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A call for ceasefire: Wildcats take action for Palestine

Amelia Kashian February 7, 2024

Voices boomed as students and community members took a stand on Saturday, as they marched from Lower Harbor's bell tower to Harlow Park, demanding a ceasefire in Gaza. Participants held their heads high...

Divest NMU Climate Change Protest- April 20, 2023

Fischer Genau July 14, 2023

Divest NMU hosted a march this Thursday that began at the Wildcat Statue at 12:30 p.m. in a cold rain, and proceeded to Cohodas Hall, where students stopped and drew messages and mantras near the entryway.

NMU Student Gun Violence Protest – April 13, 2023

Fischer Genau July 14, 2023

A group of NMU students and other community members, led by NMU senior Ceirighen Gill, marched from the Northern Center to the post office on Washington Street to protest gun violence Thursday. The marchers...

STOP THE ROCKET — Yard signs and stickers in protest of the proposed Granot Loma rocket launch site were created by Citizens for a Safe & Clean Lake Superior, an organization that works to protect the ecosystems and shorelines surrounding Lake Superior.

Letter to the Editor — Protect Lake Superior, oppose Granot Loma rocket launch site

Mary Holohan March 2, 2023

Dear North Wind Editor: Living in Marquette, it is easy to become accustomed to the untouched beauty surrounding us, but we can’t forget that this place needs protection. With climate change on our...

Divest NMU and the Keweenaw Youth Climate Action Group of MTU protest from their seats at the NMU vs MTU hockey game this Saturday at the Berry Events Center. The club has been advocating for NMU to phase out its investments in the fossil fuel industry and reinvest in sustainable projects since October 2021.

Editorial — NMU must divest from the fossil fuel industry

North Wind Editorial Board February 1, 2023

Last Saturday, students from both Northern Michigan University and Michigan Technological University stood together in solidarity at their rival hockey game to encourage both of their universities to remove...

TAKE A STAND—Students, professors and community members gathered in front of the Northern Center on Oct. 19 to protest Enbridges harmful Line 5. The protest was organized in part by NMU professor Martin Reinhardt.

Opinion—Say no to Line 5

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor October 22, 2021
I decided to stand with them and join in the chants of “can’t drink oil, keep it in the soil.” As someone who believes in protecting human and environmental rights, the existence of Line 5 contradicts many of my core values. 
Katarina Rothhorn/NW

FROZEN PAY—NMU community members gathered on April 15 to rally from Jamrich to Cohodas Hall. This demonstration was a response to NMU’s administrative decision on April 6 to halt financial negotiations until after the Board of Trustee meetings that take place at the end of the month.

Professors rally for raise after freeze in negotiations

Katarina Rothhorn April 16, 2021
NMU community rallied together on April 15 in response to NMU's administrative decision to halt financial negotiations until the end of the month.
Peaceful Protest

‘Say Their Names’ Protest held to show remembrance, solidarity, action

Ashley Beronja March 26, 2021
On Friday, March 19 SFJU held a protest to showcase remembrance, solidarity and action as response to the ongoing George Floyd trials and hate crimes in Georgia.
NO JUSTICE NO PEACE: Black Lives Matter protesters stand across from the Marquette County Field Office of the Michigan Republican Party to demand police reform and an end to racial inequality. Left to right: Camry Todd, Brianna Powell, Hannah Powell, Simeon Higgins, Jax Andrés, Ben Prickle, Josie Steed, Fred Sims, Sarah Skinner.

Marquette BLM protesters work to voice injustices

Katarina Rothhorn September 3, 2020
Black Lives Matter protesters in Marquette, Michigan, are carrying on the work of addressing racial injustice after a summer of protests nationwide.
Protesting requires responsibility

Protesting requires responsibility

Trevor Shanahan November 7, 2019

Ah, Pride Fest, a festival hosted for the benefit of people to express themselves without judgement or ridicule, or at least it should be that way. I, myself, attended Pride Fest and got the chance to...

At 8:30 a.m. May 5, students and community groups will protest Gov. Rick Snyder speaking at commencement by gathering along Presque Isle Avenue and Fair Avenue by the entrances to the Superior Dome where the ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. Students plan on standing and turning their backs during Snyder’s speech.
Photo by: Neil Flavin

Protest set for commencement ceremony

Trevor Drew April 26, 2018

As an act of protest during Gov. Rick Snyder’s speech at the May 5 commencement ceremony, some graduating seniors and students in attendance will stand up and turn their backs, according to a press release...

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