The Prowler

Student disinterest causes winter dance cancellation

Lauren Hansen, Editor-in-Chief

February 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion

There won’t be a winter dance this year due to a lack of student interest and organization. “In my nine years at North, we have always had a hard time getting students to attend the winter dance.  We have also had to cancel in the past for the same reason,” Principal Ross Draper said. Whether...

Equal Employment Opportunities

February 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The image of the U.S. is that it prides itself on being the pinnacle of equality, but reality paints a different picture. The workplace undoubtedly has one of the biggest shows of inequality. There are countless anti- discrimination laws in place including those for age, gender, disability, origin...

Holiday grab bags bring unnecessary stress to participants

Lauren Hansen, Editor-In-Chief

December 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion

I’m not sure how common grab bags are for other people, but in my family, they are a Christmas tradition. This is my first year with the adults and I’ve been stressing about what to get for months. The event itself has its own causes for confusion. I can never keep up with the rules because they...

Homelessness creates not so merry holidays

Prowler Staff

December 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Homelessness is an issue that probably doesn’t cross the mind of the average North student, but it a problem that needs to be addressed especially during the holiday season. Christmas is around the corner. The iconic image is decorations being set, holiday music filtering, through the house and...

Kneeling for the Anthem

Lauren Hansen, Editor-In-Chief

December 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion

In 2016, football player Colin Kaepernick began the trend of kneeling to protest the oppression of black people and police brutality. Now, news outlets are once again up in arms over the sports controversy of players kneeling for the national anthem. The sports themselves are not of precedence,...

Early Christmas Decor

Lauren Hansen, Editor-In-Chief

December 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion

While strolling through Kohl’s, there seems to be a mistake. Beside the pumpkins and ghosts sit ringing bells, shimmering angels and gingerbread. Christmas doesn’t take place until the end of December, yet over two months early decorations have come to town. Isn’t it bad enough that Christmas...

Planet Coaster review

Planet Coaster review

Samuel Just, Staff Writer

January 12, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

Planet Coaster is a game about building the amusement park of endless fun and creativity, with no limits to what can be created. The game is know as the “spiritual” successor to Frontier and Atari’s “Roller Coaster Tycoon 3” which was released in 2002. The game officially released on PC gaming...

Celebrity news is not news

Celebrity news is not news

Hannah Aldawud, Staff Writer

January 11, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

The world of journalism is a competitive field that usually requires at least four years of college and numerous different types of experience. Many graduates have hopes of writing intellectual broadminded works for prestigious newspapers, magazines and websites. Sadly, many journalists end up writing...

Why Overwatch saved the class-based shooter genre

Why Overwatch saved the class-based shooter genre

Samuel Just, Staff Writer

October 5, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

Right now, I am in love with Blizzard’s first person shooter "Overwatch." It is easily one of my top 5 games of the year, either for its extensive line up of characters (labeled as ‘Heroes’ in game) or the overall feeling of the game. As of Sept. 23, there are 22 heroes in "Overwatch" with...

Top 8 Movie Remakes Out Before 2020

Top 8 Movie Remakes Out Before 2020

Jayden Dale, Graphics Editor

September 22, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, List, Opinion

Cinema in 2016 has been riddled with more remakes, good and bad, than I can count.  In spirit of that, here are the top 8 films I’m excited to see remade before 2020. #8 All Quiet on the Western Front This 1930 War-Drama was the first to project the horrors of war onto the silver screen. It is renowned for encapsulating just that perfect...

SeaWorld ends orca performances

SeaWorld ends orca performances

Nathaniel Martinez, Staff Writer

April 20, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Last November, SeaWorld pledged to end the theatrical orca shows at its San Diego location in 2016. The shows are supposed to be replaced next year with more “natural” and educational shows with its San Antonio and Orlando locations following suit in 2019. On March 17, the company went further and...

Gym exemption decision reached

Gym exemption decision reached

Staff, Staff

April 20, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Ah, gym exemption. The debate over state mandated gym is a favorite amongst high schoolers. In fact, it’s not even much of a debate; rather, it’s more of a complaint. Many teens seem to be opposed to mandatory gym because there are other classes they wish to take in its place. However, options are...

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