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“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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My alternate option

My alternate option

By Allison Lackner, Business Manager

March 14, 2018


Filed under Ideas, Showcase

I’m afraid to be at school today. During class at 10 a.m., North is hosting a walkout. I feel uncomfortable both supporting the walkout and staying inside the building. At the surface, it seems I have two options: be forced into a designated classroom or participate in something that was allegedly ...

Sid Meier’s Civilization V remains on top

Sid Meier’s Civilization V remains on top

By Colin Haroutunian, Intern

March 7, 2018


Filed under Reviews, Showcase, Video Games

Despite being published over seven years ago, “Sid Meier’s Civilization V” and its multitude of DLC (downloadable content) packs are refreshing in almost every aspect. Fantastic versatility and variety are displayed in the complex systems for resources, diplomacy and production, in which the co...

Colleges respond to student demonstrations in, out of school

Colleges respond to student demonstrations in, out of school

By Alex Harring, Managing Editor

March 7, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

When senior Raegan Bastien paid her deposit to Ohio University this month, it seemed like the end of the college admissions process. However, with walkouts and other protests happening in Grosse Pointe and across the nation in the country’s eye, a commitment does not necessarily mean security. D...

No one’s missing out on the new Sims 4 Laundry Pack

No one’s missing out on the new Sims 4 Laundry Pack

By Caitlin Bush and Allison Lackner

February 26, 2018


Filed under Reviews, Showcase, Video Games

The newest Sims expansion pack, Sims 4 Laundry Pack, comes with country chic items and clothes that can transform the Sims house and warborde to look like it came out of an episode of HGTV’s “Fixer Upper.” This new pack allows players to decorate the Sims’ homes with a rustic vibe, which can ex...