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Boys cross country dominates the front of the pack at the start of their race against Weymouth Wednesday, Sept. 11.

Boys' cross country finishes strong despite injuries

Yesha Thakkar November 23, 2019

Boys’ cross country, 5-4, improved its team culture but battled several challenges at the end of the season. According to senior Alex Ivanvov, a captain with seniors Shawn Evans, Ian Horsburgh, and...

Teachers rally outside of City Hall to push for a contract settlement Wednesday, Aug. 28. (Photo by Joel Schurgin)

NTA, School Committee reach a tentative contract settlement

Yesha Thakkar November 21, 2019

The Newton Teachers Association (NTA) and School Committee reached a tentative three-year contract agreement Tuesday, Nov. 19 after 15 months of negotiations.  While the two groups have agreed...

(Photo by Ian Dickerman)

Field Hockey reflects on improvements

Yesha Thakkar November 16, 2019

Field hockey, 7-7-4, “saw their best playing” near the end of the season, according to senior Jen Buras, a captain with seniors Gabrielle Gilpin, and Yunah Jang, and Darcy Rougeaux.  “We’ve...

(Photo by Sophia Zhou)

Huck Finn removed from core texts amid controversy

Yesha Thakkar November 14, 2019

The English Department chose to remove Adventures of Huckleberry Finn from its list of required readings for juniors in early October. English department head Melissa Dilworth said that the department...

Graphic by Jai Khurana

October scheduling changes negatively impact students

Yesha Thakkar October 31, 2019

After a long day at school, I sit at my desk, crack my knuckles, and open my laptop. For hours, I stare at math problems, science lectures, English essay prompts, and history textbook pages. The hours...

City delays solar panel installation

City delays solar panel installation

Yesha Thakkar September 24, 2019

The City of Newton chose to delay the construction of a solar canopy above the Lowell Avenue parking lot until April 2020.  According to assistant superintendent Liam Hurley, the district’s chief...

Congressman Joe Kennedy speaks with students about civic engagement

Congressman Joe Kennedy speaks with students about civic engagement

Yesha Thakkar May 22, 2019

Congressman Joe Kennedy discussed civic engagement and how students can help resolve issues in their local community in the auditorium c-block Friday, April 26, and these discussions had contradictory...

Deaf Awareness Day encourages communication

Deaf Awareness Day encourages communication

Yesha Thakkar May 2, 2019

Deaf Awareness Day provided students with the chance to learn about the experiences of those who are deaf through interactive presentations, games, and videos in the Little Theater Wednesday, April 10....

(Photo courtesy of Lindsey Palmer)

North alum to host book launch for new novel

Yesha Thakkar February 14, 2019

Writing beginning in high school here at North, Lindsey J. Palmer ‘01 is publishing her third novel, Otherwise Engaged, a coming-of-age story about a recently engaged couple. She will visit Newtonville...

North parent and Trivia Night co-chair Greg Wymer leads each round of questions. (Photo by Ian Dickerman)

Theatre Ink hosts annual Trivia Night fundraiser

Yesha Thakkar February 6, 2019

Do you know what the little piece of plastic or metal at the end of your shoelace is called? How about the word for the cardboard cylinder you slip around your favorite Starbucks order? More than 60...

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