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DECA members qualify for state competition

DECA members qualify for state competition

By Anna Post, Assistant Editor

February 21, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

After competing in the district competition, qualifying DECA members will be traveling to downtown Detroit for the statewide convention on March 11. Junior Adam Schade qualified for states for his second year in a row in the Hotel and Lodging Management category. Although he didn’t advance his fres...

Interact Club donates over 1,500 children’s books

Interact Club donates over 1,500 children’s books

By Michal Ruprecht, Staff Reporter

February 16, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

Instead of leaving their unused books in a corner to collect dust, students donated them. On Feb. 11, participants donated over 1,500 books to Ghesquiere Park and the Head Start Program in Detroit through Interact Club’s annual Book Drive. According to the National Center for Children in Poverty, 42 per...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Feb. 14-21

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Feb. 14-21

By Alex Harring, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2016


Filed under Keeping it brief, News, Showcase

1. Long-time justice passes Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia died at age 79 on Feb. 13, 2016, in Shafter, Texas. Appointed by Ronald Reagan in 1986, Scalia’s death brought controversy over whether President Obama or his successor should appoint the new justice. President Obama commented...

Shakespeare class plans trip to Chicago

Shakespeare class plans trip to Chicago

By Michal Ruprecht and Montana Paton

February 10, 2016


Filed under News

An annual trip to Chicago has opened new opportunities for Shakespeare students to expand their knowledge outside the classroom. The trip will be March 18-20, and for just under $300, students will get the chance to learn more about Shakespeare and his plays. English teachers Jonathan Byrne and Geoffrey Yo...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Feb. 7-14

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Feb. 7-14

By Emma Puglia, Editor-in-Chief

February 8, 2016


Filed under Keeping it brief, News, Showcase

1. Denver Broncos beat Carolina Panthers Super Bowl 50 In the third most-watched program in TV history, only behind the Super Bowl XLIV and the Super Bowl XLVII, the Carolina Panthers fell to the Denver Broncos 24-10 during Super Bowl 50 on Feb. 7. Though quarterback Peyton Manning continued his strong...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Jan. 31- Feb. 6

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Jan. 31- Feb. 6

By Michal Ruprecht, Staff Reporter

January 31, 2016


Filed under Keeping it brief, News, Showcase

1. Zika virus spreads The Zika virus spreading through mosquitoes is connected to thousands of cases of brain damage in Brazilian babies. The World Health Organization has predicted the virus will spread to most countries in the Americas. As a result President Obama is taking action by implementing...

Time Magazine brings attention to calorie intake

Time Magazine brings attention to calorie intake

By Michal Ruprecht, Staff Reporter

January 27, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

Have you ever wondered how your daily diet compares to other diets worldwide?

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Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Jan. 24-30

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Jan. 24-30

By Michal Ruprecht, Staff Reporter

January 25, 2016


Filed under Keeping it brief, News, Showcase

1. Sarah Palin endorses Donald Trump On Jan. 19, Sarah Palin, former vice presidential nominee and governor of Alaska, announced she would be supporting Donald Trump. After her announcement, Palin appeared alongside Trump at his campaign event in Ames, Iowa. Palin’s endorsement put Trump at the top...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Jan. 18-24

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Jan. 18-24

By Lauren Sexton, Multimedia Editor

January 19, 2016


Filed under Keeping it brief, News

1. Michigan governor plans to fix toxic water in Flint In April of 2014, the state switch of Flint’s water source from Lake Huron to Flint River caused the government to save money for the state and city. However, citizens complained that the water was tasting funny and didn’t look right. Research...

Challenge Day cancelled

By Michal Ruprecht, Staff Reporter

January 13, 2016


Filed under News

Challenge Day is an opportunity to spend the day relating to others in a safe environment while sharing similar struggles in life. The annual event used to occur before winter break, but it recently came to a halt.   The district had to cut the event to financially fund other student programs such...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Jan. 11-17

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Jan. 11-17

By Mora Downs, Editor

January 11, 2016


Filed under Keeping it brief, News

1. State of the Union to be delivered President Barack Obama is set to deliver his eighth and final State of the Union address to Congress on Tuesday. This address comes a week after President Obama announced his plan to bypass Congress to expand gun control. Likely topics of this speech are immigration, G...

Cancelled event provided support

Cancelled event provided support

By Michal Ruprecht, Staff Reporter

January 10, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

Make sure to read about Challenge Day's cancellation in issue 7 of North Pointe and check out this supplemental infographic. ...