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The Meritocratic Myth: Why working hard in high school doesn’t always mean success

The Meritocratic Myth: Why working hard in high school doesn’t always mean success

By Sophie Kehrig, Intern

September 22, 2017


Filed under Ideas, Showcase

Throughout my life I’ve been regularly reassured that if I work hard, I will ultimately go on to be successful. (success here meaning a stable job that secures a person in the middle class) I think it’s safe to say that most students at North share that experience. What many people here might not...

Homecoming: a privilege not an obligation

Homecoming: a privilege not an obligation

By Lindsey Ramsdell, Editor-in-Chief

September 21, 2017


Filed under Ideas, Showcase

It’s that time of year again. The leaves are starting to change, the air feels more brisk and we’ve accustomed to the pace of the new school year. But the return of fall ushers in another annual occurrence: homecoming. As a proud member of Student Association, I help create the dance and so, c...

A presidential assault on the media

A presidential assault on the media

By Lindsey Ramsdell, Editor-in-Chief

July 2, 2017


Filed under Ideas

This morning, President Trump tweeted from his personal Twitter account a mocking gif of himself knocking down a man with the CNN logo covering his face. Regardless of political affiliation, as a journalist, this is frightening. The press is often considered the fourth branch of the government, and ...

‘Sense8,’ and what it truly meant

‘Sense8,’ and what it truly meant

By Addison Toutant, Staff Reporter

June 5, 2017


Filed under Ideas

On June 1st, the first day of LGBT pride month, Netflix announced that they were cancelling their series “Sense8.” Many people were infuriated, myself included, that the show was canceled, especially after the season two cliffhanger. Personally, I’m not mad at how it got canceled in favor of an...

New Netflix series tackles tough topics

New Netflix series tackles tough topics

By Alex Harring, Managing Editor

April 12, 2017


Filed under Reviews, Showcase, TV Shows

Loosely based on the book of the same name, Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why” explores the events leading up to a teenage girl’s suicide in a chilling, nonlinear narrative of her life. Enter Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford). She’s cool and alternative, but like most teenagers, she wants to fi...

Putting the ‘care’ in Urgent Care

Putting the ‘care’ in Urgent Care

By Lindsey Ramsdell, Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 27, 2017


Filed under Ideas, Showcase

There needs to be an alternative place where people who need limited care with limited resources to obtain it can go. Thankfully, there’s this great place called Urgent Care. Just a step below an Emergency Center but should be able to provide people with the same quality of care. But this isn’t the case.

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All About Alex: Holding my head high

All About Alex: Holding my head high

By Alex Harring, Website Managing Editor

March 27, 2017


Filed under Ideas, Showcase, Uncategorized

There are a few phrases I hear quite often. Besides the usuals like “Alex, why are you watching ‘90210’ instead of doing your homework?” or, “Alex, why are walking when coach said to run?” one thing I hear on the daily is “Alex, you know your brain isn’t fully developed until you’re...

Lack of caution on social media diminishes school reputation

Lack of caution on social media diminishes school reputation

By The Editorial Board

March 26, 2017


Filed under Ideas, Our Editorial

We live in a world where a simple click of a button is a catalyst. What we post could completely alter our lives, and we need to make sure that we are more responsible when it comes to social media. Snapchat stories and live videos on Instagram are supposed to showcase our lives to others, but we shou...

‘Powerless’ holds potential

‘Powerless’ holds potential

By Amber Braker, Staff Reporter

March 23, 2017


Filed under Reviews, Showcase, TV Shows

Superhero movies and tv shows have become more and more popular in recent years. “Powerless,” a new series from NBC, takes this concept in a new direction. The sitcom airs Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. and focuses on the story of ordinary citizens living in the calamity caused by the epic clashes betwee...

Taking a ‘Chance’ on Chicago Public Schools

Taking a ‘Chance’ on Chicago Public Schools

By Maxwell Murray, Intern

March 21, 2017


Filed under Ideas, Showcase

In the last year Chance the Rapper has made a remarkable impact on the music industry. He became “Kanye’s best prodigy” with a feature on “The Life of Pablo,” performed on SNL twice, held his own music festival, released his third mixtape “Coloring Book,” and won Best New Artist along w...

Milky Chance has more of an upbeat mood with new album

Milky Chance has more of an upbeat mood with new album

By Lindsey Ramsdell, Editor-in-Chief

March 20, 2017


Filed under Music, Reviews, Showcase

As the album title and artwork suggest, “Blossom,” by the German indie-folk band Milky Chance, projects a brighter, more uplifting sound than the band’s first album, “Sadnecessary.” “Sadnecessary,” released in 2013, was filled with dark, moody tunes of bass and acoustic guitar. It incl...

NCAA March Madness Tournament Predictions

NCAA March Madness Tournament Predictions

By Sonny Mulpuri and Tommy Teftsis

March 15, 2017


Filed under Audio, Ideas, Media, Showcase

https://soundcloud.com/north-pointe/ncaa-tournament-podcast Jump to 21:45 to listen to our Round of 32. Jump to 28:56 to listen to our Sweet Sixteen choices. Jump to 33:23 to listen to our Elite Eight choices. Jump to 36:00 to listen to our Final Four choices. Jump to 38:00 to listen to...