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Homecoming: a privilege not an obligation

Homecoming: a privilege not an obligation

By Lindsey Ramsdell, Editor-in-Chief

September 21, 2017


Filed under Ideas, Showcase

It’s that time of year again. The leaves are starting to change, the air feels more brisk and we’ve accustomed to the pace of the new school year. But the return of fall ushers in another annual occurrence: homecoming. As a proud member of Student Association, I help create the dance and so, c...

On Pointe: Top things to look out for the week of Sept. 18-24

On Pointe: Top things to look out for the week of Sept. 18-24

By Caitlin Bush, Managing Editor

September 21, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Apple announced in their latest keynote that they will be releasing three new products available for purchase Friday, Sept. 22. To celebrate the company's tenth anniversary they are releasing the iPhone X which includes new features like face ID, wireless charging and animojis. The iPhone 8, iP...

Faces in the crowd: Freshman Tyler Jones

Faces in the crowd: Freshman Tyler Jones

By Colin Haroutunian, Intern

September 20, 2017


Filed under Faces in the Crowd, Features, Showcase

While some students collect sports trophies, others may treasure varieties of foreign coins.  For freshman Tyler Jones, his long-standing collection is comprised of comic books of both past and present. Starting in fifth grade, Jones began his amassment of comic books with “Batman,” which he b...

New Netflix series tackles tough topics

New Netflix series tackles tough topics

By Alex Harring, Managing Editor

April 12, 2017


Filed under Reviews, Showcase, TV Shows

Loosely based on the book of the same name, Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why” explores the events leading up to a teenage girl’s suicide in a chilling, nonlinear narrative of her life. Enter Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford). She’s cool and alternative, but like most teenagers, she wants to fi...

Freshmen’s first game

Freshmen’s first game

By Meg Pangborn, Photographer

March 31, 2017


Filed under Photos, Showcase

As a freshman, William Aufdemberge has experienced many firsts at North. From his first homecoming pep rally, to his first soccer game and now his first baseball game on the Freshman  team. "When I made the team, I felt great," Aufdemberge said. "A lot of great players tried out, and I was happy...

Putting the ‘care’ in Urgent Care

Putting the ‘care’ in Urgent Care

By Lindsey Ramsdell, Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 27, 2017


Filed under Ideas, Showcase

There needs to be an alternative place where people who need limited care with limited resources to obtain it can go. Thankfully, there’s this great place called Urgent Care. Just a step below an Emergency Center but should be able to provide people with the same quality of care. But this isn’t the case.

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Upcoming games: March 27- April 2

Upcoming games: March 27- April 2

By Michal Ruprecht, Editor-at-Large

March 27, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

This week we bring you the upcoming games of the week. All games are home games unless otherwise noted.   Baseball: Solely the varsity will play Dakota High School on Tuesday, March 28 at 4:30 p.m. On Wednesday, March 29, the freshman and varsity teams will take on Sterling Heights Stevenson High School at ...

All About Alex: Holding my head high

All About Alex: Holding my head high

By Alex Harring, Website Managing Editor

March 27, 2017


Filed under Ideas, Showcase, Uncategorized

There are a few phrases I hear quite often. Besides the usuals like “Alex, why are you watching ‘90210’ instead of doing your homework?” or, “Alex, why are walking when coach said to run?” one thing I hear on the daily is “Alex, you know your brain isn’t fully developed until you’re...

‘Powerless’ holds potential

‘Powerless’ holds potential

By Amber Braker, Staff Reporter

March 23, 2017


Filed under Reviews, Showcase, TV Shows

Superhero movies and tv shows have become more and more popular in recent years. “Powerless,” a new series from NBC, takes this concept in a new direction. The sitcom airs Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. and focuses on the story of ordinary citizens living in the calamity caused by the epic clashes betwee...

Taking a ‘Chance’ on Chicago Public Schools

Taking a ‘Chance’ on Chicago Public Schools

By Maxwell Murray, Intern

March 21, 2017


Filed under Ideas, Showcase

In the last year Chance the Rapper has made a remarkable impact on the music industry. He became “Kanye’s best prodigy” with a feature on “The Life of Pablo,” performed on SNL twice, held his own music festival, released his third mixtape “Coloring Book,” and won Best New Artist along w...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of March 20-26

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of March 20-26

By Gowri Yerramalli, Business Manager

March 20, 2017


Filed under Keeping it brief, News, Showcase

North students visit Disney Students in North’s Band and Orchestra program will be visiting Disney to perform at the festival. The students will be leaving on Thursday, March 23 and will be performing songs from this year’s spring concert. The trip happens every four years and lasts for f...

Milky Chance has more of an upbeat mood with new album

Milky Chance has more of an upbeat mood with new album

By Lindsey Ramsdell, Editor-in-Chief

March 20, 2017


Filed under Music, Reviews, Showcase

As the album title and artwork suggest, “Blossom,” by the German indie-folk band Milky Chance, projects a brighter, more uplifting sound than the band’s first album, “Sadnecessary.” “Sadnecessary,” released in 2013, was filled with dark, moody tunes of bass and acoustic guitar. It incl...