The Prowler

African American administrator Weathersby displays successful life in spite of background

February 26, 2018


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For centuries, African Americans have been criticized by society. North assistant principal Darnell Weathersby, however, plans to show students of any race that they can break stereotypes and bring their aspirations to fruition. "Students could care less how much you know, until they know how much...

Trump’s First Year

Lauren Hansen, Editor-in-Chief

February 26, 2018


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Jan. 20, 2017- Inauguration: Trump became the 45th U.S. president Jan. 27, 2017- First travel ban: This executive order stopped Syrian refugees and citizens from seven other countries from entering the U.S. for 90 days. Feb. 13, 2017- Flynn resigns: It was discovered that National Security Advisor Mic...

Modern Racism

Joseph Granat, Feature Editor

February 26, 2018


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Discrimination against other races has been a problem for centuries. As the years keep going by, every person of a different culture has slowly been working to accept one another with an end goal of having every man and woman being treated equally. "I think that I've experienced some racist comments...

Astronomy club members discuss cosmic mysteries

February 26, 2018


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Astronomy club officially began this semester on Jan. 19 with a discussion on the Big Bang. “I think astronomy is cool because space, there is so much that we don’t know and so many therories it’s fun to learn,” sophomore Zack Yeazell said. It was created by science teacher Rachel Kieft...

“Weighting” for the holidays

Elizabeth Marchetti

December 13, 2017


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The months of November and December are filled with holidays, family gatherings, and most importantly food. With 45 million turkeys prepped and sold for Thanksgiving and 1.76 billion candy canes made annually, there is no shortage of holiday goodies stocked on grocery store shelves this time of year,...

Time to take your shot

Joseph Granat, Feature Editor

December 13, 2017


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The holiday season brings many joys to children across the world; however, the children at North face the additional risk of being contaminated by germs. According to health researcher Marcel Salathe at Stanford University, due to the high frequency of close proximity interactions (CPI’s), schools...

Girls soon to make way into Boy Scouts

Joseph Granat, Feature Editor

December 13, 2017


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Her abilities go beyond the standard needed for the Boy Scouts, but she can’t hold the title of Eagle Scout because of her gender. Sydney Ireland, 16, has learned the trials and lessons of being a Boy Scout through her older brother’s experiences. Although she possesses the knowledge and skills required...

Seasonal depression returns

Joseph Granat, Feature Editor

December 13, 2017


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Winter time is famous for its joyful songs and playful snow, but it is also the time of the year that brings the most dread. Plants start dying and people start freezing. In many ways, every person faces challenges courtesy of Jack Frost. “Usually winter is hard. I believe that seasonal depression...

HellsGate Haunted House Review

Lauren Hansen, Editor-In-Chief

December 1, 2017


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Haunted houses terrify me, but even I can appreciate how well-made HellsGate is. I honestly had a great time. While waiting to get in, the ghoulish actors entertain the guests making the minutes pass quickly. Participants can take photos of and with the actors. The masked monsters lean far too...

The Dark Tower review

Lauren Hansen, Editor-In-Chief

September 22, 2017


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“Dark Tower” proves even with cinematic freedom, movies will never outshine the books. The newly released “Dark Tower” is a continuation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series. The much-anticipated film could be…a waste of time. If someone has read the books, don’t watch it! If they...

Health risks of lead poisoning

Caroline Baumker, News Editor

September 22, 2017


Filed under Features, News

  Recently, District 202 officials confirmed that 31 classroom and office sinks in nine schools still fail the lead testing requirements  from earlier in the year, but all water fountains are now safe. The effects of lead are very different depending on the person. “When you ingest lead...

Santa’s friend that America forgot

Santa’s friend that America forgot

Nathaniel Martinez, Online Editor

February 3, 2017


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Lots of today’s most popular stories have very grim origins. Instead of living happily every after, many characters from fairy tales and folklore died in their original incarnations. Little Red Riding Hood was eaten and Ariel turned to foam. Such stories were often used to teach lessons to children, u...

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