The Prowler

Net-Zero facility opens

Preston Zbroszczyk, Sports Editor

February 8, 2019


Filed under Features

The Village of Plainfield started the year unveiling a new state of the art recreation center.  The newly opened Prairie Activity and Recreation Center (PARC) was officially opened to the public on Jan 1. “It is a big benefit for the entire community because of the new fitness center along with...

Hoch “shreds” history

Hoch “shreds” history

Lilianna Kallas, Feature Editor

February 7, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

History may not be everyone’s favorite or strongest subject, but with the right teacher, history can be exciting and important. North world history and economics teacher Nicole Hoch tries to instill this to all her students. “I always knew I wanted a profession in helping people, and I love history,”...

Sharpe’s compelling exploration of love, grief bound by raw emotion

Sharpe’s compelling exploration of love, grief bound by raw emotion

Hailey Wilson, Journalism 1

February 7, 2019


Filed under Features, Review, Showcase

“I’ve become something different, every parent’s nightmare: the drugs hidden in the bedroom, the lies, the call in the middle of the night, the police knocking on the door.” Tess Sharpe’s novel is a page turner that is highly recommended to individuals interested in reading about a teen overcoming...

“Almost Maine” explores love

“Almost Maine” explores love

Thomas Tracey, Sports Editor

November 27, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

North’s theater program begins its season with “Almost, Maine”, a play quite different from previous stage productions. “Almost, Maine” was originally written by John Cariani, and it is a story focused on the idea of acquiring and losing love. Shown through metaphors, symbolism and character...

Salute to Holzer

Caroline Baumker, Editor-in-Chief

October 30, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Whether it is having students perform original skits depicting the culture of the 1950s or making paper airplanes to recreate the Berlin Airlift, social studies teacher Jeremy Holzer finds new ways to keep his classes exciting for his students. Holzer has been teaching at North for the past six years...

Cheap, simple Halloween costumes available

Lilianna Kallas, Feature Editor

October 30, 2018


Filed under Features

As Halloween creeps it’s way around the corner, people everywhere search for the perfect and most affordable costume. There are luckily, items around the house to use for a person’s costume or even ways to get a costume for under ten dollars. Finding things around the house that can be made...

Shinovich returns to science

Lilianna Kallas, Feature Editor

October 5, 2018


Filed under Features, New, School

When people think of their physics teacher they might think of Beakers, tests tubes, and a nerdy looking person in a lab coat. When people think of a school dean they might think of being nervous or scared. Brad Shinovich doesn’t fit either of those categories when it comes to being a teacher or their...

New Advantage Program running

Caroline Baumker, Editor-In-Chief

October 5, 2018


Filed under Features

North students who are falling behind in their high school credits have the option of attending the new Advantage Program. “It [is] a credit recovery program where students can make up credits they [are] deficient in and stay on track for graduation,” Advantage Program teacher Diana Hames said. Hames...

Order’s up with Back Roads in town

Caroline Baumker, Editor-in-Chief

October 1, 2018


Filed under Features

If a craving for burgers suddenly hits, then Back Roads Pub and Grill is the place to go. Located in the spot where the former Katie O’Connor’s used to be, Back Roads Pub and Grill has taken up residence. There is a patio decorated with a brick and black metal fence lined with tables with umbrellas...

National foreign language week

Katelyn Leano, Staff Writer

May 8, 2018


Filed under Features, News

Bienvenido, herzlich willkomenn and bienvenue to National Foreign Language week. National Foreign Language Week was held March 5-March 9. North’s American Sign Language, French, German and Spanish clubs and classes participated. A new theme is developed each year. The theme for this year is,...

Makeup Review: Fenty Beauty Collection

Arielle Coleman, Staff Writer

May 8, 2018


Filed under Features

The Fenty Beauty Collection creator Robyn Rihanna Fenty has stated in multiple interview that her main focus for her products was to make sure they can be used for all types of skin tones. From the fairest of tones to the richest, she made it her mission to accomplish this goal. After two years of dedication,...

District choir students honored

Joseph Granat, Feature Editor

May 8, 2018


Filed under Features

The American Choral Directors Association [ACDA] welcomed five North students among hundreds of other choir students coming from all over the Midwest to perform at the Harris Theater in Chicago on Feb 17.  "Everyone was equally as invested to get what needed to be done," junior Sydney Swanson...

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