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Lawmakers must prioritize preventing gun violence rather than simply managing it

Zach Kwon November 7, 2022

Despite continuous but unsuccessful gun legislation, high profile shootings have become a grim normalcy in the American news cycle. The massacres in Uvalde, Texas and in Buffalo, New York last May serve...

Junior Lilah Gentry plays her guitar. (Photo courtesy of Gentry)

Artist Spotlight: Lilah Gentry cultivates dreamy artistic persona

Amy Xue December 9, 2019

Sometimes, inspiration strikes at unlikely moments. This is especially true in the case of junior Lilah Gentry, whose musical pseudonym, Ghostcry, was created from a simple doodle she drew over the summer...

Profile: Rose Mooney utilizes North music education

Profile: Rose Mooney utilizes North music education

Carolyn McDonald December 14, 2018

Rose Mooney ’18 remembers walking over to the piano in the chorus room. Mooney was a senior, and she was about to lead a Concert Choir class, taught by music teacher Adam Grossman. She looked nervous...

What's it like having a twin?

What's it like having a twin?

The Newtonite December 11, 2014

by Isabel Joyce “What’s it like to have never travelled outside the country?” “Do you miss the taste of meat if you’ve been a vegetarian your whole life?” How could anyone possibly answer...

Julia Techler in Brianna Gershgowitzs Advanced TV Production Video Say Something.

Extreme Makeover: TV Production Edition

The Newtonite March 19, 2014
There is something different about TV production this year, and it starts with . . .
This is a GPA Histogram for the Class of 2013. Credits to Newton North High School.

Does this school recognize academic achievement?

The Newtonite February 4, 2014
In many aspects of school life, the achievement hierarchy is apparent. On a sports team . . .

A classroom turned on its head

The Newtonite November 13, 2013
A new type of classroom is cropping up in schools across the country, and, beginning last year, in this school: the flipped classroom. A flipped classroom is one in which students watch their teachers’ recorded lectures at home and work on experiments, labs, and problem-solving in class.
Math teacher Joe Siciliano to be inducted into Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame

Math teacher Joe Siciliano to be inducted into Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame

The Newtonite January 24, 2013
For almost three decades, math teacher Joe Siciliano has been coaching varsity baseball and junior varsity basketball at this school. This Saturday, Siciliano, nicknamed “Joe Sic,” will be inducted into the Massachusetts Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Siciliano said, “It is very humbling because the people who go in the Hall of Fame are very accomplished.”
During a boys basketball game, senior cheer on the Tigers as part of the 6th Man tradition.

6th Man leaders strive to rally fans

The Newtonite January 18, 2013
by Malini Gandhi It was a tense boys basketball game against Brookline, and the Tigers were down 18 points. The players were frustrated, but the 6th Man, a swaying, black-and-orange sea of fans, was as stubborn as ever, according to senior Matt Callahan.
Freshman Joanna Le draws on the white board during Japanese film and anime club.

Semester I Special: Pokémon hat represents Joanna Le’s love of anime

The Newtonite January 18, 2013
by Peter Diamond Every day, a student wears a hat designed to look like Pikachu, a character from the anime media franchise Pokémon, which she describes as a symbol of her love of anime, a form of Japanese animation.
Sophomore Spencer Bronk creates and plays role playing games with his close friends.

Semester I Special: Role playing gives Spencer Bronk creative outlet

The Newtonite January 18, 2013
by Gloria Li While many students express their creativity by splashing bright colors onto mundane pieces of canvas or by detailing figments of their imagination in written works, sophomore Spencer Bronk does so via role playing games or RPGs.
English teacher Tracy Harmon elaborately ices sugar cookies.

Semester I Special: English teacher decorates sweets, owns tracycakes

The Newtonite January 18, 2013
by Hilary Brumberg “I really don’t like to bake,” said special education and English teacher Tracy Harmon ’91, who is the owner of tracycakes, a home-based bakery in Framingham.
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