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Coffee: liquid gold or nasty, bitter water?

In life, there are two kinds of people: those who drink coffee and those who do not. The spectrum varies immensely: some love coffee, others drink it simply to stay awake. Some drink coffee with creamer, and others drink it black. Some cannot stand the taste, some love the taste and others learn to tolerate more »

Enrollment Rises

The number of students enrolled at Northwestern in the 2016 fall semester is up from previous years. From the fall of 2014 to the fall of 2015, enrollment only increased by five students. Since then, enrollment has increased by 50 students. With this increase from the fall of 2015 to the fall of 2016, the more »

VanDerWerff back in the race

Jeff VanDerWerff, professor of political science at Northwestern, is back in the running for state representative of House District 4. In the June 7 primary, VanDerWerff ran against Kevin Van Otterloo of Rock Valley and Skyler Wheeler of Orange City. Wheeler came out as the Republican nominee, winning 44 percent of the vote. VanDerWerff had more »

Labor Day brings change at NW

  This past weekend, for the first time in over 40 years, the Northwestern community had the Labor Day holiday off. This change came about after consideration from the Administrative Council. In the past several years, students, faculty and staff have expressed the desire to have the holiday off, and the Administration Council decided it more »

Don’t Forgette

After 21 years at Northwestern, current Dean of Faculty Dr. Adrienne Forgette will be leaving to take a new position at San Juan College in Farmington, New Mexico. Forgette came to NW in 1995 to take the position of Assistant Professor of Psychology. “This job was God’s provision for me at a very difficult time more »

Van Es and the trees art show

Senior Caitlyn Van Es recently presented her senior art show on the second floor of the Old Factory coffee shop. The show, titled “me & trees,” contained several pieces bringing to life Caitlyn’s fascination of nature. The show’s opening reception was on Monday, March 21, and it ran through the middle of this week. “Obviously more »