A Better Connection

NCU Plans to Upgrade Wi-Fi It’s no secret that North Central University’s Wi-Fi has not been steady. Frequently, the system would experience outages campus-wide, resulting in stressed students, faculty, and staff. But in chapel, President Scott Hagan announced that North Central would be getting a new Wi-Fi system.  He explained the system currently, and why it was experiencing frequent outages....

Social work majors hosted Democratic primary debate night in hopes that more will be informed and vote in presidential primaries

Social work majors hosted Democratic primary debate night in hopes that more will be informed and vote in presidential primaries

A viewing of the Democratic Primary Debate happened in Chicago Hall loft on February 25th, hosted by the Student Social Work Organization (SSWA). This viewing was an opportunity for North Central students to come together for quality time and to inform themselves about the current Democratic candidates. “A lot of people are just turning 18 and they don’t know a...

Rams Make Back to Back Postseason Appearance in The UMAC Playoff Tournament

Rams Make Back to Back Postseason Appearance in The UMAC Playoff Tournament

In 2019, the Women’s Basketball team made their first ever UMAC (Upper Midwest Athletic Conference) tournament appearance. Haleigh Filer led the team in scoring for the Rams and finished the season with a 14-11 record, making program history. Two weeks ago the Rams were able to make their second UMAC tournament appearance being the 5th seed in the bracket. Unfortunately,...

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,...

Catholic Charities Exodus 2.0: Elliot Park Residents Voice Their Concern

Catholic Charities Exodus 2.0: Elliot Park Residents Voice Their Concern

Augustana Healthcare Center, at the corner of 10th Avenue South and East 14th Street has been sold to Catholic Charities to be remodeled into permanent housing for people who have struggled with homelessness. The voices of Elliot Park residents and business owners showed a mixture of anger, praise, and concern during the Building, Land Use, & Housing (BLUH) meeting, hosted...

In Perspective: Dealing with Grief and the Loss of Micah Pennington

In Perspective: Dealing with Grief and the Loss of Micah Pennington

Early this semester, North Central University experienced the loss of beloved student Micah Pennington, a 22-year-old senior on the brink of graduating and earning his undergraduate degree in Fine Arts and Church Leadership. Micah was—and is—adored by many students here on campus, and thus his passing has left behind a lot of grieving hearts. I have also been grieving, and...

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...

North Central student passes away on campus; funeral held in F.J. Lindquist Sanctuary

North Central student passes away on campus; funeral held in F.J. Lindquist Sanctuary

President Scott Hagan comforts Steve Pennington in the F.J. Lindquist Sanctuary at North Central University during Micah Pennington’s funeral service on Jan. 18, 2020. Senior at North Central, Micah Pennington, passed away at his residence in Carlson Hall due to natural causes. A senior interdisciplinary studies major at North Central University who was nine credits from graduating passed away early...

Dean of graduate studies leaves North Central; Interim dean appointed

Renea Brathwaite, the former dean of the college of graduate and professional education, energetically teaches his Worldview Theology class in the College Life Center during a Friday in March 2016. He resigned in January to become the dean of professional studies at Vanguard University in Costa Mesa, California. Business professor LaToya Burrell will be the interim dean.—Northerner File Photo As...