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POWER OF NOSTALGIA — I have many fond memories of my grandparents unique house and the times I spent there as a child. Although I cannot physically revisit the roundhouse, it will always have a special place in my heart.

Opinion — Memories and the power of nostalgia

Hannah Jenkins November 1, 2023

At this point, it seems pretty trite to talk about nostalgia and the memories it can evoke from something as simple as a smell or a sound. But the fact that it has become cliché doesn’t make it any...

THE BEGINNING —  The Ore Dock Brewing Company, where I first did stand-up comedy. I wound up doing plenty more shows at the Ore Dock over the years, either from open mics or scheduled events.

Opinion — Life as a former comedian

Harry Stine October 26, 2023

When I was 17, I thought being a stand-up comedian was the coolest thing in the world. I used to spend countless hours after school watching and even rewatching specials by Richard Pryor, Bill Hicks and...

UP AND DOWN — Sometimes I can feel very strongly in opposite directions. Societal pressures and guilt can pile onto us, but nobody should be ashamed of being themselves.

Opinion — I can do both

Molly Birch October 18, 2023

My coworker and I were standing in the carport, talking in circles about our troubles a month or so back.  “Women have a lot of guilt,” he said before he took a drag from the dart dangling from...

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...

QUALITY TIME — Simon and Chili go squirrel watching together at their spots on the windowsill.

Opinion — It’s okay to ‘replace’ a pet

Amelia Kashian September 19, 2023

The grief of losing a pet is a kind of pain that I wouldn’t wish on anyone. It’s hard to comprehend the fact that our animals live for only a small fraction of our lives, and that soon our houses will...

Opinion — Managing senior anxiety and imposter syndrome

Opinion — Managing senior anxiety and imposter syndrome

Ryley Wilcox September 7, 2023

As I begin my senior year of college, I find myself having lots of anxiety and a level of imposter syndrome regarding the uncertainty of what is ahead. A lot of what is next in my life is up in the air....

REFLECTIONS — I am posing at South Haven beach during sunset. With graduation approaching swiftly, I wanted to reflect on my college experience and how it has positively impacted my character and outlook on life.

Opinion — Leaping into the unknown

Madoline Plattenberg April 26, 2023

As I sit down to reflect on the past four years of my life, I want to start from the beginning.  During my first year of college, everything and everyone was new. I wanted a completely fresh start...

DESK EDITOR — A picture of me sitting at my desk in The North Wind office, fully equipped with a black coffee that is spilled and a bag of Fritos — a seemingly natural sight as a journalist. When I first walked into the newsroom, I was completely unaware of the transformation this work experience would have on me.

Opinion – Reflecting on my experience as a student journalist

Andie Balenger April 24, 2023

Today marks the last week of publishing for the semester at The North Wind. For an institution that I never imagined myself working for when I first stepped on campus, my turning of a new leaf is bittersweet....

BUSY BEE — Finding ways to bring a little happiness into your routine is key to navigating adulthood. I’m the busiest I’ve ever been: working at the North Wind, TV6 and taking a full course load. That doesn’t stop me from making my own happy where I can.

Opinion — Find a little happy

Molly Birch April 21, 2023

I was late for a work meeting in Gries Hall, walking in a frenzy through the canopy walk when I saw it. The scene stopped my frantic shuffling abruptly.  I saw a crow hopping down the sidewalk, kicking...

OVERABUNDANCE? — We’ve come a long way since scrapbooks and old slides. The average smartphone user has about 2,100 photos on their device.

Opinion — More is less: The problem with your camera roll

Fischer Genau April 8, 2023

I have one photo on my wall: it is a black-and-white landscape of a place called God’s Thumb in Oregon. It is summer, and my brother and his girlfriend appear as tiny figures, walking towards the camera...

Opinion — The benefits of yoga

Opinion — The benefits of yoga

Andie Balenger April 4, 2023

To have a more relaxed final semester before I graduate in May, I decided to take several “fun” classes to reach NMU’s graduation requirements. I have already taken the required credits for my major...

Opinion — The Hunger Games renaissance we needed

Opinion — The Hunger Games renaissance we needed

Jackie Phillips March 31, 2023

The odds have in fact been in my favor with “The Hunger Games” series entering a renaissance era recently. The fact that the series is trending again makes me so incredibly happy.  Various trends...

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