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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...

English teacher Kate Mannellys in-school teaching setup (photo courtesy of Mannelly)

Teachers handle work in, out of building with pandemic in mind

Jacob Zalis January 4, 2021

Teachers wave and greet each other in the otherwise empty hallways, careful to keep their masks up and not linger as they move in and out of the building. Meanwhile, others lead Zoom classes from converted...

The school remains mostly empty, but teachers have the option to work from the building, and students are able to pick up supplies with permission. (photo by Ian Dickerman)

Fleishman addresses return to in-person in exclusive Q&A

Jacob Zalis October 26, 2020

This interview has been edited for clarity and concision. Q: Do you expect that high schools will be back in-person by the end of the school year? A: We have a group right now that’s working very...

Protesters stand outside Newton City Hall, pushing for affordable housing and racial equity Sunday, Aug. 23. (photo by Jacob Zalis)

High school students unite over Newton's affordable housing issues

Jacob Zalis September 5, 2020

Protesters, led by North and South students, took to the streets Sunday, Aug. 23 to advocate for affordable housing in Newton and to encourage the defunding of the Newton Police Department (NPD). The...

Dani Divo 20, with her hands in the air, leads the march with her fellow Class of 2020 organizers, shouting Hands up. Dont Shoot as the group heads down Commonwealth Avenue towards North Friday, June 19. (photo by Ian Dickerman)

North students organize BLM 'Infinity March' to mark Juneteenth

Jacob Zalis July 2, 2020

Hundreds of North students and other Newton residents protested against racism and police brutality as part of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement Friday, June 19, more commonly known as Juneteenth,...

A closer look at the extended shutdown with principal Turner

A closer look at the extended shutdown with principal Turner

Jacob Zalis April 29, 2020

Q: Do you anticipate that this shutdown will last through the summer into the next fall school year? A: That, I don’t know. My understanding is that the state of Massachusetts will be making that...

Turner responds to student concerns regarding coronavirus in exclusive Q&A

Turner responds to student concerns regarding coronavirus in exclusive Q&A

Jacob Zalis April 22, 2020

This interview has been edited for clarity and concision. Q: Do you have any recommendations for how students should be spending their time over the quarantine outside of academics? A: I do. I think...

Students, teachers need time to adjust to Remote Learning

Students, teachers need time to adjust to Remote Learning

Jacob Zalis April 18, 2020

Despite shorter classes with longer breaks between Zoom calls, I find the online learning system much more tiring than a regular schoolday. I suspect a large part of this weariness has nothing to do...

Comedian Jesse Appell 08 cracks a joke to audience members Wednesday, Feb. 12. (Photo by Jacob Zalis)

North alumn Jesse Appell raises awareness about coronavirus

Jacob Zalis March 12, 2020

Comedian Jesse Appell, ‘08, performed along with students, professional violinist Julia Glenn, and other speakers in Comedy for a Cause, a fundraiser for the fight against coronavirus Wednesday, Feb....

Behind the scenes: cast members put hours of work into Nitrous Oxide

Behind the scenes: cast members put hours of work into Nitrous Oxide

Jacob Zalis March 10, 2020

Outlets for expression are found aplenty in TheatreInk, but there is nothing to be found in the school quite like Nitrous Oxide. While Playwright’s Festival gives the opportunity to write an original...

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