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Biology student Grace Charles shares her ideas on how to protect our birds on campus.

Photo courtesy of Grace Charles

Opinion–Protecting the birds at NMU

Grace Charles April 26, 2024

Here at Northern Michigan University, we have many great buildings that provide us with protection from the frigid northern winters to learn and live. Not many of us think about the impacts these buildings...

OPINION — Beginners ski safety

OPINION — Beginner’s ski safety

Megan Poe February 23, 2024

Just three weeks ago, in a much warmer place than Marquette, a woman spent the night trapped on a gondola ski lift after an error made by the lift operator. In Lake Tahoe, California, the temperature dropped...

Lake safety refresher

Lake safety refresher

Abigail Faix, Contributing Writer February 27, 2023

The body of an ice climber who recently went missing near Miner’s Castle at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore was recovered by local search and rescue teams this past week. The climber was discovered...

FALLS IN FALL—Dead River Falls is a popular location for hikers and tourists in Marquette. Coupled with the fall trees, the waterfalls make for lovely photoshoots.

Interim president reminds students to not trespass on railroad trellises

Dreyma Beronja, News Editor September 26, 2022
In a campus-wide email sent out earlier today by interim president Kerri Schuiling, students and employees are reminded to not trespass when exploring or taking photos.
WONDERLAND-Although temperatures and wind chill have been extremely cold of late, there are still safe ways to enjoy the outdoors provided you prepare adequately.

Opinion—Outdoor recreation: preparedness, recommendations and rental options

Andie Balenger, contributing writer January 28, 2022
For me, there is nothing quite like the boost of happiness that results from a deep breath of fresh air and the sun shining on your skin. However, the frigid temperatures that accompany Marquette’s winters may discourage many students from participating in any form of outdoor recreation. Thankfully, there are many ways to prepare yourself for the cold so you can enjoy your time spent outdoors.
Lake Superior water guidelines for staying safe

Lake Superior water guidelines for staying safe

Joad Blaauw-Hara, Contributing Writer November 1, 2021
Lake Superior is one of the many Great Lakes that should be experienced by everyone. However, it is important to remember to be safe while exploring out in the water.
Maggie Duly/NW
JUST ONE SLICE—Campus lecture-style rooms have been cut down to less than half their original capacity to follow the proper safety standards, like this space in McClintock Hall. Many rooms in this hall were not labeled for their capacity unlike other buildings on campus. Though students are properly spaced out in the lecture hall, there is no plexiglass for students except in front of the professors desk, unlike what is advertised on NMU’s Safe on Campus webpage.

Opinion—Plexiglas safety on campus not as advertised

Maggie Duly April 20, 2021
Things have not gone back to the way they were before the pandemic began, yet some students feel they must attend class on campus every day of the week. One solution to this was the installation of Plexiglas in the classrooms before students were welcomed back to campus in the fall. But I’ve noticed one flaw to this “solution.” Many university classrooms don’t actually have Plexiglas for all the students as advertised.
Pictured is a student dining hall worker behind a plexiglass barrier waiting to swipe students into the dining hall.

NMU Dining prepares for winter semester

Justin Van't Hof January 21, 2021

Last week Wednesday, Jan 13. during a COVID-19 news conference, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced that the ban on in-person dining will continue until Feb. 1. She maintained hope that if numbers continue...

Online learning is the way to go right now

Opinion—Please don’t force students and professors to go through another semester in person

Sam Rush November 27, 2020
I am deeply worried by Northern Michigan University’s plan to return to in-person classes for the winter semester. I cannot, in good conscience, let another term continue in this manner without expressing my unease about the current situation.
physical distancing

Opinion—Why we should say ‘physically distancing’ instead of ‘social distancing’

Katarina Rothhorn November 24, 2020
The term social distancing is heard on a near-daily basis in the news, gatherings and even in friendly conversations. Seemingly overnight, we went from hanging out with friends, going to the movies and standing in crowds without a second thought, to seeing signs everywhere reminding us to “social distance.” It is a term that has seemed to take over our lives with the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic, and it doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon.
Sam Rush/NW

COVID-19 threshold ranges, expectations for rest of semester

Jesse Wiederhold October 30, 2020

As Northern navigates the final month before exams some may wonder what could happen if there was a large spike in COVID-19 cases. Could this affect the outlook or final piece of the semester? There is...

Picture of equipment used to test

Editorial—Don’t fear new wastewater testing

North Wind Staff October 28, 2020
Students, staff and community members may be confused about NMU’s initiative to test Marquette wastewater for the COVID-19 virus. It may even inspire fear for those who are unaware of the process and intent of the testing. Upon researching the initiative, the many benefits of this action became apparent.
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