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The North Wind

The North Wind

SECOND HOME — My uncle’s camp sits quietly at the end of a clearing as my dogs race each other to the door. From sunny days spent on the lake to late night card games, cross-country skiing expenditures to bean bag tournaments, there was always fun to be had at camp.

Opinion — Fond memories at a Yooper camp

Andie Balenger February 17, 2023

After returning to campus after winter break, a classmate asked me how I spent my time at home. As I explained that I spent some time with family at my uncle’s hunting camp, my classmate (who is not...

“As a yooper and as a graduate of Ishpeming High School and of Northern, this is the greatest honor of my life.”
–– Steve Mitchell, board of trustees chairperson

BOT welcomes new chair

Mary McDonough January 30, 2020

 During the last Board of Trustees meeting in December of 2019, Steve Mitchell was voted in as the new Chairperson.  Mitchell along with Tami Seavoy will serve together as chairman and vice...

Yoopsplaining threatens shared state identity

Yoopsplaining threatens shared state identity

Tim Eggert April 12, 2018

In my two years at NMU, I’ve heard a diversity of skepticism from students toward the weather. Some expressions are ironically cynical, like “if the sun never sets at the north pole, how come it never...

Kindness in community noticed

Shaina James January 31, 2013

From living in the Upper Peninsula for almost four years, I have learned a few things about the people of this region. One: they are very proud to be “Yoopers,” and two: they are some of the friendliest...

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