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‘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...

It’s just a few extra days

It’s just a few extra days

By Lyndsay Kluge, Staff Reporter

March 9, 2017


Filed under Ideas, Showcase

For the past several years, the Grosse Pointe Public School System has had approximately 175 days of school each year. However, the state of Michigan has chosen to add extra days to the required amount of school days per year. The teacher’s current collective bargaining agreements, negotiated between ...

‘Table 19’ doesn’t expand out of its borders

‘Table 19’ doesn’t expand out of its borders

By Bella Lawson, Staff Reporter

March 7, 2017


Filed under Movies, Reviews, Showcase

“Pitch Perfect”’s Anna Kendrick stars as Eloise, in the romantic, comedic and dramatic film, “Table 19.” Eloise, the ex-maid of honor, struggles to decide whether or not to attend the wedding of her oldest friend after her brother, and best man, dumped her over text. She eventually decides...

Gaudino’s serves classic Italian dishes at a high price

Gaudino’s serves classic Italian dishes at a high price

By Caitlin Bush, Editor

March 6, 2017


Filed under Restaurants, Reviews, Showcase

The original Gaudino’s Italian Market opened in the early 1940s on the corner of Mack and Drexel in Detroit by Peter Gaudino. On Feb. 2, over 77 years after the original, the restaurant reopened. The restaurant has been in the Gaudino family for generations. Now his granddaughter, JoMarie and her ...

Sonny’s Side Note: What the Detroit Red Wings did at the trade deadline

Sonny’s Side Note: What the Detroit Red Wings did at the trade deadline

By Sonny Mulpuri, Digital Editor

March 3, 2017


Filed under Ideas, Showcase, Sonny's Side Note

The last season at Joe Louis Arena has been a rollercoaster ride for the Detroit Red Wings, with a majority of it being on the downturn. The Wings’ historic 25 year playoff streak could end this season as the team is the dead last in both the Atlantic Division and the Eastern Conference. The Red Win...

‘Riverdale’ brings Archie comics to life on screen

‘Riverdale’ brings Archie comics to life on screen

By Amber Braker, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2017


Filed under Reviews, Showcase, TV Shows

From the CW comes a fresh take on a classic comic book series in the form of the new TV show: “Riverdale.” The series is on Thursday nights at 9 and is based on the Archie Comics with some notable differences.  It features the same beloved characters — Archie Andrews, Betty Cooper, Jughead Jo...

Aura, a mindfulness lifestyle organizer

Aura, a mindfulness lifestyle organizer

By Josie Bennett, Editor

March 1, 2017


Filed under Apps, Reviews

For consumers looking towards a new way to help them embrace the mindfulness lifestyle, “Aura” might just be the app to get them started. “Aura” is a personalized application that helps the user organize a happy zen-like lifestyle. It has designated “mindful moment” times for the user to parti...

Our Editorial: Put your vote where your mouth is

Our Editorial: Put your vote where your mouth is

By The Editorial Board

February 28, 2017


Filed under Ideas, Our Editorial, Showcase

It’s been 24 days since President Donald Trump was sworn into office. And we’re 629 days away from the midterm election in 2018, where we’ll vote for a new governor and senator, as well as other representatives. Know your rights. You have the right to vote if you’re over 18, and many of us w...

∞ Loop serves as refreshing addition to puzzle game genre

∞ Loop serves as refreshing addition to puzzle game genre

By Ritika Sanikommu, Editor-in-Chief

February 28, 2017


Filed under Apps, Reviews

∞ Loop is a modern approach to the age-old puzzle game format. Inspired by the infinity symbol, it is deceptively easy to get entangled in this game, which tests players’ problem solving abilities and perception skills. The game is minimalistic in its design. Its graphics are unembellished, ran...