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Chinese language teacher Star Lew translates for former principal Jim Marini and former Jingshan School principal Lu Yan Fan, calling in from Beijing, China. (Photo courtesy of Ming Lu).

Jim Marini receives Friend of the Exchange Award

Emma Brignall November 15, 2022

Former North principal James Marini received the annual Friend of the Exchange Award Tuesday, Oct. 18, to honor his significant contributions to the Newton North-Beijing Jingshan School Exchange Program. The...

The cast of Nitrous Oxide poses before rehearsal.

Nitrous Oxide strives to improve gender representation in comedy

Savannah Bond November 8, 2022

Students in Theatre Ink’s sketch comedy show Nitrous Oxide have been focusing on increasing gender equality in comedy performances. Over the last several years, directors of Nitrous Oxide, a sketch...

Junior Sonia Murthy and sophomores Amelie Raynes, and Anna Scales work on creating costumes for the upcoming musical Godspell.

North’s stage crew works to provide setting, context to Theatre Ink shows

Leah Ziskin October 24, 2022

Whether musical or improvised, the glitz and glamor of every show put on by North’s theater program, Theatre Ink, is evident in its polished and well executed shows. But behind the finished product,...

People gather for Newtonville Village Day Sunday, Sept. 18.

Newtonville Village Day celebrated community with vendors, music

Anishka Srikanth October 12, 2022

Newtonville Village Day brought excitement to Newtonville with local artists, vendors, and live music on Sunday, Sept. 18. The event was organized by Newtonville Area Council as an annual community event. “Newtonville...

(photo courtesy of TheatreInk)

Much Ado About Nothing livens theater with roller derby

Emma Brignall April 28, 2022

North and South's recent play opened not with typical Shakespearean dialogue, nor with the actors walking onstage, but with a roller derby bout. Every year North and South put on a joint Shakespeare show...

(photo courtesy of Theatre Ink)

Spontaneous Generation humors audience with four nights of improvisation

Savannah Bond April 14, 2022

Spontaneous Generation brought tears of laughter to the audience’s eyes with improvised skits and clever comebacks. Directed by senior Sam Melville and junior Ella Reid, Spon Gen ran  March 30 to April...

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...

(photo courtesy of Theatre Ink)

Spontaneous Generation will provide unscripted fun

Leah Ziskin March 31, 2022

Spontaneous Generation looks to humor audiences through various improvisational comedy games. Directed by seniors Ella Reid and Sam Melville, the show will run Mar. 30-Apr. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Little...

(photo courtesy of TheatreInk)

Much Ado About Nothing combines theater with roller derby

March 19, 2022

Much Ado About Nothing promises to deliver an exciting new spin on a Shakespeare classic. The show, directed by Newton South English teacher Jasmine Lellock, will run March 17-19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Lab...

(Courtesy of Theatre Ink)

Theatre Ink’s Cabaret Troupe prepares for opening night

Leah Ziskin March 9, 2022

Cabaret Troupe’s, “Light the Way,” strives to tell important stories through contemporary musical theater. Directed by seniors Naomi Wolfe and Lily Ranalli, with music directed by junior Jack Kalish-Demaris...

Winterfest Serenades Audience with Diverse Selections

Winterfest Serenades Audience with Diverse Selections

Antonio Batista-Ciani March 7, 2022

The Wind Ensemble and Symphonic band, directed by Richard Labedz, the Combined Choruses, directed by Sheldon Reid, and the Vocal Ensemble and Orchestra, directed by Adam Grossman, assembled in the Lasker...

(photo from Theatre Ink)

Improv Jam Humors Audience with Mortician, Frogs

Emma Brignall March 3, 2022

From the improvised skits to the actual jars of jam they handed out, Improv Jam brought joy and laughter to its audience. Directed by senior Sam Melville and junior Ella Reid, the show ran Feb. 17 at 7:00...

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