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GETTING OUTSIDE — Taking a break from studying at Pebble Beach to breathe and enjoy one of the sunnier days in Marquette (with a coffee of course).

Opinion — An in-denial caffeine addict

Annamarie Parker September 27, 2023

Unhealthy habits, natural to us, are a part of life. Lately I have noticed something in my day-to-day life that temporarily put me in an odd state of mind. If I am sad, I go indulge in coffee to drown...

Editorial — Procrastination: friend or foe?

Editorial — Procrastination: friend or foe?

North Wind Editorial Board March 1, 2023

We have once again reached that point in the semester where you are likely trying to cram loads of information into your head and hope that it all remains there until it is needed: midterms. As students,...

Mental Health

Editorial — Mental health matters more than midterm exams

North Wind Editorial Board October 20, 2022

If the potential for several inches of snowfall did not excite you enough this week, how does midterm exams coupled with the cold weather sound? Jokes aside, we have reached the halfway point of the...

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...

Members of the NMU Jazz Combo, including Owen Edwards soloing on alto saxophone, perform during an NMU jazz concert. A group of five students will perform in the library on Tuesday to provide more relaxing studying music for students.

NMU Jazz Combo to provide live study music before finals

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor November 30, 2021

For the second year in a row, the NMU Jazz Combo will be setting a relaxing tone for the upcoming finals week by performing an hour-long set in the lower level of the library. The five-member student band...

Comic—Testing the waters

Paul Leow, contributing artist September 17, 2021


BURNING NIGHT OIL—Evening students drift through the 24-hour study lounge in the lower level of the LRC, taking care of their studies before the morning comes again.

Late-night study lounge extends for full semester

Adan Mulvaney January 23, 2020

The 24-hour study lounge, usually held only during exam week at the end of each semester, is being extended to serve students throughout the entire semester. The study lounge will now be located in...

LATE NIGHT—Senior sports science major Kaity Benson studies for final exams in Jamrich, taking advantage of the 24-hour open study lounge.
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Tips and tricks on how to face finals week

Denali Drake December 5, 2019

As final exams approach, NMU students are preparing for sleepless nights, coffee-fueled study sessions and long walks to the library.  There is no one way to make sure the exam results in a perfect...

Take breaks while studying

Zac Cogley April 25, 2013

With final exams and papers approaching, I’d like to offer some advice on dealing with the work that lies just ahead. All of the suggestions below have pretty strong empirical support — that is, they’ve...

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