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Hypnotist visits North psychology classes

Hypnotist visits North psychology classes

By Abi Murray

December 1, 2017


Filed under Features, News, Showcase

As part of their States of Consciousness chapter, Jennifer Weisbrodt’s AP Psychology classes welcomed hypnotist Michael Brody to North on Tuesday. Brody, referred to Weisbrodt by South’s Psychology teacher, was brought in because of his previous experience as a teacher and familiarity with the curri...

Meet The Rua

Meet The Rua

By Zoe Graves, Editor

November 30, 2017


Filed under Features, profiles, Showcase

Comprised of elements similar to that of Fleetwood Mac, The Cranberries and The Corrs, siblings Alanna, Roseanna and Jonathan Brown make up The Rua. An up-and-coming band from Windsor, England, their sound is a mix of pop and folk, giving them an upbeat yet whimsical sound.  One of the band’s identifyi...

Faces In The Crowd: Zac Ozormoor

Faces In The Crowd: Zac Ozormoor

By Colin Haroutunian, Intern

November 27, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Describing himself as a “console nerd,” junior Zac Ozormoor has been playing video games since he was in elementary school. Ozormoor said that he prefers to play difficult games since he likes the challenge. He said that he has enjoyed playing the game Dark Souls 3 for its theme and the effort...

Login wait times on district computers impede class time

Login wait times on district computers impede class time

By Lindsey Ramsdell and Emily WIdgren

November 19, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

  Science teacher Susan Speirs spends a lot of time in the computer labs. Her Hybrid Biology class spends about 50 percent of their class time working on computers, and her other classes also frequent the labs. Lately when she has brought her classes to the computer labs, she has noticed the wai...

Strong smells affect students, teachers negatively

Strong smells affect students, teachers negatively

By Michal Ruprecht and Morgan Cribbs

November 16, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

As senior Alex Dean enters class, she notices a difference in the atmosphere. But it isn’t a change in classroom decorations or a substitute teacher. Instead, it’s the pungent smell of deodorant and cologne. “Sometimes people wear Axe or something like that, and they will sit right behind me and...

Senior Abby Kanakry commits to Northern Kentucky University

Senior Abby Kanakry commits to Northern Kentucky University

By Allison Lackner, Business Manager

November 12, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

While most seniors are stressing about completing their college applications, senior Abby Kanakry already committed to Northern Kentucky University last April for volleyball. Kanakry said it was a relief because she only had to deal with filling out scholarship forms. Kanakry committed to the un...

Volleyball player gains experience and friendship

Volleyball player gains experience and friendship

By JoAnna Alexander, Intern

November 3, 2017


Filed under Fall, Features, profiles, Showcase, Sports

Last week concluded many fall sport seasons at North, freshman and JV volleyball being one of them.  Their final games were last Thursday, Oct. 26 against South. Practice started in August for players on the freshman team after school, from 4-6 p.m. Ryan Eskuri, the coach of the freshman team, had...

On pointe: Top things to look out for the week of Nov. 2-9

On pointe: Top things to look out for the week of Nov. 2-9

By Amber Braker, Editor

November 2, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

The highly anticipated second season of “Stranger Things” was released last Friday, Oct. 27. The critically acclaimed show follows the strange events that take place in Hawkins, Indiana including the disappearance of 10-year-old Will Byers. All episodes of both seasoare available on Netflix....

Faces in the crowd: Freshman John Favenyesi

Faces in the crowd: Freshman John Favenyesi

By Colin Haroutunian, Intern

October 4, 2017


Filed under Faces in the Crowd, Features, Showcase

Resigning from both the school year and his hobbies of playing video games and reading books, freshman John Favenyesi recently experienced a cruise to the Bahamas in July. Traveling with his brother, aunt and uncle, he was able to involve himself in a variety of activities on the boat, most notably...

Faces in the crowd: Senior Stephanie Korte

Faces in the crowd: Senior Stephanie Korte

By Sofia Ketels, Editor

October 3, 2017


Filed under Faces in the Crowd, Features, Showcase

In the midst of the beginning of the school year and spirit week, senior Stephanie Korte has been looking forward to what the year has in store, but says she has been a little distracted from the nostalgia it usually brings. “I feel like so into my schooling right now,” Korte said. “I can’t ...

Faces in the crowd: Senior Colleen Corbet

Faces in the crowd: Senior Colleen Corbet

By Sofia Ketels, Editor

October 3, 2017


Filed under Faces in the Crowd, Features, Showcase

For many, Girl Scouts was a short-lived activity that occupied free time during elementary school. For senior Colleen Corbet, the program has become an 11-year-long hobby that allows her to spend time with friends and prepare for the future. “We go camping and normal girl scout type stuff,” Corbet sai...

Faces in the Crowd: Freshman Benjamin Bania

Faces in the Crowd: Freshman Benjamin Bania

By Adam Schwartz, Staff Reporter

October 1, 2017


Filed under Faces in the Crowd, Features, Showcase

For freshman Benjamin Bania fishing is an activity that is relaxing and fun for him to do. He started fishing when he was very young, but has found more of a passion for it in the last few summers. Not only is the action of pulling his fish up, but fishing also has other perks for Bania.   “Watc...