North Pointe Now

Finding the best fit for you

Finding the best fit for you

By Olivia Robinson, Intern

November 1, 2015


Filed under Ideas

Rifling through the mail, I waited anxiously for a letter that had the ability to change the course of my life forever. The endless ads and bills passed until I came upon a letter that had travelled 791 miles. “Congratulations!” echoed from red print, welcoming me to discover the status of my admissions...

Haunted, not horrific

Haunted, not horrific

By Alex Harring, Staff Reporter

October 29, 2015


Filed under Ideas

With Halloween just around the corner, the annual festivities have begun. However, instead of classic traditions like creepy horror movies and bobbing for apples, a dark, new trend is bringing more tricks than treats: inappropriate haunted houses. McKamey Manor is a haunted house in San Diego, California....

Sonny’s Side Note: Curry’s Cinderella story

Sonny’s Side Note: Curry’s Cinderella story

By Sonny Mulpuri, Intern

October 14, 2015


Filed under Ideas, Sonny's Side Note

He was called too small and too weak. College scouts said that he was just a shooter and couldn’t finish near the rim. He was a six foot, 160 pound senior with no major Division 1 basketball program scholarships in his state of North Carolina. As the son of NBA sharp-shooter Dell Curry, Wardell Stephen Cur...

You are more than your test scores, and colleges agree

You are more than your test scores, and colleges agree

By Alex Harring, Staff Reporter

October 13, 2015


Filed under Ideas

Will your test scores actually limit your educational future?

Read more »

Tutors, story-telling and more study tips

Tutors, story-telling and more study tips

By Allison Lackner and Caitlin Bush

October 2, 2015


Filed under Ideas

Tutoring: Time and again, tutoring has been proven to help students perform better on standardized tests. According to the California Research Bureau, this is especially true in the areas of language arts and math. Senior Will McNelis received ACT tutoring from English teacher Kristen Alles. “She de...

The ZAYNgel that fell from heaven

The ZAYNgel that fell from heaven

By Mora Downs, Life Editor

April 21, 2015


Filed under Ideas

Screaming, hysterical fangirls greeted students shuffling down the halls after fifth hour on March 25. They had just received the news that no Directioner wanted to hear: One Direction member Zayn Malik officially left the band. Fans vented on every social media outlet available. Malik’s retirement...

Sexism in sports: not so sexy

Sexism in sports: not so sexy

By Haley Reid, Managing Editor

February 8, 2015


Filed under Ideas

Moments after Canadian tennis player Eugenie Bouchard reigned victorious as a finalist in the Australian Open, Aussie commentator Ian Cohen spouted rude comments. “Can you give us a twirl and tell us about your outfit?” The tennis champion politely obeyed. However, the sea of angry women on...

Waiting with the weight

Waiting with the weight

By Dora Juhasz, News Web Editor

February 6, 2015


Filed under Ideas

While the frigid chill of winter has encompassed our bubble of a community and spring tiptoes closer and closer,  I have only one thought on my mind: college. Every day, every hour, almost each minute that thought is bustling somewhere inside my brain. Admission letters, scholarships, campus tours—the...

Indecent disguises change the meaning of Halloween

Indecent disguises change the meaning of Halloween

By Haley Reid, Managing Editor

October 30, 2014


Filed under Ideas

This Halloween, expect a slew of pretty princesses, bloody zombies and ... Ebola viruses? I didn't misspeak. People are actually doing this. While costume stores don't seem to be taking their usual silly, politically incorrect get-ups to this level, eBay and Amazon are swarming with people buying and...

The great escape

The great escape

By Wendy Ishmaku, Business Manager

October 24, 2014


Filed under Ideas

Everyone needs a happy place, a place they can go when everyday life becomes a bit too much to handle. Mine happens to be the shore of Lake St. Clair. The ripples of the water are simply gorgeous, and the horizon that looks never-ending enhances the beauty, making it seem as if something so mesmerizing...

Saying no to status quo

Saying no to status quo

By Radiance Cooper, Staff Reporter

September 25, 2014


Filed under Ideas

Hank Green defines the adolescence period as the struggle between the need to stand out and the need to belong. This power struggle is nothing new to our generation or the generations that came before us. The decision you make in the end could change for better or worse. The status quo is a very popular...