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Lacrosse player Clare Ramsdell said that after a year long hiatus from the sport she is excited to begin playing again. “I’m excited to finally get back on the field for lacrosse since we’ve had so much time off,

Safety protocols required for spring sports season

By Alexa Mazzola, Intern March 29, 2021

With the delays to the beginning of the spring sports season, many athletes are questioning how things will be moving forward.  According to the Michigan High School Athletic Association, spring sports...

Sophomore Paige Spence said that reaching the state-level competition was a major accomplishment for the team because they only had one opportunity to earn the scores that they needed. “In the past few months we have had to cancel two out of our three competitions, so we had one left and whether we made it to states or not was dependent on how we placed in our only competition,” Spence said.

Two of three community figure skating teams advance to the state competition

By Grace Cueter, Section Editor March 22, 2021

Despite experiencing a season of uncertainty and cancellation due to COVID-19, two of the three Grosse Pointe figure skating teams are able to perform at a state-qualifying level. The teams will be taking...

“Hold on, you’ve been scrolling for way too long”

“Hold on, you’ve been scrolling for way too long”

By Amelia Nowicki and Brandon Miller March 19, 2021

Initially launched in 2016, TikTok continues to be among the fastest-growing social media applications available to teens, many of whom have gained popularity on its platform. With over 15,000 followers...

Girl’s hockey coach Emma Yee said one of the biggest reasons the girls were so upset after the quarantine was because they had gone to great lengths to be careful about COVID-19. “They have followed every protocol and have been very safe so it feels very unfair that it is happening because of another team and not because of any actions on our part,” Yee said.

Girl’s hockey quarantined after exposure to COVID-19

By Michael Hartt, Editor in chief March 17, 2021

After playing three full seasons of girls’ ice hockey, senior and varsity team captain Mia Cassar was heartbroken when she was informed her team had to quarantine for 14 days after they were exposed...

As athletes and coaches ease into the delayed winter sports season, many are excited to once again compete in their respective sports.“Now that we've succeeded in the push to have a season, I can say I'm stress free from schedule changes and full of energy to see our Norsemen compete,” head wrestling coach Jaron Nelson said.

Winter contact sports to resume in wake of “Let Them Play” protests

By Amelia Nowicki and Victoria Wittenberg March 4, 2021

Prior to the reintroduction of contact sports in Michigan high schools, sophomore Michael Salvador, along with many athletes and coaches, found himself meeting with the wrestling team and conditioning...

The connection between posture and academic engagement

The connection between posture and academic engagement

By Michael Hartt, Editor-in-Chief March 4, 2021

Although senior Caleigh Murray says that she tries to maintain good posture throughout the school day, she still often goes home with back pain. She attributes this not to herself, but to the wooden desks...

Happy and healthy reinvented

Happy and healthy reinvented

By Gabbi Bielak and Victoria Wittenberg February 1, 2021

In 2021’s version of the winter season, it’s gotten even harder to be health conscious. That being said, it’s still important to dive deeper into the unconventional ways to stay healthy during the...

With another set back, North athletes work hard to stay safe in hope that their season will start soon. “Currently, there is not a plan to cancel winter sports, but guidelines and requirements are ever changing,” athletic director Michelle Davis said.

Winter athletic season put on hold amid Covid-19 spikes

By Colin Duffy and Bella Yoakam January 29, 2021

On Jan. 21, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services postponed winter sports once again despite seeing overwhelmingly negative test results from Michigan high school football players during...

“Farewell, Stafford”

“Farewell, Stafford”

By Colin Duffy, Social Media Editor December 22, 2020

Detroit is home to numerous great sports franchises: the Tigers with their four World Series rings, the Red Wings with their fabled 25-year playoff streak and the Pistons with their “bad boy” reputation,...

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Development of a COVID-19 Vaccine

By Joleigh Jackson and Sophia Dragich December 22, 2020

Over the past year, scientists and doctors have conducted research to create a COVID-19 vaccine. With a huge number of companies working on it, the vaccine has been produced much quicker than previous...

North Athletes say goodbye, as their seasons get postponed for three weeks, and start to prepare for what is to come. “We will have to make quick strides when we return to be ready for what would likely be a shortened and possibly faster-paced season to get as many games in as possible,”  assistant boys hockey coach Brent Maynard said.

Covid-19 causes winter sports cancellations

By Joleigh Jackson, Bella Yoakam, and Drew Lovell December 1, 2020

As a result of a rise in Covid-19 cases, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services released new guidelines which state that all organized sports besides college and professional sports must...

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