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North Central choirs perform New hires add
at annual Christmas concert faculty for
Concert Chorale performs; prepares for trip to Spain Spring 2018
Hillary Streitberger
ground includes a Bachelor
North Central welcomes of Science in Business and a
Matt Brown and Sheri Master of Arts in Education.
Hutchinson as new faculty ad- She also completed Scrum
ditions to the College of Arts Master Certification and Lean
& Science. training. She is a Certified
Brown will be joining the Change Manager and Quality
School of Education as Assis- Matters Master Peer Review-
tant Professor of Mathematics. er. Prior to coming to North
PHOTO BY: ERICKA SURA He holds a Master of Math- Central, Hutchinson has a
North Central College of Fine Arts’ three ensembles preformed at the annual Songs of the Season performance on Dec. ematics with an Education background as an Educational
1 and Dec. 3. emphasis from the University Development Manager, fac-
Roger Busse The Concert Chorale, Wom- lege of Fine Arts, performed shape and to sound musically of Minnesota. His academic ulty member at Minneapolis
en’s Chorus and Festival Cho- an original arrangement of “O nice,” Droege said. background also includes a Community and Technical
North Central performed rus performed during Songs Holy Night” during the sec- All proceeds from the con- Bachelor of Science in Math- College, Iowa Technology
its annual Christmas concert, of the Season. The diverse se- ond concert interlude. Guest cert cover production expens- ematics and a minor in Phys- and Education Connectionand
Songs of the Season, on Dec. lection of songs and interlude musicians provided orchestra es and any additional funds be- ics. Prior to his new role, he North Hennepin Community
1 and 3 this year. The concert performances kept the audi- accompaniment for various yond the costs will contribute has been an adjunct at North College, Director of Online
featured both traditional and ence engaged throughout the songs. North Central’s Fine Arts En- Central as well as St. Cather- Learning at Normandale Com-
contemporary styles of music concert. Audience members Junior Nathan Droege, a dowment. Bach hopes to raise ine University, Normandale munity College and North
under the direction of Larry were encouraged to join the member of the Concert Cho- $1 million for the Endowment Community College, St. Paul Hennepin Community College
Bach, dean of the college of choir in singing two classic rale, explained he was looking during his time at North Cen- Community College and the and as a U.S. Army Military
fine arts at North Central. Christmas carols during the forward to performing a song tral. He would like to see this University of Minnesota. Police Specialist.
“We have some very big fes- concert as well. titled Gloria. goal reached within ten years Hutchinson, who will be Brown has been on campus
tival music with brass, organ, North Central Jazz Work- “It’s a really interesting of its launch or by the time joining as Associate Profes- regularly since late in the
piano and percussion… [with] shop ensembles performed in piece because it has a lot of he retires. The endowment sor in Computer Science and fall semester preparing to
some traditional Christmas the atrium prior to the concerts different time signatures – it’s allows contributors to fund Computer Information, has begin teaching. Hutchinson ar-
carols and Christmas songs and for one of the concert in- been a challenge to learn – but specific projects or ideas. The her doctorate degree in Educa- rived at North Central in No-
and a song in Spanish,” Bach terludes. Joshua Tompkins, once you learn it, it’s been re- endowment allows contribu- tion from Capella University. vember to begin her teaching
said. associate professor in the Col- ally fun to start seeing it take Continued on page 2 Hutchinson’s academic back- preparations.

