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Gone with the ruff: Pitbull ban in Grosse Pointe Shores
Gone with the ruff: Pitbull ban in Grosse Pointe Shores
By Sasha Poradun, Allie Mattes, and Molly Lau November 8, 2023

Following several recent dog attacks, the Grosse Pointe Shores City Council met on Sep. 19 and voted 4-3 to ban pit bulls and pit bull mixes in Grosse Pointe Shores. Then,...

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District searches for new superintendent after Dr. Jon Dean’s retirement
By Katie Madigan, Kenzie Dera, and Akasha Teel October 6, 2023

When Deputy Superintendent Dr. Roy Bishop Jr. reflects on former superintendent Dr. Jon Dean’s time spent in GPPSS, it is Dean’s contributions...

Board meeting lasts nine hours due to district budget discussion
By Grace Cueter, Annabelle Julien, and Katie Madigan June 9, 2023

When senior Naima Wright walked to the podium to give her allotted 3 minute public comment at the May 22 board meeting, she was followed by 15...

New fast food additions shorten lunch commute
By Elly Meteer and Stephanie Karoutsos June 8, 2023

Alongside other students who go out to eat, junior Lea Paluzzi can often be found taking a trip to Starbucks during her lunch period. However,...

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,...

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...

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Quick Hits
By Lilly Kline, Brandon Eshman, and Molly Lucido November 27, 2023

Varsity Soccer with Lorenzo Cavaliere For senior captain Lorenzo Cavaliere, winning a state championship could become a possibility from the close-knit bond and work...

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Coach Cooper’s final run
By Stephanie Karoutsos, Ian DuVernay, and Nick Saigh November 27, 2023

After over 30 years of coaching the girls’ cross country team, and being named Macomb Area Conference Red coach of the year four times, Scott...

Quick Hits
By Isabella Boedeker, Section Editor • November 11, 2023

Girls swim & dive with Niya Kendell: As the seniors soak in the final moments of being able to jump in North’s pool, senior and captain...

Trying to stick more players: Field hockey team competes with fewer participants
By Sasha Poradun and Ian DuVernay October 6, 2023

Prior to the start of the fall sports season, varsity field hockey coach Sara Gentile was optimistic for a good start to the season until the...

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...

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The feeling of belonging and being a part of an encouraging environment is something that North’s choir program has to offer, according to senior Jonathan Lackner. “I like that [choir] really brings us together as a community and I can hang out and create music with my friends,” Lackner said.
Hope lingers on for the choir
By Sage Cole and Elissa Singh November 17, 2023

This year, the choir program was in need of a new director. Upon being hired, Peyton Weil hit the ground running designing a choir program with...

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Expertise expression at Harbinger Poetry Club
By Lauren Kaled, Staff Reporter • November 16, 2023

By participating in Harbinger Poetry Club’s weekly meetings, student’s can express themselves. Every Friday morning at 7:15 a.m., the Harbinger...

Community-loving cop
By Brandon Eshman and Erin Lee November 15, 2023

Among the new staff members joining North this year is officer Jeff Martel. He is North’s school resource officer, and whether he is roaming...

This is how she rolls
By Mia Schultz and Jolie Plewa November 11, 2023

Being influenced by her friends to skateboard, junior Cyerra Dixon decided to pick up the activity, but found much more. Dixon believes that...

Model UN provides leadership experiences
By Allie McIntyre and Molly Lau October 9, 2023

Ready to debrief a new simulation, sophomore and Model UN vice president Aine Mahoney walks into the classroom to prepare for the meeting. ...

Taking the training wheels off
By Gianna Roux and Mia Schultz June 8, 2023

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Physiology puts the P-H in PhUn Day
By Sasha Poradun, Staff Reporter • June 7, 2023

Ever since the American Physiological Society started PhUn Day in 2010, the main objective has been educating children about physiology by bringing...

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