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Examining the effect of midterms in a college setting: Weighted first semester exams return after two years

Examining the effect of midterms in a college setting: Weighted first semester exams return after two years

By Katie Madigan and Christina Shea January 24, 2023

After two years of exam-free first semesters due to the COVID-19 pandemic, midterm exams made a full comeback in 2023. While students in the 2021-2022 school year attempted their midterms, the exam had...

Emergency board meeting postpones adolescent health clinic

Emergency board meeting postpones adolescent health clinic

By Annabelle Julien and Grace Rossman January 20, 2023

The four-hour emergency school board meeting on Jan. 19, called only 48 hours prior to the event, brought a large crowd into the multipurpose room at Brownell Middle School. The space was packed with people,...

Drama Club takes on the Thespian Festival

Drama Club takes on the Thespian Festival

By Hayley Zalewski, Staff Reporter January 17, 2023

The Michigan Thespian Festival held at the Lansing Conference Center this year was attended by the drama club. This hands-on experience helped members become more involved and confident in their acting...

Recent violence causes heartbreak in the LGBTQ+ community: Students and staff reflect on Club Q shooting

Recent violence causes heartbreak in the LGBTQ+ community: Students and staff reflect on Club Q shooting

By Elly Meteer, Jo Jackson, and Lauren Kaled January 17, 2023

Societal Homophobia  Coming out as gay wasn’t something to sweat over for freshman Silas Wooten. With his strong, supportive and caring family, he knew he would feel loved through every step...

Our school, our voice: The importance of student input

Our school, our voice: The importance of student input

By Editorial Board January 13, 2023

If school is for the students, should we not have a say in what goes on in the building? Despite students being the ones to experience firsthand what occurs in the classrooms, our opinion is often overlooked...

HCIC revived post pandemic, providing more opportunities to explore the medical field

HCIC revived post pandemic, providing more opportunities to explore the medical field

By Annabelle Julien and Troy Lipscomb January 11, 2023

The Health Careers Investigations Club at North has tried to increase the amount of students pursuing careers in the medical field since 2006. Like Applied Med, a senior course that allows for hands-on...

Licavoli’s Villanova Pizzeria: A “slice” of Italy in St. Clair Shores

Licavoli’s Villanova Pizzeria: A “slice” of Italy in St. Clair Shores

By Isabella Boedeker, Intern January 11, 2023

Many Grosse Pointers are familiar with the family friendly Licavoli’s Market, located on Mack Avenue. Licavoli’s is best known for their quality pizza and their wonderful customer service. Recently...

DON’T LOOK BACK | The positive, future-focused mentality that Rob Johnson has brought to the varsity basketball team is something that junior and varsity basketball player Brady Beers believes has improved their game. “Coach Johnson is very big on the mental aspect of the game,” Beers said. “He always wants the team to focus on the next play, and not dwell on the mistakes we made in the past, and I think that’s very helpful for the team.”

Passing the ball : Johnson continues father’s coaching legacy

By Grace Cueter and Sophia Gauldoni January 11, 2023

Leaving the gym after a day as a youth summer basketball coach, Rob Johnson knew that he had discovered something he was passionate about. As a high school junior, Rob Johnson realized that he wanted to...

Post surgery road to recovery

Post surgery road to recovery

By Gabe Goode, Staff Reporter January 10, 2023

“Under the knife” is a phrase that refers to an event that not many have experienced. It refers to the act of surgery, and for me, the act of surgery brings about unpleasant thoughts and feelings. ...

Five Survive: A Thrilling Dive Into Pressure

Five Survive: A Thrilling Dive Into Pressure

By Connor McGrail, Intern January 9, 2023

“Five survive” is author Holly Jackson’s most recent release, which came out on Nov. 29, and it definitely doesn’t disappoint. Readers will be hooked on every twist the book takes through its 388...

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