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NPS parents meet to discuss social equality issues in school system

NPS parents meet to discuss social equality issues in school system

Maya Waldman November 17, 2017

More than 50 parents from various Newton Public Schools gathered at Angier Elementary School last Thursday night to discuss race, culture, and identity issues affecting students. The meeting was the second...

Guest speaker offers students glimpse into Intelligence Community career paths

Guest speaker offers students glimpse into Intelligence Community career paths

Maya Waldman May 3, 2017

Don Gentile, senior language authority at the United States Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Foreign Language Program Office, described career paths in the Intelligence Community (IC) that involve...

Tensions rise between students, librarians over library policies

Tensions rise between students, librarians over library policies

Maya Waldman April 26, 2017

After wading through North’s crowded hallways, ducking into the library learning commons (LLC) for a few minutes is often like letting out a long sigh. But for many students at North, the LLC is no longer...

Photo courtesy of Lara Metcalf.

Q&A: Junior Cameron Mastoras gives TED Talk inspired by sophomore speech

Maya Waldman December 9, 2016

Junior Cameron Mastoras recently had the chance to speak publicly at a TEDX event in Brookline this fall. As one of the few teens present, he described the importance of learning through experience and...

Graphic by Alisa Caira.

Sophomores see New York City with historical lens on field trip

Maya Waldman November 28, 2016

New York City provided an educational opportunity for world history students to assimilate into a unique culture as they traveled to the bustling city Wednesday Nov. 9 to Thursday Nov. 10. Sophomore students...

Discontinued projector bulbs pose problem in school system budget

Discontinued projector bulbs pose problem in school system budget

Maya Waldman November 15, 2016

When the projector bulb flickers out during a lecture, it may take more than unplugging the computer to turn the projector on again. Broken bulbs will no longer be replaced because they are no longer...

Students express frustration over inconvenient parking system

Students express frustration over inconvenient parking system

Maya Waldman September 26, 2016

by Maya Waldman Police have threatened to fine and tow illegally parked vehicles after disgruntled students have begun using unauthorized spots near school property. Students are frustrated by the seeming...

Review: Springfest captures student talent with stunning performance

Review: Springfest captures student talent with stunning performance

Maya Waldman April 13, 2016

by Maya Waldman Excited chatter filled the auditorium yesterday evening at Springfest I, as North’s musical groups performed for the third time this year. The musicians and singers presented a number...

Aronson issues new attendance rule for juniors, seniors

Aronson issues new attendance rule for juniors, seniors

Maya Waldman April 5, 2016

by Maya Waldman In a move that will save many juniors and seniors a dreaded extra trip, interim principal Mark Aronson began implementing a policy at the beginning of the third term where juniors and seniors...

E.J. Beech Wins Mr. 016 Pageant

E.J. Beech Wins Mr. 016 Pageant

Maya Waldman April 4, 2016

by Maya Waldman Mr. ‘016, an all-senior male beauty pageant and talent show, took place Thursday night at 7 p.m. in the little theater. Faculty judges announced E.J. Beech as Mr. ‘016, who won two...

Students to take makeup SAT after proctoring mistake

Students to take makeup SAT after proctoring mistake

Maya Waldman March 14, 2016

by Maya Waldman Students taking the SAT were accidentally given extra time in a testing session administered at Newton South Saturday, March 5, and no makeup test has yet been announced, worrying many...

Shelter-in-Place emergency procedure issued

Maya Waldman March 2, 2016

by Maya Waldman After an unknown caller released a bomb threat at around 1:20 p.m., interim principal Mark Aronson issued a “Shelter-in-Place” emergency procedure at North last Monday, Feb. 22. According...

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