Hope for Dinner
The gospel in action at North Central
Kyle Crowell Dinner is a response to the has provided over 60 thousand encouraged to participate in
gospel. I’m past feeling bad meals for people in Myanmar the event. Chipotle provided
Since 2014 North Cen- for people. The feeling bad and Thailand. This year they all the rice and beans free of
tral has participated in Hope can’t keep up with [the needs set a collective goal of one charge and participants were
for Dinner, an outlet of the of] people.” hundred thousand meals. This encouraged to donate any
non-profit organization Ven- For one week each year, the year’s meals will be going to monetary amount they could
ture, to help provide food and students and faculty of North help the people of Galkeyo, when receiving the food.
medical supplies for people in Central are encouraged to Somalia who were impacted This year, Hope for Dinner
need around the world. This trade their lunch in the caf- by the famine. saw the most student and fac-
year the money raised will eteria for a plate of rice and Enactus, the student-led ulty participation they have
give food and medical sup- beans, donating the monetary business and entrepreneurial had since the initiative began,
plies to the people of Somalia. difference to help feed peo- group on campus, stepped up largely due to the additional
The African nation of Soma- ple in need around the world. this year and took many of the donating in Clay Commons. PHOTO BY: JOSIAH MAYO
lia is no stranger to large-scale By trading a single meal for responsibilities of Hope for While the goal of reaching one North Central partnered with Venture to host the fourth
food shortages and is current- a plate of rice and beans, Pi- Dinner on themselves. hundred thousand meals has Hope for Dinner week-long event in November 2017.
ly going through one of the oneer Foods donates the pro- “The whole event has been not yet been met, this year’s Dinner is an integral piece of eteria, into more of campus
largest and longest famines ceeds to Venture who can turn inverted this year in compar- donations from North Central their mission and has impact- for the first time since its in-
it has faced in years. Lack of each donated meal into 10 ison to how it’s been [run] in exceeded all of the school’s ed tens of thousands of people ception.
food and clean water has also meals plus medical supplies years past,” Lizzie Schaut, En- previous years’ amounts. From since 2014. Both Venture and “The whole event has been
resulted in widespread disease for people in need. actus team member, said. “In North Central’s participa- Enactus urge students to pray inverted this year, in compar-
and the need for medical atten- This year the event ran from the past Venture came and did tion alone, 10,015 meals and for this ministry and the thou- ison to how it’s been [ran] in
tion. There are currently over Monday, Nov. 13 to Friday most of the work with only a $701.50 in medical supplies sands of people it will impact. years past,” Lizzie Schaut, En-
six million people starving and Nov. 17. Although the event few student ambassadors.” was. Enactus and Venture both For more information about actus team member, said, “In
in need of medical help in the has finished at North Central With the Enactus team’s consider this year’s Hope for Venture and their mission, go the past Venture came and did
country. for this year, Venture is still help, they partnered with Dinner event to be a success. to https://venture.org. most of the work with only a
“Caring for the poor and accepting donations from peo- Chipotle and set up another Since 2002, Venture has year and took the respon- few student ambassadors.”
oppressed is not just philan- ple that feel compelled to help. rice and beans area in Clay strived to help people around sibilities of Hope for Dinner With the Enactus team’s
thropy, it’s the gospel,” Paul In the past three years, North Commons where North Cen- the globe with food aid, educa- on themselves. Through the help, they also partnered with
Hurkman, executive director Central, in addition to Cedar tral apartment residents, com- tion and helping to create new efforts of Enactus, the event
of Venture, said. “Hope for Valley Church and Venture, muters and faculty were also disciples of Christ. Hope for was expanded beyond the caf- Continued on page 3
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News The Northerner
Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Chief enrollment officer Phillipps Hall
baton passed on HVAC replacement
Enrollment momentum building for work on schedule
future at North Central Future solutions to be
identified and implemented
Kathryn Hoffland Solidifying best practices within tion moves very slowly, unfortunate-
the enrollment office was a primary ly. A new president with new energy
Effective Nov. 17, Dee McDonald goal as well as creating efficiency and certainly helps. Now the time is right
Ross Miltimore
stepped down from the Chief Enroll- focus within enrollment. McDonald and the opportunity is right in front the use of the new system.
ment Officer position at North Cen- oversaw several offices on campus of us.” Work being done on Phillipps Hall “Facilities Management will be
tral. McDonald had a clear plan of and worked with them to accomplish McDonald emphasized the impor- following the discovery of mold in working with Residence Life once
action to execute during his time in these goals including admissions, fi- tance of building brand awareness for the HVAC system is on schedule and proposed solutions are identified”
this role since arriving in Feb. 2016. nancial aid, marketing, multicultural North Central starting with the Twin the whole process should be com- Vetter said in an email.
and community engagement and uni- Cities including ensuring there is a plete by summer 2018. Mold was The work on the HVAC system is
versity database administration. need for adequate signage on cam- found in the east wing of Phillipps being done in three phases. The first
“Another goal was to turn the pus so people know they are at North Hall during summer 2017 causing 90 phase of replacing the HVAC units on
ship,” McDonald said. “That was Central when walking or driving students to be relocated to Zimmer- the east side of Phillipps Hall will be
accomplished this year, but it was through the area. man House and Mensing Hall for the completed before Christmas break.
accomplished by implementing [best McDonald and his family relo- fall semester. The HVAC units on the west side of
practices and efficiency]. We wanted cated to Southeastern University in According to Jay Vetter, director Phillipps Hall will then be replaced
to get enrollment in a positive direc- Lakeland, Florida in late November. of faculties management and Todd during Christmas break. Implement-
tion where enrollment actually ticked He will be overseeing the process of Monger, executive director of student ing additional solutions will likely be
back up.” building a graduate school at the uni- development there was no health risk completed in the spring or summer of
McDonald credits past leadership versity. to students. 2018.
for decisions made that have now set Andrew Denton, vice president of North Central contracted a me- Incurred expenses of the repair in-
North Central up for continued future university relations, announced Mi- chanical engineer to investigate the cluded demolition, replacement of
growth in the area of enrollment. chael Price, MBA, as the new chief possible causes for the mold. Vetter the units, and building repairs. Addi-
“It takes a long time to make a enrollment officer in a notice to the believes the most likely cause was tional costs were put towards an en-
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change from a Bible college over to North Central community on Novem- humid conditions caused by a com- gineering study and subsequent steps
Dee McDonald stepped down
a comprehensive liberal arts universi- ber 27. Price assumes the position on bination of the showers and open taken to reduce the likelihood of hav-
from his position as Chief Enroll-
ment officer in November 2017. ty,” McDonald said. “Higher educa- Dec. 4. windows. Along with cool pipes and ing this issue happen again.

