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Opinion — Its okay to outgrow your college friends

Opinion — It’s okay to outgrow your college friends

Megan Poe April 12, 2024

When first coming to NMU as a freshman, I could see all of these vast horizons around me, all of these potential futures with their own sets of unique memories yet to be discovered. I felt like I was just...

GRADUATION LOOMS — I just had to buy my cap and gown at the graduation fair. I cant help but be filled with dread.

Opinion — “Spearheading” the looming stress of entering the job market

Megan Poe March 26, 2024

Seniors are buying their caps and gowns at the NMU Bookstore during the grad fair, and while this is an exciting time, it is laced with the dread of uncertainty.  Some of us are not concerned about...

Opinion-- A list of regrets before I graduate

Opinion– A list of regrets before I graduate

Sal Wiertella March 1, 2024

They say not to live your life with regret but as we often do, we regret. It’s a natural human emotion that we all feel and find annoying or disheartening. I feel the best way for me to get past my regrets...

THE END — Me, sipping my tea, as I prepare for my last few days at Northern. Finishing college is a tad more anxiety-inducing than I expected, but it feels good nonetheless.

Opinion — A nervous editor’s reflections on time spent at NMU

Harry Stine December 8, 2023

My first week at Northern ended with me crying in my backyard because I was so nervous about being around people all the time. I used to go to a small underfunded high school with a graduating class of...

LIFE OF WORK — Me sitting at my desk, preparing for another shift of directing news. Other than the occasional complaint of having to leave for work, I welcome the idea of working for the rest of my life.

Opinion — Preparing to work for the rest of your life

Harry Stine November 14, 2023

When talking to people my age, I often hear them say how excited they are to be done with college, but how nervous they are about the outside world. Specifically, stress about life when there is no college...

SURPRISE GRADUATION — T.J. Tockensons dusty and forgotten diploma, waiting to be received.  Tockenson was deeply surprised when he realized he graduated from Northern three years ago.

Satire — CAMS student discovers he graduated three years ago

Dallas Wiertella October 31, 2023

After three years of being denied registration from classes, not being able to secure a parking pass, and not having a valid student ID, T.J. Tockenson, a student in the communication and media studies...

Opinion — Managing senior anxiety and imposter syndrome

Opinion — Managing senior anxiety and imposter syndrome

Ryley Wilcox September 7, 2023

As I begin my senior year of college, I find myself having lots of anxiety and a level of imposter syndrome regarding the uncertainty of what is ahead. A lot of what is next in my life is up in the air....

REFLECTIONS — I am posing at South Haven beach during sunset. With graduation approaching swiftly, I wanted to reflect on my college experience and how it has positively impacted my character and outlook on life.

Opinion — Leaping into the unknown

Madoline Plattenberg April 26, 2023

As I sit down to reflect on the past four years of my life, I want to start from the beginning.  During my first year of college, everything and everyone was new. I wanted a completely fresh start...

ICE CLIMBING - Rodriguez enjoys the view during a winter climb. Rodriguez is a PR Major in his last semester at Northern, and is currently president of South Superior Climbing Club.

Profile — Ice and Graduation: Vaughn Rodriguez’s Final Months at Northern

Harry Stine January 27, 2023

Vaughn Rodriguez didn’t know much about Northern before enrolling. All he knew was that he had a friend that needed a roommate at NMU, and before he knew it, he left Grand Rapids and found himself in...

Editorial — Graduating seniors encouraged to celebrate achievements uniquely

Editorial — Graduating seniors encouraged to celebrate achievements uniquely

North Wind Editorial Board December 8, 2022

With finals week just around the corner, seniors at NMU are undoubtedly counting down the days until they graduate. For those who intend on graduating this semester, the North Wind Editorial Board would...

Man pushes a boulder up a slope

Opinion — We came here to graduate, push through and get your degree

Chris Anderson November 14, 2022

College is the place where people go to better their life by continuing their education and learning valuable skills that will translate to a comfortable position doing what they have always wanted to...

LITTLE BAY — The sun rises above two fishermen on Little Bay de Noc, painting the water shades of yellow in my hometown of Gladstone, Mich. With endless information at our fingertips, Gen Zers now more than ever have been itching to escape their small towns to see what life has to offer them elsewhere.

Opinion — Why young people leave their small towns

Andie Balenger October 13, 2022

When I was in high school, all anyone ever talked about was getting out of our small town. Gladstone, located along the shimmering shores of Little Bay de Noc in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, houses...

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