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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. ...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Jan. 4-10

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Jan. 4-10

By Montana Paton, Staff Reporter

January 5, 2016


Filed under Keeping it brief, News

1. Saudi Arabia and Iran cut ties On Sunday Saudi Arabia cut ties with Iran due to the execution of a Shiite Muslim cleric the day before. Saudi Foreign Minister, Adel Jubeir, made an announcement that Iran had 48 hours to remove all diplomats and shut down all of their offices in Saudi Arabia. The ...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Dec. 28- Jan. 2

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Dec. 28- Jan. 2

By Montana Paton, Staff Reporter

December 30, 2015


Filed under Keeping it brief, News

1. Bill Cosby charged with sexual assault Despite sexual assault accusations occurring since the 1960s, actor Bill Cosby has never been charged for the crimes until now. An incident that happened in 2004 finally shined light on the situation. On Wednesday, Cosby was charged by the Montgomery County prosec...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Dec. 20-26

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Dec. 20-26

By Michal Ruprecht, Staff Reporter

December 20, 2015


Filed under Keeping it brief, News

1. Star Wars movie in theaters Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the seventh edition in the Star Wars film series. The movie premiered on Dec. 14, while the opening day was Dec. 18 in American movie theaters. It broke the previous record for Thursday night sales, earning  over $57 million. Watch the m...

Digital Seminar to expand to full-year course

Digital Seminar to expand to full-year course

By Michal Ruprecht, Staff Reporter

December 16, 2015


Filed under News

A shimmering sound from the 3D printer rings through Science 304. Social studies and technology teacher Sean McCarroll transformed the old science room two years ago into a colorful technology hub filled with the latest gadgets for aspiring students. Because of its popularity, Digital Seminar will be expanded fro...

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

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

By Michal Ruprecht, Staff Reporter

December 14, 2015


Filed under Keeping it brief, News

  1. Investigations on California shooters   Since the San Bernardino shooting on Dec. 2, investigators have speculated of a terrorism tie to the attack. The discovery that one of the shooters, Tashfeen Malik, was radicalized by ISIS two years ago in Pakistan sheds some light on the t...

Meet the Republican presidential candidates

Meet the Republican presidential candidates

By Michal Ruprecht, Staff Reporter

December 13, 2015


Filed under News

On Dec. 15 at 7 p.m., the seventh Republican debate for presidential candidates will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada. Learn more about the Republican candidates running for president in the 2016 election below. ...

Honors choir finalists advance to all-state auditions

Honors choir finalists advance to all-state auditions

By Katelynn Mulder, Staff Reporter

December 10, 2015


Filed under News

Every year North sends at least one choir student all the way to state honors choir. This year, however, all three students who auditioned from North made the cut and will be performing in Grand Rapids this January to see if they will be able to make it to the all-states choir. Junior Clarissa Kam w...

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

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

By Montana Paton, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2015


Filed under Keeping it brief, News

Obama presents speech Obama addressed the recent terrorism attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, California during his recent speech on Sunday. This was one of his rare prime-time speeches from the oval office: he has only made two others. He reassures the people of the United States that the...

Students head to the Windy City

Students head to the Windy City

By Michal Ruprecht, Staff Reporter

December 2, 2015


Filed under News

Did you read the news brief on the business trip to Chicago in Issue 5? Learn more about Chicago and where the students went on our Pinterest board, which is filled with information on the city’s government, points of interest and various foods....