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Music Mentors cultivates musical passion in young children

Music Mentors cultivates musical passion in young children

Shira Lobron April 6, 2021

With most in-person concerts and rehearsals put on hold, student-musicians are limited in their performing arts opportunities. To fill this gap, North’s Music Mentors program has stepped in, working...

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Nitrous Oxide amuses audience through humorous, relevant skits

Emma Brignall March 15, 2021

Nitrous Oxide supplied much-needed humor to the community through amusing yet truthful skits that emphasized the difficulties of the pandemic. Directed by seniors Mikayla Alford and Marley Craine, viewers...

Arts hallway is empty due to remote school year. (photo by Ian Dickerman)

Fine arts work to replicate hands-on learning online

Arjun Shatkin September 18, 2020

The Fine Arts Department is finding new and unique ways to teach in anticipation of the distance learning that will take place this fall. According to art teacher Shannon Slattery, because the department...

Album cover for Marinas most recent album, Love + Fear. (Shot by Zoey Grossman)

Marina delivers astounding vocals, creative tracks on comeback tour

Amy Xue October 4, 2019

Marina’s voice, a breezy yet solid hybrid of tones, echoed around the Boston harborside venue, Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion, overpowering even the eager cheers of her fans.  Known most for her...

Portrait of Liesl Tommy 89. (Photo courtesy of Lelund Durond Studios)

Director Liesl Tommy reflects on North's influence, previews upcoming projects

Arjun Shatkin May 10, 2019

From apartheid South Africa to Newton and beyond, Liesl Tommy ‘89 has found immense success as a director, breaking barriers and proving her tenacity. In 2016, Tommy received a Tony for Best Direction...

SponGen delights with whimsical improv

SponGen delights with whimsical improv

Carolyn McDonald April 26, 2018

From theatrical games, to dance transitions, to comical music numbers, North’s improvisational troupe Spontaneous Generation pleased crowds during its 20th anniversary performances. The show, directed...

Cinderella combines magic with social justice

Cinderella combines magic with social justice

Zoe Goldstein March 22, 2018

Interspersed with magic and revolution, dancing and sword fights, dragons and stepmothers, Theatre Ink’s production of Cinderella was truly an enchanting experience. Cinderella, which ran March...

Musically diverse student bands compete at 'Battle of the Bands'

Musically diverse student bands compete at 'Battle of the Bands'

Zoe Goldstein December 8, 2017

Spread out on blankets in the cafeteria in dim evening light, members of the North community waved glow sticks and cheered as four bands composed of North students played an assortment of musically diverse...

'Harvey' comments on mental illness, constructs of daily life

'Harvey' comments on mental illness, constructs of daily life

Zoe Goldstein June 13, 2017

The curtains opened on an idyllic scene. The bookshelves brimmed with books, a portrait stared serenely from the wall, the fire crackled gleefully, and an array of knickknacks were scattered about the...

Asian Culture Night amazes audience with beautifully diverse performances

Asian Culture Night amazes audience with beautifully diverse performances

Nour Chahboun May 11, 2017

Asian Culture Night thrilled the audience with numerous breathtaking and beautiful numbers showcasing the performers’ Asian heritage. The event, which featured numerous student musicians and dancers,...

Faculty Talent Show demonstrates teachers' talents

Faculty Talent Show demonstrates teachers' talents

Zoe Goldstein April 28, 2017

For many students, what teachers do when they’re not in school is a mystery. The Faculty Talent Show gave students a glimpse into the lives of teachers and their impressive talents, while providing the...

Passionate actors energizes audience with comedic, improvised skits

Passionate actors energizes audience with comedic, improvised skits

Nour Chahboun April 24, 2017

Passionate actors delighted the audience with humorous, improvised skits and games that urged audience participation at Spontaneous Generation's opening night. The troupe continued to perform unique shows...

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