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Boys basketball drains threes, cruises past Weymouth in statement victory

Boys’ basketball drains threes, cruises past Weymouth in statement victory

Mark Hemment January 26, 2022

Boys’ basketball defeated Weymouth 74-48 Friday, Jan. 21, at home, with an impressive three-point shooting performance. “This game was the best we've shot as a team,” said special education teacher...

Boys hockey falls to Weymouth despite strong offensive effort

Boys’ hockey falls to Weymouth despite strong offensive effort

Anderson Free January 26, 2022

Boys’ hockey fell to Weymouth 7-4 Saturday, Jan. 22, at home, but showed improvement as the game progressed. “We definitely showed a lot more grit and hard work today,” said senior Griffin Bond,...

Climate Collectives Pop Up Clothing Swap attracts students interest Jan. 18, 2021. (Photo by Angela Nie)

North supports sustainable fashion in clothing swap

Angela Nie January 25, 2022

From jean jackets to avocado print clothing, piles of neatly folded garments and informational posters encouraged North students to support sustainable fashion.  The Climate Collective organized a...

Sophomore Anika Walker presents her speech in English teacher Emily Lews c-block class Jan. 11, 2022. (Photo by Andy Zhou)

Speech competition emphasizes student voices for social change

Jacob Zalis January 24, 2022

For the past two months, sophomores have been warming up their rhetoric and honing their speaking skills in the annual Martin Luther King Jr. sophomore speech celebration. Students began presenting speeches...

Girls Basketball Falls to Needham in Double Overtime

Girls’ Basketball Falls to Needham in Double Overtime

January 2, 2022

Girls’ basketball fell to Needham 65-57 in a hard-fought game that ended in double overtime, Tuesday, Dec. 12, at home. “We just have to play a little bit harder,” said Maura Hamel, the head coach....

As a safety precaution Tiger Drive was the only entrance open to students amid shooting threats, December 17, 2021.

North Responds to School Shooting Threat

North implemented safety measures, including an increased police presence, amid school shooting threats circulating on social media Friday, December 17. A national Tik Tok trend surfaced earlier this...

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‘Spelling Bee’ tells amusing story through unique, elementary approach

Emma Burns December 8, 2021

Chalk full of individualistic, quirky fourth and fifth graders, Theatre Ink’s Spelling Bee runs December 8-11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Little Theater. Directed by seniors Molly Greenwold and Tal Pemstein,...

North Athletics Department Launches LGBTQ+ Focus Group

North Athletic’s Department Launches LGBTQ+ Focus Group

Arjun Shatkin December 8, 2021

The athletic department announced a new LGBTQ+ Athletic Focus Group initiative, with the goal of benefitting LGBTQ+ student-athletes at North. The focus group will meet during Tiger block 3-5 times...

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Inside Discusses Serious Topics Through Comedic Lense

Zach Kwon December 7, 2021

Inside, a 2021 comedy special created by American comedian and musician Bo Burnham, explores mental health, performing arts, and more through a series of varying mediums. Inside premiered on Netflix...

Boys Soccer Falls Short of State Title Despite Impressive Performance

Boys’ Soccer Falls Short of State Title Despite Impressive Performance

Maxwell Lu December 1, 2021

Boys’ soccer fell to Brookline, 2-1, in an overtime thriller during the MIAA state championship game Saturday, Nov. 2 in Lynn. “It hurts and we wish it ended differently, but we know that the results...

Business booms in Tigers Loft Bistro after COVID-19 shutdown

Business booms in Tiger’s Loft Bistro after COVID-19 shutdown

Shira Lobron November 29, 2021

After a hiatus caused by COVID-19, culinary elective students are back in the kitchen and customers have resumed purchasing lunches and other baked products from the Tiger’s Loft Bistro. “I remember...

Newton Public Schools suspends N rule

Newton Public Schools suspends N rule

Andy Zhou November 29, 2021

Newton Public Schools (NPS) has suspended the N rule for review this year in order to develop a more equitable absence policy.    A state mandate last year disallowed schools from giving consequences...

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