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Girls volleyball line up for the national anthem before the MIAA State Championship Semifinal match against Needham, Wednesday, Nov. 15.

Girl’s volleyball sweeps semifinal game against Needham

Sunny Thavanati November 17, 2023

Freshman Sasha Selivan won the set to junior Devon Burke. Burke made contact, sending the ball off Needham senior Madisyn Fernandes and out of bounds, winning the match. With this final point, girls’...

Students brainstorm ideas for fundraising plans during WIN Friday, Oct. 20 in the band room.

Students find ways to lower costs for New Orleans trip

Eric Lam November 14, 2023

With Tiger Bebop and Jazz Band’s trip to New Orleans growing closer by the day, members have begun finding ways to raise funds to lower individual costs.  Fundraising efforts began during Newtonville...

SAT set to go digital, students share concerns and hopes

SAT set to go digital, students share concerns and hopes

Hannah Zizlsperger, News editor November 12, 2023

SAT tests will take on a new digital format in the spring, raising student concern and excitement surrounding the adjustment. “Paper feels more like a standardized test. If it goes digital, I feel...

NewMo service unavailable to students following withdrawal of funding

NewMo service unavailable to students following withdrawal of funding

Maddie Ngo, News editor November 12, 2023

Popular public transportation program, Newton in Motion (NewMo), is no longer available to students or the general public as of Sep. 30 due to a lack of sustainable funding.   “We have not given...

Disney-fication of Star Wars ruins historic weapon

Disney-fication of ‘Star Wars’ ruins historic weapon

Eric Lam November 3, 2023

The newest Star Wars shows and movies have continued the trend of smothering lightsabers’ power from being deadly and elegant weapons into glowing clubs that appear unthreatening.  Everyone knows...

The Wheel of Time immerses viewers in a magical world

‘The Wheel of Time’ immerses viewers in a magical world

Izzy Chapman November 1, 2023

The TV show, The Wheel of Time brings a world built on magical power struggles and the confines of repeating fates to life. The TV show explores a fresh perspective from the fantasy book series leaving...

Grandmas Kitchen has a wall featuring photos of regular costumers.

Grandma’s Kitchen offers welcoming atmosphere, great food

Angela Nie, Annie Tango, and Michal Zatlin October 30, 2023

Anyone who steps into Grandma’s Kitchen is immediately greeted by the buzzing of the boba blender. A three little pigs welcome sign, a rotary phone, and comfy chairs add to the cozy atmosphere. Placed...

Orange tables put back on Tiger Drive after removal last year due to student misuse

Orange tables put back on Tiger Drive after removal last year due to student misuse

Arya Anekal, News editor October 6, 2023

After administration reconsideration, the orange tables near the Tiger Drive entrance have made a comeback this year after being removed in early January. At the start-of-school assembly, Principal...

Spontaneous Generation promises creativity, camaraderie through improv

Spontaneous Generation promises creativity, camaraderie through improv

William Yanhs October 3, 2023

An uncontrollable urge to laugh will descend upon the audience as the cast of Spontaneous Generation turns their wildest ideas into reality. The improv show, directed by seniors Raven Belson and Oliver...

Educators and student advocates line the Education Center hallways Wednesday, Sep. 27.

Pamphlets encourage student advocacy amid teacher negotiations

Shira Lobron, Arya Anekal, and Noah Kesselman September 28, 2023

Students entered the building Tuesday to find many orange pamphlets in the hallways voicing students’ concerns about the effects of teacher contract negotiations. Students for Teachers (SFT)—an...

Junior Thiago Rubino takes on his man in game against South Saturday, Sept. 9

Boys’ soccer shuts out South in intercity game

Gavi Berkman September 16, 2023

Boys’ soccer opened the season with a narrow 1-0 victory over South in a close, intense away match Sunday, Sept. 9. The game was even and fierce right from the start. Neither team managed to control...

Graphic by Jai Khurana

Disability education program cut at schools, valuable resource lost

Aaron Spetter-Goldstein, Features/opinions editor September 14, 2023

Education in the United States is under attack. In Florida, the Parental Rights in Education Act, commonly called the “Don’t Say Gay” bill has barred discussion on sexual orientation in early education....

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