A Project for Better Journalism chapter


Fisher’s First Half Hat Trick Propels Longmeadow Past Northampton

October 2, 2015 1:00pm |

Led by a first half hat trick by James Fisher and a two-goal performance by Max Robbins, the Longmeadow Lancers boys’ soccer team (2-0-1, 0-0-1 Churchill) topped the Northampton Blue Devils (0-1-1, 0-0-0 Moriarty) 5-3 on Tuesday afternoon at Northampton High School. Fisher scored two […]

A Look Back: This Is Spinal Tap (1984)

April 17, 2015 9:45am |

April Fool’s Day was recently upon us, and in celebration most would like to watch as many comedies as possible. However, given the sheer number of comedy films, people could still be viewing comedies a full two weeks after the holiday. Therefore, it would be […]

March Mudness

April 5, 2015 9:57pm |

Despite the thick layer of snow still covering the Northampton High School (NHS) playing fields, spring athletes are finding ways to start their season on time and hit the ground running. After a winter that produced 62 total inches of snow, there was some concern […]

MIT Grant Sponsors NHS InvenTeam to Build Innovative Rowing Oar

March 23, 2015 8:31am |

The Northampton High School InvenTeam is closing in on their final prototypes for an innovative rowing oar for people with physical disabilities, after receiving a $8,390 grant from the Lemelseon-MIT InvenTeam Program for Invention Projects. This is the NHS InvenTeam’s first time receiving the competitive, […]

A Look Back: Taxi Driver (1976)

March 16, 2015 10:02am |

Do you know what happens when you take Martin Scorsese, one of the greatest directors of all time, Robert De Niro, one of the greatest actors of all time, and combine those with an excellent script and cinematography? You get the 1976 classic Taxi Driver, […]

Lindsay’s Buzzer-Beater Spoils Northampton Comeback East Longmeadow Spartans 47, Northampton Blue Devils 46

February 13, 2015 9:26am |

East Longmeadow boy’s basketball (6-10, 2-5 Valley Wheel) defeated Northampton (5-12, 1-6) in a 47-46 thriller on Tuesday night at Northampton High School. Spartans’ senior Nathan Lindsay knocked down a go-ahead fadeaway jumper at the buzzer to give the visitors a much needed victory for […]

Blue Devils Top Purple Knights to Clinch Postseason Berth

February 3, 2015 1:43pm |

The Northampton Blue Devils (10-3) earned their tenth win of the season Thursday night at Northampton High School with a 49-39 victory over the Holyoke Purple Knights (6-7). The Purple Knights kept the game close, but the Blue Devils ended up being too much for […]

To Weight or Not to Weight? Student Senate Asks

January 21, 2015 8:22am |

The NHS Student Senate introduced the idea of bringing weighted GPAs to Northampton High School, and has begun to bring the issue to the attention of the administration and the school as a whole. The Student Senate surveyed students concerning GPA weighting at lunch in […]

Standardized Test Scores: Are Colleges Taking the Easy Way Out?

January 20, 2015 8:33am |

In a few weeks we will have February break. For some, this is a time to rest. For others, this is the time to start doing college visits. College visits mean thinking about college admission; are you looking for a small liberal arts college? Or […]

A Guide to Acing Your Finals from Upperclassmen Who Don’t Care

January 20, 2015 8:08am |

It’s that time of year again—final exams are drawing near, and many students are filled with  the feeling of impending doom. Most students feel compelled to ace their exams. They cram, they Google, they reread the entire textbook, they study in the shower. Do these […]