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Online Knowledge Master’s Open on Dec. 7

Online Knowledge Master’s Open on Dec. 7

By Sammie Herr, North Star Staffer
December 7
Filed under News, Showcase

The Knowledge Master's Open is an online competition that takes place every fall and every spring. Spectra teacher Jon Travis is sponsoring and hosting the event on Dec. 7. The competition starts in seventh hour and goes until 2:30 p.m, in room thirteen. “As a group our goal is to always try to...

Ben Ra: The Unsung District Hero

Ben Ra: The Unsung District Hero

By Bennett Smallwood, North Star Co-Editor in Chief
April 28
Filed under Features, Showcase

Call after call. Request after request. And when technological problems arise in the school that no one knows how to solve, District Technician Benjamin Ra is there to help. Ra is seen throughout the school every day, from Jon Travis’ room to the business department, fixing problems to keep student...

Counselors Discuss Motives for Suicide and How to Help

Counselors Discuss Motives for Suicide and How to Help

By Claire Boenitz, North Star Staffer
March 16
Filed under Showcase, The Big Topic

Suicide is an issue that devastates, shocks and perplexes. Many people wonder what drives a person to do such a thing to both themselves and the people around them. Bullying, mental illness, loss, substance abuse, family situations and exposure to suicide - whether through the Internet or direct exp...

A Career in Art Animation

A Career in Art Animation

By Noah Slaughter
January 13
Filed under Features, Showcase

Senior Caleb Black often draws attention because of his constant doodling and animated personality, so it came as no surprise to many friends early in high school when he first expressed interest in attending art school. Since then, he has applied to art programs nationwide, including Rhode Island School...

Web Blocks: Friend or Foe?

Web Blocks: Friend or Foe?

April 11
Filed under Features, Paper Day

   Calculus teacher Steve Willott finishes showing an example of a new concept on the board. Can anyone find me a different method to do this? Students search through their textbooks and notes in an attempt to find the answer. According to Willott, the only problem with this is that he would like studen...

Obama’s Back to School speech raises fewer concerns

September 17
Filed under News

President Obama gave a publicly broadcasted speech today to students regarding the importance of their future education. While this raised little concern among parents across the nation, the same could not be said of Obama’s speech last year. According to Spectra teacher Jon Travis, the main cause of t...

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