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Opinion — Managing senior anxiety and imposter syndrome

Opinion — Managing senior anxiety and imposter syndrome

Ryley Wilcox September 7, 2023

As I begin my senior year of college, I find myself having lots of anxiety and a level of imposter syndrome regarding the uncertainty of what is ahead. A lot of what is next in my life is up in the air....

VACATION — A photo of me standing on the breakwall this summer. Since Ive accepted that I only want to go on a vacation when I feel like it, Ive enjoyed my summers much more.

OPINION — Sometimes you don’t have to do anything over the summer

Harry Stine September 1, 2023

Summer has ended and the semester has begun. As we all get used to our new schedules, I hear plenty of people share some fun vacation stories. Whether it was visiting some friends across the country, going...

REFLECTIONS — I am posing at South Haven beach during sunset. With graduation approaching swiftly, I wanted to reflect on my college experience and how it has positively impacted my character and outlook on life.

Opinion — Leaping into the unknown

Madoline Plattenberg April 26, 2023

As I sit down to reflect on the past four years of my life, I want to start from the beginning.  During my first year of college, everything and everyone was new. I wanted a completely fresh start...

DESK EDITOR — A picture of me sitting at my desk in The North Wind office, fully equipped with a black coffee that is spilled and a bag of Fritos — a seemingly natural sight as a journalist. When I first walked into the newsroom, I was completely unaware of the transformation this work experience would have on me.

Opinion – Reflecting on my experience as a student journalist

Andie Balenger April 24, 2023

Today marks the last week of publishing for the semester at The North Wind. For an institution that I never imagined myself working for when I first stepped on campus, my turning of a new leaf is bittersweet....

ICE CLIMBING - Rodriguez enjoys the view during a winter climb. Rodriguez is a PR Major in his last semester at Northern, and is currently president of South Superior Climbing Club.

Profile — Ice and Graduation: Vaughn Rodriguez’s Final Months at Northern

Harry Stine January 27, 2023

Vaughn Rodriguez didn’t know much about Northern before enrolling. All he knew was that he had a friend that needed a roommate at NMU, and before he knew it, he left Grand Rapids and found himself in...

RECOGNITION — A picture of my awards for the fall 2022 publishing season at The North Wind.

Opinion – I did not want to be a journalist

Ayanna Allen December 13, 2022

Every English major hears the words, “What are you going to do with that?” at least once in their lives. The phrase loomed in the back of my mind since I transferred to NMU in the fall semester of...

Graduating class reflects, prepares for future

Graduating class reflects, prepares for future

Ryan McChesney April 23, 2021

The graduating class of 2021 has had an unexpected final year. Due to COVID-19, commencement will be virtual. NMU will host its spring commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 1, 2021, at 10 a.m. and...

A SEASON’S END—With the school year coming to a close, the official sign-off from sports is here. The season might’ve ending abruptly for winter and spring athletes, but there were highlights from this season to look back on. Pictured: senior swimmer Rachel Helm (left), junior skier Kjetil Baanerud, sophomore goalie Nolan Kent and junior guard Alec Fruin. Photo courtesy of NMU Athletics.

Wildcat sports year in review

Travis Nelson April 22, 2020

WOMEN’S SWIMMING For the first time since 2002, the NMU Women’s Swim and Dive team was named the GLIAC champions back in February. It was the first time that Head Coach Heidi Voigt’s team...

Senior capstone project features one-man theatre production

Nolan Krebs December 6, 2012

Forest Roberts Theatre will be invoking the spirit of the holidays with “Santaland Diaries,” a play based on an essay by David Sedaris, on Friday, Dec. 7 and Saturday, Dec. 8. “Santaland Diaries”...

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