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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...

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 ...

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