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Cougs on the Rise

Cougs on the Rise

Sydney Piercy, Reporter

September 18, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Sports

Last Friday, in  the most publicized and attended high school football game in Bloomington, the North football team came head to head with South. South triumphed over North this year, the final score resting at 49 for the Panthers and 20 for the Cougars. However, this game was much more equally match...

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...

R Is For Respect

April 17, 2017


Filed under News

All around the school, fliers have been popping up. Spread the Word to End the Word, they read, accompanied by a group of smiling teenagers sporting the slogan “I took the Pledge to promote respect!”   Not many have taken notice, but the fliers are trying to send a message. The word they ...

Women’s History Month: Honoring Hardworking Women Then and Now

Tracy Lamptey, Reporter

April 11, 2017


Filed under News

March is National Women’s History Month. Here at North, librarian Ms. Yoho and assistant principals Dr. Mobley and Ms. Anderson decided to celebrate Women’s History Month by honoring some of the women here in our own community. Dr. Mobley and Ms. Anderson created tutorials when women in the Bl...

Teacher Reflects on Tragic Accident Involving the Death of Bloomington Teen

Teacher Reflects on Tragic Accident Involving the Death of Bloomington Teen

Frances Sheets, Reporter

March 8, 2017


Filed under News

On Tuesday, Feb. 21, 18-year-old Anthony Andrews, known to friends as Big Byrd, was fatally shot in the neck at his friend’s home on South Camden Dr. Andrews was a senior at Bloomington High School South, having transferred from North earlier this year. Mr. Philbeck, North teacher, taught And...

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...

Islamic Youth Group Stays Active and Hopeful for Peace

Islamic Youth Group Stays Active and Hopeful for Peace

Jacob Taylor, Editor-In-Chief

February 23, 2017


Filed under News

Even before walking into Bloomington’s local Islamic Center, you can sense an aura of peace surrounding the mosque. There’s a nearby neighborhood, a playset outside the mosque, and people coming in and out of the busy center. The people walking around chat away, children are laughing while pl...

Humans of Bloomington

Humans of Bloomington

Frances Sheets, Reporter

February 16, 2017


Filed under News

In Oct., 2015, a member of the Islamic Center of Bloomington was sitting outside of Sofra Cafe when she was brutally attacked by a college student. “With cries of ‘white power,’ he slammed her head into the table as he tried to forcibly remove her headscarf,” reads the ‘About’ page on the Ope...

North Students Weigh in on Inauguration Day

Kristen Bills, Reporter

February 2, 2017


Filed under News

The inauguration from one U.S. President to another is a historical event that citizens get to take part in every four years. For the past two months, Donald Trump has been preparing for this day. “Every four years, we gather on these steps to carry out the orderly and peaceful transfer of power...

Hoosier Hills Wins First Place in Engine Competition

Melissa Brooks, Reporter

January 31, 2017


Filed under Features, News

An engine built by students of Hoosier Hills Career Center (HHCC) won first place a Dyno Engine competition held at Ivy Tech in Terre Haute, Indiana. This year’s event marked the second consecutive win for a team from HHCC’s automotive technology class. The team spent several school days and even...

Government Class Raises Money to Purchase Solar Panel for North

Mary Cashman, Reporter

December 20, 2016


Filed under Features, News

In Mr. Balasko’s Honors Government class, students could expect to go on a field trip to get some first hand experience; instead, he decided to shake things up. Anything the class wanted to change about the school was fair game for their new project. They decided on getting the school a Solar ...

Through the Eyes of their Daughter: Undocumented Parents Forge a New Life for their Children

Through the Eyes of their Daughter: Undocumented Parents Forge a New Life for their Children

December 20, 2016


Filed under News

*Name has been changed.   Jane Doe* lives an almost typical American teenage life. She spends her days attending high school and hanging out with friends. But there is one thing that separates Doe from many of her classmates. Doe’s parents have lived in the United States undocumen...

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