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Why the BCS Needs Fixing

Why the BCS Needs Fixing

Andrew Keech

January 10, 2013


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

In 1998, the BCS was founded. From the very start critics, coaches and players have been against this post-season method for college football. Let me give some examples of people who have spoken out against this system. Coaches Pete Carrol, Tommy Tuberville and Nick Saban have spoken out against...

Students still apathetic about keeping lunchroom clean

Students still apathetic about keeping lunchroom clean

Brandon Morrison

November 2, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Lunchtime. A time to stretch our legs, sit with friends and eat our share of Otis Spunkmeyer cookies and then some. Another year has begun and students are already getting into the daily motion of chew, swallow and repeat. But with this new school year, an old problem still remains. The bell rings, the...

Football: Districts Start This Week

Football: Districts Start This Week

Andrew Keech

October 9, 2012


Filed under Opinion, Sports, Top Stories

In the Kansas High School Playoff system, every team's last 3 games decide whether or not they make the playoffs or not. Basically, what happened in the first 6 weeks means nothing to any team's post season. You can go 6-0 in the first 6 weeks and lose 2 of your 3 district games and not make the playoffs....

Upperclassmen Diagnosed With “Senioritis”

Aubrey Remy

April 19, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Most underclassmen have noticed the sudden change in seniors’ attitudes. This change can be attributed to the outburst of “senioritis”. It can be defined as the decreased motivation toward studies displayed by students who are nearing the end of their high school careers. I know that personal...

Increasing Student Involvement at North is a Priority

Andrew Keech

January 18, 2012


Filed under Opinion

There are many things a kid could get involved in here at North. We have a fantastic NJROTC program, a great yearbook staff, and our sports teams are bringing people together every new season. It’s only high school, right? Kids are only going to be here for four years of their lives. Why waste this...

First really is the best

Brandon Morrison, Coeditor

December 2, 2011


Filed under Opinion

North has experienced it’s first month of the school year. For the first time students have walked into this building, books are being cracked open and the future is becoming very real to many students. Now is the time of firsts for students and faculty at North. Now is the time to start improving...

There is no reason for complaining

Brandon Morrison, Coeditor

December 1, 2011


Filed under Opinion

As students have noticed, the corny and informative announcements are no longer being presented near the end of North’s third and fourth blocks. This is making the usually difficult task of informing students of things much more difficult.  Now two months into the school year nothing but complaining...

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