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5 Minutes with: Kelly Maisel

5 Minutes with: Kelly Maisel

By Ray Jason, Intern

February 4, 2019

Math teacher Kelly Maisel has only ever wanted to make her family proud. Graduating in the top tenth percentile of her high school class, Maisel became the first in her family to go to college. To her, attending college was what would make her family the proudest. “I wanted to make sure I was able to do th...

Review: On the Basis of Sex

Review: On the Basis of Sex

By Sofia Ketels, Managing Editor

January 23, 2019

“On the Basis of Sex” opened in the way any movie about female empowerment might: a hopeful and determined young woman marching towards her future as her heels click against the pavement. That young woman was Supreme Court Justice and women’s rights advocate Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Felicity Jo...

Positives of athletic trainers

By Abi Murray and Ray Hamilton

January 2, 2019

As a coach for both girls ice and field hockey, english teacher Emma Huellmantel greatly appreciates the provision of athletic trainers. “It's nice to have that reassurance that (an injury is) not a larger problem, because there are cases when you could be pushed,” Huellmantel said. “It's helpf...

Teacher Diane Montgomery named 2018 Regional Coach of the Year

By Sofia Ketels and Brooklyn McWhorter

November 23, 2018

Well into her first year as an English teacher in Georgia, track and cross country coach Diane Montgomery has helped to rebuild the two teams, kicking off her career as a both a teacher and coach. After her first year teaching in 2002, she immediately began coaching, and became the boys and girls head ...

Eminem out for revenge with new album

Eminem out for revenge with new album

By Hannah Zalewski, Page Editor

September 19, 2018

In an attempt to defend his name, Eminem released his 11th studio album, ‘Kamikaze’ on August 31. The album is composed of eleven full length songs and two skits. Following his previous album ‘Revival’, Eminem uses this album as a platform to call out any celebrity who had anything bad to ...

“RFLEX”: intense, high speed quests for high scores

“RFLEX”: intense, high speed quests for high scores

By Colin Haroutunian, Staff Reporter

May 23, 2018

Everything about “RFLEX” screams of a game hellbent on examining the breaking point of a player and their reaction time. Taunting those who wish to surpass old scores, failures can prompt “DEAD” to appear on screen. There is no doubt that the upbeat electronic soundtrack and the super sensit...

“64.0”: an escape from regular, routine repetition

“64.0”: an escape from regular, routine repetition

By Colin Haroutunian, Staff Reporter

May 17, 2018

Growing in intensity and complexity over the course of its challenging modes, “64.0”  is best characterized as a collection of difficult time trials. The levels each have their own styles, with an accelerating pace to handle overtime. Controlling a rotatable square in the center of the scree...

GPN Gone But Not Forgotten Facebook group honors North Alumni

GPN Gone But Not Forgotten Facebook group honors North Alumni

By Amelia Nowicki and Sarah Shanley

May 16, 2018

For the past two years, class of 1978 alumnus Mike Nowak has run the GPN Gone But not Forgotten FaceBook Group. This page began on December 31 2016, in order to honor Nowak’s high school friends who have died. Recently, it has been revamped by Jeff Rinke, another member of the graduating class of ...

Tips and tricks for earning scholarships & three you can still apply for

Tips and tricks for earning scholarships & three you can still apply for

By Michael Hartt, Page Editor

May 15, 2018

As graduation approaches, so does the start of college, and for many, that means a heavy burden of student loans. A lot of scholarship money has already been given out, but if you haven’t applied for any already there are still chances to get money. According to counselor Jennifer Sherman, the...

KIB: Week of 4/16

KIB: Week of 4/16

By Savannah Burguron, Intern

April 19, 2018

“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

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

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...