Annual Songs of
the ducts from the air conditioning, “Approximately 75% of the proj-
this presumably created condensation ect’s expenses will be covered by in-
leading to mold growth. surance,” Jan Haas, interim vice pres-
North Central received recommen- ident of business and finance, said in

the Season concert
dations from the mechanical engineer an email.
on how to prevent this from happen- Because North Central chose to re-
ing again in the future. North Central place the HVAC system rather than

Emphasis on mission and
is also working with their contractors just decontaminating it, additional
on how to implement the suggested expenses were involved. Haas be-

outreach through music
solutions. They are continuing to lieves the investment is important for
work on solutions that will be appli- the health, wellbeing and peace of
cable to students. One recommended mind for students.
continued from page 1 remained empty during the Friday The churches the chorale will serve solution is to increase the gap at the The whole process is set to end this
tors to fund specific projects or ideas. night performance and the Sunday af- at value community outreach. The base of some doors to increase the upcoming spring or summer when
Bach has funding goals for four ar- ternoon performance typically brings churches hope a visiting American amount of airflow when doors are the additional solutions to prevent a
eas: the With One Voice Energizing around 400 attendees. group will attract an audience who shut. North Central is also consider- reoccurrence of mold issues will be
Neighborhoods program (WOVEN), The Concert Chorale is set to travel may otherwise not be interested in ing changing regulations regarding implemented in Phillipps Hall.
technology upgrades and expenses, to Spain during winter break in 2018 attending regular church activities,
the desire to bring guest artists and from Jan. 26 to Feb. 5. This trip ful- Bach explained.
teachers to North Central and student fils part of North Central’s mission “We’re a mission-driv-
mission trips. oriented purpose. The Chorale will en school, we’re a mission-driven
Bach noted that last year few of visit, and perform at, locations such church, and I think people should use
the Lindquist Sanctuary’s 900 seats as Madrid, Valencia and Barcelona. whatever talents they have in a ‘mis-
sion’ sort of a way,” Bach said.

PHOTO BY: ERICKA SURA PHOTO BY: JOSIAH MAYO
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North Central College of Fine Arts hosted its annual Songs of the Season performance on December 1st North Central continues plans to update the HVAC system in
and December 3rd. Phillipps Hall.
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Wednesday, December 6, 2017 News

RAPHIC CREATED BY
ERICKA SURA
On November 7th 2017 Minneapolis held its Mayoral Election.

Frey new mayor of Minneapolis
Grace Lindberg Recent race elects mayor and
new city council members
with 18% of the votes. A total of 16 candidates were on
Jacob Frey, a former city council member of ward the ballot; the remaining 38% of votes was dispersed
3, defeated former mayor Betsy Hodges in November among them.
7, 2017 election. On Frey’s campaigning website, he “Together, Minneapolis, we’ve made real
said, “I want to be your mayor. I’m a Minneapolis City change, and lasting change in our city,” and referred to
Council member, a civil rights attorney, an advocate her time as mayor as “the greatest honor of my life,”
for social justice, and a proud resident of the greatest former mayor Hodges said in an interview with the
city in America.” Star Tribune following the election.
During the campaign, Frey was criticized by many In addition to the mayoral election the city
people as “too young, too ambitious, and not from council seats were chosen as well. The election was
around here…” the Star Tribune reported. held for all thirteen seats within the council.
A total of $1.8 million was poured into the mayoral The results were as follows: Ward 1: Kevin Reich;
race, with candidates using numerous resources for ad- Ward 2: Cam Gordon; Ward 3: Steve Fletcher; Ward
vertisement alone. 4: Phillipe Cunningham; Ward 5: Jeremiah Ellison;
In Minneapolis the voting system is done by Ward 6: Abdi Warsame; Ward 7: Lisa Goodman; Ward
a ranked-choice election. Voters rank up to three candi- 8: Andrea Jenkins; Ward 9: Alondra Cano; Ward 10:
date choices on the ballot for each office. Frey won the Lisa Bender; Ward 11: Jeremy Schroeder; Ward 12:
majority of first choice votes, securing 25%. Follow- Andrew Johnson; and Ward 13: Linea Palmisano. All
PHOTO TAKEN FROM JACOB FREY’S FACEBOOK CAMPAIGN PAGE
ing Frey was Tom Hoch with 19% and Betsy Hodges thirteen new electives are democrat with the exception
Mayor-Elect Jacob Frey sweeps the Minneapolis mayoral election held of Green Party member Cam Gordon.
in November.

