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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 ...

Week of Nov. 13 quick hits

Week of Nov. 13 quick hits

By Savannah Burguron, Intern

November 13, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

  Swim & Dive with Senior Alyssa Dall As this year's swim and dive season comes to an close in the next couple of weeks, senior Alyssa Dall said this was her best season yet. “Last meet at MAC’s championship, I got all my best times,” Dall said. “On the 100 fly I got a 1:12 and on ...

Senior Abby Kanakry commits to Northern Kentucky University

Senior Abby Kanakry commits to Northern Kentucky University

By Allison Lackner, Business Manager

November 12, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

While most seniors are stressing about completing their college applications, senior Abby Kanakry already committed to Northern Kentucky University last April for volleyball. Kanakry said it was a relief because she only had to deal with filling out scholarship forms. Kanakry committed to the un...

Latest episode of “The Walking Dead” resolves cliffhanger

Latest episode of “The Walking Dead” resolves cliffhanger

By Katelynn Mulder, Page Editor

November 10, 2017


Filed under Reviews, Showcase, TV Shows

Season eight, Episode three of “The Walking Dead,” “Monsters,” proved to be an interesting but lacking conclusion to the events of the previous episode. With the constant fighting now between Rick and Negan's forces, viewers are kept constantly on the edge of their seats. But much like previous s...

Sleep is for the weak

Sleep is for the weak

By Zoe Graves, Editor

November 7, 2017


Filed under Music, Reviews, Showcase

At two in the morning, most people are sleeping. Not Jake Miller. Since January of this year when he split from his record label, Miller spent the early hours of the morning in his room, learning how to play the piano and produce music from the comfort of his apartment. He began releasing what he ...

Volleyball player gains experience and friendship

Volleyball player gains experience and friendship

By JoAnna Alexander, Intern

November 3, 2017


Filed under Fall, Features, profiles, Showcase, Sports

Last week concluded many fall sport seasons at North, freshman and JV volleyball being one of them.  Their final games were last Thursday, Oct. 26 against South. Practice started in August for players on the freshman team after school, from 4-6 p.m. Ryan Eskuri, the coach of the freshman team, had...

On pointe: Top things to look out for the week of Nov. 2-9

On pointe: Top things to look out for the week of Nov. 2-9

By Amber Braker, Editor

November 2, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

The highly anticipated second season of “Stranger Things” was released last Friday, Oct. 27. The critically acclaimed show follows the strange events that take place in Hawkins, Indiana including the disappearance of 10-year-old Will Byers. All episodes of both seasoare available on Netflix....