North Pointe Now

CLOSING CONCERNS | Even with the extension of the due diligence period, school board member Sean Cotton is apprehensive about Robertson and Renovare’s ability to close the deal within that time frame. “The developer must receive more than $8 million in government subsidies in order for the deal to close,” Cotton said.
Sale of Poupard Property stalls as Robertson and Renovare work to acquire government subsidies
By Grace Cueter and Annabelle Julien May 9, 2023

After the original proposal to sell the former Poupard Elementary building passed with a vote of 5-0 at the school board meeting on Jan. 24, they held a special meeting on...

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TikTok, the clock is running out: Social media app poses potential safety risks
By Isabella Boedeker and Maggie Dunn May 9, 2023

Nearly two and a half years ago the previous presidential administration threatened to ban TikTok in the United States if it did not break...

New bill passed to remove the A-F grading system
By Sasha Poradun, Staff Reporter • May 8, 2023

The Michigan House of Representatives passed a bill to abolish the state's current A-F letter grading system for all public schools on March...

District proposes new budget cuts: Potential halt on band and orchestra instrument funds
By Kaitlyn Barr and Sophia Dragich May 2, 2023

The school board has recently tasked a group of administrators with identifying $3 million in budget reductions by asking them to find places...

Detroit ozone reaches dangerous levels: City fails to meet federal air standards
By Sophia Dragich, Shayla Andrews, and Sage Cole April 11, 2023

The Detroit area has recently experienced increased air pollution, which has led to high levels of ozone in the atmosphere. This issue caused...

Lets get chatting: The pros and cons of Chat GPT
By Sofia Gauldoni, Staff Reporter • March 23, 2023

For some students to start writing an essay, the first step they will take is to plan and research. However, this may not be the case in the...

Adolescent health clinic postponed: GPPSS loses grant from Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
By Annabelle Julien, Katie Madigan, and Lilly Kline March 8, 2023

Following the four-hour emergency school board meeting, held on Jan. 19 at Brownell Middle School, questions arose surrounding the future...

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On board with the rowing team
On board with the rowing team
By Gabe Goode, Staff Reporter • May 19, 2023

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Battle of the lax’s: Differences between boys and girls lacrosse
By Shayla Andrews and Gianna Roux May 18, 2023

Suited up in their helmets, padding and gloves, the boys lacrosse team can be seen walking onto the field ready for a fight. However, the...

The season sets sail
By Sofia Gualdoni and Lauren Veitengruber May 10, 2023

Before the season began, the sailing team posted flyers around the halls in an effort to spread the word about their team and increase their...

Hitting off the day with varsity girls tennis
By Jo Jackson and Lauren Veitengruber April 26, 2023

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Norsemen Tide shows their pride
By Isabella Boedeker and Mia Schultz April 11, 2023

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Home turf advantage
By Madi Lucido and Allie Mattes April 11, 2023

Sloshing through muddy grass while tracking a ball overhead, leaving the field with dirt-stained jerseys, and feeling the disappointment of a...

Your friendly neighborhood basketball league
By Mia Stephanoff and Gabe Goode March 8, 2023

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SHOWING SUPPORT | Ronan MacMaster stands outside of the theater after his play was performed at Michigan State University and attended by his AP Literature and Composition class, chaperoned by his teacher Jillian McDonald. “It was very mature for a highschool student,” McDonald said. “It was really cool to see it come to life on stage.”
MacMaster’s play is "As good as it gets"
By Christina Shea and Lauren Kaled May 31, 2023

Upwards of 1,000 students submitted their written plays to Michigan State University’s 27th Annual Young Playwrights Festival which provides...

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Book your next visit: Renovated library offers new features for students
By Katie Madigan, Wren Cueter, and Lilly Kline May 15, 2023

After being closed since the beginning of the school year to allow renovations to be made to the space, the school library is now back open for...

Welcome to the family: First Bring Your Kid to Work Day since 2019
By Sage Cole, Troy Lipscomb, and Allie Mattes May 11, 2023

Bring Your Kid to Work Day is an American workplace tradition that allows children to experience first-hand what their parents do at their jobs...

Growing greens and gaining ground: Special needs students maintain and sell microgreens
By Grace Cueter and Grace Rossman May 11, 2023

Spreading soil, sprinkling seeds, monitoring growth, harvesting greens and packaging products are all skills that students in the special needs...

Willows have a will: Willow conducts strong girls presentation
By Elly Meteer and Hayley Zalewski May 8, 2023

Encouraging social awareness and empowerment while taking on Montieth, Mason and Ferry, Willow held their Strong Girls and Boys presentation...

Rokicki’s aviation career takes off: Senior is second in family to acquire pilot license
By Grace Cueter and Christina Shea April 13, 2023

When he obtained his pilot’s license on Feb. 18, senior Ethan Rockicki’s lifelong dream of becoming a pilot took to soar. Starting the process...

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