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Keeping it Brief: five things to know for the week of Feb. 4 -10

By Amelia Nowicki and Halle Pepper

February 15, 2018


Filed under Keeping it brief, News

The outcome of Super Bowl LII has given the Philadelphia Eagles their first Super Bowl win in the team’s history. The final score was 41-33, putting the Eagles above the New England Patriots The long awaited announcement of Kylie Jenner’s daughter, Stormi Webster, came in the form of an 11-mi...

Keeping it Brief: five things to know for the week of Jan. 29 – Feb. 2

By Lindsey Ramsdell, Editor-in-chief

January 29, 2018


Filed under Keeping it brief, News

State of the Union Address - President Trump will deliver his first State of the Union speech on Tuesday, Jan. 30 at 9 p.m. The annual speech will outline the President’s agenda and points of attention for the 2018 term. Listen to this podcast to find out what to hear from the President this wee...

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...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Jan. 21-28

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Jan. 21-28

By Charles Bernas, Intern

January 24, 2018


Filed under Keeping it brief, News

Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump's former chief strategist, was served a subpoena by the FBI to testify before grand jury about possible Russian interference in the election.   Convicted child molester and former Olympics gymnastics doctor, Larry Nassar, has so far been sentenced to 6...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Jan. 15-22

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Jan. 15-22

By Michal Ruprecht, Editor-at-Large

January 22, 2018


Filed under Keeping it brief, News, Showcase

1. Government shutdowns At midnight on Friday, Jan. 19, the U.S. government shut down. Although the House of Representatives passed a short-term spending bill, lawmakers weren’t able to pass the bill in the Senate because there wasn’t a section on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program....

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Jan. 8-14

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of  Jan. 8-14

By Colin Haroutunian, Intern

January 8, 2018


Filed under Keeping it brief, News, Showcase

Michigan and other states’ Macy’s stores to close Macy’s announced that it would close 11 stores throughout 2018, including one at Birchwood Mall, located near Port Huron. While saving money through this, the chain can now focus more attention to its online store. For more information on the chain’s dwindling n...

On Pointe: Top things to look out for the week of Dec. 24-31

On Pointe: Top things to look out for the week of Dec. 24-31

By Savannah Burguron, Intern

January 3, 2018


Filed under Keeping it brief, News, Showcase

The latest and last installment of the “Pitch Perfect” franchise came out on Dec. 22. The movie follows the Barden Bella girls on their final journey to prove to the world that they aren’t just a college club. “Pitch Perfect 3” earned a 31 percent critic rating and 52 percent user rati...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Dec. 11-15

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Dec. 11-15

By Amber Braker, Editor

December 12, 2017


Filed under Keeping it brief, News, Showcase

1. Attempted terrorist attack in New York City subway Yesterday during the morning rush-hour, 27-year-old Akayed Ullah set off a homemade explosive device in a New York City subway. The attack was an isolated event and left five people, including the attacker, injured. Ullah claims the attack was insp...

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...

The advantages and disadvantages of holiday shopping

The advantages and disadvantages of holiday shopping

By Emily McCloskey, Intern

November 29, 2017


Filed under News

Right after Thanksgiving dinner, Freshman Keelin McCarthy heads out to the mall with her family to go Black Friday shopping. While many people find the fighting over products to be overwhelming, the thrill is a highlight for McCarthy. “I like running around and grabbing TVs from people,” she sa...

Close Up trip invitations handed out

Close Up trip invitations handed out

By Colin Haroutunian, Intern

October 18, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Uncategorized

Select students received invitations on Oct 16 to the Close Up Foundation’s Washington D.C. trip that the school partakes in. The trip will last six days, starting on February 25th, 2018. The overall tour includes a variety of stops at historical landmarks and governmental buildings, including ...

Standarized testing to impact student schedules

Standarized testing to impact student schedules

By Colin Haroutunian, Intern

October 11, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Uncategorized

Students of all grades missed their daily classes on Wednesday, Oct. 11, due to the Preliminary SAT that occurred in school. Unlike most students, seniors did not partake in the PSAT, giving them a day off from school. Due to the testing, the schedules of students were abnormal. For instance, the desi...