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Athletic director Mike Jackson stands with teachers while picketing, Friday Jan. 19.

Challenges mount for North athletics amid Newton Teachers Association strike

Aanya Vishwanath, Sports Managing Editor January 19, 2024

As strike is commenced by members of the Newton Teachers Association (NTA) Friday, Jan. 19 after over a year of unsuccessful contract negotiations, its impact on North’s athletics program is still uncertain.  All...

Boys basketball players run drills at tryouts to prepare for the upcoming season.

Winter sports look to continue competitive success, build community

Gavi Berkman December 14, 2022

North athletics will look to preserve their elite reputation this winter. As winter sports teams begin their preseason training and non-conference games, many teams have raised the already high bar they...

North releases equity survey to improve LGBTQ+ athletic inclusivity

North releases equity survey to improve LGBTQ+ athletic inclusivity

Mark Hemment May 7, 2022

North's athletic department recently distributed an equity survey to gather more information about LGBTQ+ students' sporting experiences and treatment.  The survey came in response to an equity audit...

Winter mask mandates create mixed feelings among athletes

Winter mask mandates create mixed feelings among athletes

Anderson Free January 31, 2022

Athletes for winter sports likely welcomed the news of a full winter season after playing shorter schedules last year due to the pandemic. Despite this return to normalcy, however, students still face...

North Athletics Department Launches LGBTQ+ Focus Group

North Athletic’s Department Launches LGBTQ+ Focus Group

Arjun Shatkin December 8, 2021

The athletic department announced a new LGBTQ+ Athletic Focus Group initiative, with the goal of benefitting LGBTQ+ student-athletes at North. The focus group will meet during Tiger block 3-5 times...

(Photo by Ian Dickerman)

North Enters Winter Season with Excitement, High Hopes

Mark Hemment November 28, 2021

After an exciting fall season, filled with deep playoff runs, North looks towards the winter season, as tryouts begin Monday. “I feel excited,” said special education teacher Paul Connolly, who...

Cheer performs during halftime of the Friday Night Lights football game, Friday, Oct. 1. (Photo by Rachel Kurlandsky)

New cheer coach Teresa Colella brings hard work, experience to the program

Zach Kwon October 22, 2021

Former Needham cheer coach Teresa Colella hopes to combine her past work and experience with teens, in her first year as head coach of North's cheerleading team.  According to senior Nicole Semenoff,...

Athletes, coaches discuss early morning practices

Athletes, coaches discuss early morning practices

Angela Nie October 15, 2021

Due to this year’s later end time, several athletic teams have moved practices to the morning before classes start. In past years, every team could practice after school because classes ended earlier....

North experiences bus shortage amid fall athletic season

North experiences bus shortage amid fall athletic season

Maxwell Lu September 17, 2021

Athletic teams are being forced to find alternative transportation methods to games as North faces a severe bus shortage. The sudden shortage of buses at North is a part of a nationwide issue. In a...

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