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Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Jan. 31- Feb. 6

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Jan. 31- Feb. 6

By Michal Ruprecht, Staff Reporter

January 31, 2016


Filed under Keeping it brief, News, Showcase

1. Zika virus spreads The Zika virus spreading through mosquitoes is connected to thousands of cases of brain damage in Brazilian babies. The World Health Organization has predicted the virus will spread to most countries in the Americas. As a result President Obama is taking action by implementing...

Reality show ends after 15 seasons

Reality show ends after 15 seasons

By Michal Ruprecht, Staff Reporter

January 28, 2016


Filed under Features, interactive, Showcase

Last year, FOX announced season 15 would be the end of American Idol. Learn more about the show's history in this infographic, which is filled with information on the judges, past contestants and the the program's slow decline. // ...

Time Magazine brings attention to calorie intake

Time Magazine brings attention to calorie intake

By Michal Ruprecht, Staff Reporter

January 27, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

Have you ever wondered how your daily diet compares to other diets worldwide?

Larkin and the future of the Red Wings

Larkin and the future of the Red Wings

By Billy Steigelman, Staff Reporter

January 26, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Fresh off the ice is Dylan Larkin, who will be the only rookie positional player and Red Wings player competing in the National Hockey League (NHL) All-Star Game on Jan. 31. He will be the first rookie Red Wing since Steve Yzerman (in 1984). Larkin, who was drafted in 2014, signed a three-year contract wi...

11 apps you should already be using

11 apps you should already be using

By Sarah Wietecha, Assistant Editor

January 26, 2016


Filed under Features, interactive, Showcase

From popular applications like Buzzfeed

The Game Stop: Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai Deluxe

The Game Stop: Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai Deluxe

By Addison Toutant, Staff Reporter

January 25, 2016


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

4 stars Players will know off the bat if they’re interested in Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai Deluxe. Vocaloid music fans will appreciate the combination of dating simulator and rhythm game elements. Those who are on the fence may be put off by the style and difficulty, but will enjoy the presentation greatl...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Jan. 24-30

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Jan. 24-30

By Michal Ruprecht, Staff Reporter

January 25, 2016


Filed under Keeping it brief, News, Showcase

1. Sarah Palin endorses Donald Trump On Jan. 19, Sarah Palin, former vice presidential nominee and governor of Alaska, announced she would be supporting Donald Trump. After her announcement, Palin appeared alongside Trump at his campaign event in Ames, Iowa. Palin’s endorsement put Trump at the top...

Gymnastics continues winning streak at Frasier

Gymnastics continues winning streak at Frasier

By Montana Paton, Staff Reporter

January 17, 2016


Filed under Gymnastics, Showcase, Sports, Winter

Grosse Pointe United Gymnastics (GPUG) clinched first place at the Frasier Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 9. The team went in with high expectations, even though they were facing tight competition. “I think I was expecting to get first place because we’ve been to the meet for the past couple years...

Making a Murderer makes waves on Netflix

Making a Murderer makes waves on Netflix

By Jennifer Kusch, Managing Editor

January 17, 2016


Filed under Reviews, Showcase, TV Shows

Netflix’s Making a Murderer weaves a chilling tale of corruption and conspiracy in the Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Department and illuminates a web of lies that has ruined the life of Steven Avery. But this series is real—it isn’t a tale of conflict built around Matthew McConaughey's molasses...

Daddy’s Home contains the humor, but also the redundancy

Daddy’s Home contains the humor, but also the redundancy

By Sonny Mulpuri, Staff Reporter

January 17, 2016


Filed under Movies, Reviews, Showcase

Rating: 3 stars In only their second movie together, Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell play characters with polar-opposite personalities, different views on matters and often contradict each other. Brad Whitaker (Ferrell) is the smooth jazz radio station worker, lame and emotional stepdad who is just t...

Cancelled event provided support

Cancelled event provided support

By Michal Ruprecht, Staff Reporter

January 10, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

Make sure to read about Challenge Day's cancellation in issue 7 of North Pointe and check out this supplemental infographic. ...

The Game Stop: Wayward Souls

The Game Stop: Wayward Souls

By Addison Toutant, Staff Reporter

January 8, 2016


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

Rating: 4.5 stars When the fighting elements of Secret of Mana meet Roguelike elements of Rogue Legacy, the result is Wayward Souls. There isn’t much to base the story off of. Each character has their own individual narrative, but they’re all somewhat generic, stop-the-bad-guy type of plot. Wh...