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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...

Faces in the crowd: Sophomore Polly Fitzgerald

Faces in the crowd: Sophomore Polly Fitzgerald

By Michal Ruprecht, Assistant Editor

November 29, 2016


Filed under Features, profiles, Showcase

Miles of beaches line the coast and sail boats skitter up and down the sea shore. Sounds a lot like a Michigan, right? Maybe, but this place is 10,000 miles away and where sophomore Polly Fitzgerald was born: Melbourne, Australia. “It’s happy. It’s friendly. It’s warm,” Fitzgerald said. “It’s...

Junior’s passion for piano began at early age

Junior’s passion for piano began at early age

By Michal Ruprecht, Staff Reporter

April 11, 2016


Filed under Features, profiles, Showcase

Editor’s note: This is an extended version of the Faces in the Crowd on Sexton in issue 13 of North Pointe. Junior Grace Sexton learned to love the piano after another student performed at a recital. Since then, she has performed at concerts, weddings and school events, and has been taking lesson...

Faces in the crowd: Sophomore Charlotte Duus

Faces in the crowd: Sophomore Charlotte Duus

By Michal Ruprecht, Staff Reporter

January 22, 2016


Filed under Faces in the Crowd, Features, profiles

Church isn’t only a safe haven for prayer and worship for sophomore Charlotte Duus, but a place for teaching and learning as well. Duus decided to teach kindergarteners at Grace Community Church after her older sister inspired her. “I teach them the Bible stories each time, we play games and t...

Freshman utilizes diverse performance outlets

Freshman utilizes diverse performance outlets

By Trevor Mieczkowski, Staff Reporter

January 14, 2016


Filed under Features, profiles

“Love Yourself” by Justin Bieber, “Yesterday” by The Beatles, “Free Fallin’” by Tom Petty, these are just some of the songs freshman Sam Salisbury has covered on his Youtube channel. “I sing mostly acoustic songs,” Salisbury said. “(The song) doesn’t have to be like that in the original...

Sophomore capitalizes on athletic lifestyle

Sophomore capitalizes on athletic lifestyle

By Michal Ruprecht, Staff Reporter

January 14, 2016


Filed under Features, profiles

A shiny blade shoots across the ice leaving a lasting mark, followed by a spiral spin and then a jump. This is a daily routine for sophomore Natalie Barstys, who has been figure skating since she was six years old, and her passion for the sport has afforded her many opportunities through her efforts. Barsty...

Faces in the Crowd: Senior Joey Bejin

Faces in the Crowd: Senior Joey Bejin

By Darcy Graham, Intern

December 8, 2015


Filed under Faces in the Crowd, Features, profiles

While he’s interested in all kinds of science, senior Joey Bejin seems to have taken a particular interest in the Red Planet. “I like the fact that science pulls all of the stuff that you learned the year before and combines it with math and has real world applications,” Bejin said. Two y...

Your Turn: What is your favorite fall flavor?

Your Turn: What is your favorite fall flavor?

By Montana Paton, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2015


Filed under Features, profiles

What is your favorite fall flavor? With the season wrapping up and winter threatening to take over, students appreciate the various tastes that autumn provides.

Faces in the Crowd: Junior Erin McSkimming

Faces in the Crowd: Junior Erin McSkimming

By Ritika Sanikommu, Section Editor

October 29, 2015


Filed under Faces in the Crowd, Features, profiles

Reading leisurely has become an art of the past. Besides reading required material for school, many students nowadays neglect newspapers and novels for Netflix. For junior Erin McSkimming, reading each book in the Harry Potter series more than ten times became an enjoyable pastime. McSkimming’s...

Faces in the Crowd: Junior DJ Mattes

Faces in the Crowd: Junior DJ Mattes

By Billy Moin, Editor

October 27, 2015


Filed under Faces in the Crowd, Features, profiles

While most people who play videogames stick to consoles, junior DJ Mattes uses something a little less common, his Portable Computer (PC). “When I was in middle school, I got a laptop. That basically opened up my world to it,” Mattes said. “I basically just slowly shifted my gaming focus from m...

Five minutes with Assistant Principal David Reed-Nordwall

Five minutes with Assistant Principal David Reed-Nordwall

By Michal Ruprecht, Intern

October 24, 2015


Filed under Features, profiles

Legos are shiny, colorful blocks that turn the impossible into a 3-D reality. School is a place of learning for the doorways to opportunity open up. The two aren't usually affiliated together, but for Assistant Principal David Reed-Nordwall, they click perfectly. Reed-Nordwall weaves Lego-building...

Faces in the Crowd: Senior Jacob Rees

Faces in the Crowd: Senior Jacob Rees

By Michal Ruprecht, Intern

October 12, 2015


Filed under Faces in the Crowd, Features, profiles

While his stage name may be Neozz, most recognize senior Jacob Rees as just another student.  Rees has been interested in music since elementary school, and he pursues his passion by creating his own electronic dance music. “I love music ... I make the melodies, the structure of the song in a way...

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