Author: Lucas Nolte

2017 Grammys: Adele and Beyonce shine brightest at star studded awards

In a night with many stars performing and accepting awards for their work in music over the past year, it was Adele and Beyonce who stood out from the rest. Adele swept the top honors, including song of the year, record of the year, and best pop solo performance for “Hello” and album of the year and best pop vocal album for her album “25.” Adele opened the awards by performing “Hello” and also performed a tribute to deceased musician George Michael, in which she sang his song “Fastlove.” Midway through her tribute, Adele stopped the performance saying “I...

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More than just a president: Niles North students reflect on Barack Obama’s legacy

Barack Obama has officially left office. That is a fact, though it may take a bit for reality to set in. After eight years in the White House, Obama has relinquished his position as President of the United States to Donald Trump. For many Niles North students, it is hard to remember a time in which Obama was not president. Elected in 2008, Obama lead the nation as we grew from children to teenagers, and will be forever linked to our youth. Now, as Obama has finished his 8 years, is an appropriate time to look back and reflect...

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Clemson stuns Alabama in instant classic: 2017 CFP Recap

In a National Championship Game that pitted two of the powerhouse programs against each other for the second time in a row, it was Clemson who emerged victorious and avenged the loss they suffered at the hands of Alabama in the 2016 National Championship Game. Filled with twists and turns, there are very few college football games that have surpassed the drama created by the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship. After starting slow and being down 14-0 to the Alabama Crimson Tide in the first half, Clemson exploded offensively in the second half, led by the standout play...

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Lucas Nolte

My career as a journalist began when I enrolled in Mr. Mormolstein’s journalism class as a freshman…unintentionally. I had not meant to take the class, and I was originally not interested in what the class had to offer. But as the second semester of my freshman year progressed, I began to appreciate journalism and the importance it has, and because of that I decided to take the opportunity I had to write for North Star News, Niles North’s student run newspaper. When I first joined North Star, I was a different journalist, and a person. Being a part of North Star has made a better writer and improved my time management. Having deadlines for pieces that you know will be made public has made sure that I manage my time better, which is surely an invaluable skill. The part of North Star that has effected me the most has not been the academic part however, but the fact that I have been exposed to so many different and equally brilliant people. The staff of North Star is a diverse, special group of people, and being around them has made me a better person and student. Joining North Star has definitely been a positive experience, and a decision that is sure to benefit me in the future. I would like to pursue a journalistic career in the future, and being...

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Forca Chapecoense: In memory of the victims of tragic plane crash

On Monday, Nov. 8, 2016, LaMia Flight 2933 crashed near La Union, Colombia. The plane carried the celebrated Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense, en route to Medellin, Colombia to play Atletico Nacional in the first leg the 2016 Copa Sudamericana Final, a prestigious South America soccer tournament. Carrying 77 people, including 55 club personnel, 2 guests of the club, 21 journalists, and 9 crew members, 71 of the 77 people on board perished in this tragic event. This tragic disaster is made even more saddening when taking into consideration Chapecoense’s recent history. One cannot tell the story of LaMia Flight...

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