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Ronald McDonald statue arrested for illegally located advertising

McActivists say he stood his ground Ronald McDonald has long been associated with many cultural revolutions: super-sized nausea, ketchup-caked playground slides, bare-minimum wages, and drive-thru obesity. As of April 10, however, the yellow and red-clad clown added a civil liberty shake to his social justice menu — the right to peaceful advertising assembly. Unfortunately, he...

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Recreating team identity

Opportunity awaits the emerging stars of the men’s basketball program North Central men’s basketball has been presented with the challenge of reformulating team identity and chemistry, due to the exit of several veterans and the influx of many newcomers. The Rams said farewell to three pivotal players at the end of last season: guard Luke...

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Moving up the line in athletic leadership

Former assistant men’s basketball coach, Paul Brunner, takes over as head coach of the women’s team Paul Brunner had served as assistant coach of the men’s basketball team for two seasons when NCU athletics director Greg Johnson approached him with the opportunity to fill Casey Rozowski’s shoes as head coach of the women’s basketball team....

Grappling a mid-season groove
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Grappling a mid-season groove

North Central’s young soccer squad is maturing along with the season The mid-season month of October has been a positively refining period for the men’s soccer team, and the drama will likely double with the possibility of November nationals on the horizon. The Rams aggressively scourged the Providence University defense with a 4-2 win on...

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Prolific player to sideline sage

Former North Central soccer star Stephen Johnson takes new job as assistant North Central women’s soccer was in a place of transitional uncertainty this summer, as Allison Meadows stepped down from her position as head coach. Recent North Central graduate and former North Central striker Stephen Johnson applied for the head-coaching job with hopes of...

Ready to roundup season with runs
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Ready to roundup season with runs

North Central softball head coach Jesse Martens encourages a productive close to the season   The North Central softball team alleviated a 16-game drought with a win against Northwestern University on April 14. North Central lost the previous two games against Northwestern, with 15 runs scored against on both outings. But North Central’s 9-7 win...

Athletics heads in new direction
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Athletics heads in new direction

Jake Smith keeps the ball rolling in his first year as the interim athletics director Last July, Jon High stepped down from the athletics director position he had filled since 2009. Jake Smith took over as interim athletics director in August, while still retaining his title as director of recreation and wellness. Smith is learning and...

Onward to Ohio and a journey to Joplin
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Onward to Ohio and a journey to Joplin

The men’s and women’s basketball teams earn a place at nationals After winning their respective NCCAA regional championship games, the North Central men’s basketball team is headed to Circleville, Ohio, and the women’s team is headed to Joplin, Missouri. Both teams head to their NCCAA Division II national tournament with accolades already earned.   Senior...

Remembering the original “Boo-Yah” broadcaster Stuart Scott
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Remembering the original “Boo-Yah” broadcaster Stuart Scott

Longtime ESPN anchor and sports broadcaster Stuart Scott recently passed, but his legacy lives on   On Jan. 4, Stuart Scott — arguably the most influential ESPN anchor of this generation — passed away at the age of 49, from the cancer that he had so nobly fought against since 2007. Scott’s diagnosis had been...

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iGeneration

Addressing the inclination to mistake knowledge for wisdom It’s ironic that the phrase most advantageous to the progression of ignorance is, “I know.” But this phrase is often used as primary ammunition, loaded within the arsenal of many young people, like myself, who defend themselves. “I know,” seems to be the implied motto of a...