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Inside the Largest Retailer during COVID-19

Isaiah King, Reporter

September 15, 2020

     The year of 2020 has not been kind to people at all. Many notable people passed away, election tensions are high, and most of all, there is a worldwide pandemic that has been an issue since the beginning of the year. Things have been made easier through new guidelines that allow people to continue t...

How to Stay Busy When You’re Stuck at Home

Maggie Piercy

May 6, 2020

For the past few weeks we have been stuck at home but still (hopefully) staying busy with school. Now, with the year dwindling down and a whole summer ahead of us, we are still stuck at home, now with nothing to do. Here are some ways to keep yourself busy this summer when there are still limited th...

ConFused 2020

April 1, 2020

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7 Ways to Ask Out Your Crush

Ava Mattox, Co-Editor

February 11, 2020

You Have Nothing to Lose Face it, this is high school. If you get rejected, chances are you will never see that person again after you graduate. Also in a school the size of North, you may also never have a class with them again. The embarrassment and pain of rejection will be nothing compared to th...

The Rise of LGBTQ+ Nightlife in the 1920s

Olivia Ryan

February 11, 2020

The roaring twenties was a time of steep ascension for the LGBTQ+ nightlife scene in the United States. The incline having been so significant that even non-LGBTQ+ people went to gay clubs for most of their entertainment.  The trend mainly started with civil balls, or “drag balls” way back in...

The History of Valentine’s Day

The History of Valentine's Day

Bronwen Deckard, Reporter

February 11, 2020

Love or hate Valentine’s Day, it all had to start somewhere. Some link Valentine’s Day’s origins all the way back to Rome as a mid- February holiday. This holiday, called Lupercalia, was made before St. Valentines and celebrated fertility. As a ritual, they would put men and women’s names int...

A Definitive Ranking of Every Sitcom

Maggie Piercy, Co-Editor

January 28, 2020

I have watched a lot of sitcoms in my 17 years. Probably too many. But now I can finally put that knowledge to good use. Here is a ranking of every sitcom that I have watched from worst to best, no spoilers of course.  #10 The Office I know if you have seen the show you probably hate me for this, b...

Tragic Cats

Tragic Cats

Bronwen Deckard, Reporter

January 28, 2020

Spoiler Free “Cats,” directed by Tom Hooper, is a memory I wish I could erase. The movie’s horrifying blend of human and cat looks rushed, like there wasn’t any effort put into it, and the A-list actors and actresses do nothing to help the outcome of this film. The direction of the film w...

Diary From the Ruins of the Apocalypse

Olivia Ryan

January 28, 2020

We all knew the world was going to end someday, right? I bet most people didn’t imagine it happening so fast though. What started out as whispered hopes of finals being canceled quickly escalated to wide-spread panic. At first, people seemed to think that running would help. They quickly realized thi...

We Have Always Lived In The Castle – Book Review

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Gabe Norris, Reporter

November 22, 2019

Book: We Have Always Lived In The Castle Author: Shirely Jackson Genre: Gothic Horror Minimal Spoilers   The short novel We Have Always Lived In The Castle by Shirely Jackson is certainly not one of her works she is most remembered for, such as her short story “The Lottery” and he...

What a Joker!

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Bronwen Deckard, Reporter

October 30, 2019

Joker Movie Review Spoiler free The ‘Joker’ movie is dark yet beautiful. It takes you through Arthur Fleck’s journey of transformation as played by Joaquin Phoenix. Fleck goes from working as a clown performer who dreams of becoming a stand-up comedian but finally morphs into the villainou...

Political Views in Music

Isaiah King, Staff Writer

October 30, 2019

Music is everywhere. 99 percent of the places you go, will have some kind of music. Because music is so widespread, it’s not uncommon for artists to place their political views and ideas into the lyrics to spread knowledge to a listener. But the question is, does this really have an effect on the li...

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