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North lines up against Wellesley in 41-0 loss, Friday Oct. 3. (Photo by Rachel Kurlandsky)

North falls to Wellesley, displays hard work despite loss

Sophie Fredberg October 4, 2021

Football, lost 41-0 to Wellesley Friday, Oct. 1 at home, in the annual Friday Night Lights game.  "Our boys worked tremendously hard and they don't quit on each other and we are proud of that,...

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Mulan (2020) presents disappointing take on Disney animated classic

Sophie Fredberg November 15, 2020

The Disney classic, Mulan, is finding a new home on the Disney+ screens in the new live action Mulan (2020) with mixed reviews. The 1998 classic Mulan lives in many children’s childhoods as the fun...

Girls' Swim defeats Milton in  virtual meet to stay undefeated

Girls' Swim defeats Milton in virtual meet to stay undefeated

Sophie Fredberg October 30, 2020

Girls’ swim won 99–84 against Milton Tuesday, Oct. 20 in a socially-distanced meet. Under the new COVID-19 regulations, both teams swam in their home pools and had no knowledge of the other team’s...

A tent sits in the Art courtyard outside North. (photo by Ian Dickerman)

Theatre Ink plans around pandemic to keep season alive

Sophie Fredberg September 16, 2020

Instead of the typical dimly-lit auditorium and rows of cushioned seats filled with spectators, shows held on Zoom or socially distanced performances outside will be the new normal for Theatre Ink this...

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Best TV shows, movies to watch over COVID-19 break

Sophie Fredberg May 1, 2020

Although the COVID-19 outbreak has taken away many things for students, such as school and extracurriculars, it gives us time to spend at home. Many people recommend learning new skills, reading books,...

Theatrical release poster for Little Women (2019).

Little Women (2019) adapts a classic story for a contemporary audience

Sophie Fredberg February 7, 2020

“Women have minds and souls as well as just hearts, and they've got ambition and talent as well as just beauty,” said the character Jo March, played by Saoirse Ronan. Little Women (2019), directed...

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Artist Spotlight: Naomi Wolfe releases music to develop fan base

Sophie Fredberg January 24, 2020

“My entire life, I’ve wanted to tour and release music, which seems kind of unachievable,” said sophomore and singer-songwriter Naomi Wolfe. “A lot of people want fame, but I just love writing...

Bright Star introduces bluegrass to Theatre Ink

Bright Star introduces bluegrass to Theatre Ink

Sophie Fredberg January 23, 2020

Steve Martin’s Bright Star brought romance, adventure, and trauma to the North stage through bluegrass music and a strong narrative. Seniors Tatiana Jackson-Saitz and Casey Weaver directed the North...

North, South Jazz ensembles raise money for scholarship fund

North, South Jazz ensembles raise money for scholarship fund

Sophie Fredberg December 20, 2019

North and South Jazz ensembles performed to raise money for the Newton Music Ambassadors Scholarship Fund (MASF) Friday, Nov. 22, at the American Legion Post. MASF was created by North and South to...

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School should support students, not punish in vaping epidemic

Sophie Fredberg November 9, 2019

Vaping seems to be everywhere these days. Everyone knows about this new craze, whether from stories in the news, warnings from teachers, or in the vape cloud-filled bathrooms at North. Massachusetts...

(Photo by Kai Kilburn)

The Big Meal follows family through generations

Sophie Fredberg October 30, 2019

Gingham covered a long dinner table in center stage. Italian restaurant music rang through the theater while students dressed as servers handed out the show’s pamphlet. For the next two hours, actors...

Theatrical release poster for Us.

"Us" thrills with strong narratives, deep messages

Sophie Fredberg May 18, 2019

After seeing Jordan Peele’s new thriller, Us, odd nightmares of red jumpsuits and golden scissors are bound to haunt audiences’ dreams. The electrifying story features a family of four on vacation...

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