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

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Top Local Boba Spots

Top Local Boba Spots

Leticia Velasquez February 2, 2023

After school, when North’s campus is quiet and less populated, it is common to see groups of friends gathered around tables discussing and enjoying a meal. Usually, the food originates from places like...

The Truth Behind Thanksgiving

The Truth Behind Thanksgiving

Kayla Madrid November 18, 2022

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and a great way to celebrate it is to be around a table with family and friends, chowing down on some good mashed potatoes. But what if I told you that Thanksgiving...

What’s Your Hot Take?

Ethan Chun, Editor-in-Chief November 18, 2022

A hot take is, according to Oxford Languages, “a piece of commentary, typically produced quickly in response to a recent event, whose primary purpose is to attract attention.” Hot takes can range from...

IB Purgatory

IB Purgatory

Leticia Velasquez November 18, 2022

John W. North has three academies: GBIT, LAPS, AVID, and ED. Apart from the three branches of career-focused academies exists the International Baccalaureate Program. According to the JWN Course Student...

ASL As A Silent Class

ASL As A Silent Class

Kaylene Starks November 18, 2022

ASL, aka American Sign Language, is a way to communicate with others without verbalization. There are only two foreign language classes taught at John W. North, which are Chinese and Spanish. As of now,...

Potential AP Studio Art Class At John W. North

Potential AP Studio Art Class At John W. North

Sarai Gross, Polaris Editor November 18, 2022

Calling all artists! Ms. Nolen, an art teacher at North, is working towards having AP Art added to the list of classes offered to JWN students. An AP Art class would greatly benefit students who are...

M.E.Ch.A. and club officers during club tailgate.

MECHA- Hispanic Heritage Month

Leticia Velasquez, Staff Reporter October 18, 2022

The first aspect most people praise about John W. North High School is its diversity of people. Every day, an influx of unique people flow into the gates of the school. The different voices, accents and...

The Autumn Season: Pumpkin Spice Latte Review

The Autumn Season: Pumpkin Spice Latte Review

Luna Rubio, A&E Editor October 18, 2022

Fall is here and so is the Pumpkin Spice latte!  With fall and Halloween being here, Starbucks has released its seasonal drink. It’s marketed as “Our signature espresso and steamed milk with the...

 Secretary of the State of California: Dr. Shirley Weber

Secretary of State: Dr. Shirley Weber visits North

Isabella Guzman, News Editor October 13, 2022

On Thursday, September 22nd, 2022, Secretary of the State of California Dr. Shirley Weber visited North to educate the Junior and Senior Classes about pre-registration for voting at 16.  The reception...

Starbucks Coffee

Caffeine Consumption in Teens

Sharon Ma, Features Editor October 13, 2022

Here at North, it is not an uncommon sight to see students carrying drinks from Starbucks and the like in the mornings. The proximity of various coffee shops to the school makes grabbing a beverage extremely...

Managing Stress

Managing Stress

Gwen Gollihar, Arts and Entertainment Editor October 13, 2022

Teenagers go through a handful of stressful situations, especially at school. Things like tests, homework and even friends can cause stress in our lives but there are many helpful ways to manage our stress.  Always...

Homecoming 2022

Tiffany Tran, Opinions Editor October 13, 2022

Homecoming is the first dance of the school year that many students here at North look forward to. From the introduction of beautiful candidates to the football game, this homecoming season was a warm...

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