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New season of The Americans offers interesting plot

New season of The Americans offers interesting plot

By Michal Ruprecht, Staff Reporter

April 20, 2016


Filed under Reviews, Showcase, TV Shows

Crime and love can be used to describe a typical thriller. However, season four of The Americans is not your typical thriller. The Americans is set in the 1980s during the Cold War. Elizabeth (Keri Russell) and Philip Jennings (Matthew Rhys) are considered a normal American couple, but their true allegiance li...

Throwback Tuesday: The Secret Garden blossoms on stage

Throwback Tuesday: The Secret Garden blossoms on stage

By Sara Luteran, Dalaney Bradley, Bella DeSandy, Veronica Albo, Ava DeLoach, and Emma Puglia

April 19, 2016


Filed under Photos, Showcase

During the first weekend of March, drama students performed The Secret Garden, a show about a little girl with a tragic background moving to her distressed uncle's home in London. Students rehearsed from December up until showtime, spending their after-school hours in the C building. ...

In Print: Archery team aims for new opportunities

In Print: Archery team aims for new opportunities

By Sonny Mulpuri and Darcy Graham

April 19, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Athletes each have their own reasons to pursue a sport. Archers are no different. After three years, junior Shannon Gabriel and her teammates are motivated to get their sport—archery—officially recognized at North. “If it did become a sport, I would hope we would practice more and give us more o...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of April 18-24

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of April 18-24

By Olivia Robinson, Senior Assistant Editor

April 18, 2016


Filed under Keeping it brief, News, Showcase

1. New York primaries to begin On Tuesday, April 19, the remaining five presidential candidates will vie for New York’s delegates. Self-proclaimed Democratic socialist Bernie Sanders is going head to head with former New York senator Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination. In New York, San...

Our Editorial: State proposal should pass, will strengthen personal freedoms

Our Editorial: State proposal should pass, will strengthen personal freedoms

By The Editorial Board

April 13, 2016


Filed under Ideas, Our Editorial, Showcase

From legal marriage to adoption rights, our generation has seen some of the most dramatic changes concerning the personal liberties of the LGBTQ community. But, as the government adapts to accommodate for all people—regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation—local institutions, like sc...

Junior’s passion for piano began at early age

Junior’s passion for piano began at early age

By Michal Ruprecht, Staff Reporter

April 11, 2016


Filed under Features, profiles, Showcase

Editor’s note: This is an extended version of the Faces in the Crowd on Sexton in issue 13 of North Pointe. Junior Grace Sexton learned to love the piano after another student performed at a recital. Since then, she has performed at concerts, weddings and school events, and has been taking lesson...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of April 11-17

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of April 11-17

By Erin Kaled, Digital Editor

April 10, 2016


Filed under Keeping it brief, News, Showcase

Ex-NFL player murdered Former NFL player Will Smith was shot over a dispute driving home from a New Orleans city festival on Saturday night. Smith was shot multiple times while his wife was shot once in the right leg. City police charged the suspect, believed to be Cardell Hayes, with second...

Mind of Mine impresses vast audience

Mind of Mine impresses vast audience

By Asia Simmons, Staff Reporter

April 8, 2016


Filed under Music, Reviews, Showcase

Editor's note: An in-depth review of Zayn's album is featured in issue 12 of North Pointe. Former member of One Direction, Zayn Malik,  has came out with a solo album, Mind of Mine, which is a taste of pop, soul, hip hop, and electronic music. Mind of mine includes songs “It's you,” “Like I would,...

Riders adds action to original story

Riders adds action to original story

By Katelynn Mulder, Assistant Editor

April 7, 2016


Filed under Books, Reviews, Showcase

An original story paired with endless action, Veronica Rossi’s Riders will surpass the reader's expectations. Recovering from his own death, main character Gideon Blake experiences a series of strange events. Least of all is a mysterious girl informing him that he is now War, one of the four hor...

DJ K(h)aled: Friday nights

DJ K(h)aled: Friday nights

By Erin Kaled, Digital Editor

April 5, 2016


Filed under Audio, Media, Showcase

If you’re looking for music to blast while driving around or getting ready for a night out with friends, look no further. DJ K(h)aled has compiled a set of upbeat tunes for your Friday night in the first of many Spotify playlists. https://open.spotify.com/user/eckaled1/playlist/45lgNNOnHXXY6h2urpt5Yh

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of April 4-10

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of April 4-10

By Alex Harring, Assistant Managing Editor

April 4, 2016


Filed under Keeping it brief, News, Showcase

1. Final Four winners face off The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will play Villanova University at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas tonight. Villanova, as the number two seed, beat University of Oklahoma by 44 points. University of North Carolina is the number one seed, and took the win o...

Rihanna stages fresh, memorable concert

Rihanna stages fresh, memorable concert

By Anna Post, Print Editor

April 3, 2016


Filed under Music, Reviews, Showcase

The lights dimmed. The stage glowed. The singing commenced. Rihanna begins the concert with her song “Stay” and the eloquent piano played along as the Queen of Pop made a dramatic entrance. In a jumpsuit and hood, she walked through the crowd with a cape flowing behind her. It seemed almost G...