Unity needed after a turbulent election

Editorial Board, Knight Times

December 7, 2016


Filed under Opinion

As November winds down and a divisive election season ends, it can be all too easy to focus on the negative of the world. Within the walls of Grayslake North is a community that believes in love and inclusion. Our programs are the perfect reminder of the collective fellowship enjoyed by the entire student...

‘Whats Up’ with Erin

‘Whats Up’ with Erin

Erin McBriarty, Production Editor

December 6, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Cell phones are the biggest advance in technology since the invention of the television. Teenagers on average use their phones around nine hours a day. Whether it be Snapchat with the new filters, keeping up with what your friends are doing on Instagram, watching cute cat videos on Twitter, or whatever...

Marino’s Message

Marino’s Message

Grace Marino, Managing Editor

December 6, 2016


Filed under Opinion

As we approach the holiday season, we are reminded of things we should be thankful for: to enjoy the time we have with our families and to celebrate the end of another year. I have personally found this year to be eye opening, from losing someone close to me, still having to push myself to excel in school...

Ashley’s Travel Diaries

Ashley’s Travel Diaries

Ashley Rayan, Executive Editor

December 6, 2016


Filed under Opinion

My trip to Thailand in 2015 was one of the trips I imagined telling my future children about one day. Thailand is the perfect mix of city and beach, relaxation and adventure. I traveled there and back with my mother's family, her two sisters, their husbands and children and my grandparents. We landed...

Ashley’s Travel Diaries

Ashley Rayan, Executive Editor

September 27, 2016


Filed under Opinion

I took my first ever plane ride at 5 months old, but since then my avid travels have taught me the ins and outs of planning a trip. In my 17 years, I have realized that many people think too narrow in terms of vacation, not reaching toward international or even interstate travel. Here are some of the...

New Northern Lake County Conference expands competition, friendships and opportunities for students

September 27, 2016


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Starting this school year, North along with the other seven schools in the Northern Lake County Conference, is really looking forward to the competition of the new conference. The new conference is going to help improve not only athletics, but academics, activities, interpersonal relationships and sportsmanship. With...

Hannah Rosemurgy-Senior Goodbye

Hannah Rosemurgy, Executive Editor

May 11, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Never would I have guessed that joining Journalism my freshman year would be one of the most shaping moments of my high school career. My neighbor, Emily Jo Pahl, had suggested that I join the class, as she was Executive Editor and I was just an eighth grader who enjoyed writing. Now, four years later,...

Tyler Elias-Senior Goodbye

Tyler Elias, Sports Editor

May 11, 2016


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As I write my last article for the school newspaper the period it is due, I finally think I figured out what got me through high school: procrastination, waiting until the latest I possibly could to finish a project, even a senior goodbye. If I was successful in turning in my assignment, I did not wait...

Connor Sinclair-Senior Goodbye

Connor Sinclair, Production Editor

May 11, 2016


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Throughout my years at North, I’ve done a lot of things. I’ve played on varsity sports, won Mr. GNHS, started my own t-shirt business, started an astronomy club, and much more. I have definitely left a mark in the school’s so to say “record books,” but I don’t just want to be another statistic...

Megan Davies-Senior Goodbye

Megan Davies, Staff Reporter

May 11, 2016


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As I come to my last article I will ever write for Grayslake North, I realize a couple of things. One: journalism takes a lot of effort and dedication. Two: it’s not always about whose article is the best and whose isn’t, it’s about how well you feel you did on the article. Three: the people that...

Cup of Commentary

Hannah Rosemurgy, Executive Editor

March 15, 2016


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In the past couple of columns, I found that I was critiquing quite a few new initiatives taken by the school. For this reason, I felt it necessary to take a step back and relax, since overall, the school has been doing a pretty good job (as demonstrated by the Niche ratings and Dr. Roscoe’s award)....

Connor’s Corner

Connor Sinclair, Production Editor

March 15, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Recently, many of North’s student athletes have committed to colleges for their athletic talents within sports ranging from all seasons. While this process may be simple for some, it is difficult for others in the aspect that they must decide what college experience they are chasing. I’ve played...

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