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Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of March 20-27

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of March 20-27

By Erin Kaled, Digital Editor

March 20, 2016


Filed under Keeping it brief, News, Showcase

1. President Obama travels to Cuba President Obama and his family arrived in Cuba today, making it the first time a U.S. President has traveled there since 1928. His first stop was Havana to meet with staff at the newly opened U.S. embassy. This trip is part of President Obama’s 2014 plan to reopen d...

Willow, French club band together to promote He for She

Willow, French club band together to promote He for She

By Montana Paton, Assistant Editor

March 17, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

“It’s not just a woman’s rights issue, it’s a human rights issue.” This motto rings throughout the He for She feminist campaign, weaving its way into North’s hallways. The French club and Willow are selling He for She bands for $2. The money that is raised will be donated to women in Cot...

College classes paid for by school

By Emma Puglia and Michal Ruprecht

March 16, 2016


Filed under News

Money is tight and the burden of college tuition isn’t helping. Prices for tuition have increased by 79.5 percent from 2003 to 2013, according to the U.S. Labor Department. However, in order to ease the financial restraint, the school district gives money to high school students who attend c...

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

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

By Alex Harring, Web Assistant Editor

March 14, 2016


Filed under Keeping it brief, News, Showcase

1. Terrorist attack in Grand Bassam L'Etoile du Sud hotel on Africa’s Ivory Coast was the location of an attack on March 13. It was supervised by Al-Qaeda and left 16 dead, but the shooters have been neutralized. L’Etoile du Sud is in Grand Bassam which is a popular tourist attraction in Africa. Rea...

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

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

By Montana Paton, Staff Reporter

March 7, 2016


Filed under Keeping it brief, News, Showcase

1. Nancy Reagan dies at age 94 Former first lady Nancy Reagan died on Sunday, March 6 from congestive heart failure. An influential member of the White House, she was devoted to both her husband and his politics. In times of stress, Nancy Reagan often provided the guidance that he needed, especiall...

Khan Academy offers online SAT prep

Khan Academy offers online SAT prep

By Michal Ruprecht, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2016


Filed under News

Students don’t have to worry about paying for SAT prep anymore. The College Board teamed up with online educator Khan Academy to offer free preparatory resources. Junior Gina Peruzzi is one of many who can sign up on Khan Academy’s website SAT portal. Since the revised test will be administered star...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Feb. 28-March 5

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Feb. 28-March 5

By Erin Kaled and Asia Simmons

March 2, 2016


Filed under Keeping it brief, News

1. Breaking down the Oscars During a night featuring ball gowns and velvet tuxedos as some of the main events, Chris Rock delivered a fair share of jokes about the lack of diversity surrounding the award show. Movies like The Revenant and Mad Max: Fury Road picked up multiple awards, while Spotlight received best ...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Feb. 21-27

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Feb. 21-27

By Montana Paton, Staff Reporter

February 22, 2016


Filed under Keeping it brief, News, Showcase

1. Kalamazoo shooting leaves six dead On Saturday, Feb. 20, Jason Brian Dalton’s rampage left six dead and two injured. An investigation into this event led  police to conclude on Sunday that the victims were random. Though the shooting was intentional, the victims were killed at various locations: t...

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


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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...