Big dreams for students Hope for Dinner
and the Dream Big Fund The gospel in action
at North Central
Opportunity to host events promoting
unity among students continued from page 1 previous years’ amounts. From North
Central’s participation alone, 10,015
Chipotle and set up another rice and meals and $701.50 in medical sup-
Grace Lindberg beans area in Clay Commons where plies was raised for Hope for Dinner.
event goals, and a requested number Big Fund supports such as the Stu- North Central Apartment residents, Both the Enactus and Venture teams
The Dream Big Fund has been in of funds to the student government dent Activity Committee and Render. commuters and faculty were also en- consider this year a great success.
place for the last 8 to 10 years, but executive board. The members of the “The goal is to have students em- couraged to participate in the event. Since 2002, Venture has strived to
is fairly unknown and rarely used. board will review the student’s ideas powered to empower others,” Hunt- Chipotle provided all the rice and help people around the globe with
The goal of this fund supply funding with them, ask questions, and figure er Costello, student body president, beans free of charge and participants food aid, education, and helping to
for creative projects designed to de- out important details. said. were encouraged to donate any mon- create new disciples of Christ. Hope
velop unity within the student body One upcoming project supported New applications and petitions are etary amount they can when receiv- for Dinner is an integral piece in their
at North Central. A total of $3,500 is by the Dream Big Fund is the Render allowed every month. Throughout the ing the food. mission and has impacted tens of
available for student grants for proj- Christm‘ish’ party scheduled for Dec. year there are numerous opportuni- This year Hope for Dinner saw the thousands of people since 2014.
ects across campus. 8. The event organizers received a ties to apply for this grant money and most student and faculty participation Both Venture and Enactus urge stu-
Any student is able to apply for a $1,000 grant to create a free event for make something happen. they have ever had since its begin- dents to pray for this ministry and the
grant to fund ideas for bringing the students to come together to celebrate “It bridges gaps,” Costello said, ning, largely due to the additional do- thousands of people it will impact.
campus together. Grant applications the Christmas season. “and the committee is always looking nating in Clay Commons. While the For more information about Venture
can be found in the student life tab on Money for the fund is supplied for students [to apply].” goal of reaching one hundred thou- and their mission, go to https://ven-
Skyline or through campus resident from an amount of money factored sand meals between has not yet been ture.org.
directors. After submitting an appli- into students’ tuition costs. A small met, this year’s donations from North
cation, students present a layout of percentage goes into a fund for stu- Central exceeded all of the school’s
the idea or event, projected numbers, dent life activities which the Dream
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Opinion The Northerner
Wednesday, November 16, 2016

iPhone X Review: The same, but different
Josiah Mayo
without AppleCare + to fix an iPhone computer chip technology.
The iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X were X screen, which is higher than the Battery life is great. Coming from
debuted by Apple at their newly $169 cost of fixing an iPhone 8, ac- the iPhone 7 Plus that has a long-last-
opened Apple Park in Cupertino, cording to the Verge. ing battery, I could comfortably get
California Sept. 12. In many ways Display through a whole day without search-
the new iPhone line-up is a leap for- The iPhone X sports an almost ing for a charger with the iPhone X.
ward for Apple, but where the tech- bezel-less screen on the front of the Cameras
nology giant truly shines is with it’s device. This is the first time Apple The iPhone X’s dual-camera set-
announcement of their completely has made the transition to the OLED up on the rear is virtually unchanged
re-designed smartphone: iPhone X. screen technology that has been used from last year’s iPhone 7 Plus. Each
I have had the iPhone X in my in many Samsung smartphones. camera has 12 megapixel sensors,
hands since launch day, giving me the OLED screens are more energy effi- one with telephoto capabilities for
chance to test out the $1,000 smart- cient by giving every pixel the ability optical zoom up to 2x and digital
phone and get to know it’s quirks to turn on and off while the display zoom up to 10x. The iPhone X has a
and delights. There are many things is on, which allows for brighter col- slight improvement over the iPhone 8
to love about Apple’s flagship smart- ors and truer blacks to emanate from Plus with optical image stabilization
phone and there’s few things which the display. The iPhone X’s screen in both cameras, versus only one in
may be drawbacks for some long- goes edge-to-edge with the frame of the iPhone 8 Plus. This is a big deal
time iPhone users. the phone, making images and video for camera lovers and is excellent for
Design enjoyable. video. The camera’s biggest upgrade
The design of the iPhone X imme- I can’t talk about the display with- lies in the greatly improved image
diately stands out from the iPhone 8 out talking about the obtrusive ‘notch’ processor. I’ve found the iPhone X
and 8 Plus. The re-design is a breath that protrudes at the top of the smart- can take very impressive low-light PHOTO BY: JOSIAH MAYO
of fresh air compared to the out-dat- phone. At first glance, it’s hard not to photos for a smartphone camera.
Apple released their newest edition to their iPhone family on November
ed, aluminum slab design that has notice. After using the device I got so The front-facing camera on the 3rd, 2017.
been touted by Apple since the iP- accustomed to it that it didn’t bother iPhone X has a 7 megapixel sensor now uses your face to unlock your this boost in security, people are very
hone 6. me in day-to-day use. For those that that features the new Portrait Light- phone and make payments with Ap- skeptical of how secure it can be.
The iPhone X features an all-glass love watching video on their iPhones, ing mode for taking selfies with an ple Pay, Apple’s contactless payment Media outlets have reported on the
design with glass on the front and the ‘notch’ can definitely be annoy- array of light effects to choose from, service. The gold standard for mo- possibilities of duping the facial rec-
back of the phone. The frame is made ing. It cuts into the canvas and can including a stage light effect. Portrait bile security, Touch ID, has been the ognition technology with face masks
of surgical-grade stainless steel. Steel block your view of the content when Mode was a new feature introduced fastest and most secure way to pro- and people who are identical twins.
is a much-welcomed design change, in landscape view. I definitely can tell last year in the iPhone 7 Plus that tect your most valuable information. The iPhone X brings welcomed
as it is much harder than aluminum that the iPhone X was designed as a creates a depth effect around a person Apple has now developed their own excitement to an otherwise boring
and gives a nice weight to the body of phone to be primarily used in portrait or object. Right now, the front-facing technology that uses an infrared dot iPhone 8 line-up. The screen is gor-
the phone so it’s solid in your hands. view. Portrait Mode doesn’t work very well projector to scan and identify 30,000 geous and the smartphone feels great
Apple claims that the glass used in Hardware and blurs out hair and the edges of points on your face. in the hand. The iPhone X was built
their new iPhone line-up is the hard- The iPhone line-up features one of your face. This can be fixed in later Conclusion with the future in mind. It has a lot
est glass ever in a smartphone. This the fastest, if not the fastest smart- software updates. Virtual and aug- Apple claims that Face ID is much of room to grow, but Apple produced
statement likely refers to the durabil- phone processing units ever. The mented reality are becoming more more secure than Touch ID. They a solid first-generation device and is
ity of the glass in drop incidents and new A11 Bionic processing chip was popular in smartphones and the new say there’s a one in 50,000 chance promoting the iPhone X as the “fu-
not its resistance to scratches. I would made for the future. It has an all-new iPhone line-up sports new abilities to someone can unlock your iPhone ture of the smartphone.” We will just
still recommend using a screen pro- neural engine that allows for facial make applications come to life. with their fingerprint on Touch ID. have to see what Apple does next.
tector to prevent scratches and break- recognition technology. Apple con- Face ID With Face ID, Apple says there’s a
age. Apple has set a premium of $279 tinues to push the limits of current Apple’s all-new security standard one in 1,000,000 chance. Even with Rating: 9/10

