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Opinion Subcolumns

Weighing the Consequences

January 16, 2015 9:16pm |

Beyond a pat-on-the back of from my parents for doing well in school, I receive little to no recognition for my efforts in AP courses. Sometimes, I wish I could be recognized for my diligence to work for good grades in the hardest courses at […]

Worth the Weight?

January 16, 2015 8:17am |

I have not met a single person — student, parent or teacher — who thinks that the education system we have is a perfect one. And they shouldn’t; it isn’t. The consistent issue seems to be that students are less interested in learning.  Members of […]

I’ll Pass on the Hall Passes

December 23, 2014 8:27am |

We all know that when you leave class, use the bathroom, or get a drink of water, you have to sign out and bring a hall pass with you – but is it really necessary?  At Northampton High School, all teachers have their own passes […]

Wake Up and Smell the Keg

December 19, 2014 8:57am |

I was standing in chemistry class lighting hydrochloric acid on fire when I first overheard two classmates  casually discussing an incident; NHS students were caught getting wasted at one of our Friday night football games. This was among several incidents I had heard of students […]

An Argument Against Email Etiquette

December 19, 2014 8:41am |

Invest in a Financially Literate Future

December 19, 2014 8:26am |

As I stood there looking down at the check, I came to a harsh realization. I have no idea how to fill it out. My friend had just taken my senior photographs for the high school yearbook, and it was quite embarrassing when I had […]

Mixed Classes, Same Problems

November 14, 2014 11:01am |

Before last year, English and Math were the only two subjects in which freshmen had the option to take advanced courses, and they are now both transitioning to heterogeneous, or mixed level classes. The only way for ninth-graders to take any honors level course is […]

HeForShe Strives for Equality

November 13, 2014 8:08am |

It is 2014, so there is no reason that gender inequality should still exist. In September 2014, actress Emma Watson gave a moving speech to the U.N. regarding gender inequality and feminist ideas. Watson was appointed the Goodwill Ambassador for the U.N. six months ago, […]

Help Yourself! Is Gaining Awareness for Local Produce

November 4, 2014 8:18am |

When walking through downtown Northampton, there is typical vegetation of city life, including small bushes and thin trees that line the sidewalk. But head down a side street toward the Manhan Rail Trail, and see something quite extraordinary; fresh fruits and vegetables ripe for the […]

A Real Replacement for Senior Prank

November 4, 2014 7:35am |

At the risk of attracting ire from the administration, I’m not a huge fan of the “Senior Trip” plan. It’s a fun idea, but I think Northampton High School needs something more in terms of a school tradition, something that would truly inspire school spirit […]