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Working during quarantine

By Arei Swain, Intern

May 29, 2020

During quarantine, there have been many adjustments that students had to make, one of them being balancing a job and still taking care of their school work. Since quarantine has freed up some time, this has also meant that they’ve been able to work more hours without a true school day in place.  ...

Science teacher runs Boston Marathon despite postponement

Over 50 runners joined Michaels in her race through quarantine.

By Gabbi Bielak, Staff Reporter

May 8, 2020

When the Boston Marathon got postponed due to COVID-19, science teacher Elizabeth Michaels decided she was still going to run the race on April 20th. She ran two miles every hour for 13 hours, finishing with an overall time of 3 hours and 39 minutes.  Michaels has been training for a year and a half a...

Sophomore “Alleviating Anxiety” with new mental health organization

By Jamison Townsend, Staff Reporter

April 17, 2020

When sophomore Kai Lloyd saw that students at school were struggling with anxiety and mental health, they wanted to help out by showing that one can alleviate anxiety through methods like art. “I saw a need in our community Grosse Pointe schools,” Lloyd said. “I saw how kids weren’t havi...

Senior wins MASC/MAHS Student of the Year Award at state conference

By Hannah Zalewski and Kourtney Walk

April 15, 2020

Senior and Student Association senator Nia Crutcher was glad to attend the 2020 Michigan Association of Student Councils and Honor Societies State Conference held Feb. 29 through March 2. There, she won the MASC/MAHS Student of the Year Award. According to Crutcher, students must be nominated by the other members of the ...

5 Minutes with: Kelly Maisel

5 Minutes with: Kelly Maisel

By Ray Jason, Intern

February 4, 2019

Math teacher Kelly Maisel has only ever wanted to make her family proud. Graduating in the top tenth percentile of her high school class, Maisel became the first in her family to go to college. To her, attending college was what would make her family the proudest. “I wanted to make sure I was able to do th...

Teacher Diane Montgomery named 2018 Regional Coach of the Year

By Sofia Ketels and Brooklyn McWhorter

November 23, 2018

Well into her first year as an English teacher in Georgia, track and cross country coach Diane Montgomery has helped to rebuild the two teams, kicking off her career as a both a teacher and coach. After her first year teaching in 2002, she immediately began coaching, and became the boys and girls head ...

GPN Gone But Not Forgotten Facebook group honors North Alumni

GPN Gone But Not Forgotten Facebook group honors North Alumni

By Amelia Nowicki and Sarah Shanley

May 16, 2018

For the past two years, class of 1978 alumnus Mike Nowak has run the GPN Gone But not Forgotten FaceBook Group. This page began on December 31 2016, in order to honor Nowak’s high school friends who have died. Recently, it has been revamped by Jeff Rinke, another member of the graduating class of ...

Meet former Olympian and North student Jennifer (Goolsbee) Schneble

Goolsbee (Scheneble) and Schamberger at the 1992 German Championships in Berlin.

By Sarah Shanley, Staff Reporter

March 16, 2018

Member of the German Winter Olympic Team and North graduate Jennifer (Goolsbee) Schneble details her life before, during and after the Olympics and how it has helped her so far in her extraordinary life. Schneble sat in a salon chair at 8 years old, discussing her dream of going to the Winter Olym...

Meet The Rua

Meet The Rua

By Zoe Graves, Editor

November 30, 2017

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...

Volleyball player gains experience and friendship

Freshmen Volleyball against Romeo high school

By JoAnna Alexander, Intern

November 3, 2017

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...

Faces in the crowd: Sophomore Polly Fitzgerald

Polly Fitzgerald poses outside her grandparent's house in Melbourne, Australia.

By Michal Ruprecht, Assistant Editor

November 29, 2016

Miles of beaches line the coast and sail boats skitter up and down the sea shore. Sounds a lot like a Michigan, right? Maybe, but this place is 10,000 miles away and where sophomore Polly Fitzgerald was born: Melbourne, Australia. “It’s happy. It’s friendly. It’s warm,” Fitzgerald said. “It’s...

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

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...