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Editorial—Why cultural appropriation harms

Editorial—Why cultural appropriation harms

North Wind Staff November 11, 2021
Around this time of the year, we notice evidence of cultural appropriation most often in the Halloween costumes around us, and in the mascots and logos of our sports teams.
The five accused culprits of the fictional murder line up to give their testimonies including (left to right) Alicia played by Daisy Lupa, Pirate Jim Blade played by Duncan Muter, Queen Blacks ghost played by Abby Weatherholt, Princess Ice White played by AK Ikezoe, Pandella played by Leslie Warren and Magnificent played by Taylor Meyers.

Library hosts murder mystery event for first time

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor October 28, 2021

Students dressed up in blood red capes, corsets, crowns and swords mingled outside of the locked library doors on Friday, Oct. 22 as the sun began to set behind them. When the doors finally opened, they...

Staying safe during the spooky season

Staying safe during the spooky season

Dreyma Beronja, News Editor October 28, 2021

Halloween is a special holiday for many that enjoy the spooky season. Getting dressed up in the costume you’ve spent all month prepping for the big night, enjoying the king-sized Snickers bar that you...

Graphic courtesy of Latinx Student Union

Latinx Student Union holds cultural appropriation panel

Dreyma Beronja, News Editor October 25, 2021

Northern Michigan University’s Latinx Student Union will be holding a panel discussing the differences between cultural appreciation and cultural appropriation.  The panel will consist of students...

Opinion—Spooky movies are the best way to celebrate Halloween

Opinion—Spooky movies are the best way to celebrate Halloween

Justin Van't Hof, Editor-in-chief October 22, 2021
Halloween has always been my favorite holiday, and it’s easy to see why. I mean, what other holiday has activities such as the carving of pumpkins, dressing up in costumes and most important of all, spooky movies with friends?
REBRANDING - Campus Cinema recently changed their logo as a part of their efforts to increase campus participation. They have been showing movies in a virtual and in-person formats to accommodate for COVID-19 precautions.

Campus Cinema prepares for Halloween season

Andie Balenger, Contributing writer October 19, 2021

As the countdown to Oct. 31 slowly creeps away, Campus Cinema has been preparing for the season with a selection of horror films waiting to be screened.  Campus Cinema, a student-led and university-funded...

Halloween books

Opinion—Books you should read this spooky season

Peter Smedley November 4, 2020

Spooky season is upon us and this year the scariest entity is not a ghost in the basement, but a virus preventing further in-person scares. While those Halloween party invites are flooding your DMs, it...

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Editorial—With Marquette cases rising, let’s be ‘ready to pivot’ quickly

North Wind Staff November 2, 2020

With cases of COVID-19 rising in Marquette County and threatening to interfere with the end of the fall semester, we at the North Wind have been worrying an awful lot about NMU’s COVID-19 action thresholds. NMU...

Photo of Halloween decorations

Halloween guidelines, activities in Marquette

Ashley Beronja October 31, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people’s sense of ‘normality’ have been lost due to the unexpected and unfamiliar change to their daily lives. School, work and everyday life is drastically different...


City releases safe Halloween guidelines for trick-or-treaters

Jesse Wiederhold October 16, 2020

Halloween 2020 is creeping up on us fast, and like many other sociable holidays during a pandemic, there are key guidelines to be followed. Outlined graciously by the Marquette City Commission and in...

SERVING SPOOKY LOOKS—Sophomores Wyatt Sormunen (left) and Dylan Neelis introduced a Narnia themed Murder Mystery event to Mager Hall to celebrate the thrills of Halloween. 
Josh La Gorio

Night of Murder Mystery, Narnia theme

Josh La Gorio October 24, 2019

With Halloween right around the corner, many people are making preparations for their personal ways to celebrate like watching scary movies, simply setting up those spooky decorations and much more.  At...

Event to gather costumes for kids

Event to gather costumes for kids

Rose Stierna October 19, 2017

There’s a chill in the air. The vibrant leaves are becoming a fiery mosaic. Coffee shops won’t stop advertising everything pumpkin spice. October is definitely in full swing, and there’s something...

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