Author: Hamid Ahmadi

Hamid Ahmadi

As I slowly realize that America is falling into a deep, dark pool of despair, I have decided to not only pay more attention to the presidential election, but also to voice my opinion about the burden that’s about to hit our country in less than two months. At the beginning of this years election, I was and still am a very strong Bernie supporter. I was definitely ‘Feelin the Bern’, so you can probably guess how upset I was when Sanders was not named the Democratic nominee, and even more astounded by the fact that Donald Trump was voted as the republican nominee. But, even with my raging anger at America, I decided to still keep following the election and dispose of my preconception that democrats had all the answers for America’s problems. Going into Monday’s debate, I had some very strong feelings that I would be triggered by the arrogance and ignorance of both parties. Even though this years election isn’t something that I wish to participate in due to the fact that, in my opinion, both presidential candidates are not stable enough to be running one of the world’s most powerful countries, I still think that one candidate, Hillary Clinton, and at least attempt to change some minds and restore some of my faith in humanity before the blood battle between the candidates gets serious. The...

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Niles North Varsity Cheer to take the mat this weekend

The Niles North varsity coed cheer team is set to compete this weekend at their competition debut. The team will be traveling to Belvidere North on Friday, December 16 and Rolling Meadows on Saturday, December 17. The team performed its intense, high energy routine this past friday for the student body at pep assembly, and even though the nerves were high then, they are starting to skyrocket this week. There are definitely a lot of expectations of the team after they placed 3rd last year at the state finals. “I would say I am definitely excited for this weekend,...

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NSN Audio Story: Finding her calling

Inspired by NPR’s StoryCorps and to capture the spirit of Thanksgiving, the North Star News staff created several audio stories framed around this question: “What was a moment or event in your life that at the time seemed small, but ended up having a large impact or effect on you later in your life?” The staff sought people of different generations and crafted these pieces. As I sat down to have the traditional “what are you thankful for in your life” conversation with my coach, I learned more about her in those short 3 minutes than I have in...

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Seniors: Make your mark!

Seniors! Thursday, Nov 10th at 11:59 PM is the last day to submit your senior quote for the 2016-2017 yearbook. This is a HARD deadline, so that means that they will not be accepting any submissions after the above date and time, no matter what the circumstances. The senior quote is your chance to leave a lasting impression on your peers, teachers, and future Vikings. Submissions must meet the following criteria: – School Appropriate – Under 20 words You might be wondering why you should submit a senior quote, or you might even be thinking that senior quotes are...

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Presidential debate brings back kindergarten memories

The second presidential debate, which took place on Oct 9 at Washington University, was a cross between a “he said, she said” argument and an extremely heated fight on the playground. Let’s go over some of the key points of the debate. Clinton went into sunday’s debate with massive momentum, a majority of it caused by Trump’s stumbles. However she made sure she made no types of errors that would allow the Republican back into the contest. Even in the face of some very personal attacks from Trump, she kept steady and pleasant. She also seemed more knowledgeable on...

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