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Opinion—Reflection on delta variant summer: stay vigilant

Justin Van't Hof, Editor-in-chief August 27, 2021

Summer was once my favorite time of year. Sandcastles at the beach, ice cream trucks and playing outside until the sun went down were what kept my young brain entertained. As I continued to grow older...

staying social

Opinion—Stay connected in this cold pandemic

Katarina Rothhorn January 28, 2021

It is 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...

selfish communicator

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,...

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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...

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...

emotional vulnerability

Opinion—The importance of emotional vulnerability in strengthening friendships

Katarina Rothhorn October 12, 2020

I spent my first week as a freshman in college during the COVID-19 pandemic orienting myself on campus, trying to figure out how hybrid classes worked and leaving my dorm room as much as possible, hoping...

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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