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December 2015

Thank you, Kobe

Dec 17, 2015 - Comments: 0

On November 29, Kobe Bryant announced to the world that he would be retiring from the game of basketball. He did it poetically, through a release from The Player’s Tribune, which has become an increasingly popular outlet for athletes to turn to when they want to express themselves.

Ayling conducts final Christmas concert

Dec 17, 2015 - Comments: 0

ONU University Singers and Chamber Singers Director Benjamin Ayling reflects on his final holiday concert as an ONU professor. Ayling plans to retire after teaching for five years at ONU.

Being openly gay at ONU: Turnea finds his way

Dec 16, 2015 - Comments: 0

Dominic Turnea is a freshman Marketing major at ONU. Despite many obstacles, both mental and verbal, Turnea thrives at Ohio Northern as an openly gay student. He is a member of Phi Mu Delta, the IFC, Circle K and the Open Doors Program.

Polar Bear Parents: How four students balance school and parenthood

Dec 15, 2015 - Comments: 0
(From left to right) Seniors Devon Price, Blake Lundy, Emily Runser and Christian Rupe all have one thing in common: they are all parents. (Northern Review collage/ Grant Pepper)

Devon Price, Blake Lundy, Emily Runser and Christian Rupe are all seniors at Ohio Northern, and they are also all parents. Becoming parents at an early age has helped them mature quickly, as they have to balance school and parenthood.

Justin Courtney pursues dreams as a singer

Dec 15, 2015 - Comments: 0

Justin Courtney has led an interesting life in music. He has released four albums - two of them digitally. While he loves to sing, Courtney prefers to help people as the director of Residence Life, while pursuing his love of music on the side. 

Gaudete prepares Ohio Northern community for holiday season

Dec 14, 2015 - Comments: 0
The ONU Wind Orchestra prepares for its performance Saturday evening (Northern Review photo/Kasy Long)

Ohio Northern University's Department of Music presented its annual Gaudete holiday concert on Dec. 12 inside the Freed Center for the Performing Arts. The ONU Wind & Symphony Orchestras combined for a joint-concert event.

Playing smarter, not harder

Dec 14, 2015 - Comments: 0

As someone who played youth football, starting when I was in second grade (seven years old), I can empathize with those who want to keep it. I can understand the perspective of those who want their son or daughter to experience what I did- practicing under the lights, scoring touchdowns, and being allowed to hit somebody without getting in trouble.

Youth football helped me fall in love with the game, and fall in love with sports in general. It was the gateway to my athletic career.

Gun Violence In America: A Monotonous Trance

Dec 13, 2015 - Comments: 0
(photo/ Washington Post)

As of December 2 – the day of the San Bernardino massacre – there have been 334 days in the year to date and 353 public gun attacks. Yes, you are reading that correctly. The number of mass shootings in the U.S. is more than just sickening; it is humiliating.

No matter your stance on gun control, if you think this is an issue that doesn’t need to be addressed, think again. Between 1998 and 2013 more than 150,000 Americans have been killed in gun homicides – almost three Vietnams –, and we have done… nothing.

Chris Gray takes the stage for his senior Composition recital

Dec 12, 2015 - Comments: 0

Chris Gray performed his senior Composition recital in the Snyder Recital Hall on Sunday, Dec. 6. The pieces performed were entirely written by Gray during his time at Ohio Northern University.

The Ada Plague strikes again

Dec 11, 2015 - Comments: 0

An Upper Respiratory Infection, known as the Ada Plague, infects many students on campus. Here are a few tips and tricks to combat the infection.

Arts & Entertainment: A letter to classic film and television

Dec 10, 2015 - Comments: 0
The iconic lift move in "Dirty Dancing." (photo/

A letter of comfort to the classic television shows and films we all cherish and admire.

What Christmas means to me

Dec 09, 2015 - Comments: 0

An insight as to why I do not look forward to Christmas.


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