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The 100 provides new twist on classic apocalyptic plot

The 100 provides new twist on classic apocalyptic plot

By Katelynn Mulder, Staff Reporter

March 10, 2016


Filed under Books, Reviews, Showcase

In a post-apocalyptic world, Clarke Griffin, along with 99 others, must try and survive on a possibly radioactive Earth. Filled with unseen developments and unique characters, author Kass Morgan creates a new take on the classic end-of-the-world story in The 100. After humanity put the world into ...

Current Serial season lacks novelty

Current Serial season lacks novelty

By Alex Harring, Web Assistant Editor

March 9, 2016


Filed under Podcasts, Reviews, Showcase

In 2009, Bowe Bergdahl was a household name. Bergdahl abandoned his post in Afghanistan only to be captured until 2014 after the Taliban made a deal with the United States government. He was an icon for the war with many asking the same unanswered question: why did he leave his post? It’s 2016 and...

Neighborhood Club offers new program

Neighborhood Club offers new program

By Tommy Teftsis, Staff Reporter

March 8, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Grosse Pointe is known for its many workout centers like LA Fitness, Next Level Fitness and Full Lotus. The recently built Neighborhood Club (NC) facility is open to all paying members and has many rooms and classes such as a pool, a basketball court and numerous workout rooms. NC provides six wellness...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of March 6-12

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of March 6-12

By Montana Paton, Staff Reporter

March 7, 2016


Filed under Keeping it brief, News, Showcase

1. Nancy Reagan dies at age 94 Former first lady Nancy Reagan died on Sunday, March 6 from congestive heart failure. An influential member of the White House, she was devoted to both her husband and his politics. In times of stress, Nancy Reagan often provided the guidance that he needed, especiall...

RWBY web series provides unique plotline

RWBY web series provides unique plotline

By Addison Toutant, Staff Reporter

February 28, 2016


Filed under Reviews, Showcase, TV Shows

Created by the late Monty Oum of Rooster Teeth, RWBY (pronounced “ruby”) is a web series that recently made it’s way to Netflix. Initially designed to promote Poser Pro 2014, the show has evolved into one of the most enjoyable web series ever created. RWBY takes place in the world of Remnant, which is chaot...

Hoverboards aren’t worth the fall

Hoverboards aren’t worth the fall

By Trevor Mieczkowski, Staff Reporter

February 24, 2016


Filed under Ideas, Showcase

Sorry Back to the Future, we don’t have automatic serving restaurants, we can’t answer our calls using special glasses and we don’t have those fancy, curvey cars like the year 2015 was predicted to bring. But what we do have is “hoverboards.” Although they might not actually hover above the g...

Lady Norsemen defeat cross-town rival

Lady Norsemen defeat cross-town rival

By Montana Paton, Staff Reporter

February 24, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports, Winter

After years of defeat to South High School, girls varsity basketball was able to snatch the win they’ve been working towards for weeks. On Friday, Feb. 19, the Lady Norsemen conquered the Blue Devils with a score of 55-44. They struggled with communication and defense prior to this game, which att...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Feb. 21-27

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Feb. 21-27

By Montana Paton, Staff Reporter

February 22, 2016


Filed under Keeping it brief, News, Showcase

1. Kalamazoo shooting leaves six dead On Saturday, Feb. 20, Jason Brian Dalton’s rampage left six dead and two injured. An investigation into this event led  police to conclude on Sunday that the victims were random. Though the shooting was intentional, the victims were killed at various locations: t...

DECA members qualify for state competition

DECA members qualify for state competition

By Anna Post, Assistant Editor

February 21, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

After competing in the district competition, qualifying DECA members will be traveling to downtown Detroit for the statewide convention on March 11. Junior Adam Schade qualified for states for his second year in a row in the Hotel and Lodging Management category. Although he didn’t advance his fres...

Interact Club donates over 1,500 children’s books

Interact Club donates over 1,500 children’s books

By Michal Ruprecht, Staff Reporter

February 16, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

Instead of leaving their unused books in a corner to collect dust, students donated them. On Feb. 11, participants donated over 1,500 books to Ghesquiere Park and the Head Start Program in Detroit through Interact Club’s annual Book Drive. According to the National Center for Children in Poverty, 42 per...

Leave it to Love: Alyssa Dall and Jonas Gee

Leave it to Love: Alyssa Dall and Jonas Gee

By Emma Puglia and Yena Berhane

February 15, 2016


Filed under Leave it to Love, Media, Showcase, Video

From North Pointe Now’s Valentine’s Day special, here’s sophomores Alyssa Dall and Jonas Gee discussing their relationship.

Leave it to Love: Emily McPharlin and George Mourtos

Leave it to Love: Emily McPharlin and George Mourtos

By Emma Puglia and Yena Berhane

February 15, 2016


Filed under Leave it to Love, Media, Showcase, Video

From North Pointe Now’s Valentine’s Day special, here’s seniors Emily McPharlin and George Mourtos discussing their relationship.