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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


An image from The Daily Guardian of the Chile wildfires reaching a city, burning buildings and cars.

Wildfires in Chile burns homes and joys

Sonia Acedo-Lopez March 12, 2024

The country of Chile has its own unique climate. Its climate can range from cold to wet in some areas, but it is dry and hot in most. Because climate change has been getting worse, Chile is only getting...

The sonar images taken by Deep Sea Vision that were posted on their official Instagram.

Amelia Earhart’s Plane Rumored to be Found

Sonia Acedo-Lopez March 12, 2024

The historic heroine Amelia Earhart left a legacy for not just women, but the world. As many people know, Amelia Earhart was an aviator and innovator, and an icon for some. She was the first female aviator...

Photo of the graffitied skyscraper in LA.

LA Graffiti: A Sky High Protest

Sarai Gross, Polaris Editor March 12, 2024

Oceanwide Holdings started a project they could not finish, and now, the artists of LA have found a new canvas.  Oceanwide originally planned to have a skyscraper constructed and eventually made into...

Floods in Santa Barbara on February 4th, caused by an atmospheric river event

SoCal Storms and Flooding

Sharon Ma, News Editor March 12, 2024

2024 is off to a wet start, with parts of Southern California receiving historic levels of rainfall this January and February.  North students may have noted the unusually rainy weather this season,...

The New Charged Lemonade at Panera Bread.

Panera faces lawsuits because of their ‘Charged Lemonade’ drink

Sonia Acedo-Lopez February 7, 2024

   Panera is now facing its third lawsuit by an athlete who experienced health issues because of their ‘Charged Lemonade’ drink. So far, two people have died after drinking this lemonade, suffering...

Deobra Redden jumping on Judge Holthus after hearing his sentence.

Man Faces Charge of Attempted Murder After Attacking Judge

Jordyn Gaeta, Features Editor February 7, 2024

On January 3rd, 2024, a three-time felon named Deobra Redden was captured on a video that went viral on streaming platforms all over the world, attacking Judge Mary Kay Holthus during his court case in...

 India Bradley as the Dewdrop in George Balanchines The Nutcracker.

India Bradley Makes History

Sarai Gross, Polaris Editor February 7, 2024

George Balanchine’s ballet, The Nutcracker, is a crowd favorite during the holidays. However, New York City Ballet’s performance on December 10th of 2023 was specifically important and groundbreaking. A...

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...

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