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...

Consent, sexual education taught in schools

Annie Mattea, News Editor

March 1, 2018


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One of the biggest things in the news in 2017 was the emergence of the #MeToo movement (also known as the silence breakers), where women across the world came out about their experiences with sexual assault. Many celebrities participated in this movement, including Angelina Jolie, Reese Witherspoon,...

Lack of Privacy in the Digital Age

Kaitlin Bruchert, Staff Reporter

February 7, 2018


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In between the years of 2007 and 2008, smartphones, iPhones and Androids, were released and hit the world by storm. According to statista.com, now, nearly 2.1 billion people own a smartphone and nearly 50 percent of the owners are teenagers. Teenagers now use their phones for social media apps like Snapchat, I...

Knowing the signs of mental illness helps students

Katie Santa, Staff Reporter

February 7, 2018


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Depression is a mental illness caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain. Depression can also be triggered by experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event. According to Fast Facts about Mental Illness, 80 percent of people who suffer from depression are not receiving help. Depression, anxiety, bipolar disor...

Siblings achieve goals together

Evan Garrett and Anne Mattea

February 6, 2018


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Walking onto the court, stress consumes them. By their side, their very own blood walks with them, motivating them through every play by play while the time on the scoreboard disappears. Throughout North’s years, sibling athletes have always been a part of the athletic program’s culture. Within...

Consent, sexual education taught in schools

Anne Mattea, News Editor

February 6, 2018


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One of the biggest things in the news in 2017 was the emergence of the #MeToo movement (also known as the silence breakers), where women across the world came out about their experiences with sexual assault. Many celebrities participated in this movement, including Angelina Jolie, Reese Witherspoon,...

Lakers hockey team maintains winning record

Lakers hockey team maintains winning record

Isaiah Mcintyre, Staff Reporter

February 6, 2018


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Hockey is a sport that is still popular among students in our area, even if most high schools don’t have an official team provided for them. Luckily, two local travel hockey teams, Lakers and Vipers, are available for students who go to Grayslake North, Grayslake Central, Antioch, Lakes and Grant. Sophomore,...

The importance of recycling

Courtney Mettler, Staff Reporter

February 6, 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...

Student delivers packages for UPS

Blake Barreca, Staff Reporter

February 6, 2018


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It was a normal day and a cold start to the day for senior Marcus Sandroni when he had to get up to leave the house for his job at UPS. After his dad picked him up in the delivery truck, they would start working through the winter running packages from the truck to the porches of the recipients, repeating...

NASA employee works to fly spacecraft

Ellie McShane, Staff Reporter

February 6, 2018


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At 2:00 a.m. on a Wednesday in the middle of January, some people are asleep, some people are up watching TV, and someone at NASA is controlling the International Space Station. That someone is Jacob Might, an Altitude Determination and Control Officer at NASA. “NASA Flight Controllers are responsible f...

Hosting is popular job for students

Malcolm Watson, Staff Reporter

February 6, 2018


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A teen getting a job while still in high school is common, though many who have never entered the workforce wonder what kind of job they would be readily able to do. Many restaurants have someone to greet a customer at the door, show them their seat, and make their overall experience at the establishment...

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