North’s Jana Hedlund a SEMIFINALIST for Minnesota Teacher of the Year!

North’s Jana Hedlund a SEMIFINALIST for Minnesota Teacher of the Year!

March 8, 2019


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There is a celebrity in our midst. Ms. Jana Hedlund, who teaches at North High in the special education department, is a nominee--and now, a semifinalist--for Minnesota Teacher of the Year. In this program, which is organized and underwritten by Education Minnesota (the state's largest teacher's un...

Senior Party: Coming Soon!

Senior Party: Coming Soon!

March 7, 2019


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While most in the North community are gearing up to begin the third and final trimester, a group of dedicated individuals are already busy preparing for the very last thing: the Class of 2019 Senior Party! Three North parents--Ms. Lori Hurley, Ms. Kathy La Casse, and Ms. Lisa Wheeler--were on hand recently ...

North High: TOO COLD????

North High: TOO COLD????

Destiny Yang, Staff Writer

February 24, 2019


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North High is rumored to be too cold. Students are seen carrying around blankets and wearing many layers due to this cold temperature. Many students claim that North High is too cold and this makes it hard to dress themselves. After an interview with Emma Roling, a senior here at North High, she says...

Don’t Give Up Yet: Suicide Awareness

Don’t Give Up Yet: Suicide Awareness

Maddie Lundgren, Staff Writer

February 21, 2019


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If you are like me, you have a lot of stuff going on; from grades to family, we have been through it all. And to be honest, there have been times when I didn't cope well with my depression or my suicidal thoughts and they overtook me. I was close to death when someone found a note I wrote intended for...

Snow-Day Bonanza for Mr. Larson

Snow-Day Bonanza for Mr. Larson

February 19, 2019


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As you will certainly recall, the weather has had quite an impact on our school schedule in recent weeks. Two North social studies teachers placed a friendly wager shortly before the school closures, and the results were decidedly one-sided. On Friday, January 25, Mr. Bill Larson told Ms. Chada that...

North Honors Students of the Month for February

North Honors Students of the Month for February

February 19, 2019


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The time has come for a brand new batch of students to be recognized for their distinguished contribution to the classroom here at North. Congratulations to our February Students of the Month! (photos provided by Ms. Melissa Mandel) ...

Swing by the College Fair!

Swing by the College Fair!

Madeline Lundgren, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

It’s that time of the year again, time for the College Fair. For you seniors, this is an event I wouldn’t miss. Interact with admission representatives from a wide-range of schools and ask them questions about their schools. The school counselors invite you to join the fun. Come by the school gym on Wednesd...

Poetry from Heaven

Poetry from Heaven

Xuying Moua, Staff Writer

January 17, 2019


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Heaven Ballard is a 11th grade poet, she loves to create poetry affiliated with every day activities subjects. She shares her poetry with the American Library of Poetry; one is called "What Existence". It is about the idea of religion and how people is always trying to get others to join their religion...

Polar Students of the Month are honored for January 2019

Polar Students of the Month are honored for January 2019

January 9, 2019


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A new year is here, and a new group of North High Students of the Month are being recognized for their hard work and general excellence! These high-achieving Polars will be honored at a special breakfast on January 10. Congratulations to all! (Photos: Ms. Melissa Mandel) ...

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Destiny Yang

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Destiny Yang

Destiny Yang, Staff Writer

January 8, 2019


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Hi guys! My name is Destiny and I will be continuing Senior Spotlight this year! If you're new, or don't know what the Senior Spotlight is, it's a place to shout out our Seniors and get to know what they have planned for their future and what they will be doing in their last moments in High School. Now...

North High Lookalikes:Matthew Sieberg and Patrick Wilson

North High Lookalikes:Matthew Sieberg and Patrick Wilson

Xuying Moua, Staff Writer

January 6, 2019


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

This is another of our many lookalikes here at North. Email me at [email protected] or leave a suggestion in the comments for more lookalikes.

Holiday Fun at North on the Last Day before Vacation!

Holiday Fun at North on the Last Day before Vacation!

December 21, 2018


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North High was alive with seasonal spirit on Friday, December 21, as everybody looked ahead to the upcoming Holiday Break! Polar Prints wishes a Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah, Happy Kwanzaa, and best wishes for you and your family and friends. Enjoy the much-needed break! Enjoy the pictures. (Video bonus: C...

Student Spotlight: Miranda Haagensen

Student Spotlight: Miranda Haagensen

Natalie Erickson, Staff Writer

December 20, 2018


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This week we will get to know Miranda Haagensen and what her likes and dislikes are. Miranda Haagensen is in 10th grade. One thing she is looking forward to is leaving high school. Something she is not looking forward to is leaving all my friends when she goes off to collage. Her plan of the rest of...

Hmong New Year is celebrated at North

Hmong New Year is celebrated at North

December 20, 2018


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On December 14, a gathering of people from North High and the surrounding community participated in a Hmong New Year celebration at North High. Food was served in the cafeteria, and speeches and entertainment took place in the auditorium. Ms. Lien and Ms. Schweppe welcomed the guests on behalf of...

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