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154 NHS students inducted

154 NHS students inducted

Katelyn Leano, News Editor

May 16, 2019

The National Honor Society inducted 154 new members into the organization on April 29 during a candle lighting ceremony. This organization recognizes the academic achievements of students who excel in areas like leadership and service. “NHS is a group of students who achieve educational success,...

Tigers take over stage

Tigers take over stage

Georgia Slowik, Staff Writer

May 16, 2019

The lights dim and the audience’s chatter falls to a hush. The dancers strike their starting pose, while the spotlight falls on center stage. Slowly, the music hits. North’s annual dance showcase was held on April 12 to raise money for the dance program at North. “[The money raised] will be used...

Earn extra money during summer

Earn extra money during summer

Samantha Drews, Staff Writer

May 15, 2019

On a beautiful summer evening, most teenagers are hanging out with their friends or going to the movies, but not sophomore Tanner Maydak. His typical summer evening is spent umpiring little league games. “I have to get the field ready, state my ground, remember I’m in control,” Maydak said. “It’s...

Get to know local punk band Who Knows?

Get to know local punk band Who Knows?

Lilianna Kallas, Feature Editor

May 15, 2019

“Is it me or am I going crazy? all my teachers think I’m lazy, the days go by all blurred and hazy back at school again.” Who Knows? is a local band, with three members from Oswego who started off as friends doing jam sessions but turned into a band that quickly got appreciation from fans and...

New club influences kindness toward others

New club influences kindness toward others

Hailey Wilson, Staff Writer

May 15, 2019

A community compiled of individuals looking out for the well-being of others is a community that is known to strive. Finding kindness, though, can often be a struggle. This spring, North introduced the Acts of Random Kindness Club, a group working to spread kindness and positivity throughout the high...

Foreign Language: key to the world

Foreign Language: key to the world

Kevin Fan, Spanish 1

April 5, 2019

When I was first born, I was an outsider. I was the first person in my family to be born outside of China, and I grew up speaking English – not Mandarin like my maternal relatives, and not Fuzhounese like my paternal relatives.   The First time I went to China, I was three years old, and I could on...

Tigers go global to help

Tigers go global to help

Cassidy Sutton, Staff Writer

April 5, 2019

North is now giving students a unique opportunity to travel abroad over summer. Global Glimpse is a new program allowing students to experience life outside of Plainfield. The program is only for Chicagoland high school students and this is the first year North will be participating. “This program...

Board empowers representatives

Board empowers representatives

Hailey Wilson, Staff Writer

April 5, 2019

District 202 presented the first group of student ambassadors at its Jan. 18board meeting. One student from each of the four Plainfield High schools will help represent the 27,000 Plainfield students during district board meetings. They will help share information with the board about school life...

Students prepare for “Night under the stars”

Students prepare for “Night under the stars”

Ireland Shelton, Staff Writer

April 5, 2019

One night a year, the Museum of Science and Industry is engulfed with sparkles, hairspray, blasting music and nearly five hundred of North’s juniors and seniors. Prom 2019 is coming faster than we think. Only a couple short months away, the juniors are getting excited for their first experience...

Empowered women empower women

Empowered women empower women

Georgia Slowik, Staff Writer

April 5, 2019

Imagine a world where women encouraged each other and not tear each other down. The ‘beyouty’ project, a self-empowering project for girls, is designed to help high school females feel confident and empowered as well as comfortable in their own skin. North’s annual Beyouty project is expected to...

Thumbs up for Litwiller

Thumbs up for Litwiller

Cassidy Sutton, Staff Writer

April 4, 2019

Being a substitute teacher isn’t usually a part of a person’s desired career path, but North substitute Alan Litwiller believes it should be. Litwiller is at school each day following his childhood dream. In elementary school Litwiller’s class was divided into three groups: the blue jays, the...

Science says shopping reduces stress

Science says shopping reduces stress

Ireland Shelton, Staff Writer

April 4, 2019

North junior Alison Williams often drives to her closest TJMaxx to find the cutest clothes at a relatively affordable price to distract herself from a stressful day. She picks up a grey sweater and a dusty pink vest. As she walks to the dressing room, she’s excited to see how the two pieces look together. ...

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