Why Super Mario Odyssey is the Game of the Year
How Nintendo leveled up their superstar mascot
per stylish. In Super Mario Odyssey, to send Mario farther than ever be-
Mario’s cap is lost and Cappy takes fore. With the use of the Nintendo
its place. Switch’s motion controls, players can
Cappy is a ghost hat that has the flick, shake and twist their controllers
ability to transform into any possible to intuitively navigate the many puz-
styled hat. More interestingly, and the zles.
more appealing part in a gameplay In order to progress through the
perspective, is Cappy’s ability to also Kingdoms, Mario must fuel his ship,
possess anything it lands upon. Mario the Odyssey, with Power Moons.
can throw Cappy onto hatless ene- Power Moons are collected through
mies to possess and take their shape, numerous challenges. It truly is a
size and power. While that may sound jam-packed experience that will keep
spooky, it’s actually a lot of fun. you coming back for more.
Throughout the game you explore The orchestral score is a marvelous
various Kingdoms, and in one of the joy to listen to. Along with that there
very first Kingdoms you encounter a are beautiful vistas, wacky charac-
PHOTO VIA MYNINTENDO. group of frogs. If you throw Cappy ter designs and even more magical,
Super Mario Odyssey takes the Super Mario formula and evolves it in virtually every way. It’s available on the onto a frog, Mario is able to enter the charming moments and design choic-
Nintendo Switch home gaming console. body of the frog and jump much high- es that will put a smile on anyone’s
Kazden Risk expanded the boundaries and expec- rations from the NES era of Mario er. Not only does this open up new face, child and adult alike.
In the past three decades, Mario has tations of Mario with Super Mario games as well as the 3D releases. One areas to explore, but it allows you to Super Mario Odyssey is not only
become a worldwide icon for video Odyssey, they’ve managed to raise moment you’re wandering around an re-explore previous areas that you one of the best games of the year,
gaming. With Super Mario Bros. on the bar for how all games should be open, jungle-themed obstacle course couldn’t reach normally. This pattern but it’ll go down as one of the great-
the Nintendo Entertainment System handled. Super Mario Odyssey is a with full control of a 3D Mario, and of breaking the conventions of Mario est games of all time. It is the perfect
(NES), his franchise set a precedent masterpiece of a game, fit for the title the next moment you crawl into a level design is echoed throughout culmination of immersive gameplay
for how 2-dimensional platforming of Game of the Year. pipe and you’re inside the a wall. all of the Kingdoms, with Mario be- controls, captivating music, stunning
should work. Later, with Super Ma- Super Mario Odyssey is a game While instances like that are neat, ing granted the power to turn into a visuals and an undefinable charm.
rio 64, Nintendo established the stan- that builds upon its predecessors in the real hook to this new adventure is T-Rex, a Chain Chomp and even a It’ll not only satisfy gamers who have
dard for 3D platformers with smooth virtually every way. While Nintendo Mario’s trusty new sidekick and hat, manhole cover. been Mario fans for years, it’ll make
physics and the constant incentive to marketed it as a continuation of the Cappy. For decades Mario’s cap has That’s not even the limit to what new gamers Mario fans for decades
collect another Power Star to save gameplay styles found within Super been a symbol for himself and Nin- Cappy can do. With well-timed to come.
Princess Peach from the clutches of Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine, tendo as well, but never really has it throws and jumps, players can chain
Bowser. Now, not only has Nintendo there are callbacks and direct inspi- had much meaning besides being su- together combinations of maneuvers
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Opinion
Wednesday, November 16, 2016

