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An Introduction to the New Administration

Tamara Brown, Reporter

October 6, 2017


Filed under Features

Halfway through the second term, you’re possibly already up to your ears in essays, worksheets, math problems, and tests that you didn’t even know you had. Post- first report card and with football season wrapping up, it feels like this school year is in full swing, but you may still be asking your...

New Principal Brings Controversial Changes to North

Frances Sheets, Editor, Reporter

September 18, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Since Michael Akers replaced Jeff Henderson as the principal of Bloomington High School North, the changes brought on by his administrative team have been accompanied by tension and student upset. According to George Morpurgo, senior class president, there are two main causes of upset. The fi...

The New Theater Teacher

September 18, 2017


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Anyone can learn theater, but the passionate learn from the passionate. “My motto is ‘Theater is Life.’ I can literally connect anything from theater to life, and vice versa.” Mr. Steckbeck, the new theater teacher said. Grant Steckbeck taught for four years at Silvercreek High School...

The Senior Plague

Mary Cashman, Reporter

May 10, 2017


Filed under Features

Senioritis: The dreaded affliction that has spread through schools all across the country, even North. After college applications are submitted is the perfect, and most common, time for it to strike. Seniors are the prime target of the horrible disease. Senioritis is defined as the loss of will to...

The Fight for My Health

The Fight for My Health

Anonymous, Reporter

May 8, 2017


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Something is wrong. What’s wrong with me? I can’t keep my hands still. Why are my shoulders so tight? I’m about to faint. Oh god my stomach I’m about to scream from the pain. I need help. Why can’t I speak? Its okay I’m just nervous, calm down. Deep breath. What if I faint? No you won’t,...

A Firsthand Look at Teen Homelessness

A Firsthand Look at Teen Homelessness

Lydia Freeman, Contributor

April 17, 2017


Filed under Features, News

Sitting in the conference room of the main office of Bloomington High School North, an anonymous student pushes her hair back behind her right ear nervously and chews her chocolate muffin lightly, shifting her eyes around the room. If you saw her at the grocery or the public library, it wouldn’t...

North Theatre Performs “Machinal” for Spring Play

North Theatre Performs “Machinal” for Spring Play

Sydney Piercy, reporter

April 11, 2017


Filed under Features

A woman struggling to conform to the machine-like world of New York City in the 1920s. A heat of passionate murder. And the story of the first woman to get the electric chair. Machinal is a play about oppression, conformity, and how free spirits often get caged in the machine-like ways of society. In...

The Winter Sickness: The North Version

Tracy Lamptey, Reporter

March 24, 2017


Filed under Features

There was a spike in the number of students that went home last month, February. Photo Credit: Sydney Piercy       If you have that lingering feeling of sickness, then you’re not alone. Students and teachers at North have been getting sick, much more than customa...

Broken But Healing: How I’m Moving Past My Sexual Assault

Annonymous

March 24, 2017


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It was never supposed to be like this. I’m a junior now, but it all started in the sixth grade when I was first sexually assaulted. I was with a friend whose babysitter also babysat me. I started hanging out with the babysitter a lot because my mom was in and out of my life so much. He started ...

Growing Up Mormon

Kristen Bils, Reporter

February 24, 2017


Filed under Features, Opinion

“So how many mom’s do you have?” This is one of the questions people ask me when I tell them I’m a Latter-Day Saint (LDS) or Mormon. I don’t understand this stigma, as it happened over a hundred years ago and we haven’t practiced polygamy (plural marriage) since. The Mormon church techn...

Behind the Curtain of Muslim Culture

Cece Burton, Reporter

February 23, 2017


Filed under Features, Opinion

Growing up and being taught to accept everyone is something that was beat into my head. Don’t judge someone by their race. Stay humble and be nice to everyone. If someone is less fortunate, then don’t judge them by their appearance. I was praised for loving everyone and accepting everyone for who ...

Power Behind the Hijab

Power Behind the Hijab

Sydney Piercy, reporter

February 23, 2017


Filed under Features, News

A woman walks down the street with only her face showing beneath her hijab. Her stride is confident and calculated, and she walks with grace and power.     On the opposite side of the street, another woman glances at the time on her watch. Her well-muscled arms are covered with tattoos, cle...

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