The Prowler

Virtual Spirit Week

Virtual Spirit Week

October 22, 2020

Good morning,   Student Council is excited to announce  Virtual Spirit Week Mon 10/26 – Fri 10/30!! Attached is the flyer with dress up spirit days that you can post in your google classroom or just use as a reference for the week. We have dress up days, remote learning bingo, and a s...

Lack of masks put lives at risk

Nick Pallotto, News Editor

September 28, 2020

On April 29, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker implemented a required mask policy in all public places including restaurants, stores, and places where large groups of people can be present. Despite the requirement, some Illinoisans feel that they are sick of the mask mandate. “I know how badly we want our normal lives...

Remote learning takes effect

Plainfield North High School Attendance Office Secretary Martha Walker shows a student how to log in to his new laptop for Remote Learning during material pickup on Tuesday, August 18, 2020.

Nick Pallotto, News Editor

September 28, 2020

As coronavirus cases in DuPage and Will counties continue to rise, over the summer, in a 4-2 verdict, District 2020 board members voted on July 27 to begin the 2020-2021 school year with remote learning.  “Last spring District 202 was creating plans for remote learning, “District 202 Director o...

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...