CHRISTMAS POLL RESULTS

The Northerner staff
wanted to know your
Christmas preferences,
now we’re sharing the
results with you.
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Variety The Northerner
Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Money saving tips for the shopaholic
Budgeting hacks for the every-day college student
Samantha Bergum

Being a college student can some-
times be a struggle. We are expected
to pay bills and live on our own soon
after leaving home for school. There
are a million expectations, that not
everyone knows how to handle. For
the time being, there may be a few
answers to every college student’s
problems.
There are a few different life hacks
to saving money as you survive col-
lege. The first is for coffee, the Band-
Aid for many college students’ mo-
tivation. The second one is for new
clothes, where it’s possible for you
can get new, trendy styles on a bud-
get.
There is a cure for the coffee lov-
er with slim a pocketbook. As fun as
cute coffee shops can be, let’s talk
basic. Starbucks is your answer–there
are so many drinks that taste the same
as an expensive, “frou-frou” drink.
For instance, if you love a good
white mocha, try an Americano with
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New Social Work Professor Mallory Knipe comes back to her roots
School of Social and Behavioral Sciences welcomes a new face
Meghan Bishop
fastest growing program on campus, “A lot of students are finding that
Mallory Knipe is North Central’s according to North Central’s admis- they can go into clinical counseling if
new social work program director. sions department. “We are a very new they go on to get their MSW. That’s
She started on campus at the begin- major. We have only been accredited what people don’t realize, is that you
ning of the 2017 fall semester. for a couple years now, so we are still can be a clinical counselor in social
Knipe had been working in higher kind of in that stage where we are work,” Knipe said. Students can go
education at Wisconsin state univer- building the program,” Knipe said. on to get their master’s degree in one
sities for a couple of years before “What North Central’s PR team has year after getting their BSW from
choosing to apply for a position at found when they go to youth conven- North Central. When one achieves
North Central. While working at the tions and state fairs to promote the their MSW they can go on to work in
University of Wisconsin Eau Claire school is that the two main programs clinics as a therapist.
last year, she was told about North that students were considering that Next year the School of Social and
Central possibly having an open so- we didn’t have were nursing and so- Behavioral Sciences is planning to
cial work teaching position for 2017. cial work,” Knipe said. start a social work student associa-
“I had been interested in teaching North Central adding a social work tion. “Psychology students currently
at North Central for a while. I real- program will potentially allow more have Psi Chi,” Knipe said. Psi Chi
ly desired to teach in a setting where PHOTO PROVIDED BY MALLORY KNIPE high school students to choose North is an honors society for psychology
I could incorporate faith with my North Central welcomes Mallory Knipe, the new social work program Central. “Now that we have a social students.
teaching and emphasize the Christian director, to the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences. work major and more students are “Social work students can be a
faith within the institution,” Knipe finding out that we have it; I think part of Psi Chi,” Knipe said. “But
said. “That’s obviously something campus, so it just kind of fit,” Knipe (BA) in Biblical Studies from Trinity that our program will continue to now social work will have their own
that I didn’t have in Eau Claire.” said. Bible College. Continuing her edu- grow,” Knipe said. program specifically for social work
Knipe chose to pursue her higher Knipe was born in the Twin Cities cation, she completed her Master of According to Knipe, some of the students to be able to do special train-
education at Trinity Bible College. “I and had been looking for a job that Social Work (MSW) at the University most prominent career fields for a ings, bring in guest speakers, have
played basketball here [North Cen- could bring her back to the area for a of Oklahoma and is currently a doc- social work major are foster care conversations about difficult issues,
tral] when I was at Trinity. I was on while. “I had been looking at coming toral candidate at the University of or adoption agencies, school social do fund raising for certain projects or
the basketball team, so we came here back to my roots,” Knipe said. St. Catherine – St. Thomas. work, criminal justice and clinical just get involved more in the commu-
a lot. I was very familiar with the Knipe earned her Bachelor of Arts Social work is North Central’s third social work. nity.”
7
The Northerner
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 Variety
A Golden Ticket to NCU’s Willy Wonka
Rave reviews come after latest theater performance
Samantha Bergum and Meghan
Bishop

