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  • The play goes on: My next verse

    The play goes on: My next verse

    Joanna Floyd, Staff Writer

    June 5, 2017

    Four years have passed in what feels like the blink of an eye. Preparing for my first day of freshman year I remember strategically planning the routes I’d take to all my classes, so as to avoid the most traffic. Sophomore year I managed to relax, by then accustomed to Northgate’s student brimmed hallw...

  • Bike-to-school Day brings more than 80 riders

    Bike-to-school Day brings more than 80 riders

    Will Reutter, Staff Writer

    June 5, 2017

    More than 80 bicycles appeared at the bike racks May 12 as students and staff left cars and carpools to bike to school. Why? Bike to school day. The AP Environmental Science class organized the event, with their grade on the line as the project assessment depended on the number who rode. As an incen...

    Mr. Carlile, known for riding his bike to work most days, shows off his ride.

    Will Reutter

  • Saturdays are for the boys

    Saturdays are for the boys

    Safi Hasani, Staff Writer

    June 5, 2017

    Crowded hallways. Overzealous teachers. Packed lockers aisles. Spending days in class sleeping and days out of class doing nothing in particular with friends for hours. Stressing over finals and tests way more than any reasonable human being should. That’s what Northgate reminds me of. My time spent...

  • Peace out, Northgate

    Peace out, Northgate

    Olivia Morrow, Staff Writer

    June 5, 2017

    l came into high school with two friends and a lot of expectations. If you were to ask me freshman year where I would be going to college, I would have said “out of state and far away from home.” If you were to ask me what I thought about UC Santa Cruz freshman year, I probably would have made a fu...

  • A new outlook on life

    A new outlook on life

    Ericka Hall, Staff Writer

    June 3, 2017

    Being a journalist gives you a new outlook on life. It challenges you to look at different points of view than your own, let go of your own beliefs, and give people the rawest, most unbiased story possible. I've learned that the vocabulary you use can make or break the message you're trying to get across....

Students and teachers debate new district at public hearing of Board of Education

Students and teachers debate new district at public hearing of Board of Education

Megan Son, News Editor

Tensions ran high at a two-night public hearing held by the Contra Costa County Board of Education when hundreds of students, parents, teachers and community members convened May 2 and May 3 to voice opinions on the propos...

May 30, 2017No Comments

Funds will provide hydration stations and electronic message board

Funds will provide hydration stations and electronic message board

Gillian Maraccini, Staff Writer

Refilling reusable water bottles will be a little easier and quicker next year. Northgate is expecting two high-tech additions that will make filling reusable water bottles with fresh water easier and better promote schoo...

May 30, 2017No Comments

Drama, stagecraft, and dance groups capture plethora of awards at regional competition

Drama, stagecraft, and dance groups capture plethora of awards at regional competition

Amy Fong, Staff Writer

Anyone who’s been to a drama or dance production knows how talented Northgate students are on stage. Last month, they took their talent on the road, bringing home a wide range of drama, dance, and theatre awards. ...

April 24, 2017No Comments

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French elections highlight flaws in U.S. election cycle

French elections highlight flaws in U.S. election cycle

Jack Wise, Opinion Editor

After the election of Donald Trump, I look at other elections around the world with a much higher regard. It’s widely believed that America’s actions have a global domino ef...

June 1, 2017No Comments

AP classes prove to be beneficial

AP classes prove to be beneficial

May 30, 2017

13 Reasons Why sparks conversation among students

13 Reasons Why sparks conversation among students

May 30, 2017

Dream schools aren’t always the best

Dream schools aren’t always the best

May 8, 2017

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Bike-to-school Day brings more than 80 riders

Bike-to-school Day brings more than 80 riders

Will Reutter, Staff Writer

More than 80 bicycles appeared at the bike racks May 12 as students and staff left cars and carpools to bike to school. Why? Bike to school day. The AP Environmental Science class organized the event,...

June 5, 2017No Comments

Don’t worry, there is still time to improvise

Don’t worry, there is still time to improvise

June 2, 2017

Statistics show that tardy policy is effective

Statistics show that tardy policy is effective

June 1, 2017

Northgate welcomes Russian Olympian, who sets new swim records for school and state

Northgate welcomes Russian Olympian, who sets new swim records for school and state

June 1, 2017

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