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North experiences bus shortage amid fall athletic season

North experiences bus shortage amid fall athletic season

Maxwell Lu September 17, 2021

Athletic teams are being forced to find alternative transportation methods to games as North faces a severe bus shortage. The sudden shortage of buses at North is a part of a nationwide issue. In a...

CTE celebrates teachers with cupcakes

CTE celebrates teachers with cupcakes

Maxwell Lu May 25, 2021

North students and staff flooded Main St as cupcakes were distributed to faculty members for teacher appreciation week during f-block, Friday, May 7, in an effort organized by various Newton Public Schools...

Spontaneous Generation engages audience with unique, wacky improvisation

Spontaneous Generation engages audience with unique, wacky improvisation

Maxwell Lu May 4, 2021

Improvisational comedy show, Spontaneous Generation, thrilled audiences through a rollercoaster of wacky games and unscripted jokes. Directed by seniors Mikayla Alford and Jacob Silberman-Baron, the troupe...

Lost and Found showcases the experiences of BIPOC students through personal stories

Lost and Found showcases the experiences of BIPOC students through personal stories

Maxwell Lu February 18, 2021

Composed of down-to-earth skits, original songs, and powerful monologues, Lost and Found gave students of color the opportunity to share their race-related experiences on a personalized level. Directed...

Schechter leaves mark in North's athletic history after breaking diving record

Schechter leaves mark in North's athletic history after breaking diving record

Maxwell Lu December 9, 2020

Senior Jocelyn Schechter broke the six dive one-meter record with a score of 280.85 Monday, Nov. 2, against Natick. During her four years at North, Schechter cultivated a passion for diving. Highly...

Girls' soccer ends season with a loss, looks to bring experience to next year

Girls' soccer ends season with a loss, looks to bring experience to next year

Maxwell Lu November 17, 2020

Girls’ soccer fell to Needham 3-1 at home Wednesday, Nov. 11, in their last match of the season. “There are obviously a lot of emotions, being the last game, and it took us a while to get in that...

Mock election enables students to stay politically engaged

Mock election enables students to stay politically engaged

Maxwell Lu November 8, 2020

Students voted Joe Biden for president in North’s mock election Tuesday, Nov. 3.  The Center for Civic Engagement and Service (CCES) organized the event, which took place during community Tuesday....

North plans to implement two new Seals for students to pursue

North plans to implement two new Seals for students to pursue

Maxwell Lu November 8, 2020

From climate change protests to Black Lives Matter (BLM) marches, students are finding many ways to make a positive change in our world. To commemorate these achievements, members of North’s administration...

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Girls' field hockey loses against Brookline in competitive, fast-paced match

Maxwell Lu October 29, 2020

Girls’ field hockey fell to Brookline 2-1 Tuesday, Oct. 20, at home, in a competitive, highly-defensive game. North dominated  possession throughout the game, but were unable to take advantage...

Students reflect on postponement of some fall sports

Students reflect on postponement of some fall sports

Maxwell Lu October 15, 2020

The postponement of some fall sports came as no surprise to many North athletes, but coping with the change while staying motivated is no easy task. Due to safety issues around COVID-19, the Newton...

Joe Siciliano (file photo)

Siciliano leaves legacy of support, hard work

Maxwell Lu September 16, 2020

“I always said he was probably going to die on the baseball field, coaching,” said math teacher Brandon Mogayzel about his colleague in the math department Joe Siciliano, who retired more than 50...

"Newton Talks Race" rally asks how to keep BLM going in Newton

"Newton Talks Race" rally asks how to keep BLM going in Newton

Maxwell Lu September 14, 2020

Newton residents gathered at Jackson Homestead for ‘Newton Talks Race,’ an event organized in an effort to keep up momentum for the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement in Newton Saturday, Aug. 22. Armando...

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