Sammy Keyes Series Review

Sammy Keyes Series Review

October 28, 2016

The Sammy Keyes series is a mystery comedy series. It’s about Sammy, a teenage girl who is always somehow sidetracked and gets herself into a lot of unnecessary trouble by being an amateur “detective” and catching bad guys. Throughout the series, it talks about Sammy’s background, school life, ridic...

Music Genres and Their Powerful Influence

Music Genres and Their Powerful Influence

October 28, 2016

Music is the universal language of mankind. -Henry Wadsforth Longfellow, American poet There is an endless number of quotes which spout the beauty, importance, and ethereal quality of music. This is because music has been a large part of most societies for thousands of years. Believe it or not...

Young April: Follow Up

Young April: Follow Up

October 28, 2016

Tuesday October 11, was the opening night of Northeast High School's fall play Young April. This was the 75th anniversary of the first play ever performed at Northeast. Anyone who was there can tell you that there was not a dull moment throughout the entire play. Junior Madison Klutts, who played Mrs...

Purple as an additional color for Northeast

Purple as an additional color for Northeast

October 28, 2016

“When Northeast was established, three communities came together-- Bethany, Havelock, and UNI Place. When those three communities came together, they needed to decide what the school colors were going to be, but they didn’t come to a decision. So when they started, they said, ‘We’re just goi...

The True Horror of Halloween: Offensive Halloween Costumes

The True Horror of Halloween: Offensive Halloween Costumes

October 28, 2016

As the fall season arrives, Halloween shops begin to open. Inside are racks upon racks of colorful outfits, props, and accessories, overly priced and cheaply made. Every year, there are a majority of the same costumes with a few new ones here and there to appeal to new trends and obsessions. One asp...

The Internet and life

The Internet and life

October 28, 2016

18 years ago, on September 27, Google was launched. It’s hard to think of a life before you could Google anything and everything. It’s safe to say the internet has had a large impact on modern life. The internet is used everyday for almost everything. Life just wouldn’t be the same without it. Societ...

Green Sea Turtles

Green Sea Turtles

Fatima Al-Sammak, Editor-in-Chief

October 28, 2016

I’m sure everyone has heard of the little rhyme “Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492.” But not many have heard about the set of islands he also happened to stumble upon in 1503. On those islands were some of the most amazing creatures to have ever been discovered; green sea turtles. These beauti...

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Fatima Al-Sammak, Editor-in-Chief

October 28, 2016

It’s not even a surprise anymore to see students walking through the hallways with their heads bent down, scrolling through their phones. Whether it’s because they’re talking to their friends or scrolling through their news feeds, most of those students will most likely be on some sort of social...

Kneeling During the National Anthem

Kneeling During the National Anthem

October 28, 2016

In a country built on taking from minorities, from taking Native Americans land to slavery, the oppression of minorities is still a hot topic debated today. The oppression and racism that the black community faces, to this day, is something much of the country has grown tired of. To protest this, something...

Standardized Tests: Are they an accurate measurement?

Standardized Tests: Are they an accurate measurement?

October 26, 2016

Studying for a test is crucial for being successful. Tests represent how much a student knows. Standardized testing makes it so that the test is the same level of difficulty for every student. This allows anyone to take the test and represents how much they have learned. But how effective are these te...

How Eating Healthy Can Make You Smarter

How Eating Healthy Can Make You Smarter

October 26, 2016

You have nothing to do right now so you check your grades in the gradebook, big mistake. It’s all Cs and Ds, you wonder if there’s anything besides studying that can help. While working hard and studying in advance is crucial, eating healthy can also help boost your grades. Did you know that e...

Animals in School

Animals in School

October 26, 2016

Walking through the door to your elementary classroom, seeing a ferret or hamster sitting on the window ledge just made your day ten times better. Did you know that having a furry or scaly companion in school is more than just cuteness overload? Animals can benefit students in unexpected ways. The ori...

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