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Northampton High School Welcomes Mr. Chastek

October 23, 2017 1:51am | Lyric Harris-Whitby

There’s a new face in the Math Department and it just so happens to be Mr. Eli Chastek. Every morning, he rolls to school in his cycling gear, ready to start the day. An avid biker, he often leaves his house when it is still […]

DACA In Our Community

October 20, 2017 12:13pm | Abigail Denhart, Ari Steinberg

Worry and fear seeped into many lives here in Northampton after President Trump announced his decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) on September 5, 2017. Upon first hearing about Mr. Trump’s decision, Mayor David Narkewicz was “very upset, more upset […]

“It” Review

October 16, 2017 2:27am | Ari Steinberg

Clowns are scary—there’s no getting around that. There is something intrinsically frightening about the bright, colorful, slightly off-putting performers. The hold clowns have over the imagination is something NHS students are hard-pressed to forget, after last year’s clown-related false alarm. NHS students will find that […]

New Gender-Neutral Bathrooms at NHS

October 16, 2017 2:23am | Adia Bennett, Tiernan Pyle

Students at Northampton High School have been working with school administration in the hope of having gender-neutral bathrooms installed on the third floor in 2018. The goal is to make gender-neutral bathrooms more available for gender-nonconforming students. Someone who identifies as gender-nonconforming is a person […]

Northampton High School Welcomes Mr. Boeding

October 16, 2017 2:19am | Emma Jackson

Although his name sounds like boating, the new French teacher actually prefers biking. Mr. Ryan Boeding became a French teacher because he loved the French language and culture, and wanted to find a job where he could use the language. Previously, Mr. Boeding taught in […]

Inside the Movements – A Social Justice Pictory

January 17, 2017 12:28am | Molly Hornby-Finch

Inside the Movements The first event I photographed was at an Indigenous People’s Day event in New York, otherwise known as Columbus Day. People we’re mourning and celebrating at the same time. Mourning for the lack of recognition from America on the repetitive stealing of […]

The Network (1976)

January 16, 2017 9:39pm | Ari Steinberg

This November 27 marks the 40th anniversary of the release of one of the greatest movie satires of all time, Sidney Lumet’s 1976 classic Network. With an all star cast featuring A-listers such as Faye Dunaway, William Holden and Peter Finch, (just to name a […]

Suicide Squad (2016) Review

January 16, 2017 9:25pm | Ari Steinberg

When the trailers first hit for DC Comics’ August superhero film Suicide Squad, they generated great waves of anticipation for what looked like a massive game-changer. Despite being part of a genre that has been criticized by many for playing it too safe and formulaic, […]

NHS Theater Joins Guild, Hopes to Compete in Early 2017

December 20, 2016 5:22pm | Isaac Bayne

     Northampton High School Theater has joined the Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild, and will be participating in its High School Festival in March of next year with the hopes of establishing a greater name for the program. The “premier event” of the METG, the […]

Growing Concerns Over Vaping from Faculty and Students

December 9, 2016 3:26pm | Clara-Grace Edwards

Students and faculty having growing health concerns, due to a rise in vaping in our culture at Northampton High School. Neither the students or faculty know the health effects of vaping because it is not regulated. “The tobacco industry has been controlling young adults for years, […]