TJ Pierce-Demski

Katie Santa, Staff Reporter

May 4, 2018


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TJ Pierce-Demski has military experience within his family, and this why he will be joining the military forces after high school. His adoptive parents are both police officers, and many other members of his adoptive family have served in the military. Pierce-Demski feels excited and prepared for the...

Students take the Day of Silence

Morgan Buckley, Reporter

May 4, 2018


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Students went the entire day without talking on April 27, the Day of Silence, to bring notice to those in the LGBT+ community that have been silenced. “It is to recognize the fact that so many people that are a part of the LGBT community have felt like they had to be silenced for so many years, maybe...

Seniors dress up for the countdown

Abby Hamelton, Staff Reporter

May 4, 2018


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As the year winds down, many of the students from the senior class is participating in the senior ABC countdown. It’s the perfect time at the end of the school year, when “senioritis” is kicking in, for student to dress up each day to add a little more excitement into the normal day. “We ...

Students explain being transgender

Claire Armstrong, Staff Reporter

May 4, 2018


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Society nowadays is more accepting than ever before, but that does not mean that it is perfect. In fact, hundreds of people in just the United States of America do not know much about the ones that are finally able to accept who they are. There is a lot of information that people get wrong about transgende...

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


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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


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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,...

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...

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