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North Central Woman’s Basketball Hopes for a UMAC Playoff Return

North Central Woman’s Basketball Hopes for a UMAC Playoff Return

Bethany Shield drives the ball during a game against Karli Skog of the St. Scholastica Saints at the Clark-Danielson Gymnasium in Minneapolis Jan. 29. The Rams had a lead through most of the game, but lost it in the fourth, finishing the game 10 points back, 66-77. The North Central University women’s basketball team is seeking a second consecutive playoff...

New Cross Country Coach Starts with Small Teams

The men’s and woman’s cross country teams had a rebuilding year; runners improved through the season, but their teams could not score. This Cross Country season, Mike Knipe stepped into the head coach position for the first time for both the men’s and women’s teams. Along with assistant coaches Kara Hurst, Bill Green, and Brian Palmer, Coach Knipe and the...

Issue of LGBTQ Ordination may Split Methodist Denomination

Issue of LGBTQ Ordination may Split Methodist Denomination

Reverend Judy Zabel’s church, Hennepin Avenue United Methodist, is the easily recognizable church at 511 Groveland Avenue across from the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. Some Methodist pastors and congregants want to see all an embrace of LGBTQ ordination and marriage, but the issue will likely split the denomination at the general conference meeting in Minneapolis this May. The United Methodist Church,...

English Professor Leslie Evens Retires

After 38 years of teaching poetry, grammar, literature, and writing classes, Professor Evens is retiring from North Central Professor Leslie Evens announced her retirement this December. The long-serving English professor has taught at North Central for 38 years. She will not return full-time in the spring semester, but said she may still adjunct various English classes online. Evens said she...