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“Blood moon” lunar eclipse shines in the early morning

“Blood moon” lunar eclipse shines in the early morning

By Addison Toutant, Staff Reporter
October 8, 2014
Filed under News

Michiganders were able to witness a rare sight at 5:15 a.m. on Oct. 8, 2014: a total lunar eclipse. A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes into the shadow of the earth, which is divided into two parts: the umbra, the darkest part of the shadow where no light from the sun comes through, and the...

The message in the flag

The message in the flag

By Dora Juhasz and Kaley Makino
September 15, 2014
Filed under News

By 8 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 11 junior Faith Volpe had not only helped set thousands of miniature American flags in the memory of 9/11 victims, but she also assisted in continuing an annual tradition. “I don’t think we should ever stop honoring those who have died in this very tragic incident,”...

Bomb threat dispelled after temporary school closing, investigation under way

Bomb threat dispelled after temporary school closing, investigation under way

By Haley Reid and Andrea Scapini
September 10, 2014
Filed under Breaking News, News

Parents on one line, peers on the other. Anxious students spread the message of an unexpected school closing while cramming the parking lot of the First English Lutheran Church off Vernier Ave on the morning of Tuesday, Sept 9. Police barricaded all entrances to North before school in response to a reported...

Quiz Bowl advances to national competition

Quiz Bowl advances to national competition

By Wendy Ishmaku, Business Manager
April 20, 2014
Filed under News

Undefeated in the Macomb Athletic Conference Quiz Bowl League with a record of 17 to 0, North’s Quiz Bowl team is on its way for competition at a national level. Due to the team’s efforts at the state championship, the only team that could beat them was the eventual champion Detroit Catholic Central...

President Obama delivers speech at U of M

President Obama delivers speech at U of M

By Olivia Asimakis and Dajai Chatman
April 8, 2014
Filed under News

“When the president has something to say, and he's on your campus, I think it’s kind of a hard opportunity to pass up. It just seemed like a once in a lifetime experience.” North alumna Francesca Ciaramitaro said. President Barack Obama visited the University of Michigan April 2 to speak to students ...

Tea for two?

Tea for two?

By Wendy Ishmaku, Assistant Editor
February 13, 2014
Filed under News

It's that time of year again: the plague season. About a quarter of any class in the building is missing, stuck coughing up a storm at home or sniffling sadly.  One of the drinks that these sick people turn to is tea.  The warm beverage soothes the throat, as well as many other beneficial factors. Featured...

Movie club debuts at North

Movie club debuts at North

By Kristen Kaled, Design Editor
January 22, 2014
Filed under News

Juniors Katelyn Carroll and Jacob Kempton are taking their interests in viewing and discussing movies a step further by starting a movie club. When the club has a movie screening they plan to watch a film and discuss it afterwards. “My hopes for the movie club are that enough students show interest...

Counting sheep, still losing sleep

Counting sheep, still losing sleep

By Dajai Chatman, Intern
January 14, 2014
Filed under News

Once Christmas break arrives, time spent studying for last minute tests and quizzes fills students’ time as the extensive study periods plunge into the late hours of the night.  According to the National Sleep Foundation, teens require eight to nine hours of sleep each night to function efficiently,...

Unite the Farms

Unite the Farms

By Izzy Ellery, Gowri Yerramalli, and Josie Riley
January 9, 2014
Filed under News

Contributing: Stephanie Roy and Jen Kusch “Unite” is a word associated with camaraderie and a common purpose, and this idea has inspired the brewing Unite the Farms movement. Unite the Farms was a petition started by a group of Grosse Pointe Farms residents who wanted to move ten blocks of the...

U.S. Military presence in Afghanistan unclear

U.S. Military presence in Afghanistan unclear

By Billy Moin, Intern
December 17, 2013
Filed under News

Five-hundred fourteen. That is the number of days until sophomore Josh Marck turns 17 and will drop out of North to join the Army. Marck decided to enlist “to serve (his) country” and “travel the world,” but after weeks of training, he could be going on tours in Afghanistan until 2024 and pos...