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November 2016

ONU celebrates Veterans Days with wreath-laying ceremony

Nov 11, 2016 - Comments: 0
Ohio Northern University honors veterans on November 11. (Northern Review photo/Kasy Long)

A collection of photos taken during the annual Veterans Day Wreath-Laying Ceremony held on November 11. The ceremony honors the nation's veterans. 

Literary journal editors share ideas, learn from each other at fall conferences

Nov 10, 2016 - Comments: 0
"Polaris" staff members sit at their table during the book fair at Winter Wheat. (Northern Review photo/Kasy Long)

Ohio Northern University's undergraduate student literary journal, "Polaris," was represented at two national literary conferences last weekend at Bowling Green State University. Students learned various writing techniques while also valuing literary citizenship. 

Veterans transition from active service to life as ONU students

Nov 10, 2016 - Comments: 0
Veterans return to ONU for an educational career after a life of service in the U.S. military. (photo/Office of Communications & Marketing)

Ohio Northern University offers many amenities to military students wishing to return to their educational careers after a life of service in the U.S. military. 

Witte, young Polar Bears venture onto national stage

Nov 10, 2016 - Comments: 0

For Kate Witte, this weekend is a return to the promised land.

Ohio Northern’s head volleyball coach, now in her 26th year at the helm, has made it to the NCAA tournament 20 times, including a stretch of 11 straight appearances from 2000-2010. She has been to ten Sweet 16’s, four Elite Eight’s and one Final Four.

Lysistrata speaks to the modern political climate

Nov 10, 2016 - Comments: 0

A war montage is played, while the tune of America The Beautiful plays in the background. Women come out and comfort each other, a few at a time – holding hands and hugging – while their eyes, filling with tears, are fixated on war scenes of past.

Finding peace in the penalties: Inside the conflicted mind of Dean McNeil

Nov 09, 2016 - Comments: 0

Dean McNeil bounces back and forth in his goal, staring down the one with the ball who is dressed in opposing threads and standing just 12 yards away.

Logistically, this shouldn’t be hard for them. These are penalty kicks, and the advantage always goes to the kicker.

After all, McNeil has to cover a goal that is eight feet high by eight yards wide, and he has no clue where they want to kick the ball. He will have to make a split-second reaction, and the chances of him guessing correctly are slim.

ONU Problem of the Week

Nov 08, 2016 - Comments: 0
This is the final ONU Problem of the Week for the fall semester. Check back in the spring semester for more math problems, provided by Ohio Northern University's Department of Mathematics & Statistics. (photo/

This is the final ONU Problem of the Week for the fall semester. Check back in the spring semester for more math problems, provided by ONU's Department of Mathematics & Statistics. 

Ohio Northern University presents 'Opera Workshop'

Nov 07, 2016 - Comments: 0

When people think of opera their first thought goes to a lady wearing a Viking hat with braids in her hair. But the reality is far from that, in some cases. Operas are necessarily a type of musical. So for those who love musicals, and who doesn’t love Rock of Ages, you are essentially enjoying an opera. So when Ohio Northern University is putting on their annual Opera Workshop Performance, who would not want to go and see the talented students perform?

"Survivorman" displays his talents at Freed performance

Nov 07, 2016 - Comments: 0

Canadian filmmaker, musician, survivalist and creator of “Survivorman”, Les Stroud performed a show that revealed his passions and talents go beyond his television career.  “Survivorman” chronicled the efforts of survival expert Les Stroud as he demonstrated survival skills in the wilderness, alone.  Stroud’s fame as television star encompassed most of his life and is what he is known for.  Sprinkled within episodes of his show is his first passion of music where he would play his harmonica on camera. Stroud’s show at the Freed Center combined music, film and personal stories from Stroud.

Faculty spotlight: Professor retraces history, makes family connections in new murder mystery

Nov 07, 2016 - Comments: 0
Ian Punnett's new book, "A Black Night for the Bluegrass Belle," investigates the murder of Kentucky native Verna Garr Taylor. (photo/Coast to Coast AM)

Ohio Northern University multimedia journalism professor Ian Punnett investigates the history of the murder of his distant cousin, Verna Garr Taylor, in his new book, "A Black Night for the Bluegrass Belle." The book was released on November 1. 

Degree talk, books, and tea with President DiBiasio

Nov 07, 2016 - Comments: 0

Members of Ohio Northern University's English honorary society, Sigma Tau Delta, sat down with President Daniel DiBiasio for an afternoon of tea and a discussion on the value of English education. 

Filbert Cartoon 11

Nov 07, 2016 - Comments: 0
(comic/Anthony Labonte)

Courtesy of Anthony Labonte


The Filbert comic strip is a weekly feature in the Northern Review. Stay tuned for more adventures.


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