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The cast of Nitrous Oxide poses before rehearsal.

Nitrous Oxide strives to improve gender representation in comedy

Savannah Bond November 8, 2022

Students in Theatre Ink’s sketch comedy show Nitrous Oxide have been focusing on increasing gender equality in comedy performances. Over the last several years, directors of Nitrous Oxide, a sketch...

Graphic by Jai Khurana

Lawmakers must prioritize preventing gun violence rather than simply managing it

Zach Kwon November 7, 2022

Despite continuous but unsuccessful gun legislation, high profile shootings have become a grim normalcy in the American news cycle. The massacres in Uvalde, Texas and in Buffalo, New York last May serve...

Blossom Nutrition opens on Walnut Street at 9 a.m.

New restaurants in Newtonville allow various dining options for students

Dea Pance November 4, 2022

Equipped with pocket money and an eagerness to eat lunch outside the building, students flock to Newtonville every day. Freshly following the pandemic, additions to the indoor dining scene attract the...

Marinucci works at her desk in her office.

Marrinucci addresses hiring substitutes in exclusive Q&A

Zach Kwon June 10, 2022

Towards the end of this school year, The Newtonite plans to publish a story focusing on the intricacies of being a substitute teacher at North. As a prelude to this bigger story, we are publishing a short...

Sophie Mathewson

North’s costume department enriches theater production through detailed character designs

Sophie Mathewson May 15, 2022

Tucked away next to the Little Theatre on the first floor, the costumes shop and makeup rooms are bustling with students, busily working. Racks line the walls, with pieces ranging from light satin dresses,...

Klein discusses recent success, takes it one step at a time

Klein discusses recent success, takes it one step at a time

Jacob Wu April 4, 2022

When senior Maxwell Klein broke his own previously held record with a shot of 65 feet and three and one-fourth inches earlier this month, it almost felt normal. After all, Klein has broken this record...

Boys indoor track works hard to finished undefeated for 25th consecutive year

Boys’ indoor track works hard to finished undefeated for 25th consecutive year

Anderson Free February 16, 2022

For 24 consecutive years, the boys’ indoor track team has continued to dominate the Bay State Conference, emerging undefeated at the end of every season. This winter proved to be no exception, as North...

Sophomores adapt to in-person learning

Sophomores adapt to in-person learning

Shira Lobron November 13, 2021

Starting high school is difficult for any freshman. They are thrown into a huge building with unfamiliar faces and higher expectations—an overwhelming experience for any 14 or 15-year-old. Putting ...

English teacher Kate Mannellys in-school teaching setup (photo courtesy of Mannelly)

Teachers handle work in, out of building with pandemic in mind

Jacob Zalis January 4, 2021

Teachers wave and greet each other in the otherwise empty hallways, careful to keep their masks up and not linger as they move in and out of the building. Meanwhile, others lead Zoom classes from converted...

(graphic courtesy of Kerry Prasad)

Newton's newly established Indigenous Peoples' Day stirs controversy among Italian American community

Helen Xiao December 5, 2020

Columbus Day was established as a federal holiday, one recognized by the US government, in 1937, and celebrated in Massachusetts as early as 1792 by the Massachusetts Historical Society. For many, the...

Students struggle to adapt to remote learning schedule

Students struggle to adapt to remote learning schedule

Elizabeth Qian-Tsuchida December 4, 2020

A student sits at their dining room table and turns on their computer. Their microphone and headphones turn on as well. However, they are not planning to play a video game or go online shopping. Instead,...

Senior Edie Pike speaks at an event to honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg after her passing. (photo courtesy of Edie Pike)

Edie Pike ramps up for new advocacy project

Grace Beecher November 22, 2020

Senior Edie Pike has always been interested in hearing other people’s stories. From chatting with friends and teachers to listening to people on her podcast, Voices, Pike has found numerous ways to...

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