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FINAL PERFORMANCE - Erin Colwitz directs her choirs on Thursday April 21. For many senior performers, this was their final choir performance.

Choirs reflect on social justice issues in final concert

Annamarie Parker, Contributing writer May 1, 2022

The Northern Michigan University choral performed their last concert of the winter semester, A Celebration of Renewal and Rebirth, on Thursday April 21, in Reynolds Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. The Arts Chorale...

Opinion—The importance of Tracy Chapmans 1988 album

Opinion—The importance of Tracy Chapman’s 1988 album

Andie Balenger, contributing writer February 8, 2022
As someone who grew up idolizing strong female artists like P!nk and Alanis Morissette, I began to wonder what great artists I had neglected during my years spent drowning in hair bands and soft rock. Incredible female artists have been bucking the system for decades, shamelessly speaking their truths while changing the face of music — I had simply been failing to seek them out. So at the beginning of the new year, I set out on a passion project: a musical journey of appreciating the most iconic female artists of all time.
Editorial—Parental Rights in Education Bill threatens education

Editorial—Parental Rights in Education Bill threatens education

North Wind Staff January 30, 2022
A Florida bill passed by a house committee and introduced to the state senate seeks to prevent teachers from discussing LGBTQ+ topics and history in the classroom, with parents able to sue the school in question if they feel their child has been exposed to topics pertaining to gender identity and the LGBTQ+ community that interfere with their parenting.
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. 
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Imagining a better future through world-building

Peter Smedley March 15, 2021

On Thursday, March 18, the Student Leader Fellowship Program will be leading a virtual skill builder that focuses on creative exercises for developing a healthier image of the future.  The event...

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Opinion—Robot dog highlights issues with police spending

Justin Van't Hof March 9, 2021

During the summer of 2020, I watched in horror as police brutally dealt with innocent protestors following the death of George Floyd. For many Americans, especially those living in low-income minority...

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