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To Be Chosen and Loved

To Be Chosen and Loved

By Autumn Todd, Karis Skaggs
February 10
Filed under Newspaper, North Star, Showcase, Videos

“She’s going to die, why waste our time?” Maria Michalski remembers her doctor saying while she was sick with Leukemia, a cancer of the blood. She was living as an orphan in Vladivostok, Russia, and she wasn’t expected to survive under her circumstances. On the other side of the world, Bre...

Senior Greg Portilla Recalls When He First got His Power Wheelchair

Senior Greg Portilla Recalls When He First got His Power Wheelchair

By Karis Skaggs, Newspaper Staff
January 13
Filed under Features, Newspaper, North Star, Paper Day, Showcase

Special education para educator Colleen Songer sits and waits patiently, holding the tray up on senior Greg Portilla’s wheelchair. In the quiet room, all you can hear is clicking every few seconds as Portilla scrolls through the pre-set options on his iPad to give a response to a question. “I was excited to ...

We Are Stressed Out

We Are Stressed Out

December 16
Filed under Newspaper, Showcase, The Big Topic, Uncategorized

Stress is a way of life in high school. There are a wide variety of stressors in our lives, and somehow managing to balance it all can be a challenge. When stress gets the best of us there can be serious consequences--both physical and psychological. Everyone uses different coping mechanisms to deal...

Art Club Brings Joy to Orphans in Other Countries [video]

Art Club Brings Joy to Orphans in Other Countries [video]

By Riley Kampff and Brayton Larson
December 16
Filed under Newspaper, North Star, Paper Day, Videos

Most people from a young age are taught to give, and be open-handed and charitable. That comes with a feeling of accomplishment from doing a good deed. To show that they care, the Art Club has been involved in the Memory Project, where students duplicate portraits of underprivileged children in mu...

Star Wars: The Saga Reborn

Star Wars: The Saga Reborn

By Jamie Hetlage
December 16
Filed under News, Newspaper, North Star, Paper Day

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, there is a planet called Earth. A series named Star Wars has arisen from this planet. Now, Star Wars: Episode VII, The Force Awakens has risen out of the depths to show the beginning of a new chapter. With over 10 years since the last Star Wars film, many pe...

A Project to Remember

A Project to Remember

By Riley Kampff
December 16
Filed under Features, Newspaper, North Star, Paper Day, Showcase

Most people from a young age are taught to give, and be open-handed and charitable. That comes with a feeling of accomplishment from doing a good deed. To show that they care, the Art Club has been involved in the Memory Project, where students duplicate portraits of underprivileged children in multiple f...

Race Toward the Presidency

Race Toward the Presidency

By Sasha Kaganov
December 16
Filed under Newspaper, Opinions, Paper Day, Showcase

On Nov. 8, 2016, the American people will determine the man or woman who will become the 45th President of the United States of America. The man or woman who will lead the country the next four years to become more successful and powerful as a whole. Because the current President, Barack Obama, is ine...

District Decision Dilemmas

District Decision Dilemmas

By Zoe Lawson
December 16
Filed under News, Newspaper, North Star, Paper Day, Showcase

From the introduction and subsequent failure of Proposition Y, the tax levy the district attempted to pass, to new attempts at passing a similar tax levy, and from Pam Sloan’s announcement that she will be retiring at the end of the 2016 school year, to the ensuing search for a suitable replacement, ...

Gun Control? Agree or Disagree

Gun Control? Agree or Disagree

By Anthony Kristensen
November 4
Filed under Newspaper, Showcase

The debate has been long and hard, and it has seemingly gone nowhere. Liberals want them banned, conservatives want nothing of the sort. It keeps getting brought up, especially with the recent events that have transpired in Oregon and Tennessee. This debate is seemingly never ending, and it probably...

Thanksgiving Crossword Puzzle Key

Thanksgiving Crossword Puzzle Key

November 4
Filed under Newspaper

Guess That Baby Key: Mr. Willott, Math Mrs. Maples, Art Mr. Crow, Government Mrs. Holmes, English Mr. Witthaus, Chemistry Mrs. Steep, Assistant Principal

Nov. 14-20 Marks Transgender Awareness Week

Nov. 14-20 Marks Transgender Awareness Week

By Carolynn Gonzalez
November 4
Filed under Newspaper

Transgender people and advocates will come together on Nov. 14 through 20 to celebrate Transgender Awareness Week. This week is dedicated to supporting transgender people everywhere, raising visibility of transgender people and educating the public on this topic. The entire week leads up to the last...

Is Having a Job Helping or Hurting High Schoolers?

Is Having a Job Helping or Hurting High Schoolers?

By Jamie Hetlage and Claire Boenitz
November 4
Filed under Newspaper, Opinions, Showcase

Many students around the school have various jobs from working at Bread Company to Plato’s Closet for the main objective of making money. Entering the workforce young lets people see a glimpse of their future. It lets you learn vital skills you will use later in life such as making money, having a good...

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