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Behind the scenes at this year’s Fall Drama

A group of students sit in a semi-circle in the choir room: they share memories from past productions and laugh at inside jokes.  Producer Debbie Goodkin steps forward and says, “I was never too good at making speeches,” to which sophomore Matt Zupancic replies, “Yeah, you were never too good at speech and drama.”  In unison, the actors say “Oohhh!” […]

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North students rally behind administrator

—by Liam Knox & David Yaffe-Bellany— A July Student Council campaign to prevent the involuntary transfer of North vice principal Melissa Levine generated a groundswell of community support, including hundreds of petition signatures and emails protesting the move, as students and teachers united around a popular administrator known for her helpfulness and flexibility. The weekend before the July 22 WW-P […]

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Students flock to Homecoming dance after week of costumes, celebration

—by Michael Bamford & Ally Santa Maria— After a week of school spirit and a triumphant football game, students gathered in the gym on Saturday October 11 for the annual Homecoming dance, where they  danced to music, played Dance Dance Revolution videogame and munched on food. This year’s Homecoming was a little different from last year’s: there was a new DJ, DDR, […]

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Tutus, talent and trig at Mr. North

The annual Mr. North performance was held in the auditorium at 7 PM on Saturday, April 26.  Michael Leung won the title of Mr. North, and seniors Durgesh Prusty and Adam Kercheval finished second and third, respectively. This year’s show was themed “King of the Jungle”; the opening video featured all of the contestants clad in animal costumes and included […]

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With elections out of the way, the Executive Board looks to the future

Anxiety and apprehension settled over the school on the first Friday of May, as students voted for candidates and awaited the election results of student council’s new executive board.  In the final minutes of sixth block, the new officers were announced:  rising senior Ambika Nair as president; rising junior Kavya Pochiraju as vice president; rising senior Zeki Oduro as secretary; […]

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North Biology pilot program tossed in favor of direct instruction

More than 150 angry parents crowded North’s Media Center at a March 13 Coffee with the Principal meeting to voice their outrage over what they viewed as a failed experiment: the district’s radical new pilot program for North’s freshman biology, which left many students discouraged from pursuing the subject, their grades in shambles. On March 21, superintendent David Aderhold sent […]