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Satire — Political science department unveils trailblazing and emotionally distressing class

Satire — Political science department unveils trailblazing and emotionally distressing class

Harry Stine November 8, 2022

Gorbert Brandon from the political science department at NMU introduced a new class in a public forum last week for the winter semester.  “I’m very excited about this,” Brandon said. “I spent...

Editorial—Ketanji Brown Jackson subjected to unreasonable treatment in confirmation

Editorial—Ketanji Brown Jackson subjected to unreasonable treatment in confirmation

North Wind Staff April 6, 2022
Jackson, if confirmed, will be the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court. During Jackson’s confirmation hearings, many partisan issues were dragged to the fore.
NMU College Democrats holds reconciliation information panel

NMU College Democrats holds reconciliation information panel

Joad Blaauw-Hara, Contributing Writer October 22, 2021

Northern Michigan University College Democrats held a panel that discussed the effects of the upcoming budget reconciliation bill that President Joe Biden is looking to pass. “Right now, the Democratic...

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Panel of profs to speak on assault of the Capitol

Akasha Khalsa April 8, 2021

The nation was shaken to the core during the storming of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 by protestors who contested the election of President Joe Biden over Donald Trump. The consequences of Jan. 6 continue...

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Letter to the Editor—The thin blue line: A symbol of pride, not hate

Karen Bahrman March 4, 2021

A recent opinion piece urged readers not to display the thin blue line flag because its originator was allegedly a racist, it has been co-opted by groups who are undoubtedly racist and it fosters an “us-them”...

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Editorial—What’s up with blocking our new BOT member?

North Wind Staff March 4, 2021

Republican lawmakers in the Michigan Senate have blocked several governor-appointed officials, including one for NMU’s Board of Trustees. Citing opposition to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s COVID-19 policies,...

Donald Trump

Editorial—Impeachment results no surprise, point to dire problems

North Wind Staff February 24, 2021

On Feb. 13, the Senate acquitted Donald Trump in charges of inciting an insurrection in the form of the riot during which the U.S. Capitol was breached on Jan. 6. This result came as no surprise to us;...


Opinion—Listen to the other side

Sam Rush February 18, 2021

Like many, I grew up in a politically divided family. Although it has admittedly led to our fair share of arguments at the dinner table throughout the years, good things have come out of our disagreements....

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Opinion—The thin blue line flag, a problematic symbol

Lucas Beck February 9, 2021

Displaying the thin blue line flag as a means of showing support for the police is under increased scrutiny due to the flag’s adoption by white supremacist groups, like those involved in the violent...

Martin Luther King Jr.

Opinion—A reflection on MLK Day, white America

Lucas Beck January 26, 2021

As another Martin Luther King Day passes, I am struggling with the images and messages I see from white Americans, like myself, celebrating the resilience, the strength and the victories of Dr. King without...

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Opinion—What the breach of the capitol means for polarization

Akasha Khalsa January 21, 2021

At the time of the breach of the United States Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, I was working my summer and winter job as a caregiver for the elderly. My client, who has been alive in this country for nearly...

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Student groups on the Capitol riots

Peter Smedley January 21, 2021

On Jan. 6 a group of pro-Trump protestors stormed the U.S. Capitol with hopes of overturning the certification of the Electoral College votes. Students across the nation observed the events from afar,...

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