How Facial Recognition Software Influences Law Enforcement

Defund the police? Employ AI? In recent months, the city of Minneapolis has been a focal point for the unfortunate events of police brutality. An issue that is not new yet continues to fuel the need for change in the law enforcement system. Some cities think that alternative policing, such as algorithms and surveillance software, could aid the modern issues...

Social Dilemma Review

Social Dilemma Review

The Netflix movie that has caused people to dive deep into digital ethics Social Media has given rise to many positive changes in the world by keeping people across the globe connected. For this reason, many powerful movements have been able to spread. However, the new Netflix documentary, the social dilemma, showcases how there is a vast amount of unintentional,...

Three Teens Die in Car Crash in North Minneapolis

The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating the circumstances surrounding the fatal incident. On October 5th, a car chase with Minneapolis police resulted in a car crash killing the three teens inside the vehicle. Police reports give little information about the incident, only noting the vehicle involved was stolen and avoiding pursuit and the location of the crash. This case...

Minneapolis Police Changes Response Times After The Killing of George Floyd

Police times have gotten slower, but how bad has it gotten and why? On May 25th, 2020, a tragedy took place in Minneapolis, Minnesota. George Floyd, a name we all recognize now, died while being apprehended by Minneapolis police officers. This event sent waves of shock throughout the country and woke people up to the injustices African-Americans face every day....

Ward 4: The Future of Community Safety

The City of Minneapolis’ Ward 4 Residents Meet to Discuss Future of Public Safety A discussion was held over zoom for Ward 4 in Minneapolis discussing what community safety would look like in the future within the ward. The meeting, which took place on Sept 8, at 5:30 p.m. enabled residents of the area to have a discussion and voice...

#CampusClear

North Central’s COVID response raises questions about students’ privacy. In March of this year, Americans watched in horror as the COVID-19 virus began its swift spread across the country. Many businesses were forced to close their doors until further notice, and students became online learners overnight. This shift to online learning turned out to be difficult for many college students....

COVID-19 Closure Hits Campus Housing; North Central Quickly Converts All Classes to Online; No Return From Spring Break; All Sports, Trips, Conferences, Meetings Canceled

North Central President Scott Hagan announced the suspension of all on-campus classes, activities, and spring sports for the remainder of the semester March 18 to protect the North Central community from the global COVID-19 pandemic.  In an email sent to the campus in March, Hagan said that it would be safer for students, faculty and staff to not return to campus.  “As...

North Central’s new mock trial team gaining experience

North Central’s mock trial team took 10th place this year at the regional competition held Feb. 21 through 23 at Hamline University.  The team, created in January of 2018, is still young in comparison to other schools’ teams. Along with finishing a second year of competition, two team members, Sarah Welch, a junior social work major, and Bridgett Boeke, a...

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....