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GPN Gone But Not Forgotten Facebook group honors North Alumni

GPN Gone But Not Forgotten Facebook group honors North Alumni

By Amelia Nowicki and Sarah Shanley

May 16, 2018


Filed under Features, profiles, Showcase

For the past two years, class of 1978 alumnus Mike Nowak has run the GPN Gone But not Forgotten FaceBook Group. This page began on December 31 2016, in order to honor Nowak’s high school friends who have died. Recently, it has been revamped by Jeff Rinke, another member of the graduating class of ...

New season of New Girl falls short

New season of New Girl falls short

By Emily Widgren, Page Editor

May 9, 2018


Filed under Reviews, Showcase

Season six of “New Girl” ended  with viewers feeling content after main characters Nick Miller (Jake Johnson) and Jessica Day (Zooey Deschanel) start dating and married couple Cece Parikh (Hannah Simone) and Winston Schmidt (Max Greenfield) get news that they are pregnant with their first child...

J. cole drops new heat with new album

J. cole drops new heat with new album

By Taylor Mitchell, Staff Reporter

April 24, 2018


Filed under Ideas, Music, Reviews, Showcase

Jay Z’s protege turned legend has recently dropped his 5th studio album. J. cole, known for his imagery words and storytelling songs came out with “K.O.D” late Thursday night. The album goes through the emotions of romance in the age of social media, while addressing the state of hip hop and past t...

KIB: Week of 4/22

KIB: Week of 4/22

By Adam Schwartz, Page Editor

April 23, 2018


Filed under Keeping it brief, News, Showcase

On Thursday April 26th, there is a half day for all students due to afternoon staff development. Students will report to class at regular time and will be dismissed at 10:55 A.M. All classes will be attended during the half day for a shorter period of time. For my information on half days click h...

“Bit Blaster”: basic, but patchwork nonetheless

“Bit Blaster”: basic, but patchwork nonetheless

By Colin Haroutunian, Intern

April 17, 2018


Filed under Apps, Features, Reviews, Showcase, Video Games

In the allure of clearing the way to the top of the leaderboard, arcade games are known for their replay ability. Repetition of levels is prevalent in this draw, a design concept treated no differently in “Bit Blaster”. In the hopes of bringing arcade-like features to the mobile environment, the ...

“Love, Hate, and Other Filters” allows glimpse into another culture

“Love, Hate, and Other Filters” allows glimpse into another culture

By Hannah Zalewski, Page Editor

April 11, 2018


Filed under Reviews, Showcase

In her debut novel  “Love, Hate and Other Filters,” Samira Ahmed illustrates the harsh reality of being a muslim in a terrorist-fearing America. The story opens with Maya Aziz, an ambitious teen filmmaker who dreams of going to NYU and running away from her Indian parents and their ideals for h...

New twist on “Survivor” draws back old fans

New twist on “Survivor” draws back old fans

By Katelynn Mulder, Senior Assistant Editor

March 27, 2018


Filed under Reviews, Showcase

Recently coming out with it's 36th season, “Survivor: Ghost Island” once again follows the classic Survivor tradition of leaving 16 players in two different tribes to compete against one another for a chance at a million dollars. Taking place in Fiji, the two tribes Malolo and Naviti appear to be ...

Marching for Our Lives

Marching for Our Lives

By Sofia Ketels, Web Editor-In-Chief

March 25, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Yesterday, I marched alongside more than 800,000 people down Pennsylvania Avenue. Among us stood not only survivors turned advocates, but people who had never heard the sound of a bullet being fired from a gun, or had loved ones torn away from this world decades too soon. I saw people like me, who had s...

Food versus fiction

Food versus fiction

By Abi Murray, Staff Reporter

March 19, 2018


Filed under Features, Ideas, Showcase

In the United States,  approximately six to eight million adults don’t eat meat, fish, or poultry. Another several million have eliminated red meat and a whopping  2 million Americans follow a vegan diet. In the past several years, there has been a massive shift towards a more plant based diet as...

Meet former Olympian and North student Jennifer (Goolsbee) Schneble

Meet former Olympian and North student Jennifer (Goolsbee) Schneble

By Sarah Shanley, Staff Reporter

March 16, 2018


Filed under Features, profiles, Showcase

Member of the German Winter Olympic Team and North graduate Jennifer (Goolsbee) Schneble details her life before, during and after the Olympics and how it has helped her so far in her extraordinary life. Schneble sat in a salon chair at 8 years old, discussing her dream of going to the Winter Olym...

The other side of the coin

The other side of the coin

By Michal Ruprecht, Senior Assistant Editor

March 15, 2018


Filed under Ideas, Showcase

While thousands of students walked out Wednesday, March 14 across the nation, a number of others opted not to participate in the walkout, a theme that was evident at North. But if I had gone to another school, I wouldn’t have known that there was a group of students not taking part in the walkout....

2018 NCAA Tournament Predictions

2018 NCAA Tournament Predictions

By Sonny Mulpuri and Billy Steigelman

March 14, 2018


Filed under Audio, Media, Showcase, Sports

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