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North Central voices in the crowd

Attention all who feel underrepresented in North Central Publications! North Central Voice In The Crowd is a new feature in The Northern Lights in which students not in Print and Online Media class can...

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Hand dryers really blow

  The overall bathroom experience at North Central is about as enjoyable as a colonoscopy. For starters the toilet paper is glorified sandpaper. Then once you’re done and go to wash your hands (I’m...

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Should AP Tests Be Optional?

Many students take at least one advanced placement or AP class. But some students who take these classes do not take the AP test at the end of the year. The whole point of...

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Summer Concert Preview

With summer coming up there’s no better way to spend the hot days than outside vibing to good music with friends. It’s almost summer concert season and tickets are available for purchase. Wondering who...

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Why the NBA Playoffs are Too Long

There is a part in the movie “Baseketball,” directed by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, where legendary sports broadcaster Dan Patrick tells the audience something along the lines of, “We have...

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Sophomores Attend Anti-Trump Science Rally

Sophomores and fraternal twins, Grace and David Geeganage attended a march downtown for science on April 22. The march concerned Trump’s new budget cuts that may affect research and science-based activities. “I was advocating...

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MYP Personal Project Preview

Last fall, the sophomore class started on a school-wide International Baccalaureate MYP project known as the Personal Project. After an almost eight month process of work and meetings for the project, students are just...

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Why Seniors Should Be Excused From Finals

Dear administrators, Seniors should not have to take finals. If you’ve made it to second semester senior year, you’ve proven yourself already. You’ve taken all your standardized tests including the SAT or ACT, passed...

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Students Prepare for Upcoming Net Night

By Katie Manion and Maggie O’Donnell Each year for the past eight years, Key Club, All for Children Club and AVID work together to put on a fundraiser to support the fight against malaria...