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Homecoming Mardi Gras; let the good times roll

Joseph Granat, Feature Editor

September 22, 2017


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North’s homecoming dance will take place on September 30 in the school gym. This year’s theme is Mardi Gras exhibits a fun, care-free atmosphere to the students and staff. The streamers in the air will be filled with purple and green colors. “I’m excited about [the theme]. It’s easy to decorate...

Public education deserves federal funds

Lauren Hansen, Editor-In-Chief

September 22, 2017


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Before the signing of the state budget, due to increased costs and decreased funding by the end of the school year, District 202 could have faced an operating budget deficit of roughly $9 million. Governor Bruce Rauner officially signed the House Amendment 5 to Senate Bill 1947. This brings Illinois...

Health risks of lead poisoning

Caroline Baumker, News Editor

September 22, 2017


Filed under Features, News

  Recently, District 202 officials confirmed that 31 classroom and office sinks in nine schools still fail the lead testing requirements  from earlier in the year, but all water fountains are now safe. The effects of lead are very different depending on the person. “When you ingest lead...

Students flood teachers parking lot

Joseph Granat, Feature Editor

September 15, 2017


Filed under News, School

North expanded its number of parking spaces to meet the new demands of its students. In an increase from 676 spots last year, North has opened up 57 new spots in the faculty lot for seniors and juniors to park in order to allow more students to be able to drive to school. Winning the raffle in...

State mandate enacts new changes for upcoming seniors

State mandate enacts new changes for upcoming seniors

Adriana Kladis, News Editor

May 18, 2017


Filed under New, News, School

Due to the state mandate of Illinois, all upcoming seniors will be required to choose between off-campus lunch and early or late arrival. The state mandate requires that students have 300 minutes of school time each day. This equals five hours a day. These 300 minutes can include study hall. The current...

Eight D. 202 juniors get Horizon Grants to explore their futures

Eight D. 202 juniors get Horizon Grants to explore their futures

Tom Hernandez, Director of Community Relations

May 18, 2017


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Justin Evans(left) and Sarah Trusk(right) standing beside Principal Ross Draper(middle) after receiving the Horizon Grant. Plainfield – Eight District 202 high school juniors will get a glimpse of their future with a little help from the Plainfield Foundation for Excellence. The Foundation awarded H...

Philosophy Club gets new leaders

Nathaniel Martinez, Online Editor

October 4, 2016


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Starting this year, seniors Chandler Clark and Justin Barry are the official leaders of Philosophy Club, taking the place of graduates James Lang and PJ Wilken who led the club for two years. Clark and Barry will preside over the club’s weekly meetings in which attendees discuss philosophical quandaries...

Students participate in Day of Silence for GSA

Students participate in Day of Silence for GSA

Ryan Newell, Graphics

April 20, 2016


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Students will partake in the National Day of Silence, vowing to not speak to address the problem of LGBT harassment on April 15. In 1996, students at the University of Virginia organized the first Day of Silence. The Day of Silence is a national student-led event, in which schools all around the country...

Early morning lockdown drill scheduled for Thursday morning

Mark Reiter, Online Editor

April 6, 2016


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North will host the first early morning lockdown drill on Thursday, April 7 in conjunction with the Plainfield Police Department to prepare students and staff for potential threats. This is the first drill of its kind for the Plainfield Police and North, helping students and staff prepare for emergency. Th...

North Athletes compete at nationals

North Athletes compete at nationals

Carly Kramer, Staff Writer

March 22, 2016


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Five Plainfield North Tigers traveled to Orlando, Florida to compete at the National Club Swimming Association Junior National Championship swim meet this past week, March 15 through the 19. Swimming for club team, Delta Aquatics, Senior Brandon Tran, Senior Carly Kramer, Junior Shaw Barney, Sophomore...

Senior Marcus Povlick ends North career second in State

Senior Marcus Povlick ends North career second in State

Alec Campbell, Staff Writer

March 14, 2016


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North’s wrestling team finished the season on February 19th with Senior Marcus Povlick finishing second in state. Povlick was the only North representative that placed at State, but the team had a total of five sectional qualifiers and six all-conference qualifiers.           The five s...

Survey: cellphone use similar to past years

Zack Trapp, News Editor

March 14, 2016


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Despite a sea of commotion at the start of the year, the usage of cellphones at North is remarkably similar to previous years, as found through a Prowler survey. Data was collected through a survey of 118 students during their lunch period as well as voluntary response surveys given to teachers. Students...

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