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Editorial—Racism against Asians and people of Asian descent: we must stop the hate

North Wind Staff March 17, 2021

Eight people were killed in a shooting on Tuesday, March 16 in two spas in Atlanta. Six of the victims were Asian women, sparking widespread concern about the frequency of hate crimes directed towards...

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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...

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,...

NMU RA Sensitivity Training

NMU housing staff receives racial sensitivity training

Nicholas Conroy September 16, 2020

Every summer before the start of the fall semester, the Office of Housing and Residence Life hosts training for the resident advisors and directors to help assist the incoming students living on campus....

courage in tackling implicit bias

Editorial—Sensitivity training for RAs is a step in the right direction

Akasha Khalsa September 10, 2020

Recently, NMU has begun an initiative to educate Resident Advisors in student dorms with sensitivity training as part of the institution’s reaction to recent upheavals. “Sensitivity training is...

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