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Niles North High School | Skokie, IL

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Niles North High School | Skokie, IL

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Students observe solar eclipse through special eclipse glasses distributed by the school.
VIDEO: Niles North observes rare solar eclipse
Annie Tumang and Penelope Roewe April 12, 2024

On April 8, students and staff gathered on the football field to watch the solar eclipse. The eclipse appeared in 94 percent totality as observers looked up at the sky, with eclipse glasses on.

D219 has announced the Unity Summit which was set to take place in April has officially been postponed until Fall of 2024
Unity Summit postponed; more time, planning needed
Lily Howard, People Editor, Features editor • April 12, 2024

After much uncertainty regarding the Affinity Summit that was set to be held on Apr. 17, it has officially been confirmed that the Summit is postponed until the Fall of 2024. This decision was made after weeks of attempting to plan the Summit, but ultimately...

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All 12 students who went on the trip in front of a sign after landing in Costa Rica
12 D219 students travel to Costa Rica during Spring Break
Lily Howard, People Editor, Features editor • April 12, 2024

Over spring break 12 students from both Niles North and West went on a 11 day long vacation to Costa Rica. During the trip students stayed in a total of four different cities...

Image of Olivia Rodrigos official promotional picture for the GUTS tour
Olivia Rodrigo "GUTS" world tour encapsulates fans
Tenzin Choenyi, Asst. Opinions Editor • April 12, 2024

Olivia Rodrigo, singer-songwriter-actress released the dates for her “GUTS” world tour in February and it ends on August 7. So it’s been an exceedingly successful first...

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The Affinity Summit has been officially postponed until Fall 2024. With very little time and not enough validation, students were left feeling rushed and had many unanswered questions.
Lessons from the Unity Summit: Listening to students matters
North Star Journalism Team April 12, 2024

In the recent saga of our school’s Unity Summit, the journey from inception to reconsideration unveils a critical lesson: the importance of listening to students.  Initially, the concept sounded noble: a full day devoted...

Finals week is the most stressful time of the year.
Everyone deserves a break especially during the most stressful time of the year, finals week
Melissa Morales, Reporter • April 12, 2024

Getting a long weekend or days off school is the best feeling after working so hard each week, but students need a break before those stressful final days.  After spring break there is a full month and a half of school....

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Senior Ava Le photographed portraits of Uprise members to show the duality of female athletes.
Uprise empowers female athletes, building foundations for next generation
Penelope Roewe, Managing Editor • April 12, 2024

Track star Farah Tawfik poses alongside teammates Josce Jelinek and Annabella Murad in their uniforms, with game faces on. Volleyball players Annaya Santos and Moriah Eaddy smile for the camera, dressed up and holding volleyballs....

Photo Credit: (left to right): Dean Runtz (The Seattle Times), Alyssa Barbieri (Yahoo Sports), Caleb Blake (The Lantern)
It's tempting, but the Bears can't afford to draft a top wide receiver
Sam Dababneh, Review Editor • April 12, 2024

On March 14, Bears GM Ryan Poles finalized a deal that shattered the football world; the Bears would be acquiring superstar wide receiver Keenan Allen from the Chargers for a 4th-round pick. It was a major addition to the...

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Main image of The Antiquarium of Sinister Happenings. Image from Spotify.
A buyer’s guide to The Antiquarium of Sinister Happenings
Reed Larson-Erf, Reporter • April 12, 2024

The Antiquarium of Sinister Happenings is a weekly horror/supernatural narrative anthology podcast, available on Spotify, Apple, and more. (Google provides the full list.) The podcast, which began recording in July of last year, is centered around a mysterious small business–The Antiquarium of Sinister Happenings and Odd Goings-On. The shopkeeper (Stephen Knowles) is our guide to this phantasmagoria...

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An artists rendition of the plot of Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire.
Twin Takes Moderation: Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire–Lively Franchise Addition or Dead on Arrival?
Griffin Larson-Erf, Reed Larson-Erf, and Melissa Morales April 12, 2024

Reed: So, we watched that new movie, Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire… Griffin: And like the specters from the film, that thing was just plain ghastly. Reed: What? G:FE is a hilarious, heartfelt update to the Ghostbusters franchise! And it avoids being cheesy at several key moments! Griffin: And yet at other key moments, the story totally comes apart! Melissa: I thought it was just okay overall. Griffin:...

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Vampire Weekends Only God Was Above Us is a fresh take on their signature sound
Vampire Weekend's 'Only God Was Above Us' is a fresh take on their signature sound
Oliver Dreznick, Reporter • April 12, 2024

Only God Was Above Us is the fifth album released by the massively popular, Grammy award winning indie rock band Vampire Weekend. Forming in 2006 with lead singer Ezra Koenig, guitarist Rostam Batmanglij, drummer Chris Tomson, and bassist Chris Baio, Vampire Weekend has helped define their genre while incorporating Afro-pop, hip hop, and ska into their music. With this new powerfully introspective...

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Noah Majors, Freshman
Noah Majors, Freshman
Lily Howard, People Editor, Features editor • April 12, 2024

What is your name? Noah Majors. What school do you go to? Staley High School in Kansas City, MO. Do you like living in Kansas City? I love...

Emily Wagner a student who goes to Staley High School in Kansas City, MO
Emily Wagner, Sophomore
Lily Howard, People Editor, Features editor • April 12, 2024

What is your name, grade, and pronouns? Emily Wagner, I’m a sophomore. She/they. What school do you go to? Staley High School in the North...

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Rodiyat Aderibigbe, Senior
Gabby Mattison, Reporter • April 12, 2024

Name and Grade? Rodiyat Aderibigbe, Senior What's your favorite high school memory so far? Having a study hall and lunch with my friends....

Grace Graham, Senior
Grace Graham, Senior
Ayesha Rahman, Reporter • April 12, 2024

What is your name and grade? My name is Grace Graham. I’m 18 and a senior in high school. Where are you from? I’m from Skokie, IL What...

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