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Constant coordination

Constant coordination

By Adam Schwartz, Staff Reporter

November 17, 2017


Filed under Reviews, Showcase

Executing technique and hand-eye coordination, “Darts of Fury” allows players to compete with friends and family in an entertaining game of skill and patience. The objective of the game is to hit the highest point values to lower one’s score with three darts. Once the darts are used up, it...

Strong smells affect students, teachers negatively

Strong smells affect students, teachers negatively

By Michal Ruprecht and Morgan Cribbs

November 16, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

As senior Alex Dean enters class, she notices a difference in the atmosphere. But it isn’t a change in classroom decorations or a substitute teacher. Instead, it’s the pungent smell of deodorant and cologne. “Sometimes people wear Axe or something like that, and they will sit right behind me and...

“Feelings” causes all the feels

“Feelings” causes all the feels

By Alex Goossen, Intern

November 13, 2017


Filed under Music, Reviews, Showcase

  Hayley Kiyoko’s new single, “Feelings,” is about the feeling you get when you start to develope a new crush. The beat manages to be both soft and upbeat, the bass is smooth and adds a rich taste, the drums pop methodically. The whole song’s atmosphere is relaxing and works with the ...

Taylor Swift adapts to new “Reputation”

Taylor Swift adapts to new “Reputation”

By Emily McCloskey, Intern

November 13, 2017


Filed under Music, Reviews, Showcase

After much anticipation, Taylor Swift dropped “Reputation.” Selling over 700,000 copies on its first day, “Reputation” is the most talked about album this fall and is predicted to sell over 2 million copies — surpassing her past albums, each of which saw sales of over 1 million in the first ...

Week of Nov. 13 quick hits

Week of Nov. 13 quick hits

By Savannah Burguron, Intern

November 13, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

  Swim & Dive with Senior Alyssa Dall As this year's swim and dive season comes to an close in the next couple of weeks, senior Alyssa Dall said this was her best season yet. “Last meet at MAC’s championship, I got all my best times,” Dall said. “On the 100 fly I got a 1:12 and on ...

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. ...