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Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Nov. 1-7

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Nov. 1-7

By Alex Harring, Staff Reporter
November 2, 2015
Filed under Keeping it brief, News

Attack on ISIS: In alignment with Syria, the US announced a new series of offensive attacks on ISIS. The alliance, called the Syrian Democratic Forces, will target the terrorist group using tactics such as coalition air strikes and land offensives with the goal of seizing areas of Hasakah from ISIS...

Environmental students share water quality findings with radio station

Environmental students share water quality findings with radio station

By Caitlin Bush and Katelynn Mulder
November 1, 2015
Filed under News

Six students involved in the AP Environmental Science field trip on Friday, Oct. 16 to Metro Beach were asked to create a presentation about their findings. After they presented it on Oct. 27 at the War Memorial, 101.9 WDET radio proceeded to ask them on-air questions. “By having students discuss science issues...

Class of 2017 cancels Norsemen Olympics

Class of 2017 cancels Norsemen Olympics

By Anu Subramaniam, Editor-in-Chief
October 26, 2015
Filed under Breaking News, News

The Class of 2017 cancelled their Norsemen Olympics night planned for Thursday, Oct. 29 due to a lack of elementary school participation. They had originally wanted 50 kids to participate, but only got responses from about 20 students. As a result, the council decided to cancel the event on Friday, Oct....

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Oct. 25-31

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Oct. 25-31

By Lindsey Ramsdell, Assistant Editor
October 26, 2015
Filed under Keeping it brief, News

Hurricane Patricia: This Category 5 storm proved to be the strongest hurricane ever recorded at sea, and was predicted to be the most dangerous last Friday. When it struck Mexico’s Pacific coast, citizens felt 165-mph winds. The tides turned on Saturday when the storm lost much of its force and was ...

Junior creates geocaching club

Junior creates geocaching club

By Michal Ruprecht, Intern
October 23, 2015
Filed under News

Junior Eve Feldman has started a Geocaching Club with library media specialist Amanda Pata as the adviser. The club’s informational meeting was held on Oct. 15 and any students are allowed to join. “I hope that the club draws in members with lots of different interests — geocaching could be ...

Classroom temperatures affect daily learning

Classroom temperatures affect daily learning

By Michal Ruprecht, Intern
October 22, 2015
Filed under News

  Even with leaves falling, the heat cranked up and jackets brought up from storage, the change of seasons still hasn’t affected classroom temperature. Complaints about blasting air conditioning flood the building daily. Energy and building operations supervisor Thomas Zaglaniczny is familiar with...

Fantasy sports deemed act of gambling, according to state of Nevada

Fantasy sports deemed act of gambling, according to state of Nevada

By Sonny Mulpuri, Intern
October 19, 2015
Filed under News

Fantasy sports grabbed the attention of many fans, taking the Internet by storm by involving money through websites like FanDuel and DraftKings. However, on Thursday Oct. 15, Nevada regulators ordered that all daily fantasy sports sites halt their continuation until they obtain state gambling licenses....

Meet the Democratic presidential candidates

Meet the Democratic presidential candidates

By Alex Harring, Staff Reporter
October 14, 2015
Filed under News

On Oct. 13 at 8:30 p.m., the first of six Democratic debates for presidential candidates took place. Learn more about the Democrats running for president in the 2016 election below. ...

A guide to the high-tech drone camera

A guide to the high-tech drone camera

By Jillian Berndtson and Katelynn Mulder
October 13, 2015
Filed under News

Did you read the On Campus about the new drone camera in Issue 2? Have you caught a glimpse of a helicopter-like machine whirring around at football games? Or maybe you've seen videos on the announcements where the image zooms up and over the school building? How does that device even work? Here, we ha...

New Christian group formed by North students

By Michal Ruprecht, Intern
October 9, 2015
Filed under News

Truth Seekers is a new club that was created by sophomore Peter Ciaravino. The club is Christian-based, and Ciaravino hopes it can help contribute to North’s culture by making it a more welcoming place. It is open to all and is not just North-based. “I wanted to create the club because I think … kids are so ...

Big Family of Michigan informational video

Big Family of Michigan informational video

By Lindsey Ramsdell and Abbey Cadieux
September 30, 2015
Filed under News

Did you read about how the Student Association is teaming up with the Big Family of Michigan in the September issue of the North Pointe? You can hear more about Big Family of Michigan founder Jeanne Fowler in the video below. https://vimeo.com/30793789

Q&A with Grosse Pointe’s NAACP chapter founder, Greg Bowens

Q&A with Grosse Pointe’s NAACP chapter founder, Greg Bowens

By Anu Subramaniam and Olivia Robinson
September 27, 2015
Filed under News

Q & A with Grosse Pointe’s NAACP chapter founder, Greg Bowens: North Pointe: What drew you to come to the Grosse Pointe and Harper Woods area? Greg Bowens: I've lived in D.C., San Diego, Philadelphia, Atlanta and Detroit. Each of those cities have a certain beauty and charm but catching ...