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Raiders fall to top-ranked Morningside

The Northwestern women’s basketball team fell 75-62 against NAIA No. 1 Morningside on Wednesday, Jan. 21. The Raiders skid to a 5-6 record in the GPAC and 11-9 overall. The Raiders saw themselves in an early 7-0 hole, but fought back to bring the score to a single point following a layup by junior guard more »

PHOTO BY JAKE AUERBACH Northwestern now owns the half block of Arizona Avenue closest to campus, and has begun plans for using the space in future campus construction.

NW gains new ground

Over the last couple of years Northwestern’s campus has been home to many exciting changes. Construction, demolition and remodeling have all helped students and Orange City residents alike see a rapid evolution of the campus landscape. Some of the most recent changes have been the construction of the DeWitt Learning Commons and the remodeling of more »

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Japanese students come to campus

Many Northwestern students who returned from Christmas break easily resumed their schedules and routines. But some students who arrived on campus earlier this month encountere completely foreign experiences. On Jan. 9, a group of 13 Japanese students from Meiji Gakuin High School in Tokyo, Japan, arrived in the United States. Four days later, on Jan. more »

PHOTO BY SHELBY MAZNIO Nicole Montgomery publishes her poem in the Valparaiso Universities online literary journal.

Student writers at NW publish work

As 2014 came to a close, several Northwestern students received exciting news that didn’t include the end of finals, surprise family Christmas vacations or uncommonly warm winter temperatures. Students across NW’s campus were receiving emails saying that their writing had been chosen for publication. When Professor Samuel Martin encouraged his Intro to Narrative and Verse more »

PHOTO BY CLARISSA OEHLER NW students involved in the Gianni Schicci’s opera take part in dress rehearsal for their upcoming show.

NW music department presents annual opera

Every four years, Northwestern Heritage Singers put on an opera. They invite community members and students to come and listen to a unique music experience. Early in the summer, Thomas Holm, the ensemble’s director, chose Gianni Schicci for the group to perform. Schicci’s opera is based in Florence, Italy in the 1800s. In the midst more »

Arts & Culture

‘The Wedding Ringer:’A bromantic flop that needs to stop

Doug Harris is an average guy. He has a nice apartment and a stable job but describes himself as never being noticed by women. Despite this self-doubt, Harris is getting married to the woman of his dreams. There is only one problem; he doesn’t have any friends to be in his wedding. “The Wedding Ringer” more »


Quirky student New Year’s resolutions

Quirky student New Year’s resolutions

Whether students are ready for it or not, 2015 has arrived. With a new year beginning, students have been in forming New Year’s resolutions. Although a great deal of Northwestern students have stuck with the classic goals of eating healthier and working out more — or perhaps do not have a resolution at all — more »


Student celebrates Christmas year-round

The Christmas season seems to come earlier and earlier each year. Just days after Halloween, Wal-Mart was flooded with tinsel and Christmas ornaments, and Orange City’s main street streamed with decorations. Even Northwestern’s campus is welcoming the early Christmas season with music and sweaters. However, for some people an “early” Christmas season doesn’t exist. “Former more »


Sincerely, Miss Sensitive

Dear All Who Have Called Me Sensitive and All Who Are Like Me, Yes, I’ve cried in a class before. Not like the weeping-and-gnashing-of-teeth type of crying, but the silent, painful tears-streaming-down-my-face kind. The topic of discussion had hit a nerve, and I couldn’t keep talking when my heart was breaking. So, I responded in more »


Track makes stellar debut

The Red Raider track and field team made their season debut at the Dordt Open last Saturday and walked away with a pair of first place finishes and seven national qualifying marks. Senior Karen Ettleman leaped her way to a first place finish at the meet and an NAIA automatic mark with a long jump more »