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Union members and supporters gather at the Education Center to rally for a fair contract Wednesday, Jan. 31.

Teacher strike continues for fourteenth day amid contentious contract negotiations, budget disputes

Evie Mace, Features editor February 1, 2024

As negotiations continue between the Newton Teachers Association (NTA) and the Newton School Committee, the terms of the new teacher contract are being hashed out in a contentious debate. The NTA and committee,...

Inclusion specialist Kate Woodford and her two daughters visit the Education Center to attend the union protest Wednesday, Jan. 24.

Number One Strikers: A photographer’s walk through the sixth day of protests

Gabe Kolodner, Managing photo editor January 29, 2024

It was raining in the early afternoon of Wednesday, Jan. 24 as I walked along Walnut St. from North to the nearby village of Newtonville, camera in hand. I passed many of my current and former teachers,...

English teacher Sherri Ziomek listens to South teacher John Curley present his speech at the Newton Teachers Association (NTA) rally, Thursday, Jan. 25.

A day in the life of a Newton Public Schools teacher on strike

Leah Ziskin, Arts managing editor January 26, 2024

A week ago, English teacher Sherri Ziomek was in her classroom teaching her freshmen Romeo and Juliet. Now, she is on the picket lines, protesting relentlessly for a fair contract among her fellow Newton...

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...

AI prompts change to academic violation policy

AI prompts change to academic violation policy

Kerri Huang, Features editor September 8, 2023

Essays can now be written in seconds. Poems, songs, and playscripts can be produced after entering a few keywords. Lesson plans and articles can be generated on a whim. ChatGPT’s seemingly endless capabilities...

Peer Tutoring program offers students unique opportunity to learn, gain experience

Peer Tutoring program offers students unique opportunity to learn, gain experience

Charlotte Boudreau, Features editor June 21, 2023

Sounds of enthusiasm buzz in the library every WIN block from the Peer Tutoring program. As a way for students to help students, the Peer Tutoring initiative exists for students to give and receive...

Protesters opposing Norths upcoming drag show rally in Newton Centre Thursday, April 13.

North enveloped in national spotlight

Aaron Spetter-Goldstein, Opinions editor June 21, 2023

This April, it was North’s ToBeGLAD Day drag event. Prior to that, it was the rejected Academic Principles Advisory Committee. Before that was the multi-month saga over alleged anti-white discrimination...

Parental rights as they relate to North in proposed Bill

Parental rights as they relate to North in proposed Bill

Maddie Ngo, News editor May 10, 2023

It is no secret that North has been, and is expected to continue to be, affected by laws relating to “parental rights”, though another level of its extremity is presented by the freshly proposed H.R.5....

Crowds gather on front lawns to watch locals perform for Porchfest Saturday, June 4.

North students discover music opportunities in the local community

Noah Kesselman, Features editor February 17, 2023

Walking from house to house at Porchfest last summer, music fans stopped to listen to local country enthusiasts, reminiscent ‘80s rockers, and the occasional cello player, but they may have also come...

Officers of the Class of 2023, led by senior Clara Lake, have weekly student government meetings inside Beals House.

Class presidents on their goals for the upcoming year

Sunnie Dau, Features editor February 16, 2023

Paul Holm Junior Paul Holm, Class of 2024 president, is striving to make the student government more welcoming and enjoyable for every student.  “I want to bring normalcy into student government...

Costume design teacher Natalie Chaidezs studio sits next to the Theatre Ink production board.

North welcomes its newest Head of Costume Design

Aaron Spetter-Goldstein January 26, 2023

From a very young age, costume design teacher Natalie Chaidez has loved anything and everything involving theater. Starting off in local productions, Chaidez made her way into North’s theater program,...

Sophomore Esha Bhawalkar and junior Esther Ocio-Ortega, her Spanish exchange student, enjoy an afternoon in Cambridge at Harvard library.

Foreign exchanges begin, students reflect on their experience thus far

Dea Pance December 13, 2022

Foreign exchanges have returned to North in full swing, offering students an immersive exposure to native speakers and their cultures during the 2022-2023 school year. After a three-year hiatus due...

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