North Pointe Now

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...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of March 28-April 3

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of March 28-April 3

By Ritika Sanikommu, Editor-at-Large

March 28, 2016


Filed under Keeping it brief, News, Showcase

1. EgyptAir hijacker arrested Following a standoff between hostages, the hijacker of EgyptAir flight MS181 was arrested by officials. The hijacker directed a flight that was routed to fly from Alexandria to Cairo to Cyprus’s Larnaca International Airport. The hijacker was identified as Seif Eldin Mustafa, and was ...

Sonny’s Side Note: Back to the top

Sonny’s Side Note: Back to the top

By Sonny Mulpuri, Digital Editor

March 25, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sonny's Side Note

In 2015, the Detroit Tigers did not make it to the playoffs and were below a .500 win-loss average. Since then, the team has been clawing their way back up to the top. “Four Central Division titles, three league championship trips and one World Series appearance” was plastered onto every ad b...

Grey’s Anatomy: heartbreak since 2005

Grey’s Anatomy: heartbreak since 2005

By Erin Kaled, Digital Editor

March 24, 2016


Filed under Ideas, Showcase

I hope Shonda Rhimes is proud that she ruins every Grey’s Anatomy fan’s life every Thursday.   Disclaimer: spoilers lie ahead. Ever since the first season, I knew we were all prepared for a downward spiral of emotion, but I didn’t expect it to be like this. It’s like every season the writer...