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The other side of the coin

The other side of the coin

By Michal Ruprecht, Senior Assistant Editor

March 15, 2018


Filed under Ideas, Showcase

While thousands of students walked out Wednesday, March 14 across the nation, a number of others opted not to participate in the walkout, a theme that was evident at North. But if I had gone to another school, I wouldn’t have known that there was a group of students not taking part in the walkout....

Take your shot, America

Take your shot, America

By Rory Angott, Section Editor

March 15, 2018


Filed under Ideas

  On Feb. 14, Florida was rocked. As I write this, I’m in Palm Beach, about 45 minutes north of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School where countless innocent students and staff were left injured, and 17 more were left dead. Growing up, Florida has been like a second home to me. A happy p...

My alternate option

My alternate option

By Allison Lackner, Business Manager

March 14, 2018


Filed under Ideas, Showcase

I’m afraid to be at school today. During class at 10 a.m., North is hosting a walkout. I feel uncomfortable both supporting the walkout and staying inside the building. At the surface, it seems I have two options: be forced into a designated classroom or participate in something that was allegedly ...

Sid Meier’s Civilization V remains on top

Sid Meier’s Civilization V remains on top

By Colin Haroutunian, Intern

March 7, 2018


Filed under Reviews, Showcase, Video Games

Despite being published over seven years ago, “Sid Meier’s Civilization V” and its multitude of DLC (downloadable content) packs are refreshing in almost every aspect. Fantastic versatility and variety are displayed in the complex systems for resources, diplomacy and production, in which the co...

“Free” Game requires serious amounts of time to progress

“Free” Game requires serious amounts of time to progress

By Ben Uram, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2018


Filed under Reviews, Video Games

With its initial price tag of “free”, Warframe is a great option for many video game players who are looking for an action-packed, less expensive alternative to a full priced game costing $60, especially considering that quality remains similar between these two pricings.   Gameplay in Warframe is f...

No one’s missing out on the new Sims 4 Laundry Pack

No one’s missing out on the new Sims 4 Laundry Pack

By Caitlin Bush and Allison Lackner

February 26, 2018


Filed under Reviews, Showcase, Video Games

The newest Sims expansion pack, Sims 4 Laundry Pack, comes with country chic items and clothes that can transform the Sims house and warborde to look like it came out of an episode of HGTV’s “Fixer Upper.” This new pack allows players to decorate the Sims’ homes with a rustic vibe, which can ex...

5 Seconds of Summer debut new single and new sound

5 Seconds of Summer debut new single and new sound

By Zoe Graves, Page Editor

February 26, 2018


Filed under Music, Reviews, Showcase

Following their 2015 sophomore album, “Sounds Good, Feels Good,” the only music released by Australian band 5 Seconds of Summer was a single for the 2016 movie “Ghostbusters.” Now, almost two and a half years later, the band came back with “Want You Back,” the debut single for their upco...

Madison Beer writes her name in cement on new album

Madison Beer writes her name in cement on new album

By Zoe Graves, Page Editor

February 8, 2018


Filed under Features, Music, Reviews

Attempting to shy away from her reputation as “Justin Bieber’s protege,” and make a name of her own, Madison Beer released her debut album “As She Pleases” on Feb. 2. The album was preceded by singles “Dead” and “Say It To My Face,” and featured five new songs. “As She Pleases...

Your voice deserves to be heard

Your voice deserves to be heard

By Rory Angott, Page Editor

February 7, 2018


Filed under Ideas, Showcase

In the 2016 election, only 53 percent of eligible voters faced the lines to practice the precious landmark of democracy: voting. During midterm elections, like those in 2014, the turnout was even lower. Only 36 percent of people voted. Only 36 percent of people practiced what our founding fathers s...

Challenge and speed make “Downwell” a blast

Challenge and speed make “Downwell” a blast

By Colin Haroutunian, Intern

February 7, 2018


Filed under Apps, Reviews, Showcase

Blasting through the depths of a well while surrounded by durable enemies, players will be pressed into split-second decisions and quick reactions to overcome the high-speed challenge of “Downwell.” With 2D graphics and ‘gunboots’ to support the player, the only way forward is down. Beginni...

Checking cheaters

Checking cheaters

By Adam Schwartz, Staff Reporter

February 5, 2018


Filed under Ideas, Showcase

  High school students have the pressure of classes and maintaining a solid GPA while juggling extracurricular activities as well. Being overloaded with work or forgetting to review for a test can make the thought of cheating an attractive last-ditch effort in a stressed student’s mind. With advanc...

Showing up and showing out

Showing up and showing out

By JoAnna Alexander, Intern

February 2, 2018


Filed under Reviews, Showcase, TV Shows

On Sunday, Jan. 28, the highly anticipated Grammy award show took place at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Every year, a big aspect of the program is the red carpet and what celebrities arrive wearing. The stars typically show up to out-do all of their fellow competitors, and this year continued that  ...