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Editorial — Is March Madness a gateway to sports gambling?

Editorial — Is March Madness a gateway to sports gambling?

North Wind Editorial Board April 1, 2024

With the beginning of March Madness and rising popularity of online sports gambling, this year’s question of the outcome isn’t which basketball team will win, but who will fall victim to the gateway...

CHANGES — It isnt uncommon for one to become more like their parents as they grow older, but I didnt expect to start acting like a stereotypical dad. The experience has left me with many questions, some that I never know if Ill answer.

Opinion — Whose dad am I becoming

Dallas Wiertella October 5, 2023

I have come to the point in my life where I am noticing my growth as both a human, but also as a member of society. As with many people who find themselves reaching adulthood, I can see myself in comparison...

LSU WINS - LSU won the Women’s NCAA Championship against Iowa 102-85. LSU star Angel Reese had 15 points and 10 rebounds in the routing of Iowa. Hawkeye’s star guard Caitlin Clark had 30 points and eight assists in the loss.

Opinion — Women’s NCAA Championship viewership up from 2022

Chris Anderson April 10, 2023

This year's Women’s D1 NCAA basketball tournament was one for the record books, with a record 9.9 million viewers on average tuning in for the championship game, peaking at 12.6 million viewers. That...

GET ACTIVE - NMU intramural basketball is a place where you can grow as a person and a team as you connect with others on campus for a great experience.

Excitement builds around intramural basketball as season kicks off

Nathan Kwapisz March 1, 2023

Intramural basketball is in its second week of the regular season. Teams are excited to grow together as the season progresses and players are excited to create new memories and relive some old ones with...

Students had out drinks and snacks to skiers as they complete their route. Different student organizations set up volunteer stations and sometimes stayed until 2 a.m. to catch all the competitors.

Conservation Crew provides provisions at Noque ski race

Joad Blaauw-Hara, Contributing Writer February 3, 2023

The NMU Conservation Crew volunteered at the 2023 Noquemanon Ski Marathon last Saturday, participating in one of the largest cross-country ski races in the Midwest. Over 15 members of the crew provided...

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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 do about it, until there was.
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Opinion—Even the playing field for women in sports

Nate Jacobs February 9, 2021
After only holding the position for just over a month, Jared Porter, the now former general manager of the New York Mets baseball team, was fired amidst a sexual harassment case stemming from sending lewd pictures to a female foreign correspondent. While the interaction between Porter and the unidentified woman happened in 2016, it was not until recently when the story finally surfaced.
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Opinion—A Super Bowl game we never thought would happen, not just the match-up

Travis Nelson February 4, 2021
Go back to March when everything shut down in the blink of an eye, a global pandemic halted any and every social interaction. If you would’ve told me that the NFL season would go on six months later and every game would be played, I would’ve laughed.
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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...

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