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February 2014

Panhellenic Council promotes scholarship

Feb 19, 2014

The month of February is designated by the National Panhellenic Conference as Month of the Scholar. Here at Ohio Northern, the Panhellenic Council is hard at work to promote scholarship and academic standards of excellence for all campus women. 

Cultural conversation delves into thug label, Bieber, Richard Sherman

Feb 19, 2014

Thug life. We hear this phrase being thrown around in the media, movies and music, but what exactly does it represent? 

At February's cultural conversation hour, the topic of "thug life" was brought up, and a comparison was made between Justin Beiber and Richard Sherman- both young adults who had been receiving a great deal of attention in the media recently.

Filmmaker Ya'Ke Smith to speak on filmworks, black culture and honest reflections

Feb 19, 2014

As part of Black History Month, the Office of Multicultural Development is hosting Mr. Ya'Ke Smith, an award-winning and renowned filmmaker. He will be speaking on the topic of "Art Reflecting Life, Life Reflecting Art: Cinema as a Social Tool" in the McIntosh Activities room on Thursday Feb. 20 from 7-9:30 p.m.

Smith will be discussing his work as a filmmaker, and his attempts at debunking negative stereotypes and exposing truths. 

ONU holds forum on foreign drone warfare

Feb 19, 2014

On Thursday, Feb. 13, ONU’s chapter of Phi Beta Delta, the Department of History, Politics and Justice and CASE (Committee on the Arts and Special Events) presented a forum titled “Drone Welfare: Legality, Morality, Utility” in the Dicke Forum. The forum included an excerpt from the documentary “Unmanned America: Drone Wars” which was followed by discussion and debate by Dr. Michael W. Lewis and Dr. John B. Quigley. 

Tax services free through VITA

Feb 19, 2014

Starting on Feb. 11 and lasting until April 10, the James F. Dicke College of Business Administration is offering free income tax help on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Dicke Hall 140. 

Business students enrolled in the Business College are participating in VITA – Voluntary Income Tax Assistance, which gives free income tax assistance to low-to-moderate income individuals (generally $52,000 a year and below). The students will be offering assistance to clients. 

Fall in Love films for you and your Valentine

Feb 12, 2014 - Comments: 0

Valentine’s Day is this Friday and for several people, this means that it’s time to spend the day with their significant other to focus on their love for each other. One way to enjoy Valentine’s Day is to watch a few classic and new romantic films. Here’s a quick list of suggestions to consider for this Valentine’s Day.

10 ways to make single a success on Valentine's Day

Feb 12, 2014 - Comments: 0

So you are dateless for Valentine's Day. Who cares? Valentine's Day is practically a Hallmark holiday, anyway. If you do find yourself without a date this Friday, let me offer up some suggestions for the single life:

1. Have a party on Valentine's Day where you invite all your other single friends over and spend the night playing Mario cart, eating pizza and watching subpar movies on Netflix

NBA All-Star Weekend preview

Feb 12, 2014

One of the best nights in sports is approaching and a full weekend of events is almost upon us with the NBA’s All-Star Weekend festivities from New Orleans. One reason it is such a great event is because there is so much going on each day, each more exciting than the last. This year will have a star studded lineup featured for many of the events at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans.

College basketball report and awards

Feb 12, 2014

We are currently about one month away from the NCAA Men’s basketball tournament. On March 16, the selection committee will compile the complete field of 68 teams who will begin their quest for Arlington, Texas, and the Final Four. While there are still a lot of things that can happen between now and then, some things are starting to take shape. Most teams have between seven and 10 games remaining and then their respective conference tournaments. However, if the season were to end today, here is how I see it shaking out: (All stats and records are as of Feb. 8)

Missed the other commercials? Here's the full round-up.

Feb 12, 2014

For sports fans, the Super Bowl, as the grand finale of the National Football League season, is a major highlight of each year. But even for many people who have little interest in football, the annual game is well worth watching. That is clear from the viewership figures of Super Bowl XLVIII, in which the Seattle Seahawks defeated the Denver Broncos 43-8. It was "the most-watched television event in U.S. history," with 111.5 million viewers, according to CBS News.

"America the Beautiful?" Coke’s Super Bowl commercial

Feb 12, 2014

We saw a puppy forging a friendship with a horse, a guy losing his mind while in a Doritos time machine, the 80’s calling Radio Shack for their store back and a look into the amazing developments in the field of technology. These are just some of the many commercials that aired during the big game. We all know that when it comes to the Super Bowl, commercials are a big deal.

After all, companies pay millions of dollars in order to get a coveted spot in between the plays. It has become so big that there are even commercials for the commercials! 

Sochi welcomes the world at Opening Ceremony

Feb 12, 2014

On Thursday, February 6, the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia began, but on Friday, February 7, the celebration of the beginning of an athletic journey for athletes across the world was presented for hundreds of people. 

Russia decided to reflect on its past greatness and hopes for future glory in the opening ceremony, with beautiful fireworks and symbols representing the country. 

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