Becca’s Beat

Becca’s Beat

September 23, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Becca’s Beat—Sept. 2014 I love this job. I love the ability to share my love of journalism with others. I love the interaction it allows me with so many talented to students. I love it so much, that sophomore and junior year I opted out of lunch to take this class amidst my many other credits....

A professional view

Sean Smart, Executive Editor

May 7, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Sports

The NFL draft is set to begin Thursday, May 8, and while the Chicago Bears have made some nice moves this offseason to sure up their defense, which gave up nearly 30 points a game last year and ranked last or next to last in several defensive statistical categories, Phil Emery will have some serious ...

North needs to build an auditorium to continue its success in the arts programs

Danielle Schaefer

March 18, 2014


Filed under Opinion

With North building an addition onto the school this year, many students have been wondering if there are, or ever have been, any plans for the school to build an auditorium. Superintendent Dr. Catherine Finger said that building a theatre has always been on the top of her priority list, but currently,...

Letter to the editor

March 18, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Regardless of the relevancy of chivalrous actions in today’s society, I find the term “chivalry” itself to be outdated and misconstrued. “Chivalry” has taken on meanings from “men skewering other men on the end of long poles” to “men acting as doorstops,” and thus the usefulness of...

A Professional View

Sean Smart, Executive Editor

March 17, 2014


Filed under Opinion

As the calendar approaches April, that means one important thing sports fans; the baseball season is to commence. Excited? [Cricket, cricket]. Well, if you are a Chicago baseball fan, I can understand why you may not have a good reason not to be overly anticipatory and excited for the upcoming season....

A Professional View

Sean Smart, Executive Editor

February 10, 2014


Filed under Opinion

One of the most anticipated events of the Winter Olympics is men’s ice hockey. This year, the USA national team is entering the tournament as underdogs again, just as they did in the Vancouver 2010 when they came away with the silver medal and nearly won gold against heavily favored bitter rival Canada. While...

Students need to work hard to make up for snow days

Danielle Schaefer, Managing Editor

February 10, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Last week students were delighted to find that due to the extreme, cold weather, school had been cancelled for another two days this semester. These cancellations give us a total of four emergency days that have been used this year. As a result, seniors’ finals are being pushed back by one day and...

Becca’s Beat

Rebecca Watters, Executive Editor

February 10, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Recently, on a trip to Grayslake Middle School to recruit freshman to take journalism, I was inspired to write about the topic of chivalry. What started out as a joke when my friend Mustafa Anwar did not throw his jacket on a puddle for me—that would be a sarcastic comment made by Mr. Lard—turned...

Danielle’s Soapbox

Danielle Schaefer, Managing Editor

February 10, 2014


Filed under Opinion

“Chivalry is dead” is a common complaint that young men and women express about today’s dating scene. But when one is expressing discontent over men’s lack of manners towards women it is essential that he or she realizes the difference between chivalry and courtesy. Chivalry is an outdated...

A Professional View

Sean Smart, Executive Editor

December 6, 2013


Filed under Opinion

The Chicago Bulls had high expectations going into this NBA season. Fans had good reason to believe that this could be a special year for the Chicago Bulls. Not only was Derrick Rose returning from an ACL injury which sidelined him for over a year, but the team was expecting big things from Joakim Noah,...

Becca’s Beat

Becca Watters, Executive Editor

December 4, 2013


Filed under Opinion

With Thanksgiving being so late this year, finals week is approaching more quickly than ever before. It’s obvious too. The stress level in school is at an all-time high, and teachers are cramming their last units, novels and projects in before exam preparations. That’s definitely the case for me...

Natural disasters can be prevented with environmental protection

Danielle Schaefer, Managing Editor

December 2, 2013


Filed under Opinion

The tragedy that struck the Philippines in early November has been top priority to many of the clubs, their efforts including fundraising or just sending over anything that they can to help. These typhoons left the country in need of as much as they can get since houses were ruined and thousands were...

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