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Teachers, coaches promote growth mindsets

Teachers, coaches promote growth mindsets

By Michal Ruprecht, Editor-at-Large
April 21, 2017
Filed under Uncategorized

When boys track head coach Sean McCarroll began implicitly referencing growth mindset to his athletes, he saw significant improvements in their work ethic and performance throughout the season. According to “Mindset,” a book by Carol Dweck, people with growth mindsets believe their skills can b...

Saudi Arabian offcials visit North classrooms to study American education

Saudi Arabian offcials visit North classrooms to study American education

By Michal Ruprecht and Syeda Rizvi
April 21, 2017
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Every now and then, students will see district staff popping in and out of classrooms in order to improve and evaluate teaching styles. However, on Monday, April 17, a new crowd of educators with a different goal roamed the halls. Administrators and teachers, including Fatima Alamari, were sent by King Salman bin A...

Design: Volume 49, issue 12, pages 4-5

Design: Volume 49, issue 12, pages 4-5

By Michal Ruprecht, Editor-at-Large
April 21, 2017
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Legislation mandates CPR graduation requirement

By Michal Ruprecht and Katelynn Mulder
March 29, 2017
Filed under Uncategorized

Each year, about 400,000 people suffer cardiac arrests and aren’t in the hospital, and fewer than 6 percent of them survive, The Washington Post reported in 2015. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation can restore oxygenated blood flow to vital organs if a person stops breathing or a heart stops beating n...

Design: Volume 49, issue 11, page 5

Design: Volume 49, issue 11, page 5

By Michal Ruprecht, Assistant Editor
March 29, 2017
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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...

Design: Volume 49, issue 10, page 5

Design: Volume 49, issue 10, page 5

By Michal Ruprecht, Assistant Editor
March 18, 2017
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Balance of dieting, excercise leads to best weight loss results

By Michal Ruprecht, Caitlin Bush, and Tarun Sanikommu
March 18, 2017
Filed under Uncategorized

While exercise is usually associated with weight loss, it’s not the only way to trim extra pounds. According to a Fortune Magazine article published in March, diet is also an important aspect of weight loss. A meta-analysis found similar results. Weight-management programs that incorporate exercise ...

‘Chapter One: Blue’ revitalizes Bea Miller’s sound

‘Chapter One: Blue’ revitalizes Bea Miller’s sound

By Zoe Graves, Staff Reporter
March 13, 2017
Filed under Uncategorized

A then 16-year-old Bea Miller gained an audience with her debut album, “Not an Apology,” in January of 2015. Since then, the only new music from Miller was a single released in July of 2016, leaving fans hungry for more. Now at 18, her newest extended play (EP), “Chapter One: Blue,” is exactly what f...

School musical rescheduled

March 9, 2017
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Because of a continued power outage, "The Addams Family," originally scheduled for Thursday, March 9, has been moved to Sunday, March 12, at 2 p.m.

Colleges prefer high school foriegn language courses

Colleges prefer high school foriegn language courses

By Michal Ruprecht and Montana Paton
February 14, 2017
Filed under Uncategorized

Learning a second language is a requirement for receiving a diploma in Michigan. House Bill 4465 (passed in 2006) requires all students to take a minimum of two years of a foreign language in order to graduate from high school. However, colleges and universities considered selective by the College Board, l...

Design: Volume 49, issue 9, page 5

Design: Volume 49, issue 9, page 5

By Michal Ruprecht, Assistant Editor
February 14, 2017
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