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Opinion — An unconventional guide on how to keep a journal

Opinion — An unconventional guide on how to keep a journal

Megan Poe February 9, 2024

Journaling is good for you. That’s what the therapist says, that’s what your friends say when you’ve bothered them long enough, and that’s what every blog on self-improvement will tell you. It...

RECHARGE — Me (17) reviving myself with an omelet and coffee after a particularly rough race. To me, one of the best parts of running a 5k is using it as an excuse to do nothing the rest of the day.

Opinion — Life as a UP jogger

Harry Stine September 7, 2023

One thing about me is that I have never been good at sports. My vision is terrible, in turn making my depth perception horrible, taking any sort of throwing/catching activity off the table. Adding insult...

OFFICIAL SIGNING — President Brock Tessman formally signs the Okanagan Charter on April 26. The charter is a commitment by NMU to support and implement holistic health programs and initiatives for students, staff and faculty.

Tessman signs Okanagan Charter, committing to holistic health for NMU

Katarina Rothhorn April 28, 2023

On Wednesday, April 26 at 1 p.m. NMU President Brock Tessman signed the Okanagan Charter and formally committed NMU to “embed health into all aspects of campus culture and to lead health promotion action...

NMU administration details plans for campus mental health, wellbeing

NMU administration details plans for campus mental health, wellbeing

Fischer Genau April 27, 2023

When an NMU student died by suicide last year, the fallout was immediate. In the days following April 3, 2022, a student was suspended for a survey about mental health on campus, there were calls for changes...

Opinion — The dangers of toxic productivity

Opinion — The dangers of toxic productivity

Olivia Dunn April 11, 2023

In the world of higher education, we are constantly encouraged to be productive and achieve our goals. While productivity is important, the idea of needing to constantly be productive and always on the...

Opinion — How to protect your peace

Opinion — How to protect your peace

Ryley Wilcox March 29, 2023

Protecting your peace is a concept circulating on social media, but what does it really mean? Largely, I think it has a lot to do with boundary setting. Setting time limits on how long you will spend...

Dear Diary: Prioritize your mental health by journaling

Dear Diary: Prioritize your mental health by journaling

Andie Balenger March 27, 2023

Mind Your Health, a student-run task force that advocates for student mental health, will be hosting a skill builder event to promote positive journaling habits. The event, entitled “Dear Diary,” will...

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Daylight Saving Time: The good, the bad and the ugly

Abigail Faix, Contributing writer March 23, 2023

Daylight saving time (DST) begins again. With the time recently changing on March 12 at 2 a.m., the practice of turning the clocks back and forth continues to be heavily debated in our country with questions...

MEMORY BOX — For the chances I did not take, the people I did not meet and the places I did not go. A little fear meant nothing in comparison to that regret. Life is short, but man is it full when you look back at all the things you were too scared to do, but did it anyways.

Opinion – The everyday life of your average hermit

Annamarie Parker January 27, 2023

Dealing with social anxiety as an overly friendly person who loves meeting people means talking to them even though they terrify me. It is pushing myself to do what I feel I should be able to do, despite...

Editorial — How to prepare for the later years of college

Editorial — How to prepare for the later years of college

North Wind Editorial Board January 26, 2023

After a long and relaxing winter break, returning to campus for a new semester may have felt like a fever dream for some students. Reverting to a hyper-scheduled week filled with classes, extracurriculars...

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...

Letter to the Editor — NMU must do more for student mental health

Letter to the Editor — NMU must do more for student mental health

November 17, 2022

Several weeks ago, Northern Michigan University’s Board of Trustees announced the appointment of Brock Tessman, deputy commissioner of higher education for the Montana State University system, as NMU’s...

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