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The North Star is the recipient of the NSPA Best of Show Award Seventh Place 2017, Fifth Place 2016, Second Place 2015, Fourth Place 2014, 2013, Second Place 2012, Fourth Place 2010, Tenth Place 2007, Third Place 2006, Fifth Place 2004, First Place 1998, the Riverside Inspirational Youth of the Month award for October 2009, the NSPA All-American Award 2012, 2002, the NSPA Special Edition Best of Show Eighth Place 2002, the Los Angeles Times High School Journalism Awards Third Place Award 2002, International First Place Quill and Scroll award 2007, 2004, 2002, 1996, The Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Medalist 2009, Silver Crown 2010, 2003, the Overall Design Second Place, the JEANC Multicultural Journalism Award 1995, the American Scholastic Press Association First Place with Special Merit 1996, 1993, First Place award 1998, 1995, the Inland JEA First Place Sweepstakes 1998 and Second Place Sweepstakes 1996, 1990. The North Star is a non-profit publication created by the Journalism students of John Wesley North High School, 1550 Third Street, Riverside, California, 92507. The telephone number is (951) 788-7311, x 63117. The North Star is printed by Gardena Valley News Web Offset Printing Press and has a circulation of 2000. Letters to the editors are welcome and encouraged. Letters should be accompanied by a full name and signature and may be edited for clarity and brevity. Please direct all responses to room 322. Advertisements, commentaries or political cartoons do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the paper, the school, the writers or cartoonists. Unsigned editorials are the views of a simple majority of the editors.


The North Star Online, the online counterpart of The North Star, is pleased to announce the launch of this new website, The staff is gearing up to continue the award winning legacy the online edition has held.

The official news site of J.W. North High School
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