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North Pointe Now

The student news site of Grosse Pointe North High School.                               707 Vernier Rd., Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236

North Pointe Now

The student news site of Grosse Pointe North High School.                               707 Vernier Rd., Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236

North Pointe Now

 Lilly Kline & Donell James

The benefits and drawbacks of VPNs

By Lindsey Grice, Troy Lipscomb, and Molly Lucido May 15, 2024

Virtual private networks have emerged as a virtual shield for internet users worldwide by offering encrypted pathways to keep sensitive information and data safe. These VPNs have become increasingly popular,...

KEEPING TABS| Following the common trend among classroomsin March, jist like many of her classmates, Addison Molitor struggles with paying attention in class, especially when watching the games is so accessible. “During class if I don’t want to pay attention or slack off, I’ll watch the games because it’s easy to do,” Molitor said.

Multitasking March Madness

By Gabby Miller and Nick Saigh March 20, 2024

March is often associated with sunshine, flowers and the beginning of spring. However, basketball fans associate March with buzzer-beaters, Cinderella stories, upsets, bracket-making, sports gambling and...

Ted Bundy was an American serial killer who killed dozens of women across seven states from 1974 to 1978. His total victim count is unknown, 2 days before his execution he confessed to the murders of thirty different women. According to IMDb, “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile,”  a movie about the serial killer ranked at the 87.2th percentile in the Drama genre, meaning it has higher demand than 87.2% of all Drama titles in the United States.

Unveiling the shadows: True crime popularity raises ethical concerns

By Isabella Boedeker, Kelton Green, Molly Lau, and Vinny Wilhelm February 28, 2024

In recent years, true crime cases have captivated the public’s imagination, delving into the darkest corners of the human psyche and revealing the complexities of criminal behavior. Notable cases such...

New Year, new me

New Year, new me

By Elly Meteer, Gianna Roux, and Lauren Kaled February 1, 2024

“New year, new me” is a phrase commonly used by people who are looking to abandon bad habits and pick up better ones at the beginning of the year. Questioning the effectiveness of New Year’s resolutions,...

THE 3:05 RUSH |On the last day before break, students like senior Rocco Cardinale can be seen swiftly exiting towards their cars. “Leaving school on the last day before break is so exciting because it means a week of no school and hanging out with friends and family,  Cardinale said. “Breaks may not be inclusive to every culture, so that person may not be celebrating something, however, it does give them a week off of school and a stress-free week of no homework.”

Break schedule doesn’t quite fit the calendar

By Stephanie Karoutsos, Gabby Miller, and Molly Lau December 19, 2023

As the festive season arises and students eagerly anticipate the beginning of winter break, they seek the opportunity to share precious moments with friends and family. There is a favoring of Christian...

PROS AND CONS |  Despite the obstacles of the physical PSAT, junior Jhimil Chhaya appreciates the benefits that a digital format cannot provide. “A challenge of the paper PSAT was the timing and long reading passages, but I also preferred having a physical copy to annotate which is harder to do on a computer.”

Test-taking enters the digital age

By Troy Lipscomb, Lindsey Grice, and Molly Lucido November 17, 2023

PSAT takers saw a 21st-century revamp to a nearly one-hundred-year-old test when the digital PSAT debuted on Oct. 10. Since the College Board made this executive decision to switch to digital, students...

CREATIVITY IN CRISIS | The former Creative Writing classroom sits empty since the course is not running during the 2023-2024 school year.  English department chair Kristen Alles has empathy for the students who weren’t able to take the class, and wishes for its return future. “Having a class solely dedicated to Creative Writing is fun and I think it really helps foster that for students who really like Creative Writing,” Alles said. “I do feel bad for students who really want that [creative] outlet and art, but hopefully we can see it again maybe next year hopefully it’s not cut for good.”

Searching for knowledge: Students seek alternate classes

By Isabella Boedeker and Kate Kasuba October 9, 2023

  Last spring, the Grosse Pointe Public Schools School Board implemented a budget cut that drastically reduced North’s full-time equivalent (FTE) by 5.1. As a result, certain course offerings...

Model UN competes for the first time

Model UN competes for the first time

By Sage Cole, Maggie Dunn, and Troy Lipscomb June 7, 2023

In each meeting for the Model United Nations club, students learn to work together to find solutions to international issues that are relevant to society. The club began pre-pandemic, and was temporarily...

Throughout PhUn Day, Applied Med students educated kids about the heart and how it works. Susan Speirs said that the Applied Med students made PhUn Day possible. “The students in Applied Med have reached a level of expertise that theyre able to teach some physiology of their choice and this year they chose the heart,” Susan Speirs said. “So their whole idea was to look at the heart and how it functions. They work to design the T shirts, songs, designs, the teaching lesson, and then all of the different breakout sessions of the day.”

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 in medical specialists and medical research to K–12...

Book your next visit: Renovated library offers new features for students

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 students to enjoy. With the adjustments that were made, such...

Welcome to the family: First Bring Your Kid to Work Day since 2019

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 and how their work contributes to  society. Bring Your Kid...

DRAWN TO THE ART | Viewing art from a detailed perspective is something the director of education for the DIA Jason Gillespie values most about contemporary art. In his program, Gillespie analyzed art from a selection of paintings from the DIA to show identity, power and representation in the art. “You think about the beautiful artwork that was created in the 17th and 1800s by enslaved African Americans in the South,” Gillespie said. “How could somebody living in those conditions create art? Thats power within. Its helpful to have this understanding of artwork and think about the power within a person.”

Exploring diversity in art: Diversity Club hosts third annual IDEA Week

By Ella McCarthy, Wren Cueter, and Sasha Poradun April 5, 2023

Students navigated how identity, power, and representation are used in art, film, and American pop music through time at Diversity Club’s third annual IDEA Week. School Social Worker Lauren Klein believes...

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