North Pointe Now

“The Willoughbys:” wonderfully distracting

By Victoria Wittenberg, Staff Reporter

May 12, 2020

The monotony of staying home all day every day is certainly upsetting, but in the midst of our binge eating and boredom, Netflix is here to keep us temporarily distracted. For an hour and thirty minutes, “The Willoughbys” allows you to immerse yourself in a world that is not this one. Especially for...

The importance of sports in American culture

The importance of sports in American culture

By Arei Swain, Intern

May 12, 2020

  Sports have always been important to people around the world, specifically, deeply important to American people. Sports like football and baseball have been around since the late 1800s, leading sporting events, professional or recreational, becoming ingrained in American culture. COVID-19 h...

It’s a new dawn, it’s a new remake: “Final Fantasy VII”

It's a new dawn, it's a new remake:

By Phoenix Archer, Intern

May 11, 2020

The remake of the 1997 roleplay, action game “Final Fantasy VII,” released April 10th.  This seventh edition pays homage to the pre-rendered fantasy game that has had an everlasting effect on the gaming community and me during its time.  The original “Final Fantasy VII,” story follows Cloud Strife, a previous Shinra soldier who lives in a pre-apo...

How to stay busy during quarantine

How to stay busy during quarantine

By Marvin Robles, Intern

May 11, 2020

COVID-19 has caused many hardships on people's lives, one of which is the widespread lockdown enforced on everyone. A lot of people have also been struggling with what to do during the lockdown. So here are three activities that can help to keep you entertained and positive. Writing During this lockdown, the best thing that you can do ...

Peach Pit: “You and Your Friends”

Peach Pit:

By Emma Sanderson, Intern

May 8, 2020

After a long three year wait, Peach Pit, a Canadian indie-pop band, released their second album “You and Your Friends” on April 3. With a mix of soft indie songs and energetic rock songs, the band describes love, loss, longing and heartache. The band stars singer Neil Smith, guitarist Christopher Vanderko...

The importance of video games during a pandemic

The importance of video games during a pandemic

By Justin Vaughan, Staff Reporter

May 8, 2020

As a result of  COVID-19, Michigan schools have transitioned to online learning, businesses have shut down, and Americans have been told to stay inside the comfort of their homes to reduce the spread of the virus. In these challenging times, it is essential to protect ourselves and others by wearing...

“Tigertail” sheds light upon the American dream

By Hayley Zalewski, Intern

May 7, 2020

“Tigertail” follows the life of a Taiwanese man, Pin-Jui, who goes through the hardships of moving to America to have a better life. His missed opportunities and failure to meet expectations reveal that America is nothing like he had dreamed it would be. With this movie being in Mandarin Chinese,...

“Animal Crossing: New Horizons” a personal island getaway

“Animal Crossing: New Horizons” a personal island getaway

By Robert Maddox, Staff Reporter

May 7, 2020

“Animal Crossing: New Horizons” was released on March 20 and has taken over the lives of many Nintendo fans with its inviting communities, lovable characters and creative outlet. The game starts with the player having to create their character, which then is sent to a deserted island along with two ran...

“Never Have I Ever:” A guide to survive high school

By Jo Jackson, Intern

May 5, 2020

The show “Never Have I Ever” starring Maitreyi Ramakrishnan (Devi), Richa Moorjani (Kamela), Poorna Jagannathan (Nalini), Ramona Young (Eleanor), Lee Rodriguez (Fabiola), is about an Indian-American teenager who tries to battle her way through high school while dealing with the loss of her father. Al...

#FYP: My attempt at TikTok fame

#FYP: My attempt at TikTok fame

By Amelia Nowicki, Page Editor

May 5, 2020

As it turns out, TikTok stardom is not as simple as doing the “Renegade” in a spray-tan-stained oversized T-shirt with bleach-fried hair wrapped in a velvet scrunchie. Maybe it is the big secret or maybe I was doing it wrong, but making it big was my goal for the last two weeks. Since quarantine ...

The privilege of staying home and staying safe

The privilege of staying home and staying safe

By Hannah Zalewski, Managing Editor

May 5, 2020

As of April 2, due to the Covid-19 pandemic spreading across America, all Michigan schools will be closed for the remainder of the school year unless social distancing restrictions are suspended before then, according to fox2detroit.com. While some of Michigan debates the validity of social distancing measure's extent, I think I can speak for all seniors when I say, this is not what I meant when I wi...

Relatable and relaxing: “PARTYMOBILE”

Relatable and relaxing:

By Kourtney Walk, Intern

May 5, 2020

Canadian Singer PARTYNEXTDOOR has recently dropped an album called “PARTYMOBILE,” four years after he dropped his latest album. On this new album, PARTYNEXTDOOR’s music is ushering in a new era of moody and relaxing R&B/Soul. He also has collaborations with featured artists, including Drak...