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TIME TO CELEBRATE —  Black Student Union to host a social, kicking off the start of Black History Month. Photo Courtesy of MarLanaysia Rosser.

Kick off Black History Month with hot chocolate and friends

Amelia Kashian February 1, 2024

"It's cold outside, so why not stay indoors with Black Student Union (BSU) and have some hot chocolate," MarLanaysia Rosser, president of BSU said. To celebrate Black History Month, Rosser and other...

CLOSER BONDS — Students gather to eat ice cream at one of the clubs first socials of the semester. Photo courtesy of Dana Hinckley

Diversity in Disability hosts inclusive ice cream social

Amelia Kashian September 18, 2023

Diversity in Disability is a student organization that strives to create a safe and welcoming environment for students with disabilities on campus. They host weekly educational meetings that advocate for...

Editorial—Recovering our social lives in this post-crisis stage pandemic

Editorial—Recovering our social lives in this post-crisis stage pandemic

North Wind Staff, Opinion Editor March 25, 2022
Two years ago this month, COVID brought the world to a halt. It’s hard to think how detrimental the past two years have been for our socialization.
Opinion—Spooky movies are the best way to celebrate Halloween

Opinion—Spooky movies are the best way to celebrate Halloween

Justin Van't Hof, Editor-in-chief October 22, 2021
Halloween has always been my favorite holiday, and it’s easy to see why. I mean, what other holiday has activities such as the carving of pumpkins, dressing up in costumes and most important of all, spooky movies with friends?
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Opinion—Reflection on delta variant summer: stay vigilant

Justin Van't Hof, Editor-in-chief August 27, 2021
In 2021 there was a glimmer of hope. The COVID-19 vaccine became more available, and soon I too got my jab. Once I got it, I started to feel like an individual again. I was able to spend time with friends and live the life I did prior to COVID-19. The summer I looked forward to for a year and a half was finally here.
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Opinion—Stay connected in this cold pandemic

Katarina Rothhorn January 28, 2021
It is only the second week of classes and I can already feel the winter blues starting to sink in. Being a student is a normally stressful time for most people, but on top of classes, we are living through a pandemic where physical distancing and online everything is our new normal. Just to make things worse, the sky feels perpetually gray and the cold wind makes it tempting to stay indoors.
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Opinion—Stop being a selfish communicator

Akasha Khalsa January 26, 2021
You’ve probably had the misfortune of knowing someone, or having someone in a class, or being forced to sit next to someone at an event, who just won’t shut up. This person wants to talk about politics, their pseudointellectual theories, their obscure interests, their personal problems. Now, in some cases that might be all fine and good, but this person doesn't care whether you’re listening or not. The point is just that you sit there and take it while they steamroll you, and time ticks by.
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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.
Photo Mask Up! by Russ Allison Loar is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Editorial—Looking forward into the face of change

North Wind Staff November 12, 2020
COVID-19 has necessitated various changes in how we gather socially, and especially in how we attend various cultural events such as workshops, concerts, conferences, work meetings, classes, etc. It seems inevitable that such changes, even if they may not be permanent, will impact our generation moving forward. It may also continue to impact the ways we gather socially and for events for much of our future.
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Opinion—The importance of emotional vulnerability in strengthening friendships

Katarina Rothhorn October 12, 2020
Vulnerability can not only build stronger relationships with other people but, by stepping out of your comfort zone, you allow for increased self reflection and personal growth as well.

Humor reveals social identity of Americans

Lee McClelland October 4, 2012

A culture’s core values can be derived from its humor, an indicative measure of what people find important. Humor, as defined by the Oxford English Dictionary, is “that quality of action, speech,...

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