Battle of the bands

Courtney Mattler, Staff Reporter

March 21, 2018


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Nearly 200 people gathered in North’s cafeteria to watch the annual Battle of the Bands at Grayslake North. Battle of the Bands is a competition for musicians in the surrounding Lake County area, put together by Student Council. Five bands, Vivid Vision, Ska Club, Sponch, Fun Monkey and Spontaneity,...

Hoops for Hope raises money for 12 Oaks Foundation

Abby Hamelton, Online Editor

March 21, 2018


Filed under Features, Sports

The 12 Oaks Foundation was founded in 2010, by Julie and Steve Hupp, parents of Matt Hupp, the year after their son, Matt, died of cancer. Hoops for Hope was started by Steve in honor of his son’s love for the sport and is now one of the main fundraisers for the foundation. They created this event...

Students prepare for Spark Week

Emily Hucalak, Staff Reporter

March 21, 2018


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Every year since 2013, Spark Week is a time to celebrate the arts and creativity in the world to try to get the students involved with all types of people who are involved with different jobs. “We hope that Spark Week will raise awareness of the importance of the arts, provide real-life examples...

Alexa Polfiet

Malcolm Watson, Staff Reporter

March 20, 2018


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Every student at North has their own life, their own issues, hobbies, likes and dislikes, and the list could go on Alexa Polfliet is a face in a crowd of many at North, and she reveals that her life is as complex as anyone else’s. “My life consists of school, work, and a little bit of free time...

Students become involved in primary elections

Erin McBriarty, Executive Editor

March 20, 2018


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On March 20, there was an election throughout Illinois to determine who will be running for important state offices such as governor. Voters in Illinois participate in a partisan voting ballot, where they choose one political party, Republican or Democrat, and vote for a specific person to appear on...

MUSE

Annie Mattea, News Editor

March 20, 2018


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MUSE, the school’s annual art show and fine arts festival, has a new theme this year of “Sailing the Seas with Muse.” Students are hard at work to prepare for the event on April 11, with people from all sections of the fine arts helping. “[Students can get involved through] the Green Room,...

Courtney Mattler, Staff Reporter

March 20, 2018


Filed under Features

Nearly 200 people gathered in North’s cafeteria to watch the annual Battle of the Bands at Grayslake North. Battle of the Bands is a competition for musicians in the surrounding Lake County area, put together by Student Council. Five bands, Vivid Vision, Ska Club, Sponch, Fun Monkey and Spontaneity,...

Alex Almanza

Ellie McShane, Staff Reporter

March 20, 2018


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Senior Alex Almanza wanted to ensure that students and faculty felt comfortable discussing political and social issues following the presidential election in 2016. “It troubled me that no one really dared or had any desire to hold a civil conversation with someone with a different view,” Almanza...

Ethan Perlow

Kaitlin Bruchert, Staff Reporter

March 20, 2018


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Junior Ethan Perlow took an extra class, along with about 100 people from all over United States, at Fermilab in Batavia, Illinois, located outside of Chicago. Fermilab is one of the top laboratories in America. The Fermilab has programs for all ages to learn about science. The program that Ethan took...

Trivia HQ has taken over GNHS

Ellie McShane, Staff Reporter

March 20, 2018


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Twice a day, millions of people from around the world stop what they are doing, reach for their phones, and open the HQ trivia app with hopes to win cash. “HQ is a trivia game where you answer 12 questions. If you answer all questions correctly, you can win money that is split throughout the winners,”...

Many apps waste time

Claire Armstrong, Staff Reporter

March 20, 2018


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The bell to start class has yet to ring. In the halls, students rush to get to their classes. Teachers organize the lesson plans scattered all over the desk. The students that have arrived are scrolling through their phones. Some students are looking around the room because their teacher takes attendance...

Environmental Club recycles for the school

Courtney Mettler, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2018


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Conserving resources, saving energy, reducing landfill and protecting the Earth is as easy as dropping a plastic water bottle into the correct bin. But sometimes, people don’t put their trash where it’s supposed to go. So what is Environmental Club doing to help out Grayslake North and their recycling...

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