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School should support students, not punish in vaping epidemic

Sophie Fredberg November 9, 2019

Vaping seems to be everywhere these days. Everyone knows about this new craze, whether from stories in the news, warnings from teachers, or in the vape cloud-filled bathrooms at North. Massachusetts...

Body Confidence Club works to improve current sophomore height, weight screenings

Body Confidence Club works to improve current sophomore height, weight screenings

Helen Xiao February 12, 2018

Body Confidence Club is working with the school nurse and state health department to change the height and weight screening for sophomores into a less stressful and uncomfortable process. Each year, the...

Column: To bacco or not to bacco? The fight against tobacco.

The Newtonite October 26, 2013
As much as we may like to pretend that we live in an isolated, idyllic bubble here at Newton North, teenagers here face the same challenges as adolescents around the country. There is alcohol abuse, drug usage, and excessive tobacco usage. And while the first two are certainly two of the more recognized teen safety issues, the tobacco usage in our school community tends to be blissfully ignored.

Club encourages healthy eating habits

The Newtonite November 5, 2012
by Malini Gandhi For the majority of student-run clubs, desserts are perhaps better recruiters than students. Beginning with candy-filled tables at Club Day, the motto remains consistent: come to our club and we will give you free brownies, free cookies and perhaps even free chocolate cupcakes.

Nurses recount 'just plain weird' experiences

The Newtonite April 27, 2012
by Julia Moss Why is this school’s health office crowded with students nearly every day? There doesn’t seem to be a great risk of injury at this school. After all, most students spend a good portion of the school day sitting at a desk. That seems safe enough, right?
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