The Prowler

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...

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...