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Meet the Democratic presidential candidates

Meet the Democratic presidential candidates

By Alex Harring, Staff Reporter

October 14, 2015


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On Oct. 13 at 8:30 p.m., the first of six Democratic debates for presidential candidates took place. Learn more about the Democrats running for president in the 2016 election below. ...

A guide to the high-tech drone camera

A guide to the high-tech drone camera

By Jillian Berndtson and Katelynn Mulder

October 13, 2015


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Did you read the On Campus about the new drone camera in Issue 2? Have you caught a glimpse of a helicopter-like machine whirring around at football games? Or maybe you've seen videos on the announcements where the image zooms up and over the school building? How does that device even work? Here, we ha...

New Christian group formed by North students

By Michal Ruprecht, Intern

October 9, 2015


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Truth Seekers is a new club that was created by sophomore Peter Ciaravino. The club is Christian-based, and Ciaravino hopes it can help contribute to North’s culture by making it a more welcoming place. It is open to all and is not just North-based. “I wanted to create the club because I think … kids are so ...

Big Family of Michigan informational video

Big Family of Michigan informational video

By Lindsey Ramsdell and Abbey Cadieux

September 30, 2015


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Did you read about how the Student Association is teaming up with the Big Family of Michigan in the September issue of the North Pointe? You can hear more about Big Family of Michigan founder Jeanne Fowler in the video below. https://vimeo.com/30793789

Q&A with Grosse Pointe’s NAACP chapter founder, Greg Bowens

Q&A with Grosse Pointe’s NAACP chapter founder, Greg Bowens

By Anu Subramaniam and Olivia Robinson

September 27, 2015


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Q & A with Grosse Pointe’s NAACP chapter founder, Greg Bowens: North Pointe: What drew you to come to the Grosse Pointe and Harper Woods area? Greg Bowens: I've lived in D.C., San Diego, Philadelphia, Atlanta and Detroit. Each of those cities have a certain beauty and charm but catching ...

New superintendent fulfills role

New superintendent fulfills role

By Caitlin Bush and Allison Lackner

May 20, 2015


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Dr. Gary Niehaus was chosen as the new superintendent by the Board of Education on May 11. Niehaus is a veteran superintendent and brings years of experience to the position. “I have been a superintendent in Illinois for 18 years. Seven years at Salem 
Elementary School District, four years at...

Study reveals IQs can change in teen years

Study reveals IQs can change in teen years

By Brittany Hernandez, Kaley Makino, and Michal Ruprecht

May 8, 2015


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Compare your average freshman to your average senior. If you look beyond the obvious physical differences, you will see evidence of endless disparities in maturity level, behavioral patterns and decision-making skills. Why and how is this so? Researchers have been asking that very question. A revea...

College tuition: raising prices and raising stress

College tuition: raising prices and raising stress

By Billy Moin and Giuseppe Parison

May 5, 2015


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As Graham Eger and other seniors throughout the country are committing to their college choices, they must also begin to face high-priced college tuition. Over the past few decades, prices for college have skyrocketed. According to Bloomberg, college tuition has increased by over 1,200% in the past...

New religious freedom bill causes controversy

By Alex Harring, Lindsey Ramsdell, and Anu Subramaniam

April 24, 2015


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https://issuu.com/mygpn/docs/northpointe-issue14all_df53070ad6dfd6

Quiz Bowl beats rivals

By Allison Lackner and Caitlin Bush

April 3, 2015


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The Quiz Bowl team beat their rivals, Utica International Academy, at the Maison Bleue Classic tournament on Saturday, March 21. Freshman Steven Kamm was surprised by the outcome of the tournament. “Our captain, Harris, he said that we are more of the underdogs because the first two games, we...

North alumna hosts drama workshop

North alumna hosts drama workshop

By Emily Martinbianco and Michal Ruprecht

April 2, 2015


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In an anticipated encore to her past performances on North’s stage, 1986 alumna and Broadway actress Sandra Joseph will make her star-studded return to test the vocal cords and dance moves of North students. Participation in Joseph’s workshop, which began March 31 and will continue through the week of...

One nation, divisible

One nation, divisible

By Erica Lizza, Senior Assistant Editor

March 27, 2015


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March 7 was the fiftieth anniversary of the first of three attempted Selma-to- Montgomery civil rights marches. Coordinated by a variety of groups including Martin Luther King, Jr., the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), the p...