Staff members Jane Lane and Linda Vecchie are nominated for the “Those Who Excel” award

Staff members Jane Lane and Linda Vecchie are nominated for the “Those Who Excel” award

Miranda Rogina, News Editor

December 10, 2019

The Those Who Excel Award annually recognizes certain staff members of a school who do an outstanding job and go above and beyond in their work. North has two women who were nominated for this award, Dean Linda Vecchie and Registrar Jane Lane. Associate Principal Megan Licht has nominated these particular...

Virginia flips the House of Delegates, State Senate

Rhiannon Swanson, Managing Editor

December 10, 2019

Through the evergoing combustion of political news that society often finds itself drowning in, it is almost never surprising when an unexpected change occurs inside the political realm. For the first time in nearly two decades, Virginia not only flipped its state Senate, but also the House of Delegates,...

First annual dodgeball tournament is a success

First annual dodgeball tournament is a success

Alexis Rios Ayala, Staff Reporter

December 9, 2019

The first annual dodgeball tournament took place on Friday, November 22. Created by senior Zeryck Runyon, the idea was thought up as an assignment where he had to market something on social media and ended up being a community event with over $105 in proceeds. Participation in the event cost $10 a team...

Academic Team starts year strong

Natalie Smith, Staff Reporter

December 9, 2019

Academic Team has started off on a good note as the varsity team won 2 out of the 3 matches they played and JV winning 1 out of the 3 matches. This event was held at Round Lake High School.  The meet on December 5 was close for JV with 1 out of 3 of the meets one and a close 3rd round, for varsity...

Debate starts successful season

Ashley Greene, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2019

There were two competitions that the congressional Debate Team has attended over the past few weeks. They have won multiple awards in the past few weeks. Members of the junior varsity, on October 23, had Jerry Lucas win best presiding officer award, Kate Uzelac and Abby Black-Mishaan win second and ...

Business law class visits circuit court to learn about the court system

Morgan Buckley, News Editor

November 30, 2019

The Personal Business Law class went to the Nineteenth Official Circuit Court in Waukegan on Friday, November 22, to learn how the court system works in real life. The class visited several courtrooms including family, evictions and collections, and a domestic abuse court. “To see how real law...

STEAM Day celebrates STEM and arts

STEAM Day celebrates STEM and arts

Shalynn Billings, Entertainment Editor

November 7, 2019

STEAM day was held on October 22 for students in 7th through 10th grade to introduce them to the variety of classes North has to offer. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, English, Arts and Math and represents all of the types of classes new and recurring students might find enjoyable. “It’s...

PSAT changes to be optional

Michelle Szul, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2019

Students used to take the PSAT in the fall at the start of the school year. The PSAT has been mandatory to take, but this was the first year that the PSAT was made optional for all juniors, giving the students a choice if they would want to take advantage of the free practice available. “Sometimes...

AAPPL test brings opportunities

Alexis Rios Ayala, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2019

AAPPL Testing, the acronym standing for ACTFL Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages, took place throughout the school on October 22-24, and it will take place again two more times later in the year. The AAPPL test consists of reading, writing, listening and speaking portions to accurately...

Trump impeachment inquiry explained

Ashley Greene, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2019

The House of Representatives is gathering evidence for an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump under the belief that aid to Ukraine was withheld for information on possible rival in the 2020 elections, former Vice President Joe Biden. On Sept. 24, 2019, the House of Representatives voted...

Students want to change Columbus Day to Indigenous People’s Day

Claire Armstrong, News and Entertainment Editor

November 6, 2019

North promotes inclusivity, and for the past three years, students have made the administration prove that the inclusive campaign is more than empty words. The students are doing this with a petition to change Columbus Day to Indigenous People’s Day. “Some of the students were caught by the realities...

Public reacts to Green New Deal

Gracie Schultz, Co- Executive Editor

November 6, 2019

Within the recent years, there have been many different ideas passed around to see how the world can help to combat climate change and the effects of climate change. “It’s an idea that Democrats put up about a year ago now. It’s lead by especially the more liberal side of the party, and it’s...

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