North hosts Alumni Day to help students learn about college

North hosts Alumni Day to help students learn about college

Jasmine Monda, Sports Editor

January 15, 2020

On Friday, January 10, graduates from Grayslake North attended the very first Alumni Day. Panels of graduates went to junior and senior English classes to discuss life in college. During their interview, they discussed their experience transitioning from high school to college and the new lifestyle t...

School participates in multiple drives

School participates in multiple drives

Michelle Szul, Maggie Walker, Staff Reporter, Sports Editor

December 10, 2019

There are many different opportunities to help support the community. One way that the school is involved with the support is through a multitude of drives throughout the school year, but especially during the holiday season. Soldier Drive The Soldier Drive is a student lead project that was run...

Top Knight competition collects donations

Top Knight competition collects donations

Alexis Rios Ayala, Staff Reporter

December 10, 2019

The first annual Top Knight competition took place on Friday, November 15. Originally named Mr. GNHS, Top Knight was created to promote inclusivity and to overall get more people involved. Completely charity based, this competition consisted of an intro video, lip sync competition, talent showcase,...

Pen and Paper Hosts Annual Coffee House

Pen and Paper Hosts Annual Coffee House

Shalynn Billings, Entertainment Editor

December 10, 2019

Pen and Paper hosted their annual Coffee House event in the black box on December 6 where students got to showcase their writing, musical talent and their artwork. Coffee House had a theme called “Stories by the Fire” this year where they played a nice burning fire on the projector behind the performers. “We...

Black Union finds success in first semester

Black Union finds success in first semester

Brian Kenebrew, Staff Reporter

December 10, 2019

A new club at North has officially begun its pilot phase. The Black Union is one of the newest clubs at North. Similar to Latinos Stand Up, Black Union, also known as BU, aims to involve the entire black community at Grayslake North. The club means many different things to all its members, but one...

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...

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...

Tosic qualifies for State

Tosic qualifies for State

Miranda Rogina, News and Features Editor

November 7, 2019

This year’s cross country season is coming to an end, and the results of Conference really reflected the team’s hard work. “I think looking at the times that were run, we had 20 athletes get season personal records at the Conference meet. We also had five All-Conference athletes and several...

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...

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...

North wins game against Central

North wins game against Central

Rebekah Moncivaiz, Staff Reporter

October 31, 2019

Last Friday night, the 25th of October, the North Knights went against the Central Rams. The game started out with both student sections chanting and hyping each other up as both sections stood in white for the night’s theme white out. Most all students were looking forward to this game espe...

FAFSA Fest held to help students and parents

FAFSA Fest held to help students and parents

Nadia Hernandez, Co- Exceutive Editor

October 20, 2019

North counselors and Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC)  held a FAFSA Fest to provide one on one help to parents and students filling out the FAFSA form. The FAFSA form opened up on October 1st and will close on January 1st, and students are encouraged to fill it out as soon as possible. "The...

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