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Sports teams build meaningful friendships

Sports teams build meaningful friendships

By Katelynn Mulder and JoAnna Alexander

January 3, 2018


Filed under Boys Swimming, Hockey, Showcase, Sports, Synchronized Swimming

Mario Lorelli 12th grade varsity   Senior Mario Lorelli has played hockey since he was little, when his father first introduced him to the sport. “Well my dad played and all of his brothers played, so I started playing when I was young, and it's something I liked so kept with it,” Lore...

On Pointe: Top things to look out for the week of Dec. 24-31

On Pointe: Top things to look out for the week of Dec. 24-31

By Savannah Burguron, Intern

January 3, 2018


Filed under Keeping it brief, News, Showcase

The latest and last installment of the “Pitch Perfect” franchise came out on Dec. 22. The movie follows the Barden Bella girls on their final journey to prove to the world that they aren’t just a college club. “Pitch Perfect 3” earned a 31 percent critic rating and 52 percent user rati...

Sonny’s Side Note: How UFC was cheated out of a playoff spot

Sonny’s Side Note: How UFC was cheated out of a playoff spot

By Sonny Mulpuri, Web Managing Editor

January 1, 2018


Filed under Ideas, Showcase, Sonny's Side Note

There was only one undefeated college football team this season. That team was the University of Central Florida, who finished their season 13-0 after a 34-27 win over number seven ranked Auburn in the Peach Bowl. Now, in its fourth year, the College Football Playoff got to witness familiar faces compe...

U of M coach mentors swimmers

U of M coach mentors swimmers

By Caitlin Bush and Allison Lackner

December 20, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Synchronized Swimming

University of Michigan’s synchronized swimming coach, Shelby Peterson Unsworth, joined the North-South combined synchronized swimming team practice Tuesday, Dec. 12. Freshman Abbey Meth said their new coach, Robin Hartnett, wanted to bring Peterson Unsworth in to help them with their technique. ...

School-lovers anonymous

School-lovers anonymous

By Alex Harring, Managing Editor

December 17, 2017


Filed under Ideas, Showcase

When Rachel Berry said, “How lucky am I to have something so hard to say goodbye too?” as she graduated in “Glee,” I didn’t truly understand how she felt. Yes, I could watch the parting of ways at high school graduation. I could see the emotion glaring from the Netflix app on my iPhone. But...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Dec. 11-15

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Dec. 11-15

By Amber Braker, Editor

December 12, 2017


Filed under Keeping it brief, News, Showcase

1. Attempted terrorist attack in New York City subway Yesterday during the morning rush-hour, 27-year-old Akayed Ullah set off a homemade explosive device in a New York City subway. The attack was an isolated event and left five people, including the attacker, injured. Ullah claims the attack was insp...

Minding Invisible Illness

Minding Invisible Illness

By Erin Kaled, Editor

December 8, 2017


Filed under Ideas, 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...