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Northern Now to host rural health panel

Northern Now to host rural health panel

Akasha Khalsa, Opinion Editor February 9, 2022
The NMU Center for Rural Health will partner with Northern Now to host a panel discussion on rural health determinants on Wednesday, Feb. 9 from 7 to 8 p.m.
Wellness Health Fair comes back to NMU after a year of hiatus

Wellness Health Fair comes back to NMU after a year of hiatus

Ryley Wilcox, Contributing Writer February 8, 2022

The Wildcat Wellness Health Fair hosted by the School of Health and Human Performance is coming back to NMU on Feb. 8 after a year hiatus, to showcase health resources of local and NMU organizations to...

NMU Health Center reminds students to stay safe during flu season

NMU Health Center reminds students to stay safe during flu season

Joad Blaauw-Hara, Contributing Writer November 18, 2021

Flu season is here and the NMU Health Center is here to help. Amidst the pandemic, Christopher Kirkpatrick, Health Center medical director, reminds students how to stay safe during the flu and cold season.  In...

MAKING KIMCHI—Kimchi is easy to make, nutritious and full of beneficial bacteria which can help your gut. Try making it; your health might thank you!

Opinion—Kimchi: my flavor of the month

Maggie Duly, Social Media Editor November 10, 2021
Recently, I’ve been obsessed with this one recipe that may or may not be very nutritious. I call it college ramen but I try to make it chic. Yeah, okay, the base of this dish is everyone’s favorite: Maruchan Ramen. What really brings this dish home is the toppings. Kimchi is a staple food in Korean cuisine and it is the real star of my daily dinner. It’s a traditional side dish of fermented vegetables, most often napa cabbage.
Opinion—In a pandemic-fatigued society, flu season arrives all the same

Opinion—In a pandemic-fatigued society, flu season arrives all the same

Nicholas Conroy, Copy Editor November 4, 2021
The concept of two viral illnesses going around at once is scary, yes, but we know the best ways to deal with both. Remain vigilant and take action to protect yourself. Rinse. Repeat. We are all well-seasoned health safety veterans at this point.
Editorial—COVID-19 rates in Marquette concerning

Editorial—COVID-19 rates in Marquette concerning

North Wind Staff September 30, 2021
If there’s any hope of convincing a campus community that’s become tired of the constant reminders and pleas for caution, we would like to try. Please, make it a personal goal to continue to wear your mask correctly, even in the grocery store or in social gatherings. Don’t go to class if you feel ill. Again, COVID-19 is still here. We’ve talked about it enough, we know how to combat it. At this point, a year and a half later, it’s just a matter of discipline.
Opinion—Trouble finding your size? Blame vanity sizing

Opinion—Trouble finding your size? Blame vanity sizing

Akasha Khalsa, Opinion Editor September 23, 2021
Maybe there’s hope for sizing to become more reliable if companies are incentivized to do so by the growing return rates and increase in online shopping. I’m not sure there’s much hope for letting go of the value judgments connected to our size tags, but I just have to cross my fingers. If vanity sizing continues to dictate jean sizes, in future years I might be picking more horrifying 000 jeans off the rack.
Opinion—Heartbeat Bill violates rights of Texas women

Opinion—Heartbeat Bill violates rights of Texas women

Adan Mulvaney, contributing writer September 17, 2021
Getting an abortion is a deeply personal choice for a woman—and it’s also a form of healthcare. There are many things that can necessitate a woman’s need for an abortion: contraceptive failure, rape, incest, intimate crime violence, sickness for the duration of the pregnancy or health conditions so severe that the only option to save the mother’s life is to terminate the pregnancy. 
Dear North Wind, how do I get over my toxic ex?

Dear North Wind, how do I get over my toxic ex?

North Wind Staff September 10, 2021
We ‘broke up’ at the end of last semester, but were on and off again over the summer since we could barely go two days without talking to each other. A week ago she came to visit in person and it ended in a huge fight; we didn’t even say goodbye before she left. 
UPABA to hold caregiver webinars on behavior analysis

UPABA to hold caregiver webinars on behavior analysis

Akasha Khalsa April 22, 2021

Relatives and caregivers of individuals who might benefit from Applied Behavior Analysis will be provided an informational webinar series hosted by the Upper Peninsula Association of Behavioral Analysis....

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Opinion—Searching for the life beyond the screen

Faith King April 16, 2021

As the academic year approaches its end, final papers, projects and presentations are beginning to appear on our seemingly endless to-do lists. Of course, this isn’t something specifically unique to...

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Opinion—Kindness around campus: smiling beneath the mask

Akasha Khalsa April 8, 2021

While necessary for protection against COVID-19, masks seem to force a sense of anonymity. Not just because they hide more than half of the recognizable features of the face, but also because they conceal...

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