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New superintendent fulfills role

New superintendent fulfills role

By Caitlin Bush and Allison Lackner
May 20, 2015
Filed under News

Dr. Gary Niehaus was chosen as the new superintendent by the Board of Education on May 11. Niehaus is a veteran superintendent and brings years of experience to the position. “I have been a superintendent in Illinois for 18 years. Seven years at Salem 
Elementary School District, four years at...

Study reveals IQs can change in teen years

Study reveals IQs can change in teen years

By Brittany Hernandez, Kaley Makino, and Michal Ruprecht
May 8, 2015
Filed under News

Compare your average freshman to your average senior. If you look beyond the obvious physical differences, you will see evidence of endless disparities in maturity level, behavioral patterns and decision-making skills. Why and how is this so? Researchers have been asking that very question. A revea...

College tuition: raising prices and raising stress

College tuition: raising prices and raising stress

By Billy Moin and Giuseppe Parison
May 5, 2015
Filed under News

As Graham Eger and other seniors throughout the country are committing to their college choices, they must also begin to face high-priced college tuition. Over the past few decades, prices for college have skyrocketed. According to Bloomberg, college tuition has increased by over 1,200% in the past...

New religious freedom bill causes controversy

By Alex Harring, Lindsey Ramsdell, and Anu Subramaniam
April 24, 2015
Filed under News

https://issuu.com/mygpn/docs/northpointe-issue14all_df53070ad6dfd6

Quiz Bowl beats rivals

By Allison Lackner and Caitlin Bush
April 3, 2015
Filed under News

The Quiz Bowl team beat their rivals, Utica International Academy, at the Maison Bleue Classic tournament on Saturday, March 21. Freshman Steven Kamm was surprised by the outcome of the tournament. “Our captain, Harris, he said that we are more of the underdogs because the first two games, we...

North alumna hosts drama workshop

North alumna hosts drama workshop

By Emily Martinbianco and Michal Ruprecht
April 2, 2015
Filed under News

In an anticipated encore to her past performances on North’s stage, 1986 alumna and Broadway actress Sandra Joseph will make her star-studded return to test the vocal cords and dance moves of North students. Participation in Joseph’s workshop, which began March 31 and will continue through the week of...

One nation, divisible

One nation, divisible

By Erica Lizza, Senior Assistant Editor
March 27, 2015
Filed under News

March 7 was the fiftieth anniversary of the first of three attempted Selma-to- Montgomery civil rights marches. Coordinated by a variety of groups including Martin Luther King, Jr., the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), the p...

C4 supplement poses health risks for teen

By Alex Harring and Anu Subramaniam
March 20, 2015
Filed under News

https://issuu.com/mygpn/docs/northpointe-issue12all/1

Food fills landfills, not stomachs

By Alex Harring, Lindsey Ramsdell, and Anu Subramaniam
March 6, 2015
Filed under News

https://issuu.com/mygpn/docs/northpointe-issue11allpages/1

Michigan College Application Week promotes higher education

Michigan College Application Week promotes higher education

By Erica Lizza, Co-Editor-in-Chief
November 5, 2014
Filed under News

Decked out in their college spirit wear, counselors and teachers will be emphasizing the importance of college education from Monday, Nov. 3 to Friday, Nov. 7 to support Michigan College Application Week. “Michigan made this initiative to really help students understand the importance of (college),...

Energy drinks: the not-so-sweet side effects

Energy drinks: the not-so-sweet side effects

By By Allison Lackner, Intern
October 29, 2014
Filed under News

According to www.entrepreneur.com, a can of Red Bull has as much sugar as 11 Oreo cookies. When struggling, stressed-out students turn to these types of energy drinks for a boost, the high levels of sugar, caffeine and other harmful ingredients can actually hurt more than they help. Energy drinks hav...

North teacher comments on former graduate and Ebola victim, Dr. Spencer

North teacher comments on former graduate and Ebola victim, Dr. Spencer

By Lauren Sexton, Intern
October 27, 2014
Filed under News

It was confirmed on Oct. 23 that Dr. Craig Spencer tested positive for Ebola. Spencer is currently being treated at Bellevue Hospital in New York City in one of four isolation rooms. When he arrived at JFK International Airport in New York after a Doctors without Borders trip in West Africa, Spencer...