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Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Jan. 8-14

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of  Jan. 8-14

By Colin Haroutunian, Intern

January 8, 2018


Filed under Keeping it brief, News, Showcase

Michigan and other states’ Macy’s stores to close Macy’s announced that it would close 11 stores throughout 2018, including one at Birchwood Mall, located near Port Huron. While saving money through this, the chain can now focus more attention to its online store. For more information on the chain’s dwindling n...

On Pointe: Top things to look out for the week of Dec. 24-31

On Pointe: Top things to look out for the week of Dec. 24-31

By Savannah Burguron, Intern

January 3, 2018


Filed under Keeping it brief, News, Showcase

The latest and last installment of the “Pitch Perfect” franchise came out on Dec. 22. The movie follows the Barden Bella girls on their final journey to prove to the world that they aren’t just a college club. “Pitch Perfect 3” earned a 31 percent critic rating and 52 percent user rati...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Dec. 11-15

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Dec. 11-15

By Amber Braker, Editor

December 12, 2017


Filed under Keeping it brief, News, Showcase

1. Attempted terrorist attack in New York City subway Yesterday during the morning rush-hour, 27-year-old Akayed Ullah set off a homemade explosive device in a New York City subway. The attack was an isolated event and left five people, including the attacker, injured. Ullah claims the attack was insp...

Hypnotist visits North psychology classes

Hypnotist visits North psychology classes

By Abi Murray

December 1, 2017


Filed under Features, News, Showcase

As part of their States of Consciousness chapter, Jennifer Weisbrodt’s AP Psychology classes welcomed hypnotist Michael Brody to North on Tuesday. Brody, referred to Weisbrodt by South’s Psychology teacher, was brought in because of his previous experience as a teacher and familiarity with the curri...

The advantages and disadvantages of holiday shopping

The advantages and disadvantages of holiday shopping

By Emily McCloskey, Intern

November 29, 2017


Filed under News

Right after Thanksgiving dinner, Freshman Keelin McCarthy heads out to the mall with her family to go Black Friday shopping. While many people find the fighting over products to be overwhelming, the thrill is a highlight for McCarthy. “I like running around and grabbing TVs from people,” she sa...

Close Up trip invitations handed out

Close Up trip invitations handed out

By Colin Haroutunian, Intern

October 18, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Uncategorized

Select students received invitations on Oct 16 to the Close Up Foundation’s Washington D.C. trip that the school partakes in. The trip will last six days, starting on February 25th, 2018. The overall tour includes a variety of stops at historical landmarks and governmental buildings, including ...

Standarized testing to impact student schedules

Standarized testing to impact student schedules

By Colin Haroutunian, Intern

October 11, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Uncategorized

Students of all grades missed their daily classes on Wednesday, Oct. 11, due to the Preliminary SAT that occurred in school. Unlike most students, seniors did not partake in the PSAT, giving them a day off from school. Due to the testing, the schedules of students were abnormal. For instance, the desi...

Spirit week overview

Spirit week overview

By Allison Lackner, Business Manager

October 1, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Monday: Sophomores wear their spirit shirts to set an example for the freshman class. The sophomore’s theme is spooky sophomores to represent the celebration of Halloween. Their class shirt is based off the Netflix original series, “Stranger Things.” Tuesday: Freshman wear their spirit shirts and their cele...

News brief: Homecoming float progress

News brief: Homecoming float progress

By Sophie Kehrig, Intern

September 28, 2017


Filed under News

Turnout for this week’s first float parties has left much to be desired from every class, but advisors remain optimistic. “[Student participation is]  lower than probably I’d like to be, but I realize that seniors are doing many different things, especially right now is the top season for coll...

12 Angry Jurors to be performed this weekend

12 Angry Jurors to be performed this weekend

By Emily Widgren, Intern

September 26, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

On Thursday, Sept. 28, Drama Club members will perform “12 Angry Jurors.” The show is based on the novel “12 Angry Men,” and will run from Sept. 28- Oct. 1 in the Performing Arts Center. Director Sean Kifer said he wanted to make the show more diverse by including all genders and ethniciti...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of March 20-26

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of March 20-26

By Gowri Yerramalli, Business Manager

March 20, 2017


Filed under Keeping it brief, News, Showcase

North students visit Disney Students in North’s Band and Orchestra program will be visiting Disney to perform at the festival. The students will be leaving on Thursday, March 23 and will be performing songs from this year’s spring concert. The trip happens every four years and lasts for f...

Activist group We GP creates high school board of directors

Activist group We GP creates high school board of directors

By Katelynn Mulder and Amber Braker

March 20, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

After last year’s divisive election, some in the Grosse Pointe community decided to reject polarization and instead focus on combating civil and human rights issues that they feel affect everyone regardless of party affiliation. So, they started the organization We GP. “It doesn’t matter whether ...