The Prowler

North welcomes new furry friend

Ireland Shelton, Features Editor

September 23, 2019

Sit. Stay. Shake. Roll over. Bark. These are not normal everyday tasks for the staff at North; however, for one unique staff member, this is just another day on the job. Chloe, a 2-y ear old, black lab, is North’s new therapy dog.  Assistant Principal of Student Services, Art Stafford, made the decision to bring Chloe into the school. “A few years...

Staff members say last goodbyes to North

Staff members say last goodbyes to North

Ireland Shelton, Staff Writer

May 14, 2019

North is full of educated, kind and helpful staff. However, every year, some members decide to move on to a different part of their lives and retire. P.E. teacher, George Marlin, science teacher Anthony Holler and social worker Latrina Smith will be leaving North at the end of this school year. “I...

Spring art show exhibits artistic talents

Spring art show exhibits artistic talents

Lilianna Kallas, Feature Editor

May 14, 2019

The 13th annual art show has made its appearance at North on April 26. The art show is a yearly event allowing students to walk around and admire the work of their peers. “I think what is most enjoyable about the art show is, it’s a chance for all students to get together and display what they...

Drunk driving dangers displayed

Drunk driving dangers displayed

Cassidy Sutton, Staff Writer

May 14, 2019

Road to Reality crashed back into North on April 18 for its seventh year. North hosts Road to Reality to show the effects of drinking, texting and driving. In multiple scenarios crew members reenacted real scenes from incidents caused by distracted driving and driving under the influence. This...

Spring musical hooks audience

Spring musical hooks audience

Hailey Wilson, Staff Writer

April 5, 2019

Tall tales, giants, mermaids and even a wicked witch tell the story of Edward Bloom’s life. This year's spring musical “Big Fish” showed two sides as it switches between the past and the present of Bloom’s life, and secrets were revealed as stories were shared between father and son. “The...

North choirs take audience around world

North choirs take audience around world

Georgia Slowik, Staff Writer

April 4, 2019

Take a trip around the world without ever having to leave the school auditorium. North’s annual choir concert held on Feb. 21 took a different approach to the standard choir concert. The concert included Mixed 7th  all boys Choir, Mixed 6th  all girls' Choir, Treble Choir, Concert Choir,...

Program teaches valuable social media skills

Program teaches valuable social media skills

Katelyn Leano, News Editor

April 4, 2019

The social media safety program “The Screen Zombie- How to Develop a Healthy Relationship with Social Media”, was presented on Feb. 27 by Jeff Bean, a police officer and the president and founder of Safe Schools 4 All, at Plainfield East as part of an ongoing series by the Plainfield Parent Community...

Boys’ chess team masters board

Boys’ chess team masters board

Cassidy Sutton, Staff Writer

April 4, 2019

Boys’ chess finished 79th out of 125 teams at state on Feb 8 and 9. The team entered as the 121st seed in the tournament and placed 42 positions higher than what they started at. The boys ended up with three wins in the tournament, beating Rockford-Guildford, Bradley Bourbonnais and Kaneland...

Students investigate inaugural science fair

Thomas Tracey, Sports Editor

February 8, 2019

Plainfield’s first ever science fair was held on Jan. 26 in North’s cafeteria.  Senior Nick Lowe turned a simple idea into a district-wide event. “I felt the need to start one because I thought that would be a super cool way for other people to share the things they’ve made and encourage...

Volunteers screen 1,401 young hearts

Volunteers screen 1,401 young hearts

Katelyn Leano, News Editor

February 7, 2019

On Jan. 17, Young Hearts For Life Cardiac Screening Program offered free electrocardiogram screenings at North for all students. 1,401 students registered for the screenings that took place during the school day in the fieldhouse. “They set up on Wednesday after school, and I did a training at...

Madrigals showcase holiday spirit

Madrigals showcase holiday spirit

Lilianna Kallas, Feature Editor

February 5, 2019

Hear Ye! Hear ye! North hosted its annual Madrigal Dinner Dec. 8 and 9. 125 cast members brought a wide variety of entertainment including senior Jean Garciera as the king and senior Tricia Tabladillo as the queen, a jester played by freshmen Jude Rotkis and head wenches senior Lily Wan and...

Annual Collage Concert celebrates holiday season

Annual Collage Concert celebrates holiday season

Caroline Baumker, Editor-in-Chief

December 14, 2018

Music wove its way throughout the auditorium when the 2018 Collage Concert rocked the night away on Dec. 12 and 13. Choir director Monica Bertrand and band director Tim Hatcher oversaw the annual event which brings members of the school and community together during the holiday season. “The Collage...

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