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Puzzle game ‘EDGE’ unlocks players’ decision making skills

Puzzle game ‘EDGE’ unlocks players’ decision making skills

By Colin Haroutunian, Staff Reporter

March 23, 2018


Filed under Apps, Features, Ideas, Reviews, Video Games

Hanging off of the edge of a block to deduct time, or being shoved off the edge of a level are two defining characteristics of ‘EDGE’. Despite the puzzle games’ simple graphics, the content grows in its complexity overtime, as to keep the player intrigued for later, unlockable levels. With over...

“Seven Seconds” to binge watch

“Seven Seconds” to binge watch

By Taylor Mitchell, Staff Reporter

March 23, 2018


Filed under Reviews, TV Shows, Uncategorized

The new Netflix original “Seven Seconds”  brings back the crime-justice fighting storyline we all love. The story is about Brenton Butler, a young African American with a mom who loves who him deeply and a dad that just wants the best for him, and how being at the wrong place at the wrong time l...

Kahoot app provides unique spin on learning tools

Kahoot app provides unique spin on learning tools

By Anna Post, Senior Assistant Editor

March 22, 2018


Filed under Reviews

From the colorful graphics, the catchy theme song and irresistible interactive components, Kahoot has been the learning platform teachers and students rely on when it comes to breaking free from the traditional barriers of education. Kahoot first served as a collaborative and educational platform ...

Food versus fiction

Food versus fiction

By Abi Murray, Staff Reporter

March 19, 2018


Filed under Features, Ideas, Showcase

In the United States,  approximately six to eight million adults don’t eat meat, fish, or poultry. Another several million have eliminated red meat and a whopping  2 million Americans follow a vegan diet. In the past several years, there has been a massive shift towards a more plant based diet as...

Love, Simon nails 2018 theme of representation

Love, Simon nails 2018 theme of representation

By Arzoo Chhaya, Page Editor

March 19, 2018


Filed under Features, Movies, Reviews

A major theme this year at the Oscars was representation in media, and the role of seeing people like yourself in film. “Love, Simon,” based on “Simon vs. The Homosapien Agenda” by Becky Albertalli is the narrative winning hearts with every screening. This movie is the classic teen romance fairy...

Score! Match. provides quick-paced challenge

Score! Match. provides quick-paced challenge

By Adam Schwartz, Page Editor

March 18, 2018


Filed under Reviews

Utilizing all concertation and being a master of hand-eye coordination are traits that players must have in order to use the app “Score! Match.” This game is free and can be downloaded on Apple, Android, and Google Play. “Score! Match.” is a soccer game where a team of players compete against ano...

The other side of the coin

The other side of the coin

By Michal Ruprecht, Senior Assistant Editor

March 15, 2018


Filed under Ideas, Showcase

While thousands of students walked out Wednesday, March 14 across the nation, a number of others opted not to participate in the walkout, a theme that was evident at North. But if I had gone to another school, I wouldn’t have known that there was a group of students not taking part in the walkout....

Take your shot, America

Take your shot, America

By Rory Angott, Section Editor

March 15, 2018


Filed under Ideas

  On Feb. 14, Florida was rocked. As I write this, I’m in Palm Beach, about 45 minutes north of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School where countless innocent students and staff were left injured, and 17 more were left dead. Growing up, Florida has been like a second home to me. A happy p...

My alternate option

My alternate option

By Allison Lackner, Business Manager

March 14, 2018


Filed under Ideas, Showcase

I’m afraid to be at school today. During class at 10 a.m., North is hosting a walkout. I feel uncomfortable both supporting the walkout and staying inside the building. At the surface, it seems I have two options: be forced into a designated classroom or participate in something that was allegedly ...

Sid Meier’s Civilization V remains on top

Sid Meier’s Civilization V remains on top

By Colin Haroutunian, Intern

March 7, 2018


Filed under Reviews, Showcase, Video Games

Despite being published over seven years ago, “Sid Meier’s Civilization V” and its multitude of DLC (downloadable content) packs are refreshing in almost every aspect. Fantastic versatility and variety are displayed in the complex systems for resources, diplomacy and production, in which the co...

“Free” Game requires serious amounts of time to progress

“Free” Game requires serious amounts of time to progress

By Ben Uram, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2018


Filed under Reviews, Video Games

With its initial price tag of “free”, Warframe is a great option for many video game players who are looking for an action-packed, less expensive alternative to a full priced game costing $60, especially considering that quality remains similar between these two pricings.   Gameplay in Warframe is f...

No one’s missing out on the new Sims 4 Laundry Pack

No one’s missing out on the new Sims 4 Laundry Pack

By Caitlin Bush and Allison Lackner

February 26, 2018


Filed under Reviews, Showcase, Video Games

The newest Sims expansion pack, Sims 4 Laundry Pack, comes with country chic items and clothes that can transform the Sims house and warborde to look like it came out of an episode of HGTV’s “Fixer Upper.” This new pack allows players to decorate the Sims’ homes with a rustic vibe, which can ex...