North Pointe Now

Should the United States raise the minimum wage?

By Phoenix Archer, Intern

April 14, 2020

Across the world, endless hours of work and customer service for little pay affects the lives of everyday people. Citizens of The United Kingdom, South Korea, China, Brazil, and many other countries, have implemented extensive effort for a short wage that does not help them financially in terms of ca...

The flaw in feminism

By Syeda Rizvi, Editor-in-Chief

April 2, 2020

When controversial issues arise, it is common for two major perspectives to emerge alongside it: one advocating and one condemning the matter at hand. However, the trend of doing so often ignores the opportunity to truly understand the validity of the issue. With regards to feminism, most either claim ...

The problem with the new park passes

By Micheal Hartt, Page Editor

February 8, 2019

Sitting by the pool and having fun with friends was just one of the few things that I enjoyed doing during the summer when I was younger, and doing it with my friends from Harper Woods made it all the more fun. But, with the newly implemented policy going into effect this spring, children above 8 yea...

The modern truth

By Brooklyn McWhorter, Webmaster

January 17, 2019

We are Generation Z. Old enough to know what VHS tapes are, and young enough to never have needed them. With this worldwide boom of technology, anyone can share their voice, resulting in feelings bleeding into facts. It’s okay to develop feelings that support facts, but it is never okay to support...

What’s the value of a grade?

By Adam Schwartz, Page Editor

November 20, 2018

When students think of grades, they think of the letters or the percentages associated with them, but what do they amount to besides a marking in the gradebook? Because high school is a critical time for students, with college on the horizon and transcripts that are to be sent out, learning isn’t a...

Our editorial: Building global citizens requires diverse leaders

Our editorial: Building global citizens requires diverse leaders

By The Editorial Board

January 20, 2018

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...

Our Editorial: Zero steps forward, two steps backward

Our Editorial: Zero steps forward, two steps backward

By The Editorial Board

December 6, 2017

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...

Lack of caution on social media diminishes school reputation

Lack of caution on social media diminishes school reputation

By The Editorial Board

March 26, 2017

We live in a world where a simple click of a button is a catalyst. What we post could completely alter our lives, and we need to make sure that we are more responsible when it comes to social media. Snapchat stories and live videos on Instagram are supposed to showcase our lives to others, but we shou...

Our Editorial: Put your vote where your mouth is

Our Editorial: Put your vote where your mouth is

By The Editorial Board

February 28, 2017

It’s been 24 days since President Donald Trump was sworn into office. And we’re 629 days away from the midterm election in 2018, where we’ll vote for a new governor and senator, as well as other representatives. Know your rights. You have the right to vote if you’re over 18, and many of us w...

Our Editorial: Proof-reading the Constitution

Our Editorial: Proof-reading the Constitution

By The Editorial Board

January 26, 2017

In Grosse Pointe Public Schools, children are taught to read in kindergarten, and there are programs for struggling students. Literacy is considered such a fundamental skill that it is instilled in children from a young age. For us, it is something we are taught, and don’t have to fight for. Unfortuna...

Our Editorial: DeVos’ plans for vouchers, school of choice don’t make the grade

Our Editorial: DeVos' plans for vouchers, school of choice don't make the grade

By The Editorial Board

January 13, 2017

In 1974, the Equal Educational Opportunities Act ended segregation in schools at the federal level, even though educational operations were long seen within the jurisdiction of cities and states. Now, in 2017,  President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of Betsy DeVos as secretary of education has...

Letter from the editors

Letter from the editors

By Lindsey Ramsdell and Ritika Sanikommu

January 9, 2017

While writing the front-page story on fake news, we received an alert that the Washington Post is admitting that their “Russian Propaganda Fake News” story may be fake. As journalists, it is extremely disappointing to learn that one of the biggest news corporations has strayed from the ethics tha...