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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 ...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of March 13-19

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of March 13-19

By Katie Thomas, Staff Reporter

March 13, 2017


Filed under Keeping it brief, News, Showcase

“Get Out” creator Jordan Peele makes history “Key and Peele” actor Jordan Peele made history with his debut film, “Get Out” that he both directed and wrote. The film has made more than $100 million at the box office, which makes Peele the first African American writer/director to h...

Innovations Classroom adds extension for iStudy courses

Innovations Classroom adds extension for iStudy courses

By Elizabeth Ballinger and Syeda Rizvi

March 7, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Originally created for the iDesign class, the newest addition to the Innovation Lab, the Makershop, gives students the opportunity to experiment with their prototypes in an open environment.   The goal is for students to create prototypes of their inventions and test if they will work successfully...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of March 6-12

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of March 6-12

By Mora Downs, Managing Editor

March 6, 2017


Filed under Keeping it brief, News, Showcase

Republicans announce Obamacare replacement Republicans in the House of Representatives have revealed their alternative to the current Affordable Healthcare Act. The bill aims to still help those with pre-existing conditions and would keep children on their parent’s health insurance unti...

Parents Club fundraiser garners over $40,000 for library renovation

Parents Club fundraiser garners over $40,000 for library renovation

By Elizabeth Ballinger and Syeda Rizvi

March 4, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Since 1968, the school’s library has not undergone any major updates. The Parents Club took action. To help raise money to renovate its interior, the club held The Norsemen Auction on Saturday, Feb. 11. The student-exclusive event was held in hopes of raising money to make the library a more we...

Student Council members present at regional conference

Student Council members present at regional conference

By Michal Ruprecht, Assistant Editor

February 28, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

On Feb. 16, 11 Student Association members, including junior Catie Archambeau, accompanied by adviser Jonathan Byrne and activities director Peggy Bonbrisco attended the Regional Student Council Conference at Detroit Marriott Hotel. Student councils from around the Metro Detroit area showed what ...

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