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The North Star Online

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

The North Star Online

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

The North Star Online


The new spicy drinks from Starbucks. Flavors are  Spicy Dragonfruit Lemonade Refresher, Spicy Strawberry Lemonade Refresher, Spicy Pineapple Lemonade Refresher.

Spring Starbucks Season

Mae Sergeant, Editor-in-Chief May 23, 2024

This spring Starbucks is bringing the heat with new fun drinks to spice up the new season! They first added a new lavender flavor to the menu, and now they’ve added spicy lemonade too. There has also...

May is Mental Health Awareness Month!

Mental Health Month

Gwen Gollihar, Opinion Editor May 23, 2024

May is mental health awareness month and since the end of the school year is approaching, many students may not be put in the best headspace. However, there are many ways to overcome thoughts and stress...

Promotional image for the Paris 2024 Games

Summer Olympics 2024

Sharon Ma, News Editor May 23, 2024

It’s almost time for the largest and one of the most highly anticipated international sporting events of all time- the Olympics!   The 2024 Summer Olympic Games will take place in Paris from...

John W North High School has scholarship opportunities!!!!

Senior Scholarship Opportunities

Sophia Gonzales, Sports Editor May 1, 2024

With the 2023/2024 school year coming to an end, it is important for seniors to begin looking to gain scholarship money to aid their college expenses. With the use of the internet, it is easy to find thousands,...

Phoenix Jovens Depop account

Nonstop on Depop

Phoenix Joven, Staff Reporter May 1, 2024

The mobile app Depop has recently taken the fashion industry by storm. Depop is a mobile app that allows users to buy and sell secondhand items, such as clothing, accessories, shoes and other unique items....

College Admissions Season: What To Do After Receiving An Acceptance

College Admissions Season: What To Do After Receiving An Acceptance

Sharon Ma, News Editor April 29, 2024

College admissions season is drawing to a close, bringing a plethora of both excitement and disappointment with it. With most colleges having already released their decisions by now, seniors may be feeling...

Chinese Zodiac Calendar

The Year of the Dragon

Mae Sergeant, Editor-in-Chief March 18, 2024

Lunar New Year is always a fun time of year for Asian households. Families will get together, eat food, play games, dress in cultural clothes, and so much more. It’s often assumed that Lunar New Year...

A picture of the Happy Tears Coke flavor

Coke Releases Happy Tears and Spiced

Sharon Ma, Features Editor March 12, 2024

Coca-Cola released its first flavors of 2024 this February, with its “Happy Tears” and Raspberry Spiced colas. The first flavor, “Drops of Joy: Happy Tears”, is supposed to embody tears of happiness....

The Main Library Youth Commission.

Main Library Youth Commission

Sarai Gross, Polaris Editor February 7, 2024

“Libraries are often plagued by understaffing, underuse, and lack of appreciation,” states Bibinaz Nami, a senior at John W. North. Nami is the founder of the Main Library Youth Commission (MLYC),...


New FAFSA 2024-2025: What You Should Know

Sharon Ma, News Editor February 7, 2024

For students looking to attend college, figuring out how to pay for can be a major concern.  The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form is the primary application used to apply for federal...

Christmas decorations

History of Christmas Decorations

Phoenix Joven, Staff Reporter December 18, 2023

Christmas decorations have been around for centuries and are a tradition for many families around the world. Christmas decorations date back as far as 2,500 years ago in ancient Rome in a celebration called...

Christmas Cheer In a Cup!

Christmas Cheer In a Cup!

Mae Sergeant, Editor-in-Chief December 18, 2023

People worldwide get excited about the holiday drinks that different coffee shops release every holiday season. Starbucks, Dunkin’, Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, and Dutch Bros re-releases are always fan...

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