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QUESTIONS ANSWERED | The event allowed a panel of students from the Grosse Pointes and Harper Woods to ask Dr. Kendi questions regarding the topic of racism and “The Other America”. Senior attendee Maelisa Watkins expresses her gratitude for Dr. Kendi’s advice and the sense of community that was created at the event. “It was truly an amazing experience, just to see all these students coming together for the same cause, to see [Dr. Ibram X. Kendi] being able to answer their questions and to see the discussion that was going on, it was awesome,” Watkins said.

Bestselling author and professor visits Ford House

By Farrah Fasse, Grace Cueter, and Ella McCarthy April 7, 2022

March 14 marked the 54th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s visit to Grosse Pointe South, where he delivered his “The Other America” speech to 3,000 spectators. This was one of King’s...

Biden nominates first Black female Supreme Court Justice

Biden nominates first Black female Supreme Court Justice

By Farrah Fasse and Shannon Kane March 10, 2022

Following the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, President Joe Biden has nominated Ketanji Brown Jackson, a Black woman, to fill Breyer’s spot on the Supreme Court of the United States,...

Parent-teacher conferences both virtual and in-person

Parent-teacher conferences both virtual and in-person

By Farrah Fasse and Katie Madigan November 5, 2021

Oct. 27 and 28, North hosted parent teacher conferences. For the first time ever, parents were given the option to attend conferences in person or virtually by making an appointment. English teacher Sarah...

On the day following the sick out, students showed their support for their teachers by wearing black. Social studies teacher Sean McCarroll said he was happy to know that his students understood their concerns. “It was great to see students who were supportive and on board,” McCarroll said.

Board votes to loosen quarantine restrictions, teachers express their discontent

By Farrah Fasse and Grace Cueter June 4, 2021

On April 26, the Board passed a resolution that aimed to improve students’ and teachers’ mental health by lowering the contract tracing radius from six feet to three feet and reducing the quarantine...

Senior Emily McCloskey, sophomore Isabella Yoakam and senior Eliza Ellery don different denim clothes to participate in Denim Day. Ellery said that the purpose of wearing denim was to spread awareness of important issues in the community. The purpose of denim day was to spread awareness of and take a stand against sexual assault harassment, Ellery said.

Denim Day garners support against sexual harassment

By Michael Hartt and Drew Lovell May 10, 2021

Diversity Club’s first annual Denim Day took place on Wednesday, April 28 as part of a national event spreading awareness of sexual harassment and assault.   The event consisted of students wearing...

Keeping up with COVID-19

Keeping up with COVID-19

By Kaitlyn Barr and Sophia Dragich March 22, 2021

Junior Anneliese Lechner was one of the many students who volunteered to participate in the free COVID-19 testing offered to all North students on March 9.  Lechner said the process was well-organized...

Board votes on return to face-to-face learning

Board votes on return to face-to-face learning

By Grace Cueter and Farrah Fasse March 3, 2021

On Feb. 8, after two hours of public comments from parents, students and teachers, the Board of Education voted unanimously to approve the district administration’s plan to return to full time face-to-face...

Although a return to in-person learning has brought a sense of normalcy back to many students lives, classrooms look very different from what students are used to. Senior Maddie Kohler believes that some of these changes are preventing her from getting the most she can out of school. “I’m collaborating with other students, so not being able to come close to one another within the classroom can be upsetting and inhibit my own learning,” Kohler said.

Secondary schools resume in-person class instruction

By Michael Hartt, Editor-in-Chief February 2, 2021

Senior Sarah Shanley, after months of being subjected to an online school environment as a result of COVID-19, is very relieved that she returned to school in person instruction at North on Jan. 28. “I...

The psychological impact of Covid-19

The psychological impact of Covid-19

By Brandon Miller, Staff Reporter January 29, 2021

While Covid-19 is a dangerous health concern within itself, research has found that there is another risk involved in being separated and quarantined from one another that cannot be ignored. In recent...

Senior Amelia Schock has been feeling overwhelmed since she started online school in the fall. Staring at the computer and the (fact that the) asynchronous work is all on the computer too (is a lot), Schock said. I just feel very trapped and its like we always have something to do so it stresses me out a lot.

Overwhelmed students and faculty seek solutions

By Michael Hartt, Editor-In-Chief November 17, 2020

Senior Amelia Schock says that the online school format implemented at the start of the school year has caused her to be more overwhelmed with class work than ever before. An overabundance of what Schock...

The future of face to face learning

The future of face to face learning

By Joleigh Jackson and Arei Swain November 1, 2020

On March 30, Governor Gretchen Whitmer released an executive order that put Michigan on lockdown due to an increased number of Covid-19 cases, meaning students were no longer able to attend school. While...

Contentious school board elections raises concern among students

Contentious school board elections raises concern among students

By Michael Hartt, Alyssa King, and Drew Lovell October 30, 2020

Senior Joe Mieczkowski believes that the current school board election is the most contentious one of his lifetime. He attributes the tension not only to the political polarization of the country, but...

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