The Chant

NC contains a great diversity of students: depending on their characteristics and personalities, every classroom could include at least one person who sleeps through lectures (The Sleepers), another that loves to talk (The Teacher’s Pets/Class Clowns), or yet another that constantly stares at their phones (The Slackers). No matter what type of stereotype group the students belong to, they play a huge part in the high school experience.

Types of students at NC

Michelle Lin, Staff
December 3, 2019
A local NC student diligently takes an English test, carrying on the school’s tradition of academic excellence. Recently, the 2019 College & Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) came out for NC. Overall, a 4.8% increase from the score last year presented itself, rising from 79.8 to 84.6. The school also saw notable gains in all 5 of the platform’s components: more specifically, AP Course Completion grew by 6.2%, Literacy scores rose up 4.1%, and Pathway Completion increased by 5.1%.

NC tests increase

Ashu Ebot-Tabi, Co-Copy Editor
October 28, 2019
Coach Jeffery Bettus sits in his empty classroom preparing for an afternoon of meetings. His students, along with the rest of NC’s student body ended the day early on Wednesday, August 28 due to a staff development day. While the students enjoyed their free afternoon,  teachers planned for their future lessons.

NC early release

Jenny Loveland, Staff
August 28, 2019
As the end of August approaches class sizes lower with students and staff members out sick. Students swarm the nurse’s office, as students return home around the clock. What students refer to as “NC’s plague” rapidly spreads with more and more absences every day.

NC’s plague

Amber Roldan, Staff
August 27, 2019
	Students received notes from North Star Admin regarding NC students’ privilege of parking on the church’s campus. The administration discontinued providing their parking lot for students who did not purchase a parking pass. Students keep hopes high for North Star reopening their church lot for students in the upcoming semester.

BREAKING: Driving out of North Star parking

Julyana Ayache, Reporter, Photographer
March 15, 2019
Counting down the days to spring break—19 more days to be exact—students begin their preparations by booking condos to spend the days on the beach in their new swimsuits. “I am ready for spring break, I think everyone is. Spring break is the best break for sure, and I am excited to spend time at the beach,” sophomore Sydney Crowe said.

Please come faster, #SB2K19

Dehlin Lee, Reporter, Photographer
March 13, 2019
Juniors Evan Chighizola and Skai Farmer practice juggling as spring approaches. Students engage in a variety of activities as the weather warms up, with juggling as a unique talent. Other activities, such as hiking and picnicking, allow students to enjoy the warmer weather. “The weather being warmer is really making everyone happier and making us want to do more of the things we love,” Chighizola said.

Juggling more than just their responsibilities

Lainey Devlin, Reporter, Photographer
February 28, 2019
These four students sit around the table discussing what they did during last week’s winter break. Winter break took place from Monday the 18th to Friday the 22nd, allowing students to catch up with their friends and families, travel for college visits, relax at home, and do their homework. The next break will not happen until the first week of April.

Students return from much-needed February break

Michelle Lin, Reporter, Photographer
February 25, 2019
Black Student Union set up a board challenging students to engage and acknowledge Black History Month at NC. Students have the opportunity to shine with artistic and creative skills, representing any black leader in history to show off the month’s meaning and significance. Writing a poem, a song, a video, or even dressing up as a meme, places a spot in the challenge. Tomahawk Today will feature the winning student.

Celebrating history and culture at NC

Julyana Ayache, Photographer
February 11, 2019
Through the end of this week, students will take the Cobb mandated Health Survey during their first block class. Students will follow the advisement schedule to ensure that every individual has enough time to thoroughly complete the survey. Students take this survey anonymously, with the overall purpose to gather data and make sure that students feel safe both inside and outside of school.

Answer honestly, it’s anonymous

Haley Kish, Reporter, Photographer
January 16, 2019
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