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Faces in the crowd: Junior Lee Daniel

Faces in the crowd: Junior Lee Daniel

By Lyndsay Kluge, Staff Reporter
February 16, 2017
Filed under Faces in the Crowd, Features, Showcase

Few students graduate early. However, junior Lee Daniel is on that path, having the required amount of credits. “I’m doing it because my family is moving to North Carolina this summer and I didn’t want to switch schools for senior year,” Daniel said. Daniel plans to attend a college ...

‘To Catch a Killer’ blends forensics, enjoyable plot

‘To Catch a Killer’ blends forensics, enjoyable plot

By Josie Bennett, Editor
February 16, 2017
Filed under Books, Reviews, Showcase

One of anticipated releases of the winter of 2017, Sheryl Scarborough’s new book “To Catch a Killer” boasts a thrilling mystery with teenagers working out a recent and decade old case. The mystery follows main character Erin Blake, whose mother was murdered 14 years ago. In the hopes of figuring...

Medicine over narcissism

Medicine over narcissism

By Erin Kaled, Editor
February 16, 2017
Filed under Ideas, Showcase

With all the media’s focus on President Donald Trump’s new administration, media outlets are slipping on their coverage of new and improved pharmaceutical studies. Breakthroughs are continually being made in the scientific community, yet barely any are covered on the news across the country. Te...

Betsy DeVos and the future of public education

Betsy DeVos and the future of public education

By Katelynn Mulder, Assistant Editor
February 14, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

Last Tuesday, Feb. 7, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos was confirmed by the Senate. With a large movement to block her confirmation, the Senate had a 50-50 tie that included both Democrats and Republicans voting against her. Vice President Mike Pence broke the tie, making it the first time a vi...

Sonny’s Side Note: What the Detroit Pistons need to accomplish at the trade deadline

Sonny’s Side Note: What the Detroit Pistons need to accomplish at the trade deadline

By Sonny Mulpuri, Digital Editor
February 14, 2017
Filed under Ideas, Showcase, Sonny's Side Note

Many fans can agree that the Detroit Pistons’ season has been subpar at best. Some may even go as far as to call it a disappointment. As of Feb. 14, the Pistons hold on to the eighth seed with a record of 26-30, a game ahead of the Milwaukee Bucks, but also three and a half games behind the Indiana...

KNOTS sponsors second-ever RAKWEEK

KNOTS sponsors second-ever RAKWEEK

By Ritika Sanikommu, Editor-in-Chief
February 14, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

The bright orange showcase by the counseling office that Kids Need Opportunities To Socialize (KNOTS) faculty leader Christine Kuhl constructed marks the beginning of Random Acts of Kindness Week (RAKWEEK). Although hundreds of students walk past this board every day, its significance may not be ful...

Migos Shine on new album ‘Culture’

Migos Shine on new album ‘Culture’

By Katie Thomas, Staff Reporter
February 14, 2017
Filed under Music, Reviews, Showcase

After being called “the Beatles of this generation” by Donald Glover at the 2017 Golden Globe awards and boasting a No. 1 song on the charts, the Migos are showing listeners that their superstardom has only just begun in their second studio album. The rap trio, consisting of relatives Offset, Qu...

The Week in Review: Feb. 13

The Week in Review: Feb. 13

By Chloe Ribco and Intern
February 14, 2017
Filed under Audio, Media, Podcast, Showcase

https://soundcloud.com/north-pointe/the-week-in-review-feb-13

5 Valentine’s Day gift ideas

5 Valentine’s Day gift ideas

By Anna Post, Editor
February 14, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

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

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

By Alex Harring, Website Managing Editor
February 13, 2017
Filed under Keeping it brief, News, Showcase

Anti-Trump art exhibit closed Shia LaBeouf’s art exhibit was shut down because it was a “serious and ongoing public safety hazard,” according to the Museum of Moving Image. Located in Queens, New York, the exhibit, “He Will Not Divide Us,” was about the election of President Trump....

Upcoming games: Feb. 13-19

Upcoming games: Feb. 13-19

By Caitlin Bush, Editor
February 13, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Boys basketball: On Feb. 16, the freshman, JV and varsity teams will play in the MAC tournament. The time and opponent is to be determined. To stay updated go to http://gpnorthathletics.com/. Girls basketball: On Feb. 17, the freshman, JV and varsity teams will also participate in the MAC tournamen...

Senior wins big at gymnastics meet

Senior wins big at gymnastics meet

By Michal Ruprecht, Assistant Editor
February 13, 2017
Filed under Gymnastics, Showcase, Sports, Winter

On Feb. 4, senior Isabelle Nguyen, member of the Grosse Pointe United Gymnastics team, won the Division I all-around gold medal and placed top 10 in all events at the Canton High School Invitational. “I was really happy. I actually didn’t expect to get first on all-around ‘cause I placed decen...