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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...

NEW HORIZONS — Olivia Apa (left) and Anna Fry (right) talk to prospective members at Fall Fest 2022. Apa and Fry started Yoga Club in partnership with Unity Yoga Co-op in downtown.

New yoga club partners with local co-op

Willow Rasch November 2, 2022

NMU’s new Yoga Club was born out of an offer from Marquette’s local yoga co-op. Connor Ryan, an instructor at Unity Yoga Co-op, got in contact with environmental studies and sustainability major Olivia...

Mental Health

Editorial — Mental health matters more than midterm exams

North Wind Editorial Board October 20, 2022

If the potential for several inches of snowfall did not excite you enough this week, how does midterm exams coupled with the cold weather sound? Jokes aside, we have reached the halfway point of the...

LEARNING TO MOVE ON — Taking a self-reflecting walk along Little Presque Isle my freshman year, in the fall of 2019, after having moved eight hours away from everything I had ever known.

Opinion – Some motherly advice about college my mother never told me

Annamarie Parker, Copy Editor October 11, 2022

The world is flat. The moon landing was fake. Birds are not real - they are government spies. The Illuminati exists. Chemical trails are a thing.  These are all conspiracies built to “stir the pot,”...

Collegiate mental health issues rising; NMU develops Wellbeing initiatives

Collegiate mental health issues rising; NMU develops Wellbeing initiatives

Ayanna Allen October 10, 2022

On Aug. 24, NMU’s Wellbeing website went live. Abigail Wyche, special advisor for campus mental health, introduced wellness initiatives in order to combat the increase in issues regarding students’...

WNMU-TV to host town hall discussion about “Facing Suicide” documentary

WNMU-TV to host town hall discussion about “Facing Suicide” documentary

Ayanna Allen, Assistant News Editor September 22, 2022

A panel of UP mental health professionals will be hosted by WNMU-TV to discuss PBS’s documentary, “Facing Suicide,” on Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. in the Northern Center’s ballrooms. WNMU-TV has hopes that...

Editorial — Critique of NMU’s Wellbeing website

Editorial — Critique of NMU’s Wellbeing website

North Wind Editorial Board September 15, 2022

In an attempt to improve student access to mental health services at NMU, campus administration has recently launched Wellbeing. The website, which contains mental health resources, reports on-campus mental...

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.
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