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Facing repercussions

By Erin Kaled and Katelynn Mulder
October 26, 2016
Filed under News

When the girls varsity soccer team won districts last spring, they ended an eight-year drought. But after someone sent an anonymous letter to the Michigan High School Athletic Association claiming the team played more regular season games than allowed, the girls were stripped of their title and ...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Oct. 24-30

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Oct. 24-30

By Gowri Yerramalli, Business Manager
October 24, 2016
Filed under Keeping it brief, News, Showcase

Jailbreak in Haiti leads to 170 inmate search The recent jailbreak in a prison in Arcahaie, Haiti has lead to a widespread police search for the 170 inmates that fled during this escapade. Police have caught 12 of the 170 prisoners and are searching cars and boats for the remaining escapee...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Oct. 17-23

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Oct. 17-23

By Sofia Ketels, Intern
October 17, 2016
Filed under Keeping it brief, News, Showcase

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump to face off in final presidential debate On Wednesday, the final debate of this election season premieres. The debate will be moderated by Fox News correspondent Chris Wallace and will include topics such as the economy, naming a new Supreme Court justice, an...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Oct. 10-16

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Oct. 10-16

By Michal Ruprecht, Assistant Editor
October 10, 2016
Filed under Keeping it brief, News, Showcase

US government accuses Russia of hacking On Friday the Obama Administration officially blamed Russia for hacking into the Democratic National Committee and other political organizations. As a result, lawmakers are confident that the administration will penalize the Russian government for ...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Oct. 3-9

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Oct. 3-9

By Sonny Mulpuri, Digital Editor
October 3, 2016
Filed under Keeping it brief, News, Showcase

Hurricane Matthew reaches Haiti Haiti’s southern peninsula was hit by 45 miles per hour winds this week. As a result, Hurricane Matthew was classified as a category four hurricane. It’s estimated to dump around 15-25 inches of rain on average, but can reach up to 40 inches. Matthew has ki...

School board chooses new lunch provider, replacing Sodexo

School board chooses new lunch provider, replacing Sodexo

By Michal Ruprecht and Montana Paton
September 28, 2016
Filed under News

If you haven’t been to the lunchroom, take note. Things aren’t the same.   Last May and June, the School Board hosted a bid for a new lunch provider. Christian Fenton, Deputy Superintendent for Business and Operations, said the district was unsatisfied by Sodexo’s services and quality of f...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Sept. 26-Oct. 2

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Sept. 26-Oct. 2

By Sarah Wietecha, digital editor
September 26, 2016
Filed under Keeping it brief, News, Showcase

1. Winnie the Pooh series to induct new character The beloved children’s series Winnie the Pooh, is approaching its 90th anniversary, and to commemorate, Penguin, a new character, will debut in the new book The Best Bear in All the World. The new book will be available for sale on October 25. Read more on th...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of June 6-12

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of June 6-12

By Sarah Wietecha, Digital Editor
June 6, 2016
Filed under Keeping it brief, News, Showcase

World famous boxer Muhammad Ali dies at 74 On Saturday June 4, boxing legend, Muhammad Ali passed away after being hospitalized Monday morning for respiratory reasons. His death has sparked a debate about septic shock—the cause of his death—a condition where infection in the body causes organ failure...

Packs of puppies meet for annual Mutt March fundraiser

Packs of puppies meet for annual Mutt March fundraiser

By Emma Puglia, Senior Assistant Editor
June 3, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

German shepherds, golden retrievers and Labradors trek across the freshly manicured lawns of the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House as part of the medley of dogs participating in the Michigan Humane Society’s Mutt March. This year’s Mutt March will take place on Saturday, June 5 at 8 a.m. as a way to r...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of May 30- June 5

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of May 30- June 5

By Billy Steigelman, Assistant Editor
May 30, 2016
Filed under Keeping it brief, News, Showcase

NBA Finals set for rematch The Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers will play each other in a rematch of last year’s NBA Finals, which the Warriors won in six games. Game one is Thursday and all games will be broadcasted on ABC. To read more about the Finals, click here. ...

Social Studies Honors Society integrates school, community

Social Studies Honors Society integrates school, community

By Michal Ruprecht, Staff Reporter
May 25, 2016
Filed under News

History teacher Andrew Taylor has created a new club called Social Studies Honors Society. He hopes the new club will showcase the school’s impact on the Grosse Pointe community. “It is designed to help promote North out into a larger community,” Taylor said. “We’re going to make a club ...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of May 23-29

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of May 23-29

By Trevor Mieczkowski, Assistant Editor
May 22, 2016
Filed under Keeping it brief, News, Showcase

  Oklahoma governor vetoes controversial abortion bill   On Friday, May 20, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) vetoed a bill that would have made it a felony for doctors to perform abortions. The law included an exception only for doctors performing abortions on women whose lives are ...