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Niles North High School | Skokie, IL

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Niles North High School | Skokie, IL

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The aid tent for pro-Palestine protestors at Northwestern University.
Pro-Palestinian protests at Northwestern University, University of Chicago meet different fates
Griffin Larson-Erf, Reed Larson-Erf, and Elyana Kachaochana May 17, 2024

The dog, for one, doesn’t seem too concerned about the encampment. The person walking it spares a glance, but then follows the pet, crossing the grass without looking. It’s early evening on a Friday, the sun setting golden over the campus. The...

This is the first time both broods have synchronized in over 221 years.
Cicadapocalypse: Double cicada broods soon to emerge in Illinois
Tenzin Choenyi and Oliver Dreznick May 17, 2024

As summer rolls in, an almost too familiar noise hums in the background. After a long hiatus, the millions of cicadas in Illinois are throwing the ultimate party. Billions of year 13 and 17 year cicadas, part of brood XIII and XIX, are emerging together....

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Congratulations to the retirees of 2025 for all their hard work and dedication to Niles North.
Niles North honors the retiring staff of 2024
North Star Journalism team May 17, 2024

Troy Bennett, Social Studies teacher What key experiences growing up inspired you to pursue a career in education? To be honest with you, I’m sure there are high school...

Andrew Berman Architect Skokie Public Library Project
Need a fun summer project? Go to the Skokie Public Library to DIY
Ivan Shalaev, Reporter • May 17, 2024

Looking to do something fun over the summer? You don’t have to look far, because we have the Skokie Public Library. The library has something for everyone regardless of...

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After four years filled with joyous laughter, community building, and countless unforgettable memories, I have been left to reflect as my North Star News journey comes to an end.
From club to class to community: Penning my final farewell as NSN’s 2023-2024 Editor-in-Chief
Aiden Stanciu, Editor-in-Chief and News Editor • May 17, 2024

Truthfully, if you had told me back on Aug. 31, 2020 that responding to an email from my bedroom desk would completely change the course of my high school career, I would have stared at you in disbelief and called you insane....

A coachs impact: Words make or break the sport
A coach's impact: Words make or break the sport
Annie Tumang, Reviews Editor • May 17, 2024

As a young athlete, something you should always be looking forward to is going to practices and games to be able to see your friends and your coaches, but what happens when you lose your love for the sport because of something...

Students speak out against unity assembly, advocate for summits at May 7 board meeting
Students speak out against unity assembly, advocate for summits at May 7 board meeting
Elyana Kachaochana, Reporter • May 17, 2024

The boardroom buzzed with anticipation as students gathered for the May 7 board meeting of District 219. This meeting was more than just another date on the calendar—it was a pivotal moment for our school community to address...

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Athletes who have participated in a sport for three seasons each school year are awarded the Iron Viking title at the Awards of Distinction every year.
Iron Vikings show off immense dedication after 12 athletic seasons
North Star Journalism team May 17, 2024

Every year during the Awards of Distinction ceremony, athletes who have participated in a sport for three seasons each school year are awarded the Iron Viking title. Five members of the Class of 2024 earned this prestigious...

Boys Volleyball became conference champions for the first time in 26 years after winning against Highland Park.
Boys Volleyball serves up a great season, prepares to face Lake Forest Academy at Regionals
Lolah Slagg, Reporter • May 17, 2024

The supporter-filled bleachers cheered as the boys volleyball team became conference champions for the first time in 26 years following their May 15 win against Highland Park. This accomplishment is both well-deserved and...

A disappointing draft lottery defines another hopeless year for Bulls
A disappointing draft lottery defines another hopeless year for Bulls
Sam Dababneh, Review Editor • May 17, 2024

The Atlanta Hawks had a 3% chance to land the first-overall pick in the 2024 NBA Draft Lottery. The Chicago Bulls had a 2% chance. By some miracle, the Hawks climbed through the late lottery, into the top five, and at last,...

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The theatrical poster for  Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes
The Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes ate
Melissa Morales, Reporter • May 17, 2024

The Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes released on May 8. The movie is 2 hours and 25 minutes long, portraying a science-fiction-type setting. When I first heard about the movie I had my doubts about it. The concept of a kingdom of apes was strange to me but I gave it a shot. The CGI used in the movie is great. You can’t tell what's real or not and some of the captured images are amazing. The...

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The streaming poster for The Idea of You
Love, heartbreak, and drama, all in 'The Idea of You'
Melissa Morales, Reporter • May 17, 2024

The Idea of You came out May 2, starring Anne Hathaway and Nicholas Galitzine, based on a book written by Robinne Lee.  The movie portrays a love affair between a single mother and the lead singer of a popular boy band, which unravels a lot of problems for the family. Anne Hathaway is a great actress who took this character from a book and created it into a real-life person. By her side is Nicholas...

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This summer, an interesting and well-received list of animated kids movies will be released, leaving plenty of entertainment between school years
The top summer movies to see while not thinking about school
James R Prizant, Asst. People Editor • May 17, 2024

It’s time for students and staff to think about some fun things to do over summer now that the school year is almost over. Fortunately for Niles North and its feeder schools, there are some great animated, PG movies to see once the end of May rears its sunny head. For a movie already in theaters, IF, released on May 17, seems like a good and interesting start. Though not entirely animated, this...

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Grace Michaels, Senior
Grace Michaels, Senior
Ayesha Rahman, Reporter • May 17, 2024

What is your name and grade? My name is Grace Michaels and I am a senior at Niles North. What are some for your hobbies? I like to bake, watch...

Jonathan Okon, Paraprofessional
Jonathan Okon, Paraprofessional
Annie Tumang, Reviews Editor • May 17, 2024

What is your name, department, and pronouns? My name is Jonathan Okon. I work in the English Department as a paraprofessional, my pronouns are...

Shaked Bega, Freshman
Shaked Bega, Freshman
James R Prizant, Asst. People Editor • May 17, 2024

What is your name and grade? My name is Shaked Bega and I’m [a] freshman. What are your favorite classes? Well, I like most of my classes....

Mrs. Kannokada
Katie Kannokada, AVID coordinator
Ayesha Rahman, Reporter • May 3, 2024

What’s your name and occupation? My name is Katie Kannokada. I am the AVID coordinator and AVID 12 elective teacher at Niles North. Can...

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