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Trapped at Lunch

November 1, 2017 12:52pm | Erin Diggins

A new cafeteria policy at Northampton High School has left students feeling trapped when lunch is supposed to be their free time. Although the administration has claimed it is necessary for safety reasons, students disagree. This policy states that students must stay in the cafeteria […]

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 […]

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, […]

The Pie-Tastrophe

November 17, 2015 3:43pm |

Though it’s only been open for a few weeks now, area residents are giving the Pie Bar in downtown Florence troubling reviews. There’s no question however, that the pie bar has been the talk of the town for months. But the real question is, does […]

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 […]

A Boost to the Community

October 31, 2015 3:33pm |

For students at Northampton High School, Booster Week isn’t just about building floats, it’s also about building community. Joe Bosco’s dedication is clear, especially when you see the float he and the rest of the student government produced for the booster week parade. “I like […]

Officer Wallace: Big Brother in Blue

October 30, 2015 3:32pm |

Officer Josh Wallace has been hired at Northampton High School for the 2015-16 school year as another authority figure that students may come to for help. Some students are unclear about Wallace’s role at NHS. “He seems like he’s pretty cool,” said junior Patrick Quinlan, […]

Starting a New High School, a Brave Choice

October 12, 2015 2:00pm |

Looking for something new at a bigger school with more opportunities, Northampton High School senior Alyssa Moreau came to the right place.   Previously attending Gateway Regional, she found her class of less than 60 to be too small, so she ventured out to NHS. […]

The Knowledgable Nell

October 12, 2015 12:49pm |

The biggest turning point in Northampton High School junior Nell Sanders life was 2015, when she took off her wig and showed the world her true self. During elementary school Sanders was heavily bullied. Sanders said classmates “would chase me down, rip my hat off, […]