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Mental health matters

Mental health matters

Olivia Apa, Features Writer October 1, 2021

The semester is ramping up in intensity, the days are shortening and the seasons are transitioning. During this time, it is easy to get caught up in the busyness of life and to feel overwhelmed with trying...

Athletes at all levels, whether students or Olympians, struggle with their wellbeing just like everyone else.

Editorial—Athletes and mental health: even our heroes are human

North Wind Staff August 26, 2021
We view athletes as heroes and idols, even statues representing our values as a collective. And perhaps that goes for anyone in the spotlight: we see them on a pedestal and forget they are just people. But they still have a life. They’re not invincible; they do the same things everyone else does. 
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MARESA workshop trains adults to help with mental health concerns

Ashley Beronja April 8, 2021

The Marquette-Alger Regional Educational Services Agency will be offering two separate training sessions focusing on giving adults the opportunity to learn skills needed to help support children and teenagers...

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Opinion—Live in the present, that’s what I tell myself

Maggie Duly March 24, 2021

I bought a journal three weeks ago. Cognitive behavioral therapists often recommend journaling to help improve your mood by self identified problem solving. I haven't written in it yet. I’m not much...

Photo courtesy of Sammi Metcalf 
REPRESENTING YOU一 Members of ASNMU gathered in West Science 2906 to hold their regular meeting. Following the meeting, the group posed wearing their ASNMU t-shirts. Emma Drever (left), Tom Kettler, Olivia Fuhrman, Joe Strum (center), Kylie Lanser, Brynn Rowell, Zora Binert (right).

ASNMU holds meeting: proposal to establish university recess approved, recognizing Election Day as holiday

Justin Van't Hof March 18, 2021

This week, ASNMU met on March 16 for their regular meeting to give their routine reports, vote on a proposal for academic days off for mental health and also vote on a resolution about recognizing Election...

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Opinion—Stay connected in this cold pandemic

Katarina Rothhorn January 28, 2021

It is the second week of classes and I can already feel the winter blues starting to sink in. Being a student is a normally stressful time for most people, but on top of classes, we are living through...

physical distancing

Opinion—Why we should say ‘physically distancing’ instead of ‘social distancing’

Katarina Rothhorn November 24, 2020

The term social distancing is heard on a near-daily basis in the news, gatherings and even in friendly conversations. Seemingly overnight, we went from hanging out with friends, going to the movies and...

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Coping with college exam week

Faith King November 18, 2020

Each November, as the colors of autumn begin to fade, and fresh snowfalls blanket the Northern Michigan University campus, students and staff begin to bundle themselves up in preparation for the long...

Graphic of Joe Biden and Donald Trump inside the shape of America

ASNMU election results screening canceled

Katarina Rothhorn November 2, 2020

Even though ASNMU’s Election Results Screening event has been canceled due to rising COVID-19 cases on campus, students are still encouraged to watch the election results on Tuesday evening. The event...

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Opinion—In case someone hasn’t reminded you lately, don’t push it too hard

Akasha Khalsa September 29, 2020

If you’ve been feeling particularly down, hopeless, angry, jittery, heavy, sleepy, teary, randomly panicky, prone to substance use or unmotivated lately then it’s definitely time to make a little...

SENDING SILENCE—Hundreds of backpacks with personal suicide stories stopped students in their tracks in Jamrich’s lobby Monday, Sept. 30. Hosted by NMU’s Chapter of Active Minds, the exhibit represented the number of students who commit suicide each year nationally with hopes of raising mental health awareness. Jackie Jahfetson/NW

Suicide Awareness: Breaking mental health stigma with backpacks

Jackie Jahfetson October 3, 2019

Around 1,100 backpacks filled Jamrich’s lobby during classes on Monday as part of an exhibit representing the approximate number of undergraduate students who commit suicide each year nationwide.   NMU...

16-year-old Swedish Climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks at the 2019 United Nations Climate Action Summit at U.N. headquarters in New York City, New York, U.S., September 23, 2019. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri - HP1EF9N1AIFX9

Listen for intent, not words

Jessica Parsons October 3, 2019

The words of Environmental Activist Greta Thunberg, 16, have been heard across the globe, at this point. Her wit and passion to speak out against world leaders and politicians have been an example for...

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