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Students walk out to support LGBTQ+ community, support change

Students walk out to support LGBTQ+ community, support change

Esha Bhawalkar June 23, 2022

North’s Gender-Sexuality Alliance (GSA) organized a walkout during f-block Friday, March 19, to protest the rise in anti-LGBTQ+ legislation in the United States.  “We just wanted to show our support...

Protesters stand outside Newton City Hall, pushing for affordable housing and racial equity Sunday, Aug. 23. (photo by Jacob Zalis)

High school students unite over Newton's affordable housing issues

Jacob Zalis September 5, 2020

Protesters, led by North and South students, took to the streets Sunday, Aug. 23 to advocate for affordable housing in Newton and to encourage the defunding of the Newton Police Department (NPD). The...

Dani Divo 20, with her hands in the air, leads the march with her fellow Class of 2020 organizers, shouting Hands up. Dont Shoot as the group heads down Commonwealth Avenue towards North Friday, June 19. (photo by Ian Dickerman)

North students organize BLM 'Infinity March' to mark Juneteenth

Jacob Zalis July 2, 2020

Hundreds of North students and other Newton residents protested against racism and police brutality as part of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement Friday, June 19, more commonly known as Juneteenth,...

Senior Lela Davis speaks on the lack of action by the administration during the Blackout rally a-block Friday, Feb. 14 in the cafeteria

Students rally against use of the n-word, lack of action from the administration

Maya Demissie February 25, 2020

Students rallied a-block Friday, Feb. 4 in the cafeteria before continuing their protest throughout the day on Main Street after multiple incidents in which white students used the n-word.  Student...

Students walk out of school, protest gun violence

Students walk out of school, protest gun violence

Hari Narayanan March 16, 2018

North students and faculty participated in a walkout Thursday, March 15 at 10 a.m. as part of a growing and student-led national movement protesting gun violence. The rally occurred one day after other...

Students from this school who protested in D.C. Photo courtesy of Natalie Cohen.

Students discuss protest experiences

The Newtonite March 21, 2014

by Sophie King Students from this school joined hundreds of others from across the nation Sunday, March 2, in Washington, D.C., to protest Keystone XL, a major oil pipeline expansion. The event, called...

‘Occupy’ protests provide student outlet

The Newtonite November 23, 2011
by Alex Feit With the “Occupy” protests spreading to thousands of cities and towns around the globe, a handful of students and teachers at this school feel inclined to take part in this now ubiquitous movement.
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