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Band and orchestra students perform Broadway hits at Pops and Pastries

Band and orchestra students perform Broadway hits at Pops and Pastries

By Michal Ruprecht, Intern

November 15, 2015


Filed under News

Instead of lacing up their tap shoes and adding an extra touch of stage makeup, the band and orchestra students tuned up their instruments. Students performed a variety of selections from Broadway musicals on Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. for their annual Pops and Pastries Concert. Junior LaSean Patton received first chair in...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Nov. 15-21

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Nov. 15-21

By Michal Ruprecht, Intern

November 15, 2015


Filed under Keeping it brief, News

Terrorist attacks in Paris The Islamic State (ISIS) plotted six attacks in Paris and executed them on Nov. 14 at multiple restaurants, a soccer match, and concert. In total, approximately 132 people died from the attacks. Two terrorists have been identified, one who posed as a refugee from...

Class of 2019 announces election results

Class of 2019 announces election results

By Alex Harring, Staff Reporter

November 12, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, News

UPDATE (Nov. 12): Elections for the class of 2019 took place Nov. 11, with the results announced on Nov. 12. Look below to see the class representatives. President: Hope Miller Vice President: Olivia Peruzzi Secretary: Meaghan McSkimming Treasurer: Evie Mourtos Senators: Max Driscol...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Nov. 8-14

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Nov. 8-14

By Mora Downs, Editor

November 9, 2015


Filed under Keeping it brief, News

Football players plan to go on strike: African-American football players at the University of Missouri plan to go on strike until the university’s president Tim Wolfe is removed from office. Students of color believe Wolfe has been ineffective in combating racism at the college. Racial slurs a...

Students honored at Board meeting

By Michal Ruprecht, Intern

November 6, 2015


Filed under News

North and South AP students were honored at the board meeting on Oct. 26 for earning either a four or five on an AP exam along with two semifinalists in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Competition. Juniors who excelled on the PSAT last year, received an application, which gave them the chance ...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Nov. 1-7

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Nov. 1-7

By Alex Harring, Staff Reporter

November 2, 2015


Filed under Keeping it brief, News

Attack on ISIS: In alignment with Syria, the US announced a new series of offensive attacks on ISIS. The alliance, called the Syrian Democratic Forces, will target the terrorist group using tactics such as coalition air strikes and land offensives with the goal of seizing areas of Hasakah from ISIS...

Environmental students share water quality findings with radio station

Environmental students share water quality findings with radio station

By Caitlin Bush and Katelynn Mulder

November 1, 2015


Filed under News

Six students involved in the AP Environmental Science field trip on Friday, Oct. 16 to Metro Beach were asked to create a presentation about their findings. After they presented it on Oct. 27 at the War Memorial, 101.9 WDET radio proceeded to ask them on-air questions. “By having students discuss science issues...

Class of 2017 cancels Norsemen Olympics

Class of 2017 cancels Norsemen Olympics

By Anu Subramaniam, Editor-in-Chief

October 26, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, News

The Class of 2017 cancelled their Norsemen Olympics night planned for Thursday, Oct. 29 due to a lack of elementary school participation. They had originally wanted 50 kids to participate, but only got responses from about 20 students. As a result, the council decided to cancel the event on Friday, Oct....

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Oct. 25-31

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Oct. 25-31

By Lindsey Ramsdell, Assistant Editor

October 26, 2015


Filed under Keeping it brief, News

Hurricane Patricia: This Category 5 storm proved to be the strongest hurricane ever recorded at sea, and was predicted to be the most dangerous last Friday. When it struck Mexico’s Pacific coast, citizens felt 165-mph winds. The tides turned on Saturday when the storm lost much of its force and was ...

Junior creates geocaching club

Junior creates geocaching club

By Michal Ruprecht, Intern

October 23, 2015


Filed under News

Junior Eve Feldman has started a Geocaching Club with library media specialist Amanda Pata as the adviser. The club’s informational meeting was held on Oct. 15 and any students are allowed to join. “I hope that the club draws in members with lots of different interests — geocaching could be ...

Classroom temperatures affect daily learning

Classroom temperatures affect daily learning

By Michal Ruprecht, Intern

October 22, 2015


Filed under News

  Even with leaves falling, the heat cranked up and jackets brought up from storage, the change of seasons still hasn’t affected classroom temperature. Complaints about blasting air conditioning flood the building daily. Energy and building operations supervisor Thomas Zaglaniczny is familiar with...

Fantasy sports deemed act of gambling, according to state of Nevada

Fantasy sports deemed act of gambling, according to state of Nevada

By Sonny Mulpuri, Intern

October 19, 2015


Filed under News

Fantasy sports grabbed the attention of many fans, taking the Internet by storm by involving money through websites like FanDuel and DraftKings. However, on Thursday Oct. 15, Nevada regulators ordered that all daily fantasy sports sites halt their continuation until they obtain state gambling licenses....