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Should you worry about the water?

Should you worry about the water?

By Lindsey Ramsdell, Editor-in-Chief

May 1, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Features, interactive, Showcase

When sophomore Lilly Reinhard attended Brownell Middle School, the concern of elevated lead and copper levels in the school water was nonexistent. But in light of the Flint water crisis a recent study, conducted per request of the school district, revealed that Brownell is one of three Grosse Pointe ...

Junior’s passion for piano began at early age

Junior’s passion for piano began at early age

By Michal Ruprecht, Staff Reporter

April 11, 2016


Filed under Features, profiles, Showcase

Editor’s note: This is an extended version of the Faces in the Crowd on Sexton in issue 13 of North Pointe. Junior Grace Sexton learned to love the piano after another student performed at a recital. Since then, she has performed at concerts, weddings and school events, and has been taking lesson...

First family explores Cuba for first time

First family explores Cuba for first time

By Alex Harring, Assistant Managing Editor

March 22, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

President Barack Obama and his family are traveling to Cuba this week, making it the first time a sitting president has been there in 88 years. Follow the first family on their vacation with this trip itinerary.Photo credit: Alex Harring ...

5 facts about Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland

5 facts about Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland

By Alex Harring, Assistant Managing Editor

March 20, 2016


Filed under Features, interactive, Showcase

President Barack Obama held a meeting at the White House rose garden on Wednesday, March 16. After the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Obama nominated Democratic judge Merrick Garland to fill the vacancy, even with a lack of cooperation from Republican Senators. Learn more about Garland...

Which Hamilton character are you?

Which Hamilton character are you?

By Sarah Wietecha, Assistant Editor

February 7, 2016


Filed under Features, interactive, Showcase

Take this quiz to find out which character your personality matches.

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Reality show ends after 15 seasons

Reality show ends after 15 seasons

By Michal Ruprecht, Staff Reporter

January 28, 2016


Filed under Features, interactive, Showcase

Last year, FOX announced season 15 would be the end of American Idol. Learn more about the show's history in this infographic, which is filled with information on the judges, past contestants and the the program's slow decline. // ...

Running water crisis raises water quality questions

By Mora Downs, Alex Harring, and Lindsey Ramsdell

January 27, 2016


Filed under Features

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Junior finds interest in new instrument

Junior finds interest in new instrument

By Michal Ruprecht, Staff Reporter

January 27, 2016


Filed under Features

After reading the Faces In The Crowd about PJ Gusmano’s new passion for the viola in issue 8, you may be wondering how a viola is played and how it sounds. Learn more about the viola in this infographic, which is full of information on the difference between a viola and violin and the history and...

More on freshman Phillip Valentic’s passion for soccer

More on freshman Phillip Valentic’s passion for soccer

By Michal Ruprecht, Staff Reporter

January 27, 2016


Filed under Features, interactive

Did you read the Faces in the Crowd on Phillip Valentic in issue 8? To learn more about professional soccer, check out this Pinterest board filled with Neymar’s signature moves, foot skills, team jerseys and teammates.        Follow Michal's board FITC: Philip Valentic on Pinterest. ...

11 apps you should already be using

11 apps you should already be using

By Sarah Wietecha, Assistant Editor

January 26, 2016


Filed under Features, interactive, Showcase

From popular applications like Buzzfeed

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Faces in the crowd: Sophomore Charlotte Duus

Faces in the crowd: Sophomore Charlotte Duus

By Michal Ruprecht, Staff Reporter

January 22, 2016


Filed under Faces in the Crowd, Features, profiles

Church isn’t only a safe haven for prayer and worship for sophomore Charlotte Duus, but a place for teaching and learning as well. Duus decided to teach kindergarteners at Grace Community Church after her older sister inspired her. “I teach them the Bible stories each time, we play games and t...

Freshman utilizes diverse performance outlets

Freshman utilizes diverse performance outlets

By Trevor Mieczkowski, Staff Reporter

January 14, 2016


Filed under Features, profiles

“Love Yourself” by Justin Bieber, “Yesterday” by The Beatles, “Free Fallin’” by Tom Petty, these are just some of the songs freshman Sam Salisbury has covered on his Youtube channel. “I sing mostly acoustic songs,” Salisbury said. “(The song) doesn’t have to be like that in the original...