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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...

Students express concern over Norths handling of January COVID surge

Students express concern over North’s handling of January COVID surge

Andy Zhou February 11, 2022

A surge in cases from the COVID-19 Omicron variant in early January has caused concern among students over how North handled the surge.    According to the city of Newton’s website, Newton...

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Look for positivity in media, avoid focusing on negatives

Maxwell Lu May 1, 2020

The media has always been a place of controversy, as I always see people complaining about how it is too negative, somewhat biased, and misleading. Nowadays, on the bigger outlets like television and...

Students, teachers need time to adjust to Remote Learning

Students, teachers need time to adjust to Remote Learning

Jacob Zalis April 18, 2020

Despite shorter classes with longer breaks between Zoom calls, I find the online learning system much more tiring than a regular schoolday. I suspect a large part of this weariness has nothing to do...

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Focus on female athletes' performances, not their bodies

Helen Xiao December 6, 2019

Experiencing a wedgie is a feeling known by practically every female swimmer. As a swimmer myself, I experience numerous swimsuit wedgies every practice. In fact, having a wedgie while swimming has...

Strike from school to help fight climate crisis

Strike from school to help fight climate crisis

The Newtonite September 13, 2019

By Naomi Goldstein If we have just 11 years left until climate change’s damage becomes irreversible, as stated by the International Panel on Climate Change, let’s cut to the chase: now is not the...

Column: Newton should encourage impeachment investigation of President Trump

Column: Newton should encourage impeachment investigation of President Trump

Adam Clements May 1, 2017

On Monday, April 3, the city council of our neighboring city of Cambridge passed a resolution calling on the U.S. Congress to investigate President Donald Trump for impeachment, on the grounds that he...

Start time initiative has potential, working group must be cautious

Start time initiative has potential, working group must be cautious

Adam Clements May 4, 2016

by Adam Clements Nearly everyone is familiar with the eternal high schooler’s struggle of failing to get enough sleep. Day after day, hundreds of students at North return home late after extracurriculars...

Many students seem to be always online or on their smart phones.

Column: Too much technology?

The Newtonite November 21, 2013
Two oblivious students round the same corner from opposite directions. Both hunch over their smartphones, texting away furiously without any regard for the outside world. Their footsteps get closer and closer together, the clickity-clacks of their shoes echoing louder and louder on the ceramic tiles. Smash.

Column: Girls' powerhouses deserve more fan power

The Newtonite November 13, 2013
In a sports culture widely thought to be full of macho masculinity, several of this school’s girls’ teams are in the midst of dramatic playoff runs. Between the girls’ swim, soccer, volleyball, dance, and cheerleading teams, this fall playoff season is being swarmed with an impressive invasion of black and orange.

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.

Column: One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish vs. Blue Fish

The Newtonite October 8, 2013
Ten percent. Ten. Think about it. No, that’s not your most recent grade on a physics test, nor is it the percentage of bingo players who are less than 35 years old (30 percent!). Sadly, that’s Congress’ current approval rating according to a new Quinnipiac poll. Yeah, it’s that bad.
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