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Why I’m a bird truther

Why I’m a bird truther

By Bee Bielak, Section Editor June 3, 2022

We have all been victims of mass surveillance. Walking through a park, a trip to the local pet store, even in your own home with the windows open and telephone wire in sight: they are always watching....

The struggles with my health really weighed me down

The struggles with my health really weighed me down

By Jo Jackson, Web Editor May 9, 2022

For most of my time in elementary school, I was very thin. So thin in fact, I could hardly fit in a children's size small. When I was nine years old, I only weighed about 70 pounds.  Once I was ten,...

GIVING GRATITUDE | On the left is Jim Fattore, one of the many hardworking custodians that cleans our school.  On the right is Scarlett Greet, the director of the custodial staff. Both of these people, along with many others, work so hard to keep our school clean. Thank you so much for all that you do!

Showing appreciation around the building

By Allie McIntyre and Kate Bania March 25, 2022

Custodial Staff The cleanliness of our school is maintained by the hard work of our custodial staff. They work long hours and do many vital jobs to keep our school running. In return, they get little...

The process of trial and error with so many different medications brought on extreme frustration when I looked in the mirror and found nothing seemed to help my skin.

Learning to accept my skin

By Julia Liagre, Staff Reporter March 16, 2022

In fifth grade, when I first started getting pimples on my face, I looked around my classroom to see all of the other 24 young students with pure, smooth skin. I felt out of place. I felt like while everyone...

Fiddler in a mask?

Fiddler in a mask?

By Bee Bielak, Section Editor March 8, 2022

“If I *gasp* were a *deep breath* rich man…” So awkward, right? Actors were gasping for air during their songs because of the plastic masks they were required to wear on stage. As we all know, plastic...

Life experience isnt the end-all-be-all

Life experience isn’t the end-all-be-all

By Farrah Fasse, Editor-in-chief January 27, 2022

Far too frequently teenagers and their opinions are written off by adults simply because of their age, and their so-called “lack of life experience.” As a young adult, having your own experiences completely...

Protecting this house and each other

Protecting this house and each other

By Farrah Fasse and Grace Cueter December 21, 2021

At North, we often circle back to the phrase “protect this house.” Between sports, extracurriculars and school itself, many of us spend more time at school than our own house and subsequently view...

Carrying the weight: stress and pressure of midterm exams overwhelms students

Carrying the weight: stress and pressure of midterm exams overwhelms students

By Madi Lucido, Intern December 16, 2021

Midterm exams are a summative assessment measuring a students’ knowledge of previous materials and identifying subjects that need further development. The score received makes up 20% of a student's semester...

Wait out the fall or deck the halls?

Wait out the fall or deck the halls?

By Gabe Loper and Parker O’Neill November 18, 2021

Christmas music is great. There is no denying that not just Christmas, but the Christmas season is the best time of year. Christmas is my favorite holiday and winter is my favorite season. With all that,...

Leave the utter alone: switch to plant milk and stop drinking cow milk

Leave the utter alone: switch to plant milk and stop drinking cow milk

By Lauren Veitengruber, Intern October 22, 2021

Ever since I was young I can only recall having a gallon of 1% cow’s milk in my house. We consumed cow’s milk everyday in our cereal bowls as well as glasses of the milk on its own. It was all I was...

My date is fully vaccinated. Why can’t I bring them to Prom?

My date is fully vaccinated. Why can’t I bring them to Prom?

By Editorial Board June 9, 2021

The state is progressing back to normal. Fans are returning to Comerica Park. School is back to near-full capacity. Our graduation has been altered from two separate events to one event.  In the past...

The biggest struggles of being left-handed

The biggest struggles of being left-handed

By Joleigh Jackson, Section Editor May 24, 2021

Left-handedness only makes up 10 percent of the world's population, so I feel very fortunate to be a part of the left-handed community. While I am so lucky to be left-handed, the things we face on a daily...

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