North Pointe Now

Our Editorial: Turning a new leaf

Our Editorial: Turning a new leaf

By The Editorial Board

October 12, 2016


Filed under Ideas, Our Editorial, Showcase

Each year, teachers from a specific department from both North and South form a committee to review their curriculum, and their proposed changes are then analyzed by the Board of Education. This year, the English department falls under inspection, and the North Pointe Editorial Board has a few suggestions. In pr...

Flying too close to the sun

Flying too close to the sun

By Alex Harring, Editor

October 3, 2016


Filed under Ideas

It can be hard to go back to school. September is a transitional period, and if you’re like me, it’s a rocky transition. But to remind myself to stay calm and collected when student life becomes too much, I think about the story of Icarus. In Greek mythology, Icarus is the son of Daedalus, who created t...

Design: Volume 49, issue 1, page 7

Design: Volume 49, issue 1, page 7

By Michal Ruprecht and Abbey Cadieux

September 28, 2016


Filed under Ideas

Click here to view volume 49, issue 1, page 7.

Our Editorial: An honest look at cheating

Our Editorial: An honest look at cheating

By The Editorial Board

May 28, 2016


Filed under Ideas, Our Editorial, Showcase

There is always a deadline to meet. In school, at work and in one’s personal life, the pressure to complete a task within a time period is always present. However, students may feel like this strain affects them the most. This has led to many resorting to drastic measures to maintain their grades. With ...

Our Editorial: Closed lunch becomes real possibility

By The Editorial Board

May 11, 2016


Filed under Ideas, Our Editorial

In order to make sure the district is as safe as possible, the School Board hired a security company to examine the schools and identify any potential security issues. After concluding its investigation, the company pointed out that an open campus lunch is an important security breach, leading the Bo...

Defying the odds

Defying the odds

By Tommy Teftsis, Assistant Editor

May 10, 2016


Filed under Ideas, Showcase

The English Premier League is the highest watched soccer league in the entire world, so the competition is always relevant. This year, the competition came out of nowhere. A true underdog story erupted. Leicester City was ranked 14 out of 20 teams last year, and wasn't even in the league the year...

Busy bees no longer fly

Busy bees no longer fly

By Anu Subramaniam, Senior Assistant Editor

May 4, 2016


Filed under Ideas, Showcase

You lay in the bed you make. Or in my case, it’s an unused bed with books strewn across it and pencil marks staining the sheets. We all create our own situations. I chose the busy life. I chose the AP classes, the extracurriculars, the sports and I accept that some nights my bed does not get us...

Golden State Warriors complete historic season

Golden State Warriors complete historic season

By Billy Steigelman, Assistant Editor

May 1, 2016


Filed under Ideas, Showcase

Oakland, California’s Golden State Warriors went an astounding 73-9 during this past regular season to break the National Basketball Association’s single season wins record. The 1995-96 Chicago Bulls held the previous record at 72-10. Reigning league MVP Steph Curry and the revolutionary three-poin...

Sonny’s Side Note: Farewell to a legend

Sonny’s Side Note: Farewell to a legend

By Sonny Mulpuri, Digital Editor

April 28, 2016


Filed under Ideas, Showcase, Sonny's Side Note

The era of Kobe Bean Bryant came to a close on April 13 after two decades of unforgettable plays and memories. Bryant was only the sixth player in the National Basketball League’s (NBA) history to declare for the draft straight out of high school, when he made his announcement in 1996, then burst onto the na...

Our Editorial: Despite issues, dress code is still important

Our Editorial: Despite issues, dress code is still important

By The Editorial Board

April 27, 2016


Filed under Ideas, Our Editorial, Showcase

With warmer weather’s arrival, students are trading in their winter coats for T-shirts and short shorts. Crop tops on an Urban Outfitters rack turn into dress code violations. But instead of protesting the guidelines set in place to keep us covered, we should realize we are fortunate to have the ...

Our Editorial: State proposal should pass, will strengthen personal freedoms

Our Editorial: State proposal should pass, will strengthen personal freedoms

By The Editorial Board

April 13, 2016


Filed under Ideas, Our Editorial, Showcase

From legal marriage to adoption rights, our generation has seen some of the most dramatic changes concerning the personal liberties of the LGBTQ community. But, as the government adapts to accommodate for all people—regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation—local institutions, like sc...

Sonny’s Side Note: Back to the top

Sonny’s Side Note: Back to the top

By Sonny Mulpuri, Digital Editor

March 25, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sonny's Side Note

In 2015, the Detroit Tigers did not make it to the playoffs and were below a .500 win-loss average. Since then, the team has been clawing their way back up to the top. “Four Central Division titles, three league championship trips and one World Series appearance” was plastered onto every ad b...