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SHOWING SUPPORT—Most years students can see greens and golds fill the city of Marquette, to display their NMU support. This year, students saw the town flood with red as signs saying support NMU faculty were displayed in windows, front yards and even in their cars.

Students show solidarity with tentative faculty contract agreement

Dreyma Beronja, News Editor September 9, 2021

Northern Michigan University faculty have now reached a tentative agreement with the administration on a new five-year contract. The announcement was made Saturday evening through an email sent by President...

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Department of Theatre and Dance modernizes Romeo and Juliet

Nate Jacobs April 21, 2021

Northern Michigan University’s Department of Theatre and Dance is producing a modern take on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet to cap off the end of the 2021 winter semester. The show will be live starting...

Student finance committee: How to bring personalities to campus

Student finance committee: How to bring personalities to campus

Peter Smedley March 11, 2021

In the wake of COVID-19, events on-campus have seen a significant decline. Fall semester saw event after event canceled, with many others getting the virtual makeover. Although the virus continues to...

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Student concerns rise as COVID-19 cases reach all time high in Marquette

Peter Smedley November 6, 2020

Rising COVID-19 cases in Marquette have sparked concern and fear in students at NMU. A recent petition calls for the remainder of the semester to switch to online classes. The student who began...

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Investment strategies for students

Peter Smedley October 28, 2020

The stereotypical college life often consists of parties, horrifically early classes and swimming pools worth of energy drinks to finish assignments. A college student attends a university for their future,...

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School of Art and Design hires student models to help artists gain experience

Katarina Rothhorn October 20, 2020

Rebecca Short, a senior majoring in biology with a concentration in zoology, spent her first time modeling for the School of Art and Design completely undressed and holding the same pose for two two-and-a-half-hour...

Photo of NMU Hoop House harvest.

Shopping for local produce in the winter months

Katarina Rothhorn September 30, 2020

On Tuesday, Sept. 22, the NMU Hoop House harvested an abundance of vegetables including collard greens, tomatoes and cucumbers that volunteers then helped wash and package to be sent to the NMU food pantry....

Graphic of NMU mascot Wildcat Willy holding a sign that says: I voted!

How to vote and why it matters

Jesse Wiederhold September 22, 2020

A myth – voting is hard and it doesn’t matter. Students sometimes have the mentality that their vote won’t count, or that it would not be worth the effort to register/vote absentee. Well, this...

Overhead picture of vegetables harvested by by the Hoop House

Gardening and sustainability available to NMU students

Ashley Beronja September 16, 2020

Gardening is an excellent way for students to maintain a healthy mental state while consuming fresh food they have grown themselves. There are many opportunities both on and off-campus to get involved...

Erin Matula posing over harvested rice

Seasonal ricing doubles as meditative, cultural experience

Peter Smedley September 15, 2020

Autumn to most students means apple cider, pumpkin spice, crisp breezes, remnants of fading summer and a return to school. For others, it is a time of harvest. Ricing is the act of canoeing or boating...

SURFS UP ON LAKE SUPERIOR—Once the height of the waves increase, so will the popularity of surfing on Lake Superior. With fall arriving so fast, winter isn’t far behind. That’s when the surfing weather will be in its prime.

Lake Superior surfing season picks up

Travis Nelson September 8, 2020

As fall and winter draw closer, Lake Superior’s waves are higher and the splashes hit harder. When the waves are huge, expect a group of brave NMU students to be hitting the beach with surfboards in...

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Editorial: We seek diverse voices

NW Staff September 3, 2020

This newspaper is created by students, for students. The North Wind has the responsibility of broadcasting information, news and opinions to the broad, diverse campus community.  Particularly in...

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