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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...

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. Made up of entirely seniors, 6th Man is a rowdy cheering section...

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. However, community...

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...

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. Although religion should not be taught in...

Editorial: 'The Hunger Games' engages readers

The Newtonite September 10, 2012

[media-credit name="Jordan Robins" align="alignnone" width="191"] For a summer reading book, this school chose The Hunger Games, which is one of those rare books that keeps teenagers engaged and interested,...

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. Some of these roads may include community...

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. In order to block a website, the site should be harmful. Some...

Editorial: Swimming should be graduation requirement

The Newtonite May 4, 2012

[media-credit name="Nina Kaplan" align="alignright" width="182"][/media-credit]Freshman Thomas Maguire free throws from the diving boards during Freshman Core Physical Education. Swimming should be a graduation...

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...

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...

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