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SAT set to go digital, students share concerns and hopes

SAT set to go digital, students share concerns and hopes

Hannah Zizlsperger, News editor November 12, 2023

SAT tests will take on a new digital format in the spring, raising student concern and excitement surrounding the adjustment. “Paper feels more like a standardized test. If it goes digital, I feel...

NewMo service unavailable to students following withdrawal of funding

NewMo service unavailable to students following withdrawal of funding

Maddie Ngo, News editor November 12, 2023

Popular public transportation program, Newton in Motion (NewMo), is no longer available to students or the general public as of Sep. 30 due to a lack of sustainable funding.   “We have not given...

Orange tables put back on Tiger Drive after removal last year due to student misuse

Orange tables put back on Tiger Drive after removal last year due to student misuse

Arya Anekal, News editor October 6, 2023

After administration reconsideration, the orange tables near the Tiger Drive entrance have made a comeback this year after being removed in early January. At the start-of-school assembly, Principal...

Educators and student advocates line the Education Center hallways Wednesday, Sep. 27.

Pamphlets encourage student advocacy amid teacher negotiations

Shira Lobron, Arya Anekal, and Noah Kesselman September 28, 2023

Students entered the building Tuesday to find many orange pamphlets in the hallways voicing students’ concerns about the effects of teacher contract negotiations. Students for Teachers (SFT)—an...

STAMP exams assess world language proficiency levels of students

Evie Mace, News editor June 20, 2023

World language students took the Standards-Based Measurement of Proficiency (STAMP) examinations for the first time this spring, allowing the World Language department to collect information about language...

Performers gathered on stage to take bows after all acts concluded Saturday, May 6.

AACN features variety of Asian countries’ traditions

Eric Lam, News editor June 20, 2023

Asian American Culture Night highlighted diverse cultures from all across Asia, organized by the Asian American Culture Club (AACC) Saturday, May 6 in the Lasker Auditorium. The night opened with a cover...

ToBeGLAD Day combats hate with celebration

ToBeGLAD Day combats hate with celebration

Maddie Ngo, News editor May 10, 2023

The Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA) Club hosted an informative series of panels to celebrate LGBTQ+ culture amid controversy during North’s annual ToBeGLAD Day Friday, April 14. Events during c-block,...

Disability Awareness Day strives to promote inclusivity

Peter Edwards, News editor May 8, 2023

North’s first Disability Awareness Day (DAD), hosted by students taking the Leadership in Diverse Society class, educated students and staff in a stride towards greater inclusion Wednesday, April 5. The...

Successful donation box fundraiser to help students in need

Hannah Zizlsperger, News editor May 8, 2023

In a successful fundraiser for the Etinan Children's Scholarship Foundation, members of the Leadership class collected  school supplies and lightly used clothes in Donation Boxes that were set up around...

The Ligerbots are welcomed into a competition at Ponaganset High School Sunday, March 19.

LigerBots succeed at playoffs, states, prepare to take on off season

Maddie Ngo, News editor April 27, 2023

Capping a year of great success, North and South’s combined robotics team, the LigerBots, finished strong at The New England District Championship April 6-8 in Springfield. At states, the team ended...

Finals set to take a new approach this year

Eric Lam, News editor April 26, 2023

With finals on the horizon, North students can start to anticipate a restructured format this June with new schedules, new content, and new grading systems. The new finals schedule will be composed of...

Sophomore Aly Tahoun and freshman Maialen Alawam play the drums and sing middle-eastern tunes outside the cafeteria Friday, March 10.

MENA Day exposes students to Middle East and North African cultures

Noah Kesselman, Features Editor April 4, 2023

Students gathered Friday, March 10 to experience Middle Eastern and North African cultures through speakers, presentations, and food during Middle East North Africa (MENA) Day.  “MENA is a place...

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