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Opinion—Growing up in a cult…not fun

Opinion—Growing up in a cult…not fun

Akasha Khalsa, Opinion Editor April 26, 2022
A couple of my friends recently explained to me what they think of in relation to the term “cult”, and the results ranged from “like in the movies, like a massive hierarchy, living together, all of them are having to dress the same” to “strange rituals, the kool-aid guy, hidden remote areas.” So what was it really like?
Letter to the Editor—Dotson suspension highly suspect

Letter to the Editor—Dotson suspension highly suspect

April 21, 2022
It’s important to recognize the disparity in treatment received by Dotson, on the one hand, and the treatment received by Greer and Brundage, on the other hand. Greer and Brundage have violated the constitutional and federal statutory rights of NMU students on multiple occasions over the past decade and a half, including illegally discriminating against students with mental disorders—but have not received any disciplinary actions themselves from the university.
Editorial—Caring for yourself during exam week

Editorial—Caring for yourself during exam week

North Wind Staff April 19, 2022
Many of us are struggling with healthy studying habits and balancing well-being with productivity at this time of the year. So, we’ve collected some helpful ideas for getting things done during exam time.
Opinion—Why I’m a recovering perfectionist

Opinion—Why I’m a recovering perfectionist

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor April 15, 2022
I survived high school while clinging to words such as ‘perfectionist’ and ‘high achiever.’ I thought they defined me as someone who was succeeding in this unforgiving game of life.
Editorial—Our community is grieving

Editorial—Our community is grieving

North Wind Staff April 14, 2022
Our community is coping with the loss of our peer in varying ways, ranging from denial to honoring her life. And as a community, finding ways to cope is crucial for our ability to support one another and heal.
SEEING THE WORLD - Sunshine Oxer travels out west to explore National Parks and other wilderness areas before heading back to college. Their journey gave them many life experiences and helped them have a better understanding of why they want to get a college degree.

The stigma surrounding non-traditional students

Annamarie Parker, Katarina Rothhorn, Contributing writer, Features editor March 28, 2022

For Sunshine Oxer, a junior English major, the journey through higher academia was a non-traditional one but it was what worked best for them. They felt pressured to attend college directly after high...

How to combat seasonal affective disorder

How to combat seasonal affective disorder

Hannah Smith, Contributing writer March 23, 2022

For many, there is no doubt that living and going to school in the Upper Peninsula is an amazing experience. Mother Superior is only minutes away; you are surrounded by incredible hiking trails, beautiful...

Getting COVID impacts on mental health

Getting COVID impacts on mental health

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor February 17, 2022

It is well known that the COVID-19 pandemic has created changes in everyone’s mental health. Loss of family members and friends, altered social situations and increased uncertainty has led to higher...

COVID COUNSELING - The NMU Counseling Center offers therapy to students on a short-term bases and can help with referrals to long term treatment. Their office is open 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. on weekdays and an after hours crisis hotline is available on weekends.

Pandemic mental health

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor February 9, 2022

For Mia Hickey, third-year public relations major and social media manager for Mind Your Health, the COVID-19 pandemic has created an environment where mental health concerns are becoming a more acceptable...

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT - NMU students rehearse for the Next to Normal musical on Jan. 31. On opening night, Feb. 3, Great Lakes Recovery hosted a post-performance discussion about mental health.

Upcoming theatre production focuses on mental health

Harry Stine, Contributing writer February 5, 2022

The NMU Theatre and Dance Department held showings of its latest production, the rock musical Next To Normal, from Wednesday to Saturday night with guests from Great Lakes Recovery joining for an after...

MEDITATION - Connor Ryan teaches an evening class at Unity Yoga Co-Op. Ryan is the founder of Unity Yoga and provides yoga classes in a variety of styles to accommodate every person.

Unity Yoga: connecting the community through donation based yoga

Olivia Apa, Features Writer January 29, 2022

Unity Yoga Co-Op is a quaint space on Washington Street, where anyone can go and forge a deeper connection with the self, with others in the community and with the practice of yoga.   “Yoga has...

Tips to succeed during finals mentally, physically and academically

Tips to succeed during finals mentally, physically and academically

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor December 3, 2021

The few weeks surrounding finals are typically stereotyped as being a time when students are so stressed they willingly sacrifice their mental health in order to pass their final exams and finish final...

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