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Faculty members walk down the hallway towards the theatre entrance Wednesday, Sept. 9. (photo by Ian Dickerman)

District's reopening plan stirs up trouble with NTA

Maya Demissie September 16, 2020

The Newton Teachers’ Association (NTA) has expressed concerns and frustrations with the district’s efforts to reopen schools over what it says is a disregard for teacher health and lack of collaboration...

Intruders use racial slur in Zoom bombing

Intruders use racial slur in Zoom bombing

Maya Demissie May 13, 2020

Four people bombed a North class Zoom call and used a racial slur during the intrusion, Thursday, May 7 according to an email sent out by principal Henry Turner.  The anonymous intruders said the...

Coronavirus Update: Online learning to begin this week as NPS starts long-term planning

Coronavirus Update: Online learning to begin this week as NPS starts long-term planning

Maya Demissie April 5, 2020

4/5/20 Update: April vacation has been canceled, which will move the last day of school up to Thursday, June 18 according to school officials. Additionally, North’s online learning plan, which will...

Senior Lela Davis speaks on the lack of action by the administration during the Blackout rally a-block Friday, Feb. 14 in the cafeteria

Students rally against use of the n-word, lack of action from the administration

Maya Demissie February 25, 2020

Students rallied a-block Friday, Feb. 4 in the cafeteria before continuing their protest throughout the day on Main Street after multiple incidents in which white students used the n-word.  Student...

Members of the football team scrimmage before the Friday Night Lights Game on Friday, Oct. 19. (Photo by Ian Dickerman)

Football defeats Brookline in 125th annual Thanksgiving Day Game

Maya Demissie December 11, 2019

Football defeated Brookline High School 42-8 in the 125th annual Thanksgiving Day Game at Northeastern University at Parsons Field. “It was great to see all of the team starting to work together because...

Senior Ali Lee, co-founder of Indigo Clothing Co., talks about her accidental journey to starting a popular clothing brand with her sister. (Photo by Ian Dickerman)

Local entrepreneurs share tips for success in the business world

Maya Demissie November 26, 2019

Business owners gave advice to aspiring entrepreneurs and spoke to students about starting a company during Entrepreneurship Day Friday, Nov. 22. Megan Mcelroy Rzeszutko, CEO and co-founder of Rhymella,...

City Council approves School Committee salary raise

City Council approves School Committee salary raise

Maya Demissie November 19, 2019

Newton’s city council voted unanimously to increase School Committee salaries Monday, Nov. 4. The School Committee’s base salary will increase to $7,750 per year effective Jan. 1.  According...

Seniors Claire Gardner, Sonya Gelfand, and Henry Isselbacher and junior Kevin Wu pose with the Garden City award. Gardner, Gelfand, and Wu are captains of mock trial. (Photo courtesy of Claire Gardner)

Mock trial wins Garden City trophy

Maya Demissie November 8, 2019

Mock trial won the annual Garden City tournament after defeating three of the eight schools competing at South Oct. 19 and 20. The tournament consisted of trials in which two teams compete against...

A scene from the film. (Photo courtesy of the PTSO)

Screenagers: Next Chapter screening informs parents about teenage stress

Maya Demissie October 23, 2019

Parents gathered in the auditorium to watch the PTSO showing of Screenagers Next Chapter: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience Thursday, Oct. 10. The film, created by Delaney Ruston, teaches parents...

FBLA students pose for a group photo. (Photo courtesy of Christina Zhao)

FBLA club competes in national competition

Maya Demissie September 13, 2019

Students in North’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) club took the first steps towards business careers by placing at nationals June 28 to July 2 in San Antonio, Texas. At nationals, junior...

Students learn about mental illness treatment during Mental Health day

Students learn about mental illness treatment during Mental Health day

Maya Demissie May 14, 2019

Students learned about how to be an effective ally and different resources which help with mental illness during Mental Health Day Thursday, April 11. Mental health day explored the issue of allyship...

Senior Melina Papakonstantinou and sophomore Charles Logman represent Greece at Multicultural Night. (Photo by Maya Demissie)

Students explore North's diversity at Multicultural Night

Maya Demissie May 8, 2019

The cafeteria hummed as students explored different cultures during Multicultural Night Tuesday, April 30. Families stood behind tables displaying traditional food and drink, colorful clothing, flags...

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