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October scheduling changes negatively impact students

Yesha Thakkar October 31, 2019

After a long day at school, I sit at my desk, crack my knuckles, and open my laptop. For hours, I stare at math problems, science lectures, English essay prompts, and history textbook pages. The hours...

Strike from school to help fight climate crisis

Strike from school to help fight climate crisis

The Newtonite September 13, 2019

By Naomi Goldstein If we have just 11 years left until climate change’s damage becomes irreversible, as stated by the International Panel on Climate Change, let’s cut to the chase: now is not the...

Teachers hold signs in support of current history curricula during Octobers standout. (Photo by Joelle Sugianto)

Respect other opinions in times of division

Skyler Bohnert December 19, 2018

A petition submitted to the Newton School Committee on November 8, 2018 called for several tasks to be carried out, including the removal of Newton Schools Superintendent David Fleishman and the termination...

Junior Maggie Needham reads Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. (Photo by Joelle Sugianto)

Promote dialogue, context to separate art from artist

Zoe Goldstein November 5, 2018

My favorite book that I read in ninth grade English was The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie. It is the story of a young Native American boy named Junior who lives on a reservation....

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Opinion: Ryan Shazier is a casualty, not a hero

Tali Falk-Judson May 31, 2018

I was watching the game where Ryan Shazier was injured. It was Monday Night Football, Bengals versus Steelers, and I was ready for the first good non-Sunday football game in weeks. Then, less than four...

Opinion: Student activists find empowerment in history

Opinion: Student activists find empowerment in history

Zoe Goldstein April 26, 2018

Photo by Joelle Sugianto In the midst of the Civil Rights Movement in May 1963, thousands of children marched on Birmingham and Alabama. Armed with principles of nonviolence, the students intended to approach...

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Opinion: March Madness ruins NBA scouting

Tali Falk-Judson April 11, 2018

Most sports fans can agree, March Madness is awesome. Upsets! Buzzer beaters! The entire tournament is a whirlwind of sports excitement. The first two days of the tournament are the best. From noon until...

Guest Writer: School safety values more than 'power of choice'

Guest Writer: School safety values more than 'power of choice'

The Newtonite April 10, 2018

By Dina Gorelik America. The American Dream. What does it mean? To me, it means having the power to choose. In the U.S., you can live your life as you want to, not going by what other people tell you...

Guest Writer: Locking school entrances damages culture, does little to improve security

Guest Writer: Locking school entrances damages culture, does little to improve security

The Newtonite March 21, 2018

by Téa Baum At last week’s X-block meeting concerning the Parkland shooting, it came to my attention that the administration is considering locking every entrance into Newton North, except the Tiger...

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Opinion: Larry Nassar is not the only one to blame

Skyler Bohnert February 28, 2018

After nearly three decades of lying, manipulation, sexual abuse and emotional assault of young female gymnasts, former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar has finally answered for his crimes, yet he is...

Opinion: Government shut down obstructs ideals of equality

Opinion: Government shut down obstructs ideals of equality

Sophie Ravina February 26, 2018

The government shutdown was officially declared on Saturday, Jan. 20, as Republicans and Democrats became stuck in a standoff, neither side being able to agree on an immigration deal. The shut down was...

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Opinion: What's Unique About North?

Sophie Ravina February 26, 2018

The bell rang and 2200 students filed their way to class. Buzzing excitedly after their summer, it is the voices of 2200 students I had never met before. I braced myself for a day just like the ones I...

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