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A Story of Safe Recovery: Jayme Closs Found After 88 Days Missing

A Story of Safe Recovery: Jayme Closs Found After 88 Days Missing

Emily Stocksdale, Editor-in-Chief

January 26, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

It is the stuff of horror movies: Jayme Closs, a 13-year-old girl from rural Wisconsin, was abducted by a stranger after witnessing the murder of both parents, and she was held for 88 days in a remote house in the woods. For months, thousands of law enforcement officers and volunteers searched the sta...

NFHS Participates in “Week of Kindness”

NFHS Participates in “Week of Kindness”

Leilani Gibbons, Features Editor

March 6, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

During this past month of February, NFHS’s Student Council hosted daily events to celebrate the national “Random Acts of Kindness” week from Feb. 13 to 16. As they helped to spread joy and kindness throughout the school, there were various opportunities for students to get involved in showing appreciation...

Flint Not Forgotten

Flint Not Forgotten

Ashton Bruce, Staff Writer

February 10, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

After the recent water crisis in Flint, Michigan appeared out of nowhere in the spring of 2014, a massive news story that dominated many journalistic sources, people were shocked to find out the statistics behind Flint and the government corruption, along with the horrible sanitation issues in which...

Treasury Department Adds Harriet Tubman to $20 Bill

Treasury Department Adds Harriet Tubman to $20 Bill

Matthew McFadden, Staff Writer

May 11, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

Since 1928, President Andrew Jackson, a war hero who owned slaves and signed the Indian Removal Act, has graced the twenty dollar bill.  However, the United States Department of the Treasury has announced that Harriet Tubman, who escaped slavery and helped over 60 people escape from slavery through t...

Debates Are Coming Up Soon

Debates Are Coming Up Soon

Bailey Young, Staff Writer

September 10, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

With 2016 rolling up, the presidential candidates prepare themselves to run for office. Elections have everything to do with disagreeing, arguing, and rivals. Some people want republicans to win this election, and other people want Democrats to win this election. Citizens predict who will win, who will...

North Students Place in FBLA Competition

North Students Place in FBLA Competition

Austin McIntosh, Staff Writer

March 27, 2015


Filed under School, Showcase

Congratulations to Ethan Davis and Cameron Wright for placing at the FBLA State Leadership Conference in Atlanta on March 21. Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is a national career student association for students in grades 7-12, who are interested in business or education careers. Davis placed...

The True Story Behind American Sniper

The True Story Behind American Sniper

Rhiannon Martin, Staff Writer

March 24, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase

By now, everybody has either seen the new Bradley Cooper movie 'American Sniper' or at least heard bits and pieces of the true story behind the deadliest sniper in American history. Chris Kyle, who completed four tours in Iraq, had a confirmed kill rate of 160 out of a possible 255 kills. His statistics...

LSSU Bans Words for 2015

LSSU Bans Words for 2015

Natalie Wilson, Features Editor

March 3, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase

For the 40th year in a row, a tradition stared by W. T. Rabe, former public relations director at Lake Superior State University, carries itself on with increasing popularity. In 1975, Rabe and a few friends created a list of over-used, grammatically incorrect and generally useless words and phrases...

Measles Outbreak in the United States

Measles Outbreak in the United States

Ben Bramblett, Staff Writer

February 13, 2015


Filed under Friday Links, Showcase

The Measles have spread in 14 states including Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Oregon, New York, Nebraska, Texas, South Dakota, Pennsylvania, Washington, Utah, and Texas. The current outbreak originated in Orange County, California, home of the famed Disney Land amusement...

Double Tightrope Walking World Record Achieved

Double Tightrope Walking World Record Achieved

Jack Kern, Staff Writer

December 1, 2014


Filed under Friday Links, Showcase

This past Sunday, November 2nd, professional tightrope walker, Nik Wallenda conquered what he calls his “greatest feat to date.” Wallenda achieved not one but two Guinness World Records by walking the tightrope over the Chicago skyline twice, back-to-back. The first record was for the “Highest Inc...

Riot Outbreak in Ferguson, Missouri

Lacy Hamilton, Editor in Chief

October 14, 2014


Filed under Editor's Picks, Showcase

Riots began in Ferguson, Missouri on Saturday, August 9, 2014 after the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed 25 year old African American student. He was shot by Darren Wilson, one of the Caucasian officers of Ferguson.[1] Not only is the allegedly wrongful death of Brown a major conflict, but also racis...

Poverty Prevention: Has the United States Made Progress?

Poverty Prevention: Has the United States Made Progress?

Lacy Hamilton, Editorials Editor

May 13, 2014


Filed under Friday Links, News

Over the past decade, modern developed countries have taken great leaps in order to lessen the percentage of their population under the poverty line. Significantly, Latin America has made tremendous progress in reducing extreme financial crisis among the Latin population. The World Bank, a United Nations financial institut...

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