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Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Jan. 31- Feb. 6

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Jan. 31- Feb. 6

By Michal Ruprecht, Staff Reporter
January 31, 2016
Filed under Keeping it brief, News, Showcase

1. Zika virus spreads The Zika virus spreading through mosquitoes is connected to thousands of cases of brain damage in Brazilian babies. The World Health Organization has predicted the virus will spread to most countries in the Americas. As a result President Obama is taking action by implementing...

Time Magazine brings attention to calorie intake

Time Magazine brings attention to calorie intake

By Michal Ruprecht, Staff Reporter
January 27, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

Have you ever wondered how your daily diet compares to other diets worldwide?

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

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

By Michal Ruprecht, Staff Reporter
January 25, 2016
Filed under Keeping it brief, News, Showcase

1. Sarah Palin endorses Donald Trump On Jan. 19, Sarah Palin, former vice presidential nominee and governor of Alaska, announced she would be supporting Donald Trump. After her announcement, Palin appeared alongside Trump at his campaign event in Ames, Iowa. Palin’s endorsement put Trump at the top...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Jan. 18-24

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Jan. 18-24

By Lauren Sexton, Multimedia Editor
January 19, 2016
Filed under Keeping it brief, News

1. Michigan governor plans to fix toxic water in Flint In April of 2014, the state switch of Flint’s water source from Lake Huron to Flint River caused the government to save money for the state and city. However, citizens complained that the water was tasting funny and didn’t look right. Research...

Challenge Day cancelled

By Michal Ruprecht, Staff Reporter
January 13, 2016
Filed under News

Challenge Day is an opportunity to spend the day relating to others in a safe environment while sharing similar struggles in life. The annual event used to occur before winter break, but it recently came to a halt.   The district had to cut the event to financially fund other student programs such...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Jan. 11-17

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Jan. 11-17

By Mora Downs, Editor
January 11, 2016
Filed under Keeping it brief, News

1. State of the Union to be delivered President Barack Obama is set to deliver his eighth and final State of the Union address to Congress on Tuesday. This address comes a week after President Obama announced his plan to bypass Congress to expand gun control. Likely topics of this speech are immigration, G...

Cancelled event provided support

Cancelled event provided support

By Michal Ruprecht, Staff Reporter
January 10, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

Make sure to read about Challenge Day's cancellation in issue 7 of North Pointe and check out this supplemental infographic. ...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Jan. 4-10

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Jan. 4-10

By Montana Paton, Staff Reporter
January 5, 2016
Filed under Keeping it brief, News

1. Saudi Arabia and Iran cut ties On Sunday Saudi Arabia cut ties with Iran due to the execution of a Shiite Muslim cleric the day before. Saudi Foreign Minister, Adel Jubeir, made an announcement that Iran had 48 hours to remove all diplomats and shut down all of their offices in Saudi Arabia. The ...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Dec. 28- Jan. 2

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Dec. 28- Jan. 2

By Montana Paton, Staff Reporter
December 30, 2015
Filed under Keeping it brief, News

1. Bill Cosby charged with sexual assault Despite sexual assault accusations occurring since the 1960s, actor Bill Cosby has never been charged for the crimes until now. An incident that happened in 2004 finally shined light on the situation. On Wednesday, Cosby was charged by the Montgomery County prosec...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Dec. 20-26

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Dec. 20-26

By Michal Ruprecht, Staff Reporter
December 20, 2015
Filed under Keeping it brief, News

1. Star Wars movie in theaters Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the seventh edition in the Star Wars film series. The movie premiered on Dec. 14, while the opening day was Dec. 18 in American movie theaters. It broke the previous record for Thursday night sales, earning  over $57 million. Watch the m...

Digital Seminar to expand to full-year course

Digital Seminar to expand to full-year course

By Michal Ruprecht, Staff Reporter
December 16, 2015
Filed under News

A shimmering sound from the 3D printer rings through Science 304. Social studies and technology teacher Sean McCarroll transformed the old science room two years ago into a colorful technology hub filled with the latest gadgets for aspiring students. Because of its popularity, Digital Seminar will be expanded fro...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Dec. 13-19

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Dec. 13-19

By Michal Ruprecht, Staff Reporter
December 14, 2015
Filed under Keeping it brief, News

  1. Investigations on California shooters   Since the San Bernardino shooting on Dec. 2, investigators have speculated of a terrorism tie to the attack. The discovery that one of the shooters, Tashfeen Malik, was radicalized by ISIS two years ago in Pakistan sheds some light on the t...