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College admissions in a pandemic

College admissions in a pandemic

Mikey McGuire, Online Editor

October 14, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected every facet of life, especially for students. One big change in the lives of high school upperclassmen has been the college admission process.  For students, losing in-person school wasn't the only hurdle, the already compex world of college admissions had to chang...

Plainfield offers tasty treats

Grandma’s Pure Natural Honey Booth set up at the Plainfields Farmers’ Market on Sunday, Sept. 20.

Maddy Mirallegro, Co-Editor in Chief

September 28, 2020

Honey, tea, homemade treats, fruits and vegetables. What do all of these things have in common? They can all be found at Plainfield’s local farmers’ market. Located in downtown Plainfield just behind the Plainfield Public Library is the Plainfield Farmer’s Market. It runs from July 12-the end of S...

Clubs During the Remote Learning Season

Maddy Mirallegro, Co-Editor in Chief

September 28, 2020

“Look at all of us. We are all so different and yet there’s nothing we wouldn’t do for each other,”  said Quinn Fabray in the sixth season of “Glee.” This is the feeling students get when we join a club that almost becomes like our family. Because of COVID, however, it may be awhile befor...

Freshmen year begins in atypical fashion

Freshmen Kayla Peery attending her zoom class

Kelly Lynch, Feature Editor

September 28, 2020

District 202’s school year has begun with distance learning. The only time students have been close to the actual building was to pick up their textbooks. Typically, freshmen students are welcomed to North with a day of activities run by peer leaders. Due to coronavirus concerns, North sent the s...

What to do After Prom

Jeneau McClain, Staff Writer

March 17, 2020

Prom kicks off in Chicago at Soldier Field on May 8, and many choices have been made such as who will go together and what to wear. The next big decision is what plans to make after prom. When it comes to prom a lot of seniors like to rent out Airbnb’s for the weekend with their friends. Since prom...

Spotlight: James Vu

Ireland Shelton, Co-Editor-In-Chief

March 17, 2020

Taking the ACT can be stressful and difficult time for students. There is a lot of pressure is put on doing well on the test because many colleges and universities use it for admission decisions. Because of this, it is merely an impossible dream for most test takers to earn a perfect score. But not...

Are Test Prep Classes Helpful?

Kendall Streba, Staff Writer

March 17, 2020

Happy test season, Tigers! This spring, about 530 students at North and according to PrepScholar.com, around two million high school students overall, study to take the ACT, SAT and AP Exams. It’s becoming increasingly common to enroll in test prep classes to prepare for them. But, are these classes...

Daylight Savings Time

Emily Nottke, Staff Writer

March 17, 2020

Twice a year Illinois has something occur in the change of time. The way the sun sets and rises in each part of the world affects the time everywhere. Daylight Saving Time is the practice of advancing clocks during summer months so nighttime falls later each day. Changing the clocks an hour back for...

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...