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Homecoming 2023-2024

Girls Volleyball and Barbenheimer For the Win
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Yearbook Team

After a week of twins, Barbie pink takeover, color wars, and a day of fancy formal wear, Northside served spirit at the Homecoming Volleyball game! 

Hallway Spirit Banner (Hoofbeat Staff)

Homecoming Week: Spirit

Planned by the Student Council and Northside’s Pep Club, the Spirit Days were a huge success. Prior to the game, the spirit was already building high within the walls of Northside. Spirit Days, as well as the pep rally, made for a very lively environment. 

Cooper Jurgeleit (Adv. 607) described the week as “phenomenal,” explaining that “the school spirit has been everywhere.” One highlight was the massive and wonderfully decorated Homecoming week banner in the main stairwell. 

Students started the week off strong by twinning with their friends and then going all pink or all old-fashioned for a play on the Barbenheimer trend. By the middle of the week, spirit was at an all-time high when each section of the gym was a different color. Coordinating with their grades for the action-packed Pep Rally, freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors wore white, black, gray, and maroon, respectively.  

Pep Rally (Yearbook Team)

Homecoming Week: Volleyball Game 

Northside’s Girls Varsity Volleyball team did it once again. Ranked 5th in their division and consistently bringing home wins, it is no surprise that these athletes have stolen the attention of the Northside community! The 2023 Homecoming Game only reinforced the team’s confidence and dynamite energy after two strong sets against Senn to win the game.

Volleyball Game (Yearbook Team)

The building was buzzing with excitement for the big game on the fourth day of Spirit Week. Students showed up and showed out that Thursday afternoon. The bleachers were so filled that fans were spilling off the bleachers onto the stairs! The candy toss-outs for the crowd, amusing skits from the Boys’ Varsity Volleyball team on the sidelines, and Marty the Mustang hyping up the student section all contributed to a game that people couldn’t stop talking about. Caroline Wilson (Adv 409) shared that she “had never seen Northside show up like that before.” 

Yearbook Team

After many serves, bumps, sets, and spikes, the girls won the first set against Senn with a score of 25 to 15. The second set, which was after a short break for the girls, was even more exciting after scoring 25 to 7. Coach Nicole Flores (Math Department) highlighted how “outside hitter Sofia Ruiz (Adv. 409) ended game two with a handful of serves and aces.” The crowd went wild with each point-earning serve Sofia made. 

Support was radiating from the stands, with the shouts of victory leading the way to the next day’s exciting dance. The energy leading into Homecoming wasn’t just contained to the crowds. When asked about the dance, Maia Khetani (Adv. 603), the other captain of the Varsity team, shared, “I feel hyped, I feel ready, I feel ready to get on the dance floor, let’s go!”

The girls’ varsity volleyball team truly put on a Hollywood-worthy show, and their growth over the season was the highlight of it all!

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Ami Desai
Ami Desai, Staff Writer (Sports)
Ami Desai is a junior at Northside who loves to get involved with the student body. Ami is a part of different clubs and sports like Student Council, Track and Field, and NCP Shakti. She is excited to explore Northside even more through journalism. Hoping to gain better skills in photography, interviewing, and writing, she looks forward to reporting more about shared Northside experiences and student life. Ami is a very outgoing member of the Northside school community, so feel free to ask her any questions!
Joyce Karri
Joyce Karri, Staff Writer (Sports)
Joyce (joy-SEE) is a junior and staff writer at Northside. She is an active community member as she plays lacrosse, is vice-president of Students United for Change, is on board for SASA, and participates in more. Joyce is actually her middle name and she loves dogs even though she’s kind of terrified. She enjoys reading & creative writing and is excited to share it with everyone.
Sophia Askuvich
Sophia Askuvich, Staff Writer (Sports)
Sophia is a junior at Northside College Prep. She enjoys athletics and plays flag football, basketball, and softball for the school. She is co-president of the Northside Hibbard Tutoring Club, co-president of Northside Humane Society, and a member of Jewish Student Connection and Women In Sports. She cares about the environment and chooses to not eat meat #vegetarian. Sophia is very excited to be part of the HoofBeat!