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storming the Capitol

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,...

American flags

Opinion—Gov. Whitmer’s attempted kidnapping means more than you think

Travis Nelson November 2, 2020

By now we’ve all heard the news that 13 men were charged with the attempted kidnapping of Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. The majority of these men were involved with the Wolverine Watchmen militia...

SLFP Encourages Civic Engagement at NMU

SLFP Encourages Civic Engagement at NMU

Rayna Sherbinow October 6, 2020

NMU students can be involved in the community in many ways such as attending community events, shopping at local businesses and, perhaps most importantly, voting in elections. With the presidential election...

Black Lives Matter protesters marching

Opinion—Just because it doesn’t affect you, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t care

Travis Nelson October 5, 2020

It is human nature for us to ignore outside problems, because they simply don't affect us directly. If a situation doesn’t involve us, it’s hard to care, and that’s the reality of our society. However,...

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