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Our editorial: Building global citizens requires diverse leaders

Our editorial: Building global citizens requires diverse leaders

By The Editorial Board

January 20, 2018


Filed under Ideas, Our Editorial, Showcase

Throughout the years, school systems across the United States have made efforts to introduce minority faculty. But, as the student population at North continues to become more diverse in terms of ethnicity, religion and gender and sexual identity, the education system and its faculty must accommodat...

Smoke and mirrors: the cunning manipulation of a generation of smokers

Smoke and mirrors: the cunning manipulation of a generation of smokers

By Abbey Cadieux, Editor-in-Chief

January 18, 2018


Filed under Ideas, Showcase

Cotton candy. Blue raspberry. Strawberry shortcake. Browsing the aisles of a modern smoke shop is the equivalent of visiting a candy store for adults and (some underage) teens. The only difference between the two, however, is that this cotton candy is cancerous. As traditional cigarettes bec...

School-lovers anonymous

School-lovers anonymous

By Alex Harring, Managing Editor

December 17, 2017


Filed under Ideas, Showcase

When Rachel Berry said, “How lucky am I to have something so hard to say goodbye too?” as she graduated in “Glee,” I didn’t truly understand how she felt. Yes, I could watch the parting of ways at high school graduation. I could see the emotion glaring from the Netflix app on my iPhone. But...

Minding Invisible Illness

Minding Invisible Illness

By Erin Kaled, Editor

December 8, 2017


Filed under Ideas, Showcase

Over 50 million Americans—20 percent of the population. One in five people suffer from an autoimmune disease. Unfortunately, I am one of those people. I’m not looking for a pity party. I’m not looking for sympathy. I’m just a person asking for others to understand more about this “invisible il...

Our Editorial: Zero steps forward, two steps backward

Our Editorial: Zero steps forward, two steps backward

By The Editorial Board

December 6, 2017


Filed under Ideas, Our Editorial

The Michigan Senate is trying to use water to put out a grease fire. During a time when mass shootings are becoming a common occurrence, there has been public outcry for both more restrictions and freedoms on firearms. The Senate is taking a pro-NRA, pro-Republican route by expanding gun freedoms ac...

Agree to disagree

Agree to disagree

By Rory Angott, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2017


Filed under Ideas, Showcase

My great grandma was born in a world where she couldn’t vote. It was November of 1914, a few months after the start of World War I. At the time it was just “The Great War” — the war that would end all wars. Well fast forward 25 years. She learned that they were wrong, it was World War II at thi...

The lost art of accountability

The lost art of accountability

By Zoe Graves, Page Editor

October 20, 2017


Filed under Ideas, Showcase

  If I’m going to be blunt, I’m not the most merciful person. If someone says they’re going to do something, they’re on the hook to get it done. And if it they don’t follow through, any ounce of trust I had in that person is gone. In a way, I start looking at them like they’re a criminal who'...

Fractured seasons

Fractured seasons

By Jonathan Smith, Intern

October 19, 2017


Filed under Ideas, Showcase

With 6:57 left in the first quarter of the Chiefs and Texans game Sunday night JJ Watt went down in agony. (JJ watt recived a season ending injury last year after just three games, Watt has had back, groin and hand issues in the past) Watt suffered a tibial plateau fracture Sunday October 8th, and was rus...

Caught in a notification storm

Caught in a notification storm

By Lindsey Ramsdell, Editor-in-Chief

October 18, 2017


Filed under Ideas, Showcase

My brain is being rewired. Buzz, ping, swoosh, tweet. As soon as I hear the sound or feel the vibrate of an incoming message, my hand instinctively reaches for my phone, no matter the setting. I see red badges floating over apps with numbers higher than 10, and I feel compelled to clear those not...

The other F word

The other F word

By Sophie Kehrig, Staff Reporter

October 11, 2017


Filed under Ideas, Showcase, Uncategorized

I am a staunch pacifist. I believe peaceful, indignant protest is the key to being heard over the deafening white noise of injustice. However, I don’t think I’ve ever come as close to violence as I did one day sophomore year. There was a group of boys who would congregate in the corridor. They were an...

The value of a bullseye

The value of a bullseye

By Colin Haroutunian, Intern

September 28, 2017


Filed under Ideas, Showcase

Without the tradition of archery, many of the achievements and values that I have would be hindered or non-existent. There would not be a first-place league trophy of an archer, quiver equipped and bow in hand on my bookshelf. The material possessions, though,  are not worth more the weekly occurrin...

Abnormalities are becoming a routine

Abnormalities are becoming a routine

By Rory Angott, Staff Reporter

September 24, 2017


Filed under Ideas, Showcase

Why? Why is this our world? Why does everything seem like the only way it can go is awry? It’s tough. Everyday news headlines threaten the destruction of our world by the governments that beg for our trust. By climate change. By the media. Anything that a government can point its finger at, it w...