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District announces changes to midterms
District announces changes to midterms
By Farrah Fasse, Editor-in-Chief • January 8, 2022

On Jan. 7, following backlash from many in the Grosse Pointe community, Grosse Pointe Public Schools announced changes to midterm exams in light of COVID-related absences...

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Proposal to defy mask mandate tabled
By Farrah Fasse, Editor-in-Chief • December 21, 2021

On Nov. 18, Board Trustee Lisa Papas withdrew her resolution to implement a mask-optional policy in Grosse Pointe Public Schools from the board’s...

Give it a shot: New COVID-19 vaccine for ages 5-11
By Arei Swain and Savannah Seabrooks November 23, 2021

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine was approved by the FDA on Dec. 11, 2020 and the Moderna vaccine approval followed only a week later. At the time,...

Parent-teacher conferences both virtual and in-person
By Farrah Fasse and Katie Madigan November 5, 2021

Oct. 27 and 28, North hosted parent teacher conferences. For the first time ever, parents were given the option to attend conferences in person...

Board votes to loosen quarantine restrictions, teachers express their discontent
By Farrah Fasse and Grace Cueter June 4, 2021

On April 26, the Board passed a resolution that aimed to improve students’ and teachers’ mental health by lowering the contract tracing...

Denim Day garners support against sexual harassment
By Michael Hartt and Drew Lovell May 10, 2021

Diversity Club’s first annual Denim Day took place on Wednesday, April 28 as part of a national event spreading awareness of sexual harassment...

Superintendent search calls for student feedback
By Alexa Mazzola, Intern • April 30, 2021

As the search for the new district superintendent continues, a meeting between the search firm and a group of selected students allowed the latter...

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Back in the game: GPPSS changes basketball mask protocols for athletes on the court
Back in the game: GPPSS changes basketball mask protocols for athletes on the court
By Sophia Dragich and Jo Jackson December 20, 2021

The Grosse Pointe Public School System adjusted its mask protocols for basketball games, saying athletes are exempt from wearing masks while playing on the court. However,...

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The cold truth: Temperature's negative impact on mental health
By Grace Cueter and Kyleigh Egli November 23, 2021

Within the past month, the Grosse Pointes have seen outside temperatures within the broad range of 30 degrees to 60 degrees. A 2020 study finds...

Senior night stalls due to COVID-19
By Arei Swain, Social Media Editor • November 9, 2021

Senior night is a tradition in school where a game is dedicated to honoring the seniors who participate in sports. The 2021-2022 varsity football...

Norsemen tide doesn't come to play
By Christina Shea and Olivia Dodenhoff October 29, 2021

Over the last year, Norsemen Tide has dominated the student section at North sporting events.  Norsemen Tide is a group that aims to support...

Underrated Summer Activities
By Arei Swain, Staff Reporter • May 27, 2021

With the school year ending soon and summer approaching, summer vacation is one of the main things on everyone's mind. After a long year of schooling,...

Mask up or ride the bench
By Amelia Nowicki, Editor-in-Chief • May 14, 2021

It’s been a year, and some of us still don’t get it. We’ve been over this. Wear. A. Mask. Believe it or not, we’re still in a pandemic,...

Participation pending in spring sports
By Bella Yoakam and Arei Swain April 30, 2021

The 2020-2021 school year has been more abnormal than previous years. Many student athletes have been affected by COVID-19, leaving them with...

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ALL TOGETHER NOW | During the concert, everybody from the 5th graders to the seniors played the song, “Twinkle Twinkle, Little Star.” They do this to show how much the students have improved throughout their musical career. Junior Rodd Monts missed playing with the younger students last year. “It’s my favorite concert of the year so it was really tough. I really missed playing with all the South kids and seeing all the elementary and middle school kids and how far they came but I’m happy its back this year,” Monts said.
Don’t call it a comeback: The return of the winter concerts
By Arei Swain and Parker O’Neill January 14, 2022

Last year, we adapted to online school and extracurriculars in an attempt to maintain some sense of tradition and normalcy for students and for...

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Shop Designs by Cam
By Kate Bania, Gabby Miller, and Lauren Shipe January 11, 2022

Some creative and business-owning students at North have begun to spread their art to more people by selling their products in online shops....

Supply chain crisis affects this holiday season
By Farrah Fasse and Gabby Miller November 17, 2021

When shopping online, consumers have seen out-of-stock messages on items go up 250 percent in Oct. 2021 compared to Jan. 2020, according to data...

Concert comeback
By Annabelle Julien, Section editor • October 28, 2021

Though the global pandemic is not fully behind us, the general public has been falling back into a more normal routine. With this, concerts are...

Free speech of students in question in Supreme Court case
By Annabelle Julien and Victoria Wittenberg June 2, 2021

Since 1969, the standard for freedom of speech in schools has been solely based on the decision in the Tinker v. Des Moines case in which a group...

2021 Charity Week introduces new fundraisers
By Sophia Dragich and Alexa Mazzola May 24, 2021

Senior Jack Ugval was one of the many attendees who enjoyed Grosse Pointe North and South’s Dog Walk on May 2. The event consisted of a two-mile...

Senior season: what to expect in the coming weeks
By Colin Duffy, Social Media Editor • May 5, 2021

With a little less than a month until prom and graduation, the class of 2021 is on a downhill sprint to the red tape. Senior class president...

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