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Opinion—Volleyball’s historic run didn’t have to end when it did

Travis Nelson April 15, 2021

The pandemic has caused a lot of grief for a lot of people, there’s no doubting that. In the sports world, many events and games have been canceled over this past year. There was nothing anybody could...

women in sports

Opinion—Even the playing field for women in sports

Nate Jacobs February 9, 2021

In such a male dominated industry, the tide is turning in professional sports to harbor a better working environment for women. As more women are being hired across major sports, there still seems to...

super bowl

Opinion—A Super Bowl game we never thought would happen, not just the match-up

Travis Nelson February 4, 2021

Super Bowl 55 this Sunday will be an epic clash between the Chiefs and the Buccaneers. Tampa Bay is the first ever team to host the Super Bowl at its home venue, Tom Brady tries to get his seventh championship,...

Picture of Picnic Rocks

Lake Superior safety becomes necessary as beach season reaches peak in U.P.

Travis Nelson August 10, 2020

One can’t help but think of Marquette’s fascinating scenery when coming to school at NMU. There are more sites to see than imaginable, but the main attraction Lake Superior tops the list. Despite...

Three college seniors, all young women, in front of a newspaper collage background.

North Wind seniors say goodbye

Mary McDonough: copy editor To the scared 20-year-old Mary at the North Wind office: It’s Winter 2018, You don’t feel ready yet. It seems intimidating and you want to bring your best to something...


Don’t let old stories define who you are

Isabelle Tavares April 23, 2020

Yesterday I burned a crumpled piece of paper with the word “rocks” on it. What is now in ashes, was an idea I carried with me since sixth grade. “Rocks” was the nickname given to me by my...

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...


Sports editor reflects: Hopeful glimpse into past, present, future

Travis Nelson April 16, 2020

No, this isn’t the final issue of the year or my goodbye, but I am going to take this time to reflect on what my first year as the sports editor of The North Wind meant to me. It all began in the...

BASEMENT HOCKEY­­­—Junior defenseman Ben Newhouse is usually on the ice at the Berry Events Center, but he has now been reduced to stick handling and other hockey-specific activities in his basement. Photo courtesy of NMU Athletics.

Adapting to new scenery

Travis Nelson April 15, 2020

Nothing is normal for anyone right now, and that certainly applies to the current workout routines for NMU athletes. For some more than others, it’s difficult to replicate a sport in quarantine. Namely,...

Photo courtesy of Marissa Lindstrom
TRANSITIONING TRADITIONS—While in Guatemala Lindstrom observed many traditions of Guatemalan 
culture. Though her time was cut short she can’t wait to return when it is safe.

NMU alumni Peace Corps volunteers sent home

Jesse Wiederhold April 15, 2020

Without internet for days, she had no idea of the havoc growing outside her little world in Guatemala. That was until her phone buzzed at 9 p.m. on Sunday, March 15. It read “Pack. And be ready to go...

RECRUITING RUT—NMU Football Head Coach Kyle Nystrom meets with his team after an October practice. All NMU sports are left without their coveted spring recruiting seasons due to COVID-19. Travis Nelson/NW

Wildcat recruiting takes COVID-19 sized hit

Travis Nelson April 8, 2020

Recruiting has taken a hit across college sports, and NMU is no exception. The NCAA announced a mandatory dead period in face-to-face contact with recruits through April 15, which has now been extended...

Photo courtesy of  Gobabygo MAC Facebook Page
GETTING THE WHEELS TURNING—In preparation for their first vehicle modification coming up, Cold Logic 
Robotics students, from Marquette High School, assemble the base of the vehicle on Wednesday, March 11.

Student organization plans mobility project

Mary McDonough March 26, 2020

While many students wait to go back to restaurants and beaches when COVID-19 has been controlled, one NMU student is waiting to continue work on a life-changing community project. Last year, junior...

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