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Madison Beer writes her name in cement on new album

Madison Beer writes her name in cement on new album

By Zoe Graves, Page Editor

February 8, 2018


Filed under Features, Music, Reviews

Attempting to shy away from her reputation as “Justin Bieber’s protege,” and make a name of her own, Madison Beer released her debut album “As She Pleases” on Feb. 2. The album was preceded by singles “Dead” and “Say It To My Face,” and featured five new songs. “As She Pleases...

Board game day hosted to combat isolation

Board game day hosted to combat isolation

By Emily Widgren and Hannah Zalewski

January 29, 2018


Filed under Features, News, Showcase

In their Exploring Global Issues class, seniors Eva Ciaramitaro and Erin Kaled are combating the isolationism brought on by technology and phones and hosting a board game day for teens and the elderly on Jan. 20 at Central Library. “I can see how technology has influenced isolation with the different gen...

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 ...

The flip of a page versus the click of a mouse

The flip of a page versus the click of a mouse

By Sarah Shanely, Intern

January 10, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Our lives are continuously evolving along with technological advances and school is no exception. Senior Stephanie Schaefer has noticed the shift from paper to the computer throughout her high school career. “(I noticed the shift) probably freshman year … so I got more used to it then,” she said....

Hypnotist visits North psychology classes

Hypnotist visits North psychology classes

By Abi Murray

December 1, 2017


Filed under Features, News, Showcase

As part of their States of Consciousness chapter, Jennifer Weisbrodt’s AP Psychology classes welcomed hypnotist Michael Brody to North on Tuesday. Brody, referred to Weisbrodt by South’s Psychology teacher, was brought in because of his previous experience as a teacher and familiarity with the curri...

Meet The Rua

Meet The Rua

By Zoe Graves, Editor

November 30, 2017


Filed under Features, profiles, Showcase

Comprised of elements similar to that of Fleetwood Mac, The Cranberries and The Corrs, siblings Alanna, Roseanna and Jonathan Brown make up The Rua. An up-and-coming band from Windsor, England, their sound is a mix of pop and folk, giving them an upbeat yet whimsical sound.  One of the band’s identifyi...

Faces In The Crowd: Zac Ozormoor

Faces In The Crowd: Zac Ozormoor

By Colin Haroutunian, Intern

November 27, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Describing himself as a “console nerd,” junior Zac Ozormoor has been playing video games since he was in elementary school. Ozormoor said that he prefers to play difficult games since he likes the challenge. He said that he has enjoyed playing the game Dark Souls 3 for its theme and the effort...

Login wait times on district computers impede class time

Login wait times on district computers impede class time

By Lindsey Ramsdell and Emily WIdgren

November 19, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

  Science teacher Susan Speirs spends a lot of time in the computer labs. Her Hybrid Biology class spends about 50 percent of their class time working on computers, and her other classes also frequent the labs. Lately when she has brought her classes to the computer labs, she has noticed the wai...

Strong smells affect students, teachers negatively

Strong smells affect students, teachers negatively

By Michal Ruprecht and Morgan Cribbs

November 16, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

As senior Alex Dean enters class, she notices a difference in the atmosphere. But it isn’t a change in classroom decorations or a substitute teacher. Instead, it’s the pungent smell of deodorant and cologne. “Sometimes people wear Axe or something like that, and they will sit right behind me and...

Senior Abby Kanakry commits to Northern Kentucky University

Senior Abby Kanakry commits to Northern Kentucky University

By Allison Lackner, Business Manager

November 12, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

While most seniors are stressing about completing their college applications, senior Abby Kanakry already committed to Northern Kentucky University last April for volleyball. Kanakry said it was a relief because she only had to deal with filling out scholarship forms. Kanakry committed to the un...

Volleyball player gains experience and friendship

Volleyball player gains experience and friendship

By JoAnna Alexander, Intern

November 3, 2017


Filed under Fall, Features, profiles, Showcase, Sports

Last week concluded many fall sport seasons at North, freshman and JV volleyball being one of them.  Their final games were last Thursday, Oct. 26 against South. Practice started in August for players on the freshman team after school, from 4-6 p.m. Ryan Eskuri, the coach of the freshman team, had...

On pointe: Top things to look out for the week of Nov. 2-9

On pointe: Top things to look out for the week of Nov. 2-9

By Amber Braker, Editor

November 2, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

The highly anticipated second season of “Stranger Things” was released last Friday, Oct. 27. The critically acclaimed show follows the strange events that take place in Hawkins, Indiana including the disappearance of 10-year-old Will Byers. All episodes of both seasoare available on Netflix....