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Technology invading student life

Technology invading student life

By Katie Madigan and Sasha Poradun January 26, 2024

After a long night of scrolling, the first thing we both do in the morning is reach for our phones that are strategically placed within arms reach. It’s our instinctive reflex. We may opt to dive directly...

Social media fosters awareness when used with a purpose

Social media fosters awareness when used with a purpose

By Nour Zaki and Kelton Green December 20, 2023

Over the years, movements have pushed politicians and world leaders to listen to the masses via social media, which can aid in bringing people together to organize boycotts, strikes and protests. When...

Christmas lost in consumerism: Ways to appreciate loved ones and return to the true spirit of the season

Christmas lost in consumerism: Ways to appreciate loved ones and return to the true spirit of the season

By Gabby Miller, Ian DuVernay, and Nick Saigh December 14, 2023

‘Tis the season for a mix of joy and a little bit of stress—Christmas. A time of hunting down the perfect gifts at the most affordable price, and complaining about how much inflation has gone up since...

Taylor Swift is  becoming “The Man”

Taylor Swift is becoming “The Man”

By Rachel Rumschlag and Akasha Teel November 7, 2023

With her movie “Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour,” her concert tour and her merchandise, it is a well known fact that Swift makes millions. After she announced her Eras Tour in Nov. 2022, news about the...

Should AP classes require final exams?

Should AP classes require final exams?

By Sophia Dragich and Katie Madigan May 31, 2023

Pro Every year students spend the better part of their spring studying for final exams. However, many students take AP classes that have their own exams in May, and they often dread the idea of taking...

The pros and cons of attending college out-of-state

The pros and cons of attending college out-of-state

By Mary Bentley and Stephanie Karoutsos May 12, 2023

Pro Many students arrive at college with the intention of making new friendships and gaining independence for themselves. Attending college out-of-state can help students find this independence, experience...

Spooky season debate: How old is too old to trick-or-treat?

Spooky season debate: How old is too old to trick-or-treat?

By Bella Yoakam, Gabe Goode, and Jamie Wallace October 11, 2022

Pro  While trick-or-treating is usually enjoyed by children under the age of 13, it can also be a celebration for us young adults that equally love Halloween. As a teenager who looks forward to dressing...

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...

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...

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,...

Happy and healthy reinvented

Happy and healthy reinvented

By Gabbi Bielak and Victoria Wittenberg February 1, 2021

In 2021’s version of the winter season, it’s gotten even harder to be health conscious. That being said, it’s still important to dive deeper into the unconventional ways to stay healthy during the...

Our Turn

Our Turn

By Alexa Mazzola and Arei Swain December 22, 2020

While this year has been very different in many regards, there are some things that never seem to change. There is no question that the opportunities and overall treatment of people differs depending on...

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