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Newton's newly established Indigenous Peoples' Day stirs controversy among Italian American community

Helen Xiao December 5, 2020

Columbus Day was established as a federal holiday, one recognized by the US government, in 1937, and celebrated in Massachusetts as early as 1792 by the Massachusetts Historical Society. For many, the...

Senior Edie Pike works at her desk at home. (photo courtesy of Pike)

Seniors maintain positive outlook for remote school year

Helen Xiao September 17, 2020

The fall breeze of September typically marks the reopening of high school with students streaming back into the building. Seniors, ready to embark on the last year of high school, arrive at the building...

Graphic by Jai Khurana

Focus on female athletes' performances, not their bodies

Helen Xiao December 6, 2019

Experiencing a wedgie is a feeling known by practically every female swimmer. As a swimmer myself, I experience numerous swimsuit wedgies every practice. In fact, having a wedgie while swimming has...

Lime bikes such as these two parked on Bolyston Street are now a common sight throughout Newton. (Photo by Joelle Sugianto)

Newton residents react to new Lime bike share program

Helen Xiao October 4, 2018

Officials welcomed the arrival of the city’s first approved bike share program this summer, which has since generated mixed reactions among residents over its safety and practicality. Newton joined 15...

The mock trial team poses with their award after winning eighth place. (Photo by Krystal Petersen)

Mock Trial team ranks eighth at national championship

Helen Xiao June 18, 2018

North’s mock trial team achieved eighth place at this year’s National Mock Trial championships held in Reno, Nevada from May 11 to May 12. 46 teams of 11 competing members each from around the country...

First annual Multicultural Night celebrates cultural diversity in North community

First annual Multicultural Night celebrates cultural diversity in North community

Helen Xiao April 5, 2018

(photo courtesy of NNHS PTSO) Members of the North community gathered in the cafeteria to celebrate and recognize the diverse cultures of students at North during the first ever Multicultural Night on...

Lauren Baugher achieves dream, trains for Women's Masters Field Hockey team

Lauren Baugher achieves dream, trains for Women's Masters Field Hockey team

Helen Xiao March 31, 2018

(Photo by Abby Roll) Just as the world begins to wake up, physical education teacher Lauren Baugher returns from a morning workout, having been awake long before. She has been going to the gym at 4:30...

Body Confidence Club works to improve current sophomore height, weight screenings

Body Confidence Club works to improve current sophomore height, weight screenings

Helen Xiao February 12, 2018

Body Confidence Club is working with the school nurse and state health department to change the height and weight screening for sophomores into a less stressful and uncomfortable process. Each year, the...

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