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History teacher David Bedar delivers his speech to the School Committee. (Photo by Rose Skylstad)

North students, alumni defend history curriculum at School Committee hearing

Samantha Fredberg November 28, 2018

By Samantha Fredberg and Rose Skylstad History curricula in Newton Public Schools (NPS) was assessed and deliberated at a Newton School Committee public hearing in response to a petition Tuesday, Nov....

Photo courtesy of the Ligerbots

Ligerbots host robotics competition for elementary, middle school students

Samantha Fredberg December 5, 2017

North and South’s joint robotics team, the Ligerbots, hosted a For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Lego League competition with a hydro dynamics theme for students in grades...

Photo courtesy of Alex Kelsey-Ramos

Model UN seniors win awards at Brown University Simulation of the United Nations

Samantha Fredberg November 21, 2017

Model United Nations received various honors at the Brown University Simulation of the United Nations (BUSUN) last weekend, creating an “incredible experience for the club,” according to senior Lukas...

SFA pilots open Main Street for third lunch

SFA pilots open Main Street for third lunch

Samantha Fredberg November 15, 2017

Due to an overcrowding cafeteria, the Student Faculty Administration (SFA) passed a bill allowing food and providing cafeteria tables on Main Street for third lunch. Senior Ian Reid, an SFA member, proposed...

Mayoral candidates share stances with North community

Mayoral candidates share stances with North community

Samantha Fredberg November 6, 2017

Mayoral candidates Ruthanne Fuller and Scott Lennon participated in a question and answer forum for the evening portion of Local Government Day in the Library Learning Commons (LLC), as part of an event...

Ligerbots 'Girls + Tools' event encourages female participation in STEM

Ligerbots 'Girls + Tools' event encourages female participation in STEM

Samantha Fredberg October 27, 2017

“We want girls building as well as boys,” said South sophomore Sammy Rosenberg, an electrical build leader for Ligerbots. As part of its outreach programming, Ligerbots organized “Girls + Tools,”...

Students, faculty gather in LLC to discuss recent national events

Students, faculty gather in LLC to discuss recent national events

Samantha Fredberg October 11, 2017

Students and faculty met to discuss the effect of the Las Vegas shooting and Hurricane Maria during X-block Thursday, Oct. 5 in the library. The conversation, facilitated by principal Henry Turner, provided...

SFA plans to open up furnished Main Street space with rules

SFA plans to open up furnished Main Street space with rules

Samantha Fredberg October 3, 2017

The Student Faculty Administration (SFA) will begin a trial run of a student space on Main Street in late fall, providing students with space outside of the cafeteria to socialize, according to administration...

photo by Jonathan Cohen

Students campaign for representative positions in class elections

Samantha Fredberg May 17, 2017

Filled with determination and hope, 35 students campaign for the election of the 2017-2018 school year class officers. Students may run for president, vice-president, or SFA representative. Election assemblies,...

Counseling department educates juniors on depression, mental illness with Signs of Suicide program

Counseling department educates juniors on depression, mental illness with Signs of Suicide program

Samantha Fredberg April 12, 2017

The counseling department is holding a signs of suicide program in all junior English classes April 3 to 13 in order to create awareness and dialogue surrounding mental illness.   Throughout the two weeks,...

Mock trial competes at state championship for second consecutive year

Mock trial competes at state championship for second consecutive year

Samantha Fredberg March 31, 2017

North’s Mock Trial team competed at the state championship against Winsor, but lost their state title at Faneuil Hall, Friday March 24. The team lost the trial while competing as defense in the case....

North reevaluates environment for transgender students

North reevaluates environment for transgender students

Samantha Fredberg March 13, 2017

Students and faculty of North expressed concern and advocated for the rights of transgender students in light of a repeal of federal policy that allowed transgender students to use the bathrooms and locker...

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