Sam Mwakasisi
Sam Mwakasisi is the Editor-in-Chief of North Star News. He is a senior, and this is his third year with North Star. He is involved in Film Club, Mental Health Education Club, and Outspoken (Poetry Club). He has a passion for creative expression and in his spare time enjoys either consuming or creating art. He enjoys poetic songwriting, beat-making, and crafting screenplays, and also hopes to study music technology and computer science in the future. 👽

Sam Mwakasisi, Editor-in-Chief

May 18, 2019
Samuel Mwakasisi (Story)
May 06, 2019
Third annual Film Fest keeps it reel (Story)
May 03, 2019
Industry plants: Sowing seeds in a culture of “counterfeits” (Story)
Feb 06, 2019
Alum-inescence: Jason Mormolstein (Story)
Jan 25, 2019
James Blake assumes form in astute fourth (Story)
Jan 18, 2019
Concerning Amazon, the world’s new biggest company (Story)
Dec 19, 2018
Sounds for snowfall II: A wintertime playlist (Story)
Dec 06, 2018
The power of the pupils: Closeup on student clubs (Story)
Dec 03, 2018
Meet the Staff: NSN 2018-19 (Story)
Nov 24, 2018
808s & Heartbreak: 10 years later (Story)
Nov 20, 2018
Stan Lee: What he did, and what he means (Story)
Oct 22, 2018
Fall fun is forte of band and choir in upcoming concert (Story)
Oct 10, 2018
Admins supervise freshman study halls (Story/Media)
Sep 28, 2018
Edwards goes northward with senior lunches (Story)
Sep 19, 2018
Alum-inescence: Alethea Busch (Story)
May 15, 2018
12 years later: Burial’s self-titled album (Story)
Apr 17, 2018
Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. wins Pulitzer Prize: Is it worth it? (Story)
Apr 06, 2018
Sultry sounds for Jazz Appreciation Month (Story)
Apr 05, 2018
Lo-fi hip-hop: Fresh or fad? (Story)
Feb 16, 2018
Reactions to Black Panther: The mess behind the marvel (Story)
Feb 10, 2018
20 years later: In the Aeroplane Over the Sea (Story)
Feb 07, 2018
12 years later: J Dilla’s Donuts (Story)
Jan 14, 2018
To handle with kid gloves: The H&M blame game (Story)
Dec 19, 2017
North Star News editors pick their favorite bops of 2017 (Story)
Sep 11, 2017
Thank you 4 your service: A Tribe Called Quest bids funky farewell with final show (Media)
Mar 14, 2017
The game’s not over: Saw Legacy and the sequelitis problem (Story)
Mar 09, 2017
Boys’ swimming and diving makes a splash with titles and broken records (Story)
Feb 13, 2017
2017 Coming Together in Skokie: The fascinating facets of Chinese culture (Story)
Jan 18, 2017
The Emoji Movie: Is it really a bad apple? (Story)
Jan 13, 2017
A globe more golden: Meryl Streep’s political statement (Story)
Dec 20, 2016
Samuel Gwamaka Mwakasisi (Story)
Dec 07, 2016
The wrong ghost in the shell: How does casting affect a film? (Story)
Dec 01, 2016
The Presidential Medal of Freedom: 2016’s rightful recipients (Story)
Nov 23, 2016
NSN Audio Story: Father dearest (Story)
Nov 15, 2016
The pantheon’s performers: Will current musicians be remembered? (Story)
Oct 31, 2016
Pixel-perfect pupils: The advantages of a tech-integrated school (Story)
Oct 13, 2016
Latino Night: A night of cultural celebration (Story)
Oct 09, 2016
Niles North’s famous alumni: Keeping the Viking legacy strong (Story)
Oct 06, 2016
Fall Job Fair: The sunny days end, the money days begin (Story)
Oct 01, 2016
The celebrity’s curse: The side effects of a life in the spotlight (Story)
Sep 24, 2016
Peer pressure: The good, the bad, and the ugly (Story)
Sep 13, 2016
Sophomore Night: The first bricks on the road to college (Story)
Sep 09, 2016
What makes a good teacher: Connecting with your inner student (Story)
Sep 07, 2016
Bark for Life: Canines against cancer (Story)
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