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The Films of 2017- Best to Worst

January 18, 2018 11:41pm | Ari Steinberg

With the dawning of the new year, 2017 draws to a close and another year-long movie season along with it. As the film releases of 2018 are just around the corner, the works of the previous year will soon lose their immediacy, but some will […]

Peer Advisory League Q+A

December 18, 2017 12:51am | Emma Jackson

The Peer Advisory League recently visited classes with freshmen to introduce themselves and help freshmen with anything they may need help with, whether it be adjusting to high school, getting connected with things happening in the school, or just needing advice and someone to talk […]

The Perfect Guide to a College Application

December 17, 2017 11:23pm | Ari Steinberg

Some will tell you that it helps to retain the services of a college advisor who will guide you through the application process and make everything as stress-free as possible. This is as far from the truth as is humanly possible. It is a well-known […]

Free Speech for Hate Groups

December 15, 2017 6:55pm | Devon Patenaude

This summer, a past many do not want to glorify came back from the grave to haunt citizens of Charlottesville, Virginia. On August 11th, hundreds of people marched through the city, carrying tiki torches and chanting Nazi-era and anti-semitic slogans. The next afternoon, a full-blown […]

The Scary Truth About Teen Drinking on Halloween

October 31, 2015 3:41pm |

This Halloween, peer pressure has created a new tradition for teenagers rather than the typical festivities: drinking and partying. Are high schoolers still enjoying the classic Halloween spirit or has a new ritual  become the mandate for teenagers? “In high school it’s more about Halloween […]

“Cookie Works” Works

June 18, 2015 4:28pm |

Upon arrival, the smell of freshly baked cookies was detectable from the bottom of the stairs at Thorne’s Marketplace in Northampton. In the window there were only two trays of cookies on display, but the menu consisted of a variety of unique flavors. They had […]

Welcome to Moe’s!

June 15, 2015 12:49pm |

  Moe’s Southwestern Grill on King Street  in Northampton is one of many Mexican restaurants I’ve been to.  While it pales in comparison to private restaurants, it’s certainly one of the better chain restaurants I’ve been to. I ordered the “Home Wrecker” burrito, which had […]

To AP, or not to AP

May 14, 2015 1:10pm |

Northampton High School students have just completed taking Advance Placement exams and some students feel the exams are not necessary, and the scores may not be useful. Administration requires NHS students enrolled in an AP class to take the exam. The testing requirement started several […]

Downtown Parking Becoming Scarce

May 14, 2015 12:56pm |

Downtown Northampton is a popular and busy place for both locals and visitors, but rather than dealing with the hassle of parking downtown, some locals decide to not go at all. Northampton High School junior Liam Maginnis finds himself downtown two or three times a […]

Garbage in the Air

January 22, 2015 8:36am |

A select number of local and international politicians are trying to get a carbon tax enacted, in Massachusetts. Why? Because fossil fuel companies release polluting carbon into the air,  scot-free. Carbon gas is invisible, so the problem is not as publicized as, for example, plastic […]