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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...

(photo by Ian Dickerman)

Fall sports teams adapt to new COVID-19 guidelines

James Dun Rappaport November 10, 2020

The soccer team completes passing drills, field hockey begins scrimmages, and the cross country team runs around the track. The fall sports season at North has drawn to a close. Athletes had not played...

Students working on candidate Jesse Mermells campaign pose for a photo. (photo courtesy of junior Lindsay Bialecki)

Students demonstrate activism through work on political campaigns

Kathy Mitchell September 17, 2020

Driving through Newton on election day, one could not miss the hundreds of campaigners standing on street corners, holding up signs for their candidates. Among all of the faces behind the signs, many...

Senior Edie Pike works at her desk at home. (photo courtesy of Pike)

Seniors maintain positive outlook for remote school year

Helen Xiao September 17, 2020

The fall breeze of September typically marks the reopening of high school with students streaming back into the building. Seniors, ready to embark on the last year of high school, arrive at the building...

Senior John Ryan Byers tucks and twists through the air during his dive against Belmont High School December 12, 2019. (Photo by Joel Schurgin)

Byers excels in the pool, dives into next chapter

Will Ayinon June 1, 2020

Senior John Ryan Byers walked to the end of the diving board and found his balance. Holding his position on the edge of the board, exactly one meter above the pool, he jumped once, twice, and, using the...

Sophomore Indi Cha shows off her choreography during a competition. (Photo courtesy of Indi Cha)

Cha glides into new mindset after injury comeback

Kathy Mitchell May 6, 2020

Sophomore Indi Cha’s skating career was turned upside down when the doctors could not find a diagnosis for the injury that kept her from doing what she loves. After weeks of being away from the rink,...

(Photo by Ian DIckerman)

Artist Spotlight: Julianna Walsh employs music experience on original material

Arjun Shatkin January 5, 2020

Earlier this year, junior Julianna Walsh, a student singer-songwriter, stepped out of her comfort zone to create her debut EP Inner Monologue, which will be released soon. Walsh says she came into the...

Junior Lilah Gentry plays her guitar. (Photo courtesy of Gentry)

Artist Spotlight: Lilah Gentry cultivates dreamy artistic persona

Amy Xue December 9, 2019

Sometimes, inspiration strikes at unlikely moments. This is especially true in the case of junior Lilah Gentry, whose musical pseudonym, Ghostcry, was created from a simple doodle she drew over the summer...

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