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Senior Jacob Viveiros sits in on a reverse field trip in the film lecture hall for history teacher David Bedars Middle East, Asia, Latin America (MEALA) course Monday, Nov. 23. (photo by Ian Dickerman)

Seniors hope for smooth college application process amid COVID-19

Dea Cela November 29, 2020

As colleges adjust the application process to COVID-19, seniors across the United States face a unique challenge as they begin to wrap up the college application process. Some have decided to make the...

Norths classrooms will remain empty to start the new school year. (photo by Ian Dickerman)

School year starts with remote plan despite mixed opinions

Dea Cela September 16, 2020

With the 2020-2021 school year finally here, students have mixed reactions to Newton Public Schools’ (NPS) full distance learning plan, which was released to the public August 25 and will be in place...

Students learn about importance of local government

Students learn about importance of local government

Dea Cela March 3, 2020

Students heard from city councilors, commissioners, and students who discussed the theme of student participation in government and why teens should become more involved in their communities during Local...

The Italian Exchange group poses in Italy shortly before returning to the United States Sunday, March 1, and being asked to stay home until further notice. (Photo courtesy of exchange group)

Italian Exchange group asked to stay home amid Coronavirus concerns

Dea Cela March 3, 2020

Students who recently returned from the Italian Exchange are required to stay home from school until Monday, March 16, due to the recent coronavirus outbreak in Italy, according to an email sent out by...

Chinese exchange postponed amid Coronavirus outbreak

Chinese exchange postponed amid Coronavirus outbreak

Dea Cela February 12, 2020

The annual Beijing Jingshan School Exchange Program was postponed “indefinitely” due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus in China, according to Chinese teacher Star Lew.  The coronavirus, a respiratory...

Sophomore speech winner Oliviah Espady speaks in front of her grade during the finals of the competition Friday, Jan. 17 in the auditorium. (Photo by Ian Dickerman)

Sophomore speech winning Espady speaks up about the dangers of gang violence

Dea Cela January 23, 2020

Sophomore Olivia Espady won the eighth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Sophomore Speech Contest with her speech about the dangerous effects of violence on communities for young people, “Gang Violence...

Just Think expo informs students, parents about healthy choices

Just Think expo informs students, parents about healthy choices

Dea Cela January 17, 2020

Students and their families learned about making good decisions from community members at the “Just Think: Teens Making Smart Choices” expo Tuesday, Jan. 7. Over thirty nonprofit groups held stations...

North students organize local march, attend Boston Climate Strike

North students organize local march, attend Boston Climate Strike

Dea Cela December 17, 2019

North students organized and marched to Newton City Hall and joined the Boston Climate Strike on Friday, Dec. 6.  Students went to downtown Boston and the statehouse to protests.  “The...

A panel of women working in STEM professions spoke during a-block of Women in STEM Day. (Photo by Ian Dickerman)

Women in STEM Day speakers discuss obstacles, STEM Careers

Dea Cela November 19, 2019

Speakers and panelists encouraged students to persevere in the face of challenges and hardships during the second annual Women in STEM Day Friday, Nov. 8.  Seniors Julia Davis, Ali Lee, and Yesha...

Teachers held signs in support of current history curricula during a standout last October. (Photo by Joelle Sugianto)

Plaintiffs drop lawsuit about bias in history curriculum

Dea Cela September 26, 2019

After ongoing legal battles throughout the past year, the North community hopes to move past accusations of bias against the history curriculum as school begins this September.  Plaintiffs suing...

Junior Sara Manning plays the trumpet. (Photo by Ian Dickerman)

Music ensembles perform for Jazz Appreciation Day

Dea Cela May 20, 2019

Students played an assortment of jazz songs with music groups like Jazz Ensemble and Wind Ensemble, hoping to spread the love of jazz throughout the school and bring old musical pieces to life during...

(Design by Ruchik Trivedi)

ToBeKind Day presenters inspire kindness

Dea Cela April 17, 2019

Panelists, speakers, and performers encouraged students and teachers to be kind to one another and provided insight on how to persevere through hard times during ToBeKind Day Friday, March 22. Kindness...

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