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Examining the effect of midterms in a college setting: Weighted first semester exams return after two years

Examining the effect of midterms in a college setting: Weighted first semester exams return after two years

By Katie Madigan and Christina Shea January 24, 2023

After two years of exam-free first semesters due to the COVID-19 pandemic, midterm exams made a full comeback in 2023. While students in the 2021-2022 school year attempted their midterms, the exam had...

Drama Club takes on the Thespian Festival

Drama Club takes on the Thespian Festival

By Hayley Zalewski, Staff Reporter January 17, 2023

The Michigan Thespian Festival held at the Lansing Conference Center this year was attended by the drama club. This hands-on experience helped members become more involved and confident in their acting...

Recent violence causes heartbreak in the LGBTQ+ community: Students and staff reflect on Club Q shooting

Recent violence causes heartbreak in the LGBTQ+ community: Students and staff reflect on Club Q shooting

By Elly Meteer, Jo Jackson, and Lauren Kaled January 17, 2023

Societal Homophobia  Coming out as gay wasn’t something to sweat over for freshman Silas Wooten. With his strong, supportive and caring family, he knew he would feel loved through every step...

HCIC revived post pandemic, providing more opportunities to explore the medical field

HCIC revived post pandemic, providing more opportunities to explore the medical field

By Annabelle Julien and Troy Lipscomb January 11, 2023

The Health Careers Investigations Club at North has tried to increase the amount of students pursuing careers in the medical field since 2006. Like Applied Med, a senior course that allows for hands-on...

Students trot around Detroit on Thanksgiving Day

Students trot around Detroit on Thanksgiving Day

By Allie McIntyre and Jamie Wallace December 13, 2022

Every year on Thanksgiving Day, the Turkey Trot takes place in downtown Detroit. The tradition has become a staple of the metro Detroit area for the past 39 years. Some of the participants have been...

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Buzzing their way to victory: Quiz Bowl members work together to go undefeated

By Sophia Dragich, Katie Madigan, and Gianna Roux December 8, 2022

The Quiz Bowl team can be seen practicing once a week, buzzers in hand, answering intense questions. Members have perfected strategies that allow the team to expand their intelligence and help them grow...

NEW YEAR, SAME BANNER| During the retreat, the banner made for the suicide prevention walk in May 2022 appeared in the doorway of the conference room at Pier Park. Social worker and Peer 2 Peer advisor Kelly Osborne assisted the club’s members in creating Peer 2 Peer’s campaigns.  “Our 26 student members are responsible for creating our yearly slogan and campaign,” Osborne said.

Peer 2 Peer’s fall retreat UndeRstood the assignment

By Lauren Veitengruber and Maggie Dunn November 16, 2022

As spikes of concern regarding mental health increased after the COVID-19 lockdown in 2020, North has been prioritizing the mental health of students. The Peer 2 Peer club aims to make school a safe place....

New safety protocols take effect

New safety protocols take effect

The 2023 school year brought a number of updates to safety protocols for both faculty and students. Administration has increased their awareness of student locations within the school through electronic...

MEND & STITCH| A lover of challenges, Bryan Schuerman is ready to learn and lead in a new environment. He is prepping and planning diligently to bring FCCLA’s roots into North no matter how small it starts out. “I can take a small group and grow it, it doesn’t necessarily have to be large,” Scheurman said. “I personally have a strong passion for this organization because I wouldnt be sitting here today if it wasn’t for that.”

New Fabric, Same Great Style

By Lauren Veitengruber and Wren Cueter November 7, 2022

Fashion has always been something that senior Elena Shaheen has had a love for. Focused on perfecting the preppy look, she plans on taking the fashion world by storm.  Last year, Shaheen excitedly...

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