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MARCH ON—Protestors on Saturday, Aug. 28 marched together through Marquette to raise awareness for voting rights. The event was held on the 58th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, the same march that Martin Luther King JR. delivered his I have a dream speech.

Marquette marches for voting rights

Dreyma Beronja, News Editor August 31, 2021
On Aug. 28 dozens gathered at Marquette Commons to march for voting rights. The event featured speakers from Social Justice For Us, Voters Not Politicians and Jenn Hill pro tem mayor of Marquette.
Graphic of signs being held up stating voting rights are human rights

A glance at voting rights in America

Peter Smedley October 29, 2020

The right to vote is a privilege given to the citizens of the United States, yet voting has been a monumental point of contention throughout U.S. history. The ability to vote was once allowed to only...

Graphic of a voters ballot

Michigan considers ranked voting

Ashley Beronja October 27, 2020

The way of voting during elections in the United States has been most commonly known as voting for one candidate. While this way of voting has been going on for decades, many voters are now seeing the...

SLFP Encourages Civic Engagement at NMU

SLFP Encourages Civic Engagement at NMU

Rayna Sherbinow October 6, 2020

NMU students can be involved in the community in many ways such as attending community events, shopping at local businesses and, perhaps most importantly, voting in elections. With the presidential election...

sign directing voters to the polls

Opinion—The danger of casting doubt on an election

Justin Van't Hof October 5, 2020

As the presidential election is approaching its end, questions about what election night might look like have puzzled many. COVID-19 has made the need for mail-in voting options essential and many states...

Trump giving a speech

Opinion—President Trump doesn’t deserve another term, and Biden doesn’t deserve a first

Riley Garland September 28, 2020

The Republican Party has, without question, abandoned all allegiances to truth, good policy and accountability in favor of absolute allegiance to a president with a big mouth and no ideas. That is why...

mailing a ballot

Editorial—Are young people responsible for taking political action?

Akasha Khalsa September 24, 2020

As the time for political action approaches, namely going to the polls or filling out a mail-in or online ballot, many young people, especially students may feel conflicted about their role in our democracy....

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...

Consider the ignorance behind voting in 2020

Consider the ignorance behind voting in 2020

DeForest Dalbec January 23, 2020

Socrates, “I know that I know nothing.” Confucius, “When you do not know a thing, to allow that you do not know it; this is knowledge.” It’s a lesson taught throughout history and around the...

League of Women Voters to inform citizens

League of Women Voters to inform citizens

Akasha Khalsa October 24, 2019

The next opportunity to vote will occur on Nov. 5, and Marquette citizens looking for information on new voting rights and personal representation can turn to events put on by the League of Women Voters...

Its your right to vote: Use it!

It’s your right to vote: Use it!

North Wind Staff October 24, 2019

Living in society today, you hear a lot of people talking about change. Well, there’s one way that every person can make that change: go vote. It’s become too easy for many people to sit back and...

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Election Day on its way, voting one ballot away

Jackie Jahfetson October 17, 2019

Q: How can students register to vote?  A: Thanks to the passage of Proposal Three last year and thanks to the lawsuit that was settled by the current secretary of state, we have more opportunities...

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