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Publicity draws attention

Publicity draws attention

By Anna Post, Editor

December 5, 2016


Filed under Ideas, Showcase

We all remember the Colin Kaepernick incident. Yet again, how could one forget? Although his actions weren’t appropriate, they raised awareness on black inequality within our unjustified society. It wasn't a publicity stunt. It was an action that raised awareness on the societal issues African A...

Pride over prejudice

Pride over prejudice

By Lindsey Ramsdell, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 27, 2016


Filed under Ideas, Showcase

Throughout the United States, both Democrats, disillusioned Republicans and media are labeling the 2016 election as a catastrophe of epic proportions. “A failure of the American system,” claimed columnists and political commentators the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 9. How could someone with no politic...

Is it December already?

Is it December already?

By Lauren Sexton, Photo Editor

November 15, 2016


Filed under Ideas

I am out shopping, and I have to check my phone for the date.   Each year, it seems that the holiday season comes earlier and earlier, but has it arrived earlier this year than in years past?  Without question, the holidays are popular. The lights, the gifts, the music, but this is definitely too much...

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...