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ALL TOGETHER NOW | During the concert, everybody from the 5th graders to the seniors played the song, “Twinkle Twinkle, Little Star.” They do this to show how much the students have improved throughout their musical career. Junior Rodd Monts missed playing with the younger students last year. “It’s my favorite concert of the year so it was really tough. I really missed playing with all the South kids and seeing all the elementary and middle school kids and how far they came but I’m happy its back this year,” Monts said.

Don’t call it a comeback: The return of the winter concerts

By Arei Swain and Parker O’Neill January 14, 2022

Last year, we adapted to online school and extracurriculars in an attempt to maintain some sense of tradition and normalcy for students and for the community. Last year the orchestra and band concerts...

Stuck in the web: “Spider-Man: No Way Home

Stuck in the web: “Spider-Man: No Way Home”

By Thomas Jones, Intern January 11, 2022

The new “Spider-Man: No Way Home” is an action packed movie about a hero that will inspire you to want to make a change for the better. The movie became the second-biggest box office opening of any...

SELF SUPPLIED|  To customize her products Beers uses her own resources,  “In order to make my clothing I use an iron on material and my cricut machine to cut out the design I want,” Beers said.

Shop Designs by Cam

By Kate Bania, Gabby Miller, and Lauren Shipe January 11, 2022

Some creative and business-owning students at North have begun to spread their art to more people by selling their products in online shops. Sophomore Cameron Beers shows her creative side through the...

District announces changes to midterms

District announces changes to midterms

By Farrah Fasse, Editor-in-Chief January 8, 2022

On Jan. 7, following backlash from many in the Grosse Pointe community, Grosse Pointe Public Schools announced changes to midterm exams in light of COVID-related absences and stress.  Traditionally,...

Proposal to defy mask mandate tabled

Proposal to defy mask mandate tabled

By Farrah Fasse, Editor-in-Chief December 21, 2021

On Nov. 18, Board Trustee Lisa Papas withdrew her resolution to implement a mask-optional policy in Grosse Pointe Public Schools from the board’s voting agenda. If approved, the resolution would have...

Protecting this house and each other

Protecting this house and each other

By Farrah Fasse and Grace Cueter December 21, 2021

At North, we often circle back to the phrase “protect this house.” Between sports, extracurriculars and school itself, many of us spend more time at school than our own house and subsequently view...

Back in the game: GPPSS changes basketball mask protocols for athletes on the court

Back in the game: GPPSS changes basketball mask protocols for athletes on the court

By Sophia Dragich and Jo Jackson December 20, 2021

The Grosse Pointe Public School System adjusted its mask protocols for basketball games, saying athletes are exempt from wearing masks while playing on the court. However, players on the bench, coaches...

Carrying the weight: stress and pressure of midterm exams overwhelms students

Carrying the weight: stress and pressure of midterm exams overwhelms students

By Madi Lucido, Intern December 16, 2021

Midterm exams are a summative assessment measuring a students’ knowledge of previous materials and identifying subjects that need further development. The score received makes up 20% of a student's semester...

Senior Maddi Yee notices a correlation between cold weather and low motivation. “As the weather gets colder, I start losing motivation to do my work because I feel like I just kind of want to curl up in my bed,” Yee said. “When the warmer weather gets warmer, I feel that I get more motivated, because I can also like go outside, and that makes me want to do my work more.

The cold truth: Temperature’s negative impact on mental health

By Grace Cueter and Kyleigh Egli November 23, 2021

Within the past month, the Grosse Pointes have seen outside temperatures within the broad range of 30 degrees to 60 degrees. A 2020 study finds that inconsistent temperatures can be linked to mental health....

Retro football back in style: Mobile game Retro Bowl takes the gaming world by storm

Retro football back in style: Mobile game Retro Bowl takes the gaming world by storm

By Gabe Goode, Intern November 23, 2021

In 1987, Tecmo Bowl took the gaming world by storm: creating a fun, pixelated game for all to enjoy. In January 2020, developer New Star Games came out with Retro Bowl, a game that draws inspiration from...

Give it a shot: New COVID-19 vaccine for ages 5-11

Give it a shot: New COVID-19 vaccine for ages 5-11

By Arei Swain and Savannah Seabrooks November 23, 2021

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine was approved by the FDA on Dec. 11, 2020 and the Moderna vaccine approval followed only a week later. At the time, the approval was for anyone that was 16 or older. As of now,...

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