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Closing the Electoral College

Closing the Electoral College

By Alex Harring, Website Managing Editor
November 12, 2016
Filed under Ideas, Showcase

I woke up Tuesday morning with a newfound vigor. I was excited for the day to come, and the four years ahead. After waking up I checked The UpShot, and saw Hillary Clinton’s face accompanied by her chance of becoming our next president. The morning of the election, she had an 82 percent chance o...

Our Editorial: On the right side of things

Our Editorial: On the right side of things

By The Editorial Board
November 9, 2016
Filed under Ideas, Our Editorial, Showcase

Getting a license on one’s 16th birthday is a rite of passage. It marks a time of liberation. Parental control seems obsolete, and the ability to control where one goes and does is powerful. Licenses offer freedom—but they also bring responsibility. In light of accident rates increasing in...

Executive Board: McCabe makes mountain out of molehill

Executive Board: McCabe makes mountain out of molehill

November 7, 2016
Filed under Ideas, Showcase

Dear Mick McCabe, As the executive board of the North Pointe, the student-run newspaper of Grosse Pointe North High School, we are disappointed in what you wrote regarding the penalties Michigan High School Athletic Association issued after what occurred at girls soccer districts last year. Yo...

Sonny’s Side Note: 2016-17 NBA Western Conference playoff predictions

Sonny’s Side Note: 2016-17 NBA Western Conference playoff predictions

By Sonny Mulpuri, Digital Editor
October 30, 2016
Filed under Ideas, Showcase, Sonny's Side Note

Editor's note: This is part one of a two-part opinion piece on the NBA post-season. Digital editor Sonny Mulpuri offers ranked predictions for each division, and backs his choices with reasoned arguments. Have your own ideas? Write a Letter to the Editor or leave a comment below. Western Conference Standings 1) Golden State ...

Sonny’s Side Note: 2016-17 NBA Eastern Conference playoff prediction

Sonny’s Side Note: 2016-17 NBA Eastern Conference playoff prediction

By Sonny Mulpuri, Digital Editor
October 28, 2016
Filed under Ideas, Showcase, Sonny's Side Note

Editor's note: This is part one of a two-part opinion piece on the NBA post-season. Digital editor Sonny Mulpuri offers ranked predictions for each division, and backs his choices with reasoned arguments. Have your own ideas? Write a Letter to the Editor or leave a comment below. Eastern Conference Standings 1) Cleveland Cav...

Our Editorial: Caught between a vacation and a hard place

Our Editorial: Caught between a vacation and a hard place

By The Editorial Board
October 27, 2016
Filed under Ideas, Our Editorial, Showcase

As high school students, we already have to deal with the pressure of homework, rigorous classes, hours of standardized testing and completing college applications. The only thing that keeps us trekking through month after month of the same schedule and heavy workloads is the promise of an approachin...

Sonny’s Side Note: 2016-17 NBA award predictions (part two)

Sonny’s Side Note: 2016-17 NBA award predictions (part two)

By Sonny Mulpuri, Digital Editor
October 26, 2016
Filed under Ideas, Showcase, Sonny's Side Note

Editor’s note: This is part two of a two-part opinion piece on the NBA 2016-17 awards. Digital editor Sonny Mulpuri offers ranked predictions for each award, and backs his rankings with reasoned arguments. Have your own opinions on the awards? Write a Letter to the Editor or leave a comment below. Sixth Man of the Year 1) Andre Iguodala 2) Jam...

Sonny’s Side Note: 2016-17 NBA awards predictions (part one)

Sonny’s Side Note: 2016-17 NBA awards predictions (part one)

By Sonny Mulpuri, Digital Editor
October 24, 2016
Filed under Ideas, Showcase, Sonny's Side Note

Editor's note: This is part one of a two-part opinion piece on the NBA 2016-17 awards. Digital editor Sonny Mulpuri offers ranked predictions for each award, and backs his rankings with reasoned arguments. Have your own opinions on the awards? Write a Letter to the Editor or leave a comment below. Old faces are gon...

There’s no place like home

There’s no place like home

By Alex Harring, Editor
October 13, 2016
Filed under Ideas

Throughout the school year and summer, my timeline displays colorful photos of students volunteering in front of grandiose backdrops, flying thousands of miles to give back to the world. I commend those students. Being a citizen of the world allows you to gain new perspectives and formulate new opinions on w...

Our Editorial: Turning a new leaf

Our Editorial: Turning a new leaf

By The Editorial Board
October 12, 2016
Filed under Ideas, Our Editorial, Showcase

Each year, teachers from a specific department from both North and South form a committee to review their curriculum, and their proposed changes are then analyzed by the Board of Education. This year, the English department falls under inspection, and the North Pointe Editorial Board has a few suggestions. In pr...

Flying too close to the sun

Flying too close to the sun

By Alex Harring, Editor
October 3, 2016
Filed under Ideas

It can be hard to go back to school. September is a transitional period, and if you’re like me, it’s a rocky transition. But to remind myself to stay calm and collected when student life becomes too much, I think about the story of Icarus. In Greek mythology, Icarus is the son of Daedalus, who created t...

Design: Volume 49, issue 1, page 7

Design: Volume 49, issue 1, page 7

By Michal Ruprecht and Abbey Cadieux
September 28, 2016
Filed under Ideas

Click here to view volume 49, issue 1, page 7.