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Faces in the Crowd: Freshman Benjamin Bania

Faces in the Crowd: Freshman Benjamin Bania

By Adam Schwartz, Staff Reporter

October 1, 2017


Filed under Faces in the Crowd, Features, Showcase

For freshman Benjamin Bania fishing is an activity that is relaxing and fun for him to do. He started fishing when he was very young, but has found more of a passion for it in the last few summers. Not only is the action of pulling his fish up, but fishing also has other perks for Bania.   “Watc...

Spirit week overview

Spirit week overview

By Allison Lackner, Business Manager

October 1, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Monday: Sophomores wear their spirit shirts to set an example for the freshman class. The sophomore’s theme is spooky sophomores to represent the celebration of Halloween. Their class shirt is based off the Netflix original series, “Stranger Things.” Tuesday: Freshman wear their spirit shirts and their cele...

“Younger Now” Travels Back to Cyrus’s Roots

“Younger Now” Travels Back to Cyrus’s Roots

By Anna Post, Editor

October 1, 2017


Filed under Music, Reviews, Showcase

From being a puerile and bubbly childhood country star to becoming a more vulgar persona in early 2014, Miley Cyrus has proved to be dynamic. Her eclectic poppy undertones and electric vocals have changed, but Cyrus’s musical origins have always resided in country. In her new album “Younger Now,” Cyrus gr...

Super Mario Run shows potential

Super Mario Run shows potential

By Hannah Zalewski, Intern

September 29, 2017


Filed under Apps, Reviews, Showcase

If an addicting game that requires little effort on the player's part is what people are looking for, then Super Mario Run could be the perfect match. Super Mario Run consists of four intertwined games: World tour, Toad Rally, Kingdom builder, and Remix Ten. Campaign mode, or World Tour, allows players t...

The value of a bullseye

The value of a bullseye

By Colin Haroutunian, Intern

September 28, 2017


Filed under Ideas, Showcase

Without the tradition of archery, many of the achievements and values that I have would be hindered or non-existent. There would not be a first-place league trophy of an archer, quiver equipped and bow in hand on my bookshelf. The material possessions, though,  are not worth more the weekly occurrin...

The Good Place could take two paths in upcoming season

The Good Place could take two paths in upcoming season

By Amber Braker, Page Editor

September 28, 2017


Filed under Reviews, Showcase, TV Shows

NBC’s Thursday night sitcom,“The Good Place,” offers an original and comedic depiction of the afterlife. The show builds a world in which there are two destinations after death: The Good Place and The Bad Place. Throughout one’s life, points are awarded and deducted for good and bad deeds. When on...

12 Angry Jurors to be performed this weekend

12 Angry Jurors to be performed this weekend

By Emily Widgren, Intern

September 26, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

On Thursday, Sept. 28, Drama Club members will perform “12 Angry Jurors.” The show is based on the novel “12 Angry Men,” and will run from Sept. 28- Oct. 1 in the Performing Arts Center. Director Sean Kifer said he wanted to make the show more diverse by including all genders and ethniciti...

Nothing like a ‘Warm Glow’ to put you to sleep

Nothing like a ‘Warm Glow’ to put you to sleep

By Zoe Graves, Page Editor

September 25, 2017


Filed under Music, Reviews, Showcase

Seven months after releasing their debut album “Landmark,” Saint Paul, Minnesota natives Hippo Campus are back with a new EP. “Warm Glow” features three new tracks with a sound reflecting the title, but still manages to fall short. The record is nothing new from the band’s previously establ...

paperMiché Music Mondays

paperMiché Music Mondays

By Michal Ruprecht, Editor-at-Large

September 25, 2017


Filed under Audio, music, Showcase

This playlist starts off with some of the newest tunes to hit the top charts and ends with a song from the 1970s. If you want a mix of the new and old, this playlist is for you. https://open.spotify.com/user/michalvivaldi/playlist/7AAqs8x6eSQNVrmO1ZGsfA...

Sims 4: Toddler Stuff Pack review

Sims 4: Toddler Stuff Pack review

By Allison Lackner, Business manager

September 25, 2017


Filed under Reviews, Showcase, Video Games

Although simmers saw the appearance of toddlers in Sims 4, the update was missing cute clothes and accessories for the new characters. The latest Sims pack, Sims 4 Toddler Stuff Pack, promised new options for the toddlers to express their personalities, burn off energy and make friends, yet it fell s...

Abnormalities are becoming a routine

Abnormalities are becoming a routine

By Rory Angott, Staff Reporter

September 24, 2017


Filed under Ideas, Showcase

Why? Why is this our world? Why does everything seem like the only way it can go is awry? It’s tough. Everyday news headlines threaten the destruction of our world by the governments that beg for our trust. By climate change. By the media. Anything that a government can point its finger at, it w...

The Meritocratic Myth: Why working hard in high school doesn’t always mean success

The Meritocratic Myth: Why working hard in high school doesn’t always mean success

By Sophie Kehrig, Intern

September 22, 2017


Filed under Ideas, Showcase

Throughout my life I’ve been regularly reassured that if I work hard, I will ultimately go on to be successful. (success here meaning a stable job that secures a person in the middle class) I think it’s safe to say that most students at North share that experience. What many people here might not...