A Project for Better Journalism chapter


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 […]

Nearly Foiled by Lack of Support, Fencing Team Triumphs

January 16, 2015 7:41pm |

Everyday from 4:00-6:00 in the cafeteria of John F. Kennedy Middle School the Northampton High School  fencing team practices strenuously. Upon approaching their practice site one may hear the clashing of swords, beeping of buzzers, and resounding commands of “fence!” Few know that the NHS […]

Teens on Ice?

January 16, 2015 7:29pm |

During the winter months, poor driving conditions and inexperience combine to put teens at risk for traffic accidents. Northampton High School Principal Bryan Lombardi said that  “adults, due to experience, tend to understand the changing weather conditions and elements better, making them a little more […]