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Students walk out to support LGBTQ+ community, support change

Students walk out to support LGBTQ+ community, support change

Esha Bhawalkar June 23, 2022

North’s Gender-Sexuality Alliance (GSA) organized a walkout during f-block Friday, March 19, to protest the rise in anti-LGBTQ+ legislation in the United States.  “We just wanted to show our support...

Design and Visual Communication students work hard on project, look forward to completed effort

Design and Visual Communication students work hard on project, look forward to completed effort

Kerri Huang June 16, 2022

Students at North may find this familiar: Three tigers standing in front of a sprawling tree holding photos against the backdrop of a meadow. Not only does this appear in the main hallway at North, it...

FORJ panel addresses banned books, points towards awareness

FORJ panel addresses banned books, points towards awareness

Dea Pance May 7, 2022

Amid controversy and legislative attempts to ban certain literature in schools across the country, Newton Families Organizing for Racial Justice (FORJ) analyzed the impact that these decisions have on...

Sanders addresses fighting at North in exclusive Q&A

Sanders addresses fighting at North in exclusive Q&A

Jacob Zalis April 11, 2022

Incidences of fighting among students rocked the school Thursday, March 31 as videos of two students clashing in Newtonville began to emerge. At least one other fight occurred within the building. Most...

Crackdown on illegal parking to become standard, Winston confirms

Crackdown on illegal parking to become standard, Winston confirms

March 7, 2022

Threatening to tow students’ illegally parked cars will become the new normal for parking violations on into the spring, according to vice principal Amy Winston. Winston said that the school hasn’t...

Students prepare for Asian culture night celebrations. (photo courtesy of senior Rose Giroux)

Asian culture night celebrates performances in return to pre-pandemic form

March 3, 2022

Asian American cultures, in all their diversity, will be highlighted through performances by Newton North Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students during Asian American Culture Night on Saturday,...

Fisher promotes unity, activism in Holocaust Remembrance Day webinar

Fisher promotes unity, activism in Holocaust Remembrance Day webinar

Sophia Heyer March 3, 2022

Despite feeling overwhelmed or insignificant, students have the ability to make a difference in the world to promote kindness, according to Holocaust survivor and Newton resident, Dr. Hans Fisher, who...

ACCESS testing resumes after COVID disruptions in streamlined manner

ACCESS testing resumes after COVID disruptions in streamlined manner

Esha Bhawalkar March 2, 2022

After disruptions due to COVID-19, ACCESS testing for English Language Learning (ELL) students took place from Jan. 4 to Feb. 7.    “The kids who didn’t come into the building last year...

Photo courtesy of Samantha Santangelo

FORJ panel discusses benefits of safe spaces in Newton schools

Savannah Bond February 17, 2022

The Newton Families Organizing for Racial Justice (FORJ) discussed the benefits of race-related affinity groups and the affinity spaces at North and South on a Zoom webinar Thursday, Jan. 27 with NPS high...

Sophomore Anika Walker presents her speech in English teacher Emily Lews c-block class Jan. 11, 2022. (Photo by Andy Zhou)

Speech competition emphasizes student voices for social change

Jacob Zalis January 24, 2022

For the past two months, sophomores have been warming up their rhetoric and honing their speaking skills in the annual Martin Luther King Jr. sophomore speech celebration. Students began presenting speeches...

Student elections adapt to COVID-19

Student elections adapt to COVID-19

Jacob Zalis October 4, 2021

All four grades will be having class elections for student body presidents and vice presidents, as well as the student faculty administration (SFA) Monday, Oct. 18. The setup for this year’s elections...

Photo by Cathy Zhao

Clothing drive brings in 500 pounds of donations

Jacob Zalis June 20, 2021

Students donated old clothes in a clothing drive held by the Fashion and Sustainability club Wednesday, June 2.  According to club officers, the drive gathered around 500 pounds of clothing. After...

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