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Go Plane: Great concept, poor execution

Go Plane: Great concept, poor execution

By Colin Haroutunian, Intern

January 26, 2018


Filed under Apps, Reviews, Showcase

Set above a blue sky, the controllable plane in mobile app “Go Plane” can actively dodge incoming rockets through the swipes and movement of a player’s finger. The app features a variety of unlocks and is packed with possible challenges, unfortunately caused in part due to multiple technical issue...

Constant Track

Constant Track

By Adam Schwartz, Staff Reporter

January 25, 2018


Filed under Apps, Reviews

Rider is an app that tests a gamer’s reaction skills. This game makes users follow a constant path, with small obstacles arising during the game, which can make it hard for players to advance and increase their scores as they play more. One unique feature is the bike-flipping part of the game. The bi...

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...

The Game Stop: Harvest Moon Skytree Village

The Game Stop: Harvest Moon Skytree Village

By Amelia Abraham and Cordy Wettstein

January 24, 2018


Filed under Features, The Game Stop, Video Games

Harvest Moon Skytree Village is a repetitive, unintuitive game. Players spawn as a young adult on a farm, after selecting their gender and preferred name, and are greeted by the Harvest Goddess, who explains that Skytree Village was once able to be lush and beautiful when the Villagers cared. This gave ...

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...

‘Assembly Line’ is simple, yet addictive

‘Assembly Line’ is simple, yet addictive

By Colin Haroutunian, Intern

January 10, 2018


Filed under Apps, Reviews, Showcase

Recently updated on Dec. 24 by its developer Olympus, the free app Assembly Line makes up for its lackluster, simplistic graphics in return for a game built around the creation of a variety of logic-based assembly-line processes. The major objective of the game is to create an efficient virtual assembly...

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...

“Greatest Hits: God’s Favorite Band” by Green Day review

“Greatest Hits: God’s Favorite Band” by Green Day review

By Elizabeth Ballinger, Page Editor

December 13, 2017


Filed under Reviews

Photo credit: Green Da y Just over a year since their last album, “Revolution Radio,” was released, punk rockers Green Day have come out with a compilation of their greatest hits, spanning an almost 30-year career. It features songs from their first studio album, “Kerplunk!,” all the way to ...

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...