Articles in the People Category
By Brianna Schoonover
The month of April is Anti-Bullying Month and many teachers and even some students have tried to increase awareness.
Many of us don’t think of bullying as an issue if we are not directly affected by the taunting. Unfortunately in our society, it is an issue whether we want to believe it or not. Kids are teased and harassed every day whether it’s on an elementary school playground, or in these very halls of North Star.
As all of you may have heard, “ favorited,” “retweeted”, or even marked as …
By Sarah Wetzel
Movies like “Grease” and “High School Musical” set the precedent for high schoolers. As pre-teens, we see movies like these and aspire to be a part of the “in-crowd” just like Sandy Olsson, or we desire to be the captain of the basketball team like Troy Bolton. Then, we begin to dream of what our high school experience will be like, and we imagine going to games and pep rallies and having all the best school spirit in the world. It’s safe to say some schools in rural …
North Star’s National Honors Society will support the Stand for the Silent movement with an event on Friday, April 26 as a part of National Anti-Bullying Month
By Jody Vuong
I’m sure most of you have heard this buzzing around the halls of North Star recently, but most probably don’t know exactly what it is.
Stand for the Silent was started in 2010 by Kirk and Laura Smalley in memory of their son, Ty Field- Smalley. Their son was 11 years old when he took his own life after being suspended from school …
By Drew Sallinger
Fast pace life is always accompanied with other things that tend to be just as fast. Fast pace, fast cars, and fast food.
Everyday we have a half hour to sit in the Bayou and enjoy our lunches, but not everyone decides eat at school. If you happen to be an upperclassmen and are allowed to venture off campus to get something to eat, then you always have a choice where it is you want to go. With all of the fast food joints within such a close proximity …
Where’s Mr. North Star?!
By Jody Vuong
Third time’s the charm, right? Wrong. Will our annual Mr. North Star male pageant come to an end? Probably not, but we do know that none of our wonderful Gator men will be taking the stage this year.
For the past two years, North Star has hosted their very own male pageant, Mr. North Star. All proceeds were always donated to the Make-AWish Foundation and both years were quite successful. Last year, Student Council donated over $1,000 dollars to Make-A-Wish. If Mr. North Star was so …
North Star Student Not Afraid to Set Trends
By Kenzye Merryman and Shelbey White
When you think of style what do you imagine? The cutest outfit on the mannequin in the store, or something that you put together yourself?
Everyone is different when it comes to deciding what to wear as you get ready for the rest of your day. Everyone can be unique because there is no limit on style.
Sophomore Mercades Down has a unique look every single day. She dresses cute, but different than your average high school girl. “I don’t …
By Sarah Wetzel
The days leading up to winter break were days spent planning. We planned what we’d do on Christmas, where we’d go on the boring days, and, most importantly, what we were going to do on New Year’s Eve. We all told stories about going out to parties or getting together with all our friends to celebrate the new year.
Movies and TV shows have set that precedent for us, and we assume that’s what’s expected. However, what most people did when that clock struck midnight was quite different from …
By Christina Nevitt/Gator Galaxy Advisor
It was an important day at Campbell Elementary School today. It was the school’s first Coyote Pride Assembly of the year. An assembly that honors students in each grade level for their hard work and citizenship in and out of the classroom.
Campbell students were also surprised with some special guests. Olympian Jordan Larson was on hand, and spoke to the students about setting goals and working hard to achieve those goals. She said she started setting her goals to become an Olympic athlete at the age …
By Mikayla Cruickshank
The weather was just perfect the whole night of Halloween. I was dressed in a brown dress with boots to look like I was Pocahontas. Each of my friends were dressed as a Disney Princess. Our age didn’t stop us from going out to trick-or-treat. We dressed up along with the all the young kids, who were running around on sugar highs and attempting to run away from their parents to get more candy.
Many people around the month of October are freaking out because they have no idea …
Teachers still having to deal with tardies at North Star
By Emalee Henning
For years, North Star students have been receiving tiny pink slips reminding them that they need to serve lunch detention for being tardy to class. So why did administration change the lunch detention policy? And, how exactly has it changed?
Lunch detention is still available as a consequence to everyone, but the main focus is on the freshmen. Why? Some teachers say it’s to make sure they’re accountable for being late to classes, but other teachers still don’t agree.
Freshman science …