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Sophomore Anika Walker presents her speech in English teacher Emily Lews c-block class Jan. 11, 2022. (Photo by Andy Zhou)

Speech competition emphasizes student voices for social change

Jacob Zalis January 24, 2022

For the past two months, sophomores have been warming up their rhetoric and honing their speaking skills in the annual Martin Luther King Jr. sophomore speech celebration. Students began presenting speeches...

(Photo by Sophia Zhou)

Huck Finn removed from core texts amid controversy

Yesha Thakkar November 14, 2019

The English Department chose to remove Adventures of Huckleberry Finn from its list of required readings for juniors in early October. English department head Melissa Dilworth said that the department...

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....

Students present creative writing at Heintzelman award ceremony

Students present creative writing at Heintzelman award ceremony

Wendy Li May 11, 2016

by Wendy Li Students and faculty gathered in the auditorium as winners of the 60th annual M. Ronald Heintzelman Memorial Awards took turns reading their creative pieces aloud Thursday, May 5. The annual...

English department revises Martin Luther King, Jr., contest

The Newtonite December 10, 2012

by Amanda Hills This year, the English department changed the annual Martin Luther King, Jr., sophomore essay contest into a speech contest. The speeches should “motivate peers to effect change in their...

Winners of writing competition share work

The Newtonite May 11, 2012

by Peter Diamond Winners of the 56th Annual M. Roland Heintzelman Memorial Awards read original pieces aloud E-block yesterday in the auditorium. The Annual M. Roland Heintzelman Memorial Awards recognizes...

Editorial: Sparknotes cuts at analytical skills

The Newtonite March 12, 2012

[media-credit name="Nina Kaplan" align="alignnone" width="300"][/media-credit]Junior William Lightfoot reads "Huckelberry Finn" for English class during his free in the Learning Commons. Imagine that all...

English department adds five new classes

The Newtonite March 6, 2012

[media-credit name="Jordan Robins" align="alignnone" width="300"][/media-credit]by Samantha Libraty Three English electives and two senior English classes have been added to the English department’s...

English department presents Roland Heintzelman Awards

The Newtonite August 1, 2011

[media-credit name="Jacob Schwartz" align="alignright" width="200"][/media-credit]Senior Derek Butterton won the 55th Anual M. Roland Heintzelman Merioal Award for his poem. Photo by: Jacob Schwartz by...

Student says Potter should be taught

The Newtonite August 1, 2011

by Kayla Shore Harry Potter should have a place in classrooms outside of Hogwarts, according to senior Karen Brier. “I think Harry Potter should be used as a text in classes to teach students about mythology,”...

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