North Pointe Now

Students, staff reflect on COVID-19 school closures

By Brandon Miller, Staff Reporter

April 3, 2020

For many, time off from school in March and April means spring break. Unfortunately, the circumstances for the time off now may not be as enjoyable.  In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, all K-12 schools in Michigan, including GPPSS, have been closed for the rest of the school year.  English teacher Kristen Alles believes that while school closures were the rig...

Schools continue teaching through online programs

By Grace Cueter, Staff Reporter

April 2, 2020

In the midst of global school closures, students, teachers and parents are transitioning to online learning. For students, this can mean video meetings with teachers or completing work that has been posted for them online.  Math teacher Kelly Maisel thinks that there are both pros and cons to the s...

Meta-analysis study finds correlation between mood disorders and creativity

By Hannah Zalewski and Julia Magnan

February 5, 2019

For as long as she can remember, junior Presley Powder has spent her days with a marker, pencil and paintbrush at hand, scribbling away on a canvas. While many interpret her love of art as simple creativity, she attributes her relationship with art to her struggles with communication and being underst...



By Abi Murray and Brooklyn McWhorter

February 1, 2019

Tensions are rising across the nation as the government shutdown, beginning on December 22, has become the longest running in the America’s history, defeating President Clinton’s 21 full-day record in 1996 by over ten days. Because of this, 9 out of 15 federal departments and dozens of agencies are cl...

Contagious Hand-foot-and-mouth disease kicks way through varsity football team

Contagious Hand-foot-and-mouth disease kicks way through varsity football team

By Hannah Zalewski and Kylie Duke

November 23, 2018

Boiling fevers, mouth sores, and blistering skin out of a scary movie — the symptoms of Hand-foot-and-mouth disease that varsity quarterback Brendan Cwiklinski and two of his teammates faced, forcing them to skip out on football practice. According to MedlinePlus, Hand-foot-and-mouth disease usually pre...

KNOTS breakfast builds ties

By Sofia Ketels and Victoria Whittenberg

October 5, 2018

Although Friday, Oct. 5 marked the third official Kids Need Opportunities To Socialize breakfast, junior Zoe Graves experienced the event as a member for the first time. As a new addition, she looked forward to meeting her fellow KNOTS members, along with finding out who she would be working with.   ...

KIB: Week of 5/27

KIB: Week of 5/27

By Adam Schwartz, Page Editor

May 28, 2018

1)Senior Exams begin on Tuesday, May 29. There will be two exams each day, with the last exam on Friday, June 1st. During Senior exams, all underclassmen will have two 90 minute class periods on Tuesday through Thursday, and one extended period on Friday before continuing the rest of their classes like ...

Tips and tricks for earning scholarships & three you can still apply for

Tips and tricks for earning scholarships & three you can still apply for

By Michael Hartt, Page Editor

May 15, 2018

As graduation approaches, so does the start of college, and for many, that means a heavy burden of student loans. A lot of scholarship money has already been given out, but if you haven’t applied for any already there are still chances to get money. According to counselor Jennifer Sherman, the...

KIB: Week of 4/22

KIB: Week of 4/22

By Adam Schwartz, Page Editor

April 23, 2018

On Thursday April 26th, there is a half day for all students due to afternoon staff development. Students will report to class at regular time and will be dismissed at 10:55 A.M. All classes will be attended during the half day for a shorter period of time. For my information on half days click h...

KIB: Week of 4/16

KIB: Week of 4/16

By Savannah Burguron, Intern

April 19, 2018

“Super Troopers 2” will premiere in theaters Friday, April 20. The movie is not yet rated, but it is a comedy/mystery movie. The first “Super Troopers”  got a 90 percent Rotten Tomatoes rating from the audience. You can buy tickets to the movie here. Echosmith will be in Detroit on Wed...

Local chemistry Olympiad exam more difficult than anticipated by students

By Colin Haroutunian, Intern

April 17, 2018

Junior Teddy Pappas and four other North students attempted the local 2018 Chemistry Olympiad exam on March 22nd at the University of Michigan campus in Dearborn. None of the five participants would proceed to the national-level competition. According to ACS, the Chemistry Olympiad has multiple levels, in...

Is the SAT necessary?

Is the SAT necessary?

By Jordan Craighead & Cairington Stahl, Business Manager & Staff Reporter

April 16, 2018

Each year, millions of high schoolers sit at desks with two perfectly sharpened number two pencils and a state-approved calculator. They wipe the sweat from their brows, attempt to shake out the nerves and relax their minds. The proctor tells the students they have two hours and then they start one o...