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The North Star Online


4 of the colors for the new iPhone 15.

iPhone 15 – Release Date, Features, & More

Jordyn Gaeta, Features Editor December 4, 2023

The new iPhone 15 was just released September 22nd of this year after an entire year of anticipation from Apple locations all over the world. We’ve come a long way from the very first iPhone, so let’s...

Image of Skittles containing different color dyes.

Is Red Dye a Deadly Dye?

Noah Bailon December 1, 2023

Skittles are one of the most popular candies in America and are consumed by millions and millions of people. Many love them for their variety of fruity flavors and colorful round shapes, but they are often...

Construction beginning by the 300s building at John W. North High School.

Construction Chaos

Gwen Gollihar, Opinion Editor December 1, 2023

On October 16, 2023, John W. North officially began their long-awaited school renovations and construction. This construction is set to be completed by 2025 and will completely renew North High School...

Image taken on October 8 of a missile exploding in Gaza city during an Israeli air strike.

The Israel and Hamas-War

Sonia Acedo-Lopez December 1, 2023

 On October 7, Hamas gunmen infiltrated Southern Israel, breaking through Israel’s fortified fences. The Hamas gunmen killed 1,400 people in raids on military posts and civilian communities, including...

A close up image of LSD/Acid tabs.

The Rise of Psychedelic Drugs and their Benefits

Phoenix Joven October 31, 2023

What are psychedelic drugs? Psychedelic drugs (also known as hallucinogens) are drugs that consist of many different types of chemicals and are sometimes found naturally in trees and plants, while others...

A woman tries to recover some of her possessions from her home which was damaged by an earthquake in the village of Tafeghaghte, near Marrakech, Morocco, Monday, Sept. 11, 2023. Rescue crews expanded their efforts on Monday as the earthquakes death toll continued to climb to more than 2,400 and displaced people worried about where to find shelter. (AP Photo/Mosaab Elshamy)

Broken Hearts and a Broken Nation: The Morocco Earthquake

Sonia Acedo-Lopez October 30, 2023

On September 8, 2023, a terrifying earthquake shook Morocco, wrecking buildings, claiming lives, and upending entire villages during its wake. The Morocco earthquake of 2023, or the Oukaimedene earthquake...

A graphic of the five major oil companies being targeted.

California Sues Oil Giants

Sharon Ma, News Editor October 30, 2023

The State of California is suing some of the largest oil companies in the world for their half-century-long deception of the public regarding the environmental impact of fossil fuels in order to bolster...

Protesters gather in Seattle to oppose the discharge of wastewater from the Fukushima Plant.

Japan Begins Releasing Treated Radioactive Waste Back into the Pacific Ocean

Sharon Ma, News Editor October 30, 2023

A month ago, Japan began its controversial plan to start releasing the wastewater from the Fukushima nuclear plant back into the ocean, a decision that has sparked outrage over its possible health and...

A new Disney attraction themed around the popular Disney princess movie The Princess and the Frog.

New Disneyland Attractions: Goin’ Down the Bayou

Sarai Gross, Polaris Editor October 30, 2023

Disneyland’s iconic ride, Splash Mountain, has been a favorite of Disney fans for many years but the ride is currently being re-themed.  The new and upcoming attraction, Tiana’s Bayou Adventure,...

A charging station for electric vehicles.

Future of Electric Cars

Noah Bailon, Staff Reporter October 30, 2023

Electric cars have been gaining more and more popularity during this generation due to the many advantages they have. People love the fact that the cars are eco-friendly and that they don't have to pay...

A map of the April 8, 2024 total solar eclipse.

Under the Umbra… Or Penumbra… Solar Eclipse 2024

Grace Li September 21, 2023

Imagine that you live in Dallas, Texas. You are on a peaceful morning walk on April 8, 2024. A breeze blows by, the birds are chirping and the sun hangs high in the sky. No clouds block your view of the...

Picture of the Disney Princess, Snow White.

Is Rachel Zeglar a Bad Apple?

Sarai Gross, Polaris Editor September 19, 2023

In 1937, Walt Disney produced the very first full-length animated feature film from an American studio. The film debuted the very first Disney princess, Snow White, and now in 2023, a live action adaptation...

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