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KIB: Week of 4/16

KIB: Week of 4/16

By Savannah Burguron, Intern

April 19, 2018


Filed under Features, Keeping it brief, News

“Super Troopers 2” will premiere in theaters Friday, April 20. The movie is not yet rated, but it is a comedy/mystery movie. The first “Super Troopers”  got a 90 percent Rotten Tomatoes rating from the audience. You can buy tickets to the movie here. Echosmith will be in Detroit on Wed...

“Bit Blaster”: basic, but patchwork nonetheless

“Bit Blaster”: basic, but patchwork nonetheless

By Colin Haroutunian, Intern

April 17, 2018


Filed under Apps, Features, Reviews, Showcase, Video Games

In the allure of clearing the way to the top of the leaderboard, arcade games are known for their replay ability. Repetition of levels is prevalent in this draw, a design concept treated no differently in “Bit Blaster”. In the hopes of bringing arcade-like features to the mobile environment, the ...

Is the SAT necessary?

Is the SAT necessary?

By Jordan Craighead & Cairington Stahl, Business Manager & Staff Reporter

April 16, 2018


Filed under Features, Ideas, News

Each year, millions of high schoolers sit at desks with two perfectly sharpened number two pencils and a state-approved calculator. They wipe the sweat from their brows, attempt to shake out the nerves and relax their minds. The proctor tells the students they have two hours and then they start one o...

Faces in the crowd: Joy Taylor

Faces in the crowd: Joy Taylor

By Charlie Bernas, Staff Reporter

March 27, 2018


Filed under Faces in the Crowd, Features

For sophomore Joy Taylor, cheer is everything. “I don’t really get a lot of free time,” Taylor said. “I'm on varsity. We have practices three or four days a week.” Taylor has been on the cheerleading team since freshman year and said she has really grown from the experience. “I ...

Faces in the Crowd: Michael Kehrig

Faces in the Crowd: Michael Kehrig

By Sarah Shanley, Staff Reporter

March 26, 2018


Filed under Faces in the Crowd, Features

For Sophomore Michael Kehrig, running isn’t just a sport, it has shaped him into who he is today. He plans to do it for at least the rest of his highschool years. “It's been the foundation of who I am, and led to who I hang out with because I’ve been on (track) team, and most of the people t...

Stop the coping and start the calming

Stop the coping and start the calming

By Adam Schwartz, Page Editor

March 25, 2018


Filed under Features, Ideas

A sense of belonging is a measure that should be installed into the brains of all individuals. Who we are develops from two things: nature and nurture. Both determine how we utilize the skills we have and apply them to our everyday lives as people to make us stronger. While we assume most individuals...

Marching for Our Lives

Marching for Our Lives

By Sofia Ketels, Web Editor-In-Chief

March 25, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Yesterday, I marched alongside more than 800,000 people down Pennsylvania Avenue. Among us stood not only survivors turned advocates, but people who had never heard the sound of a bullet being fired from a gun, or had loved ones torn away from this world decades too soon. I saw people like me, who had s...

Puzzle game ‘EDGE’ unlocks players’ decision making skills

Puzzle game ‘EDGE’ unlocks players’ decision making skills

By Colin Haroutunian, Staff Reporter

March 23, 2018


Filed under Apps, Features, Ideas, Reviews, Video Games

Hanging off of the edge of a block to deduct time, or being shoved off the edge of a level are two defining characteristics of ‘EDGE’. Despite the puzzle games’ simple graphics, the content grows in its complexity overtime, as to keep the player intrigued for later, unlockable levels. With over...

Food versus fiction

Food versus fiction

By Abi Murray, Staff Reporter

March 19, 2018


Filed under Features, Ideas, Showcase

In the United States,  approximately six to eight million adults don’t eat meat, fish, or poultry. Another several million have eliminated red meat and a whopping  2 million Americans follow a vegan diet. In the past several years, there has been a massive shift towards a more plant based diet as...

Love, Simon nails 2018 theme of representation

Love, Simon nails 2018 theme of representation

By Arzoo Chhaya, Page Editor

March 19, 2018


Filed under Features, Movies, Reviews

A major theme this year at the Oscars was representation in media, and the role of seeing people like yourself in film. “Love, Simon,” based on “Simon vs. The Homosapien Agenda” by Becky Albertalli is the narrative winning hearts with every screening. This movie is the classic teen romance fairy...

Meet former Olympian and North student Jennifer (Goolsbee) Schneble

Meet former Olympian and North student Jennifer (Goolsbee) Schneble

By Sarah Shanley, Staff Reporter

March 16, 2018


Filed under Features, profiles, Showcase

Member of the German Winter Olympic Team and North graduate Jennifer (Goolsbee) Schneble details her life before, during and after the Olympics and how it has helped her so far in her extraordinary life. Schneble sat in a salon chair at 8 years old, discussing her dream of going to the Winter Olym...

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...