Do us all a favor; it’s time to get a room

Published: February 14, 2008

With today being Valentine’s Day, the editorial staff decided to bring something up that has been a problem at North for quite a while. Although it’s listed as a serious offense in the student handbook, anyone is practically guaranteed to see some Public Displays of Affection while walking through the halls at North. Read More »...

A mission trip changes view on life

Published: February 14, 2008

  We Americans take for granted all the great things we have in this country. On Christmas Day I left for a mission to Mexico called “Love Knows No Borders”. Read More »...

Having a dream, keeping a dream, remembering a dream

Published: February 14, 2008

   Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a leader, an activist, a father, a minister, a writer, a prisoner, and most importantly a hero to us all. He had a dream 40 years ago, and that dream is still embedded in many of our minds today.   But the question is: Will the image of King delivering his speech to over two hundred supporters from the steps of th...

Electronics break up communication

Published: February 14, 2008

  Without some sort of electronic, that is. Whether it’s texting, cell phones, MySpace, Facebook, you name it, everybody seems to be talking electronically. What happened to the good old days? Read More »...

Obsession leading away from things that matter most

Published: February 14, 2008

 When I first started playing, it was for fun. Little did I know that it was going to turn into an obsession, a passion. Guitar Hero, you’ve heard of it and you’ve probably played it. But chances are you’ve haven’t played it like me. I suck at it, and I mean really, really suck at it. Read More »...

Don’t change yourself, better yourself

Published: February 14, 2008

  Don’t change yourself better yourself. Read More »

It’s still my word: Learning from the past, looking towards the future

Published: February 14, 2008

  I feel old. Granted, I know I’m not. Within the context of my parents or grandparents, 17 seems quite young. But when I look back at the past three years of high school, and all of the things I’ve been through and learned... yeah... Read More »...

Working at a restaurant teaches life lessons

Published: February 12, 2008

Everyone should work in a restaurant at least one time in his or her life. I feel people look down on servers, bussers, cooks, and hostesses because when it’s mentioned that a person works at a restaurant they usually get a negative reaction. Other people make restaurant employees feel inferior because they assume our job is so easy, but it’s re...

Shewmaker’s love for coffee turns into obsession

Published: January 17, 2008

    To coffee connoisseurs and beverage experts, coffee is classified under a sweet, not bitter, drink. It is said to have over 900 "flavor compounds" and can be one of the greatest things to hit your tongue. If it's good. Read More »...

Morals can be found in strange places

Published: December 13, 2007

  It was the end of the third quarter at the Edward Jones Dome and the Rams were up by one point. The cheerleaders came out and the guys behind me clapped for them – I didn’t. Read More »...

A look in the past can turn a life around

Published: November 15, 2007

    “Hi, I am six. I am 4’3” tall, my hair is brown, my favorite color is pink, and my name is Princess Amy E-lizard-Beth Qualls.”    Obviously I’m not 4’ 3” tall, and I’m not royalty, but not too long ago, I thought I was.    About three Sundays ago, I spent hours looking through old photos in hopes of finding pictures for my seni...

People watching can lead to insight

Published: October 13, 2007

  I like to watch people. I know it sounds weird, but hear me out. Read More »