  “Falun Dafa practitioners not only do five...


Opinion—Searching for the life beyond the screen

Faith King April 16, 2021
In recent weeks, I have felt that my life has become consumed by a virtual prison world, my only escape being the momentary breaks in which I dare to walk away from my desk.
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Healthy habits, resources for finals week

Peter Smedley April 15, 2021

Daydreams of summer beaches and warm breezes are heavy on students’ minds as the end of the semester approaches. NMU’s exam week is already less than two weeks away, starting April 26. For many, this...

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Coping with college exam week

Faith King November 18, 2020

Each November, as the colors of autumn begin to fade, and fresh snowfalls blanket the Northern Michigan University campus, students and staff begin to bundle themselves up in preparation for the long...

BURNING NIGHT OIL—Evening students drift through the 24-hour study lounge in the lower level of the LRC, taking care of their studies before the morning comes again.

Late-night study lounge extends for full semester

Adan Mulvaney January 23, 2020

The 24-hour study lounge, usually held only during exam week at the end of each semester, is being extended to serve students throughout the entire semester. The study lounge will now be located in...

Take breaks while studying

Zac Cogley April 25, 2013

With final exams and papers approaching, I’d like to offer some advice on dealing with the work that lies just ahead. All of the suggestions below have pretty strong empirical support — that is, they’ve...

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