The Prowler

Government Response to Pandemic

Nick Pallotto, Staff Writer

May 6, 2020

In late November 2019, The Pentagon’s National Center for Medical Intelligence (NCMI) circulated a report identifying a contagion sweeping through Wuhan, China. ABC News reported, “Analysts conclude it could be a cataclysmic event.” By Apr. 23, 2020, China recorded 83,798 cases and the death...

North junior, Opens Micro-Pantry for Eagle Project

North junior, Opens Micro-Pantry for Eagle Project

Emily Nottke, Staff Writer

March 17, 2020

The Eagle Scout project is the opportunity for a boy scout to demonstrate leadership of others while performing a project for the benefit of his community. Junior Thomas Brooks was inspired to create a new micro pantry in Plainfield for his Eagle Scout project. “There was another pantry in town on...

New Illinois History Law

New Illinois History Law

Cassidy Sutton, News Editor

February 20, 2020

Next fall Illinois law makes it mandatory for teachers to teach students the history of Illinois. This law was passed in January and will affect grades K-12 in public schools only. This makes Illinois the 5th state to add this law, California was the first. Not only will teachers have to incorporat...

Art Show

Art Show

Ireland Shelton, Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 20, 2020

North senior Stephanie Dudley won Best in Show on Jan.9, at the Lewis University High School Art Invitational for her ceramic and acrylic piece. The piece is a ceramic statue of a man with one leg fishing. “His missing leg leaves wonder to the viewer, a hidden story,” Dudley said. Dudley had...

Talent Show Takes Stage

Talent Show Takes Stage

Lilianna Kallas, Editor-in-Chief

February 20, 2020

It’s time for north students to show their peers what they are made of. North's annual talent show was held Feb. 8 in the auditorium. “We want to make sure that everything fits well so if there are two singers, we don't want them placed one after the other,” Rachel Hidalgo said. The talent...

Band Goes to Disney

Band Goes to Disney

Ireland Shelton, Feature Editor

January 22, 2020

North band marched down Main Street U.S.A. as part of the Walt Disney World Thanksgiving parade to perform for Over break, 142 North’s band members traveled to Orlando as a part of their trip that only happens once every four years. North was one of the few bands who got this opportunity. “We...

North goes digital

From left: freshman Justin Williams and Sean Elster work together on laptops during their math class.

Lilianna Kallas, Editor-in-Chief

October 2, 2019

A new district digital initiative is making its way to North with many teachers adapting to the modern world of technology and having more computer time for work in class. "The digital learning initiative will help create learning environments that meets students' diverse learning styles," Assistant...

Carnival comes to down

Carnival comes to down

Cassidy Sutton, News Editor

October 2, 2019

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls put your hands together for the North homecoming theme this year, “Under the Rooftop.” The homecoming dance will be on Oct 5 from 7-10 pm in the main gym. Tickets for this year’s dance will not be held online. Students will have the opportunity to purchase...

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...