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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...

Choirs stage Great Works

Choirs stage Great Works

By Alex Harring and Sarah Wietecha

March 23, 2016


Filed under Audio, Media, Showcase

On Wednesday, March 23 the choir program held the annual Great Works concert at Assumption Church at 7 p.m. If you couldn't make it, check out our Soundcloud for samples from the event. https://soundcloud.com/north-pointe/choraliers https://soundcloud.com/north-pointe/acafella https://soundcloud.com/north-pointe/clarissa-kam https://soundcloud.com/north-pointe/treble-choir

First family explores Cuba for first time

First family explores Cuba for first time

By Alex Harring, Assistant Managing Editor

March 22, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

President Barack Obama and his family are traveling to Cuba this week, making it the first time a sitting president has been there in 88 years. Follow the first family on their vacation with this trip itinerary.Photo credit: Alex Harring ...

5 facts about Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland

5 facts about Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland

By Alex Harring, Assistant Managing Editor

March 20, 2016


Filed under Features, interactive, Showcase

President Barack Obama held a meeting at the White House rose garden on Wednesday, March 16. After the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Obama nominated Democratic judge Merrick Garland to fill the vacancy, even with a lack of cooperation from Republican Senators. Learn more about Garland...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of March 20-27

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of March 20-27

By Erin Kaled, Digital Editor

March 20, 2016


Filed under Keeping it brief, News, Showcase

1. President Obama travels to Cuba President Obama and his family arrived in Cuba today, making it the first time a U.S. President has traveled there since 1928. His first stop was Havana to meet with staff at the newly opened U.S. embassy. This trip is part of President Obama’s 2014 plan to reopen d...

Willow, French club band together to promote He for She

Willow, French club band together to promote He for She

By Montana Paton, Assistant Editor

March 17, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

“It’s not just a woman’s rights issue, it’s a human rights issue.” This motto rings throughout the He for She feminist campaign, weaving its way into North’s hallways. The French club and Willow are selling He for She bands for $2. The money that is raised will be donated to women in Cot...

The Game Stop: Cave Story

The Game Stop: Cave Story

By Addison Toutant, Staff Reporter

March 17, 2016


Filed under Reviews, Showcase, The Game Stop, Video Games

Cave Story was made entirely by one man: Daisuke Amaya. It took five years, and is one of the most famous independently developed games ever made. In the beginning, the game throws players into action immediately without a tutorial, and that’s surprisingly one of the best things about it. Nothin...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of March 13-19

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of March 13-19

By Alex Harring, Web Assistant Editor

March 13, 2016


Filed under Keeping it brief, News, Showcase

1. Terrorist attack in Grand Bassam L'Etoile du Sud hotel on Africa’s Ivory Coast was the location of an attack on March 13. It was supervised by Al-Qaeda and left 16 dead, but the shooters have been neutralized. L’Etoile du Sud is in Grand Bassam which is a popular tourist attraction in Africa. Rea...