North Pointe Now

If I Stay

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By Marie Bourke, Senior Assistant Editor

May 2, 2014

Mia’s happy, carefree family goes out to visit a friend’s house one morning but in a split second they are all thrown from the car as it collided with another on the highway. This is the opening to the book If I Stay. Mia stands on the side of the road and sees her parents’ gruesome, lifele...

Divergent

Divergent

By Rey Kam, Assistant Editor

April 7, 2014

Divergence. It may surprise some people to know that divergent thinking actually exists in real life. Convergent thinkers think in straight lines, they will follow a set of logical steps to arrive at what they think is the correct solution to a problem. Divergent thinkers, however, employ an out-of-the-box...

Fluff of a pup

Fluff of a pup

By Mora Downs, Assistant Editor

April 3, 2014

As I stare into his furry face, my heart melts and I fall even more in love with him, even while he’s tearing my flesh with his sharp, tiny teeth. Puppies are hard work. They believe the world is their chew toy and attack everything close to their faces. Some adventurous pups find ways to have severa...

TBT: Throwback Thursday of video games

TBT: Throwback Thursday of video games

By Addison Toutant, Staff Reporter

March 27, 2014

There are some real gems in the previous generation of video game consoles. So, I decided to play three games that are well known for being spectacular. These are games I've heard so much about but haven’t had a chance to play until now. I've spent a few weekends playing these games, and I had a good...

Bravely Default

Bravely Default

By Addison Toutant, Staff Reporter

February 11, 2014

Grade: A It starts with a cry for help. It is the player’s duty to stop the land from being swallowed by darkness. And thus, Bravely Default begins. Bravely Default follows the story of four characters. There’s Tiz, a 19-year-old country boy whose entire village is swallowed up by a chasm that...

Coffee, anyone?

Coffee, anyone?

By Emily Martinbianco, Staff Reporter

January 16, 2014

Being thrown back into the school grind after a two-week break is hard, but when getting back means immediately being crushed by everything surrounding midterms, well, that’s insane. Some of the more studious students may have started their mile-thick review packets over break, but as for me, I’m j...

Snow much fun

Snow much fun

By Kayla Luteran, Intern

January 14, 2014

I screamed. My brother screamed. My sister screamed. Even my mom screamed. And then we ran around the house a few times before it set in. We actually had a snow day. All Sunday, we watched the snow flutter to the ground in its white ecstasy. The forecast only said snow, more snow and freezing temper...

Christmas enthusiasm

Christmas enthusiasm

By Haley Reid, Assistant Editor

December 24, 2013

"Let's just pick up a gift card and call it a day." The words pierce my ears. There is nothing more disappointing to a child than tearing minimal wrapping paper, only to find a plastic card that conveys, "I really don't know what you like, nor do I care to take the time to ask." As I have grown old...

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

By Ritika Sanikommu, Staff Reporter

December 18, 2013

Synopsis This film continues in the path of the first installment by a similar name and leads up to Bilbo trying to retrieve the Arkenstone from Smaug’s captivity. Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), along with Gandalf the Grey (Ian McKellen), Thorin (Richard Armitage), the future dwarf king and his compan...

Pawn

Pawn

By Lillian Rancourt, Intern

December 17, 2013

What if you had 30 seconds to decide your future? But there’s a catch, you must give up everything. After failing a test that decides a person’s rank in society, the protagonist of Pawn by Aimee Carter, Kitty, believes she has nothing left to live for. That is, until she is given a new chance at...

iPhone 5s vs. Galaxy Note 3

iPhone 5s vs. Galaxy Note 3

By Alex Batts, Intern

December 17, 2013

Introduction The iPhone: a phone that has revolutionized the world of technology. But is it still number one? Or has a new phone emerged to become the reigning champion? The Galaxy Note 3 phablet (phone tablet.)  We broke down the differences so you can decide which one is right for you. Display an...

ElfYourself

ElfYourself

By Erin Haggerty, Intern

December 16, 2013

Tech-savvy folk may be familiar with the JibJab website, where the user can insert pictures of himself or herself and friends into bodies of silly elves. Now the fun has moved to the App Store, making JibJab Elf Dance available as an app. To use the app, the user uploads pictures off the camera roll ...