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...

Drastic actions effect environment

Maggie Walker, Sports Editor

November 6, 2019

In today’s society, it could possibly be viewed as Millennials and Generation Z are caring more for the Earth, more than other generations. With the fad of metal straws to using toothbrushes made of wood, people have been doing what they think is best for the environment and way of life. “Right...

German exchange students come to North

Morgan Buckley, News Editor

November 6, 2019

German exchange students came to North to help learn English and understand the culture better. Every year, students from Germany and Spain visit North. Students are encouraged to host an exchange student. “It’s really easy to do, and it’s a lot of fun. I now have many friends in Germany and...

Movie nights celebrate different cultures

Natalie Smith, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2019

The movie nights celebrating heritage months are improving students’ knowledge on culture and are making the schools a better environment. The idea of playing these movies came from Knights Way. They wanted more people to get the opportunity to see how other heritages go through life and to see challenges...

Top Knight created to be more inclusive

Gracie Schultz, Co-Executive Editor

November 6, 2019

For this school year, the annual Mr. GNHS has changed to Top Knight in hopes of continuing the school’s ideas of being inclusive to all. “The National Honor Society thought the show would be more fun and inclusive if females and males were allowed to participate, especially since there are many...

Marching Band competes at University of Illinois Championships

Marching Band competes at University of Illinois Championships

Bryan Angeles, Staff Reporter

November 4, 2019

The Grayslake North Marching Knights earned second place at the University of Illinois Championships on Saturday, October 26, 2019. The band finished their marching season with this competition. “I think we did pretty good. We could’ve done better if we got to perform on the field,” said fre...

Psychology Club held kindness week for Social Studies Week

Ashley Greene, Staff Reporter

October 24, 2019

At GNHS, there are numerous amounts of week long events to celebrate different things. On the week before homecoming week, Psychology Club held kindness week for Social Studies Week.  According to Mrs.Dodd, the head of the Psychology Club, the club does “service or kindness to others to spread positi...

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