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Chapel response: Problems from the pulpit
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Chapel response: Problems from the pulpit

This article has been edited to more clearly reflect an overarching problem instead of a personal attack on an individual. [Edits by Kristin Wileman] The American church has far to go before we can say we’ve achieved equality within our community. I was reminded of this in a chapel service recently when little respect was...

Top 10 opinion pieces of 2016
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Top 10 opinion pieces of 2016

Here are the most popular opinion pieces published by The Northerner in 2016: Mass incarceration’s harmful impact on American society Prison begins a process of dehumanization and projects a label that does not fade after terms are served. The economic hurdle incarceration embodies is heart breaking, yet society remains callous toward it. Abortion: an enraging...

Letter to the Editor: A note concerning my dad, Jake Smith
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Letter to the Editor: A note concerning my dad, Jake Smith

Editor and North Central family, My name is Isaac Smith, and I am the proud son of Jake Smith, former dean of residence life. As many of you are aware, my father was let go by North Central University on Friday, Dec. 2. The root of this decision was not a moral failure on Jake Smith’s...

Mental health issues are rising 
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Mental health issues are rising 

Misconceptions concerning depression abound in society and even more so in the church. Some see it as a dark and scary thing which only a handful of people will deal with. Others see it only as a small problem that can be easily fixed with a healthier lifestyle.

Christianity’s relationship with mental illness
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Christianity’s relationship with mental illness

The church is often met with discomfort when asked to assist the mentally ill. Personally, the church has upset my opinion of those in spiritual leadership, as well as in their attitude towards church members who suffer or who have suffered from any form of mental illness.

A house divided 
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A house divided 

America stands on the precipice of a great spiritual abyss that we can no longer afford to ignore. Deep-rooted tensions that have been festering in the dark for years have now been brought into the open as acts of violence, hatred, and protest break out all across the nation.

The United States’ hand in immigration 
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The United States’ hand in immigration 

Immigration is a hot topic amongst the American people. With refugees fleeing corrupt and war-stricken countries in the Middle East, America is faced with a choice to accept or deny hundreds of thousands of individuals that seem to be fleeing a living hell.