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Your voice deserves to be heard

Your voice deserves to be heard

By Rory Angott, Page Editor

February 7, 2018


Filed under Ideas, Showcase

In the 2016 election, only 53 percent of eligible voters faced the lines to practice the precious landmark of democracy: voting. During midterm elections, like those in 2014, the turnout was even lower. Only 36 percent of people voted. Only 36 percent of people practiced what our founding fathers s...

Checking cheaters

Checking cheaters

By Adam Schwartz, Staff Reporter

February 5, 2018


Filed under Ideas, Showcase

  High school students have the pressure of classes and maintaining a solid GPA while juggling extracurricular activities as well. Being overloaded with work or forgetting to review for a test can make the thought of cheating an attractive last-ditch effort in a stressed student’s mind. With advanc...

Does Logan Paul deserve redemption?

Does Logan Paul deserve redemption?

By Erin Kaled, Web Editor

February 2, 2018


Filed under Ideas, Showcase

Logan Paul, the disgraced youtuber has finally made his return to social media. After three weeks of radio silence, Paul returns with a video about suicide prevention and an interview with ‘Good Morning America.’ A month ago, Paul walked into the Aokigahara forest, also known as Japan’s ‘sui...

Fan safety interferes with interaction

Fan safety interferes with interaction

By Adam Schwartz, Staff reporter

January 25, 2018


Filed under Ideas

  When fans walk into Major League ballparks in 2018, they will see differences compared to last season. Recent events such as a toddler getting hit and some young adults have prompted changes. Fan safety has been a major concern, and now all MLB teams are taking action to prevent any more inju...

Our editorial: Building global citizens requires diverse leaders

Our editorial: Building global citizens requires diverse leaders

By The Editorial Board

January 20, 2018


Filed under Ideas, Our Editorial, Showcase

Throughout the years, school systems across the United States have made efforts to introduce minority faculty. But, as the student population at North continues to become more diverse in terms of ethnicity, religion and gender and sexual identity, the education system and its faculty must accommodat...

Smoke and mirrors: the cunning manipulation of a generation of smokers

Smoke and mirrors: the cunning manipulation of a generation of smokers

By Abbey Cadieux, Editor-in-Chief

January 18, 2018


Filed under Ideas, Showcase

Cotton candy. Blue raspberry. Strawberry shortcake. Browsing the aisles of a modern smoke shop is the equivalent of visiting a candy store for adults and (some underage) teens. The only difference between the two, however, is that this cotton candy is cancerous. As traditional cigarettes bec...

Sonny’s Side Note: How UFC was cheated out of a playoff spot

Sonny’s Side Note: How UFC was cheated out of a playoff spot

By Sonny Mulpuri, Web Managing Editor

January 1, 2018


Filed under Ideas, Showcase, Sonny's Side Note

There was only one undefeated college football team this season. That team was the University of Central Florida, who finished their season 13-0 after a 34-27 win over number seven ranked Auburn in the Peach Bowl. Now, in its fourth year, the College Football Playoff got to witness familiar faces compe...

School-lovers anonymous

School-lovers anonymous

By Alex Harring, Managing Editor

December 17, 2017


Filed under Ideas, Showcase

When Rachel Berry said, “How lucky am I to have something so hard to say goodbye too?” as she graduated in “Glee,” I didn’t truly understand how she felt. Yes, I could watch the parting of ways at high school graduation. I could see the emotion glaring from the Netflix app on my iPhone. But...

Minding Invisible Illness

Minding Invisible Illness

By Erin Kaled, Editor

December 8, 2017


Filed under Ideas, Showcase

Over 50 million Americans—20 percent of the population. One in five people suffer from an autoimmune disease. Unfortunately, I am one of those people. I’m not looking for a pity party. I’m not looking for sympathy. I’m just a person asking for others to understand more about this “invisible il...

Our Editorial: Zero steps forward, two steps backward

Our Editorial: Zero steps forward, two steps backward

By The Editorial Board

December 6, 2017


Filed under Ideas, Our Editorial

The Michigan Senate is trying to use water to put out a grease fire. During a time when mass shootings are becoming a common occurrence, there has been public outcry for both more restrictions and freedoms on firearms. The Senate is taking a pro-NRA, pro-Republican route by expanding gun freedoms ac...

Agree to disagree

Agree to disagree

By Rory Angott, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2017


Filed under Ideas, Showcase

My great grandma was born in a world where she couldn’t vote. It was November of 1914, a few months after the start of World War I. At the time it was just “The Great War” — the war that would end all wars. Well fast forward 25 years. She learned that they were wrong, it was World War II at thi...

The lost art of accountability

The lost art of accountability

By Zoe Graves, Page Editor

October 20, 2017


Filed under Ideas, Showcase

  If I’m going to be blunt, I’m not the most merciful person. If someone says they’re going to do something, they’re on the hook to get it done. And if it they don’t follow through, any ounce of trust I had in that person is gone. In a way, I start looking at them like they’re a criminal who'...