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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...

On Pointe: Top things to look out for the week of Sept. 18-24

On Pointe: Top things to look out for the week of Sept. 18-24

By Caitlin Bush, Managing Editor

September 21, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Apple announced in their latest keynote that they will be releasing three new products available for purchase Friday, Sept. 22. To celebrate the company's tenth anniversary they are releasing the iPhone X which includes new features like face ID, wireless charging and animojis. The iPhone 8, iP...

Faces in the crowd: Freshman Tyler Jones

Faces in the crowd: Freshman Tyler Jones

By Colin Haroutunian, Intern

September 20, 2017


Filed under Faces in the Crowd, Features, Showcase

While some students collect sports trophies, others may treasure varieties of foreign coins.  For freshman Tyler Jones, his long-standing collection is comprised of comic books of both past and present. Starting in fifth grade, Jones began his amassment of comic books with “Batman,” which he b...

Why some students chose, or chose not to, attend Ivy League schools as the acceptance rates continually drop and the tuition costs continually rise

Why some students chose, or chose not to, attend Ivy League schools as the acceptance rates continually drop and the tuition costs continually rise

By Alex Harring and Lindsey Ramsdell

March 9, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Becoming the picture of a refined, successful Ivy League graduate is the goal of many high-reaching students. However, it's not easy to achieve, and may not be as pristine as it seems. Students apply for and attend Ivy League schools for varying reasons. But no matter how you get there, once in, you joi...

Taste the difference

Taste the difference

By Anna Post, Editor

March 7, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

An American lunch consisting of a fruit cup, tater-tots, mash potatoes and a side of peas isn’t like a lunch consisting of sauteed shrimp, brown rice and fresh peppers from Spain. In the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, childhood obesity has doubled in child...