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‘The People vs. OJ’ relives biggest trial in the 90’s

‘The People vs. OJ’ relives biggest trial in the 90’s

By Arzoo Chhaya, Intern

September 27, 2017


Filed under Reviews, TV Shows

As the 10 year anniversary of the popular reality TV show “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” approaches, fans are compelled to think of the family’s first shot at fame during the infamous trial of OJ Simpson, making the release of the 10 episode Netflix series, “The People vs. OJ,” all the more ...

Nothing like a ‘Warm Glow’ to put you to sleep

Nothing like a ‘Warm Glow’ to put you to sleep

By Zoe Graves, Page Editor

September 25, 2017


Filed under Music, Reviews, Showcase

Seven months after releasing their debut album “Landmark,” Saint Paul, Minnesota natives Hippo Campus are back with a new EP. “Warm Glow” features three new tracks with a sound reflecting the title, but still manages to fall short. The record is nothing new from the band’s previously establ...

Sims 4: Toddler Stuff Pack review

Sims 4: Toddler Stuff Pack review

By Allison Lackner, Business manager

September 25, 2017


Filed under Reviews, Showcase, Video Games

Although simmers saw the appearance of toddlers in Sims 4, the update was missing cute clothes and accessories for the new characters. The latest Sims pack, Sims 4 Toddler Stuff Pack, promised new options for the toddlers to express their personalities, burn off energy and make friends, yet it fell s...

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...

Learning through literature

Learning through literature

By Alex Harring, Managing Editor

September 22, 2017


Filed under Ideas, Uncategorized

Two weeks ago, a Mississippi school district made national headlines for pulling “To Kill A Mockingbird,” a historical fiction piece with a resonating message about equality and social injustice, from its curriculum. The school district released a statement, saying “the book made people uncomfo...

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...

New Netflix series tackles tough topics

New Netflix series tackles tough topics

By Alex Harring, Managing Editor

April 12, 2017


Filed under Reviews, Showcase, TV Shows

Loosely based on the book of the same name, Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why” explores the events leading up to a teenage girl’s suicide in a chilling, nonlinear narrative of her life. Enter Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford). She’s cool and alternative, but like most teenagers, she wants to fi...

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.

All About Alex: Holding my head high

All About Alex: Holding my head high

By Alex Harring, Website Managing Editor

March 27, 2017


Filed under Ideas, Showcase, Uncategorized

There are a few phrases I hear quite often. Besides the usuals like “Alex, why are you watching ‘90210’ instead of doing your homework?” or, “Alex, why are walking when coach said to run?” one thing I hear on the daily is “Alex, you know your brain isn’t fully developed until you’re...