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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


The correct way to open a banana, from the bottom!

The right way to open a banana

Joanna Martinez Garcia May 24, 2024

There are many different ways that people would open a banana, some from its stem, others from the bottom, and those who just cut it in half and eat the middle part. The people that open the banana from...

A guy who is very fitted up with the Timbs on.

Fashion in 2024

Kean Givechian May 24, 2024

How we appear to others heavily influences our day-to-day interactions. The way a person chooses to dress and carry themselves can contribute to their good traits and show their personality. The way...

April fools day!!! Dont get made a fool on April 1st!!!

April Fools Pranks

Joanna Martinez Garcia, Staff Reporter April 30, 2024

April Fools Day is a popular holiday and according to,  “the first association between April 1 and playing tricks can be found in Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales from 1392.”...

A small portion of food

Almond Moms

Sarai Gross, Polaris Editor April 30, 2024

Diet culture is a widespread issue that can take on many forms. An “Almond mom” is a mother who strictly forbids their children from eating certain foods and ingredients that they feel are unhealthy...

Picture of the Alaninu Energy Drink Cans

Energy Drink Horror Stories

Mae Sergeant, Editor-in-Chief April 30, 2024

Many people really enjoy drinking energy drinks. However, there have been many reports of people dying from drinking too many of these energy drinks, with people also finding disturbing things in their...

From MADD’s (Mothers against Drunk Driving)

Don’t Drink and Drive, There’s Lives on the Line

Sonia Acedo-Lopez April 30, 2024

Since the moment the first car was invented, driving has never been 100% safe. The first cars had their flaws, and those flaws were fixed over time. Nowadays, driving cars is safer than it used to be,...

Album cover variants for Taylor Swifts TTPD.

TTPD: Too Much?

Gwen Gollihar, Opinion Editor April 30, 2024

At the 2024 Grammys on February 4, Taylor Swift announced her 11th studio album, The Tortured Poets Department. The album is set to release on April 19th and has already gotten so much love from Swift’s...

Children crowding around a computer.

The Influence Technology has on Children

Sonia Acedo-Lopez April 30, 2024

Digital Technology is arguably one of mankind's greatest inventions. The digital invention truly changed the world the moment it was created, and this invention will continue to change the world. Everyday,...

A cartoon depicting situation-ships

Situationship Status: ?

Gwen Gollihar, Opinion Editor April 30, 2024

While it seems like there has always been some form of relationship status, in recent years, there are multiple new terms to describe one’s romantic relationship. The most popular one among many Gen-Z...

Trump during his gag order hearing.

Trump’s Dictatorship in Waiting

Ethan Chun, Editor-in-Chief April 24, 2024

The next seven months will see an increase in presidential campaigns by the incumbent president, Joe Biden, and the Republican nominee, Donald Trump. Donald Trump, former president during the 2016-2020...

President Joe Biden, Vice-President Kamala Harris, and Speaker of the House Mike Johnson during the State of the Union Address.

Personal Political Propaganda

Ethan Chun, Editor-in-Chief March 14, 2024

Any reasonable person concerned about what is to come knows the first full week of March 2024 was a hot mess for U.S. politics. Tuesday, March 5, 2024, was Super Tuesday. Two days later, President Joseph...

The Future of Phones are Changing- For the Better

The Future of Phones are Changing- For the Better

Sonia Acedo-Lopez February 12, 2024

Ever since the first telephone was created, history was changed forever. A new source of communication was made, it affected the world for the better and for the worse. Over the decades, telephones have...

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