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Meet the Republican presidential candidates

Meet the Republican presidential candidates

By Michal Ruprecht, Staff Reporter
December 13, 2015
Filed under News

On Dec. 15 at 7 p.m., the seventh Republican debate for presidential candidates will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada. Learn more about the Republican candidates running for president in the 2016 election below. ...

Honors choir finalists advance to all-state auditions

Honors choir finalists advance to all-state auditions

By Katelynn Mulder, Staff Reporter
December 10, 2015
Filed under News

Every year North sends at least one choir student all the way to state honors choir. This year, however, all three students who auditioned from North made the cut and will be performing in Grand Rapids this January to see if they will be able to make it to the all-states choir. Junior Clarissa Kam w...

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

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

By Montana Paton, Staff Reporter
December 7, 2015
Filed under Keeping it brief, News

Obama presents speech Obama addressed the recent terrorism attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, California during his recent speech on Sunday. This was one of his rare prime-time speeches from the oval office: he has only made two others. He reassures the people of the United States that the...

Students head to the Windy City

Students head to the Windy City

By Michal Ruprecht, Staff Reporter
December 2, 2015
Filed under News

Did you read the news brief on the business trip to Chicago in Issue 5? Learn more about Chicago and where the students went on our Pinterest board, which is filled with information on the city’s government, points of interest and various foods....

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Nov. 29- Dec. 5

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Nov. 29- Dec. 5

By Michal Ruprecht, Staff Reporter
November 30, 2015
Filed under Keeping it brief, News

World leaders attend climate change meeting About 150 world leaders are attending the meeting that will focus on a decrease in greenhouse gas emissions. The meeting is being held in Paris and three major carbon-emitting countries, the U.S., China, and India, are present. Recent riots and protest...

DECA, business students visit Chicago to learn from real trades

DECA, business students visit Chicago to learn from real trades

By Michal Ruprecht, Intern
November 24, 2015
Filed under News

Business students and DECA members expanded their academic  horizons and went on a trip to the Windy City on Nov. 13. Chicago is filled with corporations and marketers that taught the students the behind the scenes secrets of real-world business. The students went to a Nike store, Soldier Field Stadium, the F...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Nov. 23-28

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Nov. 23-28

By Emma Puglia, Web-Editor-in-Chief
November 23, 2015
Filed under Keeping it brief, News

  1. Belgium charges suspect involved in Paris attacks Authorities charged another subject involved in the recent Paris attacks. This individual was one of 21 people detained for the 29 raids in the capital, Liege and Charleroi. The city of Brussels tightened security on Saturday, shutting do...

Band and orchestra students perform Broadway hits at Pops and Pastries

Band and orchestra students perform Broadway hits at Pops and Pastries

By Michal Ruprecht, Intern
November 15, 2015
Filed under News

Instead of lacing up their tap shoes and adding an extra touch of stage makeup, the band and orchestra students tuned up their instruments. Students performed a variety of selections from Broadway musicals on Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. for their annual Pops and Pastries Concert. Junior LaSean Patton received first chair in...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Nov. 15-21

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Nov. 15-21

By Michal Ruprecht, Intern
November 15, 2015
Filed under Keeping it brief, News

Terrorist attacks in Paris The Islamic State (ISIS) plotted six attacks in Paris and executed them on Nov. 14 at multiple restaurants, a soccer match, and concert. In total, approximately 132 people died from the attacks. Two terrorists have been identified, one who posed as a refugee from...

Class of 2019 announces election results

Class of 2019 announces election results

By Alex Harring, Staff Reporter
November 12, 2015
Filed under Breaking News, News

UPDATE (Nov. 12): Elections for the class of 2019 took place Nov. 11, with the results announced on Nov. 12. Look below to see the class representatives. President: Hope Miller Vice President: Olivia Peruzzi Secretary: Meaghan McSkimming Treasurer: Evie Mourtos Senators: Max Driscol...

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

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

By Mora Downs, Editor
November 9, 2015
Filed under Keeping it brief, News

Football players plan to go on strike: African-American football players at the University of Missouri plan to go on strike until the university’s president Tim Wolfe is removed from office. Students of color believe Wolfe has been ineffective in combating racism at the college. Racial slurs a...

Students honored at Board meeting

By Michal Ruprecht, Intern
November 6, 2015
Filed under News

North and South AP students were honored at the board meeting on Oct. 26 for earning either a four or five on an AP exam along with two semifinalists in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Competition. Juniors who excelled on the PSAT last year, received an application, which gave them the chance ...