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Faculty prepares to welcome freshmen to North Tuesday, Sept. 15. (photo by Ian Dickerman)

North welcomes new faculty amid remote learning plan

The Newtonite September 22, 2020

compiled by Grace Beecher and Anika Bhawalkar Carrie BatesScience teacher Background: Bates earned her bachelor’s degree in chemistry education and a minor in Spanish teaching from Brigham...

Best fall dessert recipes for back-to-school

Best fall dessert recipes for back-to-school

Emma Burns September 21, 2020

In light of the current pandemic and North’s distance learning plan, many students have been at home looking for an enjoyable leisure activity. After trying a sizable amount of new hobbies such as gardening...

Arts hallway is empty due to remote school year. (photo by Ian Dickerman)

Fine arts work to replicate hands-on learning online

Arjun Shatkin September 18, 2020

The Fine Arts Department is finding new and unique ways to teach in anticipation of the distance learning that will take place this fall. According to art teacher Shannon Slattery, because the department...

Students working on candidate Jesse Mermells campaign pose for a photo. (photo courtesy of junior Lindsay Bialecki)

Students demonstrate activism through work on political campaigns

Kathy Mitchell September 17, 2020

Driving through Newton on election day, one could not miss the hundreds of campaigners standing on street corners, holding up signs for their candidates. Among all of the faces behind the signs, many...

Senior Edie Pike works at her desk at home. (photo courtesy of Pike)

Seniors maintain positive outlook for remote school year

Helen Xiao September 17, 2020

The fall breeze of September typically marks the reopening of high school with students streaming back into the building. Seniors, ready to embark on the last year of high school, arrive at the building...

Teachers and faculty stand at the entrance of Tiger Drive, welcoming freshmen in groups to take a first walk through the building as students Tuesday, Sept. 15. (photo by Ian Dickerman)

Virtual Club Day to still provide students with connection opportunities

Jacques Abou-Rizk September 16, 2020

Amid much uncertainty, North is pushing forward with Club Day this year, hoping to provide opportunities for the incoming freshmen and anyone hoping to connect to North and the community.  Although...

CTE looks to provide in-person experience despite remote year

CTE looks to provide in-person experience despite remote year

Arjun Shatkin September 16, 2020
Students will have the opportunity to go in-person for clubs and electives once safe measures are determined. (photo by Ian Dickerman)
A tent sits in the Art courtyard outside North. (photo by Ian Dickerman)

Theatre Ink plans around pandemic to keep season alive

Sophie Fredberg September 16, 2020

Instead of the typical dimly-lit auditorium and rows of cushioned seats filled with spectators, shows held on Zoom or socially distanced performances outside will be the new normal for Theatre Ink this...

Textbooks and reading books line the SOA in preparation for the handout of these materials to students, which is still undetermined. (photo by Ian Dickerman)

Editorial: district's mishandling of reopening intensifies uncertainty for remote school year

The Newtonite September 16, 2020

Students are heading into what should be a fresh, new school year, yet looming overhead are concerns caused by the pandemic, which has created uncertainty and worry. The district’s mishandling of the...

Junior Andrew Nielsen steps up to steal the ball during a game last year against Brookline September 12, 2019. Boys soccer will begin training for the new season in the coming week. (photo by Ian Dickerman)

Fall sports given new guidelines in makeshift season

Griffin Bond September 16, 2020

The School Committee voted Monday, Sept. 14 to approve the fall athletic plan proposed by the athletic department in accordance with MIAA rules for some high school athletics to go forward with the fall...

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...

Norths classrooms will remain empty to start the new school year. (photo by Ian Dickerman)

School year starts with remote plan despite mixed opinions

Dea Cela September 16, 2020

With the 2020-2021 school year finally here, students have mixed reactions to Newton Public Schools’ (NPS) full distance learning plan, which was released to the public August 25 and will be in place...

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