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North releases equity survey to improve LGBTQ+ athletic inclusivity

North releases equity survey to improve LGBTQ+ athletic inclusivity

Mark Hemment May 7, 2022

North's athletic department recently distributed an equity survey to gather more information about LGBTQ+ students' sporting experiences and treatment.  The survey came in response to an equity audit...

FORJ panel addresses banned books, points towards awareness

FORJ panel addresses banned books, points towards awareness

Dea Pance May 7, 2022

Amid controversy and legislative attempts to ban certain literature in schools across the country, Newton Families Organizing for Racial Justice (FORJ) analyzed the impact that these decisions have on...

Women in STEM day encourages female students to pursue their passions

Women in STEM day encourages female students to pursue their passions

Angela Nie May 7, 2022

Female professionals—including several North alumni—from the health and physical sciences field discussed their experiences while pursuing a career in STEM during Women in STEM day, Friday, March 25. According...

Students attend Families for Depression Awareness event

Students attend Families for Depression Awareness event

Angela Nie May 7, 2022

Students learned about the signs and symptoms of depression and listened to a personal story about mental health during the Families for Depression Awareness and Young Adult Life Narratives event, Friday,...

North plans to install permanent lights at Dickinson Stadium

North plans to install permanent lights at Dickinson Stadium

Kathryn Fine April 19, 2022

Newton North Athletic Boosters, a group of parents who work to improve the athletic program, announced a partnership with the City of Newton to fund permanent lights at Dickinson Stadium.  If enough...

Sanders addresses fighting at North in exclusive Q&A

Sanders addresses fighting at North in exclusive Q&A

Jacob Zalis April 11, 2022

Incidences of fighting among students rocked the school Thursday, March 31 as videos of two students clashing in Newtonville began to emerge. At least one other fight occurred within the building. Most...

K-Pop Club members Helen Gu, Mikayle Huntington, Chris Schmidt-Hong, Meg Taylor, and Kai Wollaber perform at Asian American Culture Night (Photo courtesy of Natalie Taw).

Asian American Culture Night celebrates students’ culture

Emma Brignall April 11, 2022

Asian American Culture Night showcased the talents of many students by celebrating Asian culture. The show, set up by Asian American Culture Club, took place Mar. 26 in the auditorium.   The...

BLAC day encourages conversations, shares student voices

BLAC day encourages conversations, shares student voices

Esha Bhawalkar April 4, 2022

Students discussed the importance of sharing their experiences as African Americans at North during Black Leaders’ Advisory Council (BLAC) Day on Monday, Feb. 18, 2022. “The goal was to educate...

Students unaware of mental health resources despite administrative attempts

Students unaware of mental health resources despite administrative attempts

Angela Nie March 23, 2022

Over the past two years, Newton North has worked to support students through unprecedented times. But despite students struggling to find them, North offers a variety of resources to aid students struggling...

Crackdown on illegal parking to become standard, Winston confirms

Crackdown on illegal parking to become standard, Winston confirms

March 7, 2022

Threatening to tow students’ illegally parked cars will become the new normal for parking violations on into the spring, according to vice principal Amy Winston. Winston said that the school hasn’t...

Students prepare for Asian culture night celebrations. (photo courtesy of senior Rose Giroux)

Asian culture night celebrates performances in return to pre-pandemic form

March 3, 2022

Asian American cultures, in all their diversity, will be highlighted through performances by Newton North Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students during Asian American Culture Night on Saturday,...

Fisher promotes unity, activism in Holocaust Remembrance Day webinar

Fisher promotes unity, activism in Holocaust Remembrance Day webinar

Sophia Heyer March 3, 2022

Despite feeling overwhelmed or insignificant, students have the ability to make a difference in the world to promote kindness, according to Holocaust survivor and Newton resident, Dr. Hans Fisher, who...

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