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Improve Club rehearses a scene

Improv Jam promises night of laughter

Hannah Liu January 19, 2018

(Photo by Molly Potter) Audience members will participate in various acting games at Improv Club’s night of laughter at Improv Jam at 7 p.m., January 19 in the Little Theater. The first 72 audience...

Photo by Alina Zheng

Newton bands hold benefit concert for MASF initiative

Hannah Liu December 14, 2017

North and South came together to fundraise for the Newton Music Ambassadors Scholarship Fund (MASF) with a concert featuring North’s Jazz Ensemble 1 and 2 and Advanced Jazz Improv in addition to South’s...

'Clybourne Park' inspires conversations about sensitive topics

'Clybourne Park' inspires conversations about sensitive topics

Hannah Liu November 2, 2017

“Our job is to create group discomfort, not individual alienation,” said Spanish teacher Dan Fabrizio, the director of Clybourne Park, during a talkback with the Leadership class in the auditorium...

Clybourne Park workshop with Theatre Ink director Adam Brown

Behind the scenes of Theatre Ink: Casting

Hannah Liu October 13, 2017

In theatre shows, actors seem to fit their part perfectly, inspiring meaningful conversations through complex portrayals of characters. However, what audiences don’t see is the selective casting process,...

Guest speaker Luke Schaefer discusses economic barriers with Close Up class

Guest speaker Luke Schaefer discusses economic barriers with Close Up class

Hannah Liu May 17, 2017

Luke Schaefer, professor of Poverty Solutions at the University of Michigan’s School of Social Work, engaged students in a discussion about reasons for poverty in America in the Little Theatre during...

Spring Jazz Night wows crowd with groovy tunes

Spring Jazz Night wows crowd with groovy tunes

Hannah Liu April 24, 2017

North’s jazz program never fails to impress, and spring Jazz Night was no different. Student-musicians captivated the audience with a variety of soulful jazz songs. North’s Honors Jazz Ensemble 1,...

Student talent show recognizes academic support program

Student talent show recognizes academic support program

Hannah Liu April 12, 2017

“Interpretive Screaming” was one of the many unexpectedly entertaining performances during last night’s Student Talent Show in the Little Theatre. The diverse range of performances were a breath...

Sodexo’s “Future Chefs Competition” tests elementary students' kitchen skills

Sodexo’s “Future Chefs Competition” tests elementary students' kitchen skills

Hannah Liu April 9, 2017

Sodexo hosted the first annual Newton Public Schools Future Chefs competition in the cafeteria last Tuesday, March 28. The winner goes on to represent Newton Public Schools regionally and possibly nationally...

Artist of the Month: Maggie Quigley

Artist of the Month: Maggie Quigley

Hannah Liu April 3, 2017

From behind the scenes, junior Maggie Quigley offers insight into the often overlooked role of stage crew. Like most stage crew members, she has a range of jobs including painting, carpentry, and design....

North student localizes global “street piano” project in Newton

North student localizes global “street piano” project in Newton

Hannah Liu March 15, 2017

Pianists are invited to spontaneously perform on the piano in the theatre entrance, which is covered in paintings inspired by children’s writer Jan Brett. Rimmed with leaf and crown decorations, the...

Family Singers wrap up lunch block concert.

Pop-up performances remind students of upcoming auditions

Hannah Liu February 14, 2017

A pleasant surprise awaited incoming students and teachers on the morning of Feb. 3 as Tiger Bebop sung classic tunes of their repertoire. North’s select choral groups—Tiger Bebop, Family Singers,...

Artist of the Month: Dylan Evans

Artist of the Month: Dylan Evans

Hannah Liu February 7, 2017

By Hannah Liu An enthusiastic and dedicated drummer, sophomore Dylan Evans is the Jan. artist of the month. Outside of school, he plays with his band, Electric Blue, and takes lessons at the YMCA Center...

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