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Ligerbots gives back to the community

David Feng December 14, 2019

Excited chatter filled up the auditorium and Main Street as students in Ligerbots competed in the First Lego League (FLL) after months of preparation, Saturday Dec. 14. Ligerbots hosted the robotics...

Women in STEM Day presentations provide insight on STEM careers

Women in STEM Day presentations provide insight on STEM careers

Sophie Murthy December 5, 2018

For the first time ever, a new event was added to North’s list of culture days and events, providing students interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) an opportunity to learn from...

Technology Today: Why is Apple ahead?

Technology Today: Why is Apple ahead?

Derek Krantz June 13, 2018

Someone suggested to me recently that Samsung phones were “cheap” compared to the $1000 iPhone X, or even the $800 iPhone 8 Plus. I was told that getting a Samsung device would be far easier than getting...

Teachers will use Skyward to record attendance and submit grades, among other functions.

Academic performance tracking system Skyward to replace SMS

Tali Falk-Judson February 10, 2016

by Tali Falk-Judson North switched its grade and academic performance tracking system to a program called Skyward at the beginning of the term. Student Management System (SMS), the program used by every...

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

Column: Too much technology?

The Newtonite November 21, 2013

by Jared Perlo Two oblivious students round the same corner from opposite directions. Both hunch over their smart phones, texting away furiously without any regard for the outside world. Their footsteps...

An Online World: Twitter trend shows importance of skepticism, privacy

The Newtonite January 9, 2013

by Leah Budson Monday night, I sat enraged and shocked, staring incredulously at an article describing Justin Bieber fans cutting themselves to convince Bieber to cease allegedly using marijuana. According...

An Online World: Students must resist Internet distractions

The Newtonite December 7, 2012

by Leah Budson It’s 12 p.m. on a Sunday, and I have about four hours of homework left. A few websites later (Facebook, tumblr and Netflix), it’s 4 p.m., and all I have to show for the time is three...

An Online World: Recognize benefits of anonymity

The Newtonite November 16, 2012

by Leah Budson When I was in eighth grade, a craze overtook our online lives. It came by way of Formspring, and it presented the problem and the possible tool of anonymity. The damage of anonymity often...

An Online World: Illegally downloading harms media industry

The Newtonite November 2, 2012

by Leah Budson In 2009, 95 percent of music downloads were illegal, according to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, a statistic that seems believable considering that nearly all...

An Online World: Recognize quality over popularity

The Newtonite October 19, 2012

by Leah Budson Teenagers are more likely to read Twilight in their free time than Pride and Prejudice, despite the fact that most consider Jane Austen to be a superior writer to Stephenie Meyer. In a...

Column: Switch from textbooks to tablets

The Newtonite October 10, 2012

by Connor Vasu Why do students need to lug textbooks back and forth from school when there are more viable options for the school, such tablets and as online versions of textbooks? This school should save...

An Online World: Social media sites hide our true selves

The Newtonite October 5, 2012

by Leah Budson For many of us, whenever someone posts a photo of us on Facebook, the "remove tag" link itches in the corner of our minds.  There's always the pressure of what if you-know-who sees this,...

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