March Editorial: Time, Money, Effort Put Into Prom Planning

March 21, 2017


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After two weeks of ticket sales and only 11 tickets sold, the Senior Class Council chose to cancel the Winter Dance due to a lack of interest. What many students may not understand is that the money lost from canceling the Winter Dance this year are hard earned funds from the senior class’ bank account. It...

What’s Up with Erin

Erin McBriarty, Production Editor

February 7, 2017


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7 a.m. The time most kids get up and start getting ready in order to be able to be at school by 7:55. Unless one takes zero hour gym. Then, 7 a.m. means being at school in the gym locker room. I started taking zero hour last year, my sophomore year. I was one of the few, if not the only, sophomores...

Marino’s Message

Grace Marino, Managing Editor

February 7, 2017


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We all have those mornings. We are running late, forgot something at home or just a morning that people can feel it’s going to be a bad day. Just the other day, I was having a rough morning. During one of the passing periods, I tripped and fell up the stairs and my water bottle fell down the stairs....

Ashley’s Travel Diaries

Ashley Rayan, Executive Editor

February 7, 2017


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Although it may seem like adventure can only be found far away from home, through all my travels, I have always maintained that my favorite of all cities is Chicago. Never in my life have I encountered a place so full of culture, hidden gems or people so passionate about the place they call home. Ever...

Unity needed after a turbulent election

Editorial Board, Knight Times

December 7, 2016


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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


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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


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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...

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