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Considering Syria in the face of Paris

This last Friday evening, terrorists attacked Paris with ISIS claiming responsibility. International news sources say that between 128 and 132 people have died as of Sunday afternoon. Over 300 people were injured. Attacks were carried out by armed gunmen at the Stade de France during a soccer game, at the Bataclan while an American rock...

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Urgent crisis on a global scale: how can we help?

Migration of millions of refugees has world-wide effect With winter quickly approaching, it is easy to become caught up with finals and Christmas looming over our heads. On top of that, there are concerning events happening in the world that present even more of a conundrum than tests or essays. As followers of Christ, we...

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Homosexuality: Culture and Faith’s Collision

A story of a gay individual on a Christian campus   North Central University, he felt this is where he was called. After touring this campus in sixth grade, and after a year of PSEO in high school getting acquainted with this campus, he says he knew this was the place for him. He was...

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Forever 21: a Christian retail store?

What are you really spending your money on?   The fifth largest retailer in the United States shopped by many young girls along with grown women is Forever 21. They are known to be stylish while still maintaining affordable prices. Although there are many amazing factors to this store, there have been many questions about...

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Homosexuality: the Christian response

Three members of the North Central community share what they believe our responsibility is regarding homosexual individuals within the church and how to address homophobia in the Christian community.   “When life touches life, when living water touches someone who’s thirsty, there’s something to offer if we’ll just get out of the way,” said Pastor...

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Business program launches new incentive for students

‘Do Something’ initiative encourages students to be strategic with college years Many may have noticed the expansion of the business program this year, but more is happening than increased numbers in students and faculty. Launching this semester is the “Do Something” initiative: a strategic program purposefully designed by the business faculty to increase the knowledge,...

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Sweet Escapes and Sweet Visions

A celebration of being a woman   As French music softly played, excitement bubbled in the air as NCU women floated in and out of clay commons on Thursday evening.  The women’s ministry team, Delta Kappa (DK), held their first event called “Sweet Escape.” The event was an ice cream social with the theme “a...

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Meet the Directors – Ben Murphy Interview

Every week, The Northerner will feature an article called Meet the Directors, an interview with a North Central Student Organization Director, introducing them and their organizations. This week, we have an interview with Ben Murphy, the co-President of Enactus.    Ben the Human Being Tell us about yourself.  I am from Kokomo, Indiana, raised in Chanhassen,...

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Meet the Directors – Anissa Godfrey Interview

Every week, The Northerner will feature an article called Meet the Directors, an interview with a North Central Student Organization Director, introducing them and their organizations. This week, we have an interview with Anissa Godfrey, the founder and director of Beloved.    Getting to know Anissa Where are you from? I’m from a small town called Gladstone in the...

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Meet the Directors – Tiffany Larson Interview

Every week, The Northerner will feature an article called Meet the Directors, an interview with a North Central Student Organization Director, introducing them and their organizations. This week, we have an interview with Tiffany Larson, the Student Body President.  Photo by Shannon Hill Tiffany the Human Being Do you consider yourself an introvert or an extrovert? I’m...