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Minding Invisible Illness

Minding Invisible Illness

By Erin Kaled, Editor

December 8, 2017


Filed under 2017-2018, Ideas, Print Edition, Showcase

Over 50 million Americans—20 percent of the population. One in five people suffer from an autoimmune disease. Unfortunately, I am one of those people. I’m not looking for a pity party. I’m not looking for sympathy. I’m just a person asking for others to understand more about this “invisible il...

Freshman capitalizes on state meet experience

Freshman capitalizes on state meet experience

By Michal Ruprecht, Editor-at-Large

December 5, 2017


Filed under Fall, Girls Swimming and Diving, Showcase, Sports

Freshman Victoria Treder’s heart thumped quickly as she watched her teammates swim in the 200- and 400-meter freestyle at the Michigan High School Athletic Association girls Division II swimming and diving championships at Holland High School from Nov. 17-18. Treder has swam for the Grosse Pointe Shores...

Sims 4: Cats & dogs gains features but loses pets

Sims 4: Cats & dogs gains features but loses pets

By Allison Lackner, Editor

December 5, 2017


Filed under Reviews, Showcase, Video Games

“Sims 4 Cats & Dogs,” the newest expansion pack for “Sims 4,” speaks for itself -- cats and dogs can now be integrated into gameplay. Introducing a pet into a Sim’s household makes it more realistic — but at the same time is a lot to handle. While the pack includes new clothing options...

Hypnotist visits North psychology classes

Hypnotist visits North psychology classes

By Abi Murray

December 1, 2017


Filed under Features, News, Showcase

As part of their States of Consciousness chapter, Jennifer Weisbrodt’s AP Psychology classes welcomed hypnotist Michael Brody to North on Tuesday. Brody, referred to Weisbrodt by South’s Psychology teacher, was brought in because of his previous experience as a teacher and familiarity with the curri...

“Air Born” exceeds former expectations

“Air Born” exceeds former expectations

By Katelynn Mulder, Editor

December 1, 2017


Filed under Books, Reviews, Showcase

“Air Born” by J.L. Pawley is a mix of fantasy and science fiction that is sure to attract any fiction lover. With many new twists, the novel hardly resembles “First Flight,” the first draft of the book previously available on Wattpad and Amazon. This allows for both old and new readers to exp...

Meet The Rua

Meet The Rua

By Zoe Graves, Editor

November 30, 2017


Filed under Features, profiles, Showcase

Comprised of elements similar to that of Fleetwood Mac, The Cranberries and The Corrs, siblings Alanna, Roseanna and Jonathan Brown make up The Rua. An up-and-coming band from Windsor, England, their sound is a mix of pop and folk, giving them an upbeat yet whimsical sound.  One of the band’s identifyi...

Faces In The Crowd: Zac Ozormoor

Faces In The Crowd: Zac Ozormoor

By Colin Haroutunian, Intern

November 27, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Describing himself as a “console nerd,” junior Zac Ozormoor has been playing video games since he was in elementary school. Ozormoor said that he prefers to play difficult games since he likes the challenge. He said that he has enjoyed playing the game Dark Souls 3 for its theme and the effort...

Login wait times on district computers impede class time

Login wait times on district computers impede class time

By Lindsey Ramsdell and Emily WIdgren

November 19, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

  Science teacher Susan Speirs spends a lot of time in the computer labs. Her Hybrid Biology class spends about 50 percent of their class time working on computers, and her other classes also frequent the labs. Lately when she has brought her classes to the computer labs, she has noticed the wai...

Constant coordination

Constant coordination

By Adam Schwartz, Staff Reporter

November 17, 2017


Filed under Reviews, Showcase

Executing technique and hand-eye coordination, “Darts of Fury” allows players to compete with friends and family in an entertaining game of skill and patience. The objective of the game is to hit the highest point values to lower one’s score with three darts. Once the darts are used up, it...

Strong smells affect students, teachers negatively

Strong smells affect students, teachers negatively

By Michal Ruprecht and Morgan Cribbs

November 16, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

As senior Alex Dean enters class, she notices a difference in the atmosphere. But it isn’t a change in classroom decorations or a substitute teacher. Instead, it’s the pungent smell of deodorant and cologne. “Sometimes people wear Axe or something like that, and they will sit right behind me and...

“Feelings” causes all the feels

“Feelings” causes all the feels

By Alex Goossen, Intern

November 13, 2017


Filed under Music, Reviews, Showcase

  Hayley Kiyoko’s new single, “Feelings,” is about the feeling you get when you start to develope a new crush. The beat manages to be both soft and upbeat, the bass is smooth and adds a rich taste, the drums pop methodically. The whole song’s atmosphere is relaxing and works with the ...

Taylor Swift adapts to new “Reputation”

Taylor Swift adapts to new “Reputation”

By Emily McCloskey, Intern

November 13, 2017


Filed under Music, Reviews, Showcase

After much anticipation, Taylor Swift dropped “Reputation.” Selling over 700,000 copies on its first day, “Reputation” is the most talked about album this fall and is predicted to sell over 2 million copies — surpassing her past albums, each of which saw sales of over 1 million in the first ...