The Prowler

“Weighting” for the holidays

Elizabeth Marchetti

December 13, 2017


Filed under Features

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


Filed under Features

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


Filed under Features

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


Filed under Features

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


Filed under Features

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


Filed under Entertainment, Features

“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


Filed under Features

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...

What it’s like to work at Spirit Halloween

What it’s like to work at Spirit Halloween

Nathaniel Martinez, Online Editor

February 3, 2017


Filed under Features

As much a staple of the Halloween season as pumpkins and candy, Halloween stores pop up every September, taking over vacant buildings to sell costumes and decorations. Their fleeting presence make them more mysterious than most stores. Last month, I was able to sit down with an employee of Spirit Hall...

Fundraising myths busted

Fundraising myths busted

Lauren Hansen, Editorial Editor

January 12, 2017


Filed under Features

The year is ending, prepare for an influx of donations … actually … no. There is a myth surrounding the last few months of the year. They are believed to be the best time for fundraising because people are feeling “generous,” but the statistics bust this myth. “Few people of any income...

Americans are getting more exotic pets

Americans are getting more exotic pets

Mikayla Clark, Editor-in-Chief

January 11, 2017


Filed under Features

Americans love pets— cats, dogs, hamsters, reptiles … holding them close to their hearts. In recent years, people have started to branch out when it comes to breeds of pets. More exotic and uncommon animals are trying to be domesticated by humans, like some species of birds, foxes, snakes and even...

Society recognizes importance of self care

Society recognizes importance of self care

Siobhan Conners, Feature Editor

April 21, 2016


Filed under Features

Wake up. Go to school. Go to practice. Go to work. Do homework. Go to sleep. Repeat. For many teenagers, this is a typical day: trying to impress colleges, their parents, coaches, and friends- leaving almost no time for themselves. Despite this--or perhaps because of this-- self care is becoming more...

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