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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


Recently power grids have been strained due to the heat. (Credit to NPR)

Overuse of Electricity in California

Adam Quintero September 23, 2022

California is notorious for having hot weather during the summer. This warm weather may be great for swimming or a beach trip, with temperatures rising up to over 100° Fahrenheit. This year, July was...

A chart from the Sydney Morning Herald, using data from Yard’s study on carbon emissions from celebrities’ private jets.

Celebrity Destruction of the Environment

Sharon Ma September 23, 2022

In a time where the reality of climate change is being made more and more apparent, a growing environmental movement encourages taking steps to protect and reduce the human impact on the environment. Recently,...

Example of Monkey Pox

Is There An Outbreak of Monkeypox?

Kayla Madrid September 23, 2022

     As the spread of the Corona virus decreased this year, a new disease came up and everyone is wondering what it is and how bad it can be. The new disease is called Monkeypox, an infection that...

Olivia Newton-John at a red carpet before she passed away.

Olivia Newton-John Passes Away at 73

Isabella Guzman September 23, 2022

On August 8th, 2022 many around the world were saddened to hear that the well-known singer/actress, Olivia Newton-John had passed away. Mostly known for her role as Sandy Olsson in the 1978Rom-Com/Musical,...

Bidens Student Loan Forgiveness Plan

Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness Plan

Ethan Chun, Editor-in-Chief September 20, 2022

On August 24, 2022, President Biden announced a three-part plan to cancel up to $20,000 of student debt. During his campaign, Biden promised financial aid for student debt relief. Now, the Biden Administration...

Jim McNamara taken by Isabella Guzman

Jim McNamara: Alumni who are still passionate about North

Isabella Guzman, News Editor September 15, 2022

Former Athletics Director of 11 years, Jim McNamara, also known as Coach Mac, visited the Blue Star Regiment on August 18th, 2022. During their usual Thursday night practice, the band had been working...

State Testing is Back

Daniel Cardenas May 19, 2022

With COVID normalized and schools going back to business as usual, one thing that has returned with everything else is state testing. Students at John W. North high school are enduring two weeks of treacherous...

The Price of a Pet

Rachel Pendergast May 19, 2022

“If you don’t own a dog, at least one, there is not necessarily anything wrong with you, but there may be something wrong with your life.” - Roger Caras Man’s best friend, Fido, the family dog....

California Universal Health Care Bill Fails

Adam Quintero April 18, 2022

The California Universal Health Care bill failed to pass on January 31st, 2022. Ash Kalra, California Assembly Member and author of the bill, didn’t put it up for a vote because he soon found out the...

Russia vs. Ukraine

Daniel Cardenas April 14, 2022

Recently, Russia is making demands on Ukraine to lower tensions with any outside forces from the U.S. and within Europe. The demands Russia asked were for banning Ukraine to join the North Atlantic Treaty...

LGBTQ+ Becoming Illegal at Schools

Kaylene Starks April 14, 2022

The latest controversy of the “Don’t Say Gay” bill made an impact on Florida and the country aiming to limit queer topics in classrooms disscusions and in general inclusion of queerness. Governor...

Midwinter 2022: Secret Garden

Samantha Esparza February 17, 2022

As we enter our 2022 school year, many activities are beginning to be canceled once again. School sports and club meetings are being rescheduled constantly. Every student, teacher, and administrator are...

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