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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...

The Meritocratic Myth: Why working hard in high school doesn’t always mean success

The Meritocratic Myth: Why working hard in high school doesn’t always mean success

By Sophie Kehrig, Intern

September 22, 2017


Filed under Ideas, Showcase

Throughout my life I’ve been regularly reassured that if I work hard, I will ultimately go on to be successful. (success here meaning a stable job that secures a person in the middle class) I think it’s safe to say that most students at North share that experience. What many people here might not...

Homecoming: a privilege not an obligation

Homecoming: a privilege not an obligation

By Lindsey Ramsdell, Editor-in-Chief

September 21, 2017


Filed under Ideas, Showcase

It’s that time of year again. The leaves are starting to change, the air feels more brisk and we’ve accustomed to the pace of the new school year. But the return of fall ushers in another annual occurrence: homecoming. As a proud member of Student Association, I help create the dance and so, c...

A presidential assault on the media

A presidential assault on the media

By Lindsey Ramsdell, Editor-in-Chief

July 2, 2017


Filed under Ideas

This morning, President Trump tweeted from his personal Twitter account a mocking gif of himself knocking down a man with the CNN logo covering his face. Regardless of political affiliation, as a journalist, this is frightening. The press is often considered the fourth branch of the government, and ...

‘Sense8,’ and what it truly meant

‘Sense8,’ and what it truly meant

By Addison Toutant, Staff Reporter

June 5, 2017


Filed under Ideas

On June 1st, the first day of LGBT pride month, Netflix announced that they were cancelling their series “Sense8.” Many people were infuriated, myself included, that the show was canceled, especially after the season two cliffhanger. Personally, I’m not mad at how it got canceled in favor of an...

Putting the ‘care’ in Urgent Care

Putting the ‘care’ in Urgent Care

By Lindsey Ramsdell, Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 27, 2017


Filed under Ideas, Showcase

There needs to be an alternative place where people who need limited care with limited resources to obtain it can go. Thankfully, there’s this great place called Urgent Care. Just a step below an Emergency Center but should be able to provide people with the same quality of care. But this isn’t the case.

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