Category Archive: features

Feb 14

Little Shop of Horrors Cast and Crew Prepare for Opening Night

After months of building and preparing Skid Row, gas masks, gigantic plants, and more, the cast and crew of Little Shop of Horrors  eagerly anticipate opening night on Feb. 21. Little Shop of Horrors is a musical horror comedy spoof written by Howard Ashman. It’s about an extraterrestrial man-eating plant in Skid Row and its …

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Feb 14

North Students Celebrate Valentine’s Day in a Variety of Ways

When we were little, we celebrated Valentine’s Day in elementary school by handing out cards to everyone so that we could spread our love to everyone we know. Now, Valentine’s Day is celebrated in a variety of ways. Whether it be going out with a special someone such as your parents, friends, or significant other …

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Feb 06

DACA Debate Causes Concern for Deportation

On Jan. 19, 2018, President Donald Trump was unable to sign the new appropriations bill due to disagreements regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) funding, border security, and the increase of military spending, resulting in a three-day government shutdown. The DACA program allows some people who entered the United States illegally as children …

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Jan 31

Politics and Music Come Together During The 60th Grammy Awards

The 60th Annual Grammy Awards, held on Sunday Night at Madison Square Garden in New York City, were full of performances and politics. During the first performance featuring Kendrick Lamar, comedian Dave Chappelle kept cutting in the performance for comedy purposes that included a message on race. Kendrick Lamar was the night’s second biggest winner …

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Jan 29

Athletes Start Training Early for Spring Sports

Spring sports tryouts do not start for another three weeks, but many students have begun weightlifting and conditioning for their individual sports after school on Mondays through Thursdays.. “We do warm-ups, then a quick stretch and count together as a team as we stretch. It’s really a good bonding experience,” said sophomore Natalie Kallen. Kallen …

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Jan 29

Incoming Freshman To Receive Chromebooks for Upcoming 2018-2019 School Year

Beginning in the fall of 2018, every incoming freshman will receive a Chromebook for in class and at home use as part of the Access Learning Today Project. “In my opinion, it’s going to be good that they have a learning tool in front of them all the time. There’s also a lack of carrying …

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Jan 23

The Diagnosis: Senioritis Spreads Weeks Into Second Semester

“They don’t want to try. If they’re already accepted into a college, then it doesn’t matter to them,” said senior Steven Colich. “I’m already accepted and I still try, but I don’t feel like I have to.” Although not an actual medical affliction, senioritis is still a very real phenomenon. “It probably starts first semester …

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Jan 19

The Paul Predicament: Controversial YouTube Video Sparks Conversation About What Is Inappropriate Content

“Warning: this video contains suicide and death. Viewer discretion is advised,” is the first thing viewers see when they go to click on Logan Paul’s video titled, “We found a dead body in the Japanese Suicide Forest.” The tension builds as another black screen with white text encourages viewers to “please ask for help or …

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Jan 12

#MeToo Presence At Golden Globes Sparks Discussion At North

In 2017, a wave of sexual harassment allegations involving Hollywood figures swept through social media. Over a million people across social media platforms shared their harassment stories, prompting the #MeToo movement, a movement founded by activist Tarana Burke, to rise again. Soon celebrities pledged to take a stand for all who have been harrassed by …

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Dec 18

Parkway North Alumni Share Diverse Experiences

There are many walks of life and it’s important to find out which path is right for you. Many alumni from Parkway North used their time at North to find out who they are and what they are passionate about which leads them to do great things with their careers. Donna Myers, who graduated from …

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