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Editorial: Take action against hate speech

The Newtonite March 15, 2016

The chants of “you killed Jesus” from Catholic Memorial’s fan section at Friday’s basketball game were an unacceptable show of ignorance, bigotry, and disrespect. Such open and blatant anti-Semitism...

Editorial: Student union should be constructed soon

The Newtonite February 27, 2013
It is no secret that this school’s Library Learning Commons serves as the gathering place for many of this school’s schmoozers. Have a canceled class? Meet you in the library. Have a free? See you in the library.

Editorial: Respect 6th Man screening policy

The Newtonite December 11, 2012
“I believe…I believe…I believe that we will win,” is a 6th Man chant that can be heard loud and clear at all boys basketball games.

Editorial: Make service graduation requirement

The Newtonite November 2, 2012
Imagine an activity that helps other people in need, improves your grades and increases your motivation. Community service provides all these benefits, according to several studies.

Editorial: Stay informed about upcoming election

The Newtonite October 22, 2012
Tonight, President Obama and Mitt Romney will take part in the final presidential debate, and in two weeks, voters will elect one of these two men as president. Students should watch this debate in order to stay politically informed, so they can formulate educated opinions on both candidates.

Editorial: Respect religion by closing school for holidays

The Newtonite September 25, 2012
Rosh Hashanah, which was last week, and Yom Kippur, which starts tonight, are important Jewish holidays, as they mark the New Year and the Day of Atonement.

Editorial: 'The Hunger Games' engages readers

The Newtonite September 10, 2012
For a summer reading book, this school chose The Hunger Games, which is one of those rare books that keeps teenagers engaged and interested, but also sparks serious debates about oppressive governments, social classes and moral dilemmas.

Editorial: Explore options besides college

The Newtonite June 6, 2012
At this school, the majority of students leave for college after senior year. However, students should consider less-traveled roads of post-graduation choices.

Editorial: Students should be able to visit Facebook

The Newtonite May 16, 2012
This school should not block Facebook on its computers. Facebook is beneficial to students, and the worst one could call it is a time-waster.

Editorial: Swimming should be graduation requirement

The Newtonite May 4, 2012
To prevent drownings and to help students learn a healthy activity, swimming should be a graduation requirement.

Editorial: Collaborative Teaching Community ensures students receive support

The Newtonite April 13, 2012
To ensure that students get the support they need, the Collaborative Teaching Community (CTC) initiative will be piloted in the fall of 2013 for freshman. Participating faculty members will collaborate regularly to discuss students’ support needs.

Editorial: Superintendent's Fiscal Year 2013 Budget improves school

The Newtonite April 3, 2012
After a crippling economic recession, Fiscal Year 2012 cut programs and teachers from this school, but in FY13 teachers and money will be added back to the payroll. We support the addition of two regular education full time educators (FTEs) and understand why the Newton Public Schools maintains the non-athletic school-sponsored extra-curricular activities fees (clubs).
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