Many numbers of the North Central
community look forward to the the-
atre department’s productions each
semester. This year they brought a
childhood favorite of many to life,
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Fac-
tory. North Central Theatre put on a
re-enactment of Roald Dahl’s Willy
Wonka. People got a musical twist of
a classic film.
Willy Wonka ran from Nov. 10
through Nov. 19. The performance
went on for two weekends with many
sold out shows. The cast was very di-
verse, with actors even in age.
“There were many people involved
with the show who have never done
theatre before. But that’s what makes
it educational theatre,” said North
Central senior Cameron Cornell.
Wayne Matthews, assistant professor PHOTO PROVIDED BY ALISA JOHNSON
of fine arts at North Central, directed North Central’s theatre program solid “golden tickets” to their production of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
the production.
Some of the cast was from Marana- to put on a stunning production,” Willy Wonka,” Cornell said. “I nev- at North Central,” Cornell said. “It’s ed experience to add to the set and
tha Christian Academy with actors Cornell said. er want to copy another artist, so I been a privilege getting to perform at props.
as young as sixth grade. A student It was a light-hearted show filled did my best to bring a fresh take to North Central under Wayne’s direc- “The production ended up being a
from Maranatha Christian Academy with humor along the way. Cornell the part that would be true to Roald tion and with some of the finest peo- huge blast.” Cornell said. “Incredible
played Charlie Bucket, a high de- played the lead, Willy Wonka, and Dahl’s original story.” ple I’ve ever met.” crowds, the cast was so unified - truly
mand role. gave the show a lot of life and fun Cornell graduates from North Cen- Overall the show was one that is a family, and kids who saw the show
“Professor Matthews is amazing right from the beginning. tral in early December. “It was very worth noting. The play used video got to experience the magic of the-
and taught a group of new actors how “I was thrilled and terrified to play emotional doing my final production projection to help create an animat- atre. What could be better?”

FINNEGANS and Kraus-Anderson
work on new brewery headquarters
New social space hope to draw new leaders to
Elliot Park community
Ethan Krohn Impact Hub MSP, an international
Down the street from North Cen- network of community co-working
tral, between Portland Ave. and 5th and social incubator spaces, to help
Ave., FINNEGANS Microbrewery accomplish this dream. “The Impact
and Kraus-Anderson Construction is Hub brings a global network, and is
continuing work on what has been an established community of entre-
nicknamed “the brewtel.” preneurs, activists, creatives and pro-
The FINNEGANS House will fessionals to take collaborative action
become the new headquarters for and drive positive change in MSP and
FINNEGANS, a brewery company. beyond” Nelson said.
Along with the Finnegan’s headquar- As FINNEGANS grows they hope
ters, the complex will have a 17-story to have a greater impact on the com-
apartment building, a park, a sev- munity they have been part of for
en-story boutique hotel and the new nearly 20 years.
FINNEGANS microbrewery, accord- “Having said this, the project is
ing to The Growler Magazine. deeply rooted in Elliot Park and we
FINNEGANS was founded with are most excited about working with
community in mind “Jacquie [Ber- neighbors, neighborhood business-
glund, CEO and Co-Founder of FIN- es and organizations,” Nelson said.
NEGANS] had a vision to create not “One piece of this, in partnership
just a brewery, but an ecosystem of with EPNI and Neighborhood Devel-
businesses where the sum is greater opment Center, our goal is to grow
than its parts both in impact in our and support new entrepreneurs within
community and in experience for Elliot Park.”
guests visiting,” said Tricia Nelson, The taproom is planned to open in
head of sales development and com- March 2018 with the Impact Hub and
munity relations at FINNEGANS. FINNovation Lab opening the fol-
In their pursuit of building a com- lowing month.
munity space for leaders, FINNEG-
ANS is including a co-working space,
dubbed the FINNovation Lab, in their PHOTO BY: ETHAN KROHN

new space. As well as partnering with Elliot Park welcomes new business, FINNEGANS House, to the neighborhood.
8

Athletics The Northerner
Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Rams look to fill Voigt’s shoes
New additions change men’s basketball
team dynamic
Ross Anderson
Last year Voigt averaged 16.6 points on the starting five, which will open
The men’s basketball team began per game while shooting 38.3% from up opportunities for not just him, but
their season with the goal of winning three. With the addition of two new the rest of the team as well.
the conference championship, but are sophomores post players, 6’7” Roy Aside from Lewis, the entire start-
looking to find a way to compensate Mack and 6’4” A.J. McGrew, the ing five is 6’3” or taller. Cline be-
for the loss of last season’s leading scoring looks to be evenly divided lieves this size will play to their ad-
scorer Travis Voigt, who left North this year. vantage when it comes to distributing
Central after last season. “We have a lot of bigs that can score the scoring amongst the starters and
The Rams return three starters from inside and out,” Cline said. “Which aid them in fulfilling their goal of a
last year: senior Joel Cline, junior Jar- will make teams have to guard more conference championship.
PHOTO BY: ERICKA SURA
ed High and senior C.J. Lewis. Aside than two or three of our guys.” Although the team is still young
NCU’s Men’s basketball took the court in a 122-84 loss to Nebraska
from those three players the rest of Cline believes a shift in culture and learning how to play together,
Wesleyan for a home game on Friday November 17th.
the team will look very different. from last year to this year will play a Cline believes once they hit their
“New guys will be in the lineup crucial role in the Rams’ success. stride they’ll be a prominent force in Last year the Rams finished with exciting season.
and have to step up,” Cline said. “We “It’s a different vibe,” Cline said. the conference. an overall record of 8-16 and a con- The Rams are 1-4 this season, with
have a good mix of freshman and “We have a lot of guys around the “As the season progresses I think ference record of 4-12. Despite their the sole win coming against “onfer-
transfers and we’re all still learning same age, which I think is part of it’s important for us to get that main struggles, the Rams’ future looks ence opponent Moody Bible Insti-
how to play together.” the reason we’re such a close-knit goal,” Cline said. “And that main bright. Plenty of new players means tute on Dec. 2. High leads the team
The team will need to find a way group.” goal for us this year is to take home a new dynamic, and their developing on offense, averaging 14.0 points per
to divide out Voigt’s responsibilities. Lewis is the only true point guard conference.” team chemistry should make for an game and 5.2 rebounds per game.

