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Senior Abby Kanakry commits to Northern Kentucky University

Senior Abby Kanakry commits to Northern Kentucky University

By Allison Lackner, Business Manager

November 12, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

While most seniors are stressing about completing their college applications, senior Abby Kanakry already committed to Northern Kentucky University last April for volleyball. Kanakry said it was a relief because she only had to deal with filling out scholarship forms. Kanakry committed to the un...

Latest episode of “The Walking Dead” resolves cliffhanger

Latest episode of “The Walking Dead” resolves cliffhanger

By Katelynn Mulder, Page Editor

November 10, 2017


Filed under Reviews, Showcase, TV Shows

Season eight, Episode three of “The Walking Dead,” “Monsters,” proved to be an interesting but lacking conclusion to the events of the previous episode. With the constant fighting now between Rick and Negan's forces, viewers are kept constantly on the edge of their seats. But much like previous s...

Sleep is for the weak

Sleep is for the weak

By Zoe Graves, Editor

November 7, 2017


Filed under Music, Reviews, Showcase

At two in the morning, most people are sleeping. Not Jake Miller. Since January of this year when he split from his record label, Miller spent the early hours of the morning in his room, learning how to play the piano and produce music from the comfort of his apartment. He began releasing what he ...

Volleyball player gains experience and friendship

Volleyball player gains experience and friendship

By JoAnna Alexander, Intern

November 3, 2017


Filed under Fall, Features, profiles, Showcase, Sports

Last week concluded many fall sport seasons at North, freshman and JV volleyball being one of them.  Their final games were last Thursday, Oct. 26 against South. Practice started in August for players on the freshman team after school, from 4-6 p.m. Ryan Eskuri, the coach of the freshman team, had...

On pointe: Top things to look out for the week of Nov. 2-9

On pointe: Top things to look out for the week of Nov. 2-9

By Amber Braker, Editor

November 2, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

The highly anticipated second season of “Stranger Things” was released last Friday, Oct. 27. The critically acclaimed show follows the strange events that take place in Hawkins, Indiana including the disappearance of 10-year-old Will Byers. All episodes of both seasoare available on Netflix....

Agree to disagree

Agree to disagree

By Rory Angott, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2017


Filed under Ideas, Showcase

My great grandma was born in a world where she couldn’t vote. It was November of 1914, a few months after the start of World War I. At the time it was just “The Great War” — the war that would end all wars. Well fast forward 25 years. She learned that they were wrong, it was World War II at thi...

The Game Stop: Slime Rancher

The Game Stop: Slime Rancher

By Amelia Abraham, Intern

October 27, 2017


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

Slime Rancher is a toned-down, role-playing game made to satisfy gamers who’d like a break from more objective-based and stressful recreations. The player is free to roam around the Far, Far Range while being politely encouraged to corral slimes, sell the slime’s byproducts, and improve life on The Ranch. ...

Cuphead worth time and money

Cuphead worth time and money

By Amelia Abraham, Intern

October 20, 2017


Filed under Reviews, Showcase, Video Games

Saying that Cuphead is difficult game is an understatement. However, the diverse cast of bosses, interesting characters and the game’s charming style makes it a must-download for 2017. Cuphead was released on September 29th on Steam and Xbox One and already has overwhelmingly positive reviews ...

The lost art of accountability

The lost art of accountability

By Zoe Graves, Page Editor

October 20, 2017


Filed under Ideas, Showcase

  If I’m going to be blunt, I’m not the most merciful person. If someone says they’re going to do something, they’re on the hook to get it done. And if it they don’t follow through, any ounce of trust I had in that person is gone. In a way, I start looking at them like they’re a criminal who'...

Fractured seasons

Fractured seasons

By Jonathan Smith, Intern

October 19, 2017


Filed under Ideas, Showcase

With 6:57 left in the first quarter of the Chiefs and Texans game Sunday night JJ Watt went down in agony. (JJ watt recived a season ending injury last year after just three games, Watt has had back, groin and hand issues in the past) Watt suffered a tibial plateau fracture Sunday October 8th, and was rus...

Caught in a notification storm

Caught in a notification storm

By Lindsey Ramsdell, Editor-in-Chief

October 18, 2017


Filed under Ideas, Showcase

My brain is being rewired. Buzz, ping, swoosh, tweet. As soon as I hear the sound or feel the vibrate of an incoming message, my hand instinctively reaches for my phone, no matter the setting. I see red badges floating over apps with numbers higher than 10, and I feel compelled to clear those not...

Close Up trip invitations handed out

Close Up trip invitations handed out

By Colin Haroutunian, Intern

October 18, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Uncategorized

Select students received invitations on Oct 16 to the Close Up Foundation’s Washington D.C. trip that the school partakes in. The trip will last six days, starting on February 25th, 2018. The overall tour includes a variety of stops at historical landmarks and governmental buildings, including ...