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HERO — A photo of me holding Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber. The adaptation of Luke’s character in the “Star Wars” sequels has been a hotly debated topic by many generations of the franchise’s fans, some questioning whether their childhood hero would truly act in the way he did.

Opinion — A take on Luke Skywalker’s character in the “Star Wars” sequels

Nathan Kwapisz December 2, 2022

Luke Skywalker is a hero for many generations of "Star Wars" fans; he embodies many ideals in the story and in real life.  To me, Luke is shown as a person that loves unconditionally. His objective...

Opinion — My top four albums of 2022

Opinion — My top four albums of 2022

Andie Balenger December 1, 2022

While I would not describe myself as a music connoisseur, I do listen to a lot of music. Not only does my taste in music know no bounds in terms of era, but I also have no particular genre that I predominantly...

Opinion — How am I doing? Thanks for asking

Opinion — How am I doing? Thanks for asking

Joleigh Martinez November 4, 2022

In my efforts to try and survive this semester, I think I have come quite far. Mentally drained, I, Joleigh, have been going down a rabbit hole these past few months. Sifting through the files in my...

ALL SMILES — A photo of me when I was 7 years old, giddily smiling with my choice of a cookie cake at my birthday party. When I was younger, my birthday felt like the best day of the year. Now, my birthday forces me to face the fact that I have no choice but to “grow up” and be an adult.

Opinion — My struggle with birthday celebrations

Andie Balenger October 25, 2022

As much as it pains me to admit, 21 springs and 21 summers have now passed me by. It is fair to say that most people enjoy celebrating their birthdays. You get to eat your favorite cake, receive money...

Opinion—Battling the Back to School Blues

Opinion—Battling the “Back to School Blues”

Andie Balenger, Opinion Editor August 30, 2022

As I enter my final year of undergraduate studies at Northern Michigan University, it has become eerily apparent how bittersweet the month of August has always been for me. In part, I associate the final...

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Opinion—A Super Bowl game we never thought would happen, not just the match-up

Travis Nelson February 4, 2021
Go back to March when everything shut down in the blink of an eye, a global pandemic halted any and every social interaction. If you would’ve told me that the NFL season would go on six months later and every game would be played, I would’ve laughed.

Write for The North Wind: Take advantage of our platform

North Wind Staff September 5, 2019

We need writers here at The North Wind. We want to express and share a dilemma you might be facing and an opportunity to overcome it. In today’s world, it’s very easy to have an opposing viewpoint...

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