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Editorial—Caring for yourself during exam week

Editorial—Caring for yourself during exam week

North Wind Staff April 19, 2022
Many of us are struggling with healthy studying habits and balancing well-being with productivity at this time of the year. So, we’ve collected some helpful ideas for getting things done during exam time.
WONDERLAND-Although temperatures and wind chill have been extremely cold of late, there are still safe ways to enjoy the outdoors provided you prepare adequately.

Opinion—Outdoor recreation: preparedness, recommendations and rental options

Andie Balenger, contributing writer January 28, 2022
For me, there is nothing quite like the boost of happiness that results from a deep breath of fresh air and the sun shining on your skin. However, the frigid temperatures that accompany Marquette’s winters may discourage many students from participating in any form of outdoor recreation. Thankfully, there are many ways to prepare yourself for the cold so you can enjoy your time spent outdoors.
Wildpups to comfort students throughout semester

Wildpups to comfort students throughout semester

Akasha Khalsa, Opinion Editor January 27, 2022
Feeling particularly stressed or burned out as the Winter 2022 semester gets underway? There’s certainly a great many reasons to feel that way — ongoing COVID-19 concerns, Zoom fatigue, isolation, dining hall food. But never fear, the Wildpups are coming to the Lydia M. Olson Library regularly this semester, making a total of eight appearances.
Tips to succeed during finals mentally, physically and academically

Tips to succeed during finals mentally, physically and academically

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor December 3, 2021

The few weeks surrounding finals are typically stereotyped as being a time when students are so stressed they willingly sacrifice their mental health in order to pass their final exams and finish final...

NMU Wildpups to provide comfort during finals

NMU Wildpups to provide comfort during finals

Akasha Khalsa, Opinion Editor December 2, 2021
The Wildpups are returning to the Lydia Olson Library this exam season. Students can find the pups there on Monday, Dec. 6 from 1 to 3 p.m.
BEAT THE STRESS-Half of the trouble with dealing with stress is knowing when to push yourself to finish your task, and when to give yourself a little break to recharge.

Opinion—Self-care during finals

Akasha Khalsa, Opinion Editor December 2, 2021
At this time of the year, tensions are running high. Stress is peaking for many students, and much of that is a result of final exams. We all share the feeling of urgency and uncertainty about how we will measure up when comparing our performance to previous semesters.

Opinion—Searching for the life beyond the screen

Faith King April 16, 2021

As the academic year approaches its end, final papers, projects and presentations are beginning to appear on our seemingly endless to-do lists. Of course, this isn’t something specifically unique to...

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Opinion—Finding solace in familiar stories

Sam Rush October 19, 2020

The other day, I was watching the series finale of the classic early 2000s sitcom, Gilmore Girls, with a friend. When the credits began to roll, to my friend's horror and surprise, without skipping a...

Sitting in nature

Opinion—In case someone hasn’t reminded you lately, don’t push it too hard

Akasha Khalsa September 29, 2020

If you’ve been feeling particularly down, hopeless, angry, jittery, heavy, sleepy, teary, randomly panicky, prone to substance use or unmotivated lately then it’s definitely time to make a little...

Therapy dogs provided for students during finals week

Sam Banks April 25, 2013

The Lydia Olson Library and NMU are partnering with the SuperiorLand Pet Partners, which will have dogs at the library during exam week to help students relieve stress from end of the semester exams. The...

Campus offers help with stress

Adele Herman November 8, 2012

As the end of the semester approaches, students feeling overwhelmed from course work have options to help lower their stress. NMU Counseling and Consultation Services and the Academic and Career Advisement...

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