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C4 supplement poses health risks for teen

By Alex Harring and Anu Subramaniam

March 20, 2015


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Food fills landfills, not stomachs

By Alex Harring, Lindsey Ramsdell, and Anu Subramaniam

March 6, 2015


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Michigan College Application Week promotes higher education

Michigan College Application Week promotes higher education

By Erica Lizza, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 5, 2014


Filed under News

Decked out in their college spirit wear, counselors and teachers will be emphasizing the importance of college education from Monday, Nov. 3 to Friday, Nov. 7 to support Michigan College Application Week. “Michigan made this initiative to really help students understand the importance of (college),...

Energy drinks: the not-so-sweet side effects

Energy drinks: the not-so-sweet side effects

By By Allison Lackner, Intern

October 29, 2014


Filed under News

According to www.entrepreneur.com, a can of Red Bull has as much sugar as 11 Oreo cookies. When struggling, stressed-out students turn to these types of energy drinks for a boost, the high levels of sugar, caffeine and other harmful ingredients can actually hurt more than they help. Energy drinks hav...

North teacher comments on former graduate and Ebola victim, Dr. Spencer

North teacher comments on former graduate and Ebola victim, Dr. Spencer

By Lauren Sexton, Intern

October 27, 2014


Filed under News

It was confirmed on Oct. 23 that Dr. Craig Spencer tested positive for Ebola. Spencer is currently being treated at Bellevue Hospital in New York City in one of four isolation rooms. When he arrived at JFK International Airport in New York after a Doctors without Borders trip in West Africa, Spencer...

“Blood moon” lunar eclipse shines in the early morning

“Blood moon” lunar eclipse shines in the early morning

By Addison Toutant, Staff Reporter

October 8, 2014


Filed under News

Michiganders were able to witness a rare sight at 5:15 a.m. on Oct. 8, 2014: a total lunar eclipse. A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes into the shadow of the earth, which is divided into two parts: the umbra, the darkest part of the shadow where no light from the sun comes through, and the...

The message in the flag

The message in the flag

By Dora Juhasz and Kaley Makino

September 15, 2014


Filed under News

By 8 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 11 junior Faith Volpe had not only helped set thousands of miniature American flags in the memory of 9/11 victims, but she also assisted in continuing an annual tradition. “I don’t think we should ever stop honoring those who have died in this very tragic incident,”...

Bomb threat dispelled after temporary school closing, investigation under way

Bomb threat dispelled after temporary school closing, investigation under way

By Haley Reid and Andrea Scapini

September 10, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, News

Parents on one line, peers on the other. Anxious students spread the message of an unexpected school closing while cramming the parking lot of the First English Lutheran Church off Vernier Ave on the morning of Tuesday, Sept 9. Police barricaded all entrances to North before school in response to a reported...

Quiz Bowl advances to national competition

Quiz Bowl advances to national competition

By Wendy Ishmaku, Business Manager

April 20, 2014


Filed under News

Undefeated in the Macomb Athletic Conference Quiz Bowl League with a record of 17 to 0, North’s Quiz Bowl team is on its way for competition at a national level. Due to the team’s efforts at the state championship, the only team that could beat them was the eventual champion Detroit Catholic Central...

President Obama delivers speech at U of M

President Obama delivers speech at U of M

By Olivia Asimakis and Dajai Chatman

April 8, 2014


Filed under News

“When the president has something to say, and he's on your campus, I think it’s kind of a hard opportunity to pass up. It just seemed like a once in a lifetime experience.” North alumna Francesca Ciaramitaro said. President Barack Obama visited the University of Michigan April 2 to speak to students ...

Tea for two?

Tea for two?

By Wendy Ishmaku, Assistant Editor

February 13, 2014


Filed under News

It's that time of year again: the plague season. About a quarter of any class in the building is missing, stuck coughing up a storm at home or sniffling sadly.  One of the drinks that these sick people turn to is tea.  The warm beverage soothes the throat, as well as many other beneficial factors. Featured...

Movie club debuts at North

Movie club debuts at North

By Kristen Kaled, Design Editor

January 22, 2014


Filed under News

Juniors Katelyn Carroll and Jacob Kempton are taking their interests in viewing and discussing movies a step further by starting a movie club. When the club has a movie screening they plan to watch a film and discuss it afterwards. “My hopes for the movie club are that enough students show interest...