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Brewing up a Ruling

Brewing up a Ruling

Riley Sims, Co-Editor-in-Chief

May 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

As a result of recent studies linking acrylamide, a chemical produced when coffee beans are roasted, to cancer, a California judge ruled on March 29, that coffee must come with a cancer warning label. The ruling comes from a lawsuit filed by the Council for Education and Research on Toxics in 2010. Sta...

Haircut for a Cause

Haircut for a Cause

Karla Romero, Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 1, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Last November, Special Education teacher Mrs. Michelle Sargent came back from Thanksgiving break with shorter hair. She’d donated the rest to Locks of Love in honor of her dear departed friend, Ms. Shannon Odom. “You can also donate money to them,” Sargent said. “Locks of Love is great becau...

Remembering Special Education Teacher Ms. Shannon Odom

Remembering Special Education Teacher Ms. Shannon Odom

Karla Romero, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 3, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

After battling breast cancer for seven years, Special Education teacher Shannon Odom passed away on Aug. 4, 2016. During the 2015-16 school year, Odom continued to work at North, despite her deteriorating condition. Many students grew to love and cherish her. As a result, the 2015 Pink Out pep rally...

Teacher’s positivity helps him power through

Teacher’s positivity helps him power through

Brittany Davis, Reporter

April 20, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase

The room is in semi-darkness. The light from the computer screens allow the students to type their web design notes. The teacher laughs and jokes with his students about the notes – and his arm. Technology teacher Greg Morrissey has only one arm, but he is not one to pity himself. “Within a year...

Student shaves hair to donate to charity

Student shaves hair to donate to charity

Lillian Tram, Photographer

November 21, 2014


Filed under Features, Showcase

Walking into the room, she anticipates what others might say to her. The teacher asks her to take off her beanie. Reluctantly, she pulls it off, and the room is filled with shocked faces. Sophomore Cecilia Nguyen shaved all of her hair and donated it to Locks of Love, an organization to support kids...

Student reflects on losing friend, moving on

Alma Lopez, Assistant Editor

November 26, 2013


Filed under In-Depth

On her first day of high school, she sees girls hugging and reuniting with friends and telling each other what they did over the summer. She imagines what it would be like if her friends were here with her like they planned. The summer before she started high school, sophomore Monserrat Casas found out...