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New Netflix series tackles tough topics

New Netflix series tackles tough topics

By Alex Harring, Managing Editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under Reviews, Showcase, TV Shows

Loosely based on the book of the same name, Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why” explores the events leading up to a teenage girl’s suicide in a chilling, nonlinear narrative of her life. Enter Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford). She’s cool and alternative, but like most teenagers, she wants to fi...

Freshmen’s first game

Freshmen’s first game

By Meg Pangborn, Photographer
March 31, 2017
Filed under Photos, Showcase

As a freshman, William Aufdemberge has experienced many firsts at North. From his first homecoming pep rally, to his first soccer game and now his first baseball game on the Freshman  team. "When I made the team, I felt great," Aufdemberge said. "A lot of great players tried out, and I was happy...

Putting the ‘care’ in Urgent Care

Putting the ‘care’ in Urgent Care

By Lindsey Ramsdell, Co-Editor-in-Chief
March 27, 2017
Filed under Ideas, Showcase

There needs to be an alternative place where people who need limited care with limited resources to obtain it can go. Thankfully, there’s this great place called Urgent Care. Just a step below an Emergency Center but should be able to provide people with the same quality of care. But this isn’t the case.

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Upcoming games: March 27- April 2

Upcoming games: March 27- April 2

By Michal Ruprecht, Editor-at-Large
March 27, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

This week we bring you the upcoming games of the week. All games are home games unless otherwise noted.   Baseball: Solely the varsity will play Dakota High School on Tuesday, March 28 at 4:30 p.m. On Wednesday, March 29, the freshman and varsity teams will take on Sterling Heights Stevenson High School at ...

All About Alex: Holding my head high

All About Alex: Holding my head high

By Alex Harring, Website Managing Editor
March 27, 2017
Filed under Ideas, Showcase, Uncategorized

There are a few phrases I hear quite often. Besides the usuals like “Alex, why are you watching ‘90210’ instead of doing your homework?” or, “Alex, why are walking when coach said to run?” one thing I hear on the daily is “Alex, you know your brain isn’t fully developed until you’re...

‘Powerless’ holds potential

‘Powerless’ holds potential

By Amber Braker, Staff Reporter
March 23, 2017
Filed under Reviews, Showcase, TV Shows

Superhero movies and tv shows have become more and more popular in recent years. “Powerless,” a new series from NBC, takes this concept in a new direction. The sitcom airs Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. and focuses on the story of ordinary citizens living in the calamity caused by the epic clashes betwee...

Taking a ‘Chance’ on Chicago Public Schools

Taking a ‘Chance’ on Chicago Public Schools

By Maxwell Murray, Intern
March 21, 2017
Filed under Ideas, Showcase

In the last year Chance the Rapper has made a remarkable impact on the music industry. He became “Kanye’s best prodigy” with a feature on “The Life of Pablo,” performed on SNL twice, held his own music festival, released his third mixtape “Coloring Book,” and won Best New Artist along w...

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

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

By Gowri Yerramalli, Business Manager
March 20, 2017
Filed under Keeping it brief, News, Showcase

North students visit Disney Students in North’s Band and Orchestra program will be visiting Disney to perform at the festival. The students will be leaving on Thursday, March 23 and will be performing songs from this year’s spring concert. The trip happens every four years and lasts for f...

Milky Chance has more of an upbeat mood with new album

Milky Chance has more of an upbeat mood with new album

By Lindsey Ramsdell, Editor-in-Chief
March 20, 2017
Filed under Music, Reviews, Showcase

As the album title and artwork suggest, “Blossom,” by the German indie-folk band Milky Chance, projects a brighter, more uplifting sound than the band’s first album, “Sadnecessary.” “Sadnecessary,” released in 2013, was filled with dark, moody tunes of bass and acoustic guitar. It incl...

Upcoming games: March 20-26

Upcoming games: March 20-26

By Michal Ruprecht, Assistant Editor
March 20, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Boys lacrosse: Varsity and JV will play Notre Dame Prepatory on Monday, March 20 at 5:30 p.m. Varsity will play away, while JV will play at home. On Thursday, March 23, JV and varsity face Rochester High School at 5:30 and 7 p.m., respectively. Girls lacrosse: Ann Arbor Huron High School will p...

Activist group We GP creates high school board of directors

Activist group We GP creates high school board of directors

By Katelynn Mulder and Amber Braker
March 20, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

After last year’s divisive election, some in the Grosse Pointe community decided to reject polarization and instead focus on combating civil and human rights issues that they feel affect everyone regardless of party affiliation. So, they started the organization We GP. “It doesn’t matter whether ...

NCAA March Madness Tournament Predictions

NCAA March Madness Tournament Predictions

By Sonny Mulpuri and Tommy Teftsis
March 15, 2017
Filed under Audio, Ideas, Media, Showcase

https://soundcloud.com/north-pointe/ncaa-tournament-podcast Jump to 21:45 to listen to our Round of 32. Jump to 28:56 to listen to our Sweet Sixteen choices. Jump to 33:23 to listen to our Elite Eight choices. Jump to 36:00 to listen to our Final Four choices. Jump to 38:00 to listen to...