Women’s basketball affected by two major injuries
The team’s response shows positivity for the remainder of the season

PHOTO BY: ERICKA SURA
The Rams lost 71-43 to Nebraska Wesleyan in a Nov. 17
home game.
Marissa Gruening Players have stepped up to help
During a Nov. 8 exhibition game contribute to the missing production.
against St. Catherine University, Brunner spoke of the team’s humility,
hosted by North Central to raise selflessness and understanding that
funds for hurricane relief, sophomore no player is “bigger than the team.”
captain Annabel Morrisroe broke her “Every player has stood out to me
tibula, an injury which required sea- in one way or another,” Brunner said.
son-ending surgery. “Each player will play an important
“Losing Annabel was a huge blow role for us this season and having
for us,” head coach Paul Brunner said players embrace these roles will play
in an email. “But I have loved my a big factor in how well we play.”
team’s response. I believe Annabel Just over 75 percent of the women’s
is the best post player in our confer- basketball team is new to North Cen- PHOTO BY: ERICKA SURA
ence.” tral and the atmosphere of Division NCU’s women’s basketball faced off with Nebraska Wesleyan for a home game on Friday November 17th.
Morrisroe averaged 15.5 points per III basketball. They have jumped into
game and 10.8 rebounds per game the #AllIn mentality that Brunner has and keeping each other accountable The Rams use step-by-step actions during every single possession and
in her freshman season. She led the made as the team’s motto. is what helps this program succeed,” to take on their goals. The leadership play together.
UMAC in rebounding, with the play- Brunner has established four pillars Swanson said in an email. of the three returners has helped the The Rams are 2-2 this season, with
er following her lead averaging 9.9 for the team: faith, family, future and Brunner says that he expects his team. The new players are eager to wins against Oak Hills Christian and
rebounds per game. basketball. He wants the players to be team to exemplify love, care, service learn and become students of the Illinois Tech. Freshman Alexandria
Following Morrisroe’s injury, se- “all-in” with their actions and words and to glorify the Lord in all that they game. This mentality is important to Lindsay is averaging 5.3 rebounds
nior captain Lizzy Swanson injured as they apply the pillars in their lives. do. Academics are also important to the Rams as they faced two major in- per game, leading the team.
to her hamstring. Though her recov- Swanson, Morrisroe and senior Haley the team’s success. juries to the team. “Our goal is to go 1-0 every game,”
ery time is a few weeks, the Rams Modahl are the only three returners “My expectation is that we nev- Brunner is using the non-confer- Brunner said. “It is to fall in love with
will miss the 2016-17 UMAC scor- on the team. They are modeling the er settle for anything other than our ence games as preparation for confer- the process and get better every day.”
ing leader. Swanson averaged 19.6 pillars to the rest of the team. best, both on and off the court,” ence matchups. He expects his play-
points per game. “Being great teammates, friends Brunner said. ers to make the hustle plays, compete

New men’s and women’s tennis coach announced
Experienced high school coach to begin new future for NCU tennis
am grateful for and beyond thrilled high school coaching experience. She Johnson told ncurams.com. “I look they competed in. After postponing
Christian Morris
about,” Tuff told ncurams.com in No- is also an active player, competing forward to watching our programs’ two meets and forfeiting the next four
Director of athletics Greg Johnson vember. “I look forward to creating a through Tennis Link and the USTA continued growth under her leader- due to lack of participation, the rest of
announced Carin Tuff as the new positive and competitive culture and Northern League, where she holds a ship.” the men’s 2017 season was canceled.
men’s and women’s tennis coach on continuously striving for improve- 4.5 player rating. The Rams’ tennis programs face The men’s and women’s seasons
Nov. 1. ment in all that we do on and off and “Carin brings a well-rounded back- an uphill climb. The women’s team kick off at home against Crown Col-
“Grabbing the baton and leading the court.” ground in her sport, faith and life to went 1-12 in 2017, with the lone win lege on March 17.
the charge in building the tennis Tuff has never coached at the col- North Central to lead our men’s and coming against Minnesota Morris.
program at NCU is an opportunity I lege level, but she has five years of women’s tennis student-athletes,” The men’s team lost the only meet